Last modified Jun 4

Social Studies

  • 6th Grade
Hi everyone! I have been teaching for the past ten years, the last eight of them at St. John's. I absolutely love teaching here and feel so blessed to be a part of this wonderful school and community. I feel at home in a Catholic school and sharing my faith with the students and within my content areas. I teach sixth, seventh, and eighth grade social studies as well as eighth grade English and reading. These are my favorite subjects to teach because I love stories, especially about the past. In addition, I'm responsible for coaching our Forensic team. During my free time, I like to spend time reading, shopping, and being with family and friends, especially my adorable dog Lucy. "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelsen Mandela
Abbie Withbroe

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6th Grade Social Studies

Summer Social Studies Ideas:

While enjoying your summer vacation, don’t forget about social studies! Here are a few ideas to keep your historian brains working…

  • Stay up-to-date on current events by watching the nightly news, reading the newspaper, or checking news websites regularly.
  • Use a roadmap to plan out and organize your family trips.
  • Interview a family member from a different generation and find out how things have changed between their childhood and yours.
  • Visit the Neville Museum in Green Bay or another museum in a different city and journal about what you learned.
  • Watch a documentary on a time period in history or about an important event and share what you learned with a friend.
  • Read a historical fiction novel or nonfiction book about an interesting world event.
  • Spend a day viewing court trials.
  • Explore American government on Ben’s Guide to Government at bensguide.gpo.gov.
  • Research countries around the world in the CIA World Factbook at https://www.cia.gov/kids-page
  • Follow a dollar bill as it travels through the U.S. economy in Fed 101 at http://www.federalreserveeducation.org/.

I can’t wait to hear about all of the things you did during break!

Have a great summer, everyone!

~Ms. Withbroe

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Link to 6th Grade Social Studies Class Syllabus: click here