Mrs. Mary Kuehl

6th Grade Social Studies – Ancient Civilizations

 

In sixth grade, students will study early humans and societies, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and the early Americas.

 

7th Grade Social Studies – Western Civilizations

 

In seventh grade, students will study Western Civilizations.  They will begin their studies by focusing on the Middle Ages.  Throughout the year, the students will continue their studies by learning about the Renaissance period, revolutions, the Age of Enlightenment, and continue up until World War I.

 

8th Grade Social Studies – US History Part II

 

In eighth grade, students will begin their studies by focusing on the Civil War and how the US government works.  Then, students will study the Age of Industry in the US, followed by the new role of the US in the world.  Finally, the students will end their studies by exploring the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, and the Civil Rights Movement.

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Homework

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      This year, students in grades 6-8 will participate in a History Day.  The theme for this year’s History Day is Taking a Stand in History.  Students will be asked to choose a person or event that falls under the theme to then write a research paper and prepare a presentation to present their findings.  One thing to keep in mind, for the presentation, the students will NOT be allowed to use a poster board.  They may choose to create a website, a model, or film a movie.  Regardless of what the student chooses to do, they will only be limited by their imagination and not the poster board.

 

Sample Topics

 

  • Taking a Stand Against the British: The Reorganization of the Continental Army at Valley Forge
  • Roger Williams’ Stand Against Exile: The Establishment of Rhode Island
  • Thurgood Marshall: Taking a Stand in Court Against Segregation
  • The Power of Words: Thomas Paine’s Fight Against Tyranny
  • The War on Poverty: Johnson Stands for “The Other America”
  • Taking a Stand in Art: Copley’s Artistic Fight Against the British
  • Horace Mann and the Fight for Quality Education
  • Protecting the Environment: The Establishment of the National Park Service
  • Protestants and the Fight for Temperance: The Founding of the American Temperance Society
  • William Jennings Bryan: Standing Against Evolution
  • Nat Turner: Taking a Stand Against Slavery
  • Standing for Separation of Church and School: Engel vs. Vitale
  • Muhammad Ali: Taking a Stand Against the Vietnam War
  • Andrew Jackson’s Stand Against the Bank
  • Betty Friedan: Taking a Stand For Women’s Rights
  • Taking a Stand at Bosworth Field: Henry Tudor’s Triumph
  • The French Impressionist Movement: Taking a Stand Against the Salons
  • Galileo’s Stand Against the Church
  • Standing Up to the Little Corporal: The Duke of Wellington’s Win at Waterloo
  • The Establishment of Cubism: Picasso and Braque’s Stand Against Realism
  • Kilmainham Gaol and Ireland’s Fight for Home Rule
  • Standing Against the Enemy: Sir Francis Drake at Cadiz
  • Standing Against the War: Siegfried Sassoon’s Use of Pacifist Poetry
  • Martin Luther: The Stand That Started the Reformation
  • The Easter Uprising: Taking a Stand for Freedom
  • A King Stands for Unity: King Henry IV and the Edict of Nantes
  • Lech Wałęsa’s Stand for Workers’ Rights: The Establishment of the Gdansk Agreement
  • The Pope Versus a King: Henry VIII’s Stand Against the Catholic Church
  • What Happens When No One Takes a Stand? Neville Chamberlain’s Appeasement of Adolf Hitler
  • Diocletianic Persecution: The Plight of the Christians in Ancient Rome
  • The Boxer Rebellion: Standing Against Westernization
  • The Buddhist Crisis: The People Versus the Government
  • Taking a Stand Against the British: Gandhi’s Salt March to the Sea
  • Taking a Stand Against the Emperor: Brutus vs. Caesar
  • Chinese, American, and European Resistance to the Japanese Occupation of Nanking
  • The Opium Wars Between China and Great Britain
  • The Rise of Communism in China: Mao Zedong
  • Inca and Aztec Resistance to Spanish Colonization
  • Taking a Stand at Dien Bien Phu
  • Pancho Villa: Taking a Stand at the Mexican Border
  • Nelson Mandela’s Stand for Equality in South Africa
  • Fray Cancer and Missions in the Sixteenth Century Caribbean
  • The Sri Lankan Independence Movement
  • Bishop Juan Gerardi: Standing for the Truth
Mrs. Kuehl’s Newsletter
6th Grade Social Studies
This week’s objectives:
– introduction to citations by completing a variety of citation activities– exploration of the Fertile Crescent

– Causes and effects of civilization starting in the Fertile Crescent
Next Week:
– further explore the Fertile Crescent region before having a test at the end of the week

7th Grade Social Studies
This week’s objectives:
– introduction to citations by completing a variety of citation activities– Study Skills class 2 – planning out your week so that nothing is forgotten

– introduction to the lives of knights, each student designing their own coat of arms
Next Week:
– Introduction to the crusades

8th Grade Social Studies
This week’s objectives:
– introduction to citations by completing a variety of citation activities– introduction to Civil War battles through stations

– further instruction about the battles supported by photographs, drawings, and video clips
Next Week:
– Discuss the closure of the Civil War

Social Studies Important Dates

Sept. 27 – OCEW 12:30-2:30 – 6th-8th
Sept. 30 – Test on Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent – 6th
Oct. 11 – 2nd Draft Due – 6th + 8th
Oct. 12 – 2nd Draft Due – 7th

5th Grade Technology
5th Graders had Scantron testing during their Digital Media time this week.  Next week we will focus on sending proper emails and exploring Google Documents.
6th Grade Technology
6th Graders had Scantron testing during their Digital Media time this week.  Next week we will explore coding again.
7th Grade Technology
This week the students mapped out their LHS news articles by filling in an inverted pyramid before starting to write their articles.  Once the articles are completed next week, we will work on adjusting the articles to create a series of newsletters.
8th Grade Technology
This week the students watched some examples of different styles of how-to videos.  The students then continued to plan out their videos.  Next week students will work on camera skills before starting to film their videos.
5th Grade World Languages
This week we had our third study skills class with Mrs. Fraga.  Students shared their agendas and how they map out their week.  The students compared their agendas with a peer to see where they could improve.  Next week, the study skills class will continue.
6th Grade World Languages
This week we had our third study skills class with Mrs. Fraga.  Students shared their agendas and how they map out their week.  The students compared their agendas with a peer to see where they could improve.  Next week, the study skills class will continue.

Important Dates:

September 6 – Topic Due

September 13 – 3 Resources Due

September 19 – 1st Draft Due

October 11 – 2nd Draft Due

October 24 – Final Draft with works cited page Due

November 9 – Presentations Begin

November 15 – History Day