Welcome to Middle School
Meet Ms. Fussaro
What We're Learning This Year
7th grade Social Studies
Course Description- The material covered in 7th grade Social Studies focuses on American History from the earliest civilization groups around 1500 AD up until the Reconstruction time period of 1860-1880.
Students will learn and display knowledge in topics of government, Citizenship, conflicts leading to war, establishment of a nation, westward expansion, presidential leadership from early American presidents, and the rebuilding efforts following the Civil War.
Students will display interest and additional knowledge through project weeks that will occur four times a year. These are projects completed at school by the student as a hands on way to demonstrate knowledge he or she has shown increased interest in while studying information in the classroom curriculum. The seventh graders will not participate in National History Day for the 2021-2022 school year.
7th and 8th grade English
Course description: The material covered in both 7th and 8th grade English will focus on the proper usage of grammar concepts, terms, and applications to enhance the writing process. Students will utilize gained knowledge from grammar foundations to form well planned and written essays. In 7th grade the focus will be on increased knowledge in correct grammar usage and the basic foundations of building an essay. This includes brainstorming, pre-writing, think/pair/share activities, outlines, rough drafts, written paper, editing /revising, and producing a final draft. 8th grade will review and expand on concepts learned in 7th grade and begin to approach less guidance from the teacher to more independent skills required to produce an essay.