A small, nurturing community of approximately 45 students. Mixed grade level advisories of one teacher to 7 students meets once a week. Target class size of 15 students. An innovative and rigorous curriculum focused on academic growth, responsible citizenship and leadership.
Middle school students are usually mature enough, and their reading skills are sufficient to read books well beyond their grade level. They should be encouraged to read college texts and books intended for adults on this subject. They should also be encouraged to do extensive online research, and create term papers similar to college term papers.
Urge students to go beyond their current thinking and explore all aspects of a topic.
Approach controversial topics and encourage students to research both sides, to gain an understanding of multifaceted issues. Unfortunately public school Social Studies curriculum has moved into a direction which many feel compromises academic standards.
This is forcing interested parents to teach at home as a supplement to modern curriculum. There is a debate raging about what should be taught in Social Studies and many feel academic interests are being compromised.
Parents and students must compensate as necessary in order to attain a full education in this subject. American History, Geography and Government American schools teach American History at least half as much as any other social studies subject matter.
It is important for middle school students to explore the Constitution and fully understand the Bill of Rights, as well as the Declaration of Independence.
It is also important to ensure students understand the geography of the U. A and be aware of the locations of all the states. They should have at least an overview of all important historical periods and events not only in isolation, but also in the context of world history.
A good American History World Studies and Global Studies Middle School Students should be students of world history, culture and current events, as well as American history and culture.
Ancient History Understanding ancient history and culture is vital to understanding history. Ignoring ancient history is like reading only the last one hundred pages of a long book. Current events and American history make no sense without this important preface. A large part of ancient history is learning how and why different cultures developed in different ways, and yet all had certain common elements.
Discussing such topics as the development of currency, the evolution of government, and the elements a society needed to grow and flourish are vital to understanding how modern society came to exist, and continues to thrive.
Students should also be introduced to the art and architecture of ancient cultures such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and India. They should be well versed in Greek and Roman culture and history. European History European history is vastly ignored by the American public school system, yet only in light of European history does American history even make sense.
Students should understand the religious persecution that drove their ancestors out of Europe, the connections between France and our Revolutionary and Civil War and Westward Expansion.
Students should also be made aware of the evolution of art, architecture and culture in western society. Contemporary Studies to Present Students should have a firm understanding of the background of current events.
They should always be able to research the reasons why things occur, going back as many years as necessary to determine the cause and effect of world events and conditions.Student Writing Samples Collected by Steve Peha Middle School Writing 37 A set of authentic writing samples that are indicative of typical middle school development.
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