mr. mac's classes
T E M P L E T O N M I D D L E S C H O O L
WHAT DO WE COVER?
Students in grade eight study the ideas, issues, and events from the framing of the Constitution up to World War I, with an emphasis on America’s role in the war. After reviewing the development of America’s democratic institutions founded on the Judeo Christian heritage and English parliamentary traditions, particularly the shaping of the Constitution, students trace the development of American politics, society, culture, and economy and relate them to the emergence of major regional differences. They learn about the challenges facing the new nation, with an emphasis on the causes, course, and consequences of the Civil War. They make connections between the rise of industrialization and contemporary social and economic conditions.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
With enthusiasm, depth, and technology and we have a lot of fun doing it. We have a 21st century classroom and every student has a chromebook. We use technology as a tool not as a toy. We work together, collaborate and come to understand that we are better when we work together.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Students in the Leadership program do a lot. They oversee student activities on campus, run the lunch time intramural program, organize and lead the mentor program, help with the assemblies, recognize student achievement, help lead the assemblies, read, play, learn to trust, discuss and learn first hand what it means to be a leader.
HOW DO I GET IN?
Students who are in 7th or 8th grade are eligible to be in the leadership program. Leadership is an elective class. Students can either be elected into the class by being selected by their classmates or they can be selected by applying and interviewing.