Welcome to the 6th grade! My name is Mr. Mitchell and I teach Social Studies. This year we will be learning about US History to 1865. This is my third year at Rippon and so far I have loved working with the students and the staff. I'm so excited to be able to share my knowledge and interest in History with students! 

Students are encouraged to check this website frequently to make sure they are aware of upcoming tests/projects. Students should also use the "Files and Documents" tab to print any missing notes or assignments. 

I am extremely excited to be teaching at Rippon and I am planning for an excellent year! If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me. 


Kyle Mitchell
mitchekw@pwcs.edu 

Updated - May 28, 2020

May 14: 
Good morning everyone!  Welcome to week 5 of online learning opportunities.  If you were unable to find/log in to Microsoft Teams, I have placed the link below to access the review module.
https://sites.google.com/view/us-history-i-to-1865/home/revolution-module



May 7:

Hello everyone!  Welcome to week 4 of online learning opportunities.  If you were unable to find/log in to Microsoft Teams, I have placed the link below to access the review module.

https://sites.google.com/view/us-history-i-to-1865/home/colonies-module


April 30:

Good morning everyone!  Welcome to week 3 of online learning opportunities.  If you were unable to find/log in to Microsoft Teams, I have placed the link below to access the review module.
https://sites.google.com/view/us-history-i-to-1865/home/exploration-module


April 23:

Hello everyone!  Welcome to week 2 of online learning opportunities.  If you were unable to find/log in to Microsoft Teams, I have placed the link below to access the review module.
https://sites.google.com/view/us-history-i-to-1865/home/native-american-module


                                               Distance Learning Schedule:

April 15:

Hello students and parents,

As we begin our adventure into virtual learning and Prince William County's Phase 4 of continuity of learning... I will be providing content of previously taught concepts only.  Each week I will be providing directions and materials to facilitate learning opportunities.  The material provided remains optional and ungraded.  Please check my class page for materials and instructions.  Below is the schedule for once a week Social Studies instruction and office hours.  

Instructional Time- Thursdays from 8:30 - 10:00

• I will be providing 10-15 minute of direction/instruction through the power points or video for review of content that has already been delivered prior to March 13th.

• Remainder of the time will be spent doing follow-up activities linked to the instruction on their own (self-paced power points that students can interact with as they wish, and an activity based on the presented content)

• I will be available during this time to answer any questions/concerns on the content presented using the platform Microsoft teams or my email.

• I will also be sending weekly emails to parents communicating the topic that will be instructed for the week.

Office hours are Fridays from 1:30 - 3:00

• During this time, I am accessible to students or parents asking questions via email or Microsoft Teams

•  We encourage students to use the office hours to ask specific questions pertaining to the weekly instruction

Stay safe and healthy!

Mr. Mitchell


                                                                                       April 2:

            Message from PWCS: Although PWCS is unable to provide instruction or class assignments to students while schools remain closed, our School Division hopes that the suggestions for optional learning activities posted here will help parents support student learning until schools re-open. Please remember that use of these materials and participation in these activities are optional and neither grades nor course credit will be awarded.



                                                                    Week of 3/30 to - 4/3:


Students we will be reviewing past concepts/content. 
The material that is posted is for just review and learning opportunities. The assessments are not graded and will be used for feedback and review, these are optional. You can look at the study guides and notes that you have at home to complete any activity or questions. Included are also activities related to each unit. The Webpage will be updated to include all the units as we progress.

            https://sites.google.com/view/us-history-i-to-1865/geography

            https://sites.google.com/view/us-history-i-to-1865/native-americans

Useful links

CNN10 -
Daily news tailored to 
students- https://www.youtube.com/cnn10 -Set aside one day a week and devote it to current events. On that day, start by asking students to share any news stories they’ve heard about during the week. Then, watch one to two of the CNN10 videos from the week. I suggest always using Friday’s video, because it includes the cool montage at the end of the episode. For the second one, you might want to skim the topics for the week to see what is most relevant to your students.


Virtual Field Trips-
 https://www.bookshark.com/blog/american-history-virtual-field-trips/ -Virtual field trips can provide opportunities for students to make personalized connections with the curriculum through an online learning environment.


                                                                      March 27th:

Hello students and families, I hope everyone is safe and healthy. I miss you guys and can't wait to see you all soon. In hopes to brighten your day, some teachers and staff at Rippon made a video, check it out if you have time. The link is - https://youtu.be/lUz_fSZhv7Y

Per PWCS guidelines, I am not assigning any new content or graded assignments through March 27th. I am in the process of adding review activities and links to my class web page. Feel free to work on these activities or visit a website listed. If you find a great resource or website, email me and I will upload for others.

I am in the process of creating a folder on my class page with a copy of all graded assignments (except exams) and extra credit opportunities. Once this is complete, I will send information on how to complete NHIs. At this time, I have not received any specific information on grades and report cards for the rest of the school year.

Continue to check the PWCS website and Rippon class pages for updates.

Stay safe and healthy!