If you are looking for Social Studies information, please scroll to bottom of this Site. Social Studies online book information (access) directions on middle of this Site. Social Studies assignments can also be accessed on "History Calendar" (top).
Updated: Friday, August 23, 2019. For Social Studies information, please scroll down below.
Schedule (Subject to Change):
*As noted above, $15 fee for the class to be paid online or to book keeper (Ms. Niblock).
Mr. David An
2019-2020 An Social Studies Syllabus.docx
2019-2020 Syllabus: Due (signed by parent/guardian and returned by student to Mr. An) by September 9 (10 points)
The Maywood Way-Classroom Expectations
David An-The Maywood Way Classroom Expecations.docx
Online Student Textbook login:
Option A (most students prefer):
Important to Note:
3. Do not change your username or password. Each night TCI syncs with Skyward and reverts back to your username +isd and student ID + ISD
Option B (using Classlink):
Pearson online curriculum materials for your class will be through ClassLink – http://bit.ly/ISDclasslink There should be a ClassLink short cut on the desktop of school computers. ClassLink is a Launchpad for students to access online district curriculum and tools. For most applications ClassLink serves as a password locker, once you enter your username and password for Pearson, ClassLink will remember it the next time you log in.
*All students have done step above and have logged on to ClassLink on a Maywood computer and should be able to access their online textbook at home now.
YOU MUST USE a CURRENT BROWSER!! Check your browser at: www.whatbrowser.org.
Unable to logon to your 8th grade social studies online textbook?
Here are some instructions to trouble-shoot:
Student Instructions for TCI through ClassLink
Step 1: Go to http://bit.ly/ISDclasslink (please note you have to capitalize ISD)
Step 2: Log onto ClassLink with your school computer/network username. The first 4 letters of your last name, first 3 letters of your first name, and your two-digit graduation year. Example: SmitJoe18 – if there is another student in the district with the same letters in the first part of their first and last name and same graduation year, there may be an additional number after the graduation year.
Your password is the same as your regular network password. This is what you use when you log onto the computer at school.
Step 3: Click on the TCI-Students icon. You should see the text books for the classes that you have that use McGraw books.
Classes that use TCI include:
(Social Studies 6, Social Studies 7), U.S. History and Civics.
NOTE: Depending on the browser you are using; you may be asked to install an extension. Follow the instructions on the screen to install the extension. Once installed you will not be asked to install it again on that computer.
Information to troubleshoot can be found at: http://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/departments/Technology/students
This is the textbook we use for 8th grade social studies. If you are having trouble logging on, there are directions (above) underneath The Maywood Way-Classroom Expectations:
This is simply to show what the textbook looks like. You cannot access the online textbook by clicking on the picture. Students, use the instructions above to access your online textbook. An account has been set up for you. You will need to follow the instructions (above) to log in and access the online textbook.
Friday, August 23, 2019
Welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies class! 8th Grade Social Studies class is United States History covering the time period from about the American Revolution until the Civil War (with Government Studies such as the Constitution in between). This is the first post of the school year which begins on Wednesday, September 4 for students. The first day of class, all students will receive a paper copy of this syllabus: 2019-2020 An Social Studies Syllabus.docx. The final page of the syllabus needs to be signed by a parent and the student(s) need to turn this back in to Mr. An for points.
Here are some tips as to what goes on this website:
Students/Parents can e-mail Mr. An (if needed) at: email@example.com if there are ever any questions or comments. Thank you!
Mr. An has decided to put together basic information below as to what we will be doing in class. If you are absent or need the lesson plan done on a particular day, please e-mail Mr. An directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org and you should receive a response back in less than 48 hours (most of the time 24 hours).
Test Dates-Test are Written and worth 70% of student's grades:
There will be 6 tests total for the whole school year (1 test per mid-trimester). Tests are done by students by written responses (small paragraphs) outlining mostly facts (proof) as well as some opinion (higher level thinking responses). The goal for tests is for students to think about what they are writing about while taking the guess work out (No multiple choice).
Students typically get each study guide 5 weeks before each test so that they can prepare and organize their time at home for preparation (students get to learn to plan this way; also good for High School preparation).
Tests are Assessments which is why they are worth 70% of students' grades. Mr. An does allow one test re-take for students who receive less than 80% (but not to exceed 80% after test retake). This is done to encourage students to do well on the test the first time around. For the first test of the school year, Mr. An often gives more "grace" in grading as students typically do not know what Mr. An's criteria/style is yet on the test.
Tests are tentatively planned for the following dates (Mr. An reserves the right to change these dates at his discretion):
1. Test # 1 on October 3, 2019 over Chapters 1 and 2 (Ch. 1 The First Americans and Ch. 2 European Exploration and Settlement). Hand out study guide on Sept. 5.
2. Test # 2 on November 14, 2019 over Chapters 3, 4, and 6 (Ch. 3 The English Colonies in North America and Ch. 4 Life in the Colonies and Ch. 6 The Declaration of Independence). Hand out study guide on Oct. 10.
3. Test # 3 on January 16, 2020 over Chapters 7, 9, 10 (Ch. 7 The American Revolution and Ch. 9 The Constitution and Ch. 10 The Bill of Rights). Hand out study guide on Nov. 25.
4. Test # 4 on March 5, 2020 over Chapters 11, 12, and 14 (Ch. 11 Political Developments in the Early Republic and Ch. 12 Foreign Affairs in the Young Nation and Ch. 14 Andrew Jackson). Hand out study guide on Jan. 23.
5. Test # 5 on April 21, 2020 over Chapters 15, 16, 17 (Ch. 15 Manifest Destiny and Ch. 16 Life in the West and Ch. 17 Mexicano Contributions to the Southwest). Hand out study guide on March 10.
6. Test #6 on June 2, 2020 over Chapters 20, 22, 23 (Ch. 20 African Americans in the Mid-1800s and Ch. 22 The Civil War and Ch. 23 The Reconstruction Era). Hand out study guide on April 28.
Other areas of study we will be doing this school year
(standard for all 8th grade U.S. History classes) not
necessarily in order):
Reminder: Please check the "History Calendar" for due dates-student work attachments such as packets can also be found by clicking the attachment for that date(s). You may also find attachments in this spot as well.
*If there is a packet (late work or Absent) that you cannot find on this Site and need. Please e-mail Mr. An at email@example.com and tell me which packet you need and I will e-mail it to you. (Example: you need the Ch. 2 packet which you did not turn in and still want to do it and receive partial credit). Mr. An will take late work up to one week before the Trimester ends for partial credit if it is late for Trimester 1 assignments.