Monday, April 7, 2008

IL Constitution WebQuest

Here is the link to the webquest that we will be working on during our preparation for the Illinois State Constitution test.

Begin by reading the "introduction," "task," and "process" sections.

You will then have "lessons" to complete under the "resources" section. Start with "Lesson 1," read the information on the page and complete the assignment that is found by clicking on the link "here" at the top of the page. Print each assignment that you complete and hand it in for a grade. Some of the links (at the bottom of the page) can help in finding more information to complete the assignments.

Lesson #1 is due April 14th.
Lesson #2 is due April 18th.
Lesson #3 is due April 21st.
Lesson #4 is due April 24th.
Lesson #5 is due April 28th.
Lesson #6 is due May 1st.
Lesson #7 is due May 5th.
Lesson #8 is due May 8th.
Lesson #9 is due May 12th.
Lesson #10 is due May 15th.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

LA Spring Break HW

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

All the steps for Menlo Park:Invention

Things to hand in:
1. Industry research in Illinois:


· Find and make fact sheet of:
· NAICS Code, Official description of business, Establishments, Sales/Revenue, Annual Payroll, # of Paid Employees

2.Industry research world article: (Google News is a good resource)

· Print/cut out article regarding your industry anywhere in the world. Make sure it has some identifiable effects upon your own invention.

· Write: Summary of article (paragraph) and the effects upon your invention paragraph)

3. Find 3 products/patents similar to your own invention. Print/cut out.

· At least one has to be from Google Patents
· At least one from online store
· One from newspaper, magazine, or other printed source.

4. Sketch your designs.
Rough draft with all components labeled
Final draft with all components labeled

5. Explanation of your invention in 300 words.
· Explain what it is, what it will do, how much it will cost to build, how much it will retail for, why the industry needs this invention, address possible obstacles and how it will affect the industry.

Extra Credit: Prototype

Friday, January 18, 2008

End of Quarter

Congratulations on completing just about half of 8th Grade. I appreciate those efforts from some students who are taking this time to work hard and better prepare themselves for high school. Some students still need to focus on the present day and improve their daily habits and work ethic to be successful.
Make sure you have all AR's/BR's, missing assignments, and extra credit complete for Wednesday!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

8th Grade Social Studies: Menlo Park

Here is the link for the first part of the Menlo Park: Industrial Research Laboratory.

Please make a fact sheet wth the following information:
NAICS code, official description of business, establishments, sales/revenue, annual payroll, and # of paid employees.

This information can be found when you click on "more" on the left after picking the industry your product will be in.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Winter Break

I hope everyone had a wonderful break and have successfully recharged for the new year! Remember, those in Language Arts should be emailing their Autobiography PPT's to me by tomorrow.