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

     
     
     WWI
     

    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 2017-2018 Middle School Handbook, click here.
     
     
    Communication

     

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

       

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    Remind 101
     
     
     
    ***Upcoming Tests/Projects/Assignments*** 
     
     
           The WWI Test will be on Thursday, January 17th. 
     
    The Great Depression Crime Wave Story will be due on Tuesday, January 29th. 
     
    The Great Depression Unit Test will be on Wednesday, January 30th.
     
       
     
     
    ***REVIEW YOUR NOTES NIGHTLY!!!!!***
     
     
     ***REVIEW YOUR NOTES NIGHTLY***
     
     
     
     
     

     

    If you would like to see the WWI Notes, 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 January 7th
     
     
    Monday
    • Introduction to Vision Boards
    • TED Talk: Draw Your Future (YouTube)
    • Class guided template
    Tuesday
    • Create Vision Board
    • Bring Magazines, scissors, gluestick, etc...
    Wednesday
    • Semester II At A Glance
    • WWI Pre-test (PowerPoint version)
    Thursday
    • WWI Notes
    Friday 
    • Finish WWI Notes
    • Shell Shock Video (YouTube)
    • Life In The Trenches Video (History.com)
    • F.F Museum, Google Earth, Great War FF Assassination, and FF Animated Clip
     
    Lesson Plans for the week of December 17th
     
     
    Monday
    • U.S. Constitution Unit Test 
    Tuesday
    • DVUSD Semester I Final Review 
    Wednesday
    • DVUSD Semester I Final
    Thursday
    • Holiday Celebration!
    Friday 
    • Have a Safe/Fun Winter Break!!!
    Lesson Plans for the week of December 10th
     
     
    Monday
    • Introduce the Constitution Project 
    Tuesday
    • Project Work Day
    Wednesday
    • Project Work Day
    Thursday
    • U.S. Civics Test
    Friday 
    • U.S. Constitution Unit Test Review Bingo
     
    Lesson Plans for the week of December 3rd
     
     
    Monday
    • Introduce "If I Were President" assignment
    Tuesday
    • Article III Notes
    Wednesday
    • Articles 4-7 Notes
    • Hand out Study Guide
    Thursday
    • Bill of Rights Notes
    Friday 
    • 1/2 Day
    • All Write Day
    Lesson Plans for the week of November 26th
     
     
    Monday
    • Articles of Confederation Test Review
    • Liberty's Kids "We The People"
    Tuesday
    • Ratifying the Constitution Notes
    • Article I Notes
    Wednesday
    • Finish Article I Notes (Cancelled due to illness)
    • Start Article II Notes
    Thursday
    • U.S. Constitution Videos: Article I and Article II (US Constitution Web Resource)
    • Worksheets 
    Friday 
    • Article II Notes
    Lesson Plans for the week of November 19th
     
     
    Monday
    • Final Independence Work Day
    Tuesday
    • Independence Project Gallery Walk
    Wednesday
    • NO SCHOOL
    Thursday
    • NO SCHOOL
    • Happy Thanksgiving! 
    Friday 
    • NO SCHOOL
    Lesson Plans for the week of October 29th
     
     
    Monday
    • NO SCHOOL
    • Veteran's Day
    Tuesday
    • Articles of Confederation Notes
    Wednesday
    • Introduce the "Independence...Now What" Project
    Thursday
    • Project Work Day
    Friday 
    • Foundations of Government Test
    Lesson Plans for the week of November 5th
     
     
    Monday
    • Declaration of Independence Scavenger Hunt
    • Study Guide
    • Reviw Bingo
    Tuesday
    • Personal Declaration of Independence
    Wednesday
    • Declaration of Independence Test
    Thursday
    • Foundations of Government Notes
    Friday 
    • Liberty's Kids: "The Man Who Couldn't Be King"
    • Review D of I Test
    Lesson Plans for the week of October 29th
     
     
    Monday
    • Declaration of Independence Scavenger Hunt
    Tuesday
    • Counselor Lesson
    • Coping Skills
    Wednesday
    • Start National Treasure
    Thursday
    • Continue National Treasure
    Friday 
    • Finish National Treasure
    • 1/2 Day
    Lesson Plans for the week of October 22nd
     
     
    Monday
    • Continue Presentations
    Tuesday
    • Finish Presentations
    • Project Critique and Review
    Wednesday
    • DVUSD Fall DBQ
    Thursday
    • Family Ties: Philadelphia Story
    • Liberty's Kids: The 1st 4th of July
    Friday 
    • Declaration of Independence Notes
    Lesson Plans for the week of October 15th
     
