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8th Grade Social Studies 2020-2021-Period 4 Assignments

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TCI Assessment - Colonialism Unit 2 in Google Classroom

TCI Assessment - Colonialism Unit 2

Find this quiz/test on TCI, under "assignments" and labeled as "Lesson 2 - European Exploration and Settlement -1 item".

This is to be completed DURING class time on Monday-Tuesday Oct 26-27...I have extended the visible deadline to Wednesday Oct 28 at midnight, BUT that does NOT mean that it should be completed whenever you feel like it.

This test/quiz is to be completed during our class period!!!

You may use class materials to complete the assessment, it is open-book/open-note. Good luck, take your time. Read all questions carefully before responding with the best possible answer.

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TCI The Enlightenment  in Google Classroom

TCI The Enlightenment

Please complete Textbook/Notebook Work on TCI - The Enlightenment - Introduction + Sections 1-2-3

Complete by our next class period...Thurs/Fri

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TCI - Lesson 4 - Further Reading: The Great Awakening in Google Classroom

TCI - Lesson 4 - Further Reading: The Great Awakening

Please complete on TCI platform as demonstrated in class...TCI Lesson 4 - Further Reading: The Great Awakening (Questions 1-4) skip #5 and skip the Diary Entry.

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TCI TextBook/Notebook - Lesson 4 Sections 1-5 in Google Classroom

TCI TextBook/Notebook - Lesson 4 Sections 1-5

Please complete TCI Lesson 4 Sections 1-5 on the TCI Platform...there is NOTHING to submit on Google Classroom. I will record your grades here once the work is submitted to TCI. This should be completed by Mon/Tues Oct. 12-13

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Reflection Essay - A Young Peoples' History Chapter 2 in Google Classroom

Reflection Essay - A Young Peoples' History Chapter 2

Please respond to the following prompt in a 1-Paragraph Essay due at the end of class today, this is based on the reading that was assigned to be completed by today for 5 points:

In Chapter 2 of a Young Peoples' History of the US, Howard Zinn makes a compelling argument in his writing that racism and the history of slavery are not "natural occurrences". Instead, he argues that the racism and subsequent fear are a result of decisions and circumstances set in motion by people. What are some of those decisions and circumstances that he has discussed? What were some of the forms of resistance that we saw from slaves to their condition and mistreatment?

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TCI Notebook Work Lesson 3 in Google Classroom

TCI Notebook Work Lesson 3

This was to be completed last week on the TCI Platform under "assignments"...do not enter anything here on Google classroom, this is only here for the gradebook to stay updated. I will move your grade from TCI to Google Classroom for you.

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Class Reflection Essay  in Google Classroom

Class Reflection Essay

In a one paragraph essay (4-8 sentences), please share how this class is going for you this year. Please let me know how things are going overall, but be sure to share if something specific is or is not working for you . Please indicate how much effort you are putting into the class and let me know how the workload is feeling in comparison to that effort level. Are you putting in your best effort? You are welcome to share the parts of the class that make you feel most connected/comfortable and the things that we could do to make it better.

You will earn 5 points for completing the assignment in a meaningful way. Thanks so much for your feedback. We are in this together. Please keep in mind that I will read the answers and your names are attached; this is not an anonymous survey.

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Columbus - Primary Sources Assessment in Google Classroom

Columbus - Primary Sources Assessment

NOTHING TO COMPLETE IN GOOGLE CLASSROOM - PLEASE GO TO TCI to Begin Assessment Activity:
-Clicking "Turn-In/Submit" on Google Classroom IS NOT completing the assignment, it must be completed in TCI.
-Investigating Primary Sources: Was Christopher Columbus a Hero? (find link in TCI under “assignments”)
-To be completed in 2 Steps
Part 1 - Identifying & Evaluating Evidence on Sept 21-22
Part 2 - Constructing an Argument on Sept 24-25
Must be Turned-In through TCI by Sept 26 for full credit

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TCI - Textbook/Notebook Work - Lesson 2 - European

TCI - Textbook/Notebook Work - Lesson 2 - European "Exploration" and Settlement

Mon/Tues 9/14-15 - Complete Textbook/Notebook TCI Lesson 2 - Introduction + Sections 1-2 - Due in class Thurs/Fri
Thurs/Fri 9/17-18 - Complete Textbook/Notebook TCI Lesson 2 - Sections 3-4-5 - Due in class Mon/Tues

