300 Westview Dr NE

Cleveland, TN 37312

7th/8th Grade

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

 I am blessed to teach incredible people–seventh and eighth graders.  The mission statement for the Class of 2021 will guide them in helping our school have a blessed year.

As the Bowman Hills Class of 2021, we hope to bring order and assurance in this chaotic time.  As our aim declares, “in our hands we hold today, in our dreams we hold tomorrow, in our faith we hold forever.”  Through God, we can attain our goals.  We seek to be caring, to stay cheerful, to have a brave face, and to lift each other up.

AIM:

“In our hands we hold today, in our dreams we hold tomorrow,

in our faith we hold forever.” 

MOTTO:

“The righteous person may have troubles

but the Lord delivers him from them all.” 

~Psalm 34:19

ART    

 

“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

Artists and Style

Realism

Style Characteristics

  • Attempted to show what life is “really” like.
  • Painted subjects to look realistic.
  • Painted common, ordinary, even ugly images of life.
  • Painted the common people instead of the upper class.
  • Showed subjects doing everyday tasks.
  • Brought people into their studios and posed them.

Jean-François Millet ( 1814-1875)

  • Born in France.
  • Visited the Louvre Museum often
  • Painted signs and portraits in his early career.
  • Painted landscapes and people in common everyday activities later in life.
  • Used water color and pastels.

 

Impressionism

Style

  • Used quick, choppy brush strokes
  • Tried to capture effects of light
  • Placed unmixed colors next to each other to create impression of third color
  • Created shadows using colors instead of using black
  • Painted spontaneously
  • Captured “vibrating quality of light.”

Claude Monet (1840-1926)

 

Art Nouveau

Style

  • World-wide art movement characterized by:
  •  natural themes — especially floral   (Charles Darwin’s Origin of the Species)
  •   flowing, curving lines and forms
  •  useful art designs–furniture, architecture, jewelry, etc.

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933)

  • He was trained as a painter.
  •   He became interested in glass making.
  •   He used opalescent glass and   “impurities” in the glass  to   create beautiful works.
  •   Patented his “Favrile” (handmade)   iridescent glass in 1894.
  •   In 1893 he started a factory and hired   skilled glass artisans and   designers–even women.

Fauvism

Style

  • Color instead of form
  • Color to express feeling instead of to show reality
  • Unrealistic color
  • Simplified shapes
  • Patterns and repeated shapes
  • Contrasting color

Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

Biography on Ducksters

Cubism

Style

  • Created by our featured artist in collaboration with Georges Braque (French) to create a “new way of seeing things”
  • Attempted to show multiple viewpoints at once
  • Used combinations of basic geometric shapes
  • Painted pictures that look like fractured glass
  • Used bright colors and hard-edged forms to create a flattened picture
  • Distorted reality

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

  • Born in Spain
  • Father taught art
  • Went to a prestigious art school at 14
  • Painted so well his father supposedly vowed never to paint again
  • Officially named Pablo(Pablito) Diego Jose Santiago       Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Crispin   Crispiniano de los Remedios Cipriano de la   Santisima Trinidad Ruiz Blasco y Picasso Lopez!
  • Duckster biography

Neoplasticism

Style — History and Characteristics

  • The movement started in early 1900s.
  • Artists reverted to the basic fundamentals of art such as color, form, and line.
  • They felt that art shouldn’t be the reproduction of real objects, but the expression of the absolutes of life.
  • The only absolutes are lines and primary colors.
  • Primary colors–red, blue, and yellow or “non-colors”–gray, black, and white
  • Geometric shapes such as rectangular planes or prisms
  • Balance by use of opposition
  • Straight lines or rectangular areas
  • No symmetry
  • Balance and rhythm through proportion and location

 

Piet Mondrian (1872-1944)

  • He was born Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan, Jr. in the Netherlands.
  • Father was a teacher and artist.
  • He studied art at National Academy of Art in Amsterdam.
  • He left his parents’ church and could be regarded as a “hippy.”
  • He loved nature and painted landscapes and flowers.
  • He taught elementary school.

Dada

Style –history and characteristics

  • French for “hobbyhorse”
  • Randomly chosen name (according to historians—knife in dictionary)
  • Anti-art instead of art
  • A reaction to World War I
  • Expression of the disorder of the world
  • Meant to “enrage” instead of “engage”
  • Collage of unrelated subjects
  • Cut up photographs and other printed images
  • Photo mantage

Raoul Hausmann (1886-1971)

  • Born in Austria
  • Moved to Germany when he was 14
  • Studied with his father, a painter
  • Studied art, philosophy, and literature
  • Wrote poems and articles
  • Edited magazine titled “Dada”
  • Helped found the “Dada” art movement

