8th Grade Social Studies:
Summer Social Studies Ideas:
While enjoying your summer vacation, don’t forget about social studies! Here are a few ideas to keep your historian brains working…
- Stay up-to-date on current events by watching the nightly news, reading the newspaper, or checking news websites regularly.
- Use a roadmap to plan out and organize your family trips.
- Interview a family member from a different generation and find out how things have changed between their childhood and yours.
- Visit the Neville Museum in Green Bay or another museum in a different city and journal about what you learned.
- Watch a documentary on a time period in history or about an important event and share what you learned with a friend.
- Read a historical fiction novel or nonfiction book about an interesting world event.
- Spend a day viewing court trials.
- Explore American government on Ben’s Guide to Government at bensguide.gpo.gov.
- Research countries around the world in the CIA World Factbook at https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
Link to Social Studies Course Syllabus: click here
8th Grade Language Arts
Summer Reading and Writing Ideas:
Here are some fun ways to make sure your wonderful writing and reading skills stay sharp in the summer. See if you can complete all of these suggestions!
- Log into Odyssey once a week and complete a language and reading lesson https://www.thelearningodyssey.com/
- Log into CommonLit and search for interesting articles. Complete the questions based on the reading https://www.commonlit.org/
- Read one book each month of summer and write a short summary about the novel or tell your parent about it
- Go to the public library to join the summer reading program – you’ll receive tons of coupons and free gifts as you read
- Research a fun place to visit and read online reviews of the place
- Keep a journal of all of the fun things you do over the summer
- Start an email pen pal with a friend from school and write to each other at least once a week
- Try to do a short writing prompt each day, there are some great ideas to get you started here http://creativewritingprompts.com/
- Review your grammar rules with these online quizzes and games http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/6_8/grammar/
8th Grade Reading:
See above for summer reading ideas.
Link to Language and Reading Course Syllabus: click here