Study Skills - important learning tools
We were a room full of seventh graders, in our first year of changing classes for each subject. Mr. Freyer was the seventh grade social studies teacher, however he taught us something much more important than just the required curriculum of seventh grade world geography and history. In fact his primary teaching objective was to prepare us for High School and College by teaching us how to sort out the important facts from the things that weren't critical to remember. He showed us how to outline, take notes and even write a term paper.
The year with Mr. Freyer was the most valuable class I ever had. He prepared me for a lifetime of learning. The skills he taught me I continue to use, even in my post-graduate classes.