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Learning resources brought to you by Tucson Unified's Curriculum and Instruction

Flori Huitt, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction | Heidi Aranda, Senior Director of Curriculum Development

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Please keep the following in mind:

  • Your child DOES NOT have to complete all activities listed for each subject.
  • Activities have been identified to give your child choice and variety.
  • Your child's teacher may suggest other activities more appropriate for your child.

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Grade 8 Social Studies - Week Two

Printable Version - Week Two Learning Board (in PDF)

8th Grade Social Studies

Week 2 April 6 – 10

Weekly Packet 

Theme: Earth Day 2020  
Social Studies Objectives: Students will be able to: 

  • explain specific roles, rights and responsibilities of people in a society 
  • evaluate how political, social, and economic decisions throughout time have influenced cultural and environmental characteristics of places and regions 
  • explain how geographic and environmental factors shaped communities and how competition over resources have affected government policies 

Lessons 
Lesson 1 – In what ways are we responsible to maintain a healthy Earth?  
Lesson 2 – In what ways does Earth Day help us remember to take care of Earth? 

Keep these guiding questions in mind as you work on some of these tasks. 

Newsela 
The History of Earth Day 
Swimmer braves stinky New York City canal water on Earth Day 

Your teacher will assign the articles. 

Independent Civic Action Project 
View the What’s Up with All the Wasted Food? Chart and take the Food: Too Good to Waste Challenge with your family.  

Send a Scholastic eCard to your friends family to increase awareness of environmental issues. 

Historical Texts 
Speech – Founder of Earth Day 
Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring excerpt… 
 A Fable for Tomorrow 
Guided Reading (A Fable for Tomorrow) 

Assessment 
Read the Article “Most Walkable Cities” and use information in the charts to persuade Tucson residents to walk more. 
Select a green tip from National Geographic Kids and create a poster to educate others. 

Vocabulary

Reduce: to use something less 
Reuse: to use something more than once 
Recycle: to convert materials so they can be used again 

Conserve: to use something as little as possible 
Pollution: a substance that is harmful or has poisonous effects on the environment 
Waste: the unusable remains of something 

Links and Apps

Clever
Clever

Scholastic Learn At Home
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