St Anthonys Catholic School
Monday, November 20, 2017

Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017 19:17

7th World History

What are the 7th graders learning in World History?

Ancient Roman Empire
In this unit students will trace the rise, fall, and impact of the Roman Empire and the spread of Christianity. For over 200 years, Rome was a kingdom. Then for about 500 years, Rome was a Republic. Finally, for another 500 years Rome was an Empire.
  •  1. The Roman Republic: The early Romans established a republic, which grew powerful and spread its influence across the Mediterranean.
  •  2. The Roman Empire: The creation of the Roman Empire transformed Roman government, society, economy, and culture.
  •  3. The Rise of Christianity: Christianity arose in Roman occupied Judea and spread throughout the Empire.
  •  4. The Fall of the Roman Empire: Internal problems and invasions spurred the division and decline of the Roman Empire.
  •  5. Rome and the Roots of Western Civilization: The Romans developed many ideas and institutions that became fundamental to Western civilization.

Fall of the Roman Empire Story Board Project Due Dates
-students are to use to create their story board
-students had class time to research and write their paragraph on each event

Thursday, Nov. 16th: 1st & 2nd Event 

Tuesday, Nov. 28th: 3rd Event 

Thursday, Nov. 30th: 4th Event

Tuesday, Dec. 5th: 5th Event 

Due Tuesday, Dec. 5th
Completed Project Done
*Project needs to be printed in  black & white or in color (Make sure your printer is working and it has plenty of ink ahead of time!)

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 19:10

Junior High Religion

Due Wednesday, November 15th
Wonder Project

Friday, November 17th
Private Screening for the movie Wonder
-permission slip and money due Friday, Nov. 3rd

Due Wednesday, November 29th
"Your are a Wonder!"

 8th Religion: Christian Morality and Social Justice

What are we learning...

Topic - The Bible: The Gospel of Matthew

The students will discover the Gospel of Matthew. In this Gospel, the author links the Jewish Covenant and Law with the New Covenant and Law established by Jesus. Jesus is the new Moses who proclaims God's law from the mountaintop (the Sermon on the Mount). The Gospel culminates in the sending of Christ's disciples, the foundation of the Church, to carry the Good News of salvation into the whole world.

 7th Religion: The New Testament and the Church

What are we learning...

Topic - The Bible: Gospels
In this chapter, the students will consider the Church and its mission to spread the Good News as presented in the Gospels. The Gospels share the Good News of Jesus Christ. The students will discover how the Gospels came to be, the unique messages found within each, and how getting to know Jesus more closely enriches all who serve as disciples.
6th Religion: The Old Testament and the Trinity
What are we learning...
Topic - Revelation, Sacred Scripture, and Sacred Tradition
God is love (1 John 4:8), and love is meant to be revealed. God chooses to reveal God’s very life, love, and plan for humanity to us. We call God’s sharing of his life, love, and plan Divine Revelation. God has chosen to communicate his Revelation through Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition. These together make up the single sacred Deposit of the Word of God, pre-served, protected, and passed down through the Church for the sake of the world.


Tuesday, 26 September 2017 18:53

8th American History

Homework Due Friday, Dec. 1st: (Please follow the directions I gave you to complete your assignments.)
1. Thanksgiving Fact or Fiction - Read article & complete questions
2. Where Does Your Food Come From? - Read article & complete questions

American Revolution Story Board Project Due Dates:
-students are to use to create their story board
-students had class time to research and write their paragraph on each event

Thursday, Nov. 16th: 1st & 2nd Battle

Tuesday, Nov. 28th: 3rd Battle

Thursday, Nov. 30th: 4th Battle

Monday, Dec. 4th: 5th Battle

Wednesday, Dec. 6th: Treaty of Paris 1783

Due Wednesday, Dec. 6th
Completed Project - American Revolution Story Board 
*Project needs to be printed in  black & white or in color (Make sure your printer is working and has plenty of ink ahead of time!)




Friday, 22 September 2017 11:32

6th Ancient History

What we are currently learning...

Early Human Kind and the Development of Human Societies:

1. How did the environment influence the migrations of early humans? How did early humans adapt to new environments and climate changes?

2. How did people live by the gathering and hunting way of life?

3. Why did some people develop agriculture and pastoral nomadism, a form of subsistence agriculture (farming to eat)  based on the herding of domesticated animals. What were the effects of these new ways of life?

Homework (Due Friday, December 1st):
(Please follow the directions that I typed for you)

1. Where Does Your Food Come From? - Article and Questions

2. Early People in the Central American Land Bridge - Article and Questions

3. Thanksgiving: Fact or Fiction - Article and Questions

Friday, 22 September 2017 11:07

Upcoming Events for Junior High...


  • Monday, November 6th: STAR Testing Begins
  • Thursday, November 9th: 8th Grade Moxi Field Trip
  • Friday, November 10th: Veterans' Day - NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, November 14th: Re-Take School Photos
  • Wednesday, November 15th: Student Thanksgiving Luncheon
  • Wednesday, November 15th: 8th Grade SEEAG Field Trip
  • Wednesday, November 15th: 2pm Dismissal
  • Friday, November 17th: 5th-8th Field Trip to see the Movie Wonder (private screening) 
  • Friday, November 17th: End of 1st Trimester
  • Monday, November 20th-Friday, November 24th: Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday, November 30th: 7th Grade Moxi Field Trip


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.  

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