• Welcome to  Mrs. Bhullar’s  webpage. I have been teaching at George since 2000. This year I will be teaching 7th and 8th Grade. I am very excited to wok with your student and am anticipating an exciting year!Here are some basics:-

               Our School is using History Alive! a program that truly engages students in learning. Your student will be an active participant instead of passive observer, experiencing history through innovative teaching practices that include dramatic role playing, creative simulations, dynamic group projects, and writing from a historical perspective. The emphasis will be on Common Core standards and VAPA activities

              California’s History- Social Science Common Core Standards form the backbone for the course. You’ll find them in the back of your child’s History Alive! Textbook.  Student Guide to the California Standards, simplified version of the standards that serve as a quick easy-to-use reference has been listed at the end of Textbook.

            The standards for grade 8 cover the history of the United States through Industrialism: the founding of our Nation, the growth of American democracy, the Civil War that divided us, the diverse cultures that have enriched our society, the transformation of the United States in to an industrial nation.

          The standard for grade 7 cover the period between ancient and modern times, or the medieval world: life in medieval Europe and the Byzantine Empire; the history of Muslim empires and the rise of Islam; the cultures of West Africa; Imperial China; Medieval Japan;  The Mayan, Inca, and Aztec civilizations; Europe’s Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, and Enlightenment.

         

         As you can see by scanning the standards, students will learn about a number of sensitive and controversial topics, including the development of different world religions. The History Alive! materials have been designed to deal with these topics objectively, respectfully, and in accordance with state guidelines.

     Our text book and workbook  is “History Alive!  Your student has a copy to take home. We will also be using supplementary texts within the classroom. Students are expected to bring their workbook, binders for Social Studies, writing and coloring materials everyday. . The classroom will be a safe environment for open discussions and questioning. It is expected that each student will participate in class. It is my goal that by the end of the year, your child will be independent, self- motivated learner.

    Students have until the end of the lesson/chapter/Unit to turn in the assignment, at which point the grade will stay a 0 if not turned in. Please note the score for that assignment will report as a 0 until it is turned in; the priority of grading work is after punctual late work has been graded. After the due date, assignment can earn up to C grade only.

    Parent/ teacher/ student communication is very valuable as an educational tool, so please don’t hesitate to contact me at school via phone or email. I can be contacted at 928-7597 and  swaran.bhullar@arusd.org.

         

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    Name: Swaran Bhullar
    Subject(s): Social studies
    Room Number: E7      
    Contact me     swaran.bhullar@arusd.org
                          408-928-7597
     
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                                        Welcome to Mrs Bhullar's web page. I have been teaching at George since 1999. This year I am teaching 7th and 8th grade Social studies.Our school is using "History Alive", a program that truly engages students in learning. Students are active participant instead of a passive observer, experiencing history through innovative teaching practices that include dramatic role playing, creative simulations, dynamic group projects and writing from a hisorical perspective. California's History - Social Science Standards form the backbone for the course. You can find them in the back of your History Alive text book. The standards for grade 6 cover ancient world history, starting with archeological studies of prehisoric hunter - gather societies. Using variety of sources,the students explore the early societies of Mesopotamia and Egypt, the ancient Hebrews, the empires and dynasties of ancient India and China, and the rise of civilizations in ancient Greece and Rome , with many legacies for Western civilization. Sixth grade students learn about a number of sensitive and controversial topics, including the development of different world religions. Materials in class are presented to deal with these topics objectively, respectfully, and in accordance with state guidelines. Our school has incorporated VAPA in our Social Studies curriculum. So students participate in many VAPA activities. Students are expected to bring their writing and coloring materials, Social Studies text book and workbook everyday.
                    Parent/teacher/student communication is very valuable as an education tool, so please don't hesitate to contact me at school via phone or email. Here's to a wonderful year!