This Social Studies course is a survey of American history beginning with ancient civilizations and ending with westward expansion. This course is designed to help students understand how and why particular events and patterns of events occurred in our society. The purpose of this course is to provide students with historical background and enable students to understand the geographic, political and economic developments that affect current events.
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Next week students will present their research and presentations related to their chosen hero. They'll be working to convince a committee from CNN to choose their hero as this year's LEGENDARY HERO OF THE YEAR...check out the gallery below from our work day today that included a very famous snack food :)!
Fourth grade Challenge students are busy creating research based presentations related to notable heroes from all walks of like. Today we finished our research, began organizing that information into powerpoints, and started writing persuasive speeches related to these remarkable leaders! Check out the gallery from our work session today:
Parents and Students,
Rosalynn Carter, wife of past President Jimmy Carter, once said "A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be." This quote can best be described as an open invitation for others to use their ability, talent, skills and character to discover the unknown and make life better for future generations.
Our study unit for this quarter of Challenge, “Purpose Driven Lives”, will guide and encourage students to consider the character traits demonstrated by each of the highlighted leaders and use the information to build their individual position as a student leader.
The purpose of the unit will be to develop and expand the understanding of students on how courage, bravery and determination are key aspects of fulfilling a purpose or dream. Students will recognize the obstacles that individual Americans faced and the impact of their thoughts and beliefs on their ability to succeed in their endeavors.
As a result of this study unit, students should recognize that:
Ms. P.'s Class:
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