Hoxie High School AMI
Grades 7-8 AMI Learning Guide for Days 16-20
Instructions for Completion
Be sure to read the instructions for each subject area. Each subject has different requirements for completion. You are only required to complete assignments in the subject areas you have classes. For example, some seniors do not have a math course this year, so they will not be required to complete the math section. If you have any questions, please call the high school office at 870-886-2401.
Accommodations for Students with an IEP or 504
- Select activities that best fit your skill level. If you are unsure of which activities that work best for your child, email your child's teacher. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Instead of 3 activities, complete only 2 for the week.
- Instead of 2 activities, complete only 1 for the week.
- Instead of 2 activities, complete only 1 for the week.
- Great Yellowstone Writing: Imagine you are traveling through Yellowstone during the seasonal change. Describe what captured your attention and what makes Yellowstone so magnificent. What changes occurred, and how did it impact the animals of Yellowstone?
- Travel Magazine: Choose a place you would like to visit or live. Research facts about that place, and write an article for a travel magazine that will entice others to visit that place. Include graphics and details.
- Presentation: Time for YOU to be the expert! Make a presentation about something you learned this week. Be sure to include facts and pictures. This can be done on paper, poster, google presentation, etc. You can present for family at home or video chat with family and friends for a learning experience for all!
- Write a Creative Story: After watching all 6 episodes of Breakthrough Ideas.. Imagine that you woke up the next day and one of the iconic objects no longer existed. Which object? How was the world immediately impacted? What happened next?
- After watching Breakthrough Ideas Episode 2, Create a timeline to demonstrate the evolution of the airplane over time. Add the most important points in time. Provide a brief description at each point indicated in the timeline.
- Read and answer questions about the articles, The Age of Exploration and A Club for Explorers
- Journal Writing: Begin keeping a daily journal or diary on the current pandemic.
- FREE Choice- What are your interests? Choose a topic and create a document, presentation or performance that will teach someone else about your topic.
Breakthrough Ideas Episodes 1-6
- Khan Academy: If you have internet access, it is recommended that your child utilize the Khan Academy modules with built-in instruction to support math learning at least 3 days a week. Select your grade level or type in the web address and select the GET STARTED button. (Counts as one each day) If needed students may select a different grade, regardless of age.
Grade 8: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math
Algebra I: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra
Algebra II: httphttps://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry
- Exponent Number Battle Players:
Materials: Deck of cards, face cards worth 10, Aces worth 11, scratch paper or
The game is similar to war (see picture). Winner takes all 4 cards. Play continues until all
cards are played. Player with the most cards wins!
- Find Positive and Negative Sums on a Numberline Worksheet
- Finding Least Common Multiple (LCM) Worksheet
- Design a Bedroom: Materials: Graph paper, ruler, tape measure. Create a scale drawing of your bedroom, then have fun rearranging/redesigning it. Make sure you consider the surface area for simple rectangular shapes (width x length).
THINK Like a Scientist!
- NOVA Polar Lab: The interactive NOVA Polar Lab uses 360° videos, interviews with scientists, and mini-games to send students on an immersive quest to understand how the poles are key to understanding Earth’s climate—past, present, and future. For evidence of completion, write a short (3 or four sentences) summary of the activity. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/lab/polar/research/scene/home
- Compare and Contrast: Draw a Venn Diagram to compare a dog and a wolf. How are they the same and how are they different?
- The Season is changing in Arkansas. Go outside and make notes about evidence of seasonal change. Take notice of plants, animals, and human behaviors.
- Field Guide: Go outside, look under rocks, in the grass and on trees to find 4 different types of insects. Create your own field guide of insects by drawing and labeling each one you find.
All About History
- The Powers of Government: Complete this interactive lesson to learn about the three branches of the United States government. Record your responses from the activity on paper for evidence of completion. https://lsintspl3.wgbh.org/en-us/lesson/midlit10-soc
- Travel back in time to meet the girl hero of the American Revolution. Read the article from the link and/or watch the video below the article to complete the quiz. https://junior.scholastic.com/issues/2019-20/090219/girl-hero-of-the-american-revolution.html#960L
- Women in Wartime: Explore the lives of other women who fought during wartime! Choose a woman that is mentioned in the article, then use the link below to do some more research. Write a short magazine article explaining her contribution and why she was historically important. https://www.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/service-sacrifices-and-bravery-women-wartime
- Exploring 19th-Century Child Labor Laws in the US: Examine historical photographs and a data table related to 19th-century industrialization and child labor. https://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/sis/activities/history/hh-14_student.pdf
- Painting with Coffee: Watch the video below to create your masterpiece.
- Found Object Color Wheel: Using the objects found throughout one’s home, have students collect as many colored objects as they can to create a color wheel. It will become a fun challenge to see how many different objects in different hues one can find at their home.
- Music from the Past: Music has changed over the years. Interview at least five family members (from various generations) about the kind of music they listened to as a child, young adult, etc. How has music changed over the years? What genres were popular with each member? Write a summary of your findings.
- Describe What You Hear: Listen to three or four contrasting songs. On a sheet of paper, list each song and artist you listened to. For each song, describe the instruments you hear.
- Activity Calendar: Using the activity calendar, complete the activity listed each day for this week. https://www.shapeamerica.org/uploads/pdfs/2020/calendar/April-2020-Secondary-Calendar-English.pdf
- Super Deck Fitness Card Games: Select one or two games from the list to play with your family. https://www.shapeamerica.org/uploads/pdfs/2020/resources/SuperDeck-Color-Your-Own.pdf
- Enjoy Nature: Go on a 30-minute nature hike and enjoy the outdoors each day.
- Outdoor Challenge: Ride a bike, jump on a trampoline or shoot the basketball for 30 minutes each day.
- Step it Out: Log the number of steps you take each day. Try to reach 10,000 steps!
- Healthy Eating: Log your eating for a day and compare it to the food pyramid recommendations.
- Career Clusters Activities: Complete the short survey to learn careers that may interest you. http://www.educationplanner.org/students/career-planning/find-careers/career-clusters.shtml
- Career Videos: Watch 5 videos about different careers that interest you. https://www.careeronestop.org/Videos/video-library.aspx
- Interest Inventory: https://cte.careertech.org/sites/default/files/StudentInterestSurvey-English.pdf
Click here when finished to complete the survey and upload work samples. This survey works very well on a mobile device when uploading documents. .
Completion Survey FAQ
- I don't know what email to use for my child to complete the survey. How do we submit? Only students are able to complete surveys using their school email address and password (the same password that is used to sign in daily at school).
- What kind of document do I upload for evidence? The survey supports pictures, word documents, and pdf's. On a computer, attach documents they same way documents are attached to an email. On a mobile device, a photo of the completed assignment works well.
- What if I still can't figure out how to attach a document? You may skip those questions and drop off your work samples at school. The file uploads are not required to submit the survey. The survey itself is also optional, you are welcome to drop off work samples at school in the AMI dropbox.
Please remember we are here to help you. If you have any trouble, please reach out to your child's teacher. Any teacher can be reached through email. Email address are on the school website or using the following format: email@example.com. There is also a direct link on this document that can be used to ask questions.