Presentation on theme: "Longfellow Middle School"— Presentation transcript:
1 Longfellow Middle School Inspiring excellence in learning through academics, life skills, and service to others, so all students will achieve their maximum potential.
2 Longfellow History Department Welcomes you and your children!
3 Jason SmallWould like his students to leave his class in June with a better understanding and appreciation of the story of America!
4 Cindy WagnerAfter taking her class, her students will have a greater understanding of American history and hopefully will develop a love of both history and learning as a whole.
5 Anna SouthworthFinds the Longfellow students “knowledge hungry” and offers them a “voice” in her classroom.
6 Christy MyrenLoves exploring the “stories” of the past and making the pieces of our world today come together with its roots in the past!
7 Elaina BafaroWould like her students to leave in June with a joy of learning.
8 Stephanie HaleyBelieves learning happens in many ways and it doesn’t have to be boring.
9 Sara ConyersEnjoys the enthusiasm her students have for learning and the willingness of middle school students to be creative and take risks.
10 US History 1865 - Present Focus Questions Content Skills Online Textbook
11 Units of Study Geography Reconstruction Westward Movement IndustrializationImmigration and UrbanizationProgressive MovementImperialism
12 Units of Study World War I 1920s Great Depression World War II Cold WarPostwar Consumer CultureCivil Rights MovementGlobalization
13 Skills Students will:Be able to acquire information from a variety of sources, including primary source documentsBe able to organize information in a variety of formsBe able to analyze informationBe able to interpret informationBe able to communicate in a variety of written formsBe able to communicate orallyBe able to communicate using technology
14 Longfellow Middle School Our goal is to inspire excellence while meeting the needs of all learnersExtensions, enrichment, and accommodations are providedSOL Test in May that covers content learned over the course of the school yearStudents will have an option at the conclusion of 7th grade to choose General Education or Honors for 8th grade Civics
15 Amazing Activities!One teacher has students research different European countries involved in WWI and students debate which country is to blame for starting the warAnother teacher has her students interview an immigrant and then write a 5 paragraph essay
16 More Amazing Activities! Another teacher has students create a Prezi presentation based on a relative who immigrated to the United StatesLast year all History teachers, as part of our study of the Great Depression, had students prepare a dinner for their family one night!One teacher had students write additional lyrics to the Billy Joel song, “We Didn’t Start the Fire.”
17 Online TextbookTo support our curriculum and to maintain FCPS commitment incorporating technology in the classroom, all students have personal access to The American Journey online textbookStudents will be guided through the process of accessing the online textbook during the first weeks of the school year with their History teacher