Social Studies

While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

Seventh (7) Grade

  • Map Skills - Identify and use components of maps (TODALSS - Title, Orientation, Date, Author, Legend, Scale, and Source)
  • Cause and Effect - Analyze causes and effects of conflict, growth, and location
  • Communication - Be able to justify a position or point of view and develop a thesis statement (written or orally)
  • Citizenship - Understand rights, responsibilities, and duties of citizenship
  • Historical thinking - Explore events from different perspectives (compare and contrast historical events from different perspectives)

Eighth (8) Grade

  • Define and identify effects of globalization
  • Demonstrate comprehensive map reading skills using physical, political, and thematic maps
  • Describe and explain how physical and environmental features affect human populations and cultural characteristics
  • Demonstrate effective research skills through writing or a social studies focused topic for a variety of purposes and audiences
  • Identify characteristics of different government systems and analyze relationships between individuals, government, and society
  • Analyze the causes and effects of conflicts

Meet Our SOcial Studies Teachers

James Alcorn

Location(s)
John Adams Middle School
School Email
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Title(s)
SOCIAL STUDIES, HEAD 9TH BOYS COACH

Ian Naatz

Location(s)
John Adams Middle School
School Email
(Primary)
Title(s)
SOCIAL STUDIES

Christopher Rucinski

Location(s)
John Adams Middle School
School Email
(Primary)
Title(s)
SOCIAL STUDIES

Jon LaRochelle

Location(s)
John Adams Middle School
School Email
(Primary)
Title(s)
SOCIAL STUDIES