7th and 8th Grade

Grades 7-8: Week of 2/12/24

Students in Social Studies wrapped up the unit on the Holocaust with a reflection on quotes and views about resistance to oppression. We also moved on to study World War II with a focus on appeasement and the major alliances of the start of the conflict.

In Science, students are sharing inf…

Grades 7-8: Week of 2/5/24

In Social Studies, students continued their study of the rise of fascism in Germany in the 1930’s and the tragic effects on European Jewry.  Discussions about using skills and talent for good as well as healthy questions about tactics used to silence people were beneficial for the whole c…

Grades 7-8: Week of 1/29/24

In social studies we discussed the Balfour Declaration, its significance, and long term impact following an analysis of the difference between ‘nation’ and ‘state.’ We also started our Holocaust unit with the rise of fascism in Germany and how an educated nation fell under the Nazi w…

Grades 7-8: Week of 1/22/24

In social studies class students took an open-note assessment on WWI and the 1920s. We have spent time talking about Prohibition, the pandemic of 1918, women’s rights, organized crime, and the stock boom of the “Roaring ’20s.” We are moving on to the Great Depression, and we will dou…

Grades 7-8: Week of 1/15/24

In Social Studies, students completed their studies of the Versailles Treaty vs. Wilson’s Fourteen Points and the post-war decisions made by the victors. We also used America’s isolationism to segway into the Roaring 1920’s, which includes a study of the XIX Amendment, Prohibition, the…