7th Grade Social Studies


Language Arts  •  Math  •  Science & Religion  •  Social Studies



Welcome to U.S. Studies (1800-present day)

Mrs. Koch


Seventh graders study American history from 1800 to present day using Prentice Hall's
American history text.  History Day is a major research project for this class.


End of Week 6:  Friday, October 13, 2017

The seventh graders started learning about National History Day this week.  We were fortunate enough to
have Sammi Jo and Cyrus from the Minnesota National History Day speak to the class about exhibits and
then help
the students with their topics.  Topics are due next Tuesday, October 17.

End of Week 5:  Friday, October 6, 2017

Students focused on the Bill of Rights this week.  They chose one of the rights, researched it and wrote a
paragraph explaining how it is still relevant.  We shared and discussed those ideas on Thursday.  Friday we
had an in-class debate with students providing research to support their opinions.  It was an exciting week.

End of Week 4:  Friday, September 29, 2017

Students took a section of their NWEA test on Monday and students had a "catch-up" or enrichment day on Tuesday.  We focused on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship the rest of the week with an activity.

End of Week 3:  Friday, September 22, 2017

Thank you to all the parents that could attend Parent Information Night on Tuesday.  If you could not attend,
I will email the information.  This week students continued to focus on the Constitution and took a quiz over
the principles, goals and Bill of Rights.  

End of Week 2: Friday, September 15, 2017

Our focus has been the Constitution this week.  We read the Preamble and watched Schoolhouse Rock.  
Students will have the opportunity to earn 10 points extra credit, if they recite the Preamble in front of the
class by memory before the end of the quarter.    Students also completed their Constitution Day posters
for the party on Friday.  Although Constitution Day is Sunday, we celebrated on Friday with red, white and
blue food.  Students really enjoyed the NET retreat on Wednesday.

End of Week 1:  Friday, September 8, 2017

We've had a great start to the new school year and the students are back into the swing of things.  We went
over the syllabus, completed "Getting to Know You" and received textbooks.


I hope everyone has had a great summer.  I look forward to catching up and hearing about your adventures.  
This is going to be a great school year!



National History Day in Minnesota website http://education.mnhs.org/historyday/