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Welcome to Jr. High Social Studies!

Here is a little bit about what we will be learning this year….

6th Grade:

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1. Students will be able to name and describe the forces that shape people, their culture, and their society.

2. Students will be able to compare and contrast civilizations, societies, and peoples from around the world.

3. Students will be able to name the forces that cause societal change.

4. Students will be able to describe the origins of modern Western Society in Ancient Hebrew, Greek, and Roman thought and society.

5. Student will be able to describe the growth of human society from nomadic groups to civilizations.

7th Grade

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1. Students will be able to name and describe the forces that shape people, their culture, and their society.

2. Students will be able to compare and contrast civilizations, societies, and peoples from around the world.

3. Students will be able to name the forces that cause societal change.

4. Students will be able to describe the history of Western Civilization from the Roman Empire to the expansion of the European colonial powers.

5. Students will be able to state the importance of the Catholic Church in Western civilization and its continuing role as European countries explored and colonized the world.

8th Grade

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 1. Students will be able to name and describe the forces that shape people, their culture, and their society.

2. Students will be able to detail the major events, people, movements, and changes of American history from its founding up to the Reconstruction era.

3. Students will be able to name the forces that cause societal change, link their causes and effects, and describe their impact on the issues of today’s country.

4. Students will be able to describe the functioning of the American government in light of its formation in the founding documents.

5. Students will be able to state the importance and detail the growth of the Catholic Church in the United States.

In addition…

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All students will be reporting current event news to their peers every Monday. Here are some great resources for student friendly news.
Feel free to also explore any other news sites that interest you!
COUNTRY AND CAPITAL MAP GAME: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm
CONTACT:
Best way to reach Ms. Preciado is via email at d_preciado@olmmschool.com