Mr. Frank's Homepage

  • For anyone who cannot open the PDF file for the Google Slides presentation on Native American Culture Areas, try this link: The First Americans- History Alive text.  I also have a Google Docs version of the same thing.

    Google Classroom logo

    Please check my "Google Classroom" page for more information on what to do during class each day.


    This webpage is being maintained for students in Mr. Frank's social studies classes on Team 7 Green.

    "Office Hours"

    "Office Hours" are times that teachers are putting aside that give students an opportunity to ask questions and get extra help.  It is an old idea in colleges, but is a new idea in middle schools that we are using through this Covid time.

    To see me in office hours, go to the Google Meet website, at You then click "Join or Start a Meeting" and enter the code "FrankOH". If I'm "in" at that time, you will be asked to join the meet with me.

    My usual office hours are 8:00-9:00 in the morning and 1:40-3:00 in the afternoon. If you go during those times and don't find me there, it probably means that I'm in a meeting with a parent or other teachers. Please check back again at a different time.

    What can a student expect in this course? How will grades be determined?

    This is the Course Expectations sheet. The information is the same as the information found on the sheets that you received at the start of the year.  
    This is the district's guide to "Online Learning Student Etiquette."

    What are we studying?

    Our curriculum is based on the social studies framework set by the state of New York. 7th grade is the first half of a two-year course in American history.  Our goal is to get from Native Americans and the European exploration and colonization through to the causes of the Civil War.



  • "I often think what interesting history we are making for the student of the twenty-first century."  
    -William Carey Jones, Congressman, 1908

    "To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?"


    "History is not the past.  It is the present.  We carry our history with us.  We are our history."

    ...James Baldwin

    "The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there",  

    ...L.P. Hartley 

    "First of all we have to get across the idea that we have to know who we were if we’re to know who we are and where we’re headed. This is essential. We have to value what our forebears—and not just in the 18th century, but our own parents and grandparents—did for us, or we’re not going to take it very seriously, and it can slip away. If you don’t care about it—if you’ve inherited some great work of art that is worth a fortune and you don’t know that it’s worth a fortune, you don’t even know that it’s a great work of art and you’re not interested in it—you’re going to lose it."          

    ... David McCullough