Cooper, Gavin - 7th Grade Social Studies

I am excited to be working with the WCU Catamount Team this year.  This is my 5th year working at The Clyde A. Erwin Middle School, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to get to know this year's students.  In Social Studies, we will be exploring Modern History.  Starting with the new patterns of thought that emerged during the Renaissance and tracing the historical and cultural developments that have led to our current globalized society.  Throughout the course, we will make an effort to connect historical trends with current events and to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to be a productive, contributing member of society.