Welcome to Ms. Zimowicz's Class!
I am a Social Studies teacher at Coon Rapids Middle School. I have been teaching at CRMS since 2002 and am extremely excited to work with middle school students!
In my classroom, we will actively learn through class discussions, seminars, examining primary and secondary sources, analyzing current events and engaging in problem solving activities. I hope that your student enjoys the learning activities that we will participate in throughout the year!
Outside of school, I enjoy canoeing in the Boundary Waters, reading books on my hammock, running with my dog and keeping up with my three children.
8th Grade Global Studies
Students will tour the world as we learn about the cultures and physical landscapes around the globe.
70% Summative Assessments - Items that demonstrate student learning, such as unit tests, quizzes or projects.
20% Formative Learning Activities - Practice leading up to the summative assessments, such as daily activities, reading, study guides, discussions, etc.
10% District Common Summative Assessment - Assessment given to EVERY 8th grader across the district that encompasses all learning from that trimester.
Check out some of these links to learn more about Minnesota, the USA or the world!
- Practice maps of the USA and World at ilike2learn.com
- This History Channel has some interesting articles and videos to check out for Social Studies oriented minds.
- Public Television has some good resources that highlight Minnesota and US History.