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Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year.
My name is Mr. Renaud. I teach 6th and 8th grade Social Studies. I am starting my 29th year at Highland as a middle school teacher. In the 6th grade we will be studying the western hemisphere. The 6th grade will be learning economics, history, civics, geography, and the civilization in the West part of the world. I like to emphasize globalization in this class, as it allows students to have a more active role in their education.
In 8th grade the students will learn how the United States became a nation. The class starts with colonization and ends with the Civil War. The students will understand how our government works. I believe that it is important for the students to learn and understand what is going on in the world as they know it. We read and discuss relevant current events articles. It is my intention for students to study current events and learn how our past will oftentimes connect our future.
We will be using a website called edginuity quite often. This website covers the Colorado Standards and can be used at home if your child is absent.