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Social Studies

Welcome to Social Studies! 

Course Description: Content and Skills in this class are based off of both the Common Core for Reading and Writing History and the Hawaii Content Performance Standards (HCPS) III. Other skills addressed are designed to help students prepare for high school success (note-taking, presentations, debates).

The goals of the class this year are:

  • Students will gain an understanding of the beginnings of the United States from colonization through the Civil War (how our history as colonies shaped the country)

  • Students will be able to describe what their rights are that are guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.

  • Students will build on their research writing skills

  • Students will gain confidence giving different types of presentations

  • Students will develop and enhance their ability to ask a variety of good questions


Quarter 2:

Constitution and Bill of Rights

This quarter we are looking at the Constitution - powers, principles, and structures. Watch this space for upcoming homework, projects, and tests. 


Constitutional Convention TEST!
SS 8.3.2 - Describe the controversies (including large states versus small states and slavery) and the compromises that resolved them (including the Great Compromise and the Three-Fifths Compromise) at the Constitutional Convention


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Explains and analyzes both sides of the controversies and the compromises of the Constitutional Convention using strong supporting details and evidence.

Explains the controversies and the compromises of the Constitutional Convention using details and evidence.

Attempts to explain the controversies and the compromises of the Constitutional Convention with limited details and evidence.

Does not explain the controversies and the compromises of the Constitutional Convention.

Has no details and evidence.



Monday: Periods 1 & 3
Tuesday: Periods 2, 4, & 6

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