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Social Studies Department

At Lincoln Lutheran we have a great Social Studies Department. Your child will be learning about the geography   and cultures of the world God created. Your child will learn the history of the world. And your child will also learn about the history of our country along with it's government. There are also classes the are unrequired but teach about useful topics like the issues in our lives today.  All of these classes are Geography, World History, U.S. History, Government, and Contemporary Issues. Social Studies classes are taught by Ms. Bockelman and Mr. Bassett.

Department News

7th Grade Field Trip to Nebraska City

The 7th grade class had an exciting trip to Nebraska City on Friday, September 15.  Our 69 7th graders and their chaperones spent the morning exploring the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and the trails surrounding the area.

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1st Annual History Bowl a Success!

On Saturday, April 26, eight, 7th grade history buffs met in the Lincoln Lutheran Media Center to duke it out, academically, for the chance to win the first annual American History Bowl.  There were four rounds, covering states and capitals, American presidents, major U.S. events, and recognition of famous American landmarks.  It was hard  fought, but the overall winning team consisted of Grant Donovan, Ian Kollipara, Jacob Meyer, and Jackson Oerman. Families cheered on both teams throughout the tournament!

Courses Offered

World Geography

Course Number: 
7110/7111
Instructors: 
Ms. Katie Bockelman

This course provides a basic knowledge of the physical and cultural geography of major regions of the world. Students will learn and use geographic skills in making maps, creating research projects, and recognizing relationships between the people of the world and their interaction with the environment. A focus is placed on the themes geographers use in studying those relationships.

World History

Course Number: 
7120/7121
Instructors: 
Ms. Katie Bockelman

This course is a survey of the history of civilizations from ancient to modern times. A special emphasis is placed on ancient cultures that formed the beginnings of civilization, as well as key time periods throughout history that have had a major impact on the world. Students will be able to recognize God’s hand in events of the past to enable them to apply their learning to both the present and the future.

U.S. History

Course Number: 
7130/7131
Instructors: 
Mr. Nathan Bassett

This course is a focused study of 20th Century United States history that seeks to describe the trials and accomplishments that have contributed to making the US the world power it is today. Emphasis is placed on the cultural, political, and economic diversity that has contributed to the shaping of our country.

U.S. Government (Citizenship)

Course Number: 
7140
Instructors: 
Mr. Nathan Bassett

This course is designed to encourage the student to become an active and responsible citizen of the United States. Emphasis will be placed on the knowledge of government structures and functions and how they affect citizens.

Sociology

Course Number: 
7150
Instructors: 
Mr. Nathan Bassett

This course is designed to give the student a study of the development, organization, and problems of social groups. Areas of study will include human culture, interaction, behavior and social systems.

Contemporary Issues

Course Number: 
7160
Instructors: 
Mr. Nathan Bassett

The Contemporary Issues class examines many issues facing the United States and the world through in-depth study of news sources and essays as well as classroom discussion. Students will practice critical thinking skills from a Christian perspective about problems and issues of the 20th century and become more informed about events in our modern world.

Psychology

Course Number: 
7180
Instructors: 
Mr. Chris Deeter

Survey course of general psychology. Topics include motivation, learning, sensation and perception.

Social Studies 7

Course Number: 
j770
Instructors: 
Mr. Nathan Bassett

In 7 th grade Social Studies, we will be looking at the very beginnings of our country. Who populated and cultivated this land first? What spurred European exploration? Why did the thirteen colonies break away from England? These and other questions will be answered as we journey through our country’s birth and make our way to the Civil War that nearly tore us apart. We will learn about the events and people that shaped and influenced U.S. foreign policy, internal matters, struggles, and triumphs during the time period from earliest record to 1860.

Social Studies 8

Course Number: 
j870
Instructors: 
Mr. Nathan Bassett

In 8th grade Social Studies, we will begin by looking at a time when our nation nearly tore itself in two during the American Civil War. From there, we will journey through Reconstruction, the industrialization of the U.S., Immigration, Progressivism, and on to WWI and WWII. If time permits we will also study the Cold War and beyond. We will learn about the events and people that shaped and influenced U.S. foreign policy, internal matters, struggles, and triumphs during this time period, from 1860 through, at the least, Japan’s surrender in 1945.