Welcome to Mr. Kennedy’s 7 th grade Social Studies class Please take the 2 handouts on the table and grab a seat!. Introductions. I seek to get students involved in understanding social studies and its impact on their life today.
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This year we are going to work a lot with primary/secondary sources, analyzing a variety of them, and having students create many short argumentative essays that force them to look at the text for their answers as they present their views based on evidence.
The Common Core state standards wants students to be able to look at complex texts and be able to analyze them/take a position on them.