7th Graders spent last week watching the movie Promises as well as learning about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This week that knowledge will be added to during a week-long research project. Students will all have an individual topic, on which they will become an expert. Students will then use their knowledge of collectively build one Google slides presentation as a class. The primary goals of this week are to build research skill and to create more knowledge of the Modern Middle East.
8th Grade students are learning about the Presidency of Andrew Jackson this week. After completing a large assessment (scores to be made public by 3/23), this unit will assess in smaller chunks. This Friday students will take a quiz that assesses on the knowledge of Jackson and the events of his presidency. Next week, students will learn about westward expansion which will include the Oregon Trail, the Mexican-American War as well as the Lone-Star Republic.