8th Grade Social Studies

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ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 6/8

Chapter 10: lesson 1 A New Party in Power: Quiz
Number your doc 1-10: write your answer choice for each question. Ex. 1. B
Quiz will be shared with you. You can use textbook and/or Reading Essential pages 126-128

ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 6/1

Chapter 24: Lesson 5: Searching for Peace pages 680-683
Read and answer the following questions:
What does national self-determination mean?
Who were the “Big Four”?
How did these four individuals interact?
Look at map on page 681: Which new nations bordered Germany?
What was Wilson’s plan called?
What were the main provisions of the Treaty of Versailles?
What were some Americans’ concerns about the Treaty?
Complete questions: 2-5 page 683

ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 5/25

Chapter 24:  Lesson 4: The War at Home pages 676-679

Read and answer the following questions:

  1. Read pp. 676-679, define highlighted vocabulary.

Answer following questions:
1. How did the National War Labor Board help to ensure the military received the supplies it needed?

  1. If workers got what they wanted, why was there a labor shortage?

  2. What was one reason thousands of African Americans left the South and settled in Northern cities?

  3. What roles did the War Industries Board and Fuel Administration play during the war?

  4. Look at the wartime posters:  Why do you think so many posters targeted women?

  5. What common message can you find in all four of these posters?

Complete review questions:  3-6

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ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 5/18

Chapter 24:  Lesson 3:  Americans Join the Allies  pages 670-675

  1. Define content vocabulary

  2. Read pages:  670-675

  3. Answer the following questions:

  • Did the convoy system work?  Explain

  • What group overthrew the Russian government? Who was their leader? What type of government  was established?

  • Why were American soldiers nicknamed doughboys?

  • In what country was the Battle of Somme fought?

  • Look at map on page 673:  Which nation’s civilians likely suffered the most during the war? Why?

  • What were the key battles in which the United States forces played a part in World War II?

  • By 1917 what did each American soldier required to wear?

  • Under what conditions would President Wilson agree to an armistice?

  • What happened to the German government in the final days of the war?

  1. Answer questions 3-7 on page 675.

  2. Submit all work in google classroom

ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 5/11

Chapter 24:  Lesson 2  America’s Road to War  pages 664-669

Assignment for the week of 5/11-5/15/20

  1. Define content vocabulary:

  • propaganda

  • autocracy

  1.  Read pages 664-669

  2. Answer the following questions:

1. List reasons why some Americans favored the Central Powers?

2. List reasons why some Americans favored the Allies.

3. How does the submarine maneuver in the water?

4. What was Germany’s reaction to Great Britain and France borrowing U.S. money to pay for their war?  What did Germany do in response?

5. What two ships were attacked by the German U-boats that had American passengers? How did Congress respond to the attacks?

6. How did President Wilson use the Russian revolution to gain public support for the war?

7. When did the United States declare war against Germany?

8. What did the Selective Service Act do?

9. How many men had registered by the war’s end?

10. What noncombat roles did enlisted women have?

11. How were African American soldiers treated?

  1. Lesson 2 review   page 669:  answer questions 3-7

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ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 5/4
Chapter 24:  lesson 1  War in Europe
  1. Define content vocabulary:

  • Nationalism

  • Militarism

  • Alliance system

  • Balance of power

  • Stalemate

  • U-boat

  • Nationalism

  • Militarism

  • Alliance systems

  • Balance of power

  1. Answer questions

         1. What factors contributed to the tension that led to World War I?

         2. Why did nations compete for colonies?

         3. How did military buildup lead to World War 1?

         4. Whom did Austria-Hungry blame for the assissination?  What did it do as a result?

          5. How long did it take for the war to spread from two countries (Serbia , Austria-Hungary)?

          6. What nations made up the Central Powers in 1914?

          7. What were some of the deadly technologies of World War I?

Write an essay

Comparing the two men “ Red Baron” a nickname for  Baron von Richthofen                                                                                        and  Eddie Rickenbacker

ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 4/27

Chapter 18 Assessment page 515

Email me your work

Review the guiding questions

Complete 2-9

Critical Thinking questions

Complete any 5 questions

Due on May 1, 2020

ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 4/20

Chapter 18: Lesson 4

  • Read  pages 510-513

  • Write definitions for terms:  poll tax, literacy test, grandfather clause, segregation, lynching

  • Answer questions # 2-6 on page 513

Answer the following questions:

  1. What was Reconstruction?

  2. How did the scandal and Panic of 1873 hurt the Republican Party?

  3. How was control by the Democrats something negative?

  4. In the election of 1876, what state’s votes made the most difference?  Why? (look at map)

  5. What region (map) of the country had the most influence over the election?

  6. What effect did the withdrawal of troops have on the South?

  7. What did advocates of the “New South” envision? What actually happened?

  8. What were some of the effects of dividing up large estates into smaller farms?

  9. How did sharecropping become much like slavery?

  10. What segregation law was upheld by the Supreme Court?

Research the similarities between the election of 1876 and  the election of 2000 make a chart to show your results.

ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 4/6

Assignments for the week of April 6-9, 2020  Write your name on all assignments

Chapter 18, Lesson 3

Read Lesson 3 pp. 504-507 and complete notes and questions on page 507 1-5

Answer the following questions:

  1. What kind of people were typical scalawags?

  2. Who were carpetbaggers?

  3. How were scalawags and carpetbaggers similar? How were they different?

  4. What was the Ku Klux Klan?

  5. How is the political system and government affected when citizens do not obey the law?

  6. Were sharecropping agreements fair?

  7. What was the Ku Klux Klan? How were they a threat for the freed people of the South?

  8. What is the main weakness of using laws as a toolfor bringing about societal change?

  9. Why did many Southerners resent scalawags and carpetbaggers?

View video on sharecropping:

            https://www.pbs.org/video/sharecropping-aftermath-tn-civil-war-150-ncp0kn/

Work on your term paper:  Work Cited 

ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 3/30

8th Grade:  March 30-April 3, 2020

Chapter 18: Section 2 pp. 504-507

  1. Read Section 3 pp. 504-507, take notes include vocabulary

  2. Answer questions  pp. 507 1-5

  3. View videos:  Then complete each activity

PBS learning Media

           Reconstruction: The 15th Amendment and African American Men in Congress

         Activity

Activity 1: This period of time for African Americans seemed limitless and exciting. Take time to research the stories of some of the African Americans who moved into public leadership positions. Why are these stories significant? What did it take for each of them to achieve their political position? What were some of their legislative goals?

Identify and write facts on each person:

  • Robert Smalls

  • Hiram (Rhodes) Revels

  • Richard Harvey Cain

  • Joseph Rainey

  • Blanche K. Bruce

    Reconstruction: Black Codes view video and answer questions

 QUESTIONS

  • What were some of the struggles African Americans faced in Reconstruction?

  • What did they do to try and maintain their status and rights?

  • What are the Black Codes?

  • What was the purpose of the Black Codes?

  • What impact did the Black Codes have?

  • How would you feel if some of the freedoms that you enjoy were to become unlawful?

 term paper :    complete work cited page

All work is be sent to me via email/share with google docs to review and grade.

ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 3/23

8th grade assignments for March 23-26, 2020

  1. Read pp. 498-503

  • Take notes

  •  Define vocabulary complete p. 503 1-4

      2. Research two leading Radical Republicans:

                Thaddeus Stevens

                          Charles Sumner (textbook pages 498–503, internet)

  •     Write a compare/contrast essay about Stevens and Sumner

      3.   Write an essay explaining how Johnson violated the Tenure of Office Act, the steps that led to his impeachment, and the result.

Share/email completed assignments by 3/27/20

pamato@stleosschool.org

Assignments will be graded