Curriculum:

Fourth Grade

This curriculum includes study in the areas of Civics, Economics, Government, Geography, History of Pennsylvania and History of the United States of America.

Civics includes principles and documents of government, rights and responsibilities of citizenship, how government works, and how international relationships form and function.

Economics includes scarcity and choice, markets and economic systems, economic independence, income, profit and wealth.

Geography includes basic geographic literacy, physical and human characteristics of places and regions of the United States, in addition to interactions between people and the environment.

History includes historical analysis at the local, state, national, and world level. Specific attention is given to Pennsylvania history, including geography, climate, contributions, continuity and changes over time and conflicts with resulting outcomes. United States history includes documents, artifacts, places, and timelines critical to the United States.

 

Fifth Grade

This curriculum includes study in the areas of Civics, Economics, Government, Geography, History of Pennsylvania, the United States of America, and the Eastern Hemisphere including Ancient Civilizations.

Civics includes principles and documents of government, rights and responsibilities of citizenship, how government works, and how international relationships form and function.

Economics includes scarcity and choice, markets and economic systems, economic independence, income, profit and wealth.

Geography includes basic geographic literacy, physical and human characteristics of places and regions of the Eastern Hemisphere, in addition to interactions between people and the environment including population, culture, economic activity and forms of government.

History includes Historical Analysis. Focus is on Pennsylvania History, United States History, and World History including Ancient Civilizations. Emphasis is placed on culture, belief systems, business, technology, geography, social organizations, and patterns of cooperation and conflict among groups and organizations that impact history and the development of the Eastern Hemisphere.

 

Teacher Bio:

Tammie Gallagher

I am a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Edinboro University with degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education/Reading, Minor in Special Education and STEM Certification. I have over thirteen years teaching experience, and I have served as a professional development facilitator for faculty and staff in the areas of Early Childhood and Elementary Education.

As a life-long learner, when I teach, I learn. Teaching is my true passion. I approach each child with excitement and enthusiasm, believing there is a way to reach each child and support the manner in which that individual child learns best. I implement authentic collaboration with constructivist classroom influences and Whole-Brain teaching strategies and techniques in order to scaffold different learning styles and depths of knowledge. Likewise, I apply the use of various technologies to develop and enhance 21st century learning opportunities and experiences both inside and outside of the classroom setting.