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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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The Social Contract

socialcontractIn our current unit, we begin to discuss and constructour 7th/8th 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, we will work towards consensus in creating the agreement that we use to govern our 7th/8th grade team.

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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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U.S. History – Week 13

Please enjoy your time with friends and Family!

We’ve got a short week this week. We will be continuing our study of the new republic by watching some of the John Adams mini-series from HBO. Please record information from our the categories of our 11 issues in U.S. History as you find them in the movie. We will pause periodically to talk about the movie and discuss some of the vocabulary. Otherwise, record questions on your viewing guide as we will de-brief when we return from break.

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