• Montana History
     
    8th Grade
     
         Montana History begins with geology and and finishes with modern day issues. Throughout the school year we'll discuss Native American history as well as the explorers, fur trappers, missionaries, gold rushers, ranchers, pioneers and soldiers that came to Montana and how they changed life here.
     
    Students may access the textbook online by going to the Montana Historical Society's website. From there you can read Montana: Stories of the Land.
     
    * I am happy to share powerpoints with any student or parent. Simply e-mail a request to me and I will share the presentation with the student's google account. To download assignments, you must have the Adobe Reader program downloaded to your computer. 
     
     
     
    Chapters 1 and 2: 
     
    Monday, August 26th: Class syllabus and introductions.
     
    Tuesday, August 27th: Read and complete the 7 Essential Understandings Worksheet. Due in class today.
     
    Wednesday, August 28th: Read pages 4-7 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 1, Section 1. Due Thursday, August 29th. 
     
    Thursday, August 29th: Read pages 7-11 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 1, Section 2. Due Tuesday, September 3rd.
     
    Tuesday, September 3rd: Review the powerpoint for chapter 1, section 3 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 1, Section 3. Due Wednesday, September 4th.
     
    Wednesday, September 4th: Read pages 15-20 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 1, Section 4. Due Thursday, September 5th.
     
    Thursday, September 5th: Begin the Montana Super Map Project. We will continue to work on this throughout the school year.
      
    Friday, September 6th: Geology video and notes.
     
    Monday, September 9th: Read and discuss pages 24-29 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 2, Section 1. Due Tuesday, September 10th.
     
    Tuesday, September 10thContinue the Montana Super Map Project.
     
    Wednesday, September 11th: View the powerpoint for Chapter 2, Section 2 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 2, Section 2. Due Thursday, September 12th.
     
    Thursday, September 12th: Read pages 34-38 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 2, Section 3. Due Tuesday, September 17th.
      
    Tuesday, September 17th: Read and discuss pages 32-33 and 39-40 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 2, Section 4. Due Wednesday, September 18th.
     
    Wednesday, September 18th: Lake honoring - no class.
     
    Thursday, September 19th: Hiawatha Trail field trip - no class today.
     
    Monday, September 23rd: Complete one side of the Chapters 1 and 2 Learning Target Worksheet. Due Tuesday, September 24th.
     
    Tuesday, September 24th: Complete the Chapters 1 and 2 Review Packet. Due Wednesday, September 25th.
     
    Wednesday, September 25th: Review for the Chapters 1 and 2 Test.
     
    Thursday, September 26th: Chapters 1 and 2 Test.
     
    Monday, September 30th Through Thursday, October 3rd: Complete a student choice project over chapters 1 and 2. Due Monday, October 7th.
     
    Friday, October 4th: Hallway decorating for Homecoming. No class.
     
     
     
     

    Chapters 3 and 4: 

     
     
    Monday, October 7th: Read pages 43-46 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 3, Section 1. Due Tuesday, October 8th. 
     
    Tuesday, October 8th: View the presentation for chapter 3, section 2 and take notes on the Worksheet for Chapter 3, Section 2. Due Wednesday, October 9th.
     
    Wednesday, October 9th: Read pages 50-54 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 3, Section 3. Due Thursday, October 10th.
     
    Thursday, October 10th: Continue the Montana Super Map Project.
     
    Monday, October 14th: Read pages 54-58 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 3, Section 4. Due Tuesday, October.
     
    Tuesday, October 15th and Wednesday, October 16th: Record details of a Montana current event and present it to class after completing the Montana Current Events Project Worksheet. Due by the end of class on Wednesday, October 16th.
      
    Monday, October 21st: Read pages 62-67 of the textbook and complete Worksheet 4-1. Due Tuesday, October .
     
    Tuesday, October 22nd: Use the powerpoint presentation notes to complete Worksheet 4-2. Due at the end of class today.
     
    Wednesday, October 23rd: Use the powerpoint presentation notes to complete Worksheet 4-3. Due in class today. 
     
    Thursday, October 24th: Read pages 73-77 of the textbook and complete Worksheet 4-4. Due Monday, October 28th.
     
    Monday, October 28th and Tuesday, October 29th: Complete the Chapters 3 and 4 Review Packet. Due Wednesday, October 30th.
     
    Wednesday, October 30th: Complete either the Chapter 3 Learning Target Worksheet or the Chapter 4 Learning Target Worksheet. Due Thursday, October 31st. 
     
    Thursday, October 31st: Continue the Montana History super map project.
     
