Social Studies


Welcome to Mr. Clareen's Classroom


Students are required to read nightly to prepare for the American History study. Many concepts will be connected to our language arts course topics and literature in both grades. All work will require outside research and connection to current events is required. Students should read or listen to the news daily and discuss topics at home. 

Civic awareness and service are emphasized.  As we study the history of the United States, we will be connecting to past lessons and examining this history as it relates to us as citizens. Continue the good progress. Look for interesting people, places, and things to share with the class! 

Students in the classes will be developing a Civil Rights Study throughout the year which will incorporate historical developments with current topics and personal reflections and evaluations.  I am incorporating reading and writing strategies which can assist students in examining texts in all subjects.

Weekly discussions incorporate current topics with shared ideas and interpretations designed to allow and encourage each student to become informed and empowered citizens. Students should be proactive in their research of current topics and continue during the summer months. 

Best Always,

Mr. Clareen
Social Studies Teacher

During the 2017-2018 school year students in social studies class will have "Current Event Fridays". During the lesson, every Friday students will read a news article with the teacher and connect that current event to the curriculum they are studying in class. The goal of this initiative will be to connect student learning to the surrounding world. Please note that Mr. Clareen will be providing the news article for the class to review in whole-class instruction. 

Grading Scale for Mr. Clareen's Social Studies Classroom
Please note that these grading figures are for sixth through eighth grade

70 and below = 1
71-80 = 2
81-90 = 3
91-94= 4
95 and above = 5

Grading Scale for Mr. Clareen's Social Studies Classroom
Please note that these grading figures are for fifth grade only 

70 and below = 1
71-79 = 2
80-89 = 3
90 and above = 4