Middle School Social Studies 

Welcome back for the 2023-2024 school year at St. Augustin School!  The middle school students are off to a great start again this year, and we have been very busy in Social Studies class. I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with you and your children. During the course of the upcoming school year, the students will be learning more about many different topics in my class, such as American history, American government, world regions, world cultures, contemporary global studies, civic ideals, current events, global interdependence, and global crises. This is the second year of implementation of the new Iowa Core Curriculum for K-12 schools, so we will continue to focus on many new elements of curriculum in all my classes. Please use this website for information about class content, activities, events and assignments, curricula, and course enrichment. Please email or call me if you have any questions about Social Studies class.  Let's make it another successful year!

6th Grade 


7th Grade


8th Grade  



Junior Scholastic Current Events Magazine

Junior Scholastic classroom password: jsmagazine2324

The War on Terrorism (September 11th Unit)

The War on Terrorism (textbook outline)

Issues used to "justify" the September 11th attacks

9/11 Unit bonus notes

Empty Sky

The Hunt for Osama bin Laden

Horror at Jamestown

Found! Leaders of Jamestown

Putin's Russia

Russia: Turning Back the Clock?

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

A Child of the Terror (Stalin's Soviet Union)

European Union

The Five Themes of Social Studies

Coming to America (immigration to the U.S.)