Monday, June 17, 2013

Social Studies Class....

Ms. McAndrew's 7th grade social studies class.....

                            In an attempt to understand the levels of government and
          how much we are affected by government in our daily lives, 7th grade 
          students were sent on scavenger hunts.
          The objective was to take an empty gift bag and find 10 items at home that 
          are connected to or influenced by one of the 4 levels of government. For example 
          a stuffed Mickey Mouse would be an example of the National level because of 
          trademark   laws and state because of sales tax.
          The pictures show students preparing to explain and defend their choices. 
           Students were   surprised and how often they were in contact with one or more 
           levels everyday.
                     Above is 7th graders Nina Francisco, Antonio
                     Costa and Colleen Kelly.