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Eighth Grade Social Studies Debate

The students voted for team captains, who then chose their teams. Students debated the use of atomic bombs by the U.S. in WW2. Students that were not on debate teams acted as the audience and evaluated the debate teams using rubrics. The . . .

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Making Cladograms

Eight grade students were making cladograms in science class recently to help them understand evolutionary relationships between organisms. They compared and contrasted several physical characteristics to establish timelines and shared . . .

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Cell Division Models

In 8th grade science recently, the kids were creating models for the phases of cell division. They used a variety of foods and got to eat them at the end. They really enjoyed this lesson!

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Finding a Good Book

Mrs. Ensminger's 8th grade Literature students are "Speed Dating" with books.

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Social Studies Video Projects

  Mr. Helt's 8th graders are using the green screen and WeVideo to complete their social studies projects

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Singing the Blues

Mrs. Ensminger's 8th grade Literature classes recently read a short story about a former Blues singer. As a follow-up activity, students composed a few verses to create their own Blues songs.  Ben Hill was gracious enough to . . .

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West Central Middle School 8th Grade Team

Mrs. Ensminger ensminger-natalie@wc235.k12.il.us Mr. Helt helt-byron@wc235.k12.il.us Mr. Hennings hennings-jeremy@wc235.k12.il.us  

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