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welcome to social studies

Welcome to Social Studies

The study of world culture and geography

Mr. Bean – Room 233


“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”Mahatma Gandhi“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

expectations and grading policy
Expectations and Grading Policy
  • Rules and guidelines
  • Homework
  • Quizzes and tests
  • Projects
  • Writing assignments
  • Make-up or late work
  • Bonuses/Extra Credit
  • Ruby Team magnet with homework information
the five themes of geography
The Five Themes of Geography
  • Location – Where is it?
  • Place – What is it like there?
  • Human Environment Interaction – How do people affect the environment and how does the environment affect people?
  • Regions – How does the region compare physically and culturally to other regions of the world?
  • Movement – How are information, ideas, and goods exchanged between people?
geographic regions
Geographic Regions
  • Africa(sub-Saharan Africa including the Great Rift Valley, the Serengeti, the Masai people, environmental concerns, conflict, and the collapse of apartheid in South Africa)
  • Asia(China, India, Southeast Asia, and Japan with focus on the role of communism in China, overpopulation on the Asian continent, life in Japan, and Indian independence with the contributions of Gandhi)
  • Latin America (Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America with specific attention on the current relationship between Mexico and the U.S., European colonial influences in this region, the Amazon rainforest, and the influence of the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans)
community service
Community Service
  • The M.A.G.I.C. Club

(Making America Great Involves Commitment)

  • The annual food drive (Oct. through Nov.)
  • Hurricane Katrina relief – over $500 raised by the Navy Team
  • Tab drive
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – walkathon 10/2/05
  • Bergdorf Medical Clinic (Hartford)
  • Mr. Odierna Scholarship for Outstanding Community Service