    Friday, November 1st: Pep rally - no class.
     
    Monday, November 4th: Review for chapters 3 and 4.
      
    Tuesday, November 5th: Chapters 3 and 4 Test.
    Wednesday, November 6th through Wednesday, November 20th: Create a Tribes of Montana Presentation Project.
    Thursday, November 21st: Present Tribes of Montana presentations.
      
     
     
     

    Chapters 5 and 6: 

     
     
    Monday, November 25th: Read pages 82-85 of the textbook and complete Worksheet 5-1. Due Tuesday, November 26th.
     
    Tuesday, November 26th: View the presentation over pages 85-92 and complete Worksheet 5-2. Due today in class.
     
    Monday, December 2nd: Read pages 92-96 of the textbook and complete Worksheet 5-3. Due Tuesday, December 3rd.
     
    Tuesday, December 3rd: View the presentation for Chapter 6, Section 1 and complete Worksheet 6-1. Due Wednesday, December 4th.
     
    Wednesday, December 4th: Read pages 109-112 of the textbook and complete Worksheet 6-2. Due Thursday, December 5th.
     
    Thursday, December 5th: Read pages 112-116 of the textbook and complete Worksheet 6-3. Due Friday, December 6th.
     
    Friday, December 6th: Complete the Montana History Meme Project. Due in class today.
     
    Monday, December 9th: Read pages 116-118 of the textbook then Jigsaw with partners to complete Worksheet 6-4. Due Tuesday, December 10th.
     
    Tuesday, December 10th: Complete either the Chapter 5 Learning Target Worksheet or the Chapter 6 Learning Target Worksheet. Due Wednesday, December 11th. 
     
    Wednesday, December 11th and Thursday, December 12th: Complete the Review Packet for Chapters 5 and 6. Due Monday, December 16th.
     
    Monday, December 16th: Review for the Chapters 5 and 6 Test.
     
    Tuesday, December 17th: Chapters 5 and 6 Test.
     
    Wednesday, December 18th: Sophomores on Science trip - no class.
     
    Thursday, December 19th: Talent show - no class.
     
     
    Semester 1 Final:
     
     
    Monday, January 6th through Wednesday, January 8th: Complete the Semester 1 Final Review Packet. Due Monday, January 13th.
     
    Thursday, January 9th and Friday, January 10th: Complete either the Final Learning Target Worksheet #1  or the Final Learning Target Worksheet #2. Due Monday, January 13th. 
     
    Monday, January 13th: Review for the Final test.
     
    Tuesday, January 14th: No class today due to finals scheduling.
     
    Wednesday, January 15th: Personal review time for tomorrow's Final.
     
    Thursday, January 16th: Semester1 final test at the Library during 3rd and 4th periods.
      
     
     

    Chapter 7:  

     
     
    Monday, January  20th and Tuesday, January 21st: Record details of a Montana current event and present it to class after completing the Montana Current Events Project Worksheet. Due at the end of class Tuesday.
     
    Wednesday, January 22nd: Read the Salish creation story from the book, Challenge to Survive, and complete the Salish Creation Story Worksheet. Due Thursday, January 23rd. 
     
    Thursday, January 23rd: View the presentation over pages 123-126 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 7, Section 1. Due Monday, January 27th.
     
    Monday, January 27th: Read pages 127-131 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 7, Section 2. Due Tuesday, January 28th.
     
    Tuesday, January 28th: Complete the Hellgate Treaty Worksheet using the book, In the Name of the Salish and Kootenai NationDue Wednesday, January 29th.
     
    Wednesday, January 29th: Read pages 131-136 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 7, Section 3. Due Thursday, January 30th.
     
    Thursday, January 30th: Super map day.
     
    Monday, February 3rd and Tuesday, February 4th: View the powerpoint presentation for chapter 7, section 4 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 7, Section 4. Due Wednesday, February 5th.
     
    Wednesday, February 5th: Complete the Chapter 7 Learning Target Worksheet. Due Thursday, February 6th.
     
    Thursday, February 6th and Friday, February 7th: Complete the Chapter 7 Review Worksheet. Due Tuesday, February 11th.
     
    Monday, February 10th: Chapter 7 review time.
     
    Tuesday, February 11th: Chapter 7 Test.
     
     
      
     
     

    Chapters 8 and 9:  

     
     
    Wednesday, February 12th through Tuesday, March 3rd: Create presentations for the Chapters 8 Presentation Project. Students are divided into four groups and each group will present on a specific topic. Each will follow a specific set of instructions that includes the rubric by which they will be graded:
     
    Wednesday, March 4th through Tueday, March 10th: Students present chapter 8 and 9 presentation while the audience completes the following worksheets:
     
    Wednesday, March 4th: Complete the Worksheet for Chapter 8, Section 1. Due Thursday, March 5th.
     
