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SOCIAL STUDIES

American History, Beginning to 1865:
American Culture (Grade 7)
The seventh grade course of study in American Culture is a chronological and topical approach with emphasis placed on acknowledging our different heritage.  The course begins with the Middle Ages as a background to the discovery of America and ends with the rise of our modern nation in the late 19th century.  During the class, the nation’s growth of its political, social, economic, and cultural history is studied as well as an emphasis on Pennsylvania culture.  The course also stresses and develops appreciation for, and insight into, our democratic beliefs.

Civics and American Culture:
American History and Government (Grade 8)
In Grade 8, the students’ social studies course focuses on American history and government.  The United States government is examined on the national, state, and local levels.  Emphasis is placed on the study of the United States Constitution and the responsibilities of citizens in the democratic process.  The course also surveys the United States culture in its political, social, economic, and international aspects as they relate to the present century.  As such, it sequentially follows the seventh grade course on the founding and early development of the United States.

Dan Bratton, Grades 7-8, dbratton@gmsd.k12.pa.us
Sandra Kenderdine, Grade 7, skenderd@gmsd.k12.pa.us
Eric Marsch, Grade 8, emarsch@gmsd.k12.pa.us
Tom Miller, Grade 8, tmiller@gmsd.k12.pa.us
Kristin Potteiger, Grade 7, kpotteig@gmsd.k12.pa.us

 
 
Governor Mifflin Middle School MR. KEVIN HOHL, principal
 
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