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Breed's Socail Studies Classrooms | 2013-2014 ESP

Faculty   Grade Room
Colleen Simmons Lead Teacher 8 2A 27
Andrew Gray   8 Float
Zachary Johnson   8 2A 27
Leah Kouch Atlantis 6 1A 30
Erin LeColst Voyager 6 | 7 | 8 1B 16
Mary Mahoney Challenger 6 1A 49
Matthew Mahoney   8 2A 28
Chris Meechin   7 2A 30
Nicholas Pierce   7 Float
Jean-Paul St. Pierre   6 | 7 | 8 1A 10
Robert Upton   7 2A 26
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Breed Social Studies | Colleen Simmons Classroom | 2013-2014

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Colleen Simmons
Lead Teacher
8
2A 27

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 I am Colleen Simmons and I teach 7th grade World Geography as well as act as the Lead teacher for the Social Studies department.  I have a double major in Visual Arts and Social Studies, and a Masters in Curriculum.

This year my students will take a trip around the world with me to learn the physical and human characteristics of some of the most fascinating places found on our planet.  Successful completion of studies is achieved when students keep and maintain a class folder, arrive to class prepared to learn with pen or pencil, respect deadlines, and complete homework assignments.

It is not only my goal to teach the standards of the geography curriculum to my students, but also to open their minds and hearts to the wonders of traveling our unique planet.
 

Breed Social Studies | Andrew Gray Classroom | 2013-2014

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Andrew Gray
8 Float
 
 

Breed Social Studies | Zachary Johnson Classroom | 2013-2014

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Zachary Johnson 8 2A 27

I have been teaching in Lynn Public Schools for eleven years, eight at the high school level, and three at the middle school level. I am excited to share my knowledge of not only the study of world history but also the demands of high school with my students throughout the year.

In World History we will be studying the achievements of the Ancient Greeks through to the Age of Exploration in the spring. Students will also cover current events through the year such as the Presidential elections this fall.

Students are expected to keep a three ring binder which will be graded as a test each quarter and are expected to be prepared for class daily.

 
Mr. Johnson's World History Webinar Series
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Title | Website Link Date Posted Description
Roman Aqueducts November 2012  
Quarter 1 Exam Review November 2012 Outlines material to study for our Quarter 1 final exam.
Byzantine Empire December 2012  
     


Breed Social Studies | Leah Kouch Classroom | 2013-2014

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Leah Kouch
Atlantis
6 1A 30
I am Leah Kouch and I teach 6th grade social studies in the Atlantis  Cluster. I have a Master’s Degree in Education and hold Massachusetts teaching licenses in Social Studies 5-9, Elementary 1-6, and School Guidance Counselor K-12.  I have been in the Lynn Public Schools System for 14 years teaching both elementary and middle school.

Grade 6 Social Studies, 2013-2014 | Atlantis Cluster

Dear Family,

Our social studies class will be studying the History of Our World. We will focus mainly on four major ancient civilizations including the Fertile Crescent (ancient Mesopotamia), ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, and ancient Rome. 

One of the first topics we will study is prehistory---the period of time before people recorded events in writing.  As you go through your daily activities, look for opportunities to “piece together” history with your child.

Our social studies class will also be taking a closer look at the geography of the civilizations we are studying .We will study how geography affected the ways civilizations developed.  The next time you travel through your community, discuss with your child how physical geography can impact how a town or a city develops.

In the weeks ahead, your child may be talking about projects and activities assigned in social studies.  Please take the time to support your child’s learning through discussion and involvement.  I hope you will enjoy sharing in this exciting educational journey with your student.

Night Back: Thursday

Materials Needed: Your materials for the class are listed below. 

  • A notebook
  • A textbook (History of Our World)
  • A pencil/pen

Grading Breakdown: Each quarter, you will be graded based on the following percentages:

  • Tests/Projects:                    60%
  • Quizzes/Class Work:           20%
  • Homework:                         10%
  • Formal Writing:                   10%

Respect Policy: All students are expected to treat their teachers, classmates and themselves respectfully in every sense of the word.

  • No bullying of any kind will be tolerated
  • Each student will listen to, and respect the opinions of other students
  • No one will interrupt a classmate while he or she is speaking

Preparation: All students are expected to be prepared for class each day. This means coming to class with your notebook, textbook (as needed), as well as pencils or pens. This also applies to completed homework and being ready to participate in the day’s activity.

Homework: Students are required to copy the posted homework into their agenda books as it is assigned daily except Fridays.

Please encourage your child to study hard and reach their academic goals.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Leah Kouch

Web Classroom Resources    
Title | Website Link Date Posted Description
Ancient History Research Project Form 1 Dec. 2013

I am attaching an ancient civilization research project for parents and students to refer to just in case some students misplace their handouts over the holiday break.  This project is due in the week of January 6, 2014

Ancient History Research Project Form 2
The Incredible Human Journey
  1. Out of Africa
2. Out of Asia
3. Out of Australia
4. Out of Europe
5. Out of The Americas
Stone Age | Yahoo   Video Detail for Stories from the Stone Age
Stone Age | 1   Stories from the Stone Age
Stone Age | 2   Stories from the Stone Age
Stone Age | 3   Stories from the Stone Age
Stone Age | 4   Stories from the Stone Age
The Two Stone Ages   Compare and Contrast the two Stone Ages. 2 minutes of video. It's awesome!
Romulus & Remus   The Story of Romulus & Remus
Ancient Egypt   Exploring Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt   A Fantastic Trip to Ancient Egypt and the Nile
Ancient Rome (PowerPoint)   Check this website out about Ancient Rome. It has kid-friendly pictures and it describes the rise and fall of Ancient Rome.