     
    Monday
    • Life Before the War Portion DUE! 
    Tuesday
    • Life During the War Portion DUE! 
    Wednesday
    • Life After the War Portion DUE! (Legacy and References/Death as well)
    Thursday
    • Presenatations Begin
    • 1/2 Day: PTC
    Friday 
    • Continue Presentations
    • 1/2 Day: PTC
    Lesson Plans for the week of October 8th
     
     
    Monday
    • NO SCHOOL
    • FALL BREAK
    Tuesday
    • Introduce Revolutionary War Project
    • Assign Topic
    Wednesday
    • Research and Planning Day 1
    • Personal Device
    Thursday
    • Research Day 2
    • iPad Cart 
    Friday 
    • Research Day 3
    • iPad Cart
    • Graphic Organizer Due by end of Class
    • 1/2 Day
    Lesson Plans for the week of October 1st
     
     
    Monday
    • Revolutionary War Timeline Work Day
    • (Mr. Bowman out)
    Tuesday
    • Liberty's Kids Worksheets
    • Episodes TBD
    • (Mr. Bowman out)
    Wednesday
    • Test Review
    Thursday
    • American Revolution Test
    Friday 
    • NO SCHOOL
    • FALL BREAK
    Lesson Plans for the week of September 24th
     
     
    Monday
    • Revolutionary War Notes Part I
    Tuesday
    • Revolutionary War Notes Part II
    Wednesday
    • Liberty's Kids Worksheets
    • Paul Revere's Ride
    • Shot Heard 'Round The World
    Thursday
    • Revolutionary War Notes part III
    Friday 
    • Introduce Revolutionary War Timeline
    Lesson Plans for the week of September 17th
     
     
    Monday
    • Finish Road to Revolution Notes Part 1
    • Boston Massacre Report
    • Boston, Bloody Boston: History Channel (YouTube clip...20 minutes)
    Tuesday
    • Liberty's Kids Episodes 1 & 2
    • 1: Boston Tea Party, 2: Intollerable Acts
    Wednesday
    • Road to Revolution Notes Part II
    Thursday
    • Levels of Tension Worksheet
    Friday 
    • 1/2 Day
    • 8th Grade All-Write Day
    Lesson Plans for the week of September 10th
     
     
    Monday
    • NO SCHOOL
    Tuesday
    • Finish Inside 9/11
    • Socratic Seminar Preparation
    Wednesday
    • 9/11 Socratic Seminar
    Thursday
    • 9/11 Fillmmakers Commerative Edition Film
    Friday 
    • The Road to Revolution Notes Part I
    Lesson Plans for the week of September 3rd
     
     
    Monday
    • LABOR DAY
    Tuesday
    • French and Indian War Test
    Wednesday
    • 102 Minutes That Changed America
    Thursday
    • Finish 102 Minutes That Changed America
    Friday 
    • Inside 9/11
    Lesson Plans for the week of August 27th
     
     
    Monday
    • Living History Essay Introduction
    Tuesday
    • Living History Work Day (Type on computers)
    Wednesday
    • French and Indian War Notes
    Thursday
    • French and Indian War Mapping
    • Living History Essay Due (Typed)
    Friday 
    • French and Indian War Bingo 
    Lesson Plans for the week of August 20th
     
     
    Monday
    • Begin Presentations
    Tuesday
    • Counselor Visit
    Wednesday
    • Continue Presentations
    Thursday
    • Finish Presenations
    Friday 
    • 1/2 Day
    • Project Self Critique
    • Living History Essay Introduced 
     
    Lesson Plans for the week of August 13th
     
     
    Monday
    • "What is Culture?" Videos
    • Introduce Project
    • Mr. Bowman's Example
    Tuesday
    • Graphic Organizer
    • iPad Research Day
    Wednesday
    • Previous Years Models
    • Rubrics
    Thursday
    • Work Day
    Friday 
    • Final Work Day
     
    Lesson Plans for the week of August 6th
     
     
    Monday
    • NO SCHOOL
    Tuesday
    • Walk through the class syllabus
    • Student Handbook
    Wednesday
    • Meet Mr. Bowman
    • Q & A
    • Discuss Meet the Teacher Night
    Thursday
    • U.S. Civics Pre-Test
    Friday 
    • Review and Grade U.S. Civics Pre-Test