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    Welcome to Mr. Bowman's 8th Grade Social Studies Class!

     
     US Constitution
     

    To see a copy of my class syllabus, click here. (The Syllabus contains my classroom procedures, absent policies, expectations, curriculum, and grading scale)

    To download the Student/Parent Syllabus agreement form, click here.
     
    To download a copy of the 2019-2020 Middle School Handbook, click here.
     
     
    Communication

     

    • Email is the quickest way to reach me: sean.bowman@dvusd.org

       

    • I will send out text blasts with reminders and important news. Parents AND students are encouraged to sign up to receive my Social Studies text messages. As an 8th Grade Team, we will also send email blasts out regularly, informing you of any and all upcoming academics, events, etc...

       

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    Remind 101
     
     
     
    ***Upcoming Tests/Projects/Assignments*** 
     
     
      
     
     
     
    The "If I Were President" assignment will be due on Tuesday, December 3rd. 
     
    The U.S. Constitution Test will be on Thursday, December 12th. 
     
    The U.S. Constitution Project will be due on Friday, December 13th. 
     
    The U.S. Civics Test will be on Tuesday, December 17th. 
     
    The DVUSD Semester 1 Final will be on Thursday, Devember 19th. 
     
         
       
     
     
    ***REVIEW YOUR NOTES NIGHTLY!!!!!***
     
     
     ***REVIEW YOUR NOTES NIGHTLY***
     
     
     
     
     
    Test Retake Information
     
    If you would like to access the test retake form, click here.
     
    Declaration of Independence test notes: click here.
     

     

    If you would like to see the Foundations of Government Notes, click here.

    If you would like to see the Articles of Confederation Notes, click here.

     

    CONSTITUTION UNIT

    If you would like to see the Ratifying the Constitution Notes, click here.

    If you would like to see the Article I Notes, click here.

    If you would like to see the Article II Notes, click here.

    If you would like to see the Article III Notes, click here.

    If you would like to see the Articles 4-7 Notes, click here.

    If you would like to see the Bill of Rights Notes, click here.

    If you would like to see the U.S. Constitution Study Guide, click here.

    If you would like to see the U.S. Constitution Project, click here.

     

    WEEKLY LESSON PLANS

    [Please note that these lesson plans are guides for the week but may be modified as the week goes on as adjustments are usually made based on what is accomplished each day and what changes are required in order to maximize the learning]
     
     
     
    Lesson Plans for the week of November 18th
     
     
    Monday
    • Check for project completion
    • Final 2 Liberty's Kids: "Going Home and We The People"
    Tuesday
    • Gallery Walk
    • Ratifying the Constitution Notes
    • Article I Notes
    Wednesday
    • Article I Notes
    • Article II Notes
    Thursday
    • Finish Article II Notes
    • Introduce "If I Were President Activity"
    Friday 
    • History Tree
     
    Lesson Plans for the week of November 11th
     
     
    Monday
    • NO SCHOOL
    • Happy Veteran's Day! 
    Tuesday
    • Introduce: Independence...Now What?! 
    Wednesday
    • Project Work Day
    Thursday
    • Project Work Day
    Friday 
    • Foundations of Government Test
     
     
    Lesson Plans for the week of November 4th
     
     
    Monday
    • Declaration of Indpendence Test
    Tuesday
    • Personal Declaration of Independence
    Wednesday
    • Foundation of Government Notes
    Thursday
    • D of I Test Review
    • Liberty's Kids: "The Man Who Wouldn't Be King"
    Friday 
    • Articles of Confederation Notes
    Lesson Plans for the week of October 28th
     
     
    Monday
    • National Treasure (start to 35:00)
    Tuesday
    • National Treasure (35:00 to 1:22:32)
    Wednesday
    • Declaration of Independence Webquest
    • Mr. Bowman at PM Assessment Team
    Thursday
    • The Real Story of Halloween :) 
    Friday 
    • Finish National Treasure
    • Finish All Revolutionary War Presentations
     
    Lesson Plans for the week of October 21st
     
     
    Monday
    • DBQ Prep
    Tuesday
    • DVUSD Fall Mini DBQ
    Wednesday
    • Family Ties: Philadelphia Story
    • Liberty's Kids: The 1st 4th of July
    Thursday
    • Declaration of Independence Notes
    Friday 
    • Declaration of Independence Scavenger Hunt
    Lesson Plans for the week of October 14th
     
