September 26, 2017 – Homework

7th Grade: Complete your Read and Outline assignment for Chapter 5. Turn each heading into a question and use the information from the textbook to answer your question. The textbook can be found under 7th Grade Class Materials and Resources.


8th Grade: Complete your Declaration of Independence Analysis and Overview worksheet. A copy of the Declaration of Independence can be found here:

8th Grade – Homework for Book Students ONLY

If you were one of the students who opted to do the book work instead of the video today, your questions are below. The textbook PDF is under 8th grade class materials and resources. Due tomorrow!

  1. Patrick Henry gave a famous speech that ended with the words “give me liberty, or give me death!” With which group did he identify himself?
  2. What effect did Common Sense have in the colonies?
  3. Why was the Declaration of Independence written?
  4. Why did Thomas Jefferson say that King George III was an unfit ruler?
  5. According to Thomas Jefferson, the power to rule comes from who?
  6. How do natural rights, as described in the Declaration of Independence, differ from other rights?
  7. What was the purpose of the Olive Branch Petition?
  8. What decision was made at the Second Continental Congress?
  9. To Great Britain, the signing of the Declaration of Independence was what?

September 20 – 8th Grade Homework

Due to issues with behavior, your assignment below is for homework:

Use the PDF of Chapter 5 on the blog


  • Read sections 5.6 – The Boston Tea Party and 5.7 – The Intolerable Acts. Write 2 paragraphs about why the colonists were upset and united together because of these two events.
  • Read 5.8 and write 2 paragraphs about how the colonists united against the British.

Homework – September 13, 2017

7th Grade: Complete the 2-3 sentence summaries about Chapter 1, Sections 1.1-1.6 and 1.9 using the digital version of the textbook located under 7th Grade – Classroom Materials and Resources.


8th Grade: Finish answering the 7 questions from Chapter 3 using the digital version of the textbook located under 8th Grade – Classroom Materials and Resources.

1.How many British colonies were there and what were the three regions they were divided into?

2.What is a cash crop in your own words?

3.Briefly describe the system of government in the colonies.

4.What was the primary reason colonists in the New England colonies came to America?

5.Which Middle colony became the first democracy in America?

6.What three groups of people did colonists in the Southern colonies use for labor on their plantations?

7.Choose one person in “A Colonial Cast of Characters.” In 3-4 sentences, explain what their experience shows you about life in the colonies. Use details from the text.

First Week Reminders

Just a few reminders as we get back into the swing of things:

The syllabus will be handed out on Friday, September 8 and will need to be signed and returned by Friday, September 15.

Student emergency contact forms should be filled out and returned to your advisory teacher by Friday, September 8.

Sing up for Remind in order to stay up to date with class announcements.

  • 7th Grade: Text “@elamri7” to 81010
  • 8th Grade: Text “@elamri8” to 81010