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Welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies.

Syllabus
Supply List
Icebreaker
Handout Textbook
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All Classes: Why do we study history?
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No School
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No School

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Sept. 11th Presentation Little Theater 8th Grade

NY Times 9/11 2001

9/11 Still Photo Presentation

9/11 Video Presentation

Video Mixed News Coverage from 9/11 2001

Glenco Remembering 9/11 Site

9/11 Museum Online

NY Times Work on WTC 1 Photos

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Honors Classes: Summer reading project.
Regents Classes: The Civil War Review


Summer Reading Project


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Honors Classes: Summer reading project. Coversheets
Regents Classes: The Civil War Review

Summer Reading Project

Honors Classes Homework Complete the coversheet for Chapter 17 Reconstruction and Its Aftermath Due Friday 9/24
Link for the Political Cartoon Assignment

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Honors Classes: Summer reading project.
Regents Classes: The Civil War Review

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Constitution Day all classes Little Theater Regents Classes

Homewor
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: Read pages 516-519. Page 519 questions 1, 2, 5 due Monday 9/20

Video: The American Civil War

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Aim: Reconstruction and its Aftermath

Lincoln's Plan
The Radical Republicans
Freedmens Bureau
Lincoln Assassinated
Andrew Johnson and Impeachment
Thirteenth Amendment

Discovery Reconstuction Video

Reconstuction Era Website
PBS Reconstruction Website

Reconstruction PowerPoint

Regents Classes Homework: Read pages 530-533. Page 533 questions 1, 2, 4 due Tuesday 9/21

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Aim: Reconstruction and its Aftermath

The Fourteenth Amendment
Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
The Fifteenth Amendment
Scalawags and Carpetbaggers
The rise of the KKK
Sharecropping

 

Regents Classes Homework: Read pages 547-551. Page 551 questions 1, 2 , 5 due Wednesday 9/22
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Aim: Reconstruction and its Aftermath

The Election of 1876 and the Compromise of 1877 ends Reconstruction.
The New South
The Bessemer process and Industries
Voting restirctions
Jim Crow Laws and racial segregation.
Lynching and Violence

All Classes Homework: Complete the test review sheet. Due Thursday 9/23
Honors Test Review Sheet
Regents Test Review Sheet

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Aim: Test and Supreme Court Cases Review Today

Essay and Thesis Statement: Reconstruction


Marbury v. Madison
Dred Scott v. Sanford
Plessy v. Ferguson

 

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All Classes: Civil War and Reconstruction Test Today

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All Classes Aim: The Growth on an Industrial Society: Railroads Lead the Way.

Railroad PowerPoint
The Industrial Revolution Video
Industrialization PowerPoint

Railroad Expansion and Consolidation
Railroad Barons
Railroads Expand the economy
Technological Improvements
Limiting competition with rebates and pools
Time Zones

Regents Classes Homework: Read an article in a local newspaper, magazine or online. The article must be school appropriate and the topic must be news about the U.S. If you need help ask a parent or email me for suggestions. No sports articles please! Write a one page reaction paper highlighting the key points of your article. Please include the article when you hand in your homework
Here are some suggested links for websites:
NY Times Learning Network
CNN Student News
Scholastic News Online
Due Tuesday 9/28

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Honors Classes Aim: Writing a Thesis Statement.
Regents Class Aim: Current Events. Writing a reaction paper.

Essay and Thesis Statement: Reconstruction

Honors Homework: Complete the thematic essay on Reconstruction. Due Friday 10/1

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All Classes Aim: The Growth of an Industrial Society: Inventions

1.The telegraph and telephone (Alexander Graham Bell)
2.The Wright Brothers
3. George Eastman and Kodak
4. John Thurman and the vacuum
5. The Wizard of Menlo Park (Thomas Edison)
6. Henry Ford, The Assembly Line and mass production
The Sears catalog
F.W. Woolworths

Inventions PowerPoint

The Inventors Class Notes

All Classes Homework: Choose from the list of inventions and inventors above (numbers 1-6) Write a one page essay detailing the how the inventor and invention helped change America. Due Thursday 9/30

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All Classes Aim: The Growth of an Industrial Society: An Age of Big Business- Basic Economics

Want vs. Need
Problem of Scarcity
Traditional, Command and Market Economies
Adam Smith "The Wealth of Nations"
Factors of Production
Profit Motive
Supply and Demand
Free Market or Free Enterprise System or Capitalism
Corporations
Stock, Stock Market or Exchange, Stockholder or Shareholder
Stockbroker
Dividends
Horizontal and Vertical Integration
Monopolies and Trusts
Competition

Understanding Economics Video

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All Classes Aim: The Growth of an Industrial Society: An Age of Big Business

Growth of Corporations
The Oil Business, John D. Rockefeller and the Standard Oil Trust.
The Steel Business, Andrew Carnegie and U.S. Steel
The Banking Business, J.PierPont Morgan (J.P. Morgan)
Philanthropy
Mergers abd aquisitions
Government Regulation- The Sherman Antitrust Act\

The Industrial Revolution (1750- 1915) Video

 

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All Classes Aim: The Growth of an Industrial Society: Industrial Workers

Working Conditions and Sweatshops
Women in the Workplace
Child Labor
Labor Unions- The Knights of Labor and the AFL
Samuel Gompers
Collective Bargaining
Strikes and Strikebreakers
Government sides with Business
Haymarket Riot, Homestead Strike

Industrial Workers PowerPoint

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All Classes Aim: Toward an Urban America: The New Immigrants

NY Up-Close: Immigration and the Industrial Revolution Video

New Immigration
European Geography
Immigration, emmigration and migration
Causes of Immigration
The Journey to America
The Statue of Liberty, Emma Lazarus and "The New Colossus"
Ellis Island
Immigration and Eliis Island PowerPoint
Sweatshops
Assimilation to America
Immigrant Communities
The Nativist Movement
The Chinese Exclusion Act
Contributions and new workers

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All Classes Aim: Toward an Urban America: Immigrants come to America

Ken Burns Statue of Liberty Movie

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All Classes Field Trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Please arrive at school by 5:30am.

All Classes Homework: Read an article in a local newspaper, magazine or online. The article must be school appropriate and the topic must be news about the U.S. If you need help ask a parent or email me for suggestions. No sports articles please! Write a one page reaction paper highlighting the key points of your article.
Please include the article when you hand in your homework
Here are some suggested links for websites:
NY Times Learning Network
CNN Student News
Scholastic News Online
Due Monday 10/11

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All Classes Aim: Toward an Urban America: Moving to the Cities (Urbanization)

The Growth of Cities
Tenements
Growth of the Middle Class
The Gilded Age
Seeking Solutions-Jane Addams and Hull House
The Skyscrapper
New Designs- Frederick Law Olmstead and Central Park
Subways and Cable Cars and Trollies
The Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge Video

Urban Growth in America Video


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All Classes Aim: Current Events and How the Relate to History.
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