United States History and Government 7/8
Global History and Government 9
Mr. Healy 2021/2022
Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts
Grade 7/8/9https://www.cccsd.org/webpages/szenkert/us.cfm?subpage=3365COURSE OUTLINEThe seventh grade covers a time span from the colonization of America up until the American Civil War.
The eighth grade will cover the American Civil War until Modern times.
The eleventh grade will cover from Precolonial to yesterday._______________________________________________________________
STUDENT SKILL OBJECTIVESTo develop skills in taking verbal and written notes.To increase their critical thinking skills.To develop skills in taking part in class discussions.To gain skills in extracting main ideas from reading and computer web-based assignments.To learn how to analyze trends and evaluate information.To develop skills needed for good study habits.To develop skills in cooperative learning.To improve their skills with using computers and the internet.To prepare for the midterm and final examination in social studies.
CLASSROOM POLICY AND PROCEDURE
Conduct: These are the basic rules- 1. Be Polite 2. Be Prepared-
Students will not be permitted to return to their lockers for material they
forgot to bring to class. 3. Be on time. 4. Generally& dont be a knucklehead.
Homework: Will be assigned every Monday through Thursday.
It is posted on the class website and provided in monthly calendar.
Don't be a Homer... study!TARDY POLICY
If students must come late to class they should not talk to the teacher or interrupt the class when they come in.
Students should sign the tardy sign in sheet, sit down, and begin work.
To discourage tardiness I will follow school policy found in the student handbook.
A detention will be issued.
If an another member of the BAVPA communities has causes your lateness. Please have them write off your detention.
Seating Charts will be used. All students will sit in assigned seats.
EVALUATION: Chapter & Unit Test 40%, Classroom Assignments and
Projects 45% and Homework 15%.
1. Test will be given at the end of each Chapter or Unit.
2. Quizzes may be announced or unannounced.
A short quiz can be given on the previous nights assignment.
3. Homework assignments will be given Monday to Thursday.
Homework is due the next day, unless a specific due date is given.
4. Late Homework: If class is missed with legal excuse, it is due next class.
Without a legal excuse..... late assignments will lose 25%.
Assignments will not be accepted after 5 schools days.
No. 2 pencils
Pencil sharpener (manual with a top to collect shavings)
Large pink eraser
Loose-leaf notebook paper
Three-ring binder for Social Studies
Small notebook to record assignments
Calendar for scheduling assignments
Topic 1- Geography and Early Humans
Topic 2- Religion/Belief Systems
Topic 3- Early River Valley Civilizations
Topic 4- Greece and Rome
Topic 5- Medieval Period and Byzantine Empire
Topic 6- West African Empires
Topic 7- Golden Age of Islam
Topic 8- East Asia
Topic 9- Renaissance and Reformation
Topic 10- Age of Exploration/First Global Age