Welcome to Mr. Gallagher's Class Page! "A nation cannot move forward without first examining where it has been." As a ten year veteran of teacher middle school Social Studies, I invite my students to explore our continent's and our nation's past to discover, examine, and explore how our past has affected our current national condition. I look forward to another year of challenging my students' minds and helping them explore the exciting concepts underlying our nation's storied history. Come with me and embark on a year of discovery and exploration into history! 7th Grade Social Studies explores early American civilizations through the settlement of the American colonies, the American Revolution and the Revolutionary War, and the formation of republican government in the United States, and finally through to the Age of Jackson and the Mexican American War.