For our first unit we explore how we learn as individuals and we discuss the importance of social studies. 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, October 28.
Remember, fair isn’t everyone getting the same thing. Fair is everyone getting what they need!
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Resources and Handouts
- Forget what you know about good study habits
- Learning about Grit and Growth Mindset
- What is Intelligence? (Enrichment Video)
- History of Earth
- Tools of a Historian Reading
- Two Column Notes
“Quick Poster” Assignment on the Different Disciplines of Social Studies
Study skills: Distribute learning
How to Study Smarter, Not Harder
Check out this “Open Letter” Video from Author John Green