• Welcome to 7/8 Social Studies!

    Period 9/10, Room 111 

      

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    Curriculum is arranged chronologically, beginning with Reconstruction and ending at the present, and incorporates geography as well as economic, social and political trends. Our units of study this year include:

    • Native Americans (prehistory to 1600)

    • North American Colonial Developments (1450-1750)

    •  American Independence (1700-1784)

    •  Historical development of the U.S. Constitution (1770-1790)

    •  The Constitution in Practice (1789 -1825)

    •  Westward Expansion (1824-1860)

    •  Reform Movements (1800-1860)

    •  A Nation Divided (1800-1860)


     

    Social Studies Supplies:

    • 1” three-ring binder with pockets
    • Agenda planner
    • 1 Box of tissues

     


     

    Homework Policy:

    Homework will be assigned a few days per week and recorded in student agenda planners. It is not meant to be difficult; the purpose is for students to review and practice content learned in school. Homework will be graded for both completion and effort.


     

    Grading Policy:

    Participation (30% of final grade)

    Classwork (30% of final grade)

    Assessments (20% of final grade)

    Homework (20% of final grade)

     

    Student learning will be assessed in a variety of different ways to accommodate for different learning styles. Types of assessment will include projects, group work, verbal discussions, and written assignments.