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Students study North Carolina

Students research the regions of North Carolina

The 8th grade Social Studies team is starting the year off right in our own back yards by taking a closer look at North Carolina. While some Marvin Ridge students are native to North Carolina many others have either moved here at a young age or have recently relocated to North Carolina with their families. The thing they all have in common is that Waxhaw is now home to all of them.

It is important for our students to continue to build on the foundation of knowledge about our state. Our beginning lesson looks deep into the geography and characteristics of North Carolina with a touch of history to set the stage and a focus on the economic, political, social, and military conflicts that have shaped the development of North Carolina. Students have embarked on a quest deep into the regions of North Carolina by working on creating a North Carolina brochure that explains and showcases the natural and human characteristics of the Coastal, Piedmont and Mountains regions. The purpose of this project is to be able to inform visitors about the various regions, the early history of North Carolina, and the historical significance of state attractions. Our goal is for every 8th grade student to walk away with an appreciation, understanding, and respect for the state of North Carolina.

Written by: Thea Rossano
Posted: Sep 12, 2013 by Brita Mann

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