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8th Grade Travel & Graduation Dates

NIU Lorado Taft 

Wednesday, May 11th at 9:00 a.m. depart from Hawthorne 

Please review the following:


Friday, May 13th at 3:00 p.m. arrive back to Hawthorne
Chaperones:  Mrs. Davlantes, Mr. Birden, Mr. Hardesty, Mr. Arnold, Ms. McFee, Mrs. Nardone, Mrs. Dominguez, & TBD

Graduation Fees due Monday May, 2:  

  • $50 mandatory (includes cap & gown w/ tassel, diplomas, autograph book, ribbon package, and printing fees)
  • $15 optional graduation t-shirt
  • $35 optional Student Luncheon


8th Grade Student Luncheon, Thursday, June 9th:

  • 11:30 - 12:30 at the Cubby Bear
  • NOTE:  Please dress business casual. 


8th Grade Graduation, Friday, June 10th

Mr. Streit's website has be redesigned to help students and parents better navigate each unit, lesson, and assignments.  

If you need help finding something, search by clicking command and F (Mac) or control and F (Windows).

Units of Study

 
  • Essential Questions - What knowledge, skills, and dispositions (intention to act) does a person need in order to be a powerful civic actor in our democracy and in our community? How will I use my rights and responsibilities to promote the common good in our democracy and community?
  • Assessment – TBD
 
  • Essential Questions - What rights do I have? How does the Constitution protect those rights? What responsibilities do I have to our democracy and community? How do my rights enable me to use my power in our democracy and society? How do my responsibilities require me to use my power?
  • Assessment – U.S. Federal Constitution Exam 
 
  • Essential Questions - How can young people promote the common good working through government or in the community? What knowledge, skills, and dispositions (intentions to act) does a young person need in order to be a powerful civic actor in our democracy and communities? 
  • Assessment - Choose to Participate 
 

  • Essential Questions - What knowledge, skills, and dispositions (intention to act) does a person need in order to be a powerful civic actor in our democracy and in our community? How will I use my rights and responsibilities to promote the common good in our democracy and community?
  • Assessment - Become more aware of the world around you! 

 
 
  • Unit Question - Progress at what cost?  When should society control individuals?  How are diverse cultures alike and different?
  • Historical Context - Reconstruction, Immigration, Industrialization, Urbanization, Great Migration, Labor Unions, Progressive Era, Imperialism, Spanish-American War, Blues & Jazz, Harlem Renaissance 
  • Final Assessment – Grant Legacy-Propaganda Poster & Unit 1 Exam - Changing America
  • Unit Question - How are things, events, or people connected to each other? What is the cause? The effect? How do they fit together?
  • Historical Context - World War I, World War II, The Cold War
  • Final Assessment - The World Wars and Life in Between - Unit Exam
 
  • Unit Question - Why does perspective matter? What factors can influence people’s perspectives?  What social opportunities and problems arise from an interconnected global economy?
  • Historical Context – The Cold War, International Realignment, Contemporary Society, United States as a “Super Power”, Korean War, Vietnam War, War at Home, & Civil Rights Movement
  • Final Assessment - The Counterculture (Music) Task

History Fair Club:  

History Fair is optional in 8th Grade.  

See Mr. Streit for more details.