The Primary Source January Edition

 

Olympics

6th

Sixth graders are in the middle of their ancient Greece unit.  We'll finish up with Alexander the Great and do a couple of activities to close out the unit before moving to some Economics and Geography.  Following those topics we should be ready to begin studying the Roman civilization toward the end of the month.

The Geography Bee is coming up quickly and we need to find out who our finalists in each classroom will be.  The competition should be very exciting!  Feel free to come watch the Geography Bee after 8:00 mass on 1/15.

 

 

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7th

We're going to be focusing on Geography and Economics for most of January before getting back to Kansas History.  The kids will learn how movement of people and ideas have led to the beliefs we have today.  We'll also spend some time going over reasons for the movement while discussion push and pull factors of migration.

The Geography Bee is coming up quickly and we need to find out who our finalists in each classroom will be.  The competition should be very exciting!  Feel free to come watch the Geography Bee after 8:00 mass on 1/15.

 

 

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8th

We're going to spend some time on the United States Constitution and civics during January before really getting into the causes of the Civil War late in the month.  We'll look at court cases and how they affected us even today based on those precedent setting decisions.  We'll also use history and the present to look toward the future to see what our country and Constitution might morph into.

The Geography Bee is coming up quickly and we need to find out who our finalists in each classroom will be.  The competition should be very exciting!  Feel free to come watch the Geography Bee after 8:00 mass on 1/15.

Welcome!

This website is used as a way for students to utilize the internet as a learning tool.  There are so many ways that Social Studies can be fun and interesting when presented in the right way and I believe this modern technology is the perfect way for all students to learn.  This site will consist of:

  • Interesting and helpful Social Studies sites of all kinds
  • Documents to download for projects
  • Media such as movies, pictures, and songs to reinforce people, places, and events
  • Text book information and chapters
  • Maps and files of electronic maps for free mapping software
  • Links to free software and safe downloads to assist with learning
  • Economics tools and documents
  • Useless tidbits of information that middle schoolers love
  • Anything else I come across that I feel will help the kids make connections and spark their interest.

 

 

I won't ever get completely done with updating this site so check back often to see what has changed and what's new!

Mr. Sabala

Middle School Social Studies

 

 

 

 

 

Catholicism Around the World

Click on the map to make it work. This shows the percentage of Catholics in each country of the world.  The larger the country appears on this map, the more of the world's population of Catholics it contains.

Contact Information

Michael Sabala
MS Social Studies
msabala@
magdalenwichita.com

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