Monthly Archives: August 2017

Learning Experience August 31-Sept 1 – THE DOI!!!!!

I can summarize the main ideas and important points of The Declaration of Independence I can explain and evaluate the relevance of the Declaration of Independence. It’s the most important document in American history – the Declaration of Independence. It was written … Continue reading

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IN CLASS August 30-31 – Why do we need to know about government?

I/we can evaluate the importance of studying government. I/we can effectively communicate a thesis or claim in a creative manner. As social studies teachers, we need your help, American Studies scholars! People- especially teenagers – across the nation don’t see … Continue reading

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LEARNING EXPERIENCE August 29-30 – DO YOU ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE?

    I can evaluate the government’s impact on my life. Yeah, yeah, this is a history class … but it’s also a civics class, because you can’t learn about America’s story without looking at the role of the government. … Continue reading

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Your chapter in America’s Story – A POP UP MUSUEM!

TARGET – I can clearly represent and present represent my American story in oral and written form.  I was first exposed to the concept of the pop-up museum at the NCSS conference in Boston in 2014. As I sat in a great presentation … Continue reading

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WELCOME BACK!

  Here it is … the year you have been waiting for all of your middle school life – 8TH GRADE!  There are always some nuts and bolts stuff that you have to do in every course to get prepared, … Continue reading

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