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Eighth Grade Social Studies Debate

By Helt, Byron | May 24, 2018

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 . . . read more

Making Cladograms

By Helt, Byron | April 23, 2018

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 . . . read more

Cell Division Models

February 26, 2018

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! read more

Finding a Good Book

October 18, 2017

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

Social Studies Video Projects

October 18, 2017

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

Singing the Blues

By Ensminger, Natalie | September 25, 2017

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 . . . read more

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   read more

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