Ms. Havey's Class News

If you could go back in time, what decade would you want to research? In an effort to wrap up the U.S. History II Standards of Learning, Mrs. Harvey’s seventh grade classes completed projects titled “Discovering the Decades.” Students were divided into groups, and each group was given a decade to research. Students had to research the following topics about the decade: background information, Arts, Literature, Fads and Fashion, Sports, History, Music, Theater, and Inventions.

The students finalized their efforts by teaching the class about the decade while in period like dress. From the “rocking fifties to the nineties, the last decade of the 20th century,” students provided the class with activities in art, dance, music and reflection as well as detailed multimedia PowerPoint instruction and class decorations. Students improved public speaking, collaborative work habits and research skills. The seventh graders were called upon to use their skills and talents to discover what each decade was truly like.