8th Gr. Social Studies
to 8th gr. Social Studies. Our studies this year will include historical
questioning, geography, economics, foundations of the U.S. Constitution,
American Revolutionary history and US history in the 1900’s. Below is a list of information that will help
you understand class procedures and rules and materials needed. If you have any questions or concerns, do not
hesitate to contact me at 472-2760 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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*My number one classroom rule is RESPECT. This encompasses every area that makes a
classroom run smoothly, from being on time to not talking over others to
treating people kindly. Breaking this rule
will result in penalties ranging from movement of seat to calls home or detention.
Grades in this class are computed on a regular 10%
scale. (90+=A, 80’s=B etc)
the end of the quarter, if your grade is an 89.5% or above, I will only round
to an A if ALL of your assignments are turned in and complete.
*Late work is allowed
but it MUST be completed by the end of the unit. NO EXCEPTIONS. You will receive 50% of the points earned on
an assignment is due and you are having printing issues, please
it to a flash drive and bring it to school to print. You may also
it to me or go to the library in the morning.
** Copying work that is not yours will result in a
zero. Plagiarism includes taking
paragraphs from the computer and claiming it as yours, as well as copying
sections from a friend. Any plagiarism, regardless of amount, will result in a
zero FOR BOTH PARTIES
*Notebook dedicated to Social Studies, markers ,
colored pencils and a glue stick.
It is possible during the course of the year that we
will watch edited clips of movies to enhance
understanding of certain content areas. Possible movies include: (roughly 35 mins each clip)
America: The Story of US April Morning (Revolutionary War)
Man (Depression) Pearl Harbor (WW2) 102 Minutes that Changed America (9-11)
The Ernest Greene Story or Selma Lord
Selma (Civil Rights)
United 93 (Contemporary World) Thirteen Days (Cold War)
welcome to 8th gr.!!!