Author Archives: Hallie Fahey

The Social Studies Corner — 7th Grade

The 7th grade students recently completed a study of the early American presidents and their impact on the development of political parties and foreign policy in the United States.  In addressing these issues, students explored the presidencies of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe and evaluated the circumstances that lead to the […]

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The Social Studies Corner — 6th Grade

The 6th grade students are finishing up the study of ancient and modern India.   Their exploration of India has included: an analysis of the geography of the Indian subcontinent, a review of the First Unification of the Indian kingdoms by the Chandragupta Maurya, examination of the spread of Buddhism by Anoka, evaluation of the seven cultural contributions […]

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Junior High — Praying for Peace

Yesterday, the St. Cletus Junior High students joined students nationwide as they prayed for peace.  Lead by 8th grade student Caroline Hart, the students gathered around the St. Cletus Peace Pole and recited St. Francis’ Prayer for Peace and participated in a minute of silence in support of peace. ”  If we are to teach real […]

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The Social Studies Corner: 8th Grade

The 8th grade class continue their studies of the place of America as a world power during the early 20th century.  At present, they are completing a study of the 1920s and 1930s with a focus on the concepts of isolationism, consumerism, economics, religion and politics as the United States entered into the Great Depression.  […]

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The Social Studies Corner: 7th Grade

The 7th grade class has reached many milestones over the past few weeks.  Each member of the class has demonstrated a high level of mastery as they successfully passed exams on the:  (1) operation and purpose of the United States Constitution and (2) details of Illinois government and the Illinois Constitution.  This work has prepared students […]

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The Social Studies Corner: 6th Grade

Over the past few weeks, the 6th grade students have explored the sociological, political, theological and geographical elements of the world religions.  Specifically, they have discussed, inter alia, the origins, key figures and belief systems of followers of the five largest religions (Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity and Sikhism) and Judaism.   In their study of Christianity, students […]

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National History Day Opportunity for Recent St. Cletus Graduates

National History Day, in conjuction with the Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute is sponsoring an outstanding opportunity for St. Cletus alumni, who are presently sophomores or junniors in high school.  From the site: In June 2018, fifteen student/teacher teams will engage in a rigorous study of D-Day and World War II. Beginning in January, students […]

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The Social Studies Corner – 8th Grade

The eighth grade students have been actively engaged in a continued exploration of World War I.  The students recently completed an analysis of the origins of the war in which they addressed the manner in which different empires and political states found themselves in a state of conflict.  Students immersed themselves in the human element […]

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The Social Studies Corner – 7th Grade

The St. Cletus seventh grade students have been working hard as they explore America’s beginnings as an independence state.  Over the past weeks, they have explored the series of events that lead colonial Americans to conclude that independence from Britain was a necessary endeavor.  Students have discussed the impact that several key events (the Seven […]

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The Social Studies Corner – 6th Grade

The St. Cletus sixth grade students have been busy over the past few weeks.  They completed their study of ancient Sumer and early Mesopotamia by preparing summaries of one of the four Mesopotamian Empires:  Akkadia, Babylonia, Assyria and Neo-Babylonia.  The students demonstrated an amazing level of proficiency and creativity as they performed their skits and […]

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The Social Studies Corner — 8th Grade

Our eighth grade students have completed a chapter in which they explored liberty, democracy and the manner in which these concepts were not always extended to all members of American society.  Students learned about the aftermath of the Seven Years War and the Great Awakening and their place in shaping the American psyche.  They also […]

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The Social Studies Corner — 7th Grade

Our seventh grade students have recently completed a unit in which they explored the underpinnings of colonial America, including the attitudes and ideas that were prevelant as the country moved towards revolution.  Students analyzed primary documents as they interpreted the language and background of the Magna Carta, Mayflower Compact and the English Bill of Rights.  […]

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The Social Studies Corner — 6th Grade

Our sixth grade students are finishing up a unit in which they explored the origins of man and the rise of civilizations in the Fertile Crescent and Mesopotamia.  Over the past few weeks, the students have worked towards mastery of map-reading as they identified the geographic elements of the region and located early settlements.  They […]

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The Social Studies Corner – 8th Grade

Over the past few weeks, the 8th grade class has taken a critical look at the origins of American democracy and the promises that are central to concepts of liberty. Students explored the breaks from hierarchical traditions that followed the North American phase of the Seven Years War, the Great Awakening and the transport of […]

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The Social Studies Corner – 7th Grade

The 7th grade class spent the last few weeks exploring the documents and mindsets that let to the American Revolution. Specifically, students explored the language and circumstances of the Magna Carta, the Mayflower Compact and the English Bill of Rights, documents which played a role in the rights outlined by the US Constitution. Students also explored […]

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