Breed Social Studies | Erin LoColst Classroom | 2013-2014

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Erin LeColst
Voyager
6 | 7 | 8
1B 16
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I am Erin LeColst and I teach Social Studies and ESL in the Sheltered Immersion Program at Breed. I have a Masters in Education and I am currently working on a Masters in ESL. I teach a mixture of Geography and World History to English Language Learners.

And just so you know, I give homework four nights a week and I expect my students to come prepared to class with their homework, supplies and interactive notebook.

One of my goals is to teach my top language proficiency group how to properly research on the Internet. Another goal is to get all of my language learners out into the mainstream curriculum.
 

Breed Social Studies | Mary Mahoney Classroom | 2013-2014

 
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Mary Mahoney
Challenger
6 1A 49

Hi Breed website readers!

I am Mary Mahoney, 6th grade Enterprise cluster teacher of Ancient History. My Masters degree from Lesley University is Integrating the Arts into Education. I've been teaching in Lynn for 20 years at various levels, including pre-K, grades 2 and 3, grade 6 classroom teacher, and now grade 6 Social Studies teacher.

Our ancient history travels here at Breed begin in prehistoric Stone Age times and continue through ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome, We learn how civilizations developed, thrived, and eventually fell. Our lives today (government, language, laws and especially ART) have their roots in the ancient civilizations. To paraphrase the famous musician B.B.King, "You won't know where you're going if you don't look back at where you've been". In most ways, history does keep repeating itself.

I enjoy the opportunities this course gives me to explore our world through hands on learning. Children learn in different ways, something the arts provide. After kids and animals, I most love ART! Students learn through artistic self expression that showcases their talents. My students' sculptures, project designs and other imaginative creations amaze me every year.

I expect my classroom to be a challenging place where WE ALL learn by confidently trying new things, sharing our talents, ideas and knowledge as we go. I expect my students to come prepared to do their best, with a willingness to share their various abilities and with a serious commitment to a respectful, co-operative learning environment.

Q. Why am I standing partway up a ladder in my photo?

A. Our motto is "Mistakes are steps up the learning ladder". We welcome mistakes! We dare to try new things. We don't expect to reach the top, but we do hope to enjoy a rewarding climb. The ladder never ends. We are all lifelong learners who continue to make mistakes. We view mistakes as opportunities to learn and improve in my classroom, as they are in life. No mistakes, no progress!

Web Classroom Resources    
Title | Website Link Date Posted Description
Stone Age | Yahoo June, 2013

Video Detail for Stories from the Stone Age

Stone Age | 1 June, 2013

Stories from the Stone Age

Stone Age |  2
June, 2013
Stories from the Stone Age
Stone Age | 3 June, 2013 Stories from the Stone Age
Stone Age |  4
June, 2013
Stories from the Stone Age
The Two Stone Ages June, 2013

Compare and Contrast the two Stone Ages. 2 minutes of video. It's awesome!

Romulus & Remus June, 2013
The Story of Romulus & Remus

Ancient Egypt

June, 2013
Exploring Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt June, 2013

A Fantastic Trip to Ancient Egypt and the Nile

Ancient Rome (PowerPoint) June, 2013

Check this website out about Ancient Rome. It has kid-friendly pictures and it describes the rise and fall of Ancient Rome.

Breed Social Studies | Matthew Mahoney Classroom | 2013-2014

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Matthew Mahoney
8 2A 28
 
 

Breed Social Studies | Chris Meechin Classroom | 2013-2014

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Chris Meechin
7 2A 30
 
 

Breed Social Studies | Nicholas Pierce Classroom | 2013-2014

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Nicholas Pierce
7 Float
I am Nicholas Pierce one of the Seventh Grade Social Studies Teachers at Breed Middle School. I was born and raised in Swampscott and attended St. Mary's High School so I know quite a bit about Lynn. I attended St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH where I received my undergraduate degree in History. This is my first year at Breed having spent time as a long term substitute last year at Lynn English High School. I am currently finishing my Masters Degree at Emmanuel College in Boston.

 

Breed Social Studies | Jean-Paul St. Pierre Classroom | 2013-2014

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Jean-Paul St. Pierre
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Breed Social Studies | Robert Upton Classroom | 2013-2014

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Robert Upton 7 2A 26
I am Rob Upton and I teach 8th Grade World History at Breed. I have been teaching in the Lynn Public Schools for 6 years at both the high school and middle school levels. 8th Grade World History will cover material from Ancient Greece and Rome to the Renaissance. Students are expected to be prepared for class each day with a writing utensil, homework, and classwork. Students will participate in note taking activities, group and partner work, watch documentaries to give visual evidence to lectures, and use the internet to research material even closer.
 


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