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Virtue, Mirror Neurons, and the Social Contract

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Thanks for checking in. If this is your first time here, welcome to the blog. In these posts you can find quick updates regarding what we are currently studying in 7th grade social studies. For our first unit of study we have been focusing on virtue, integrity, and the social contract. In this unit we will begin to discuss and construct our 7th grade team’s social contract. A Social Contract is “an agreement between the members of a group where each person  identifies the duties and responsibilities of the people involved.” In order to help us succeed in our goals this year, we will work towards consensus in creating the agreement that we use to govern our 7th grade team. Enjoy our transition back into academics and don’t forget to bring your family to open house on Wednesday, October 28.

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U.S. History – Week 17

Overview

The plan this week is to finish up our thematic study of the framework of the government. We will continue our study of the supreme court and some of the “landmark cases” that historians discuss. The week will wrap up with some interest driven inquiries into remaining aspects of our central government in the United States

The Game Plan

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U.S. History – Week 16

Overview

The plan this week is to continue our thematic unit on the Federal government. We had a great class on Friday, taking care of all of the loose ends that made it to our “parking lot” white-board. This week, we will pick up where we left off last week and talk about one of the early controversial pieces of legislation and one supreme court case. We will use the Supreme Court to

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U.S. History – Week 14

Overview

Welcome back folks! I hope you had a restful and enjoyable break. This week in U.S. History, we begin our chrono-thematic exploration of government in the United States. Although our studies will by no means conclude this topic, we will seek to get a good understanding of the general framework of government in the United States. Where did this framework come from? How has government changed over time?

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