• Friendship Hill, Uniontown, PA
    Name: Mr. Ross Farmer
    Google Voice (724) 405-7429
    Classroom: 205
    Grades: Grade 8 U.S. History
    National History Day Sponsor/Coordinator
    Help Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 12-12:40
    Thursday's Zoom meeting longin # is 980-475-644
     
    All classes will be using the materials found on this page to complete future assignments until further notice.  For periods 1-2 students, you will not need a textbook.  All necessary textbook pages will be scanned and found under the section "8th Grade U,S. Histoty."  For students in periods 7/8 and 9, please read the textbook sections on the Civil War up to the Battle of Gettysburg (pages 463-71).  If you forgot your packet at school, a PDF file of the Unit VIII packet is also found in the "8th Grade U.S. History" section.   Finally, some video links for this unit are found under the section titled "Useful Links."  These videos coincide with the packet and will assist students in answering the questions.

     

    Mr. Farmer will also be using Remind to send messages and reminders about assignments, assessments, and due dates.  See the "Remind App" section to the left for information on downloading the app and signing up for messages from Mr. Farmer.

     

    Social Studies 8 Plans

    April 1, 2020

    -Complete Unit VIII Packet Pages 9 to 10.

    (Use textbook selections “The Draft Laws” and “War and the Economy” on Pages 470 to 71.)

    -Define bounty, substitute, and greenbacks on Unit VIII Packet Pages 9 to 10.

    -Complete Cloze Reading Activity Worksheet “The Tide Turns” on Pages 475 and 477 in the textbook.

    -HW-None

     

    April 2, 2020

    -Complete Unit VIII Packet Page 11.

    (Use textbook selection entitled “The Battle of Gettysburg” on Page 478 in the textbook.)

    -Complete Unit VIII Packet Page 12.  (Map Analysis and Picture Analysis Activity)

    (Use textbook Page 478.)

    -HW-None

     

    April 3, 2020

    -Complete Unit VIII Packet Page 13 (Pickett’s Charge)

    (You will use the film segment “The Battle of Gettysburg”)

    (Link:  https://www.thirteen.org/programs/ken-burns-the-civil-war/the-civil-war-the-civil-war-gettysburg/)

    (Minutes: 8:21)

    -Complete the Unit VIII Class Grade on Page 14.

    -HW-None

    April 6, 2020

    -Complete Unit VIII Packet Pages 14 to 15.

    (You will use the selection entitled “The Siege of Vicksburg” on Pages 479 to 480.)

    -Complete the Unit VIII Class Grade on Page 16.

    -HW-None

     

    April 7, 2020

    -Complete Unit VIII Quiz #1.  (Unit VIII Packet Pages 8 to 15)

    -Complete the Gettysburg Address Cloze Reading Activity Worksheet

    (You will use Page 480 in the textbook and the selection is entitled “The Gettysburg Address.”

    -View film segment “A New Birth of Freedom”

    (Link: https://www.thirteen.org/programs/ken-burns-the-civil-war/the-civil-war-the-civil-war-the-gettysburg-address/)

    (Minutes: 5:50)

     

    April 8, 2020

    -Complete Unit VIII Packet Pages 17 to 18.

    (You will use clips from the film segment “Sherman’s March” to complete these questions.)

    (Link: https://www.thirteen.org/programs/ken-burns-the-civil-war/civil-war-shermans-march/)

    (Minutes: 10:51)

    -Complete Unit VIII Packet Pages 18 to 19.

    (You will use the selection entitled “General Grant Takes Charge” on Pages 481 to 482 in the textbook.)  (#1 to 2)

    -HW-None

     

    April 9, 2020

    -Complete Unit VIII Packet Pages 20 to 21.

    (You will use the selections entitled “Grant Moves South to Richmond” and “The Siege of Petersburg” on Pages 482 to 483.)

    -Complete Unit VIII Class Grade on Page 21.  (#1 and 2)

    (You will use the selection entitled “Farragut Blockades Mobile Bay” on Page 484).

    -HW-None

     

    April 10, 2020

    -Complete Unit VIII Packet Page 22.  (#1 to 3)

    (You will use the selection entitled “The Election of 1864” on Page 484.)

    -Define interpreted on Unit VIII Packet Page 22.

    -Complete C.P. “The Third Year of the War”

    -HW-None

     

    April 13, 2020

    -Complete the Reading Passage/Discussion Questions “The Siege of Petersburg”

    (Use ALL PSSA Reading Strategies)

    -Complete the Geography Connection on Page 483 in the textbook.  (#1 and 2.)  Please place your answers on Unit VIII Packet Page 23.

    -HW-None

     

     

    April 14, 2020

    -Complete Unit VIII Packet Page 25.

    (You will use the textbook selection entitled “A Meeting at Appomattox Courthouse” on Page 487 in the textbook.)  (#1 and 2)

    -View film segment entitled “Appomattox” and complete the Unit VIII Focus Summary Question on Page 25.  (It is in BOLD Print.)

    (Link:  https://www.thirteen.org/programs/ken-burns-the-civil-war/civil-war-appomattox/)

    (Minutes:  11:21)

    -HW-None

     

    April 15, 2020

    -Complete Unit VIIII Quiz #2 (1 to 10)

    (You will use Pages 13 to 25.)

    -Complete Unit VIII Packet Page 26.

    (Complete the Graph Analysis Questions 1 to 2 using textbook Page 486.)

    -Complete Unit VIII Packet Page 26.

    (You will use the textbook selection entitled “The Toll of the War” on Page 487)

    (#1 to 2)

    -HW-None