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Welcome!Miss Harles 8th Grade Social Studies ClassBack to School NightOctober 5, 2011

1About me:I received my B.A. in History and Political Science from Rutgers University in 2010I am currently working towards my teaching certification in Social StudiesTeaching experienceI enjoy travelling and learning about different cultures

2Expectations for the 2011-2012 School YearAll students should:Arrive to class on timeAlways be prepared with class materialsApproach topics and peers perspectives with an opened mindNever be afraid to ask questions and participateBe encouraged to see me after class or school for extra helpHand assignments in on or before due date321stCentury SkillsWhat are New Jerseys Core Curriculum Standards?How will these standards be used in the classroom?How will technology be integrated into our classroom?

4GoalsFollow NJCCstandardsLearn more about technology andthe benefits of using it in the classroomLearn to work together and communicate with each other in small and large groupsBroaden knowledge of the following:US History: America in the WorldWorld History/ Global StudiesActive Citizenship in 21st Century

5The Great Debate ProjectOne of the topics your children will be learning about in my class is the American Revolution. Using strand 8.1.8.A.3,I have designed a project to incorporate Social Studies standards and technological skills . The class will be split into two groups (Loyalists and Patriots). The students will then work on a multimedia presentation (example: power point) to aid in the presentation of their argument. A brief paper will be completed summarizing their key facts. Each group will research their topics using online databases and books to come up with a strong argument with historic facts and documents in support of their assigned party.6TheGreat Debate Project- ContinuedThe goal of this project is to make a convincing argument to me as to which party I should sign allegiance with if we were to travel back in time to the days leading up to the Revolution.The team that wins the debate will receive one extra point on their final grade! are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.- John F. KennedyPlease contact me by email or phone 973-555-3255 should you have any questions or concerns. I am available for meetings by appointment and hold tutoring hours Tuesday andThursday after school.