Contact Information 

Chestnut Talented and Gifted Middle School 

 

Address:

355 Plainfield Street, Springfield MA 01104

Email: 

Lawrence-MohamedS@springfieldpublicschools.com

Phone:

413-750-2333

Please Note: 

  • Email is my preferred method of communication.  I will try to respond to all emails within one business day.  

  • Mrs. Mohamed stays after school for extra academic support on Mondays.

  • "Day-to-Day" Communication will be sent using Remind App. 

About Mrs. Mohamed

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Hello 8th Grade Families!

My name is Mrs. Mohamed. This is my second year teaching at Chestnut TAG and I am excited about the opportunity to get to know you and your scholar!

 

It is my goal to provide all scholars with an educationally challenging, yet fun, experience in my classroom; and I am looking forward to a productive school year of learning with you. 

As we embark on our 2020-21 school year, I encourage you to contact me and be a part of our classroom experience. Social Studies is a demanding course, and homework will be assigned almost daily. 

I have high expectations of all of my scholars, and collectively we can maintain our expectations by working collaboratively to ensure our scholars are reaching their full potential. 

You can expect a syllabus to be sent home within the first few days of school. Please make sure that you and your scholar has had the opportunity to read and sign the syllabus contract. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns during the school year. Contact Information can be found under the contact tab and on the syllabus.  

 

I am looking forward to this very successful year!

Quick Guide

Course Materials

  • Single Subject Notebook  

  • Pen(s)/Pencil(s)

  • Laptop 

  • Course Readings (provided)

Remind App Codes  

  • Period 1: @tagsocial

  • Period 2: @h9264eh

  • Period 3: @fffdfge

  • Period 4: @84bkgc9

Academic Help Day 

  • Monday: 3:30pm-4:30pm 

Contact Information

Lawrence-MohamedS@springfieldpublicschools.com

Course Description 

 

Students will study the roots and foundations of democratic government through primary documents, such as the United States and Massachusetts Constitutions; how and why government institutions developed; how government evolves through legislation and court decisions; and how individuals exercise their rights and civic responsibilities to maintain a healthy democracy in the nation and the Commonwealth. 

 

Students begin their study of the United States with a discussion on the importance of history and identity as we explore how each has shaped the political system as we know it today. We will spend time reviewing the causes of the American Revolution, Constitutional principles, and events of the early Republic to enable us to effectively engage our essential questions of the school year.

United States and Massachusetts Government and Civic Life

Unit 1: The Philosophical Foundations of the United States Political System

Unit 2: The Development of the United States Government

Unit 3: The Institutions of the United States Government

Unit 4: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens 

Unit 5: The Constitution, Amendments, and Supreme Court Decisions 

Unit 6: The Structure of Massachusetts State and Local Government

Unit 7: Freedom of the Press and News/Media Literacy