Thursday, May 26, 2022

8th Grade End of Year Video

 


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Map of Australia

  


EQ: What are some of the major landforms of Australia? 

Engage:

  • Geography Now Australia

Explore:

Explain:

      Label the following on the map:

  1. Indian Ocean
  2. Southern Ocean
  3. South Pacific Ocean
  4. Tasmania
  5. Great Sands Desert
  6. Gibson Desert
  7. Great Victorian Desert
  8. Tanami Desert
  9. Hamersley Range
  10. Great Dividing Range
  11. Flinders Ranges
  12. Nullarbor Plain
  13. Great Artesian Basin
  14. Cape York Peninsula
  15. Barkly Tableland

 Evaluate:

  • Label and color the map of Australia

Ken Burns The Civil War Days 3-5

 EQ: What issues led to the American Civil War?

Explore:

  •  Ken Burns: The Civil War Episode 1

Explain:

  1. Name 3 issues that led to the Civil War
  2. In your opinion, which of these 3 issues were most important?
  3. How could these issues have been resolved without a war?

Extend: 

 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Sub-Saharan Africa: Petra

 

EQ: What is the city of Petra?

Engage:

Explore:

  • Petra's Hidden Origin (45:00) Disney+

Explain:

  • Who made Petra?
  • Why was Petra abandoned?
  • How has Petra remained unchanged for so long?
  • When was Petra started?

Evaluate:

Ken Burns The Civil War Day 2

 EQ: What were the effects of the 1860 Presidential election?

Engage:

  •  Vocabulary
  1. Abraham Lincoln
  2. Election of 1860
  3. Democratic Party
  4. Republican Party
  5. Abolitionist
  6. Secession

Explore:

Explain:

  1. In 1860, which political party was split over the issue of slavery?
  2. Why did some southerners support a movement for secession?
  3. Why did South Carolina call for a convention after the 1860 election?
  4. What was Abraham Lincoln’s initial political platform?

Extend: 

Monday, May 09, 2022

Ken Burns The Civil War Day 1

 EQ: How did sectionalism help lead to civil war?

 Engage:

  •  Vocabulary
  1. Harriet Beecher Stowe
  2. Uncle Tom's Cabin
  3. Bleeding Kansas
  4. Dred Scott

Explore:

Explain:

  1. During the mid-19th century, southerners and northerners both had fears around slavery. What did many southerners fear? What did many northerners fear?
  2. What threatened to upset the “delicate equilibrium of power”?
  3. In the course of three months how many men died in Bleeding Kansas? How long did the events around Bleeding Kansas continue?
  4. In 1857 the Supreme Court refused to free an enslaved person. What was his name? What was the reasoning?
  5. At the end of the video, President Abraham Lincoln called the nation “A House Divided.” What did he mean by this?

Extend: 

 

sub-Saharan Africa: Foods of Africa

 

EQ: What are some of the traditional foods found in South Africa?

Explore:

  •  Gordon Ramsey: Uncharted Wilds of South Africa (Disney+)

Explain:

  •  What are some traditional foods Gordon discovers on his trip?
  • How are traditional foods cooked in South Africa?
  • Would you like to eat some of the foods that are made in the show?

Evaluate:

Vocabulary:

  • wetland
  • cloud forest
  • rural
  • river basin
  • tropical
  • desert

Friday, April 29, 2022

8th Grade T-Shirt Order Form

 Here is the link to order your shirt. This is only for 8th grade students. 

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Monday, April 25, 2022

Sub-Saharan Africa Map

 

 EQ: What countries inhabit the continent of Africa?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • What countries are in Africa?
  • What capital cities are in the nations of Africa?
  • What oceans surround Africa?

Evaluate:

  • Draw and Label the continent of Africa
  • Label all the nations in Africa
  • Label all the capitals in the nations in Africa
  • Label the Oceans around Africa
  • Color the map

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Cradle of the Gods Southeastern Turkey

 

 EQ: What was found at Goblekli Tepe?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • How old was the site?
  • What was the site?
  • Who found the site?
  • Where is the site?
  • When was the site found?
  • Why is the site important?

Evaluate:

  • Answer the 5 W's and H questions. 

People and Culture of North Africa and Southwest Asia Day 5

 

EQ: How have religious and ethnic differences influenced life in Southwest Asia and North Africa?

 Engage:

  1. Arabic
  2. Aramaic
  3. Hebrew
  4. Kurds
  5. Berbers
  6. Persians

Explore:

Explain:

  • How do ethnicities and languages unite and divide the region?
  • How have ethnic differences led to conflict in the Kurdish regions of Southwest Asia?

Evaluate:

Monday, April 18, 2022

Life in the West

 


EQ: What was life really like in the west?

Engage: Vocabulary

  • forty-niners
  • vaquero
  • missionary
  • reservation
  • Mormons
  • Oregon Trail
  • Santa Fe Trail

Explore:

Explain:

  • What was life like for farmers?
  • What events attracted settlers to New Mexico and California
  • What was life like for a miner?
  • Why were Native Americans forced onto reservations?
  • Why did Asians immigrate to California?
  • Why did Mormons relocate?
  • Who were America's first cowboys?

