Hello and welcome to 7th grade US history. I hope everyone had a great summer and are ready for the school year. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me using one of the methods mentioned below. I look forward to having a great school year and hope you not only learn but enjoy it as well.
Subject: United States History 1877-Present
This year, we will be studying
1st Marking Period- Geography, Reconstruction, Westward Expansion, and Industrialization
2nd Marking Period- Segregation, Progressive Era, U.S. Expansion, WWI, Roaring 20s, and Great Depression
3rd Marking Period- World War II, U.S. after WWII, and Cold War
4th Marking Period- Cold War, Civil Rights Movement, and Present Day Issues
What is the grading scale?
How much are assignments worth?
The value of an assignment will depend on what is being asked. Rigorous or more challenging assignments will have a higher value than shorter simpler coursework. In general, the following assessments would be worth these grades.
Tests, Reports, and Projects 3 grades
Quizzes and shorter assignments 2 grades
Homework 1 grade
Classwork 1 grade
What is the Homework Policy?
Usually, students will receive homework once or twice a week. If the assignment is extensive, students will be given multiple days to complete the task. Please do not procrastinate or you will find yourself doing a lot of work in a relatively small amount of time. Time management is very important.
All students will have the opportunity to turn in missing or late work for partial credit. In order for students to earn up to a C for the late assignment, students must complete the following:
- 1-Turn in the assignment the next school day.
- If work is not turned the next school day, students may still turn in the work for a reduced grade.
- 2-Complete the assignment. Answers will be checked for accuracy.
- 3-A parent signature understanding that the assignment was late.
How do I get my make up work if I missed school?
If you miss school, chances are you missed some information. In the front of the classroom there is a bin containing extra papers. Get the handouts you’re missing from the bin and see me at the end of class for more details. If you’re out for an extended period of time, e-mail me so that I can send you some of the materials.
How can I figure out my average?
Every two-three weeks, a progress report listing all of your assignments will be distributed. It will be the responsibility of the student to show their parents and get the progress report signed.
Our school also offers a program called Parent Portal which allows a person to see their grades on line and is updated on a weekly basis. To learn more about this service, please contact the main office.
If you have any questions, the best ways to contact me are:
Phone (703) 393-7608