Welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies!
This year we will work together to develop our historical thinking skills. We will analyze primary sources, examine secondary sources, and explore artifacts and events in order to draw conclusions and form opinions. We will be looking closely at the formation of the United States, how our government works both nationally and locally, as well as learning about civic responsibilities.
Students are currently learning about the Bill of Rights as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Upon return from Winter Break, students will be reading and analyzing the Constitution of the U.S. and focusing on how each branch of government protects our rights.
Students have also begun their Action Civics Project. Students will be working with their class as well as Mrs. Tetreault's classes on a weekly basis to complete a project in the community. For more information ask your student or check out the Action Civics Project tab located on my website.
Be sure to visit the Washington D.C. web page for more info on our 2019 trip. Or contact me directly with any questions!
After School help is available Thursday 2:30 - 3:30
413-538-5074 ext 4229