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Springfield, IL 62704
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The 5Essentials Parent, Teacher and Student Surveys are now open.  All surveys are open until February 14, 2020. 

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50 States Memory Tricks

Here is a fun way to help learn the fifty states!

The Constitutional Convention

News Jan 13 As we study the origins of present-day American government through the drafting of the constitution, it may be helpful...

Lesson Plans, Week of 1/13/2020

Lesson Plans Jan 13 Monday, January 13, 2020 Opening: On This Day in History CNN10 - Starting Day 1, students will be encouraged to watch CNN10 in the mornings during announcements

[VIDEO] Misconception: History is about Dates... it's NOT

News Nov 19 I often get asked why we study history, what makes social studies important....

On Citizenship

News Oct 31 Parents, Yesterday, I attended a seminar put on by the Medal of Honor Society on lessons to help students...

End of Quarter One

News Oct 20 Parents and students, We made it to the end of the first quarter: it wasn't without struggle, but we made it...

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Resources Aug 20 Wanting to learn more about Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs? Watch this short video clip!

Social Contract Theory - Khan Academy

Resources Aug 17 For students interested in learning more about the idea of a social contract, and the people who developed this theory, please take a few minutes to watch


News Aug 15 Students, parents, and families - welcome to a great new school year. My name is Mr. Helton and I will be teaching your student this year (2019-2020

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