Futurism

Style–History and Characteristics

  • 1909-1918 (1920s)
  • Began as a literary movement in Italy
  • Started after poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti wrote a manifesto in 1909
  • create a new art for ourselves
  • throw out the ideas of the past, especially political and artistic ideas.
  • glorify speed, noise, machines, pollution and industrialization of cities
  • see industrialization and the invention of cars and airplanes as man’s triumph over nature
  • oppose “pastists” and “pastism”
  • glorify war and violence
  • Repetition of lines to create rhythm
  • Use of time lapse photography to capture the element of time
  • Illusion of movement
  • Brilliant colors
  • Flowing brush strokes

 

Giacomo Balla  (1871-1958)

  • Born in Turin Italy in 1871
  • Studied art
  • Worked as an illustrator, caricaturist and portrait painter
  • Taught artists
  • Signed futurist manifesto and devoted work to that style
  • Painted, sculpted, made furniture and clothing in the futurist style
  • Continued working in the style into the 1920s.

 

Surrealism

Style — History and Characteristics

  • People should free their minds and exercise their “unconscious minds.”
  • Perhaps dreams are more true than everyday reality.
  • Art should be mysterious.
  • Art is images of reality but NOT reality.
  • Fantasy mixed with reality
  • Surprising and imaginative
  • Dream-like and mysterious
  • Images that are not reality but look “real”
  • Juxtaposing (like Dada) unrelated things

 

René Magritte (1898-1967)

  • He was born in Belgium in 1898.
  • His mother committed suicide when he was 13.
  • At 16 he studied art at a fine arts academy.
  • He served in the military.
  • He worked as a graphic designer designing wallpaper and as a portrait painter.
  • In 1926 began painting in a “surreal” way like Salvador Dali from Spain.

Abstract Expressionism

Style — History and Characteristics

  • The movement had its roots in cubism and   surrealism.
  • Abstract Expressionism started in America after   World War II.
  • With the beginning of Abstract Expressionism,   New York replaced Paris as the center of   the art world.
  • The movement had its roots in cubism and   surrealism.
  • Abstract Expressionism started in America after   World War II.
  • With the beginning of Abstract Expressionism,   New York replaced Paris as the center of   the art world.
  • Painting abstract images
  • Focusing on surface qualities such as brush   strokes and texture
  • Using huge canvases
  • Embracing accidents as part of the art process
  • Glorifying the act of painting
  • Attempting to capture pure emotion on canvas

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) about him and his unique style

In the 1940’s he began to develop his own unique techniques

  • He affixed the canvas to the floor   or wall.
  • Paint was poured or dripped on the   canvas.
  • Sticks, trowels and knives were   used instead of brushes.
  • Sometimes he mixed broken glass   or sand into the paint.
  • He wanted an All-over style where   no part of the painting is   emphasized over another.

Website with biographical information:  Tate

 

Pop Art

Style

  • Every day objects drawn in bold colorful ways
  •   Short for Popular Art
  •   Inspired by comic strips, advertising, and   popular entertainment.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

  • Born in 1928 with a natural talent for art.
  • Studied design and illustration in college.
  • Worked in New York City after graduation doing magazine illustrations, decorating store windows, designing greeting cards, record   albums, book covers, etc.  He even designed the images used in TV weather reports.
  • Wanted to be famous, so he started his own style of   painting images from everyday life.
  • Made a movie once of a man sleeping for 6 hours.

 

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

 

 

Fanny Lou Hamer

PBS — “Freedom Summer — Hamer”

Stamford University article

Mississippi History Now Online Magazine — “Fannie Lou Hamer:  Civil Rights Activist”

National Women’s History Museum article on Fannie Lou

Nikola Tesla

Franklin Institute — Case file

MIT Timeline of Tesla’s Life and Inventions

“The Extraordinary Life of Nikola Tesla”  Smithsonian Magazine

 

Henry Ford

Post Gazette — Henry Ford’s Legacy

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

Sweepstakes

Thomas Edison

Rutgers

Lemelson Center

National Park Service

 

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)

 

Elizabeth Blackwell

U.S. National Library of Medicine — Exhibit on Elizabeth Blackwell “That Girl There Is Doctor In Medicine”

Women’s History.org

Sojourner Truth

PBS — This by Faith

Biography.com — Sojourner Truth

Prudence Crandall

Hartford Courant “State Heroine”

Connecticut History.org — “Prudence Crandall Fights for Equal Access to Education”

Ronald Reagan

White House Biography

Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute — Life and Times

Biography.com —  Ronald Reagan

History.com — Reagan

Louis Zamperini

National Archives — Zamperini as True American Hero

Interview with Zamperini — YouTube

National Review — “Remembering Louis Zamperini”

Nellie Bly

Women’s Museum of California–First in Their Field:  Nelly Bly

The New Yorker.com — “Nellie Bly’s Lessons in Writing…”

