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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.
This marking period we are examining the ‘classical’ Ancient societies of India, China and the bedrock of democracy Ancient Greece! While studying India we will learn about Hinduism and Buddhism. When we ‘travel’ to Ancient China students will develop a newspaper article about special features of the civilization. In ancient Greece, we will be hosting our own Olympic games! Also, students will study a famous Grecian!
In 7th grade, we will learn about the founding of our country through the American Revolution. Students will learn how our forefathers gained their independence and decide whether or not our independence from Britain was needed at all. After that, we will learn about the origins and study how our government works with our chapter on the American Constitution.
In 8th grade, we will be studying the Progressive Era and the people who either attempted to or succeeded in changing America for the better. Following the Progressive Era students will learn about WWI. We will examine the origins and implications of the conflict as well as new technologies that forever shaped our world and the battlefield. After WWI we will take a look at the tumultuous times that were the 1920s. We will ‘play’ the stock market, learn about changes in society and will end the chapter with a 1920s day.