Social Studies

Jim Utermarck  —  
Social Studies
utermarckj@truman.k12.mn.us    |    507-776-2111 x3951




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There is a Google Classroom for each of my 20-21 second trimester classes plus a Study Hall Classroom and a Current Events Classroom


1st Hour -- Civics 9 ---- 8:30am  - 9:00am
 : Learning about civics gives students the skills and knowledge necessary to be active citizens who have a positive impact on their communities. In this course, students discover the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in the United States. They learn about the structure of the government and how it works at the local, state, and federal levels. This course examines elections, the lawmaking process, and how citizens can impact public policy. Students also discover ways the United States interacts with countries around the world. Geography and economics support the learning of civics in this course. Engaging in this study prepares students to be informed citizens who are ready to participate in the American democracy!



2nd Hour ---12th Grade Global Studies --- 9:45am -- 10:15am 
The focus of Global Studies 12 will be the regions of the Middle East, Europe and Latin America. Students will continue to develop skills in organizing information from primary and secondary source materials. Various forms of student presentation are emphasized, while argumentative writing receives emphasis. The course will center on the cultural conditions of the Middle Eastern world and its current regional problems, the historical development of modern Latin American society and politics, and the historical political and economic development of Europe. In particular, we will look at the process of modernization and the development of modern societies, as well as the ways in which societies, including the United States, relate to and interact with each other in the modern world.




3rd Hour -- History Thru Film --- 10:45am - 11:15am 
 The History Thru Film curriculum offers students a unique way to view American history thru the Hollywood lens. ... The course will demand 12th grade-level composition work, honing student writing and revision skills as they write reaction and analysis papers to films viewed in class.

This class is not an eat popcorn and watch movie class. The goal of this class is to learn American History through watching movies. Each film consists of 6 to 8 days of class work. The class work will be split into three parts. The first area will be the introduction. At this point, we will introduce the time period and what the film is about. The second area will be the actual watching of the film with discussion. The third and final area will be the post work, which may include discussion questions, work sheets, film reviews and/or essays. This class will be a writing and research-intensive class.

You will make up any class work/ film watching if you are absent.

 



4th Hour --- American History 7 ---- 11:30am - 12:00pm    
Offering an interactive and comprehensive overview of American history, this course engages and inspires students to learn about the rich and diverse history of America’s native peoples, early European colonization and settlement in America, and the creation of a new nation through the American Revolution. Students enrolled in this course will closely examine major changes brought about by the nation’s reconstruction, industrialization, urbanization, and progressive reforms and will consider the implications each of these events had on the expansion of the United States’ global influence through modern times.





5th Hour --- American History 8 -- 1:00pm - 1:30pm 
Offering an interactive and comprehensive overview of American history, this course engages and inspires students to learn about the rich and diverse history of America’s native peoples, early European colonization and settlement in America, and the creation of a new nation through the American Revolution. Students enrolled in this course will closely examine major changes brought about by the nation’s reconstruction, industrialization, urbanization, and progressive reforms and will consider the implications each of these events had on the expansion of the United States’ global influence through modern times.

EXTRA HOUR ---- Study Hall ---- 1:30pm -- 2:30pm
Students will be afforded the time to come into Study Hall and get extra help with their assignments.

Prep : 2:30pm --- 3:30pm


You can email me or you can contact me via phone at 507-236-3942 if you have questions.

Forms and Documents

Other Resources

States & Capitals Video

27 Amendments Song


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