7th and 8th Grade Social Studies
Teachers: Moises Arvelo, Michele Cleary, William Sanchez
In this class, students engage with classmates in some deep thinking about issues from American history that impact us today. A central objective is to develop intellectual skills, ones that are critical if they are to prosper in their remaining school years and beyond.
Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas and times in the history of the United States and New York; the geography of the world in which we live; how the United States and other societies develop economic systems to assign scarce resources, the need for establishing governments; the governmental systems of the United States; the United States Constitution; the basic civic values of American constitutional democracy; and the roles, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship, including ways to participate.
Sixth Grade: Sasha Arias