Individuals and Societies in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme is a Social Studies course. Year 1 students are 6th graders who will study Contemporary World Cultures. Throughout the course, students will explore the regions of the world through the lens of a geographer, an economist, a political scientist, and a historian. Year 1 students will also begin to practice the social studies skills that will lead them towards success on their 8th grade Social Studies STAAR assessment. Click the button below to view the class syllabus. The syllabus may be printed and folded as a brochure for easy reading and storage.
Class Motto Explore. Inspire. Advocate. My goal is to help students be life-long learners. I want my students to want to continue to explore the world through travel, research and human connection. I want them to inspire and to be inspired to help those in our global community who cannot help themselves or may be down on their luck. Finally, I want my students to leave the classroom as advocates. To leave the classroom having the courage to speak up for those whose voices have been silenced. I believe these actions create productive global citizens and is aligned with our school mission.
Fondren Mission Statement
Our Mission is to give each child intellectual, moral, and social instruction that inspires the academic achievement, creativity, compassion, and global-mindedness. Thus transforming them into independent thinkers and life-long learners.