Welcome to Mr. Andress' 8th Grade Social Studies Class Page
IMPORTANT UPDATE: As you know by now, we have moved to remote learning. In order to keep up with the curriculum and to continue progressing forward, I will be posting work on a daily / weekly basis on Google Classroom that will count towards your grade. You should be regularly checking both my class page (here) and Google Classroom for the most updated work that is to be completed. If you have any questions regarding the assignments and their directions, or just any questions or concerns in general, please do not hesitate to reach out via email or talking points. Class 801 can also reach out to Mr. Cummings via email or talking points and 802 can reach out to Ms. Balsamo as well.
Below are the Google Classroom codes: 801: ueugvgf 802: a4upwg3 803: dwlkm5o 804: t65xb6g
Classwork Schedule for Week of 3/30 - 4/3 3/30 - Nearpod WWI Technology (Code in Assignment on Google Classroom) 3/31 - World War I Technology Handout (In Google Doc on Google Classroom) 4/1 - Woodrow Wilson's 14 Points (In Google Doc on Google Classroom) 4/2 - Current Events Article (Link and Assignment in Google Classroom) 4/3 - Reading / Writing Assignment (In Google Classroom - Will serve as a HW)
Course Overview In 8th grade we will be learning about United States history from Reconstruction to present day. While we will be looking at historical events and making connections to the present, it is important for you to be informed of what is going on in the United States and the world today. We will have lessons on current events, in which we will talk about the current state of the United States and the world via news articles both in the media and printed. You will be engaged in class with reading and writing assignments as well as research projects to guide your learning.
Current Unit The 8th grade currently in our World War I unit. We will discuss the historical circumstances leading up to and during the war. We will then examine how the United States got involved, what was happening on the homefront, how propaganda contributed to US involvement, and the implications the war had on the US economy.
Homework Homework is assigned weekly and students are given three days to complete it. Homework usually pertains to current events or builds on topics we have discussed in class. They are usually a reading passage with both reading and writing questions, each equally as important to academic mastery. Below are the homework / classwork assignments that are past due.