    Thursday, March 5th: Complete the Worksheet for Chapter 8, Section 2. Due Friday, March 6th.
     
    Friday, March 6th: Montana Super Map day. 
     
    Monday, March 9th: Complete the Worksheet for Chapter 8, Section 3. Due Tuesday, March 10th.
     
    Tuesday, March 10: Complete the Worksheet for Chapter 8, Section 4. Due Wednesday, March 11th.
     
    Coronacation 2020: March 13th -29th
     
    Monday, March 30th: Read chapter 9, section 1 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 9, Section 1. Due Monday, April 6th.
     
    Tuesday, March 31st: Also read chapter 9, seciton 2 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 9, Section 2. Due Monday, April 6th.
     
    Wednesday, April 1st and Thursday, April 2nd: View the presentation over chapter 9, section 3 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 9, Section 3. Due Monday, April 6th.
     
    Monday, April 6th and Tuesday, April 7th: Complete the Review Worksheet for Chapters 8 and 9. Due Monday, April 13th.
     
    Wednesday, April 8th: Complete one side of the Chapters 8 and 9 Learning Target Worksheet. Due Monday, April 13th.
     
    Thursday, April 9th: Chapters 8 and 9 review game.
     
    We will not be taking a test over these chapters this year.
     
    Monday, April 13th and Tuesday, April 14th: Find an article of importance to Montana and complete the Montana Current Events Worksheet. Due Monday, April 20th.    
     
     
     
     

    Chapters 10 and 11: 

     
     
    Wednesday, April 15thRead pages 189-192 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 10, Section 1. Due Monday, April 20th. 
     
    Thursday, April 16th: View the powerpoint over pages 192-196 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 10, Section 2. Due Monday, April 20th.
     
    Monday, April 20th: pages 196-201 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 10, Section 3. Due Monday, April 27th.
     
    Tuesday, April 21st: Read pages 201-204 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 10, Section 4. Due Monday, April 27th.
     
    Wednesday, April 22nd: View the map tour for Montana forts, railroads and battle sites. 
     
    Thursday, April 23rd: Read pages 210-215 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 11, Section 1. Due Monday, April 27th.
     
    Monday, April 27th and Tuesday, April 28th: View the presentation over pages 215-221 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 11, Section 2. Due Monday, May 4th.
     
    Wednesday, April 29th: View the map presentation over the south central counties of Montana.
     
    Thursday, April 30th: Read pages 222-226 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 11, Section 3. Due Monday, May 4th.
     
    Monday, May 4th and Tuesday, May 5th: Complete the Chapters 10 and 11 Review Worksheet. Due Monday, May 11th.
     
    Wednesday, May 6th: Complete either the Chapter 10 Learning Target Worksheet or the Chapter 11 Learning Target Worksheet. Due Monday, May 11th. 
     
    Thursday, May 7thChapters 10 and 11 review game. We will not have a test over these chapters this year. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Chapters 16 and 19: 
     
     
     
    , April : Find an article of importance to Montana and complete the Montana Current Events Worksheet. Due , April .
     
    , April : View the powerpoint for chapter 16, section 1 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 16, Section 1. Due , May .
     
    , May : Read pages 320-324 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 16, Section 2. Due , May .
     
    , May : Read pages 324-328 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 16, Section 3. Due , May .
     
    , May : View powerpoint for chapter 19, section 1 and take notes. Notes are due in class today. 
     
    , May : Read pages 382-386 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 19, Section 2. Due , May .
     
    , May : Read pages 386-390 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 19, Section 3. Due , May .
     
    , May : Cultural Day - No class.
     
     
     
     
      

     Final Test:  

     
    , May  and , May : Find an article of importance to Montana and complete the Montana Current Events Worksheet. Due , May .
     
    , May : Montana Super Map 
     
    , May : Begin the Semester 2 Final Review Packet. Due , May 
     
    , May : Talent show - no class
     
    , May  and , May : Complete the Semester 2 Final Learning Target Worksheet. Due , May .
     
    , May  and , May : Complete the Semester 2 Final Review Packet. Due , May .
     
    , May : Finals schedule - no class
     
    , May : Final review time
     
    , June : Final Test
     
    , June : Check out day
     
    , June : Last day of school
     
     
     
     
Last Modified on June 1, 2020