Ms. Hyland's Social Studies Class



Safe Climate Survey

Free Online games to learn the states


(including geography and current events)
Age of Exploration: What was the impact of European exploration on this continent and its and people?
Colonies in America: Describe life for the new settlers. How did a colony become successful?
American Revolution / U.S. Constitution: When is Independence appropriate?
Weekly Windup: Click here for what we did this past week and what to look forward to next week!

Regular Homework: example

Most weeks homework is handed out on Thursday and due the following Thursday.
Select a non-fiction book, read 20 minutes throughout the week, and fill in the assignment about the book.
Homework assignments are attached here: HW #1 in class practice, HW#2, HW#3, HW#4, HW#5, (no homework assigned 12/14), HW#6 (see me for MLK reading/questions), HW#7, HW#8, HW#9, HW#10 (Ireland), HW#11

Current Events:



project examples #1, #2, #3, #4

Select an article, print it, and bring it into class on the assigned due date. These websites are helpful for students: and
In class students will write a summary and create an opinion.
Prepare a project to share with a small group of students on the assigned due date. Include the 5Ws and H.
Be creative!
Do not spend money! Check with me for supplies I have a school.
Some ideas: board game, diorama, puppets, build something, poster with some special effect (like 3-d)--Poster with only print-outs from the computer is not acceptable.

Current Event Due Dates (subject to change)

                                                  article due                                                    project due/sharing in class
November                                 9th                                                                        16th
January                                   11th                                                                        25th
February                                  15th                                                                        22nd
March                                       15th                                                                       22nd
April                                            5th                                                                        26th
May                                          10th                                                                        24th


Summary writing:

graphic organizer for 5Ws and H$2.00 summaryexample


classroom guidelinesstepsnote takingAge of Exploration questions

Argument Writing:

Double-Stuff Your Argument Writing

Example:  article and model

Useful and fun social studies websites: (current events - you can select the reading level) (current events) (to practice for our Geo Bee at the beginning of January) (typing test)
Dance Mat Typing (to practice typing -- remember to keep all your fingers on the keyboard!)