Social Studies

5th Grade

Fifth grade Social Studies has a heavy emphasis on History beginning with the Mesoamericans and ending with the Revolutionary War. Social Studies has a smaller emphasis on Maps and Globes, Government, Economics and Civics.

6th Grade

General Social Studies

In Minnesota Studies, students explore history, government, geography, and economics, placing Minnesota and its people within the context of the national story. They will engage in historical inquiry, examine the relationship within government, and analyze how geography affected settlement and city growth. Students learn about the unique role Minnesota played, and continues to play, in regional, national and global politics.

Honors Social Studies

In Honors Minnesota Studies, students will study history, government, geography, and economics, placing Minnesota and its people within the context of the national story. They will engage in historical inquiry, examine the relationship within government, and analyze how geography affected settlement and city growth. Students will learn about the unique role Minnesota played, and continues to play, in regional, national, and global politics. Students will complete the core curriculum at a faster pace than peers, and will research a History Day topic related the yearly theme. Students will be required to complete a research project using one of the media required by National History Day by the March regional presentation. Research projects may include one of the following: paper (individual only), individual exhibit, group exhibit, individual performance, group performance, individual documentary, group documentary, individual website, or group website.

7th Grade

Social Studies

Seventh grade social studies will cover American History from 1800-present. There will be short units covering economics, civics and geography. A multimedia approach involving texts, educational videos, and up-to-date technology will be utilized. Student-oriented projects and group work will supplement the units.

Honors Social Studies

Seventh grade social studies will cover American History from 1800-present. There will be short units covering economics, civics and geography. A multimedia approach involving texts, educational videos, and up-to-date technology will be utilized. Student-oriented projects and group work will supplement the units. Students will complete the core curriculum at a faster pace than peers and will research a History Day topic related to the yearly theme. Students will be required to complete a research project using one of the media required by National History Day by the March regional presentation. Research projects may include one of the following: paper (individual only), individual exhibit, group exhibit, individual performance, group performance, individual documentary, group documentary, individual website, or group website

8th Grade

Social Studies

Grade eight features geography as the lead discipline with a strong secondary emphasis on contemporary world history and economics. Content drawn from citizenship, government, and economics, enriches the study of world regional geography, and further develops the interdisciplinary social studies approach.

Honors Social Studies

Grade eight features geography as the lead discipline with a strong secondary emphasis on contemporary world history and economics. Content drawn from citizenship, government, and economics, enriches the study of world regional geography, and further develops the interdisciplinary social studies approach. As part of World’s Best Workforce students will create a Post-Secondary Learning Plan and would be required to participate in a job shadow and a visit to a post-secondary school as possible. Students will complete the core curriculum at a faster pace than peers and will research a History Day topic related to the yearly theme. Students will be required to complete a research project using one of the media required by National History Day by the March regional presentation. Research projects may include one of the following: paper (individual only), individual exhibit, group exhibit, individual performance, group performance, individual documentary, group documentary, individual website, or group website.

Nathan Beske

5th Grade Social Studies
Winona Middle School

Toni McDevitt

6th & 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Winona Middle School

Debra Moe

5th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Winona Middle School

Kim Penrod

World Language Teacher, 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Winona Senior High School, Winona Middle School

Thomas Sawyer

8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Winona Middle School

Samantha Schneider

6th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Winona Middle School

Cody Weadge

7th & 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Winona Middle School