Liberty Team Social Studies

May 18, 2018

The 8th grade social studies students on the Liberty Team have been very busy this term. We have engaged in a variety of projects, we have been learning about the United States Constitution, the U.S. Bill of Rights, the first 16 Presidents, a variety of National Monuments, the divisions between the North and the South leading into the Civil War and finally a bit of Economics and budgeting.

The students have really impressed me with their talents. We have a number of budding actors and actresses, producers and cinematographers. After studying the Bill of Rights, they were asked to produce a final project where they had several options. Many chose to create an I-Movie, in which they wrote, directed, starred in and produced their version of what the Bill of Rights meant to them.  There were many very good videos.

I think the highlight of the term for my students, was being able to register for high school.  Many, I believe, were excited and perhaps a bit hesitate at the same time. I would like to pass along some advice for them as the transition to high school. Stay on top of their homework so they don’t get behind, stay focused and do not let distractions sidetrack from what is important, and get involved in the many extra curricular things high school has to offer. Also, figure out what your college goal is, and go after it.

It has been a good year, with many talented and great students.  I wish them the best of luck on their journey to high school and beyond.


Ms. Bourge