John Muir

School Work Helper — John Muir:  Biography and Contributions

The Great Peacemakers — John Muir

John Muir and “Godful” Nature article

Neil Armstrong

PRI — 5 Ways Neil Armstrong likely changed your life

Neil Armstrong Changed the World — by Bill Nye (Yes, the “science guy”)

Eleanor Roosevelt

FDR Library — Eleanor’s work with Universal Human Rights Declaration

FDR Library — Eleanor and the Tuskegee Airmen

Women’s History — Eleanor Roosevelt

George Eastman

Learning to Give — Student paper with bibliography  on Eastman

PBS — “The Wizard of Photography” from the American Experience

Desmond Doss

U.S. Army Website — Hero behind Hacksaw Ridge

Museum Research Links

Video for formatting in MLA

Easy Bib page

MLA Citation Site

General Medieval History Links

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Questia Research Topics

Edtechteacher Medieval History Websites

William the Conqueror

Ducksters (good overview) — William the Conqueror

Royal UK — William the Conqueror

Ancient History Encyclopedia — William the Conqueror

History.com — “10 Things You May Not Know About William the Conqueror

History Extra — “9 Surprising Facts about William the Conqueror and the Norman Conquest

Crusades

Academic Kids.com

Ancient History Encyclopedia — Children’s Crusade

BBC — “The Crusades”

The Met — “The Crusades”

History.com — “The Disastrous Time tens of Thousands of Children Tried to Start a Crusade”

Joan of Arc

History.com

Smithsonian  —  France’s Leading Lady

Biography.com

Biographyonline

St. Joan Center

Ducksters — Joan of Arc

 

Vikings

Britannica Kids Homework — Great site for making an outline

10 Facts About Vikings from National Geographic Kids

DK Findout — Vikings

Mr. Donn Viking Life–many topics related to Vikings

Heraldry

Central European University

Ducksters

Ancient History Encyclopedia

International Heraldry.com

English Heritage Organization — Our Guide to Heraldry

 

Sufis

Encyclopedia Britannica– Sufism

New World Encyclopedia — Sufism

Art of the Sufis — The Met

Oxford Islamic Studies — Sufism

Rumi:

BBC –Jalaluddin Rumi

Whirling Dervish — Historydaily

Samurai

How Stuff Works — Samurai

Bushido from New World Encyclopedia

Sandy Fussell — Samurai

MyLearning

USHistory.org

PBS

Peter the Great Museum — Exhibit on Samurai

DK —Samurai Knights

Uplift

Ancient Encyclopedia

Good site for Samurai social structure:  FactsNDetails

 

Akbar

Cultural India — Akbar the Great

History Today — Death of the Emperor Akbar

Biography.com — Akbar the Great

 

Gothic Architecture

An Introduction to Gothic Architecture from Khan Academy

Academic Kids Encyclopedia — Gothic Architecture

School History — Gothic Architecture

SmartHistory —  Gothic Architecture:  An Introduction  (same article as Khan Academy)

 

Mansa Musa

Ancient History Encyclopedia — “Mansa Musa”

Britannica Homework Help — Musa

Mr. Donn —  “Mansa Musa:  The Muslim King of Mali”

National Geographic — “Mansa Musa: Musa I of Mali”

Ducksters — Empire of Ancient Mali

 

Genghis Khan

Ancient History Encyclopedia — “Genghis Khan”

History.com — “Genghis Khan”

Discover Magazine — “The Life of Genghis Khan,  The Ruthless Warlord Who Created the World’s Largest Empire

The MET — “The Legacy of Genghis Khan”

Martin Luther

Biography.com — Martin Luther

Biography online Martin Luther

Britannica Kids Homework

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy — “Martin Luther”

BBC — “Martin Luther”

The New Yorker — “How Martin Luther Changed the World”

 

 

Francis of Assisi

Encyclopedia of World Biography — “Francis of Assisi biography”

Christian History — “Francis of Assissi

Knights

DKFindOut — Introduction to Knights

Ducksters — Middle Ages:  History of the Medieval Knight

Mr. Donn — “Knights, Squires, and Pages”

LibraryPoint — “A Day of Knights”

Ancient History Encyclopedia —  “Medieval Knights”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eleanor of Aquitaine

BBC

Thoughtco

History.com

Ehistory at Ohio State University

British Heritage Travel

Electrum Magazine article

 

Charlemagne

Kids.kiddle.com

Biography.com

livescience.com

history.com

historyhit.com

christianhistoryinstitute.org

 

 

Attila the Hun

History for Kids “Attila the Hun”

Ancient History Encyclopedia

Smithsonian Magazine.com

Biography.com

 

Justinian

Ancient History Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia.com

Ducksters

Bay Trail Middle School — Mr. Giotto’s Online Textbook

Encyclopedia Britannica

Marriage to Theodora — Catholic Law Review

The famous people

 

