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The students pictured above, who are in Mr. Hines ' class, have been studying world affairs and are making many interesting comparisons on the map. This is just one of the many map activities they do throughout the year. Seventh graders at Franklin for their social studies requirement take geography. They study several aspects of many coun- tries and learn their locations throughout the world. The eighth grade history classes study United States history. They try to learn the complete history from the beginning up to the present. The teachers ' main concern is to teach stu- dents the important facts that made history. Students Study the World, Sing, Create General music is studied by all seventh and eighth grad- ers for one semester. Much time in these classes is de- voted to singing and listening. But time is also spent in learning the use of rhythm instruments, basic music theory, and folk songs. Seventh, eighth, and ninth graders are enrolled in art classes. The art students work on drawings, study of color, paper sculptures, lettering, block printing, painting with water colors, and using tempera paint. Pupils of all three grades work basically with the same materials, but the eighth and ninth graders explore problems of art more thoroughly. The seventh groders ore i songs, os the -. of study. the process of learning new r - ' tion with a new unit Clay can be used to make many things, as these eighth graders are discovering by personally making some designed cups.
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Students Solve Many Types of Problems This year many of the seventh and eighth grade stu- dents were taught modern math instead of the tra- ditional general math. The students in the X and Y lanes studied the modern techniques while the stu- dents in the Z lanes studied the traditional method of math. The students of the ninth grade were taught either modern algebra or general math. In algebra they tried to analyze and understand the problems instead of just solving them. They also learned to apply a meaning to each problem, thereby obtaining a basic knowledge for future use in their math studies. In general math the ninth graders reviewed and studied traditional math. The course was a review of the general math presented in the seventh and eighth grade plus many additional and practical math techniques. In general math the students reviewed many of the basic skills of math and also learned some new ones. 3 7 8 9 in 5 £»»30 ■53637 3839 40 K 46 47 48 49 50 55 56 57 58 5960 B5 66 67 68 69 70 757677 78 79 80 858687 88 89 90 95 96 97 98 99 BO )nly ninth graders are eligible to take algebra and only those inth graders who have received above average grades in sventh and eighth grade math. At the beginning of the year, the students solve many simple problems, but as the year pro- gresses the problems become more complex and quite difficult.
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Eighth grade girls are introduced to homemaking in one semes- er. The first half is spent on grooming and clothing while the second part includes foods and nutrition. These home arts students are examining an exhibit which helps to explain how various electrical switches operate. In industrial arts the students learn the basic knowl- edge of tools. Working with a varied assortment of materials, each student makes and turns in different projects throughout the year. Every seventh grader at Franklin takes home arts. Here the students learn the basic repairs needed for various home fixtures. They also discuss topics per- taining to the general care of a home. Home economics is required for every eighth grade girl. Several ninth graders also benefit from a home economics class. These students learn the basic skills of homemaking. Franklinites Obtain Skills in Practical Arts Industrial arts is introduced to the eighth grade boys for one semester. Boys may elect to take shop in their ninth grade year. Students in the class learn the art of building and using tools in the correct manner.
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