Ann Rhinehart, 8th Grade Individuals & Societies (Social Studies)


Welcome! I'm very happy to be your student's social studies teacher this year. The state's social studies standards include history, geography, civics, and economics. Our study of U.S. history spans from Colonial America to Reconstruction. Home learning assignments are generally assigned on Mondays and due on Fridays. Please check the Absent-Check here for this week's activities page for assignments and resources. I also have a "Parents' Corner" with information on weekly activities.

What strategies and sources do we use in our social studies class?

A variety of sources and strategies are implemented, including primary sources (diaries, documents, artwork, letters, etc.), secondary sources (articles, excerpts of nonfiction books), maps, literature, historical fiction, photographs, technology, student research, small group activities, lecture, role playing, Socratic seminar, simulations, debates, as well as critical thinking and literacy activities. My goal is to immerse your student in the fascinating story of our nation's history, develop their academic skills, and prepare for them active citizenship. 

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Volunteering Opportunities: If you have the time and inclination to help in our social studies class, the students and I would very much appreciate having you come. You may send me an email whenever it is convenient for you to help. You could walk around the class and help the students, work individually with small groups, describe your overseas experiences, give a demonstration, show your photographs, give a lecture, or assist us with special projects.  Even if you would like to just be part of the class and observe, we would love to have you join us.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

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