St Anthonys Catholic School
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade

Welcome to Eighth Grade.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 19:17

7th World History

What are the 7th graders learning in World History?


Islam Book Project


Page 1: Importance of the City of Mecca (Mecca prior to Islam)

Page 2: Prophet Muhammed (Start of Islam)

Page 3: Spread of Islam

Page 4: The 5 Pillars as A Way of Life

Page 5:

Page 6: 


1. Rough Drafts of pages 1-3 due Wednesday, January 17th

2. 5 Pillars Paragraphs & Quiz due/on Friday, January 19th

3. Rough Draft of page 4 due Tuesday, January 23rd


Tuesday, 26 September 2017 19:10

Junior High Religion

Thursday, Jan. 11th - Quiz

Topic: Season of Advent and the Symbolic meaning of the Advent Wreath/Candles

Faith: Responding to God
Learning Objectives
Students will:
...examine faith as a gift from God that we can choose whether to accept.
...explore faith in the three elements of believing, trusting, and doing.
...reflect on the happiness and security that only God can provide.
1. Faith is believing in God, but it is also accepting that God made himself known through Jesus Christ, and living our lives based on that belief.
2. Faith is entrusting our lives to God.
3. Faith is a gift from God, yet it is also a choice we make.
4. We express our faith when we proclaim the Nicene Creed. Faith is an individual response to God, and also an act of the entire Church.
5. Faith is built on belief and leads to trust. In faith we allow God to guide our lives, leading to joy and happiness in this life and in the next.
6. Faith means acting on what we believe and doing small things with great love.
7. Faith means believing in one God, and allowing nothing else to take the place of God in our lives.
8. We have come from God and, through Jesus Christ and his Church, we can return to God.
9. We can be like Christ by doing God’s will—that is, choosing good and working for good in all circumstances.
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 18:53

8th American History

What are we learning in American History...

Group Project: Students will be forming their own country


Due Friday, January 19th: Histagram Rough Draft


-Time Period


-Histagram username


-Somone's reply & username

1. The US Constitution

2. The Bill of Rights

3. George Washington & the US Government


Upcoming Individual Projects (done at home): 

1. Bill of Rights Video Project due Thursday, February 22nd  

2. President Biography due date TBD

3. Underground Railroad due date TBD

Final Big Project will be the Civil War Board Game due Monday, May 21st
-This is a huge project that will be a significant part of the student's 3rd Trimester Social Studies grade
-They should be working on this project weekly, once the third trimester starts
-This is not your average board game project...a lot of thought and hard work will need to be put forth into this project
-This project will have specific due dates along the way






Friday, 22 September 2017 11:32

6th Ancient History

What we are currently learning...

Civilization of Mesopotamia
Assessment on Friday, Jan. 19th

Friday, 22 September 2017 11:07

Upcoming Events for Junior High...


  • Mon., Jan. 8th: School Resumes
  • Mon., Jan. 8th: Award Assembly
  • Wed., Jan. 10th: Noon Dismissal
  • Wed., Jan. 10th: Pan Dulce Sale
  • Fri., Jan. 12th: Spirit Wear
  • Fri., Jan. 12th: PK Hot Lunch
  • Mon., Jan 15th: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (NO SCHOOL)
  • Thurs., Jan. 18th: 7th Field Trip - CA Science Center "Human Body Exhibit"
  • Fri., Jan 19th: 8th Hot Lunch
  • Fri., Jan. 19th: Kona Ice
  • Mon., Jan. 22nd: NO SCHOOL - Faculty CIP Training
  • Wed., Jan. 24th: Art Trek
  • Fri., Jan. 26th: 7th Hot Lunch
  • Sun., Jan. 28th: Catholic Schools Week Mass 10:30am
  • Mon., Jan. 29th: Open House 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Tues., Jan. 30th: Progress Reports 


8th Grade – United States History and Geography: Growth and Conflict

Course Description: The eighth grade course of study begins with an intensive review of the major ideas, issues, and events that shaped the founding of the nation. In their study of this era, students will view American history through the lens of a people who were trying—and are still trying—to fulfill the promise of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Throughout their eighth grade United States history and geography course, students will confront the themes of freedom, equality, and liberty and their changing definitions over time. This course will also explore the geography of place, movement, and region, starting with the Atlantic Seaboard and then exploring American westward expansion and economic development, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and finally, industrialization.  Covering parts of three centuries, the historical content outlined in this chapter is both substantial and substantive, which poses a significant challenge for teachers, with limited time for in-depth study. In order to address this challenge, this chapter is organized into five large sections that incorporate relevant questions that can help students understand how individual events and people comprise a larger narrative explanation of our past.

