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7/8 Social Studies

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Welcome Back!

I am Mr. Pallmann and I am looking forward to teaching this year, my 9th at OCSI & 18th overall.

I teach Geography for 7th Grade, U.S. History for 8th Grade, and Bible for 7.2.

I grew up in New York, but have lived in Pennsylvania, Hawaii and now Okinawa.

My wife and I first came to Japan in 2001 and we call it our home now.

I am looking forward to a great year!


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Please have your homework completed and turned in on time.

The Homework policy is that late HW receives partial credit (-10% for each day late).

Homework will not be accepted after 1 week (it receives a zero).

Social Studies Homework

The HW for Social Studies class will usually be one of the following:

1) Reading - Students should read the section from their textbook.

"3.3" means chapter 3, section 3.

2) Vocabulary - Students should write the vocabulary words from that section into their "Vocabulary" section of their binder.

3) Projects - For each chapter you will have some mini projects to complete. The work for these should be stored in the "Projects" section of your binder, until you are ready to turn in your project.

What are "Binder Checks"?

Whenever there is a test, your binder is turned in and graded.

In-Class Worksheets

Worksheets handed out in class are to be stored in your binder. Worksheets are graded as "Participation" in Jupiter.

Homework Checks

Vocabulary and other work done at home are also kept in your binder. These are graded as "Homework."

Tests and Project Due Dates will be put into Jupiter and also into this calendar