This is an exciting time of year and I am thrilled to have your child in our class! The skills your child will be taking away from U.S. History during this year will help them to develop into a successful adult capable of making well-informed decisions.
I strive to afford your student every opportunity to achieve success. Some of the activities and material in the course involve understanding important American documents, note-worthy Americans, significant dates, and helping students to understand the sacrifices and struggles those who built this nation faced. My goal is not only to teach your child, but to provide him/her with the usable skills and an appreciation of the past in order to become a successful future citizen of this great nation.
Your student may come home and ask your opinion regarding current and past events; it would be beneficial to stay up to date so you can provide an avenue for your child to use the skills they have learned in class. Encourage your seventh-grader to discuss what he/she has been learning about. A great way to do this is by watching news programs together and reading newspapers or on-line media. Then, open a dialogue to foster the development of attitudes and feeling toward current events in the media and how they relate to historical events of the past.
An important link between school and home are the resources available on this webpage. Although home work is ultimately the responsibility of your seventh-grader; you may refer to the site for homework updates. Class assignments, projects, study guides, test & quiz dates, Power Points, and other relevant class information are available on the class web page throughout the year.
Thank you for your time and dedication to the success of your student.
~Ms. Samantha Berman