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8th Grade

Africa
Klepeis, Alicia 
AR Quiz No. 162027 Nonfiction
BL: 5.5 - AR Pts: 1.0

  1. Name one of the 3 most common languages spoken in Africa.
  2. How is the Sahara different than it was 9,000 years ago?
  3. What is the Sahel?
  4. What is the Great Rift Valley?
  5. Why is the baobab tree sometimes called the upside-down tree? What are its uses?
  6. What animal changes their body temperature to adapt to the environment in Africa?
  7. Who was the first democratically elected president in South Africa?
  8. What major sporting event was held in South Africa?
  9. What does the number of beaded necklaces represent?
  10. Define cash crops.



7th Grade

John Adams:  The 2nd President

by Josh Gregory

AR Quiz Number:  171991

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John Adams

by Ann Graham Gaines

AR Quiz Number:  127071

PRE-TEST QUESTIONS 

1.  How did President Adams feel about public schools?
2. What was Adams' role during the Boston Massacre? (pg.12)
3.  What was President Adams' role when he visited Holland and France? (pg. 14)
4.  As the VP under President Washington, what was Adams'  main job? (p.18) What was his second job? (pg. 18)
5. Did President Adams choose his own cabinet? Was this a problem? (pg. 24)
6.  Describe the Sedition Act. (pgs. 28-29)
7.  Name 1 reason citizens turned against President Adams. (pg. 33)
8. Did President Adams participate in the United States 50th Birthday Celebration? (pg. 36)
9.  What did President Adams and President Jefferson have in common? (pg. 37)


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TEACHER RESOURCES

http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/ 

  • (Mississippi State Department of Education)

http://www.ed.gov/ 

  • (United States Department of Education)
  • Common Core State Standards Initiative

http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/ 

  • (Beacon Learning Center)

http://www.educationworld.com/ 

  • (Education World Magazine)

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/ 

  • (Free Technology for Teachers)
Teachers have access to 25-50 professional titles and 4 professional periodicals to support professional growth of teachers. These titles and periodicals are located in the Educator Resources Section in the library. The following are the professional periodicals that are available:
  • Educational Leadership
  • neaToday
  • Administrator
  • The Asha Leader

ADDITIONAL STUDENT RESOURCES

Kids.gov

There is a wide variety of topics such as art, history, animals, and fun stuff at the US government site. It includes links to both government and commercial websites. No ads.

Infoplease

An online almanac, encyclopedia and almanac. 

Fun Brain

Lots of fun (and educational) games for students in grades K-8.



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