Welcome to 7th grade and 8th grade history (and more)

with Mr. Campy!


Mr. Campy's History / Social Studies Classes

"In exploring the past, we can better understand the present so we can best prepare for the future."

~Mr. Campy (circa 2013)

8th Graders reenacting the naval conflict between the small fast English Navy against the mighty Spanish Armada

7th Graders playing telephone in order to learn how history "changes" over time plus some general goofiness.


The following is the opening of a history poem about a particular historical figure. If you like tokens, tell me which empire this figure ruled and you will probably receive one (unless three others have come before you!):

Kubla Khan

Or, a vision in a dream. A Fragment.

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.
So twice five miles of fertile ground
With walls and towers were girdled round;
And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills,
Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree;
And here were forests ancient as the hills,
Enfolding sunny spots of greenery.

important dates

7th Grade:

Homework due Thursday 1/17:

  • Read Chapter 7 (206-242)
  • Complete Lesson Review for Lesson 7.2 (p. 229)
    • #1-5 in notes
    • choose #6 or #7 to turn in as a paragraph

8th Grade

Homework due Thursday, 17 January

  • Review/read 7.3 (p. 206-210)
  • Complete Section Assessment p. 210 in our usual way:
    • #1-3 in notes
    • #4 in paragraph form to turn in

Current Event due Wednesday, 16 January (no written portion necessary, just flash card with all required info.)

Office Hours

Wednesdays: 3:20PM-4:20PM

All other days by appointment (mornings at 7:45 or afternoons at 3:20 are a generally good times to meet)

7th Grade only: What is this place above and where in the world would you find it? Tell Mr. Campy and you just may get nice reward!

Christopher Columbus first landed in the Americas on an island that looked something like this one above. Do a little research and figure out what present day country this would be and you just may get a little reward!


by Mr. Campy (and some of you students who borrowed my camera)

Some days history class just gets a little weird...

These 8th graders are busy planning out their "Bill Into Law" sketch.

The 7th grade enjoys Mr. Funt's special presentation on Japanese theatre to go along with our East Asia Unit.