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Welcome back 8th grade! As you have undoubtedly noticed by now, we begin the year with a unit on how we learn as individuals. How does our brain work? How can we work together to function and have fun while learning as a class? What does it mean to have a “growth mindset?” For the first part of our unit we will work on group dynamics, learn class routines, and talk about the way we learn. The second part of this first unit includes exploration into the social studies. We’ll discuss what disciplines make up the social studies and what part of the human experience each discipline studies. Enjoy our transition back into academics and don’t forget to bring your family to open house on Wednesday, September 24th.
Remember, fair isn’t everyone getting the same thing. Fair is everyone getting what they need!
Resources and Handouts
- 8th Grade Syllabus
- Resources for Current Events
- Learning about Grit and Growth Mindset
- What is Intelligence? (Enrichment Video)
- Tools of a Historian Reading
- Current Events Assignment