Welcome to Mrs. Tilley's History Class!!
For my class you need:
A 3- ring binder to hold only your History work
loose-leaf paper (no spiral notebooks)
pencils (no ink pens please)
2 boxes of tissues (only my homeroom)
The Prayer at Valley Forge
Sign up for Remind App: This allows for easy communication for classroom activities and school announcements!! Go to www.remind.com. Use the class code @f7khf4 to join the 8th Grade History class.
8th Grade History:
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier essay contest: Four students going to Washington, D.C. will be chosen to lay a wreath at this special place in Arlington National Cemetery. Be researching this place on your own. We will write the papers in class!!
Textbook is available online: www.connected.mcgraw-hill.com
Each student has their own username and password to access their textbook online.
Take time to read your book, do the review activities, watch the videos, and more!!
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Parents-- feel free to contact me anytime with any concerns you may have. The easiest way is to email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave me a voicemail at school by calling (423) 775-8414 ext. 8281.
Part of 8th grade includes fostering patriotism and citizenship. In order to support this, we will be learning the following passages that will be required for recitation this year. Students will have to say these to me each nine weeks for a grade.
The Star-Spangled Banner
Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star - spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
From The Declaration of Independence
…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,and to institute new government,…