Geography: We are currently studying the human/cultural geography of Latin America as part of Unit 4: Latin America. We will be testing for this unit on Friday, April 20.
Civics: Next week, we'll begin looking at the legislative branch of the US government. Our final unit of the semester will be the judicial branch.
American Heroes: Currently, we are going through the series "Heroes of the World Wars." Our next and final unit of study will be the Civil Rights movement.
World History: We are currently working on our essay on the causes of the Great War. We will spend much of next week finishing this before moving on to examine the technology and techniques that made WWI so gruesome. We will likely be testing Chapter 14 on May 1.
US History: We have just begun our combined unit of Chapter 18/19 on the 1960's, focusing on the Kennedy/Johnson administrations and the Civil Rights movement. We will likely be testing on April 25/26.
Current Events: Our students are giving independent news presentations on various
hot topics, including school safety, the Syrian crisis, and concussions in high school athletics.
Government: We are looking at federalism and how it functions.
Economics: Currently, we are studying labor unions and their role in the economy.
Geography: We are just beginning our unit on the US and Canada. For the next two weeks, we'll be looking at the physical geography of this region, and the students will take a test over all 50 US states.
Civics: Working on the US Constitution, testing next week.
American Heroes: Studying the Industrial Revolution and the inventors who helped change America.
World History: This week will be spent in C12, Section 2, which explores the partitioning of Africa by Western nations during the era of New Imperialism.
US History: By the end of this week, we will have hopefully completed much of the material of Chapter 15 and will be testing on Chapters 14 & 15 next week.
Current Events: The class is currently leaning about DACA and the issues surrounding the immigration debate.
Economics: We are studying the concepts of supply and demand.
Government: We are continuing our unit on the US Constitution.
Geography: We are in the middle of Chapter 4 and will soon be pausing for our mini-unit on cultural diffusion, using Spain's conquest of the Inca as a case study.
Civics: It's that time: time to prepare for the US Constitution Test. Remember: you must pass this test to graduate.
American Heroes: We are wrapping up our unit on Civil War Reconstruction and will soon begin a new unit on the Industrial Age.
World History: We are finishing Chapter 10, which looks at the role of nationalism in the lead-up to WWI. We will likely be testing on Feb 7 or 8. The following week, we will begin Chapter 12 on the "new imperialism" that led to a second age of European colonization and conquest.
US History: We are in the middle of our unit on WWII and the Post War Era (Chapters 14 & 15). We will likely be testing on this unit the week of February 12.
Current Events: Media Bias viewpoint project presentations will be delivered on Feb 1. We'll analyze the State of the Union Address on Friday, and next week we'll focus on recognizing the danger of fake news in regards to American democracy.
Government: We'll soon be starting our unit on the US Constitution.
Econ: On Feb 1, we will begin our unit examining the law of supply and demand.
Geography A: We have begun Chapter 6 on the human geography of the US and Canada. We will test before Thanksgiving and move on to Chapter 8 on the physical geography of Latin America.