 Essential Questions: (Five Themes)

  • What did freedom mean to the nation’s founders and how did it change over time?
  • How and why did the United States expand?
  • Who is considered an American?
  • 1. The Development of American Constitutional Democracy

    • Why was there an American Revolution?
    • How did the American Revolution develop the concept of natural rights?
    • What were the legacies of the American Revolution?
  • 2. Envisioning a New America

    • How much power should the federal government have and what should it do?
    • What was life like in the Early Republic?
    • Was the Louisiana Purchase Constitutional?
    • How did the government change during the Early Republic?
  • 3. The Divergent Paths of the American People: 1800–1850

    • How did individual regions of the United States become both more similar and more different?
    • What was family life like in each region?
    • How did work change between 1800 and 1850?
    • What was the impact of slavery on American politics, regional economies, family life, and culture? What did the frontier mean to the nation in the first half of the nineteenth century?
  • 4. The Causes, Course of, and Consequences of the Civil War

    • Why was there a Civil War?
    • How did the United States transform during the Civil War?
    • How was the Civil War conducted militarily, politically, economically, and culturally?
    • How was slavery abolished through the Civil War?
  • 5. The Rise of Industrial America: 1877–1914

    • How did America’s economy, industries, and population grow after the Civil War?
    • How did the federal government affect the country’s growth in the years following the Civil War?
    • Who came to the United States at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century? Why did they come? What was their experience like when they arrived?


7th Grade - World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times

Course Description: The medieval and early modern periods provide students with opportunities to study the rise and fall of empires, the diffusion of religions and languages, and significant movements of people, ideas, and products. Over this period, the regions of the world became more and more interconnected. Although societies were quite distinct from each other, there were more exchanges of people, products, and ideas in every century. For this reason, world history in this period can be a bewildering catalog of names, places, and events that impacted individual societies, while the larger patterns that affected the world are lost. To avoid this, the focus must be on questions that get at the larger world geographical, historical, economic, and civic patterns. 

Grading Policy:
MAJOR (i.e. Tests, Quizzes, Projects) = 50%

MINOR (i.e. Class Work, Homework) = 35%

PARTICIPATION (i.e. Class & Group Discussions, Staying on Task, Prepared for Class) = 15%

Homework Policy: Homework will be assigned at the teacher’s discretion.
  • Students will write down assignments in planner.
  • Assignments must be completed.
  • Long-term assignments will have specific due dates.
  • Parents will be notified via Discipline Form of any missing homework assignments.
  • Disciple Form must be signed and returned to teacher the next day. 
  • Missing homework should be made up immediately. (You might be able to receive some credit for it.)
  • Absences do not excuse missing assignments.  It is up to the student to find out what has been missed, so they may make up assignment.
  • Students are not to copy classmate’s homework.   Yes, this would be considered cheating!

Make-Up Work:

Upon returning to school after an absence, a student has the responsibility within the number of days equal to the length of the absence to meet with the teacher to develop a plan for making up missed work, quizzes, and examinations. 

Student Expectations:
1. Be RESPONSIBLE for your own learning.
              a. Be prepared. Have all materials with you when you come to class.
               b. Be a positive, active participant in class.
               c. Complete homework, including reading assignments within required time frames.
               d. Study regularly in small amounts rather than just the night before tests or quizzes.
               e. Ask for help.
               f. Do your own work. Cheating will result in a zero. 
2. Be RESPECTFUL of others and their things.
               a. Listen while someone else is talking.
               b. No put downs – We are a team!
               c. Treat others as you would like to be treated.
               d. Clean up after youself before you leave class.
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 07:17


This week will be mostly review lessons. God bless you all. 

Thursday, 06 April 2017 22:11


Good evening everyone! 7th grade has a math handout due tomorrow.

8th grade is expected to be ready for a religion quiz tomorrow. Thank you and God bless. 

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 20:02


Good evening everyone!

The stations of the cross are coming along well.

7th grade has a moth worksheet due tomorrow and their science quiz was pushed back until tomorrow.

8th grade should be prepared for a religion quiz on chapter 22 this Friday.

Thank you and God bless.  

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 20:02


Good evening everyone!

The stations of the cross are coming along well.

7th grade has a moth worksheet due tomorrow and their science quiz was pushed back until tomorrow.

8th grade should be prepared for a religion quiz on chapter 22 this Friday.

Thank you and God bless.  

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