Middle School Social Studies News: November 2012
In Social Studies, students have just completed the first unit called Early History of Humans, which culminated with an Agricultural Revolution News Show. Each student chose a role – anchor, weatherperson, interviewer, etc. – wrote a script, rehearsed and recorded their segment. Look for each class’s news show at the Curriculum Celebration in January. Our current unit is on the Incas, Aztecs and Mayans. The focus of this unit, beyond understanding each civilization’s history, laws, scientific advancements, and hierarchical system, will be on geography and taking notes in a number of different formats. Students will be asked to use their notes in order to put on a very hands-on presentation at the Curriculum Celebration. The presentations will be choice-based and will cover one facet of the three civilizations.