8th Grade U.S. History - Martino Jr. High
I will be using the school's step system in the classroom.
U.S. Government is a 7th grade cycle class that your student will have for one trimester. Students will explore the beginnings of our nation and the development of our government based upon democratic principles. Students will take the U.S. Constitution and the Illinois Constitution in this class. They need to pass both exams in order to graduate from junior high. There is very little homework in the U.S. Government cycle - most assignments and activities will be completed during class. Students may retake the U.S. Constitution and the Illinois Constitution once - unless he/she does not pass the test.
40% - Assignments/Activities
60% - Tests
January 27 - January 31
#1 - Jan. 6 (Blue) and Jan. 7 (Gold) - Who was the "Father of the Constitution?" James Madison
#2 - Jan. 8 (Blue) and Jan. 9 (Gold) - What is the common name that we use for the Legislative Branch of government? US Congress
#3 - Jan. 10 (Blue) and Jan. 13 (Gold) - What is the term (number of years) of office for a U.S. Senator? 6 years
#4 - Jan. 14 (Blue) and Jan. 15 (Gold) - How many delates (representatives) are there in the U.S. House of Representatives? 435
#5 - Jan. 16 (Blue) and Jan. 17 (Gold) - What position is the chief executive of the executive branch? President of the United States
#6 - Jan. 21 (Blue) and Jan. 24 (Gold) - How old must you be to run for President of the United States? 35
#7 - Jan. 27 (Blue) and Jan. 28 (Gold) - How many justices sit on the United States Supreme Court? 9
U.S. State Practice
Click on the links:
U.S. Constitution Practice Tests
Click on the links:
https://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-constitution-kids/us-history-quiz/ - once you go to the site, click on Quiz #1 under 50 Question Expert Quizzes and take it.
Some of the questions on both sites are not covered at this level, but many of the questions from both are on the study guide and will be on our U.S. Constitution Test.
This quizlet was put together by me and covers the entire test.
Illinois Constitution Test