~U.S. History~ Weekly Update

~Ms. Dunn's HST302A, 8th Grade History~

This week in history....

  • September 28, 1995 - Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat signed an accord at the White House establishing Palestinian self-rule in the West Bank.
  • September 29- Birthday - Nuclear physicist Enrico Fermi (1901-1954) was born in Rome. While teaching at the University of Chicago, he developed a method of causing nuclear fission, producing a chain reaction releasing explosive nuclear energy which led to the development of the Atomic bombs.
  • September 30, 1955 - Actor James Dean was killed in a car crash in California at age 24. Although he made just three major films, Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden and Giant, he remains one of the most influential actors.
  • October 1, 1908 - Henry Ford's Model T, a "universal car" designed for the masses, went on sale for the first time.
  • October 2, 1968 - California's Redwood National Park was established. Redwoods are the tallest of all trees, growing up to 400 feet (120 meters) during a lifetime that can span 2,000 years.

When we have class...

We will meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to work through our course together. When you see these lessons on your plan, please attend, as this year attendance is required to provide you the BEST support in this course!!!! Sometimes, I will hold a class for you on Thursdays as you need it. If you see that class on your plan, I made it for you because your scores showed me you needed that specific help.


Be sure to check your plan/calendar in our course. The lessons scheduled for each day will match up with what we are covering in class.

Notes from the Syllabus

Rework/ Redo for Assignments, Tests, and Quizzes

  • Computer-Graded retakes will be at the discretion of the teacher & may require additional preparation from the student (as approved by the teacher).
  • Teacher-Graded assignments may be reworked for an improved grade and will be at the discretion of the teacher.
  • A reworked assignment does not adhere to the 72 hour grading turnaround policy.


Every time you enter the course and before completing any classwork,

  • Read any announcements I posted since the last time you entered the course.
  • Review the Calendar to see what lessons and assignments you are to complete that day.
  • Complete all lessons and assignments (both graded and nongraded) as indicated on the Class Plan before the end of the day.
  • Submit assignments to me through the Dropbox tool, unless they are scored by the computer. Assignments sent by K-Mail will not be accepted unless you’ve made prior arrangements with me.
  • Post questions to the Raise Your Hand area and return later for the answer.


Kmailing Ms. Dunn: Please kmail me under my teacher account, not my administrator account.

Class Connect Recordings:

  • All class recordings can be found on the file below.
  • Select the tab at the bottom to find your specific class time.

Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser™ is a secure browser for taking exams in the 8th Grade Platform, also called Desire2Learn. It prevents you from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during a quiz. If a Desire2Learn quiz requires that Respondus LockDown Browser be used, the quiz won’t be accessible with a standard web browser. Respondus LockDown Browser shouldonly be used for taking quizzes in Desire2Learn. It should not be used in other areas of Desire2Learn.


Tutorial Video: http://viewpure.com/8QnHKQOlNvA


Student Guides and additional tutorials have been posted in our locker.

Ms. Dunn

If you need to contact me the best way is via Kmail. Please search for me under "teachers".


Ph: 616-309-1600, ext. 1626.

Ph: (734) 237-8394 (You may call or text me at this number.) If you text me, please let me know it is you!