Sunday, September 20, 2015

What are We Learning September 21st - 24th

History: 
Students will:

  • Identify major forms of government (autocracy, monarchy, dictatorship, representative and direct democracy, oligarchy, theocracy, anarchy)
  • Compare and contrast the major features of different forms of government
  • Analyze examples of real-world governments 
  • Describe five limits on government: constitution, separation of powers, rule of law, consent of the governed, and rights of the minority.
  • Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of giving one leader total control.
Science: 
Students will: 
  • Describe force in scientific terms
  • Determine balanced and  unbalanced forces
  • Identify 6 contact forces and 3 at a distance forces 
  • Demonstrate Newton's laws
  • Create free body diagrams 
  • Accurately document a lab experiment
Course 3 Math: 
  • Lessons 8 - 10 and Assessment 1
Literature: The Good Earth, Chapters 1 - 4
Students will: 
  • understand how to use specific literary terminology 
  • demonstrate comprehension of historical background concerning Pearl S. Buck 
  • develop an awareness of historical background concerning events taking place in China during the time Buck wrote her novel 
  • read critically and analytically to draw comparisons, make inferences, trace plot development, and evaluate theme
Reading: 
Students will: 
  • use paired texts to analyze information
  • compare and contrast paired texts
  • visit the library and learn how to use it
Writing: (Topic of the week: 8th grade T Shirts)
Students will:
  • Use persuasive techniques and that take the brevity of a TV commercial and the intended audience into account
  • Use all dress ups correctly
  • Use 4 sentence openers correctly
  • Use the checklist to improve their rough draft
  • Produce a 30 second video using their writing

Study Skills:
Students will:
  • Get their planner signed nightly
  • Plan ahead for needed supplies
  • Keep their desks clean to ensure quick transitions

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