MRS. WARNER’S INFO
The All Saints Catholic middle school teaching philosophy provides our students with an excellent core curriculum, using a S.T.R.E.A.M. approach within a faith-filled environment. Hands-on educational experiences, that cultivate respect and cooperation, offer our students unique ways to uncover new learning experiences that are so necessary for future educational challenges.
MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM
Ancient civilizations and U.S. history form the foundation of the social studies program. Critical thinking skills are necessary to understand the complex nature of diverse events in both ancient and American history. Higher-order thinking is encouraged at every opportunity, and practiced in the classroom, by actively using techniques like cooperative learning. Geography skills and activities are included as a valuable element of the curriculum. Current events issues & social justice topics are discussed on a weekly basis.
National Common Core Standards and Wilmington Diocesan Curriculum Guidelines are followed.
Grade 6: Macmillan/McGraw-Hill (Our World)
Grade 7 and 8: Holt McDougal (United States History)
SOCIAL STUDIES PROJECTS
Multiple S.T.R.E.A.M.-related projects or activities are assigned:
Sumerian Cuneiform writing activity
iMovie group presentations on ancient Indian civilizations
Small group presentations on the 13 colonies, by creating student PREZIs
Small group activity assembling 5 paragraph essays on Constitutional Era
SOCIAL STUDIES-RELATED FIELD TRIPS
Constitution Center, Independence Hall & the Liberty Bell Pavilion
Terracotta Warriors Exhibit at the Franklin Institute
Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
Finance Park (Career Expo Day)
New York City and the 9/11 Memorial
STUDENT & PARENT COMMUNICATION
Via email at firstname.lastname@example.org