Welcome to Jr. High Social Studies!
- January 8 – School Resumes
- January 12 – Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Service at 2:00 pm
- January 15 – No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- January 17 – Pizza Day and dress down day
- January 24 – 7th grade History Fair projects due
- January 22-25 – Aspire Interim tests (Monday – Science, Tuesday – English, Wednesday – Reading, Thursday – Math)
- January 26 – School Geography Bee; Cotillion
- January 28 – Catholic Schools Week Open House and Mass – student attendance day
- February 2 – No school
7th Grade Springfield Trip 2017
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:
-Why did America turn to imperialism in the late 1800s? What are the arguments for and against imperialism? What were the causes and effects of the Spanish-American War?
-Spanish-American War skits
-Key terms and people: imperialism, isolationism, Open Door Policy, yellow journalism, Teller Amendment, Platt Amendment, William McKinley
7th grade Social Studies:
-What ideas are expressed in the Declaration of Independence?
-Analyze primary sources and write an argument using evidence
-Student declarations of independence
-History Fair projects
-Words to know: Declaration of Independence, unalienable rights, tyranny, First Continental Congress, Patriots, minutemen, Redcoats, Loyalists, Lexington, Concord, Second Continental Congress, Battle of Bunker Hill
6th grade Social Studies:
-Compare the three philosophies of ancient China. Evaluate Shi Huangdi’s reign as emperor of China.
-Use evidence to support a thesis.
-Words to know: Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism, Confucius, Laozi, Warring States period, dynasty, Shi Huangdi, Great Wall
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