Welcome to 8th Grade U.S. History Peter Timothy Anderson
Contact me: panderson@latinpcs.orgOur class website: http://pta-history1718.weebly.com (will be active as of September 8th)

Please check out the website for class PowerPoints (daily presentations, good for notes), homework, and handouts organized by unit.
Here is a link to a digital copy of our textbook; the username is latinpcs and the password is history8.
Here is a link to the syllabus:
Homework: Week of September 18th, 2017Read chapter 4, section 2 of your textbook. Complete the assignment below (due by Friday, September 22nd)
Homework: Week of September 11th, 2017Please use the document below to make pop quiz corrections (these are due by Monday, September 18th)
If you have more than six corrections, you can make additional copies. You can also see Mr. Anderson or Mr. Hill for hard copies.Complete your assigned section of Chapter 3 in the textbook (DUE: Friday, September 15th)
Complete the worksheet on the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade (DUE: Wednesday, September 13th)
Write 2-3 sentence responses to each of the questions below: (Due: Tuesday, September 12th)
  1. How do you think slavery has shaped our country?
  2. Do you think the US would be different if slavery had not occurred? How or why not?

Homework: Week of September 4th, 2017Complete in-class assignment on The Columbia Exchange (DUE: Monday, September 11th)
Complete in-class assignment on slavery (DUE: Friday, September 8th)
Complete handout based on Chapter 4, Section 3 of the textbook (DUE: Friday, September 8th)

Complete in-class assignment on European Exploration: (DUE: Wednesday, September 6th)
Read ch. 4.3 in the textbook (DUE: Wednesday, September 6th)
Resource for students to review (optional):
Khan Academy Youtube video: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/precontact-and-early-colonial-era

Homework: Week of August 28th, 2017Resource for students to review (optional):
Khan Academy Youtube Video: “Native Societies Before Contact”

Read ch. 2.1 in the history textbook and complete the activities on the worksheets below:
DUE: Friday, September 1st

Read ch 1.1-1.2 in the history textbook and answer the questions on a sheet of lined paper using complete sentences (DUE: Wednesday, August 30th)
  1. 1. How did learning to farm and raise animals change the way of life for Native Americans?
  2. 2. Explain why would these groups might NOT have started farming?
  3. 3. What culture areas continued to use hunting as a main source of food?

Write a paragraph explaining one opinion you have (could be about anything). Remember, the topic needs to be something about which you are an authority (where you have collected a fair amount of knowledge). DUE: Tuesday, August 29th.


Homework: Week of August 23rd, 2017

Watch the Chimamanda Adichie's 2009 TED talk and write the following in complete sentences:
  • Three points she is making (in your own words)
  • Two questions you have
  • One reaction to her presentation
  • DUE: MONDAY, AUGUST 28th

Review the syllabus distributed in class (please see above). Both the student and a parent/guardian must sign the acknowledgment form.
DUE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 24th

Write 2-3 sentence responses to each of the questions below:
●1.How do you think slavery has shaped our country?●2.Do you think the US would be different if slavery had not occurred? How or why not?