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Faculty Fast Facts
Why a Catholic Education Matters
I believe the importance of a Catholic education is that it gives the students the ethics and values they need to succeed inside and outside of the classroom. Also it is my belief that the Catholic morals and values instilled at St. Joe's, and other Catholic schools, are those that our country was founded on, and in order for our country to move forward these values need to be brought back to the fore.
Subject Area/Grade and Related Education
6th, 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies
B.A. in History Minor in Secondary Education (7-12) Washington and Jefferson College
M.A.Ed. in Special Education (7-12) Slippery Rock University
6/7/8 Social Studies
Welcome to Mr.Landfried's Social Studies classroom! I have added an online resource for how-to guides and interesting materials related to classroom learning at my newly created YouTube Channel which can be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/MRLUTUBE.
For the first nine weeks, we will be learning about Pre-historic mankind and the Ancient World. First, we will learn all about geography and how it affects our daily lives. We will then discover the origins and lifestyles of the neanderthal then move onto the first civilizations located in what is now Syria, Iraq, and Iran. From there we will travel Southwest and learn about the Ancient Egyptians. After Egypt, we will head eastward and learn all about Greece, China, and India.
After a brief review of geography, we will dive into the pre-Columbian societies that existed in the Americas and how they arrived in our hemisphere. From there we will look at how and why the 'discovery' of the Americas affected the Native Americans and the European attempts to colonize this new world.
After a brief review of reconstruction, we will take a look at how the railroads helped in a renewed effort to settle the American West. From there we will head back east and investigate the Gilded Age of American Industrialization, Urbanization,and Immigration along with the Populist Movements of the American frontier.