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

     
     Crossing the Delaware
     

    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...

       

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

       

    Remind 101
     
     
     
    ***Upcoming Tests/Projects/Assignments*** 
     
     
      
     
      
     
    The American Revolution test will be on Friday, October 4th.   
       
     
     
    ***REVIEW YOUR NOTES NIGHTLY!!!!!***
     
     
     ***REVIEW YOUR NOTES NIGHTLY***
     
     
     
     
     

     

    If you would like to see a copy of the Road to Revolution Notes Part I, click here.

    If you would like to see a copy of the Road to Revolution Notes Part II, click here.

    If you would like to see the Revolutionary War Notes Part I, click here.

    If you would like to see the Revolutionary War Notes Part II, click here.

    If you would like to see the Revolutionary War Notes Part III, click here.

    If you would like to see the Revolutionary War Study Guide, 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 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