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Contact Information

  • trevor.johnson@springbranchisd.com
  • (713) 251-4400 ext: 4469
  • My conference period is 4th Period
  • Regular Schedule 11:20-12:10
  • Homeroom Schedule 11:44-12:28

About Me

  1. I began my college career playing basketball at Schreiner University before transferring to Sam Houston State University to finish my degree. I majored in History with a minor in Secondary Education. I will also be coaching basketball and soccer this year! 
  2. I am very EXCITED to begin this school year, as this is my first year teaching in SBISD!
  3. I hope to assimilate into the SBMS community and build relationships with the students, staff, and parents!


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 ONLINE U.S. HISTORY BOOK: 


8th Grade Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books:

Website:  https://my.hrw.com/

Username: normal login with @springbranchisd.com

Password: sb+Lunch Number

Works with iPads and other tablets.


These websites have an abundance of information on the topics we will talk about this year!!

history.com

teachinghistory.org

 
 

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WELCOME TO 8th GRADE U.S. HISTORY 1607-1877!!

2016-2017 Supply List for ALL 8th grade Social Studies Classes. Please check this website for weekly planning activities and expectations, test days, due dates for projects & reviews, current documents, and web links. The daily activities in the Interactive Notebook are reflective - the more YOU put into it, the MORE you will get out of it! YOU WILL NOT PASS THIS COURSE WITHOUT YOUR INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK. Have it with you every class day!

 

 Ms. Schaper, Mrs. Wilhide, Mrs. Hudek, and Coach Johnson will expect students to bring supplies DAILY to Class:

  1. SBMS Planner
  2. Mead Composition Notebook for Interactive Student Notebook (9-3.4” X 7-1/2”) Wide Ruled ONLY (Bring TWO at the beginning of school) YOU will need ONE for the second semester!
  3. Map Pencils – at least 12 – sharpened, ready for class (NO Markers!)
  4. Notebook paper – wide rule or college ruled paper will be accepted.
  5. Blue and Black pens (only) – NO gel pens! (You will need BOTH colors!)
  6.  #2 pencils with erasers
  7. Small manual pencil sharpener that fits in pencil bag.
  8. Glue Sticks (5-8 each semester)
  9. Small Scissors  that will fit in pencil bag
  10. Red pen for grading and corrections
  11. 2 highlighters in various colors
  12. Binder/ Notebook with one Divider designated for U.S. History Divider
  13. 4  “Post-It” Notes in 2 sizes: 1-1/2” x 2” and 3” x 3” in various colors
  14. OUR ROOMS ARE ALWAYS COLD –Prepare for this in advance with proper clothing
  15. *One box of Kleenex Tissues * OR 6 glue sticks (Bring at the beginning of each semester for classroom sharing)

Other supplies MAY be needed throughout the year for projects, such as sharpies, posters, flash drives, etc.  Advance notice will be given before these supplies are needed.

 
    All students should arrive to class on time and with their Interactive Notebook.This year the current 8th grade textbook, Texas: United States History, will be expected to be brought to class every day.
  All students are REQUIRED to write in their planner daily. There will always be something written for every Social Studies entry. STAY current with your planner! We do have regular Planner Quizzes every 9-weeks! Writing in your Planner DAILY will be the key to time management and therefore SUCCESS in History. Planners will also be used as restroom passes, so use them wisely!
 
   The curriculum for this class is demanding and fast-paced. Please plan for and expect homework EVERY NIGHT and some weekends.  This could range from 15-45 minutes depending on the individual student's use of class time.
  

Homework

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U.S. History Planner!





Monday

10/23

TODAY:

American Revolution Leaders Quiz:

  • Follow directions from ActivBoard for answering on Scantron
  • NO Talking all period. 

After Quiz:

  • On IN, p.26 COPY the excerpt from Thomas Paine’s , The Crisis,  using the ActivBoard 
  • Essential Question: HOW did Washington get his men to STAY in the army beyond their legal enlistment time? (Textbook pp.128)

Assignment: Complete essential question over Valley Forge 



Tuesday

10/24

DUE TODAY: Essential Question about The Crisis IN page 26

TODAY:

THINK: How did the 13 Colonies SOLVE their issues with England? 

THINK about the importance of LEADERSHIP in this problem solving process.

  • In your Table groups, you will be given lyrics to Valley Forge. READ the document and make notes on: WHAT it is saying? WHAT state is the army in? WHY is he saying it?   HOW do you think it could make a difference?
  • Once you have read through the lyrics and have taken notes over, ONE person from your group will select a verse from the rap.
  • As a table group, discuss your verse and brainstorm inside YOUR notebook on page 25 what you want to include on your poster tomorrow about it.
  • Think about HOW you will ILLUSTRATE what your verse says!

ASSIGNMENT:  Complete any brainstorming for your verse!

     

Wednesday

10/25



TODAY:

  • Time to work on your poster:
  • Write out the verse you have been given.
  •  Explain what it means in your own words
  •  Create an illustration for your specific verse.

 Group Presentations of poster

 

ASSIGNMENT:  Read textbook pages 129-130 and 136-137  








Thursday

10/26

Homeroom Schedule 


Today:

  • Major Battles of the American Revolution : Turning Point Battle AND  Final Battle
  • READ Textbook pages 128-130

1.Take bullet notes for the Battle of Saratoga answering the following questions:

-  Major Leaders for BOTH sides

-  Battle strategy – plan for winning on BOTH sides

-  Battle Outcome – Who won? Who lost? WHY? Consequences

2. For each Battle create an illustration with figures discussing the battles. Use COLOR, speech & thought bubbles.  Figures should represent the British, the Americans, and for Yorktown - the French.  Illustrate your notes!

ASSIGNMENT: Notes and illustration for the Battle of Saratoga due tomorrow





Friday

10/27

DUE TODAY: Battle of Saratoga illustration and notes

TODAY: Major Battles of the American Revolution : Turning Point Battle AND  Final Battle

  • READ Textbook pages 136-137

3.Take bullet notes for the Battle of Yorktown answering the following questions:

-  Major Leaders for BOTH sides

-  Battle strategy – plan for winning on BOTH sides

-  Battle Outcome – Who won? Who lost? WHY? Consequences

4.For each Battle create an illustration with figures discussing the battles. Use COLOR, speech & thought bubbles.  Figures should represent the British, the Americans, and for Yorktown - the French.  Illustrate your notes!

ASSIGNMENT: Notes and illustration for the Battle of Yorktown due Monday  






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 Student Tutorial Schedule: 

US HISTORY: 

Monday - Mrs. Hudek 3:40-4:25 Room 203

Tuesday- Coach Johnson 3:40-4:25 Room 208

Wednesday -Mrs. Wilhide 7:45- 8:20 Room 204

Thursday- Ms. Schaper 3:40-4:25 Room 205

 

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