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Weekly assignments - week of 4/23-4/27/07

Here are our assignments for this week:
Monday and Tuesday - Watch video of Sherman's March w/question and fact sheet

Wednesday
- Projects due (this due date was extended from 4/24 to 4/25

Thursday- Review for chapter 13 (The Civil War) test

Friday- 1. Chapter 13 test
2. Illustrate chapter 14 - Reconstruction

posted on: April 23, 2007

Weekly assignments - week of 4/16-4/20

We have a shortened class schedule due to CRCT testing in homeroom.

Lesson Plans – 4/16-4/20 (CRCT testing- 40 minute classes)
**notebook check sometime between Mon. - Wed. of this week**

Monday:

1. Introduce project – diary/journal project with character cards - due on Tuesday, 4/24 *video from last week and the ones from this week (along with textbook information and information found on the internet) should be helpful in completing the project.
2. Finish notes from Friday.
3. Read pages 191-194 and answer questions #1-4 - due Wednesday.


Tuesday:

1. Watch Georgia Stories II – The Civil War, Part I
2. Work on project.


Wednesday:

1. Go over questions pages 191 (from last week) and 194 from Monday.
2. Civil War “Word Research” puzzle – pairs compete to see who can fill in sheet 1
st for some sort of prize.
3. Work on project.


Thursday: Jakaitis

1. Watch Georgia Stories I – Program 9 First Century of Statehood, Part IV (The Civil War) – Battle of Jonesboro, The Civil War and the Black Soldier, and Andersonville Prison.
2. Follow up video with questions related to topics featured in the video.

Suggs:

1. Watch Georgia Stories II – Program 8 – The Civil War, Part II - March to the Sea and Thomasville: Playground of the Northern Industrialists.
2. Follow up video with questions related to topics featured in the video.
3. Work on project - project is due Tuesday, 4/23



Friday: Suggs

1. Watch Georgia Stories I – Program 9 First Century of Statehood, Part IV (The Civil War) – Battle of Jonesboro, The Civil War and the Black Soldier, and Andersonville Prison.
2. Follow up video with questions related to topics featured in the video.

Jakaitis:

1. Watch Georgia Stories II – Program 8 – The Civil War, Part II - March to the Sea and Thomasville: Playground of the Northern Industrialists.
2. Follow up video with questions related to topics featured in the video.
3. Work on project - project is due Tuesday, 4/23

posted on: April 16, 2007

Textbook adoption

If you are interested in viewing the two different textbooks that we are thinking of adopting for next year, they are now available for view in the media center.
Thanks
Amy Suggs

posted on: April 10, 2007

Assignments for week of 3/26-3/30/07

Here are your assignments for the week (sorry these are a little late!!)

Monday:
1. Go over "Road to War"
2. Read pages 173, 176-178 and answer questions page 178 (#1-5)

Tuesday:
1. React to slavery activities with primary sources
2. Start chapter 12 review

Wednesday:
1. Share letters from yesterday
2. Vocabulary activity - quiz with partner
3. Chapter review worksheet w/partner
4. Read pages 178-182 (answer questions pages 180 and 182)

Thursday:
1. Go over review worksheet
2. Review game

Friday:
1. Chapter 12 test

posted on: March 28, 2007

Progress reports

Don't forget that progress reports are going home on Wednesday, 2/14 - Valentine's Day. If you have a C, D, or F I need to get those back signed by mom/dad.
THANKS
Mrs. Suggs

posted on: February 13, 2007

Message from Mrs. Haag

Attention 8th Grade Parents and Students: Please note the following important dates for Lassiter Registration:

February 5: Student Assembly with Lassiter

February 8 at 6:30 PM (Lassiter Gym): Open House and Curriculum Fair

February 13: Students to bring home registration materials

February 15 from 5:00-7:00 PM (Lassiter Media Center): Open Forum for parent questions

February 16: Registration materials due to Mabry Homeroom Teacher

Please email Mrs. Haag (sarah.haag@cobbk12.org) with questions.

posted on: January 29, 2007

Assignments for week of 1/29-2/2/07

Here are the lesson plans for this week. Please remember that plans are subject to change.

