7th Grade Social Studies is a year-long course located in Room 126. Students engage in a variety of learning opportunities throughout the school year. Analyzing primary and secondary documents, writing activities, research projects, and group collaboration are all utilized. Students are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas on topics that arise in class.
Units in 7th Grade Social Studies include:
1. Industrial Revolution
3. World War I
5. World War II
6. Cold War Era & Vietnam
7. Modern Global Studies
Units in 8th Grade Social Studies
1. Native Americans and Early Explorers
2. American Colonies
3. Revolutionary War
4. Constitution and Government
5. Jacksonian Democracy
6. Pre-Civil War
7. Civil War
Mr. Heitmeier grew up in Mount Pleasant, Iowa where he participated in four Varsity sports (football, basketball, track, baseball). After graduating from Mount Pleasant Community High School in 2009, Mr. Heitmeier attended Simpson College where he majored in History/Secondary Education while earning four Varsity Letters in football and baseball. In 2013, Mr. Heitmeier graduated and worked as substitute teacher in Indianola and Carlisle. In 2014, Mr. Heitmeier began teaching 7th Grade Social Studies, where he has remained ever since. In 2018, Mr. Heitmeier began teaching two class periods of 8th Grade Social Studies.
In 2015, Mr. Heitmeier was hired as the Head Baseball Coach for the Carlisle Wildcats after serving as an Assistant Baseball Coach in Indianola for two years. Mr. Heitmeier has also worked as an Assistant Coach for the Football team in Carlisle since 2014.
Mr. Heitmeier lives in Carlisle with his wife, Kaitlyn, and daughter, Lyla.