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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 trimester we will investigate the classical civilizations of Ancient Rome, China, and Greece. Within our investigations, we will learn how Greece and Rome have influenced the US Government and society, as well as hold our very own Olympic games! Students will compete with a partner to see who takes home the GOLD! While studying China we will learn how the Middle Kingdom has influenced the world with innovation and thought as well as the importance of trade.
For the next fifteen weeks, 7th grade will be all about politics! We will study how we became independent of Great Britain and how our founding father set up our government and why. The Constitution will be a must-read as we will discover how it still impacts us hundreds of years later. We will also study the founding of political parties and learn about the influence of the first few presidents.
WAR! Our 8th graders will head "Over There" to learn about the M.A.I.N. causes of the falsely named "War to End All Wars." Students will, with a partner investigate new battlefield technology and present it to their class. From there we will look at the Roaring 20s and the era of Flappers, Mobsters, Charlie Chaplin, and the Charleston. We will hold our glamorous 1920s day. Students will learn all about the stock exchange in our 8th-grade class contest. We will wrap up the trimester with the Great Depression and the New Deal.