Sunday, January 24, 2010

Constitutions and World Wars

Right now, both sets of students on 7.8/3 are immersed in fairly compelling courses of study. The 7th graders are battling through the Constitution. Memorization of goals, principles, Preamble, and responsibilities of different branches of government will be defining their state of being. Students should be devoting nightly amounts of study to the Constitution in preparation for their Final Exam which is going to be in about a month. Keeping pace with the demands of the Curriculum as well as investigating the various extra credit options would be quite useful for all seventh grade students. The 8th graders are finalizing their assessments this week on chapter 20, the United States' foreign policy before World War I. This will set up their study of the First World War from a thematic point of view. Students will be asked to devote much in terms of reading, thought, and challenging work. This will culminate in a two day exam on World War I. In addition to all of this, eighth grade students should be making strides in their digital portfolios, which will be due at the end of the trimester.
With conferences soon approaching, please make sure you have returned your conference preference back to your child's conferencing teacher. If I can be of any help or further assistance in this process or in helping your student achieve their maximum in potential while they wage battle with some of the most difficult of content in American History, please do not hesitate to contact me at school or at my home.
Happy hunting and all best.
Mr. Kannan

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