7th Grade Social Studies Syllabus

7th Grade Social Studies Syllabus

Laura Breazeale Barry Warren

Sevierville Middle School

2017-2018


Social Studies - Grade 7


Contact Information

Phone: (865) 453-0311

Email:  Laura Breazeale  laurabreazeale@sevier.org

Barry Warren       barrywarren@sevier.org



Texts

Nonfiction:

Prentice Hall World History informational texts

Various internet articles and blogs

Stanford History Education Group




Required Supplies

Composition notebook

Pencils

Colored pencils/ markers

Scissors

Pencil bag

Glue

Paper

Highlighter


Course Overview

This course is designed to increase the student's’ knowledge about the events in world history from 300 A.D. to 1800 A.D. and give them the ability to analyze and express their learning through writing. The students will be studying different regions and cultures. The Byzantine Empire, Ancient African Empires, Ancient China, Ancient Japan, Mesoamerican cultures, and early European development. The students will express their level of understanding through  verbal and written form.


Course Standards/Objectives

State standards for teaching and learning in this course and others are available at

https://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/education/attachments/std_ss_gr_7.pdf


Major Projects

During the course each student will be required to complete chapter projects, such as, posters, slideshows, and 3D projects demonstrating their learning of the material. In addition, each student will participate in the end of the year Social Studies Fair project. The classes will be completing a major paper based on an Essential Question of their choosing.


Grading

Per Sevier County Board of Education policy BP 630A, grading will be uniform across all elementary grades. In this course, daily grades will count as 67% of a student’s final average while test grades will count as 33%. Students who receive an excused absence are required to make up work missed in this course. Students who receive an unexcused absence will not be allowed to make up daily missed work and the grade may be assessed as a zero BP 623. Student scores on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment (TCAP) Program’s grades three through eight shall comprise fifteen (15%) percent of the student’s final grade in the spring semester in the subject areas of mathematics, English/Language Arts, science, and social studies. If these scores have not been returned by the end of school, grades will be assigned without including TCAP. Students and parents can have access at all times to current grading information via www.gradebookwizard.


Parental Access to Instructional Materials

Pursuant to Tennessee Code 49-6-7003, parents or guardians may request access to any teaching materials, instructional materials, and other teaching aids used in the classroom as well as any tests developed or graded by the teacher. In order to facilitate this request, parents/guardians are asked to submit a request for such review via letter, email, or phone conversation prior to an established meeting for said review.



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