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Mr. Semien (Mr. S)- Middle School Social Studies

Academic Background:
Master of Arts in Education
University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Arts in History
Arizona State University
Associate of Arts in General Studies
Phoenix College
  • 15th year teaching Social Studies at Hearn Academy
  • 24 years of career experience in education at the primary and secondary levels
Social Studies Disciplines: World History, American History, Geography, Arizona Government and History, Civics and Government, and Economics

Here is some important information regarding my class this year:
Homework – Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Homework that is not turned in the next day will be scored a zero.



Social Studies

Hello All,
Social Studies concluded Friday at midnight. Any work that is turned in will not be counted for the 4th quarter.  I would like to thank all who gave their best during this trying time and for making time each week for this class.  I wish you all a safe and happy summer.  The final grades are posted in the family link as they always are.
Mr. Semien

All Students! Please Read!

Hello 7th and 8th graders,
Before break, you were all given worksheets to complete using your textbook.  Please scan the materials then email it to me, or take a picture of the worksheet assignment(s) and email the images to me.  Save a copy on your own computer.  Please also check daily my teacher page and go to the google classroom for possible assignments.  Starting next week, I will be conducting a virtual classroom via Zoom.  More information regarding the virtual classroom will be coming later this week.  Stay safe.
Mr. Semien

7th Graders Please Read!!!!!!!!!!

Please check this teacher page and Google Classroom daily.  The code for Google Classroom is 5emc3ww. The 7th grade Civil War Quiz, and the Reconstruction Era Quiz are now available.   Log in to Google Classroom on the Technology teacher page then go to the 7th grade link to open Google Classroom and go to my class. Assignments are available.  If you have questions, email me.  Good luck and keep safe.
Mr. S

8th graders Only - Please Read!!!!!!!

8th graders only: The Class Code  for Google Classroom is:  essf4nj
 Log in to Google Classroom on the Technology teacher page then go to the 8th grade link to open Google Classroom and go to my class. Assignments are available.    Please check this teacher page daily and Google Classroom for any new information.  If you speak with students from your core, please pass on the need to visit this page daily.  Email me with questions you may have regarding assignments.  Stay safe.
Mr. S

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