1661 Cherry Hill Road, Joliet, IL 60433

Mrs. Meersman

I have a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Governors State University. I went back to school for my teaching certificate also from Governors State University. I am certified to teach Math and the Social Sciences.


6th-8th Grade Science/History

What’s happening in Science and Social Studies this year?

I am excited to start a new school year.  This will be my third year teaching Science and Social Studies.  I’m an avid history buff and hope that my “love of all things history” will help me to instill a love of learning the subject to my students.  Science was very hands on last year and I’m looking forward to continuing to enrich the Science curriculum here at Union.

Social Studies

This year in Social Studies we are beginning to work with Unit Plans to take a deeper dive into the different eras of United States History.  Students will learn to be Historians.  We will read from many sources this year besides our textbook to get a better understanding of the events and issues they faced.

6th and 7th Grade

  • Unit 1 – A New Government and Constitution
    Unit 2 – Our Changing Landscapes (Westward)
    Unit 3 – Civil War

8th Grade

  • Unit 1 – Imperialism, Prosperity and Depression
    Unit 2 – Dehumanization, Scapegoats, and Ghettos
    Unit 3 – Movement Protest and Change


In Science 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will study different aspects of Earth and Space Science, Physical Science and Life Science.  Study will include experiments, research, and projects to develop our understanding of the topics

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1661 Cherry Hill Road
Joliet, IL 60433

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