Black Death

History Today

Centers for Disease Control

Eyewitness to History

Academic.mu 

Khan Academy — The Black Death

Khan Academy — Plague

 

 

Ming Dynasty

The UnMuseum

China Highlights

Encyclopedia Britannica — Great Wall

How Stuff Works.com

Travel China.com

Encyclopedia Britannica — Ming

LumenLearning

Ancient Encyclopedia

Ming Lacquerwork

 

Siege Weapons

Exploring Castles.com

Medieval Life and Times

Ancient History Encyclopedia

Ducksters

DKFindout

History on the Net

How stuff works — siege methods

History Crunch.com

Lords ‘n Ladies

History.net

Famous Seige

 

Queen Isabella of Spain

Encyclopedia Britannica

CTSpanish.com

New Encyclopedia.org

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Canadian Provinces Research Project Links

Encyclopedia Britannica — Use search bar and type in your province for reliable resources and information.

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

Nunavut

Nova Scotia

Quebec  — Things to see and do,  Fun Facts

Prince Edward Island — Fun Facts

British Columbia

Ontario

Ontario History

 

Alberta (fun facts)

Alberta (Travel Site)

Nova Scotia Enc. Britannica

 

Provinces and Capitals of Canada — Link to study

 

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

Links to Candidate’s websites — Politics1.com

POT POURRI (Miscellaneous)

Excerpts from Psalm 91 —  Promises for such a time as this!

 

“For he will rescue you from every trap, and protect you from deadly disease.

Do not dread the disease that stalks in the darkness, nor the disease that strikes midday.

Though a 1,000 fall at your side, though 10,000 are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.

No evil will conquer you; no  plague will come near your home.

For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you may go.

You will trample upon lions and cobras; you will crush fierce lions and serpents beneath your feet.

The Lord says, ‘I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name.

When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them.

I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.’”

~Psalm 91:1,3,6-7,10-11,13-16 NLT version

Shared by Jamie Hagan

BIBLE

 

1 Corinthians 13 (KJV)

 

1Though I speak with the tongues of  men  and of angels, and have not charity,

I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

 

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries,

and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could  remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

 

And though I bestow all my goods to   feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

 

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

 

Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

 

Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

 

10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

11 When I was a child, I spake as a child,

I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

 

12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part;

but then shall I know even as also I am known.

13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity,           these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

 

MATH

IXL Log in

SCHEDULE OF IXL ASSIGNMENTS

IXL skills practice will be assigned in class for individual skills instead of multiple skills being assigned at once.

RED BOOK

BLUE BOOK

SCIENCE

PERIODIC TABLE

Science Spot — Links to Periodic Table

CHEMICAL BONDS

Isomers — Khan Academy

BALANCING EQUATIONS

Jefferson Labs — Balancing Act!

Chembalancer

Invertebrates

Insect Collection

Links:

Labeling Directions:

  • Times New Roman
  • 9 pt. font
  • Single spaced

Collector:  Your Name

Date:  9-15-20 (or other date if you know it)

Locality:  Cleveland, TN

Common Name

Genus species

Worms

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

Glossary of Astronomers from Enchanted Learning

Famous Astronomers.org

Space.com — Famous Astronomers

Windows2universe — People

Early Astronomers

 

Space Facts — Information for Planet Postcards

Botany

Links for Tree Honor Project

Leaf Identification Sites — Online Dichotomous Keys

  1. Key to Leaves of Virginia Trees
  2. What Tree Is It?
  3. Illustrated Key to Common Trees of Middle Tennessee
  4. Dichotomous Tree Key
  5. Virginia Tech Dendrology

Tree Table Assistance

Pathfinder Tree Honor Key

Leaf Test Practice

Leaf ID Power point

Root Resources

Kiddle — “Root Facts for Kids”

Crops Review — The Functions of the Root

Encyclopedia.com — Roots

Alcohol Webquest Resources

  1. How alcohol works — https://science.howstuffworks.com/alcohol1.htm
  2. Alcohol’s effects on the body — https://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/specialfeatures/interactivebody.aspx
  3. What do you know about the effects of alcohol?  QUIZ —http://healthlibrary.brighamandwomens.org/InteractiveTools/Quizzes/40,AlcoholAbuseQuiz
  4. Binge Drinking — https://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/binge-drinking.htm
  5. Compute your BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) — http://www.intox.com/wheel/drinkwheel.asp

 

 

SPELLING/VOCABULARY

  1. authoritative

  2. distorted

  3. abroad

  4. grave

  5. facial

  6. cause

  7. chronological

  8. conflicting

  9. perspective

  10. analogy

  11. analysis

  12. anaphylaxis

  13. anagram

  14. analytical

  15. microanalysis

  16. analogous

  17. anarchy

  18. anatomical

  19. anachronism

  20. anathema