Gemini Junior High School
7th Grade Social Studies
Instructor: Mr. Arends
Classroom #: 847-493-8516
Teacher Website: http://www.emsd63.org/subsite/ghs/teacher/908
Introduction: Hello! My name is Mr. Arends and I teach Social Studies on the All-Stars team. This is my fourth year teaching at Gemini Jr. High. I anticipate having a great year and cannot wait to get started.
The 7th grade curriculum covers U.S. and world geography, the U.S. Constitution and U.S. history between the Industrial Revolution and World War I. This year, we are very excited to be using a new textbook and accompanying interactive reader called: America: History of Our Nation 2011 – Prentice Hall. I will have a classroom set of textbooks, however, most students will be expected to access the text online (please see attached access questions). The textbook will also be supplemented with both visual and textual primary sources in order to teach students how to analyze these sources as well as make historical arguments.
Materials Needed Daily
A labeled spiral notebook (for this class only)
A labeled two-pocket folder (for this class only)
America: History of Our Nation Interactive Reader
All assignments should be written down in each student’s assignment note