Mrs. Mary Esquivel

Upper Grade Social Studies, Religion



I am motivated daily to instill a love of learning in my students.  I hope to challenge them while building a support system that fosters respect for all people.  As an educator, I want to empower my students to become culturally proficient and broaden their view of the world.  I hope to provide them with the tools to effectively interact with other cultures, to respond to issues that arise in diverse environments, and to act as responsible citizens.  Every day presents a new adventure; I look forward to the discoveries that will be made along the way.  I have gained many personal rewards from my profession, but the greatest of these are the relationships I have formed with my colleagues, with the parents, and, most importantly, with the young adults I teach.  There are so many intrinsic rewards in this profession, but I could not ask for any greater reward than to help my students overcome obstacles and succeed both in school and in their personal lives.


Students should check their Google Classroom pages to access all notes, assignments, communications, and other materials.

Here is what the students are currently studying:


8th Grade Religion 

Chapter 8 – Monastic Life

Chapter 11 – The Middle Ages

8REL Additional Areas of Study

Confirmation Prep – Lesson 9

Believe in You – Episode 4


8th Grade Social Studies 

World War I

8SS Friday Enrichment Units

Media Literacy

Political Science


7th Grade Social Studies

The Age of Jackson

7SS Friday Enrichment Units

Economics/Personal Finance



6th Grade Social Studies

Ancient Greece


Constitution Tests

7th Grade – U.S. Constitution (Fall)

8th Grade – IL Constitution (Spring)


8th Grade Scholastic Bowl Team 2021



Cantigny Field Trip – 9.23.21



Prayer Buddies 1st Meeting – 8.27.21