"There are two types of education. One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live..."

--John Adams

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

8th Grade Survey

Hey Gang!  Here is the 8th grade survey.  Enjoy!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Final Exam Kahoot

Hey #Davis8!  Here is your last "academic" post of the year!  We take the Final Exam TOMORROW... The test is 100 multiple choice Q's.  You will turn in your study guide to the proctor of your exam.  As I said a billion times already you will write down the number of A for the Days you have next to your name on the scantron.  If you forget to do this, tough!  You should have your final exam grades before you go on your big trip and you will receive them, your papers, and your presidential projects when you return from the trip!



Have fun in Israel.  Wear your hat at all times.  Put on plenty of sun cream.  Drink plenty of water.  Listen to your chaperones, for they are your parents for two weeks, and take a billion pictures OF Israel not just yourself in silly selfies of stuff.  LISTEN to your tour guides because they will be amazing and have a ton of stuff to share with you about your homeland.  Be excited every day for the itinerary and soak up what the country and the experience has to offer.  You are going on a journey of a lifetime and I sincerely wish I was able to be there to experience it with you.  I will think of you every day and I look forward to seeing all the pics on Twitter.  Have fun and Be Good!



When I was your age, I watched a lot of TV shows about school.  I watched Saved By The Bell, The Secret World of Alex Mack and Boy Meets World.  I always wondered what it would be like to be a teacher watching this show because I could easily relate to the students; I was one!  I was a 10th grader at Riverwood High School where I had a teacher who taught me more than just Language Arts.  He taught me about life.  I had a coach at Riverwood who taught me more than just track and field; he taught me to love something.  Since 10th grade, I've always wanted to be a teacher and a coach.  It was my dream at 15 and I am now living that dream with you.  I always enjoyed watching TV shows "about school" as a kid and I remember the last scene of the show Boy Meets World...I find it fitting to leave you with this...




Class of 2019, safe travels, I love you all...Be Good... -- Mr. Barry

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Week 34: LAST Content week! April 29-May 3, 2k19

Hey #Davis8, this will be our LAST week of learning new content before the Final Exam next week!

Day 1
In Class:  Review Cold War Q's from the week before break...
1. What was the Cold War?
2. What nations were involved in the Cold War?
3. How was the Cold War "fought?"
4. What were some major events/conflicts during the Cold War?
HW:  Final exam study guide due May 7 and Final Exam on May 7


Day 2
In Class:  Two Americas: Post World War II and Civil Rights
HW:  Final exam study guide due May 7 and Final Exam on May 7

Day 3
In Class:  Two Americas: Post World War II and Civil Rights
HW:  Final exam study guide due May 7 and Final Exam on May 7

Day 4
In Class:  Two Americas: Post World War II and Civil Rights -- Review for Final Exam and work on Study Guide!
HW:  Final exam study guide due May 7 and Final Exam on May 7

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Week 33: DC Week -- April 15-19,2k19

Day 1
In Class: Roaring Twenties, Great Depression, and World War II Test! -- When finished, read through the Cold War Doc and answer these two Q's for a HW grade due Thursday ALL CLASSES!

Watch the the flick above if you had not seen it yet...
Answer these Q’s in as much detail as possible and turn in on Thursday, April 18 for a HW grade. 
It can be handwritten or typed!
  1. Why did the United States and Soviet Union become enemies and how did the United States continuously try to fight the Soviet Union and their communist policies during the Cold War?
  2. How were the Korean and Vietnam Wars different than previous wars based on the reading and other information/resources provided in this doc? Provide examples.
HW: Cold War Q's due Thursday ALL Classes!


Day 2
In Class:  Continue with the Cold War Doc & Q's listed above...
Answer these Q’s in as much detail as possible and turn in on Thursday, April 18 for a HW grade. 
It can be handwritten or typed!
  1. Why did the United States and Soviet Union become enemies and how did the United States continuously try to fight the Soviet Union and their communist policies during the Cold War?
  2. How were the Korean and Vietnam Wars different than previous wars based on the reading and other information/resources provided in this doc? Provide examples.
HW: Cold War Q's due Thursday ALL Classes!

Day 3
In Class:  Finish Cold War Doc Q's and turn them in!  They MUST be printed -- If finished...Begin working on the Final Exam Study Guide!
HW: None!  Happy Passover!

Day 4 -- No Classes -- Happy Passover!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2k19

Hey #davis8, I am not in today as you can see.  Today, I want y'all to finish reading the World War II Doc and answering those Q's in your notes.  There are a couple videos too in the doc that you need to watch as well...

Japanese Internment

Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima



When you finish, you may do one of two things: 1. FDR Presidential Project. 2. Study Guide for Final Exam or for the upcoming test....Here is the study guide below

  1. What did Woodrow Wilson believe was the purpose of the United States fighting in World War I?
  2. Similar to World War I, how did the United States government get Americans to support the war?
  3. How were women affected when World War II broke out?
  4. What event brought America into World War I?
  5. What event brought America into World War II?
  6. What did Warren G. Harding mean when he said to Americans that he wanted a "return to normalcy"
  7. What were some of the programs created during the New Deal and what did they do?
  8. What is a Hooverville?
  9. What events lead to the Great Depression?
  10. How do "we" live in a Roaring Twenties world?
  11. What was the music that defined the Roaring Twenties?
  12. What is a flapper? <3 li="">
  13. What happened to Japanese Americans during World War II after Pearl Harbor?
  14. What did Dwight Eisenhower mean when he said "you are about to embark on a Great Crusade, toward which we have striven many months.  The eyes of the world are upon us"