Welcome to 7/8 Social Studies!
Period 9/10, Room 111
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 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.
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.