Lesson Plans – week of Jan. 29th – Feb. 2nd

Monday:

1. Return test and go over
2. Discuss political participation by discussing voting – why people vote, why people wear a sticker that says they voted, how various groups go about getting people to vote (ie: Rock The Vote – targets young people) – etc.
3. Qualifications for people to be able to vote – 18, registered, citizen, legal resident of state and…or course, not in prison.
4. How do polling places prevent fraud? Two types of dishonest voters: repeaters – vote several times in same election, and drifters – people that come from outside the state or election district that drift in to vote.
5. Registration process
6. Compare voting today with the past
7. Discuss electoral college vs. popular votes for candidates – see explanation sheet.
8. Go over questions from page 391 (assigned on Friday of last week)
9. Introduce project for chapter – Break class into different sections (18-25 years of age, 25-45 years of age, 45 and up). Each pair is given a specific age group to target. The pair must create a poster (8 ½ X 11) that persuades their assigned age group to vote in an upcoming election – state or federal election.



Tuesday:

1. Continue with chapter project – needs to be completed by end of class.
2. **try to share projects
3. Notebook check


Wednesday:

1. **Share projects from yesterday – if not already shared.
2. Writing a member of Congress – students will be working with a partner -
*discuss writing a member of Congress – General Assembly – follow guide
*students need to:
1.) Figure out who their district Senators/House Member
2.) Decide on reason to write (see guide)
3.) Research issue/bill they will be writing about
4.) Write the letter – see guide to make sure all necessary information is included in letter. Print letter and turn in to teacher – some may want to share letter
with the class.


Thursday:
Finish activity from yesterday

Friday:

1. Take notes on how a bill becomes a law and discuss how the General Assembly affects our lives.
2. Have students think of something that is important to them – personally- and propose their own bill – write what the bill should be and
why – as if the
bill could REALLY be passed.
3. Share bill ideas with class – have class vote on which has the best idea and argument for having it passed.
4. **If time permits– students need to answer Chapter Activities on page 401 – Reviewing Main Ideas #1-10, Give It Some Extra Thought - #1-2

posted on: January 26, 2007

For those of you going on the band trip

Here is some information for those of you going on the band trip to Savannah:

Comparison of National and State Governments.doc

The Federal (National) Go.isf

Ch. Review - key

Don't forget that we have a test on Friday.

Have a wonderful trip - Mrs. Suggs

posted on: January 23, 2007

For those of you going on the band trip

Here is some information for those of you going on the band trip to Savannah:

1.Comparison of National and State Governments.doc - notes comparing local and federal government

2. The Federal Government - chart with pictures that you used a word bank to complete - see below

3.Ch-1. Review - key - key to review sheetthis one may look a little strange???- but you can still see the review answers

Don't forget that we have a test on Friday.

Have a wonderful trip - Mrs. Suggs

200701231022

posted on: January 23, 2007

For those of you going on the band trip

Here is some information for those of you going on the band trip to Savannah:

1.Comparison of National and State Governments.doc - notes comparing local and federal government

2. The Federal Government - chart with pictures that you used a word bank to complete - see below

3 - key to review sheet

Ch-2. Review - key
this one may look a little strange???- but you can still see the review answers

Don't forget that we have a test on Friday.

Have a wonderful trip - Mrs. Suggs

200701231022

posted on: January 23, 2007

Lesson plans for week of 1/22-1/26

Plans are subject to change:

Monday:

1. Give quiz on Bill of Rights – using sheet from Friday
2. Share and turn in Rights in Action current events
3. Have students fill in Branches of Government Content Frame – finish for homework.

Tuesday:

1. Go over Branches of Government Content Frame (teacher directed) – have students copy any needed notes from board.
2. The Three Branches of Government – packet with computers (Organization of the Government, the Executive departments, qualifications and terms of office, and separation of powers).
3. Federal Government chart with word bank - have ready to go over tomorrow.

Wednesday:

1. Go over Federal Government chart – using transparency
2. Compare Federal with local government – have student create own chart of how federal and local governments compare – students take notes
3. Finish Three Branches packet on computers – this was started yesterday with partner.

Thursday:

1. Go over chapter review sheet.
2. Play 10 second game to review for tomorrow’s test.


Friday:

1. Take test on chapter 25.
2. Read chapter 26 and answer questions “Give It Some Extra Thought” page 391 – due Monday.

posted on: January 19, 2007

Reminders

Don't forget that your Rights in Action current event is due on Monday, 1/22 - you need to complete the questions on the worksheet, attach your article, and be prepared to share:-)

Bill of Rights quiz on Monday, 1/22 - study the sheet you filled in on Friday - you will be able to use this sheet on your quiz:-)

Chapter 25 test - Friday, 1/26 ----- your review sheet is due on Thursday, 1/25.

posted on: January 19, 2007

For those of you interested in attending Pebblebrook High School

Pebblebrook Magnet for the Performing Arts will be at Mabry to meet with interested 8th graders on Monday, January 22 at 10:00. Student who are planning on applying to Pebblebrook must attend this meeting. Interested students should sign up to attend the meeting in the Guidance Office by January 16.

posted on: January 09, 2007

Assignments for week of 1/8/07-1/12/07

Here are the assignments for this week - be sure to remember that dates are flexible (it all depends on how far we get each day with particular activities):

Lesson Plans – week of 1/8/07

Monday:

Review information covered before the holiday break – Constitutional Convention, compromises, etc.
Have students, on own, fill in worksheet on Constitutional Convention and compromises.
Go over worksheet together, and have students fill in missing information.
Class work/homework: complete worksheet Ratification of the Constitution – due tomorrow.


