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         Janet Sampson
    7th and 8th Grade Social Studies 
                                sampson@alexandriaschools.org
                                      908-996-6811 ext. 3015
                                                  Room 33
     
     
    Welcome parents and students! 
     
    My name is Janet Sampson and I am the seventh and eighth grade Social Studies teacher. I am thrilled to begin my third year at Alexandria Middle School and to be a part of such an outstanding educational team.  
     
     
     
     
    Social Studies Curriculum 2018-2019
     
    The Seventh Grade Curriculum                  The Eighth Grade Curriculum 
     
    1.  Three Worlds Meet                                           1. Expansion and Reform 
     
    2.  Colonization and Settlement                            2. The Civil War and Reconstruction
    3.  Revolution and the New Nation                        3. Active Citizenship in the 21st Century 
     
     
     
     
      
    Rules/Guidelines: 
     
    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. 
     
     
     
    About me....
     
     
    Education:
    B.A. in History and Secondary Education- Wagner College
     
    Certifications:
    K-12 Social Studies
     
     
     
    Sites we use in Social Studies:
    TEXTBOOK:  Our textbook is now online!  Students may access the textbook through the Puffin Academy app.  Each student was provided a log in and a password to use the textbook.  The textbook used is Holt McDougal:  United States History Beginnings to 1877.
     
     
    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.
     
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    Relevant Sites for Social Studies: