This Week in Social Studies

Sixth Grade

Students in sixth grade maintained as much “normalcy” (to borrow a word from Warren G. Harding) as possible last week. Each day, we were able to meet and have live discussions of the material we’re studying to understand the 1950s. This week, students will move into a more individualized approach to the Civil Rights Movement, allowing them to understand this time more fully.

Seventh & Eighth Grade

In seventh and eighth grade last week, we were also able to have a few live class meetings and enjoyed discussing the material together. This week, we will have at least one meeting together to discuss the Civil Rights Movement and then move into more individualized study of this time period. 

The daily plan for middle school students was posted to their History Classroom pages this morning and is outlined below. Each day, students will have a checkpoint posted to Classroom with a question they should answer or an assignment to be completed. 

Monday, April 6, 2020

6th – Students should answer the question posted in Classroom and spend some time exploring the Civil Rights movement today. 

7/8th – Students who are able will have a live class today. The link is posted in Classroom. We’ll use our time to discuss the foundations of the Civil Rights Movement and its importance to this era. 

All students should ensure they have completed the work assigned last week and that they are current in their assignments. 

Classroom check-in: answer the question posted after you interact with/listen to the lesson.

Office Hours: 11-noon and 1-2 pm

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Students should go to Classroom and watch the linked video about the Civil Rights movement. They should take notes on what they see and answer the questions in Classroom. 

Classroom check-in: answer the question posted after you interact with/listen to the lesson.

Office Hours: 11-noon and 1-2 pm

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Students should select their own source to understand the Civil Rights movement. They should think broadly here about the fight for Civil Rights – they have freedom to explore what that looked like from multiple groups and perspectives. They may also consider finding a primary source on YouTube (a speech, footage of a protest or a march), finding a letter someone wrote, or a selection of photographs that give insight. 

Classroom check-in: answer the question posted after you interact with/listen to the lesson.

Office Hours: 11-noon and 1-3 pm

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Students should check in and answer a series of questions in Classroom regarding their research and learning this week. 

Classroom check-in: answer the question posted after you interact with/listen to the lesson.

Office Hours: 11-noon and 1-3 pm

 

High School

High school students completed an assignment about the Gilded Age and machine politics in Kansas City last week, and they are currently working on individualized research papers regarding the Progressive Era and its effects in Missouri.