Social Studies

This lesson will be used on the second day of class to introduce the purpose for government.  There is also a survey for the students to take about the top 10 achievements of the U.S. government in the last 75 years.  There is also a powerpoint going over the first half of the key concepts in AP Government as well as a google forms quiz to give in the last 5 minutes of class.

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After learning about how a community functions and looking at how our local community works on a day to day basis.  Students work together to create an imaginative community including all the elements that make a community run smooth.  Students will use Google Draw to learn how to "draw" a house on a chromebook for the mural as well as using Kahoot!

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Interactive US History games for the 5th and 8th content areas.

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WeVideo is an online video editor that students and teachers can use to capture, create, view and share movies. It is a good alternative to iMovie for non-mac devices and access from shared devices in general.

In this unit, students will consider the impact of the many changes that took place during the 16th-18th centuries in Europe. Students will use multiple methods to examine the technological advancements of the Scientific Revolution, the conflict that this brought with the Church, and how scientists reconciled their beliefs about God with their new discoveries.

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To review the events that led to the American Civil War

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Reviewing cause and effect concepts in the Jefferson Era using Padlet

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This lesson focuses on important historical events of the 1920’s and their cause and effect on other parts of history.

 

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Reviewing the causes and then examining some of the hardships, impacts, of the Great Depression during Herbert Hoover’s presidency. Then preview Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal,which will be the next area of focus.

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