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Public Schools

Abby Keever

Welcome to Mrs. Keever's Social Studies Class!

 

         Hi, I’m Mrs. Keever and this is my 7th year at Canyon Ridge and my 12th year teaching! I’ve been blessed with the privilege of teaching American History for all those years and love how much time I’m able to devote to this subject at our school. I hope my students develop a love for learning about the past and develop a curiosity for diving deeper into all the amazing lives of people who were willing to give all they had for becoming a free nation.

Aside from being a history fanatic, I also love being a mommy, singing, shopping, reading, exercising, and driving around in my Jeep. My husband is Nathan Keever, we are high school sweethearts and love spending time with our child Luke, family, and friends. He is the Director of Information Technology at Mustang Church of the Nazarene and the Director of Audio Visual at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for Canyon Ridge. I’m excited to teach all these wonderful kids and help grow their love for learning!

Upcoming Projects/Tests/Events

Upcoming Events:
Parent/Teacher Conferences: March 3rd & 5th 
Day of Awesomeness: March 10th
3 on 3 Tournament: March 11th & 12th 
Spring Break: March 13th-20th 
American Revolution Test: April 8th & 9th  
 
 

Lesson Plans

                     

Mrs. Keever’s March Plans & Assignments

February 28th & March 2nd (A/B Day)

Objective: We can describe the economic effects of the war.

Outline: We will read Chapter 9 Lesson 1 “Americans and the Revolution,” (pgs. 338-343) and discuss key points and concepts.

March 3rd & 4th (A/B Day)

Objective: We can describe how individuals and other nations contributed to the war’s outcomes.

Outline: We will read Chapter 9 Lesson 2 “Fighting for Independence” (pgs 346-352) and discuss key points and concepts. We will then review past learned concepts through Revolution bingo.

March 5th & 6th (A/B Day)

Objective: We can identify the early battles, campaigns, and turning points of the Revolution.

Outline: We will listen to and discuss Studies Weekly #20 “Fort Ticonderoga.” Students will highlight important facts and concepts. Students will then complete the crossword on the back.

March 9th & 10th (A/B Day)

Objective: We can identify early battles, campaigns, and turning points of the American Revolution.

Outline: Students will participate in a Valley Forge simulation. Students will write about their experiences in their journal entry.

March 11th & 12th (A/B Day)

Objective: We can show what we know!

Outline: Students will take a benchmark test that shows their content progress. Students may work on missing assignments, make up work, or read a book when they are finished.

March 23rd & 24th (A/B Day)

Objective: We can identify the major battles of the Revolutionary War.

Outline: We will read part of Chapter 9 Lesson 3 “Winning Independence” (pgs. 356-359) and discuss key points and concepts.

March 25th & 26th (A/B Day)

Objective: We can describe how individuals and nations contributed to the war’s outcome.  

Outline: We will finish Chapter 9 Lesson 3 “Winning Independence” (pgs.360-361). Students will participate in Yorktown Simulation. Students will write about their experience in their journal entry.

March 27th & 30th (A/B Day)

Objective: We can review what we have learned about the American Revolution.

Outline: Students will fill out study guide together with teacher for Revolution Test. Students will also take a CFA on the Revolutionary War.  

March 31st & April 1st (A/B Day)

Objective: We can describe how the Battle of Yorktown was won!

Outline: We will listen to and discuss Studies Weekly #21 (Yorktown). Students will highlight important facts and concepts while listening. Students will complete the crossword on the back.

April 2nd & 3rd (A/B Day)

Objective: We can evaluate how the Declaration of Independence changed views on slavery.  

Outline: We will read Chapter 9 Lesson 4 “Effects of the War” (pgs. 364-369). We will discuss key points. Students will complete Chapter 9 outline.

Contact Information

Phone: 405-256-6955
Email: keevera@mustangps.org

5th Grade Social Studies Syllabus

5th Grade Social Studies


Teacher-Mrs. Keever                                        Room #- B5

Contact #- 405-256-6955   Email address- keevera@mustangps.org


Welcome to 5th grade Social Studies!  I am delighted to start a new school year.  I have many exciting lessons planned for your student designed to engage and enrich their learning.  We will have a rewarding and successful year!


Course Overview:


Map Skills

Native Americans

European Explorers

Early Settlements

The 13 Colonies

The American Revolution

American Government

Pioneers and Westward Movement

Studies Weekly:

Studies Weekly is a newspaper students will complete on a semi-regular basis.  It is an excellent source of information and primary documents in American history that will prepare your student to be successful in the classroom.  The students typically complete their newspapers during class. They will only take them for homework if the student does not finish during class time.  


Agenda Procedure:

Students are given time and expected to write in agendas daily.  This is a valuable communication tool. All 5th grade teachers will use this to inform parents of due dates, study guides, tests, and behavior issues that may occur.  


Homework- Students will not usually have homework in Social Studies.  I only assign homework three times throughout the school year.  In September they will create a timeline of their lives as an at-home project.  If a student is unable to complete it at home, then I will work with them at school.  The students will also be required to memorize two passages from important historical documents.  They will memorize the Statement of Rights from the Declaration of Independence in November, and the Preamble to the Constitution in February/March.  They will be listed on the website, and copies will be sent home a week (or more) in advance.


Grading Procedures & Evaluation-  

Grading Scale:  

A= 90-100

B= 80-89

C=70-79

D=60-69

F=59 & below

Tests are worth 2 grades.

At least ½ of an assignment must be completed in order to receive a grade.  If not, students will have an opportunity to complete these assignments at Finish Line.  

CRI Grading Policy:

  • Full credit is given for assignments that are 1 day late if completed during Finish Line @ lunch and recess.

  • 1 day late = 80% (if not finished at Finish Line)

  • 1 week late = 70%

  • After 1 week late students are required to attend Last Chance Study Hall during school-wide intramural tournament at the end of the 9 weeks.  

  • Students can redo assignments below 70%.  The maximum score allowed is 70%.

  • Any test or quiz below 70% must be redone.  Full credit is given for quizzes and tests that are retaken during Quiz/Test Redo Lab during lunch and recess.


Discipline: In our class we work hard to be positive, encouraging, and respectful. However, if a student is struggling to follow expectations, he/she will be given a verbal warning first, and if the student continues to not follow expectations he/she will be given “strikes.”  After receiving three strikes, the student will be assigned an after-school detention. In instances of severe misbehavior, a detention may be assigned without strikes or warnings. I will contact parents to make arrangements.


Website - Assignments and class information can be located on my website.  I will update this on a monthly basis.


If you ever have any questions, please feel free to ask.  The easiest way to contact me is through email, but don’t hesitate to call if you feel the need. I am looking forward to working with your student this year!


  Thank you,

  Mrs. Keever