WELCOME TO 8th GRADE US HISTORY AND CIVICS… BECOME A DANGEROUS CITIZEN!!

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!!!!!
A Variation on the Star Spangled banner

Trivia Question of the Day: Of the following nominated movies, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1978?

a. Star Wars

B. Annie Hall

C. The Goodbye Girl

D. The Turning Point

 

FLEX DAYS EXPLAINED

https://www.loom.com/share/79aa8f8678de46aa80891a34e296049e

2 April 2020: Watch the video then go to mygradebook and take the quiz: Washington’s Presidency #3 (only 2 retakes authorized).

I am bringing in FIRECAKES on the first day back to school.

BY THE WAY, THESE GRADES COUNT!  SO DON’T BLOW IT OFF ANYMORE….. GO BACK TO THE VIDEO OR PULL UP THE PRESENTATION IF YOU NEED TO REVIEW.

 

This is the link to the video

https://www.loom.com/share/fd7dd997123f43c3b27e87890b0492e5

For the quiz: go here or use the home page, it’s on the bottom row: https://www.mygradebook.com

If you can’t access the video, go here and look at the presentation: the-rise-of-the-new-nation-president-washington-and-his-successors.  It is on the third row, left side.  The presentation is right at the top of the page.

TAKE THE QUIZ!  Don’t fall behind, you’ll never catch up.

STUDENT NOTICES FOR MARCH 30, 2020: Please pay attention to this.  We are now into the third week. Keep in mind that your teachers are here for you and we aren’t going anywhere! Use us as much as you want and/or need to, but please communicate with us. We might be able to help you with other stuff because, believe it or not, we used to be your age and had the same problems  (we had to contend with the threat of Nuclear War).There are still some who have decided to go “Black” (which means they do the assignments but don’t communicate or interact). This is your classroom for awhile, so use it as such. I’m talking to YOU and you know who you are.

I appreciate everyone that has been able to get on the hangout. It seems to work pretty well as a video and message center.  I think it can be used for questions on a smaller scale and I will open it daily from 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM. We will use REMIND as our primary interface. I am experimenting with two more devices, neither of which is ZOOM. If you find something, let me know.

PARENTS AND STUDENTS ANY QUESTIONS: EMAIL jrudman@shamongschools.org, THROUGH mygradebook.com, using the contact your teacher tab, ON REMIND, OR THE GOOGLE HANGOUT AS MOST OF YOU HAVE BEEN DOING. We have all but one student on the REMIND and 54 on the hangout.

INTERACTIVE CONSTITUTION IN THE CLASSROOM

WELCOME TO THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. DON’T WASTE IT.


This is important to understand:
“At what point shall we expect the approach of danger?
By what means shall we fortify against it?
Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow?
Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth(our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander,could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge,in a trial of a thousand years.
At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected?
I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad.

——>If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”

<——- ~Abraham Lincoln, [Address Before the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois (January 27, 1838)].

JUST REMEMBER THIS PLEASE:
“You learn very little in life if all you do is what others tell you to do.”

THIS CLASS is a place to ponder; a place to learn; a place to figure out why people do all the wacky things they do!

Defend the Republic!

“Of every one hundred men they send me, ten shouldn’t even be here. Eighty of them are nothing but targets, nine of them are real fighters – we are lucky to have them, they make the battle. Ahhhh but the one. One of them is a warrior and he will bring the others home.” Heraclitus, 500 BC. GO BIG OR GO HOME!!!

STATEMENT OF THE WEEK: WHY DO SO MANY PEOPLE SQUANDER THEIR CHANCE TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND THEN ASK FOR SOMEBODY TO PULL THEM UP FROM THE HOLE THEY DUG FOR THEMSELVES?.

THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.
~Abraham Lincoln

So, what have we learned in 2075 years? (Apparently not
much!)”The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be
refilled, public debt should be reduced,the arrogance of
officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the
assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest
Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work,
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