8th grade students participate in cross-curricular colonial days unit

8th grade students participate in cross-curricular colonial days unit

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Eighth grade students finished up the 2nd quarter with their Colonial Unit. All students were assigned membership in a colonial village.  In their village, the students took on a job and researched its role in the village.  They also elected leaders for their village, voted on laws, and built a model of their village.  Students applied what they learned in history and reading in order to make their village historically accurate. Each village of students presented a skit, marketing their village to new settlers.

In science class, students studied Newton’s laws of motion and then designed a colonial period wagon applying those laws.  Preliminary ‘races’ were conducted allowing opportunity for students to tweak their wagon’s design, enhancing its performance with the hope of making it to the final race.