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Hello and welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies, Team 80. We are already through the first marking period and are hoping the rest of the year will be exttremely productive. We will be starting out with the Battle Pack of the Revolutionary War and in June will end with the Civil War and, hopefully, reconstruction.
In class, as well as covering the mandated curriculum, we also place a great deal of emphasis on cognitive development, as well as trying to create an atmosphere in class that allows for posititve social interaction among the students and teachers. As the Middle School Community Service Coordinator, I place a great deal of emphasis on "citizenship" and civic involvement. It is extremely important for students to understand that they can affect change and have an active, positive role in the community through meaningful community service. To that end, OVMS, through our nationally recognized community service program, offers a number of community service opportunities for our students.
I have several classes with an in-class support teacher. During the course of the year, when there are applicable analogies of historic concepts to current events pertaining to the economy, the body politic and/or social developments, we take the necessary time to relate and convey them to the students.
In closing, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 583-5353 ext 8505.