Mr. Hartung
7th and 8th Grade Social Studies
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Mr. Hartung

Welcome to Mr. Hartung’s update - October 14, 2018

7th Grade - We are in the midst of our Middle Ages Islam unit. This week we look at the some of the aspects of the religion of Islam and then examine the many achievements that the Middle Ages Muslim people created.

8th Grade - This summer I wss fortunate enough to attend the Yale National Initiative and work with a group of teachers from around the country in a seminar called “Race, Class, and Punishment.” During this effort I created a unit that looks at individual rights and the United States Constitution and government through the lenses of Mass Incarceration and Immigration. We began last week and will continue this week to look at the Family Separation issues that were prevalent earlier this year. These topics are designed to generate critical thinking and strong opinions as we discuss current events and individual rights over the next several weeks. If you happen to read this please ask your child what they think an American is…I posed that question and was impressed with the depth and variety of responses that I recevied,

As always, if you have questions or concerns please feel free to send an email, give me a call, or stop by and see me.

Mr. Hartung

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