We've had a great start so far in Social Studies. Students started off the year looking at some of the tools we use to learn about history. The Domino Effect, primary & secondary sources, recognizing bias, and identifying social, political, cultural, and economic issues were the main themes. We also covered September 11, Constitution Day, and have had discussions about current events. I am very impressed with the students' insightful comments on these topics and their genuine curiosity about the world around them. One thing we will be working on a lot this year is primary and secondary sources. Students made source guides with the goal that a younger student could look at their guide and learn the differences between the two types. A couple of examples done on paper are below!
This week, we are jumping into our first report card standard, Explains the development and rise of the Roman Empire. As we simulate the Roman senate and watch Rome grow, more information and pictures will come!
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