Social Studies with Ms. Kennedy
Contact Ms. Kennedy
School Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*It is best to reach me by phone during my prep time (9:38 - 10:24) or after school. If I don't answer, leave a message and I will get back to you. I check email all day every day!
Hi! My name is Ms. Kennedy and this is my second year teaching at Illini Central Middle School. I grew up in Atlanta, Illinois and attended Olympia High School. I spent my freshman year of college at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and then transferred to Illinois State University where I majored in History-Social Science Education. I completed my student teaching experience at Parkside Junior High School in Normal, Illinois and graduated in December 2013.
I love everything social studies! In 7th grade social studies, my class focuses on learning U.S. History from the Original 13 Colonies to the American Civil War. 8th grade social studies students learn about the Reconstruction Era to present day. Students in 7th grade learn the ins and outs of the U.S. Constitution, and 8th graders familiarize themselves with the Illinois Constitution. I also incorporate current events every week into the classroom through a program called CNN Student News that delivers fast-paced news stories directed at a middle school/high school audience.
Ms. Kennedy's Schedule
1st Hour, 8:00 - 8:46: 8th Grade Social Studies
2nd Hour, 8:49 - 9:35: 7th Grade Social Studies
3rd Hour, 9:38 - 10:24: PREP
4th Hour, 10:27 - 11:13: 7th Grade Social Studies
5th Hour, 11:16 - 12:02: 8th Grade Social Studies
6th Hour, 12:05 - 12:30: Team time
Lunch, 12:30 - 1:00: LUNCH
7th Hour, 1:03 - 1:22: Advisory
8th Hour, 1:25 - 2:11: 7th Grade Social Studies
9th Hour, 2:14 - 3:00: 8th Grade Social Studies