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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Holland Township School
Mrs. Ozgar
8th Grade Social Studies
sozga@hollandschool.org
(908) 995-2401 x157

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Welcome to Social Studies!

5th Grade

Social Studies will take on new meaning this year as fifth graders will have it every day. Social Studies will open up a whole new world of learning as students learn about the early people of both North America and South America, exploration and early settlements by Europeans and build geography skills. Reading is an important part of social studies. Learning how to navigate a social studies textbook, identifying points of view, understanding frames of reference, finding the main idea, and drawing conclusions will be stressed.

This year students will study:

Students will use the following textbook.

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Eighth Grade

Social Studies will take a different direction this year as we embark on project based learning where the students are taking charge. I have spent a tremendous amount of time designing an innovative learning environment that will engage students, build greater responsibility in the classroom, use technology to aid learning, and raise academic rigor.

Students will start each unit with an authentic, open ended problem that presents a context for learning. The problem-based task is given up front to build a felt need for learning.  Next, the analytic rubric is used to guide instruction, not merely to assess a final project. In my classroom, not all students are doing the same thing at the same time. Students will plan how they will use their time, thus maximizing classroom resources and building the kinds of project-management skills needed in twenty-first century society. Designing units so that students are learning from a felt need will increase the probability that they will engage in learning, master content, and retain it throughout their lives.

 

This year students will study:

Students will use the online textbook below. 

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