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Social Studies Syllabus 2016-2017

Welcome to another fantastic year in Social Studies. Attached you will find the syllabus with a breakdown of the units, topics, and major projects for the 2016-2017 school year. Our main focus is American History from the Revolution to the Civil War. 2016-2017-syllabus

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Social Studies Week 31: 4/28-5/2

Mon./Tues. We finished our battle stations rotations activity in which we learned about 12 key Civil War battles. Students who missed this activity should see me  – the materials will not be posted on the website. We then went over a timeline of the battles, discussed key aspects, turning points, and how certain battles relate […]

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Social Studies Week 30: April 21-25

Mon/Tues. After a brief review/discussion of Friday’s Civil War Music Lesson, students conducted research for their Civil War projects. James checked the Army Recruitment Poster Comparison Reflection and discussed this with individuals and table groups. The take home quiz was also collected. HW:Project Research and/or Writing   Wed./Thurs. We examined 12 Battle stations as students continue […]

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Social Studies Week 29: April 14-18

Mon./Tues. After reviewing tips for conducting good research, students began research for the new Civil War Project (see last week’s post for handouts and details). James discussed the topics proposed by individual students with each student, and made suggestions if necessary. Students started a research document and shared it with James. The title must include […]

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Social Studies Week 28: March 31-April 4

Mon/Tues. We took the Terra Nova Social Studies We then went over the Economics quizzes from last week and the Economics tasks 1-5 We then started the book browse of 30 plus Civil War Books (mentioned in last Friday’s post but we didn’t end up getting to that since we needed more review of civil […]

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Social Studies Week 27: March 24-28

Mon./Tues. We warmed up by comparing and contrasting supply and demand curves for goods with those for labor markets. This was a follow-up on part of Friday’s lesson. Students should take note that for a labor market, the negatively sloping demand curve refers to demand for workers by firms at given wages (in the Y […]

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Social Studies Week 26: March 17-21

Mon/Tues We spent the first part of class reading each other’s paragraphs on abolitionism (paragraph B, see last week). James also projected and read 2 exemplars and we discussed them. Students got back paragraph A and read James’ comments. We started our week-long look at Economics preceding the Civil War. We talked about the terms […]

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Social Studies Week 25: March 10-14

MON/TUES After a brief discussion of presentation skills, students put the final touches on their presentations on slavery, then presented (see last week’s post for the docs). Most of these were quite good. We also discussed how they relate to the state standards on slavery (see A, B, and C below, which also are this […]

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Social Studies wk 24: March 3-7

Mon- Tues. Unit Test on Westward Expansion Then we watched crash course U.S. # 13 on Slavery; it can be found on youtube; students took Cornell Notes and I showed them my notes and we discussed them. HW: Review above Cornell Notes Wed-Thur.Friday We went over the Test We wrote about and discussed how slaves […]

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Social Studies Week 23: Feb 24-28

Mon./Tues. Students warmed up by writing about the concept of manifest destiny and its importance. We discussed it briefly. We then did a 15 minute directed Q & A session in which we reviewed the details of both the Trail of Tears and The U.S.-Mexico War. Students finished the 4th and final station from last […]

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