Mr. Frank's Homepage
Please check my "What we're doing each day during the Covid-19 Shutdown" page for more information on what to do during our time away from the building.Welcome.
This webpage is being maintained for students in Mr. Frank's social studies classes on Team 7 Green.
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.
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.
What was our homework?
Click on the "What We Did Today" button in the menu on the left to find the homework assigned for any given day.
"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."
"The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there",
"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