Evaluate:

People and Culture of North Africa and Southwest Asia: Turkey

 

 EQ: How have religious and ethnic differences influenced life in Southwest Asia and North Africa?

 Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • What are the cultural elements that unite North Africa and Southwest Asia?
  • How do ethnicities and languages unite and divide the region?

Evaluate:

  • Vocabulary
  1. Mesopotamia
  2. Sinai Peninsula
  3. Silk Road
  4. Mansa Musa
  5. Nubia
  6. Babylon

Extend:

Thursday, April 14, 2022

People and Culture of North Africa and Southwest Asia: Palestine

 

EQ: How have religious and ethnic differences influenced life in Southwest Asia and North Africa?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • How did Christianity become the world's largest religion?
  • How did Islam become the dominant religion in the region?

Evaluate:

  • Vocabulary
  1. Sahara
  2. Giza
  3. Black Sea
  4. Fertile Crescent
  5. Sumer

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

People and Culture of North Africa and Southwest Asia: Israel

 

EQ: How have religious and ethnic differences influenced life in Southwest Asia and North Africa?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • What made Southwest Asia and North Africa and important area for trade?
  • How did Judaism begin?

Evaluate:

  • Vocabulary
  1. fertile
  2. Gaza Strip
  3. Nile River
  4. Dead Sea
  5. Golan Heights

Cut Paper Presidential Portraits

   

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/painting-the-presidents/

EQ: Which President will you choose to make a portrait of?

Engage:

  • Presidential Portraits

Explore:

Explain:

  •  Choose a President from 1824-1859 and look at their picture.

Evaluate:

  • Create a torn paper portrait of your chosen President. 

Thursday, April 07, 2022

People and Culture of Northwest Africa and Southwest Asia: Egypt

Can you decode this hieroglyph? 



EQ: How have religious and ethnic differences influenced life in Southwest Asia and North Africa?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • How has Egypt changed since World War II?
  • How does Egypt's past influence their present?

Evaluate:

Presidents 1824-1849

 



EQ: Which of these Presidents faced the most challenges?

Engage:

  • None 

Explore:

Explain:

  • Andrew Jackson easily won the popular vote. Why did he fail to win the presidency?
  • What was Jackson’s approach toward the Native population?

Evaluate:

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Summer SOPE Sign-Up

 

Summer SOPE 

We are excited to open enrollment for Summer SOPE 2022! SOPE-Discovery School is open to McDonald County students in grades 7th and 8th. This program immerses students in the local natural and cultural environments of McDonald County, and engages students in studying how society and the environment are intertwined.


This Summer, SOPE students will be researching whippoorwills in Missouri. They will use a variety of methods such as using acoustic recorders on Big Sugar Creek State Park and other locations, conducting insect transects to evaluate habitat, and visiting with scientists from Missouri Department of Conservation and the University of Alberta. Students will integrate their research along with ecological concepts and historical land use practices in order to develop well-written essays to be published on SOPE's website, and a podcast that will inform the public about whippoorwill conservation.


Summer SOPE involves a lot of time in the water. Students will be canoeing, snorkeling, and swimming in order to collect data used in their investigations. Students will also be off-trail in Big Sugar Creek State Park and other locations. This will put students into potential contact with biting and stinging insects, as well as snakes.


This program should not be viewed as a way to get out of school. In fact, your student will be engaged in much more rigorous research and investigation. Many of the activities your student will be doing are incredibly physical, and you can expect your student to be exhausted by the end of these weeks. They will be doing a lot of work in outdoor environments. This means they will be exposed to rain, sun, heat, cold, and local wildlife, both small and large (read: lots of ticks). Your student will be expected to dress appropriately and with necessary supplies for that day. The weeks activities will be shared prior to the first day so you know what to expect for the week, and any changes will be noted as quickly as possible.


Academic work is also more rigorous. Students will demonstrate understanding of the concepts through a variety of methods, including writing, designing and giving presentations, videos, and developing plans for local projects.


You can view the activities from previous SOPE sessions at https://www.facebook.com/groups/911731039177267/. If your student is selected, we will contact you to get additional necessary information. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Keith Jones at kjones@mcdonaldr1.net.

Monday, April 04, 2022

Westward Expansion: Day 5

EQ: How did the California Gold Rush impact the United States?

Explore:

Explain:

  • What impact did the Gold Rush have on westward movement?
  • Why is Kit Carson famous?
  • How did California secede from Mexico?

Evaluate:

Sunday, April 03, 2022

People and Culture of Central Asia Day 2

  

EQ: How have political and religious changes influenced the cultures of Russia and Central Asia?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • What religious beliefs do the people of Russia and Central Asia have?
  • How has religious practices changed since the fall of the Soviet Union?
  • What food and arts are common in Russia and Central Asia?

Vocabulary: 

  1. gulags
  2. Cold War
  3. atheism
  4. Warsaw Pact
  5. minority
  6. diversity
  7. pogroms
  8. Silk Road
  9. cultural diffusion
  10. persecution

Evaluate:

Worksheet

7B Vocabulary Assessment

7C Vocabulary Assessment

7A Vocabulary Assessment

School Board Elections

Voting Results

Forms response chart. Question title: Choose up to two candidates.. Number of responses: 99 responses.