History / Social Science

Thank you for visiting ELM’s Social Science Department Website.  We would like to share some important information with you to make your experience in your social science courses more successful.  The department has agreed to work on commonalities for easy transition from 7th grade to 8th grade.  All teachers require students to bring a iPads and notebooks as important learning and organizational tools.  Class notes and homework will be a daily practice.  Every day you should bring:

  • Your spiral notebook
  • Your charged iPad
  • Hi-liters and colored pencils

Wondering about Common Core in your World Cultures or History Classes? Here are a few changes you can expect to see:

  • More writing
  • More thematic thinking
  • More interpreting primary documents
  • Deeper thinking and problem solving
  • Written performance tasks based on analyzing documents
  • More social science in English classes
  • More collaboration with classmates
  • More class presentations
  • More current events
  • Less use of the textbook
  • Less memorization of facts
  • No CST for Social Science