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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. 


Bill of Rights Practice

As we go over the Bill of Rights, you can follow the link to play a game that will test your understanding of the first 10 Amendments. 

http://www.annenbergclassroom.org/page/thats-your-right

https://www.icivics.org/games/do-i-have-right  and then choose the Bill of Rights Edition

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