8th Grade Social Studies

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Welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies! My name is Mr. Gallagher, and I am an eleven year veteran teacher with a masters in Social Studies Education and I look forward to another year with my students exploring our nation's history in more depth. 8th Grade focuses on supporting students in their spiritual, social, and academic journeys as they become prepared for high school. Students this year will be focusing on finding their own voice as they study our nation's history, which will include analyzing history, points of view, and examining the past and current events searching for truth and meaning. 

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Parents: Students should be reviewing what they learned in class each night for about 10 minutes, and writing down 2-3 questions about anything they still do not understand regarding the concepts being taught. It is a good idea to ask your child to teach you what they learned in social studies each day (when possible). Research proves that students can remember approximately 90% of what they are able to accurately teach to others!