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- Physical Education
- World Languages
Braintree High School National Art Honor Society proudly offers creative art classes to students who attend East and South Middle School.
- Classes are taught in the art rooms at Braintree High School by motivated high school Art Honor Society students under the supervision of Mrs. Heidi Hurley.
- Cartooning, Creative Drawing and Painting, Digital Design, and 3-Dimensional Design are offered.
- Students select something new each week, or take the same class over and over!
- Cost for the 6 week program is $30.00.
- Materials are provided, and students are encouraged to bring their own sketch-books.
- Please click on this year's flyer below to download your sign up sheet. Please note that the last day to sign up is Friday, January 30, 2019.
South Middle School Media Center
Ms. Vose, the South and East Media Specialist, staffs the South Media Center on Days 1, 2, 3 from 7:30-3:00
Paraprofessionals supervise homework sessions in the LMC Monday through Thursdays from 2:30-3:10
The South library is now 99% automated. Please visit OPAC to conduct a search or place a hold.
For evaluating research web sites, please consider the"Four A's":
"Four A's" adapted from The Yahooligans! Teachers’ Guide for Evaluating Websites
What in the World???
You will pick a manufactured good and research the natural resources used to make the product. Since some manufactured goods are made of hundreds of natural resources, you will pick three to explore. Most of the research will be done in school.Basically you’re uncovering What in the World makes manufactured goods.
Project due date: Monday, March 26
What’s your manufactured good? ___________________
Helpful List of Manufactured Goods:
Exploration: Part I. Natural Resources: You will explore three natural resources by researching the following questions.
- 1. What countries do the natural resources come from?
- 2. Which natural resources are renewable or nonrenewable resources?
- 3. Where do the natural resources come from? Example, ground, tree, ocean, etc.
Products Made from Natural Resources
Trees ~Paper, furniture, fuel
Oil/petroleum ~Plastic, fuel
Natural gas ~Fuel
Iron ore ~Steel products (cans, bridges)
Bauxite ore~ Aluminum products (cans, car parts)
Gold~ Jewelry, dental material
Copper~ Wire, coins, electrical equipment
Manganese ~Steel, cast iron
Cobalt ~Steel, jet engine parts, cutting tools
Platinum~ Air pollution control and telecommunications equipment, jewelry
Chromium~ Stainless steel, green glass, leather treatment
Diamonds ~Jewelry, mechanical equipment
SOURCE: “The Quest for Less: A Teacher’s Guide to Reducing, Reusing
and Recycling,” 2005 edition, U.S. EPA.
CIA World Factbook on Natural Resources : https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world...
Environmental Issues/Critisms extracting Natural Resources:
Videos on how some Manufactured Goods are made:
Part II. Country Profile: Choose a country that supplies one of the natural resources for your good and research the following questions.
- 1. Explain how your country extracts the natural resource. Does your country have any criticism for its methods?
- Use the internet and ask adults for help
2. Identify cultural aspects of your country. Choose two LLPIT categories to display on tri fold.
3. Include your country’s HDI (Human Development Index) Ranking.
Part III. Visuals, Maps, and Graphs
Use the internet—and a color printer if you have one.
The Discovery (final product):
You project will be displayed on a tri fold poster board.
Image and descriptionof Manufactured good.
Good’s usage graph.
Show where your good is made by including a map of the country.
Images of the 3 natural resources.
Natural resources’ country or continent of origin.
Which natural resource is Renewable or Nonrenewable?
Map of Country
Cultural Images and description of your country.
Show and explain how the natural resource is extracted? Criticism?
What is the Geography Fair?
The Geography Fair is a night to celebrate and expose the importance of the subject of Geography.
- 1. Draw a physical or political map of your country.
- 2. Graph your manufactured good’s usage by Middle School students.
- 3. Include visuals of your country, manufactured good, and the natural resources.
- When is the Geography Fair?
The Geography Fair will occur on Wednesday, March 28nd . It will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and students will be given a schedule for the night.What events will occur on that night?
All 7th grade projects will be on display. Parents and students will play Map Bingo and Earth Viewfrom Bridgewater State University will be on display.Who can go?
All 7th grade students accompanied by their parents are invited.
Student Signature _____________________
Parent Signature _____________________
A Hotlist on Hosting the Olympics
In addition to using books and magazines to find out about Hosting the Olympics, why not also use the power of the Internet? The links below will get you started.
The Internet Resources
- CDC Traveler's Health - Health care
- Welcome to Travel.State.Gov - Security, Visa Requirements and Travel Warnings
- CIA Factbook - Geography, Economy, History, Government, Transportation, Communications, Culture
- Human Development Report - HDI Ranking (195 countries are ranked)> - All about the International Olympic Committee.
- International Olympic Committee - The Official International Olympic Committee Website!
- National Geographic Atlas - PRINTABLE Maps of the World!
Health Education 6th Grade
The sixth grade health education course meets three times per cycle for half the year. This course is aligned with the National Health Standards and the Massachusetts Health Curriculum Framework and is taught using a skills based approach. When skills are combined with functional health information, students have both the knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge, to making healthy choices in all areas of their lives (physical, mental/emotional, and social). Throughout this course, the following skills, which are based on the National Health Education Standards, will be discussed: Accessing Valid Information, Analyzing Influences, Interpersonal Communication, Decision Making, Goal setting, Self-Management and Advocacy. The health content areas include personal health, self-esteem, body systems, nutrition, fitness, positive peer relationships, and tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. Parents/guardians who do not wish to have their student enrolled in health education must notify the Principal’s office in writing during the programming cycle.
Health Education 7th Grade
The seventh grade health education course meets three times per cycle for half the year. The curriculum is aligned with the National Health Education Standards and the Massachusetts Health Curriculum Framework and is taught using a skills based approach. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to make healthy choices, responsible decisions, maintain positive attitudes and healthy bodies. The health content areas include personal health, hygiene, nutrition and fitness, alcohol and other drugs, personal safety, mental and emotional wellness, disease prevention, violence prevention and conflict resolution. Parents/guardians who do not wish to have their student enrolled in health education must notify the Principal’s office in writing during the programming cycle.
South Health and Physical Education Teacher
School: 781-380-0160 ext. 4402
School: 781-380-0160 ext. 4404
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School: 781-380-0160 ext. 4407
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"Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them -- a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music."
- Gerald Ford, former President of the United States
Physical Education Grades 6-8
One of the beliefs of the Braintree Public Schools is that all students should have the knowledge, skills, and motivation to achieve a physically active lifestyle. At the middle school level this is a great opportunity to instill these beliefs in our students. One of our goals is for the students to become competent movers in a variety of team, dual, and individual sports. Lifetime fitness activities including yoga, weight training, golf, and running are also included to give students insight on activities they can use as they outgrow team sports after high school. Learning about the importance of a healthy diet and the benefits of living a physically active lifestyle are other goals of the program. It is hoped that as a result of the middle school physical education experience, students will develop a positive attitude toward a lifetime of being physically active and understand and appreciate the importance of good sportsmanship. Physical education is required all three years of middle school.South Physical Education Teachers