Wednesday, September 17 will be the 227th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. This week in social studies the students will honor what is now known as Celebrate Freedom Week by analyzing and evaluating the role of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution in shaping our country. We will also continue to lay a foundation for our world studies this year by composing our own description of American culture.
Welcome to a new school year. Now that our site is up and running let me take just a moment to introduce myself. My name is Blake Lindsey and I have been teaching sixth grade social studies at Mary Orr Intermediate since 2000. I earned BA, BS and MA degrees from Abilene Christian University in the areas of History and Exercise Science. My wife, Lianne, and I have a son, Andrew, who is in elementary school and a daughter, Amy, who can't wait to be in school just like her big brother.
This year in social studies we will travel through both time and place as we study the cultures, history and geography of our world. Through these studies we will develop an appreciation for the diversity of our planet and the role we play in creating a better future. Please check here often for updates and resources related to our studies and feel free to email anytime if you ever have any questions about our studies: BlakeLindsey@misdmail.org.