Tag Archives: Social Studies

New teachers: Jennifer Tillman, social studies

“I’m pleasantly surprised by how many [Minnehaha] students actually do their homework,” said the new social studies teacher Jennifer Tillman. Transitioning into life at Minnehaha Academy has been enjoyable for Tillman in the first month of school. She feels welcomed and accepted by the staff and students alike. After attending …

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Saying good-bye to Ms. Van Pilsum

One day during advisory, social studies teacher Elizabeth Van Pilsum, (known to her students as “VP”), projected a photo of the beautiful Dominican Republic and told her advisory, “I’m moving here.” At first the girls assumed it was a joke, maybe wishful thinking. But soon, they realized their beloved advisor …

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Day 129 Congress

In government class, students diagram the process of passing a bill in congress. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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Day 128 AP World History

Social studies teacher Elizabeth Van Pilsum helps students as they work on homework. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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Day 116 Social Studies Chapel

The social studies teachers performs short skits during their department’s chapel. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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Day 82 What it means to be political

A Government class discusses the meaning of the word political. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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Day 15 Economics

Economics teacher David Hoffner speaks about factors of production. Photo by Maddie Binning.  

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Day 88 Magazines

Government classes use the images in magazines to display concepts from class. Photo by Maddie Binning.  

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Showing what they know

Seniors at MA did roughly 25% better than the average American on a religion survey.

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