EDWARDS' SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSES

Welcome to Social Studies on the C team!  My name is Mrs. Edwards.  The 17-18 school year is my 20th year of teaching - 15th at Beveridge.  I hope that we will have great focus in class; with a splash of fun to keep us all motivated! 
 

Welcome to 7th Grade Social Studies – Eastern Hemisphere

Teacher:  Mrs. Cindy Edwards cynthia.edwards@ops.org

OPS Social Studies State Standards:

·         (1) CULTURE-Identify and describe the elements of culture, the factors that shape it, and their influences on society.

·         (2) HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY-Identify and explain the importance of major events, key concepts, and significant contributions of groups and individuals related to selected themes throughout history.

·         (3) ECONOMICS-Identify and explain basic economic concepts and explain the influence of economic decision-making on societies past and present.

·         (4) CITIZENSHIP/GOVERNMENT-Describe the structure and function of government, the expanding role and responsibilities of the citizen in a representative democracy, and compare and contrast these elements with those in other societies.

Classroom Expectations:  Be Beveridge Ready:  Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Prepared

Regions of the Eastern Hemisphere students will study this year:

·         Southwestern Asia  – 1st quarter

·         Africa – 2nd quarter

·         Southern and Eastern Asia – 3rd quarter

·         Northern Asia and Eastern Europe – 4th quarter

Supplies:  pens/pencils, notebook, folder, large box of tissues (for home – dictionary, art supplies)

How can parents help at home:  Even if your teen SAYS they don’t have any homework (HW), they should bring their Social Studies (SS) folder/binder home with them to show you their work and/or study.  If they are finished with the work, they should get in the habit of reviewing the work to check for any mistakes. 

 

Welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies – American History (1777-1914)

Teacher:  Mrs. Cindy Edwards cynthia.edwards@ops.org

OPS Social Studies State Standards:

·         (1) CULTURE-Identify and describe the elements of culture, the factors that shape it, and their influences on society.

·         (2) HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY-Identify and explain the importance of major events, key concepts, and significant contributions of groups and individuals related to selected themes throughout history.

·         (3) ECONOMICS-Identify and explain basic economic concepts and explain the influence of economic decision-making on societies past and present.

·         (4) CITIZENSHIP/GOVERNMENT-Describe the structure and function of government, the expanding role and responsibilities of the citizen in a representative democracy, and compare and contrast these elements with those in other societies.

Classroom Expectations:  Be Beveridge Ready:  Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Prepared

Eras of American History students will study this year:

·         Constitution – 1st quarter

·         Expansion – 2nd quarter

·         Civil War and Reconstruction – 3rd quarter

·         Progress and Reform – 4th quarter

Supplies:  pens/pencils, notebook, folder, large box of tissues (for home – dictionary, art supplies)

How can parents help at home:  Even if your teen SAYS they don’t have any homework (HW), they should bring their Social Studies (SS) folder/binder home with them to show you their work and/or study.  If they are finished with the work, they should get in the habit of reviewing the work to check for any mistakes.


  3rd Quarter:

7th graders - During this quarter, we will explore physical and human geography & history of South & East Asia (India & China).

8th graders - During this quarter, we will explore Pre- & Civil War America; along with Reconstruction.