Teacher: Hyler Class: Social Studies Hour: 2, 5, 6, 7, 8
Notes: If you need help accessing your child's grades, please check with the guidance office. Note: I make every effort possible to update grades on Skyward daily.
Please make sure your child has a 3-ring notebook that is just for social studies materials and pencils.
All grades for this quarter have been posted from all work turned in.
When we come back in January, we will be watching several videos revolving around Supreme Court decisions - especially as related to Brown v. Board.
Also students may want to think about research paper topics. We will be starting this in mid-January through mid to late February. The paper maybe written by an individual or up to three people in a group who are in the same class hour. We'll talk about the pros and cons of both, but the choice will be yours. Just this week two students from HS stopped by CJHS to tell me that the research paper experience (that some liken to having a tooth pulled) has been the one experience (from my class) that has helped them the most at FSHS or LHS. Likewise, two weeks ago at the new noodle store on Mass. a student from last year came up while I was ordering and told me basically the same thing. I hear this over and over from students. So, get ready! We'll be jumping into the task soon!
1) Pick your topic.
v Consider writing your paper about your History Day topic.
Sample Topics for 9thGrade Research Paper 2007-2008
Sample Topics for 9thGrade Research Paper 2006-2007
Sample Topics for 9thGrade Research Paper 2003-2004
§ Should a communitybe able to ban, dangerous animals (pit bulls, lions, etc.)?
§ Islamic women’srights
§ U.S. Patriot Act - too invasive or not enough?
§ School uniforms
Topics for 9thGrade Research Paper 2002-2003
a. Shouldgun ownership be more restricted? Less restricted?
b. Shouldthe U.S. Congress pass a National Health Insurance Program?
c. Tribalwarfare (Hutu/Tutsi, Tamil, etc.) and how it affects the participants and theirpeople.
d Aboriginerights in Australia
e. IllegalImmigration: To what extent shouldillegal immigrants be given the same rights as U.S. citizens?
f. Education: Should schools today adopt dress codes?
Presidential Topics or Biography Type Topics
The responsibility of first ladies (Eleanor Roosevelt, etc) Their changing roles.
2) Read, Read, Read about your topic! Become an expert!
3) Write your thesis sentence.
After picking a topic and reading, you will need to write a thesis statement that includes the three topics for your three body paragraphs. Below are some sample thesis statements.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Hyler For 2010
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