Welcome! Miss Harle’s 8th Grade Social Studies Class Back to School Night October 5, 2011
About me: •I received my B.A. in History and Political Science from Rutgers University in 2010 •I am currently working towards my teaching certification in Social Studies •Teaching experience •I enjoy travelling and learning about different cultures
Expectations for the 2011-2012 School Year All students should: •Arrive to class on time •Always be prepared with class materials •Approach topics and peers perspectives with an opened mind •Never be afraid to ask questions and participate •Be encouraged to see me after class or school for extra help •Hand assignments in on or before due date
21st Century Skills •What are New Jersey’s Core Curriculum Standards? •How will these standards be used in the classroom? •How will technology be integrated into our classroom?
The Great Debate Project One of the topics your children will be learning about in my class is the American Revolution. Using strand 8.1.8.A.3, I have designed a project to incorporate Social Studies standards and technological skills . •The class will be split into two groups (Loyalists and Patriots). •The students will then work on a multimedia presentation (example: power point) to aid in the presentation of their argument. A brief paper will be completed summarizing their key facts. •Each group will research their topics using online databases and books to come up with a strong argument with historic facts and documents in support of their assigned party.
The goal of this project is to make a convincing argument to me as to which party I should sign allegiance with if we were to travel back in time to the days leading up to the Revolution.
The team that wins the debate will receive one extra point on their final grade! http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/visitor/boston-massacre.html
“Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.”- John F. Kennedy • Please contact me by email email@example.com or phone 973-555-3255 should you have any questions or concerns. • I am available for meetings by appointment and hold tutoring hours Tuesday and Thursday after school.