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Welcome Students and Parents,          
I am excited to start the new school year with you.  This is my second year in Tomball ISD teaching eighth grade U.S. History. I have three years of experience in Spring ISD teaching reading, writing, and social studies to grades five, six, and seven; and another teaching kindergarten at Primrose Schools. 
 I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A & M University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. My certifications include: English/Language Arts/Social Studies 4-8, History 8-12, English as a Second Language Early Childhood-12, Gifted and Talented, and Generalist Early Childhood-12. 
E-Mail is my preferred form of communication (alisongraham@tomballisd.net), but I can also be reached at (281)357-3000ext4433.  My conference time is third period (9:10-9:59).
 

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May Dates

Thursday, May 11th Social Studies STAAR
 
Monday, May 15th:  Textbooks due.
Tuesday, May 16th: "Conspirator" permission slips due.
 
Thursday, May 25th: Final Project due MAJOR GRADE
Friday, May 26th: Leave early permission slips due
 
Monday, May 29th: No School-Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 30th: 8th Grade Picnic
Thursday, June 1st: Last day of school

Upcoming Important Dates

Thursday 4/20/17 STAAR tutorials after school
Friday 4/21/2017 Tombstone Project due (major grade)
Monday 4/24/2017 Law Chart due
Monday 4/24/2017 Reconstruction quiz
Thursday 4/27/2017 STAAR tutorials after school
Thursday 5/4/2017 STAAR tutorials after school
Thursday 5/11/2017 Socials Studies STAAR

APPARTS strategy for understanding quotes and speeches

A-Author: Who is the speaker?
P-Place and time: When was this written/said? What else was going on?
P-Prior knowledge: What other information do you need to know in order to understand the quote?
A-Audience: Who is the intended audience? Who is the message directed towards?
R-Reason: What is the purpose of speech? Why was it written/said?
T-The Main Idea: Summarize the author's point. What is it about?
S-Significance: Why is this important? What impact did it have?

Upcoming Important Dates

Kahoot after school Thursday, March 30th.
Causes of The Civil War Open Notes Quiz Monday, April 3rd.
Tutorials permission slip due Wednesday, April 4th.
Kahoot after school Tuesday, April 4th.
Benchmark major grade Thursday, April 6th.
STAAR tutorials after school Thursday, April 13th.
STAAR tutorials after school Thursday, April 20th.
STAAR tutorials after school Thursday, April 27th.
STAAR tutorials after school Thursday, May 4th.
STAAR Thursday, May 11th.

Nationalism and Sectionalism Review Key

1. B
2. D
3. A
4. C
5. B
6. B
7. B
8. C
9. B
10. A
11. C
12. A   Clay and Adams had a deal for political gain.  Clay would become Secretary of State and Adams would become president.  Jackson would become angry.
13. C
14. D
16. D
17. B Jobs and money stayed in the North because the tariffs made their products cheaper than foreign imports.
18. A  The agricultural South depended on purchased manufactured goods.  They either had to pay the high Northern prices or the heavily taxed import prices.  Also, the money used from the tariff did not help the South.  Instead, it was used for internal improvements for the West and North.
19. C
20. C
21. C
22. D
23. B
24. A
 
1. H
2. D
3. A
4. C
5. G
6. F
7. E
8. B

Upcoming Important Dates

Wednesday, February 22  - Monroe Doctrine (10 bonus points on lowest major grade.
 
Wednesday, February 22 - Sectionalism Map Project (major grade)
 
Thursday, February 23 - Kahoot Review after school
 
Tuesday, February 28 - Kahoot Review after school
 
Wednesday, March 1 -  Jackson Project Due (double daily grade)
 
Thursday, March 2 - Nationalism/Sectionalism Test (major grade) covers Presidents Madison, Monroe, Quincy Adams, and Jackson.