Social Studies - Mr. Griffith / Mr. Mateja

    • Students will have a positive and educational learning experience

    • Students will be acknowledged for each of their individual efforts

    • Parents will be contacted for child’s poor performance/failing grades

    • Teacher will return any e-mails or phone messages within one working day


    • The first two weeks begin with Digital Citizenship

    • Illinois C3 Framework Standards: Civics, Geography, Economics, & History

    • IL C3 Framework Inquiry: Develop question, Evaluate Source, Apply Concept, Take Action

    • IL ELA Standards for S.S.: Key Idea, Craft/Structure, Integration of Ideas, Text Complexity

    • Webb's Depth of Knowledge: Recall, Skill/Concept, Thinking/Reasoning, & Ext. Thinking



    • All assessments will be project or portfolio-based


    • Most assignments will be completed in class

    • Assignments include online activities and e-worksheets & projects

    • Excessive missing assignments result in parental contact


    C3 Framework

    • Content Covered


      Digital Citizenship

      A review of 6th and 7th grade units.


      SS.EC.FL.2.6-8.LC Explain the roles and relationships between savers, borrowers, interest, time, and the purposes for saving.

      SS.EC.1.6-8.LC Explain how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society.

      Conflict (Civil War, Revolutionary War and Vietnam)

      SS.H.1.6-8.MdC Analyze connections among events and developments in broader historical contexts.

      SS.IS.4.6-8.LC: Determine the value of sources by evaluating their relevance and intended use.

      SS.G.2.6-8. MdC Compare and contrast the cultural and environmental. characteristics of different places or regions.

      Civics (Goals of the Constitution)

      SS.CV.2.6-8.LC Describe the origins, purposes, and impact of constitutions, laws, treaties, and international agreements.

      SS.CV.4.6-8.LC Explain the connection between interests and perspectives, civic virtues, and democratic principles when addressing issues in government and society.