7th and 8th Grade

This Week in 7 and 8, Jan. 14

We are now coming to the end of our study of the Constitution and its amendments, many of which brought great change to the United States, ending slavery, for example, and granting women the right to vote. Our study of this blueprint of our republic has been reinforced by current events, whi…

This Week in 7 and 8, Jan. 7

This week we are continuing our study of the U.S. Constitution, discussing why it was created in Philadelphia in 1787 and how it was ratified.  Now we are just about to begin examining it as the blueprint of our democracy.  Any student who would like some extra credit can memorize the prea…

This Week in 7 and 8, Dec. 23

This week in Judaics, something interesting happened. The students have been spending a period asking me any questions they want. They have been asking a lot about non-Abrahamic religions. We decided as a class to spend Wednesdays researching a different religion which we will then present t…

This Week in 7 and 8, Dec. 17

This week in history we focused on the end of the Revolutionary War and how the Continental Army, led by General George Washington, finally won the war at the great battle of Yorktown with help from French forces. We heard from King George III in the person of Jonathan Groff, who played that…

This Week in 7 and 8, Dec. 10

This week in social studies, we are focusing on important events in the Revolutionary War.  For example, we discussed Washington’s great surprise victory at Trenton, New Jersey, which turned around the course of the war in favor of the Patriots. Another interesting story is that of Benedi…