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

     
     New Learning
     

    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 2020-2021 Middle School Handbook, 
     
     
    Communication

     

    • I WILL NOT BE USING REMIND TEXT BLASTS DURING VIRTUAL LEARNING. I WILL UTILIZE THE ANNOUNCMENTS PAGE ON CANVAS. 

     

    • 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...

       

    • {Normal text messaging rates apply. You can cancel at any time by texting Stop to that number.}

       

    Remind
     
     
     
    ***Upcoming Tests/Projects/Assignments*** 
     
     
      
     
     
     SEE MY CANVAS PAGE
     
     
     
    ***REVIEW YOUR NOTES NIGHTLY!!!!!***
     
     
     ***REVIEW YOUR NOTES NIGHTLY***
     
     
     
     
     
    Test Retake Information
     
    If you would like to access the test retake form, click here.  All items on the retake form must be completed and turned in within 5 days of the original test being returned to be eligible for a retake. Once all of the work requirements are submitted and the test retaken, an average of the two test scores will be used to issue your final test grade. 
     
     

     

    UNIT NOTES

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    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 August 17th
     
     
     
    Monday
    • French and Indian War Notes
    Tuesday
    • Counselor Visit
    Wednesday
    • Mapping Activity
    Thursday
    • Political Cartoon Activity 
    Friday 
    • Test Review Bingo
     
    Lesson Plans for the week of August 10th
     
     
     
    Monday
    • Introduce "Who Am I?" Culture Project
    Tuesday
    • Project Work Day
    • Graphic Organizer
    • Past Examples
    Wednesday
    • Project Work Day
    • Past Examples
    Thursday
    • Project Work Day
    • Motivation Videos
    Friday 
    • Final Project Work Day: Project Due Monday
     
    Lesson Plans for the week of August 3rd
     
     
     
    Monday
    • Welcome Back! 
    • Student Handbook
    Tuesday
    • Class Syllabus
    Wednesday
    • Meet Mr. Bowman
    Thursday
    • US Civics Pre-Test
    Friday 
    • Grade US Civics Test