Welcome to Jr. High Social Studies!
7th Grade Springfield Trip 2017
- November 1 – All School Mass (All Saints Day) – parents please join us at 9:30 am
- November 3 – Professional Development day for teachers – no school for students
- November 15 – Pizza Day and dress down day
- November 16 – Field trip to see the play Aida (permission slips due November 13)
- November 21 – Thanksgiving prayer service and Parent-Teacher conferences
- November 22-24 – Thanksgiving break
7-9’s first week of school
In 6th grade, we will be studying ancient world civilizations. We will be learning about Egypt, India, China, Greece, the Roman Republic, and the Middle Ages. We will also study different cultures and religions, including Islam, Christianity, and Judaism.
In 7th grade, we will be learning about early American history, such as European exploration, the English colonies, the American Revolution, and the first presidents. We will also be studying the United States Constitution and the Illinois Constitution. Students will also participate in the Chicago Metro History Fair.
In 8th grade, we will be learning about United States History. We will learn about the Civil War and Reconstruction, industrialization, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the World Wars, the Holocaust, and the Cold War era. We will continue to learn more about the Constitution and how it impacts our lives today.View More
Meet Your Teacher
Welcome to Social Studies
My name is Ms. Bober and I teach junior high Social Studies. I am looking forward to helping students explore history through projects, small group work, and research activities. We will be analyzing primary and secondary sources, studying images, and working on literacy skills. I hope to make history meaningful to students, instill a passion for learning and increase critical thinking skills.
This will be my fifth year in education and my third year teaching Social Studies at St. Mary. I graduated from DePaul University with my Bachelors degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Sciences where I also received my teaching license with my middle school endorsement in Social Studies and high school Social Sciences and History.
The best way to contact me is by email at email@example.com.
Currently we are working on…
8th grade Social Studies:
-How did people respond to Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation? How did the Civil War come to an end?
-Confederate flag research paper
-Key terms and people: Emancipation Proclamation, copperheads, habeas corpus, Gettysburg Address, Appomattox Courthouse
7th grade Social Studies:
-What were the effects of the French and Indian War? How did colonists respond to the increased taxes?
-taxation without representation simulation
-Analyze primary sources and write a well supported paragraph using primary sources.
-History Fair research and preliminary thesis statements.
-Words to know: boycott, smuggling, Stamp Act, Townshend Acts, Boston Massacre, Tea Act, Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts, Quartering Act
6th grade Social Studies:
-How were the pyramids built? Who built the Great Pyramid of Giza? What achievements did the Egyptians make in math, science, engineering?
-Words to know: Khufu, pyramid, engineering, Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom, obelisk, hieroglyphics, Rosetta Stone
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