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

--John Adams

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Week 1: August 13-17, 2k18

Welcome to 8th grade social studies!  This is the class website where you will receive all information regarding assignments, due dates, videos, etc.  Please check this website daily!



Day 1
In Class:  Geography Quiz...Syllabus... Where should an American history class begin and why?.
HW:  Syllabus signed by Friday & Map signed by parent/guardian by Day 2


Day 2
In Class:  Where do we begin? -- National Parks Project -- This is America...





HW:  Syllabus signed by Friday...National Parks project due. Aug. 24

Day 3
In Class:  Introduce European Exploration and Colonization  
  1. What were the effects of European Exploration and Colonization?
  2. What nations explored and colonized the western hemisphere?
  3. What was Christopher Columbus' greatest contribution?
  4. What is a colony?
  5. Why colonize?
  6. Who went to settle the colonies?
  7. Which colony was the LOST colony & which was the first successful
  8. What was the first successful English colony?
  9. What difficulties did the colonists (mainly at Jamestown) face?
  10. How did Jamestown survive?
  11. What was John Smith’s policy at Jamestown & do you think it was a good idea? 
  12. What enabled the English to be successful in colonization in present-day North America?
  13. What happened between the Natives & Jamestown settlers in 1622?
HW:  Syllabus signed by Friday...National Parks Project due Aug. 24

Day 4
In Class:  Work on National Parks project and/or continue on European Exploration and Colonization
HW:  None...Enjoy your first weekend of freedom!  Be Good!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Last Post of the 2k17-2k18 School Year...

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 remember the last scene of the show Boy Meets World...I find it fitting to leave you with this...



Class of 2018, I love you all...Be Good... -- Mr. Barry

Friday, May 4, 2018

LAST Post before the Final!

Hey Gang!  Here is your last "academic" post of the year!  We take the Final Exam on Monday... 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!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

LAST WEEK OF CLASS 2k18...

Hey #Davis8, this is your last week of social studies class at Davis.  Hard to believe?  We're not done just yet but the finish line is next Monday when you take the Final Exam...

Final Exam Study Guide is due Monday, May 7.  Must be handwritten.  Answers only. Worth one HW and one Quiz grade.  Final Exam is 100 Multiple Choice Q's

Day 1
In Class:  Review the Roaring Twenties for a smidge then talk about the Great Depression and how FDR tried to respond to it... Great Depression Doc

HW:  FDR Presidential Project due Friday and Final Exam Study Guide due Monday.  Must be handwritten

Day 2

In Class: Continue and finish our discussion on the Great Depression Great Depression Doc
HW:  FDR Presidential Project due Friday and Final Exam Study Guide due Monday.  Must be handwritten

Day 3

In Class: Study Guide Work Day...
HW:  FDR Presidential Project due Friday and Final Exam Study Guide due Monday.  Must be handwritten

Day 3

In Class: Final Exam Review Kahoot... Final Exam Study Guide
HW:  FDR Presidential Project due Friday and Final Exam Study Guide due Monday.  Must be handwritten 


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Week 34: April 23-27 2K18

Hey #Davis8, I am in Washington, D.C. with the 7th graders.  Remember your trip?!  Y'all have a big week ahead of you while I am gone!

Yes, there is a short test on Friday on Native American West, World War Won, and the Roaring Twenties...Think about all those Q's you got in those packets/readings....Hmmm....


Day 1
In Class:  Finish any World War Won stuff we've got by watching this video podcast I made that quickly and basically answer the Q's from the reading and summarize the war and its impact...When finished, begin reading the Roaring Twenties Doc and answer the Q's in your notes.  You will be going over those answers on Day 3. Roaring Twenties Google Doc


HW: April 30, Woodrow Wilson Pres. Project due...


Day 2
In Class:  Continue the Roaring Twenties with this Roaring Twenties Google Doc and answer the Q's based on the reading & short videos about the prosperous decade!  Y'all will begin going over the Google Doc Q's at the beginning of Day 3 class...
HW: April 30, Woodrow Wilson Pres. Project due...


Day 3
In Class:  Continue the Roaring Twenties Google Doc Q's and go over those answers...
HW: April 30, Woodrow Wilson Pres. Project due...

Day 4
In Class:  Native American West, World War Won, and Roaring Twenties Test...It's a short one.  
HW: April 30, Woodrow Wilson Pres. Project due...