Welcome to 7th
Grade Social Studies! This year we will be studying United States history from
the Civil War to the Present. In addition to classroom instruction, we will do
this through a mixture of projects, activities, and "bringing history to life"
in the classroom. We will all be Soaring to Excellence together! Go
Brrrrrr --- The Cold War is starting. We have begun our Cold War unit and below are our learning targets for the post-World War II period and Cold War. We will be working on this unit as well as the project.
**How did the United States help in rebuilding post-war Europe and Japan?
**What contributed to the prosperity of Americans following World War II?
**How and why did the Cold War begin?
**How did the Cold War tensions cause divisiveness at home?
**What have been the major conflicts and confrontations during the Cold War?
**How did Communism collapse in Europe?
**How were challenges after the Cold War different from earlier challenges?
**What factors led to changing patterns of society in the post-World War II era?
**What policies and programs expanded educations and employment opportunities for the military, women and minorities?
It's here! Remember our walk through the monuments we did last October? Now you can design your own monument or memorial based on something you have learned about in class this year! The packets went to the students today, and all of the material is in the "Monuments and Memorials" folder. The first tasks are due this Thursday and students need to do three (3) things:
1) Partner Choice (option to work alone as well)
2) Topic Choice
3) Parent/guardian sign the checklist
Be sure to check out Mission 5 "Up From the Dust" on the Mission US Interactive Web Site. The link can be found in "Useful Links".
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Supplies Needed for Class:
5-subject vinyl notebook
Glue Stick/Stapler or Tape
Box of tissues (Advisory only)
Please keep your supplies replenished throughout the year!