Complete this work under "Assignments" in TCI

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Colonialism Article Response -  in Google Classroom

Colonialism Article Response -

AFTER OUR CLASS MEETING ON MON/TUES SEPT 14-15 - Please read the following article titled “Colonialism Explained” from Teen Vogue by Jamila Osman published on Nov. 22 2017 and then respond to the Response Question prompt below… bhttps://www.teenvogue.com/story/colonialism-explained

Colonialism Article Response Questions - Complete in Google Classroom (4-7 sentence paragraph, please edit for spelling/grammar):

-According to the article, what was the primary purpose of the systems of colonialism throughout history?
-According to the article, who benefits from the system of colonialism?
-The article discusses 2 waves of Colonialism, describe each wave of colonialism in 1 sentence each.
-How are both waves of colonialism discussed similar in their impact on native and/or indigenous people of the regions being colonized?
-Describe what the author, Jamila Osman, means when she mentioned the existence of a “fierce struggle of resistance” against colonialism in the last paragraph of the article. Who has resisted the institution of Colonialism?

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Class Writing Activity Key Themes - Sections 6-7 - COMPLETE AFTER CLASS MEETING in Google Classroom

Class Writing Activity Key Themes - Sections 6-7 - COMPLETE AFTER CLASS MEETING

COMPLETE AFTER CLASS MEETING

Prompt: Which theme plays a larger role in your daily life; the issues presented in Section 6 (Science/Tech/Environment) OR those from Section 7 (Spiritual Life/Moral Code/Religion)?

***it’s arguable that these themes BOTH play big roles in all of our lives regardless of our specific situation. However, for this activity, please select the ONE theme that you feel is more important in your own personal life and explain why that theme is particularly significant or impactful on you.

You will respond to the question posted in Google Classroom. Please write a 4-7 sentence paragraph that indicates which theme holds greater influence over your life and an explanation of why. Please edit and give proper attention to grammar and spelling.

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TCI - Key Themes in Social Studies (Intro + Sections 1-7) - Due Dates in Instructions in Google Classroom

TCI - Key Themes in Social Studies (Intro + Sections 1-7) - Due Dates in Instructions

Please read the introduction text on Key Themes and complete the Notebook work at the end of the reading. Follow the Due Dates posted below.

IMPORTANT Due Dates:
Intro + Section 1-2 Due M/T Aug 31-1
Sections 3-5 Due TR/F Sept 3-4
Sections 6-7 Due T/W Sept 8-9

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Article Response 8/31-9/1 in Google Classroom

Article Response 8/31-9/1

- BEGIN AFTER CLASS ZOOM on 8/31-9/1, DO NOT BEGIN UNTIL AFTER CLASS ZOOM: In a 3-4 sentence response, identify a clear connection issue between the Key Theme of Social Studies addressed in the textbook reading and the article you picked. Be sure to point out how both sources discussed this same issue and how they were similar or different. Read your selected article. In a 3-4 sentence response, identify a clear connection issue between the Key Theme of Social Studies addressed in the textbook reading and the article you picked. Be sure to point out how both sources discussed this same issue and how they were similar or different. Attached below is the entire slide presentation from class today for reference.

**YOU SHOULD NOT BEGIN THIS WORK UNTIL WE HAVE GONE THROUGH THE TOPICS TOGETHER IN CLASS ON MON/TUES.

***SAMPLE RESPONSE WITH BLANKS: In the article titled ____. there is a clear connection between the Key Theme of Social Studies from Section ___ of our textbook reading and the idea of ______. Both readings discussed the issue of __________ as being important in both our historical understanding of our nation but also in understanding how our history is connected with the contemporary issues such as ______ from the article. The topic was discussed similarly/differently in the contemporary because ___________.

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Social Studies - Survey in Google Classroom

Social Studies - Survey

IMPORTANT - READ INSTRUCTIONS: We will complete this survey AT THE END of our class period on Monday (Periods 3,5) and Tuesday (Periods 2,4,6). Please DO NOT complete the survey in advance. Thanks.