Welcome to MS

Social Studies

Teacher: Mrs. Anderson


Classroom Orientation 2020-2021

Current Unit: Work is due at the start of class. When we correct assignments, completion grades are given for practice like 10/10. If a student comes without their work done and we are correcting together, they can receive half credit if they show they were correcting with the class (instead of a zero!).


CURRICULUM: This year, students will be learning the 8th Grade Social Studies Loop in Core Knowledge as well as the 2020 Colorado Academic Standards that correlate with this loop. Look for classroom materials on Schoology

  • For all materials and assignments use Schoology

  • We also study current events


CALENDAR: Aside from nightly review of our learning targets, students will occasionally have homework or upcoming tests to prepare for. These can be found on the weekly assignments page.


CONTACT: The best way to contact me is via e-mail. I encourage students to contact me with any questions or concerns about their assignments, grades, or other classroom content. Thank you for helping your child with making these contacts to aid them in becoming self advocates. Please email Mrs. Anderson in Schoology or marisa.anderson@jeffco.k12.co.us

E-mails will be answered within 24 business hours from 8-4.

A Note From Jeffco Public Schools

"...Jeffco Public Schools is committed to continuing our mission of educating every student in an inclusive and welcoming environment free from racism and violence. We are also committed to continuing to have critical conversations about race and equity and being agents of change. As educators, we work to break down barriers and create opportunities for our students - and this is especially true for our students who have been underserved. For our staff members of color, we are committed to disrupting these current realities you experience every day. Our hearts break with you, we hear you, and we are grateful for the gifts and professional commitment that you provide.

For our students, you represent the optimism in this country that will ensure the fair treatment of all people. You represent a spirit of understanding, mutual respect, and hope. Hope that our history does not define our destiny. Hope that you will be the generation committed to breaking down systems of racial injustice and oppression. Racism, bigotry, and violence does not have to be the “normal” that you accept. The nation is challenging us now more than ever to amplify our voices to define a new “normal” for this country.

As part of our mission, we honor and encourage practicing human skills such as civic and global engagement, personal responsibility, and leading by influence. May our entire community find these principles to be a useful guide as we all navigate and respond to these tragic events and channel our energy, intellect, and commitment to be forces for good."