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Mr. Hamill SOCIAL STUDIES 7th and 8th Grade

I have a B.A. Economics & Business from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, an M.A. Administration and Supervision from National-Louis University, and an ESL Endorsement. This is my 22nd year teaching in the Chicago Public Schools at Trumbull School and Lorca School.

George Washington's Headquarters, Valley Forge, PA

Social Studies

I teach 7th and 8th grade Social Studies and am committed to developing skilled, knowledgeable, creative, independent, and concerned citizens of the community, nation, and world. Students analyze varied resources to understand multiple perspectives, effectively communicate and collaborate with one another, and ask questions and seek answers in order to understand the past, engage in the present, and impact the future.

From The National Council of the Social Studies: The United States and its democratic system of government are constantly evolving. No one can predict with certainty what may be needed from its citizens to preserve and protect it fifty years from now. For social studies to perform its mission of promoting civic competence, students must learn not only a body of knowledge but how to think and how to be flexible in using many resources to resolve civic issues. It is not overstating the case to say that America’s future depends on it.

7th Grade in Springfield, IL
  • The Chicago Metro History Fair
  • The DBQ Project
  • iCivics
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
  • Springfield Trip (7th grade)
  • Stanford History Education Group
  • Sulzer Regional Public Library
  • Zinn Education Project
Lorca Volleyball
8th Grade Class Trip, Chicago, IL

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