This week we will spend time getting to know one another, going over course expectations, introducing the main social studies concepts that we will be going over this year, and start digging into the our first official unit. Here is a break down of what will be going on for each day this week:
Week 1 Overview, An Introduction to Social Studies
Due Wednesday, August 26th: Complete the Social Studies Careers Guided Notes. Click on the links below for the guided notes sheet and for the Prezi where you will find the definitions you will need to complete the assignment.
We will have a quiz on the various social studies careers on Thursday, August 27th.
Monday, August 24th
We will spend a large part of the class going over course expectations and getting to know one another.
Tuesday, August 25th
News Article Analysis #1
Throughout the year we will begin our day with a look at a news article that covers a variety of current event topics. We will read the article as a class and answer questions related to the material.
Social Studies Careers Lesson
We will go over the lecture that covers the various careers one can pursue in the world of social studies.
Wednesday, August 26th
Social Studies Careers Activity
We will work together on a group activity that will broaden their understanding of the various social studies careers that they have learned about this week.
Thursday, August 27th
Social Studies Careers Quiz
Students will take a quiz on the nine social studies careers that we learned about over the course of the last few days.
Why Study History? Activity
We will take a close look at the various reasons why we should all study history by going over this Why Study History? Prezi in class.
Friday, August 28th
CNN Student News
We will start the day by taking a look at CNN Student News. This 10 minute show provides students with coverage of today's main news events. Students will write a quick reflection about one news story in their notebooks.
World Map Review
We will spend the class reviewing and sharpening our World Geography skills. We will make sure that all of us know the 7 continents and 4 major oceans of the world.
The Continents and Oceans Prezi
Blank World Map
This is your home for all social studies related material.