• Social Studies Class Descriptions and Teachers

     

    Social Studies, Grade 6

    This course will address contemporary and historical world societies, world history, geography, government, and sociology. Concepts and skills to be included are outlining, note taking, map skills, and reading in social studies. Citizenship, vocabulary development, and independent project assignments will also be emphasized.

     

    TAG/Pre-AP Social Studies

    TAG/Pre-AP social studies focus on contemporary and historical world societies, world history, geography, government, and sociology. The concepts and skills to be emphasized are outlining, note taking, map skills, cause and effect, and reading in the content area, with an emphasis on creative and upper level thinking skills. Citizenship and vocabulary development are an integral part of this curriculum. The content of this course is complex with the students taking part in simulations, class discussion, oral presentations, and research using the traditional sources as well as the internet. Extensive in and out of class reading, homework, and writing are components of this course. The curriculum will be enriched through computer simulations and additional resources.

      NOTE: This course has been identified as meeting the needs of TAG social studies students.

     

     Texas History, Grade 7

    Students will learn about state and local government including the development of the Texas Constitution. The content will include the geographical locations, historical data, and historical interpretations of Texas. The multicultural diversity of Texas, urbanization, and industrialization will also be studied.

     

    TAG/Pre-AP Texas History

    The TAG/Pre-AP Texas history class focuses on state and local government including the development of the Texas Constitution. The concepts and skills to be emphasized are outlining, note taking, map skills, cause and effect, and reading in the content area with an emphasis on creative and upper level thinking skills. Citizenship and vocabulary development is also an integral part of this curriculum. The content includes the study of geographical locations, historical data, and historical interpretations of Texas. The multicultural diversity of Texas will be more complex with the students taking part in simulations, class discussion, oral presentations, and research using the traditional sources as well as the Internet. This class builds on the 6th grade Pre-AP social studies class. Extensive in and out of class reading, homework, and writing are components of this course with the content being more complex and enriched with simulations, units on Texas Indians, and the Texas revolution.

     

     

    NOTE: This course has been identified as meeting the needs of TAG social studies students.

     

    Social Studies, Grade 8

    Teachers: Larry D. Hunter, Jr. and Mr. Kelly Fife,  M.Ed

     

    In this course students are introduced to the history of the United States of America. Course content will cover the events, which occurred beginning with European exploration and concluding with the reunification of the United States after the Civil War. Activities include geography skills, basic economic principles, social and cultural developments, political influences, patriotism, and developing an awareness of current events.

     

    TAG/Pre-AP United States History

    This TAG/Pre-AP social studies class focuses on the history of the United States of America. The concepts and skills to be emphasized are outlining, note taking, map skills, cause and effect, economic principals, social and cultural developments, political influences and reading in the content area with an emphasis on creative and upper level thinking skills. Citizenship and vocabulary development is an integral part of this curriculum. The content, which encompasses the time periods from European exploration to the reunification of the United States after the Civil War, will be complex with students taking part in simulations, class discussion, oral presentations, and research using the traditional sources as well as the internet. This class builds on the 7th grade Pre-AP Texas history class with the content being more complex and enriched. Critical thinking skills, computer simulations, law related education, U.S. constitutional analysis, and other activities will be included in this course. Extensive in and out of class reading, homework, and writing are components of this course.

     

     

    NOTE: This course has been identified as meeting the needs of TAG social studies students.

     

     

    Mr. Kelly W. Fife, M.Ed.

    Nolan MS History PLC Leader