Author Archives: Hallie Fahey

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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The Social Studies Corner – 6th Grade

Over the past few weeks, sixth grade students have explored the life of early humans as they worked to establish stable food supplies on their way toward the establishment of complex civilizations. Students explored the geographic and topical elements of early Mesopotamia (with a focus on the Sumerian peoples) as they sharpened their map-reading skills. […]

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The Social Studies Corner – Academic Bowl

Congratulations to the St. Cletus Academic Bowl team for a strong showing at the 2017 Brother Rice Academic Bowl competition. The team successfully answered a variety of questions on topics ranging from math, science and civics to sports and Brother Rice trivia.  The students participated in a team round, as well as an individual assessment […]

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The Social Studies Corner: A Celebration of Peace

On Thursday, September 21, the children, faculty and staff of St. Cletus School gathered to celebrate the International Day of Peace.   The ceremony showcased the work of the junior high students that they completed as while studying the consequences of situations in which peace is lacking and the impact that efforts towards peace can […]

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The Social Studies Corner — Special Edition

As members of the junior high classes prepare for their September 21 Peace Day celebration, the students learned that their Skype conversation with Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day will be included in a video presentation to be featured on the organization’s website.   A link to the video can be reached by clicking here. […]

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The Social Studies Corner — The 8th Grade Marches Towards Peace

Grade 8 students have been working hard.  They learned about the origins of the Peace Pole Project in the aftermath of World War II to stand as testaments to the need for peace.  Students also discussed the meaning of the phrase, “May Peace Prevail on Earth,” and the rationale for it to be included in […]

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The Social Studies Corner — The 7th Grade Marches Towards Peace

Grade 7 students have been working hard.  They learned about the power of words to effectuate change while reading and hearing the poetry of renown British poet Lemn Sissay (“Let There Be Peace“).  The students also learned about Mr. Sissay’s early life and speculated as regards the manner in which his life impacted his work. […]

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