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     Mr. Edgardo Vazquez
    7th Grade Social Studies Room 237
    2021 - 2022 School Year
    Email: edgavazquez@paps.net
     
     
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    Greetings Parents/Guardians and Students,
     
    My name is Mr. E. Vazquez, and I am your 7th grade Social Studies teacher here at the William C. McGinnis Middle School. During this year your child will learn new things in Social Studies that will create a foundation for future learning. Students will be taught and reminded to follow the class rules and expectations and are required to abide by the district expectations throughout the day here at McGinnis. Curriculum areas that we will focus on will be the continuation of ancient world history. With the implementation of the NJ Student Learning Standards, Grade 7 students will express their ideas and opinions through various writings and further refine their literacy skills by learning new knowledge via informational texts and other print resources. Students will learn AVID skills and techniques assisting them to become more organized by using a planner. It also encourages students to answer higher-level thinking questions and develop college-level writing skills. Students will become engaged in thought-provoking unit studies that focus on essential questions, and methodologies that promote higher-order thinking and strong consideration for the event of the past with regards to our present-day world. Students will express their ideas and opinions through various writing assignments and further refine their literacy skills by learning new knowledge via informational texts and other print resources. Students will be actively engaged with technology through the use of Chromebooks, Google classroom, NewsELA.com, video presentations, WebQuests, PBLs, and other software applications. 
     
     
                                    TOPICS COVERED BY MARKING PERIOD:

              1st Marking Period                        2nd Marking Period
                 9/11/2001                     Ancient Rome - The Early Republic
              Constitution Day               Ancient Rome - The Empire and Christianity
               Ancient Greece                     The Middle Ages: Feudal System
           Hispanic Heritage Month                        Black History
              Financial Literacy                          Financial Literacy
     
              3rd Marking Period                         4th Marking Period
         The Middle Ages - Crusades                        Renaissance
           The Middle Ages: Plague                     History of Perth Amboy
              Women's History                          Equality and Social Justice
             Holocaust Education                            Financial Literacy
              Financial Literacy
     
    Throughout the year, if you need to get in contact with me, the best way is through email: edgavazquez@paps.net. Also if you join REMIND, you can receive updates and important announcements from me to the students and parents. Each of the class codes to join is on the REMIND tab below this overview.
     
    Also if you need to get in contact with your child's guidance counselor or Vice-Principal their information is:
     
    7th-grade Guidance Counselor: Mrs. Yolanda Cajas and her email is yolacajas@paps.net
    She is located in Room 145 and her Phone is 732-376-6040 Ext 24-424
    Her Google Classroom code is 2asawot
     
    7th-grade Vice-Principal: Mr. Daniel Carhart
     
    Once again, welcome to my class. I am looking forward to a successful 2021-2022 school year!