8th Grade Assignments - 2016-17 School Year

12/14/16

Researching Festival of Lights
1. Research one festival of light of your choice.
2. Summarize in your own words in at least one to two paragraphs key parts of this celebration. When does this festival happen, who is involved, what happens during this celebration, where does it take place and why it is important to people.
3. List some artifacts that are used during these celebration.

To gain some prior knowledge about various festivals, you will be asked to research different Festival of Lights. Some of the choices include:
  1. Diwali (India, October-November for five days)
  2. St. Martin’s Day (various European countries, November 11)
  3. Loi Krathong (Thailand, November)
  4. St. Lucia’s Day (Sweden, December 13)
  5. Hanukkah (many countries, December)
  6. Christmas (many countries including Philippines, Egypt, Mexico, China; usually falls on December 25 but there are some variations)
  7. Kwanzaa (African-American, December 26-January 1)
  8. Ōmisoka (Japan, December 31)
  9. New Year’s Eve (many countries, December 31)
  10. Three Kings’ Day (many countries, especially Spanish-speaking countries where it is called “El Dia de los Reyes,” January 6)
  11. Eid
  12. Lhosar



12/5/16
http://choices.edu/resources/activities/we/images/native-languages-map.jpg


12/1/16 - Due tomorrow
Bill of Rights Review Sheet

Please write the question on the front of the index card. Please write the answer on the back.
This will count as 2 HW assignments.

1. What is the purpose of the Bill of Rights?

2. What experiences did the colonists go through that impacted which rights they wanted in the Bill of Rights?

3. Define the term double jeopardy and give an example

4. Define the terms quartering and why were citizens worried about this happening to them?

5. In 1788 why did several states refuse approve the original US Constitution?

6. Define the phrase “right to assemble” and give an example

7. Define the term “due process of law” and explain why it is important.

8. Why did the creators of the Bill of Rights make sure that the rights that don't belong to the government belong to the people?

9. Amendments 4 and 5 address the people’s rights in what situations?

10. Define federalism, give an example, and explain the purpose of this system

11. Which group is responsible to make sure the Bill of Rights are followed? Why?

12. Re-read the chapter on the Bill of Rights in your textbook.



11/16/16

HW -

  1. Read the section in your History Alive textbook on the section (#) of the Bill of Rights you were assigned for HW. See the chart below to figure out what right you will look at for homework.
  2. On a Poster/Construction Paper - Explain What the Bill of Right is saying in your own words
  3. Draw a Symbol/Image to help others understand what this right this Bill of Right is showing
  4. For extra points - come up with a slogan/interesting title that shows the meaning of your right.

Bill of Right #
801
802
1
1.Geneva

2.Destiny

3. Daniela
1.Kevin

2.Alyssa
2
1.Angel

2. Lizbeth

3. Julian
1.Brian

2.Luis

3. Ingrid
3
1.Marko

2. Gianni

3. Roksana
1.Christopher

2.Victoria
4
1.Sascha

2. Juan

3.Himika
1.Mina

2.Allan

3.Barbara
5
1.Natalia

2. Rachel

3. Murray
1.Blake

2.Sheona

3.Jamling
6
1.John

2. Melany
1.Jaime

2.Regina

3.Jarlyn
7
1.Brad

2. Allesandra

3. Sam
1.Kyree

2.Jessica

3.Nicole
8
1.Tiffany

2. Fernando

3. Kalsang
1.Darren

2.Allison

3.Alex
9
1.Ramo

2.Mete
1.Dylan

2.Seanna
10
1. Jayson

2. Madison
1.Guarav

2.Colin

3. Sushanna


11/14/16
End of the Semester Checklist:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PxEq-gi9g9aJ3dUX0XfrpCCW8uTCoBmnrBieojlxTsA/edit?usp=sharing

Goldilocks Worksheet
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nXfSC3mx77Ip8OtPbZiS4kS5klNG6fPiEQBZ-WytAPA/edit?usp=sharing

11/9/16 HW
1. Email to emilyoliapuram@rencharter.org your graphic organizer on the letter to the next president
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1afQ5nseLQUcxCDm0BYIaLM4MEkL9mQfW5pPxlFUSoYE/edit?usp=sharing

2. Using the graphic organizer above write a letter to a leader in our country. Some of you requested being able to write to such people as President Elect Trump, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Congressman Bernie Sanders, or President Obama. All of those options are fine. Please make sure to follow the outline below.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XNXszMWn-WQEJVWP9DhBTvQ7Gz3mdXFSsdPBW9NY6hk/edit?usp=sharing

11/7/16
Voting Day Piece:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ap2r7AXga8pGOR7Ij3ZWg7Ey-yf52NsZUmJmQ4FrgoY/edit?usp=sharing

Student Debt Video
https://wethevoters.com/film/student-debt-roulette

Student Ballot for 2016 Presidential Election
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9Sl1R6adw0eHLFociEtRU1QzZ0yqk3jIieiBua5gYF85LFA/viewform

Pros and Cons for Various Issues
http://2016election.procon.org/view.source-summary-chart.php

The steps involved in the Presidential Campaign
http://election.scholastic.com/election-central/road-to-the-white-house/

11/4/16
HW:
News sites to use for your research: this is the C column
pbs.org
nytimes.com
npr.com
wsj.com
huffingtonpost.com
usatoday.com
guardian.co.uk

Al Jazeeerra
colorlines magazine
washingtonpost.com


11/4/16 - Classwork
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1afQ5nseLQUcxCDm0BYIaLM4MEkL9mQfW5pPxlFUSoYE/edit?usp=sharing


11/3/16
Please finish completing your research on your topic. Jot down ideas, quotes, facts, statistics you believe will help the next president understand why your cause would be so important.


11/216
Tonight for homework you are to:

1. Research and learn about your two issues you are interested in on this topic. You may use the links below to research these issues. I HIGHLY encourage you to also find articles outside the links below which mach
2. Complete the chart below on looseleaf

Issue
What do the Candidates Believe (Include Facts)
What do you believe? Explain Why? (Include Facts and Statistics)
1.





2.



3. On the back of the chart please come up with 3 - 5 questions you have about your issues to continue your work on these issues.


Topic: A variety of topics we discussed in class today
https://ww2.kqed.org/lowdown/2016/08/22/election-2016-where-clinton-and-trump-stand-on-the-major-issues-interactive/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/political-issues/
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/us/elections/candidates-on-the-issues.html?_r=0
http://graphics.wsj.com/elections/2016/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-on-the-economy/
http://2016election.procon.org/view.source-summary-chart.php
http://digg.com/2016/trump-hillary-clinton-comparison

Topic: Education
http://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/president-candidates-trump-clinton-education.html

Foreign Policies:
http://graphics.wsj.com/elections/2016/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-on-the-economy/
http://www.cfr.org/campaign2016/