300 Westview Dr NE

Cleveland, TN 37312

7th/8th Grade

Mrs. Valerie Hunt’s 7th and 8th Grade Classroom

I am blessed and privileged to teach a delightful and talented

group of 7th and 8th graders at Bowman Hills School.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”  ~Psalm 9:10



“I have touched with a sense of art some people – they felt the love and the life.

Can you offer me anything to compare to that joy for an artist?” 

~ Mary Cassatt

Final American Art Review


 “Get yourself to a vantage point of seclusion and view the world with your eyes alone.

Think of the infinite spaces of the skies and the world beneath. “

~Charles Burchfield


Psalm 51  (NIV)


Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is always before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
and justified when you judge.
Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
you taught me wisdom in that secret place.

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.

10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
so that sinners will turn back to you.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
you who are God my Savior, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 Open my lips, Lord,
and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 My sacrifice, O God, is[b] a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.




Science Spot — Links to Periodic Table


Isomers — Khan Academy


Jefferson Labs — Balancing Act!




Genetic Engineering Websites to Visit

Pros and Cons — Health Research Funding

Genetic Engineering topics to explore — A Guide for Kids with Tiki the Penguin


Genetic Engineering and the Christian — Is it moral?

Adventist Perspective — Adventist.org

Bible Texts — Open Bible.info


  1. descendant

  2. estimation

  3. exempt

  4. hallow

  5. mourn

  6. myth

  7. regret

  8. remnant

  9. throng

  10. untimely

South America

              SOCIAL STUDIES



“We have nothing to fear for the future,

except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us,

and His teaching in our past history.” 

                           ~ Ellen White

Biography Research Links

Wikipedia (for organizing and discovering ONLY — not for research of facts)

Works Cited Resources:   MLA Format for pring media such as books

MLA Format Electronic Sources such as internet

Easy Bib


Carrie Chapman Catt

National Women’s History Museum

Iowa State University

Library of Congress

League of Women Voters History

Henry Ford

American National Biography

The Henry Ford

Ford News

Fact File

Obituary from New York Times — On This Day

Oldfield and racing 

Picture of 999 and Oldfield on day of 1902 race win

Henry Ford Hospital

Henry Ford RACE


Scott Joplin

Library of Congress

The State Historical Society of Missouri

Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation


Thomas Edison


Lemelson Center

National Park Service


Carrie Nation

VCU Libraries

The Smashers Mail — collection of newspapers published by Carrie Nation

The State Historical Society of Missouri

How Stuff Works — Podcast:  Carry A. Nation, Part 1


Primary Documents


Ida Tarbell



Connecticut History.org

Americans Who Tell the Truth


Theodore Roosevelt

Miller Center

National Park Service

Theodore Roosevelt Center

Ducksters — Accomplishments

Teddy Bear Story

Alvin York

Tennessee  Virtual Archive

Legends and Traditions of the Great War

World War I Document Archive (a paragraph about him after the war)

National Public Radio Education (more about the school he desired and helped make reality)


Mary Kenny O’Sullivan

Encyclopedia Britannica




Encyclopedia Britannica


American National Biography

Liliuokalani Trust

Alice Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt Center

Almanac of Theodore Roosevelt

Washington Post

New York Times

Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie .org

Library of Congress

PBS American Experience





Legends of America

The Public Domain

Canadian Provinces Research Project Links

Travel Canada — Kids Space  (This has links to each province–Good site)

2Learn — Numerous links to resources on Canada and regions

Canada Info — Information on Provinces  (Site Kids’ Space links to)*****

Kids’ Zone — Links to information about the provinces (good site)*****

Canadian Geographic — Unusual Facts

Links to numerous resources about various topics on Canada

Blank map of Canada to practice provinces and capitals study

Canadian Encyclopedia–This site has articles and time lines

Canadian Provinces Tutorial–This site has an interactive map to practice provinces and capitals as well as information about each province

Tripsavvy — Guide to the provinces with interesting pieces of information***


Specific Provinces — Mostly Fun Facts

Labrador and Newfoundland

New Brunswick

Yukon Territory

Northwest Territories


Nova Scotia

Quebec  — Things to see and do,  Fun Facts

Prince Edward Island — Fun Facts

British Columbia


Ontario History


Alberta (fun facts)

Alberta (Travel Site)

Nova Scotia Enc. Britannica





Central America — Video to help learn the country’s locations on the map

South America — Video to help learn the country’s locations on the map



Mayan Civilization

Write your name in Mayan Glyphs:  Mayan Translator

Write your age in Mayan Glyphs:  Mayan Numbers Translator