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Central source of information from the Social Studies Department at Civic Memorial.
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.