Welcome! My name is Jessica Carsrud and I am excited to be your child's teacher! Just a little about myself; I have lived in the Carbondale area nearly my entire life and am a graduate of CCHS and SIUC. I love to read, go camping, and traveling around this beautiful country of ours with my husband Shane and two children Lillian & Mitchell.
In Social Studies this year:
The 6th graders will discuss ancient world history topics as well as topics dealing with current events, civics, economics, and geography.
The 7th graders will cover United States history from before U.S. colonization to just past the American Revolution--including the U.S. Constitution and Illinois Constitutuion Units, as well as topics dealing with current events, civics, economics, and geography.
The 8th graders will continue working with the United States history topics and begin the times period just before the Civil War to present day times. They will also discuss topics dealing with current events, civics, economics, and geography.
In the Social Studies classes, all students will be using a spiral notebook for their Student Interactive Notebook to create their own textbook. This will help accomodate the idea that state and national standards are going away from memorizing facts to thinking about the issues themselves and the people that were involved in the events and how past events have shaped our lives today.
In 6th-8th Explore classes, we will focus on typing skills, computer skills, Genius Hour, and many more interesting topics!
If you need to contact me, the best way to contact me is through my email at email@example.com or through the Remind App. See attachments for the directions about the Remind App below.