     
    Monday
    • NO SCHOOL: FALL BREAK
    Tuesday
    • Revolutionary War Research Project: Life During The War Due 
    Wednesday
    • Revolutionary War Research Project Day 2: Life After The War Due
    Thursday
    • Revolutionary War Research Project Presentations
    • 1/2 Day
    Friday 
    • Revolutionary War Research Project Presentations
    • 1/2 Day 
    Lesson Plans for the week of October 7th
     
     
    Monday
    • CFA Collaborative Assessment
    • Introduce Revolutionary War Project
    Tuesday
    • Revolutionary War Research Project Day 1 
    Wednesday
    • Revolutionary War Research Project Day 2: Graphic Organizer Due
    Thursday
    • Revolutionary War Research Project Day 3: Life Before the War Portion Due
    Friday 
    • Revolutionary War Research Project Day 4: Life During the War Portion Due
    Lesson Plans for the week of September 30th
     
     
    Monday
    • NO SCHOOL
    Tuesday
    • NO SCHOOL
    Wednesday
    • Revolutionary War Study Guide
    Thursday
    • Revolutionary War Bingo Review
    Friday 
    • Revolutionary War Test
    Lesson Plans for the week of September 23rd
     
     
    Monday
    • Revolutionary War Notes Part 1
    Tuesday
    • Boston, Bloody Boston: Daily Motion
    Wednesday
    • Revolutionary War Notes Part II
    Thursday
    • Liberty's Kids
    • Episode 9: Bunker Hill
    • Episode 24: Valley Forge
    Friday 
    • Revolutionary War Notes Part 3
     
    Lesson Plans for the week of September 16th
     
     
    Monday
    • Road to Revolution Notes Part 1
    • Boston Massacre Report
    Tuesday
    • Road to Revolution Notes Part II
    Wednesday
    • Liberty's Kids Episodes 1 & 2
    • 1: Boston Tea Party 2: Intollerable Acts
    Thursday
    • Levels of Tension Worksheet
    Friday 
    • Early Release
    • Revolutionary War Notes Part 1
     
    Lesson Plans for the week of September 9th
     
     
    Monday
    • Inside 9/11
    Tuesday
    • Finish Inside 9/11
    Wednesday
    • Road to Revolution Notes Part I
    Thursday
    • 9/11 Filmmaker Commerative Edition
    • Socratic Seminar Prep
    Friday 
    • 9/11 Socratic Seminar (moved due to Admin not on campus on the 12th)
     
    Lesson Plans for the week of September 2nd
     
     
    Monday
    • NO SCHOOL
    • LABOR DAY
    Tuesday
    • Test Review Bingo Game
    Wednesday
    • French and Indian War Test
    Thursday
    • 102 Minutes That Changed America
    Friday 
    • Finish 102 Minutes that Changed America
    Lesson Plans for the week of August 26th
     
     
    Monday
    • Finish Presentations
    Tuesday
    • Intro into European Settlement
    • Pocahontas Day 1
    Wednesday
    • Pocahontas Day 2
    • Debrief
    Thursday
    • French and Indian War Notes
    Friday 
    • Finish Notes
    • French and Indian War Mapping Exercise
     
    Lesson Plans for the week of August 19th
     
     
    Monday
    • Final Work Day
    Tuesday
    • Culture Projects are DUE
    • Begin Presentations
    Wednesday
    • Mysteries at the Museum Analysis
    • Mr. Bowman at D.O. during the PM
    Thursday
    • Counselor Visit
    Friday 
    • Mysteries at the Museum Analysis
    • Mr. Bowman Absent
     
     
     
    Lesson Plans for the week of August 12th
     
     
    Monday
    • Grade U.S. Civics Test
    Tuesday
    • Introduce "My Culture Project"
    Wednesday
    • Research Day
    • Graphic Organizer
    • Chromebook Cart
    Thursday
    • Past Examples
    • Rubrics
    Friday 
    • Work Day
    Lesson Plans for the week of August 5th
     
     
    Monday
    • NO SCHOOL
    Tuesday
    • NO SCHOOL
    Wednesday
    • Walk through the class syllabus
    • Student Handbook
    Thursday
    • Meet Mr. Bowman
    • Q & A
    Friday 
    • U.S. Civics Pre-test