So far this week students have been starting to use the classroom set of iPads and have been working hard to set up Edmodo accounts. We will finish up Edmodo account set-up on Wednesday, and will begin the first unit of study in Social Studies during Wednesday and Thursday classes. Students in 7th Grade Social Studies will learn about U.S. Geography, and will learn key geography concepts and terms. Students in 8th Grade Social Studies will look at the time period leading up to the Civil War. Both groups will be using various forms of technology to discover and apply knowledge.
As you know, students in all of my classes are required to have a social studies binder, with 5 separate binder dividers. The dividers should be labeled as follows:
Divider 1: Workbook
Divider 2: Graphic Organizers
Divider 3: Lined Paper
Divider 4: Edmodo
Divider 5: Other Handouts
Students in 7th Grade will have a homework assignment on Thursday night whereby they are required to give two examples of human-environment interaction on page 2 of their Geography workbook.