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SEVENTH GRADE WORLD HISTORY

Using societies around the globe (1000CE to 1800CE), 7th Grade World History students study ideas, themes, turning points, chronology, and trends. We will study the rise and fall, and reasons behind the rise and fall of powerful ancient civilizations, focusing on the impact these civilizations had on humans. Students learn and apply the five themes of geography. Additionally, the class takes on economic and class systems, the concepts of cultural exchange, conflict, change and advancement. The course also includes practical skills such as note-taking, test review, map skills and writing.

The later half of the year we will focus on Washington state history. We will review treaties which allowed for the development of Washington, as well as the state’s constitution, economics, political structure, and history .

EIGHTH GRADE US HISTORY 

Eighth grade social studies focuses on the history of the United States, which provides an important introduction to the modern wold we live in and how it can affect us. This is achieved by first studying the origins of the country. We will study the history of pre – Columbian American history (Native American life) and life in feudal Europe to analyze the motivations behind the Age of Exploration which led to the discovery and colonization of the Americas. We will then focus on the birth of the United States, spending much time analyzing the political documents (Constitution, Declaration of Independence) and how they continue to shape, and be shaped by modern America. This study should take us up to the early / middle 21st CE, and will highlight all major events in the United States in-between, with a special emphases on westward expansion, the Civil War, reconstruction, and the industrial revolution.

SIXTH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES

The goal of 6th grade social studies is to better understand the world as it is today by looking to the past to see just how far we come. Through empathy, analyzation, and understanding, we will fully immerse ourselves in past cavitation’s and cultures in order to provide clarity for our present condition, as well as any clues which might point to how the future unfolds. We will study the Stone Age, and ancient civilizations including, Egypt, Nubia, India, Persia, China, Greece, Rome, and the Olmecs, Mayas, Aztecs, and Incas. We will start off the year with a unit on geography, then dive into explorations of the first humanoids, early settlements and civilizations. We start with geography, because it contains the skills your child will need in order to successfully complete the rest of the year (such as map analysis and identifications of landforms). After geography, students will develop higher level of critical thinking by considering why civilizations developed where and when they did, why they became dominate, and why they declined. Students will analyses the interactions among the various cultures, emphasizing their enduring contributions and the link, despite time, between contemporary and ancient worlds.

Meet Nick Johnson

Mr. Nick Johnson has a passion for history and loves sharing it. Mr. Johnson was born and raised in Seattle. He graduated from Our Lady of Fatima school in Magnolia (class of 2005), as well as Bishop Blanchet High School (class of 2009), where he was active in the theatre and music departments. After High School, Mr. Johnson went on to study history as Southern Oregon University in Ashland OR (class of 2013), receiving his BS in History. In the summer of 2016, Mr. Johnson received his MA in Education (specifically in curriculum and instruction) from the University of Denver, after successfully completing a year of student teaching and his own studies for his masters. Besides teaching, his passions include music, theatre, politics, and skiing.

 

Contact

Mr. Nick Johnson
425-483-8300
nickj@school.saintbrendan.org

Week of February 5th 

 

 

 

Daily Activities and Homework

Monday
 
 
Tuesday
 
 8th = Test on Wednesday (Rev War)

 

6th = Working on projects 

Wednesday
 
 
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Friday
 
 

 

Contact

Mr. Nick Johnson
425-483-8300
nickj@school.saintbrendan.org

 

Contact

Mr. Nick Johnson
425-483-8300
nickj@school.saintbrendan.org