Tuesday:

Go over Ratification of the Constitution worksheet.
Have students get with a partner to complete “Word Wall” activity - use words from chapters 23-25. Have students complete the following with their assigned word: write word, define it, use the term correctly in a sentence, illustrate it, and share with the class. These will be shared today (and hung up in the classroom).
Introduce chapter 23 – let students know that this chapter deals with the top issues that are dealt with each day by our government. The activity that the students will complete focuses on the importance of each of the 6 issues covered in the chapter.

Put students in groups of 2-3.
Each pair/group is assigned a topic from the chapter (some of the topics may be used more than one time each.
Pairs/groups must come up with why their given issue is an important one for our country – why do people care about it – create a poster/brochure showing the importance – words can be included.
Share with the class.
This will count as the test grade for this chapter – it will be a partner grade.


Wednesday:

Finish chapter 23 activity and share – have class vote on the most persuasive (one that really demonstrates why America spends so much time and money dealing with this particular issue).
**As a class, discuss why we should study government, and the need for rules – refer to picture on page 364 of textbook. (may have to complete this tomorrow – depends on the time required to complete the chapter 23 activity).


Thursday:

Review the reasons to study government from yesterday – this is an introduction to chapter 24.
Vocabulary development activity as an in-depth look into what democracy means – see attached – activity includes definition, examples, non-examples, compare/contrast, and what it is like. Have students fill in the chart on own first, and then go over as a class to make sure that students have filled in entire chart. Add to chart some extra notes about rules these can be written at the bottom of the vocabulary development chart.
Have students write down what the statement: “A government of, by, and for the people” means to them. Have students write down what each part means.


Friday:

Class discussion of “What are the responsibilities of citizens”: look at cartoon pictures on page 122 of We the People. Discuss the definition of the term “citizen” – students can add information to their notes sheet from yesterday.
Working with a partner, have students read over lesson 28 of We the People. Student pairs need to complete both the “Problem Solving” activity and “Reviewing and using the lesson” questions, as well as be ready to share answers with the class. For the “Problem Solving” section – students need to be ready to defend their answers. These will be turned in for a grade for the chapter.

posted on: January 09, 2007

Assignments for Thursday, 12/21/06

This is our last day of class for 2006:-)!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1. Return and go over quiz from yesterday - glue into notebook.
2. GAME DAY - have fun and hang out with friends

Have a wonderful holiday!!!!! I'll see you in 2007:-)
Mrs. Suggs

posted on: December 21, 2006

Lassiter Parent Night

There are some changes from the last notice about Parent Night at Lassiter - please make sure you read this post to clarify any questions about the meeting:

Lassiter is hosting a Parent Night for all rising 8th graders. They will be providing information regarding transition, placement and curriculum. Please plan to attend on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 PM at Lassiter. The meeting will take place in the Lassiter theater. Mrs. Haag

posted on: November 03, 2006

Message from 8th grade counselor - Mrs. Haag about Lassiter

Lassiter is hosting a Parent Night for all rising 8th graders. They will be providing information to begin the transition and curriculum. Please plan to attend on Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 PM at Lassiter.

posted on: October 31, 2006

Chaperones needed!!

We are in need of chaperones for our field trip to the Cobb Civic Center on Monday, 10/9. We will be leaving at 9:15 and will return around 12:00. The performance we will be seeing is "Do You Remember" by the Company - Pebblebrook High School students. It should be a lively show with music from the 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's. Please contact your child's homeroom teacher if you would like to join us.
THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mabry 8th grade teachers.

posted on: October 03, 2006

Just checking to see if you are reading my blog:-)

Do you want some bonus points - well...just answer the following question and email the answer back to me - easy enough

Coretta Scott King was fundamental in the establishment of what national holiday?

deadline for these bonus points is Wednesday, 2/1 @ 12:00 midnight - be sure you submit your answer before the deadline:-)

posted on: January 31, 2006

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