Enriched Social Studies
How does Enriched Social Studies differ from standards Social Studies in 7th grade
- Enriched social studies will required a larger investment in time and energy on the part of the student in order to be successful
- The enriched course explores topics more in-depth and uses more primary sources with difficult language.
- The enriched course may move faster through some material than the standard social studies class
- The enriched course will require additional reading and independent work
- More extensive writing expectations
How do I know if Enriched Social Studies is for me?
A successful Enriched Social Studies student traditionally has the following traits.
- I turn in 90% or more of my homework assignments on time
- I read above grade level (by at least one, preferably 2)
- I have obtained an “Exceed Targets” on my most recent MAP reading test. Above 90%
- I use my time in class effectively
- I read and process information independently
- I am well organized and have strong independent work habits.
- I am interested in U.S. history
- I have experienced high achievement in past social studies courses
Common Myths about Enriched Social Studies
- If I don't take Enriched now, I won't be able to take Advanced Placement (AP) classes or be prepared to get into a good college.
- Kids care less in non-enriched courses.
- Enriched is just a lot more homework.
- My kid is a failure if he's not in Enriched (Hence, I, the parent, am a failure.)
- Enriched is only for students who earn straight A's.
- There are no discipline issues in Enriched courses.
- All students are being prepared to take pre-AP courses in 9th and 10th grades. AP courses are available to all students.
- Course material is engaging and challenging at every level. Students in both courses care about their work.
- Courses are intended to challenge a student at his or her instructional level.
- Enriched is a place for students who read well beyond grade level and need an additional challenge.
- Discipline issues can exist in any course.