8th Grade Humanities News

Our first Mock Trial is scheduled for Tuesday, December 15th. This will be an all-day field trip for 8th grade students, albeit on campus. We know that you are busy scheduling high school visits and planning for Christmas break.  We understand the difficulties of planning and scheduling your students’ lives, and we hope that you […]

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South / Central America World Fair and upcoming due dates

7th Graders completed their first World Fair cycle today! The projects demonstrated learning in a variety of ways: they were creative, colorful, and insightful. Please scroll down for photos! We debriefed in class today, both the World Fair process and the World Fair products. Many students noted that they took risks in this process, which […]

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World Fair Due Dates

As we review the calendar for the year, we wanted to make public our World Fair Due Dates. On each due date, 7th grade students should come with their  World Fair essay, World Fair project, and World Fair rubric (completed, including self-assessment). We’ll display and discuss students’ projects on due dates, and then we’ll store […]

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7th Grade

7th Grade Humanities is off to a great start! In World Geography, students have reviewed the Five Themes of Geography. We’ll spend the year investigating the world through the lens of this framework. Our focus is on becoming geographers as we learn about global cultures and conflict. To wrap up our unit on the Five Themes, students […]

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Former President Andrew Jackson acquitted on all counts!   On February 27, 2014, the Villa Academy 8th Grade U.S. History students traveled to the Federal Courthouse in downtown Seattle to try former president Andrew Jackson for his alleged crimes against humanity, which occurred in the 1830s as Americans moved west. The specific charges stated that […]

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Former President Andrew Jackson Found Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity

  On February 14, 2013, the Villa Academy 8th Grade U.S. History students traveled to the Federal Courthouse in downtown Seattle to try former president Andrew Jackson for his alleged crimes against humanity, which occurred in the 1830’s as Americans moved west. The specific charges stated that “President Andrew Jackson, with premeditated intent, did conduct […]

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Guilty as charged!

At approximately 1:37 today, December 7, 2012, Cabrini College student Angelo Calfo was convicted of Kidnapping in the First Degree. The courtroom was packed for Calfo’s trial, during which the jury heard testimony from Police Officer McIlwain, camp counselor Nicole Rasmussen, and victim Nicolas Alfieri. Witnesses for the defense included Calfo, Krista Round, and McKenzie […]

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World Fair 2012-2013

7A completed the first cycle of the World Fair on November 20th, celebrating South and Central American geography.  Please check out the pictures!

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Mock Trial 2012-2013

Mock Trial is here! To culminate our unit on the United States Constitution, 8A and 8B are taking what they’ve learned about Constitutional law and the Bill of Rights to put Angelo Calfo on trial for Kidnapping in the First Degree.  Students have worked for two weeks to pour through the case materials and witness […]

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7th Grade World Fair

The 7th Grade will host the 3rd Annual Villa Academy World Fair on Tuesday, June 12th, at 11:00am in the Rainbow Theater. Each student will put on display one project from each of the five continents we’ve studied this year: Europe, South America, Africa, Oceania, and Asia. Students have worked all year to design their […]

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