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7th Grade World History

COURSE DESCRIPTION :

The emphasis in the medieval World History program will be on people and how their ideas, traditions, beliefs, and actions contributed to the rise and downfall of major world civilizations. The program asks students to consider what life was like in the past and to apply lessons learned from the past to present life. The program will also help students become 21st century learners by using technology to guide learning. We will be doing WebQuests, making iMovies, using Google tools including Google Earth, organizing with Inspiration, recording podcasts, creating Keynotes, and blogging. By the end of the course, students will be comfortable using all of these tools for learning.

COURSE CONTENT:

The World History curriculum includes the study of Geography, Rome, Islamic Civilization, Medieval Japan, Medieval Europe, Renaissance, Reformation, Americas, Age of Exploration and Age of Enlightenment. We cover the years A.D. 500-1789

GRADING STANDARDS:

Tests  50%
Homework/ Classwork  25%
Projects/Papers  25%

 

8th Grade U.S. History

COURSE CONTENT:

US History:

The general emphasis will be devoted to understanding what happened, why it happened and how it relates to today's world and the future.

Units and Topics to be covered:

Early American exploration and settlement, colonial America, independence and the Revolution, the early US Republic, westward expansion, slavery and the Civil War, Reconstruction and the New South, and the transformation of the American economy in response to the Industrial Revolution. The goal is to reach the period of U.S. history ending at the beginning of World War I. The period from World War I to the present day is covered at the high school level. Current events will be featured all year long.

Civics:

The focus  will be in helping the students gain an understanding and appreciation for the structure and functioning of American democracy, and their place in it.

Units and Topics to be covered:

The Constitution, Bill of Rights, the makeup of the federal government, elections, and duties, rights and responsibilities of American citizens.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Students must attend regularly and adequately complete all assigned class work, tests and written assignments.
  2. Students will develop critical thinking skills by participating in all class and group discussions, projects, and simulations. All students will complete a research study.
  3. Students will be expected to learn to respect themselves, others and their environment. They will be encouraged to relate to their classmates in a positive manner.
  4. Students will be strongly encouraged to practice good citizenship and maintain a positive attitude toward school.

GRADING STANDARDS: 

Tests  50%
Homework/Classwork/Participation/Responsibility  25%
Projects/Essays/ISNs  25%

History Teachers

Harris, Ms.
Teacher
Hodnett, Mr.
Teacher
Lakeland, Mrs.
Teacher
Peyton, Susan
Teacher

7th Grade Text Book

7th Grade Text Book

8th Grade Text Book

8th Grade Text Book