Mr. Cottone

7th Grade Social Studies

Class Overview

7th Grade Social Studies will cover the historical period from the Middle Ages to the Revolutionary War. An emphasis will be placed on research, primary source analysis, critical thinking, and reading comprehension skills.

About me

This is my seventeenth year teaching at West Deptford Middle School, and my eighth year teaching seventh grade. I previously taught sixth grade social studies (five years) and eighth grade social studies (four years). I have a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University in New Brunswick and became certified to teach K-12 social studies at Rutgers University in Camden. I came to teaching after a brief career in television production and have never looked back. I thoroughly enjoy working with kids and helping them understand that learning is lifelong and can be fun too!

I reside in Haddonfield, NJ with my wife, Sally, and our four children: Ava (20), Rex (18), Lila (16) and Cleo (16). I enjoy swimming, running, reading (nonfiction and current events), crosswords, and watching the Eagles/Flyers/Phillies/Sixers. I also enjoy competing in triathlons. In the summertime, I can be found on Long Beach Island running, biking, swimming, surfing, sailing, fishing, and watching the sun set.