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Social Studies at ASSETS Academy
US History has been studying the Civil Rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s. During this study, we have focused on the key individuals, such as Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, President Kennedy, and President Johnson. The students also learned about the actions of southern governors and people who were protesting the changes taking place in America.EconomicsEconomics studied business organizations and competition this month. We focused on the development of Mcdonalds from a small business to one of the largest food corporations in history.While learning about business ownership the students learned how business owners analyze sales data, study market trends, and focus on three key questions. 1. Can someone overseas do it cheaper? 2. Can a computer do it faster? 3. Is what I am offering in demand in the age of abundance? The class also learned about the elements of a business operation. Expenses, advertising, bookkeeping, risk, and website. The students learned the basics about what it takes to run a business.
In World History, our students have been work on identifying the main players in the French Revolution. Students were handed a list of people from the Age of Revolutions and were given the task of doing a quick research and then comparing the two person chosen. They were then told to quick research the three main revolutions of this age (American, French, Haitian) and to also compare those revolutions.
Next, the students of world history created a foldable on the three Estates of Pre-revolutionary France. The students filled in the characteristics of each group to understand why the 3rd Estate was so unhappy with the other two Estates prior to the outbreak of revolution.
In World Geography, the students have been investigating the unit on Industrialization. To do this students were put in hypothetical situations and asked to build a pencil factory. They then worked through a timeline of trade throughout the centuries.
After the students were done with looking at trade students also looked at the issues that involve trade such as the arguments for and against Free Trade and Protectionism. Students constructed a flip-top foldable with the two sides of the arguments on each side. In each of the two different types of constructed student products each student was given the information and was asked to draw illustrations representing the eras or arguments.