Sunday, December 15, 2013

Study sessions

Reminder that the 6th grade study sessions will be on Monday and 7th grade study sessions will be on Tuesday.

Sessions are 7am-8am and 3:15pm-4:15pm.

Students will need to bring their study guides.  Study guides need to be mostly completed.  Students who do not have a study guide will not be allowed to stay for the study session.


On Friday, we will be watching a movie in class.  Students can bring snacks (nothing that has to be cooked) and a drink to class on Friday.

Social Studies 12/16-12/20

6th Grade:

6th graders will be finishing up Section 5 of Chapter 2 this week.  We will take a quiz over Section 5 on Wednesday.  This will be a multiple choice quiz.

7th Grade:

7th graders will be finishing up their political party research project.  This project will be due on Wednesday, December 18th.


Monday, December 9, 2013

Social Studies 12/9 - 12/13

6th Grade:

6th Graders will be starting Section 4 of Chapter 2.  The quiz will be on Friday.  This will be a fill-in-the-blank quiz.  Study materials can be found here (link).

7th Graders will be doing some research on political parties.  They will be taking the 7-4 quiz on Friday.  Study materials can be found here (link).

1st Semester Exam Study Sessions:

6th Grade:  Monday, December 16th at 7am and at 3:15am.
7th Grade:  Tuesday, December 17th at 7am and at 3:15am.

Students will need to have their study guides completed to attend.  If students show up with no work having been done on their study guide, they will not be allowed to stay!

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions...

7th graders are studying the historical sources for Thomas Jefferson's idea that the states could ignore any acts of the federal government that are unconstitutional.  The title of the article we are reading is is "Where Did Thomas Jefferson's States' Rights Ideas Come From".  The article is in the book 33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask by Thomas Woods.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Social Studies 12/2 - 12/6

Social Studies this week...

6th Grade:

6th graders will begin Section 3 of Ch. 2.  We will have a quiz on Friday.  This will be a matching quiz.  In anticipation of the 1st Semester Exam which will be given on December 19th, I have emailed students and parents a study guide and have posted study materials for all sections in Chapters 1 and 2 on my website.  Study materials for the 1st Semester Exam can be accessed here (link).

7th Grade:

7th graders will begin Section 4 of Chapter 7.  We will be starting a research project on political parties next week so we will not be taking the Section 4 quiz until the week of December 16th.  I am working on the 1st semester exam and will have a study guide available for students and parents this week.  The exam will cover Chapters 6 and 7.  Student study materials can be found here (link).