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Bender, Jon


8th Grade Social Studies


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   Parents, it is very important that your child's history journal is up to date with all the significant historical concepts as we progress through this school year.

   Students will be answering "short answer" (7 sentence maximum) synopses style questions in the back of their journals from page 140 - 196. These questions are based on journal notes and classroom discussion information.  Students will be answering these questions at least 3 times a week. You can also expect your child to be writing 13 one page synopses this year over varing historical concepts.

   Students will be taking problem solving  journal tests, sometimes Daily and sometimes Weekly.  The timing of the problem solving tests depends on how quickly the students cover the information. If your children's journals are up to date then it will be easier for them to be successful at accomplishing the task set before them. 

Students will be responsible for knowing and understanding the following testable concepts during the 1st 6 weeks 

 

Colonization

Reasons for Colonization          

Colonial Economics             

Colonial Founders       

Early Colonial Governments: V.H.O.B., M.C., F.O.C., F.O.G 

1607      

1620          

Jamestown           John Rolfe and Smith          

Southern Colonial Region       

Middle Colonial Region         

New England Colonial Region

How Geographical Regions effect the creation of local economic systems

Mercantilism and Navagation Acts         

Magna Carta 

Enlightenment period         

French and Indian War    

Proclamation Line 

 

 

 

Credentials :

B.A. in History- St. Mary's University

T.A.G.E. (Texas Alliance of Geographical Educators) Teacher Consultant

National Geograhic Society Teacher Consultant

Walmart "Teacher of the Year" 2007

 

Contact Information:

Jon Bender

http://www.nisd.net/contactus/

 

397-4962, ext. 3217

Social Studies Dept. Grading Policy :

Minor Grades- 50% (classwork, homework)

Major Grades- 50% (Assessments, journal work, projects)

Tutoring-  Wed. Morning 7:45- 8:15

 

 

 

 

 



School Supplies

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Microsoft Word - Classroom Supplies.pdf 6/13/2012

Important Info

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Class Schedule

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Lesson Plan

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6/13/2012
6/15/2012

Pre A.P. Students!!!

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9/11/2013

Class Documents/Homework

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End of Journal TEK Questions.doc 6/13/2012

Important Links

Site Description
New standards written by the state due to a different type of difficulty.
This site provides released tests in an interactive format to help students to prepare for the TAKS test.
This site provides released tests in a pdf format to help students to prepare for the TAKS test.
History sample questions based on the different type of difficulty created by the state
This site provides released tests in a pdf format to help students to prepare for the TAKS test. This test is the modified version which some of the students will take instead of the regular TAKS test.
8th Grade Social Studies Test. This site provides released tests in an interactive format to help students to prepare for the TAKS test.