First Week of Social Studies

13 Aug
An example of a brainstorm to the question: What is Social Studies?

An example of a brainstorm to the question: What is Social Studies?

Is, Does, Says, and Isn't - A great Social Studies class!

Is, Does, Says, and Isn’t – A great Social Studies class!

Here are some samples of work we have done during the first week of school. We have talked about: 1) class rules and expectations, 2) how we can make our class a great one (working agreements), 3) what social studies is, and 4) tools historians use to learn about the past – primary and secondary sources. The video playlist below and the images above are things that will help remind you of work we have done in class. All students have a textbook. Please keep your textbook home all year. We have a class set of textbooks we can use. All students should have a spiral notebook for social studies and an accordion folder that can be used for all 6th grade classes.

28 Responses to “First Week of Social Studies”

  1. Mr. Martin August 14, 2015 at 9:37 am #

    Hi students,

    Welcome to social studies. I hope you enjoy the year.

    Mr. Martin


    • Saaya August 14, 2015 at 9:44 am #

      I like social studies class!


  2. Yewon Nam August 14, 2015 at 9:43 am #

    I like this video 🙂


  3. masataka August 14, 2015 at 9:46 am #

    I’ll enjoy social studies this year!!



  4. Seongsik August 14, 2015 at 9:47 am #

    I think I will have a great year.


  5. jnahyeon August 14, 2015 at 9:49 am #

    I love social studies and the social studies teachers.


  6. Arjan August 14, 2015 at 9:49 am #

    I can’t wait to learn throughout the year!


  7. Aryan August 14, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

    I am excited to learn social studies this year I am sure I am going to have fun


  8. Aryan August 14, 2015 at 2:04 pm #

    Mr.Martin is cool


  9. Lekhana August 14, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

    looking forward to the year in social studies .Mr.Martin is cool !!!!


    • Mr. Martin August 17, 2015 at 9:45 am #

      I also look forward to this year. Have a great year.
      Mr. Martin


  10. Ryosuke August 14, 2015 at 2:07 pm #

    Mr.Martin is cool.I think so


  11. charlotte/rosey August 14, 2015 at 4:37 pm #

    he is cool!!!!!!


  12. chanwoo August 17, 2015 at 9:50 am #

    primary source


  13. minjun August 17, 2015 at 9:51 am #

    Social studies is fun.


  14. changik August 17, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

    i would have a great year Mr Martin


  15. Ella August 17, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

    I know this year will be interesting~~ ꒰✩’ω`ૢ✩꒱


  16. Lya August 17, 2015 at 6:38 pm #

    I think this year would interesting because I think that ancient civilizations is awesome!!! Especially Greece…


  17. ljinhu August 17, 2015 at 6:39 pm #

    Social Studies! Yah!


  18. Yui August 17, 2015 at 6:58 pm #

    I’m excited to learn social studies! I like this class and teachers.


  19. prhea2003 August 18, 2015 at 2:24 pm #

    Hi Mr. Martin! Hi new 6th graders! How’s school, social studies, language arts, and the rest of your life? What are you guys learning in SS and LA?
    Your Former student


    • Mr. Martin August 18, 2015 at 3:44 pm #

      Hi Rhea,

      I hope you are well. We miss you and hope you have a great year in Singapore. We just learning about Otzi, the Iceman today.

      Mr. Martin


  20. Yeobin August 18, 2015 at 5:55 pm #

    I am really looking foward to this first unit! It’s my favortie one!


  21. Seohyun Park August 18, 2015 at 5:56 pm #

    I like social studies! But I hope I don’t fall asleep :p


    • Mr. Martin August 18, 2015 at 6:49 pm #

      You won’t have time to fall asleep. You will be busy and moving around a lot and doing fun projects. :>)


  22. Hinako August 18, 2015 at 8:18 pm #

    I like this video and I like this class!


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