Janet Sampson
    7th and 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher 
    Social Studies Curriculum Chair
    Mock Trial Advisor
     908-996-6811 ext. 
     Room 33
    Welcome students and parents! 

    Welcome to 7th and 8th grade Social Studies!  I am very excited for the start of a great school year whether you are learning with us at AMS or at home.  Below you will find important information to begin our school year.  Please check back often as I will be updating this site.  

    Social Studies Curriculum 2021-2022
    The Seventh Grade Curriculum
    1.  Introduction to Social Studies
    2.  The American Colonies 
    3.  The American Revolution 
    4.  The Constitution and the Bill of Rights
    The Eighth Grade Curriculum 
    1. Introduction to Social Studies/Review 
    2. Building a New Nation
    3. Expansion and Reform
    4. The Civil War and Reconstruction
    5. Active Citizenship

     School Supplies for the 2021-22 School Year

    This year students will share a binder for their Social Studies and Science Class.  Mrs. Becker and I are asking for the following items for both in class and online learning. 

    • Social Studies/Science Binder (1 or 1 1/2 inch recommended)
    • Dividers (2)
    Guidelines for Learning:
    • In class, students will be expected to come prepared every day with an iPad, binder, pen or pencil, and any homework due.
    • Class participation is an absolute necessity as you will be working cooperatively in activities with others and engaging in discussions/debates. 
    • My expectations are that you bring an enthusiastic attitude to class, treat each other and me respectfully, and demonstrate common courtesy. 
    Social Studies Resources:
    In 7th and 8th grade we will also use Canvas for assignments, blogs, etc.   
    Please check the calendar on the left for homework assignments as well as Canvas.
    Relevant Sites for Social Studies: