Social Studies - U.S. History
Every other Friday, students are responsible for reading current events and completing a response sheet. The current events are posted in the entrance of the room and students are encouraged to read them before or after class and also when they have finished an assignment early. Current events range from sporting events, world headlines, politics, or local events.
We also use a supplementary book written by Howard Zinn called the Young People's History of the United States. This book gives an accurate portrayal of life in the United States with many primary sources. Students will read sections in partners and summarize what they have read and apply it to what they have read in the textbook.
Learning about the Colonies
Gus leading a group.
The Pennsylvania representatives, Austin and Hector, leading a group