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JOSEPH TONCREY

Welcome to my online classroom.  Below you will find information about our new weekly Zoom meetings and the assignments that go along with it.  You will also find information about the Bonus Point Assignments which will total 100 points. 

My “Virtual Office Hours” are 10 am – 12 pm.  This is when I will be available to reply to emails that parents or students might have about the assignments.  Feel free to email me at joeytoncrey@opsb.net.

Zoom Info:

Meeting Time/Date: Wednesdays 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Meeting Code: 865 328 2200

Password: CMS2020

Week of May 11-13 Assignment – Louisiana History: An Overview:

  1. Be prepared to discuss the following topics:
    1. The Mississippi River’s role in our state’s history
    2. The cultural influences on our state (French, Spanish, British, African, etc)
    3. The Impact of the Antebellum Era, Civil War, and Reconstruction on our state
    4. The economic impact of different indusries (Oil, Seafood, Tourism, etc)
    5. Our state’s future
  2. Log on to Zoom at the designated time above to discuss as a class

Week of May 4-6 Assignment – Government:

  1. Visit the link below about “Citizenship”
  2. Look over the sources provided 
  3. Be prepared to discuss the following questions:
    1. What power does the legislative branch have? Be prepared to discuss some specific examples.
    2. What power does the executive branch have? Be prepared to discuss some specific examples.
    3. What power does the judicial branch have? Be prepared to discuss some specific examples.
    4. How do “Separation of Powers” and “Checks and Balances” relate to one another?
    5. What is Federalism?
    6. How is Federalism similar to Separation of Powers? How is it different?
    7. Be prepared to discuss your rights as outlined in the Bill of Rights (Amendments 1-10) of the U.S. Constitution.
  4. Log on to Zoom at the designated time above to discuss as a class

Week of Apr 27-29 Assignment – Huey Long:

  1. Visit the link below about “Huey Long”
  2. Look over the sources provided 
  3. Be prepared to discuss the following questions:
    1. Why did Huey Long appeal to so many people during the late 1920s and early 1930s?
    2. What was the goal of the “Share Our Wealth Program” that Huey Long came up with?
    3. Why did poor people love Long and rich people hate him?
    4. In your opinion was Long a good man? An evil man? A little of both? (Be prepared to explain your answer)
    5. Is it possible for a politician (or anyone for that matter) to get everyone to like them? Why or why not?
  4. Log on to Zoom at the designated time above to discuss as a class

Week of Apr 20-22 Assignment – Battle of New Orleans:

  1. Visit the link below about the “Battle of New Orleans”
  2. Look over the sources provided 
  3. Be prepared to discuss the following two topics: Why was the Battle of New Orleans a strategic military battle for the British and the U.S.? B) Despite the War of 1812 being basically over before the Battle of New Orleans, why was it still significant to the developing U.S. and Louisiana relations? 
  4. Log on to Zoom at the designated time above to discuss as a class

Bonus Points (All due no later than Wednesday, May 13th by 11:59 PM CST.

  1. Go to the following website https://app.studiesweekly.com/online/
  2. Enter Username: RM@opsb.net and then the Password: 1234 (everyone will log in using this info)
  3. Under Social Studies, select 6th Grade (this is the closest grade for us to use). You will next select the appropriate week according to the schedule below.
  4. You have 4 “Weeks” that you need to complete (Weeks 2, 24, 26, and 28)
  5. Once you locate the correct week, click on it.
  6. Scroll down to “Worksheets”
  7. Click on the “Weekly Assessment”
  8. Write down the answers to the questions based on the associated articles or other resources.
  9. Once you have completed all 4 Weeks assignments, please send ONE email with the answers to me at joeytoncrey@opsb.net. They are all due no later than Wednesday, May 13th by 11:59 PM CST.  Make sure each Week’s Assessment is individually numbered 1-10 and individually labeled by week.  No late work will be accepted. 

Weekly Topics:

Battle of New Orleans:

https://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/default-source/academic-curriculum/task---social-studies---grade-8---battle-of-new-orleans.docx?sfvrsn=d5a9811f_8

Huey Long:

https://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/default-source/academic-curriculum/task---social-studies---grade-8---huey-long.docx?sfvrsn=a02c801f_10

Civil Rights Movement:

https://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/default-source/academic-curriculum/task---social-studies---grade-8---civil-rights-movement.docx?sfvrsn=897a8c1f_7

Citizenship:

https://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/default-source/academic-curriculum/task---social-studies---grade-8---impact-of-citizens.docx?sfvrsn=bad8d1f_3

Economic Specialization:

https://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/default-source/academic-curriculum/task---social-studies---grade-8---specialization-in-louisiana's-economy.docx?sfvrsn=3a248d1f_3

Bonus Points for Students with No Computer and/or Internet Access:

  1. For students with no internet service....Students without devices/internet are encouraged to check out a device from the school on Monday, 4/20 from 10am-12pm  (1 per family) and take advantage of the free internet service from Comcast. (Link to Comcast offer is on the Home Learning tab at opsb.net)
  2. Students without computers or internet: Preview the LPB TV Programming Guide to find shows that would be appropriate for our 8th Grade Social Studies classroom and view sometime between 12-5pm. Student should watch a program closely related to Social Studies and write a summary of the program. They need to turn in the summaries to me by email or the drop-off box outside the CMS front doors.

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