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Much of the text will be read together in class but should be read a second (or even third) time at home so that comprehension is complete.  Class time will also be spent doing extension activities.  The class will do an in-depth study of the state of Illinois.  We try to take field trips to local areas of interest that reinforce some of the curriculum.

Take a look at the textbook's website.  It is a great resource for students to reinforce what is discussed in class.  We will be using this site in the computer lab to review what we have read each day from the book.  The students will be graded on the review activity that is completed.  Its grade is worth a regular worksheet type of a grade.

http://www.mhschool.com/socialstudies/2003/student/level1.php?isbn=0021492654

 

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