Social Studies 2016-2017
Congratulations to all 7th graders on your excellent History Fair projects. Each year the students impress me with their knowledge and analysis of their selected topics. There were many outstanding projects this year. I am incredibly proud of the time and effort each student put into their project. The following students will be advancing to the regional History Fair competition at Lane Tech High School on Saturday, April 22:
Meg F.: A Peaceful Revolution: The Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Chicago Freedom Movement
Isabella S.: The Division Street Riots of 1966
Lorelei K.: Child Labor, Changing for the Common Good
Natalie K.: It’s a Jungle Out There
Ben B.: Save the Dunes
Grace S.: Daniel Burnham: A City Beautiful
Claudia H.: Doctors on Strike
Ryan R.: Great Depression in Chicago
Isabella K.: Samuel Insull: The Powerful Mind That Powered-Up Chicago
Mia S.: They Haymarket Affair
What we’re learning in Social Studies:
6th grade: This week we will identify the positive an negative impacts of Alexander the Great on Greece. We will also learn about the Greek achievements in art, architecture, and philosophy.
7th grade: We are currently studying the Legislative branch of the U.S. government. This week we will compare and contrast the responsibilities of the Senate and House of Representatives. We will also learn about the lawmaking process. Students should be reviewing their notes and workbook pages to prepare for the Constitution test. The next part will be on Thursday 3/30 and will cover the legislative branch (Units 9-12).
8th grade: We are currently studying the Great Depression. This week we will read about FDR’s response to the Great Depression, the New Deal. Students will evaluate whether the New Deal was effective.
In 6th grade, we will be studying ancient world civilizations. We will be learning about Egypt, India, China, Greece, the Roman Republic, Africa and the early Americas. We will also study different cultures and religions, including Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. We will read maps and about cultural differences.
In 7th grade, we will be learning about early American history, such as the English colonies, the American Revolution, and the first presidents. We will also be studying the Constitution.
In 8th grade, we will be learning about United States History. We will learn about the Civil War and Reconstruction, progressivism, urban life, the World Wars, the Holocaust, and the Civil Rights movement. 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. I am the Junior High Social Studies teacher. I graduated from DePaul University with my Bachelors degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Sciences. I have my teaching license with my middle school endorsement in Social Studies and high school Social Sciences and History. Before coming to St. Mary’s, I worked at Washington School in Glenview and Onahan Elementary School in Chicago.
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