What we're learning . . .
We look at our world . . . .
Currently we are focusing on feudal Japan. After comparing the Japanese and European feudal systems, we will take a close look at samurai warriors--their training, armor, and weapons. We will also hone our haiku skills with a poetry writing/illustrating contest, as haiku writing and brush painting were also skills practiced by the samurai!In pre-historic times, there were fewer than 10,000 people inhabiting our planet. Several key developments allowed our species to not only survive, but flouish. Today, we are over 7 billion strong. What were the turning points and highlights that allowed this to occur? These are just some of the topics we'll explore this year.In 8th grade Social Studies, we will focus on areas of your world OTHER than the U.S.! Together, we'll explore the history and culture of the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe through about 1400. Also, we will review other social studies skills, like geography and maps, and working with and writing about historical documents.Our world and its people are larger than life. This is your year to expand your boundaries and learn about this big beautiful planet and the fascinating people who have inhabited it.
It's YOUR world--know it!!!
Mrs. Lisa Marin8 Gold Social StudiesBuilders Club sponsorTo reach Mrs. Marin by phone:
(314) 729-2470 x7211To reach me by e-mail:To access social studies text on line:*go to www.myngconnect.com*Select "For Students"*Username is the last 2 digits of your graduation yearfirstnamelastname*Password is flyers2018.