Social Studies 2016-2017
Congratulations to the following 7th graders whose projects advanced to the regional History Fair at Lane Tech High School. I am so impressed by your hard work researching and writing analytically about your selected topics. You did a tremendous job on your projects and your work stood out today at regionals. You presented yourselves as knowledgeable historians to the judges today. Be proud of all of your hard work throughout this process.
Ben B.: Save the Dunes
Grace S.: Daniel Burnham: A City Beautiful
Claudia H.: Doctors on Strike
Ryan R.: Great Depression in Chicago
Mia S.: The Haymarket Affair
Isabella K.: Samuel Insull: The Powerful Mind that Powered-Up Chicago
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
Currently we are working on...
6th grade Social Studies: This week we will review the Roman Republic and Punic Wars. We will examine the events that led to the downfall of the republic and start of the Roman Empire. Students will create a comic strip demonstrating their knowledge of the timeline of events and their causes and effects.
7th grade Social Studies: This week we will learn about the judicial branch and its purpose. Students should be reviewing their notes and workbook pages to prepare for the Constitution test. The next test will be after Aspire Testing and will cover the executive branch and judicial branch.
8th grade Social Studies: We are currently studying World War II. We will review America’s shift from neutrality to war as a result of Pearl Harbor. We will read primary source documents about the internment of the Japanese and debate whether civil liberties should ever be restricted. We will also review the tools and techniques of propaganda we studied during our WWI unit by analyzing different pieces of propaganda, including videos and pictures.
In 6th grade, we will be studying ancient world civilizations. We will be learning about Egypt, India, China, Greece, the Roman Republic, and the early Americas. 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 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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