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Robert Keller

Mr. Keller recently simultaneously earned his Masters in Education and Social Studies Teaching Credential.  He did this an online program at the University of Phoenix while raising his two young daughters.  He attended Catholic high school, at Cardinal Newman, located in Santa Rosa.  He relocated to the San Jose area about seven years ago to be closer to family.  This is his second year here at St. Joseph’s Mountain View.  He is the 7th-grade Homeroom and Religion teacher, and Social Studies teacher for 6th, 7th and 8th grades.

 

6th Grade Social Studies

  • Field Trip to Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
  • Curriculum focused on California Grade 6, History-Social Science Content Standards
  • Content presented with real-world applicable Essential Questions
  • Embedded focus on Inquiry, Literacy, Content, and Citizenship
  • Student-centered inquiry-based instruction that incorporates the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards
  • Primary Source Analysis
  • Hands-on Chapter Projects utilized as assessments

 

7th Grade Social Studies

  • Field Trip to the Asian Art Museum
  • Curriculum focused on California Grade 7, History-Social Science Content Standards
  • Content presented with real-world applicable Essential Questions
  • Embedded focus on Inquiry, Literacy, Content, and Citizenship
  • Student-centered inquiry-based instruction that incorporates the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards
  • Cornell-Notetaking development and Primary Source Analysis
  • Hands-on Chapter Projects utilized as assessments

 

8th Grade Social Studies

  • Cornell-Notetaking development
  • Curriculum focused on California Grade 8, History-Social Science Content Standards and Common Core State Standards
  • Document-Based Questions (DBQ) through Primary Source Analysis
  • Collaborative learning strategies utilized to develop speaking and listening skills
  • Hands-on Chapter Projects utilized as assessments
  • Cross-curricular content delivery specific to the Revolutionary War

 

6th Grade Religion

  • Curriculum structured to target standards set by the Diocese of San Jose
  • Old Testament Analysis
  • Celebrations of the Liturgical Year
  • Activities and projects focus on Catholic Social Teaching themes
  • Student reflection through personal expression

 

7th Grade Religion

  • Curriculum structured to target standards set by the Diocese of San Jose
  • New Testament Analysis
  • Celebrations of the Liturgical Year
  • Activities focused on Catholic Social Teaching themes
  • Student reflection through personal expression
Email: rkeller@sjmv.org