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"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." 
              -Aristotle
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Welcome to my classroom website! My name is Mr. Chavez and I am beyond thrilled for the opportunity to teach your students the wonderful world of history.  I graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Northridge in 2016 with my B.A. in History and a double minor in Philosophy and Russian Studies.  I am currently working on my M.A. in Education as well.
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Despite what many might think, the objective of learning about history is not about memorizing facts and dates.  Rather, we study history to understand big ideas about how human society has evolved over time.  As a result, my classroom focuses much more on facilitating student-led discussion so that students practice their oral fluency skills both in language acquisition and critical thinking skills.
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Tutoring hours are held every Monday and Wednesday during lunch and everyday during breaks.  Appointments for tutoring can also be made before and/or after school as well!
 
 

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Quarter 3: Week 1 Homework (1/7-1/11)

Happy New Year and Welcome Back to school!
 
All 8th Grade Sections
 
  • Return back signed culmination standing documents as stated on the document
Section 71
  • Complete Our Earth Homework Page (Both Sides) by Friday (1/11)

Quarter 2: Week 9 Homework (12/10-12/14)

All Sections (7th & 8th Grade)
  • Study for ALL finals by reviewing the study guides that your teachers have provided you!
  • The history final will be this THURSDAY!
Reminder: I will have tutoring hours Monday and Wednesday during break/lunch so please stop by if you're unsure about any concept mentioned on the study guide!

Quarter 2: Week 8 Homework (12/3-12/7)

All 8th Grade Sections
  • Return signed individual student report by Wednesday (12/5)
  • Return signed history 8 final exam study by Friday (12/7)
Section 71
  • Return signed individual student report by Wednesday (12/5)
  • Return signed history 7 final exam study by Friday (12/7)
 
Good luck studying for finals!!!

Quarter 2: Week 7 Homework (11/26-11/30)

All 8th Grade Sections
  • Complete L4 Vocabulary Practice on page 35 of your history notebook.  Assignment is due in class by Friday (11/30).
Section 71
  • Complete L2 Vocabulary Practice on page 119 of your history notebook.  Assignment is due in class by Friday (11/30).

Quarter 2: Week 6 Homework (11/19-11/20)

REMINDER: There is no school between Wednesday and Friday (11/21-11/23)
 
All 8th Grade Sections
  • There is a take home quiz this week instead of homework.  You MUST show up to school on Tuesday (11/20) in order to receive the quiz.  Failure to show up without an excused absence means you will earn an automatic zero and will be unable to make up the grade.  
  • If you have a C- or lower in this class you will be receiving an NC packet on Tuesday that will give you an opportunity to make up your grade.  You MUST show up to school on Tuesday (11/20) in order to receive it.  It is due at 8:15 AM on Monday (11/26).
Section 71
  • If you have a C- or lower in this class you will be receiving an NC packet on Tuesday that will give you an opportunity to make up your grade.  You MUST show up to school on Tuesday (11/20) in order to receive it.  It is due at 8:15 AM on Monday (11/26).
 
Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break!

Quarter 2: Week 5 Homework (11/12-11/16)

All 8th Grade Sections
  • Complete Declaration of Independence Vocabulary Narrative Sheet.  You should have received the homework sheet.  Please see Mr. Chavez if you need a new one.  Assignment is due Friday 11/16.
  • Study for quiz on 11/19!
Section 71
  • Complete Tang and Song Dynasties of China Narrative Sheet.  You should have received the homework sheet.  Please see Mr. Chavez if you need a new one. Assignment is due Friday 11/16.
  • Study for quiz on 11/19!

Quarter 2: Week 4 Homework (11/5-11/9)

All 8th Grade Sections
  • Complete L3 vocab practice on page 32 of your history notebook.  Homework is due Friday 11/9.
Section 71
  • Complete L1 vocab practice on page 115 of your history notebook.  Homework is due Friday 11/9.

Quarter 2: Week 3 Homework (10/29-11/2)

All 8th Grade Sections
  • Complete American Revolution Vocabulary Narrative Sheet.  You should have received the homework sheet.  Please see Mr. Chavez if you need a new one.  Assignment is due Friday 11/2.
Section 71
  • Complete Islamic Empire Vocabulary Narrative Sheet.  You should have received the homework sheet.  Please see Mr. Chavez if you need a new one. Assignment is due Friday 11/2.
  • Read "Islamic Beliefs About God" section and complete reading check question.  This section is found in Lesson 2 Notes: Origins of Islam. Assignment is due Friday 11/2.

Quarter 2: Week 2 Homework (10/22-10/26)

All 8th Grade Sections
  • Complete Page 30 in your History Notebook by Friday (10/26)
Section 71
  • Complete Page 92 in your History Notebook by Friday (10/26)

Quarter 2: Week 1 Homework (10/15-10/19)

Welcome back to Quarter 2!!!
 
All 8th Grade Sections
  • Complete Page 27 in your History Notebook by Friday (10/19)
Section 71
  • Complete Page 89 in your History Notebook by Friday (10/19)

Homework Week 9 (10/8-10/12)

All  Sections (8th Grade and 7th Grade):

  • Review the history study guide every day!
  • History final exam is on Thursday (10/11).

Homework Week 8 (10/1-10/5)

History final exam is next Thursday (10/11)!
Last day to turn in make-up work is this Saturday (10/6)!
 
All 8th Grade Sections:
  • Return history final exam study guide signed by Wednesday (10/3).
  • Study the history final exam study guide every day!
Section 71:
  • Return history final exam study guide signed by Wednesday (10/3).
  • Study the history final exam study guide every day!

Homework Week 7 (9/24-9/28)

All 8th Grade Sections:
  • Complete page 11 of the history notebook.  The page is titled lesson 4 vocabulary practice.  Homework is due in class on Friday (9/28).
 
Section 71:
  • Complete page 22 of the history notebook.  The page is titled lesson 4 vocabulary practice.  Homework is due in class on Friday (9/28).

Homework Week 6 (9/17-9/21)

All 8th Grade Sections:
  • Complete page 9 of the history notebook.  The page is titled lesson 3 vocabulary practice.  Homework is due in class on Friday (9/21).
 
  • Parent Signed Individual Report due Thursday (9/20)
Section 71:
  • Complete page 18 of the history notebook.  The page is titled lesson 3 vocabulary practice.  Homework is due in class on Friday (9/14).
 
  • Parent Signed Individual Report due Thursday (9/20)

Homework Week 5 (9/10-9/14)

All 8th Grade Sections:
  • Complete page 7 of the history notebook.  The page is titled lesson 2 vocabulary practice.  Homework is due in class on Friday (9/14).
 
  • Answer Questions 1-6 in the unit study guide using the printed out text packet you were given in class.
Section 71:
  • Complete page 7 of the history notebook.  The page is titled lesson 2 vocabulary practice.  Homework is due in class on Friday (9/14).
 
  • Answer questions 3-8 in the unit study guide using the printed out text packet you were given in class.