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Here is a list of what students will need for supplies in my classes this year.

AMXII:  Folder or 3 ring binder to hold work, pens/pencils.
Maine Studies:  Folder or 3 ring binder to hold work, pens/pencils.
Current World Issues:  Folder or 3 ring binder to hold work, pens/pencils.
Genealogy:  Folder or 3 ring binder, notebook or journal, pens/pencils.
Genocides:  Folder or 3 ring binder, pens/pencils, notebook or journal.
Sociology:   Folder or 3 ring binder, pens/pencils, notebook or journal.
AP History:  3 ring binder (with dividers), highlighters, pens/pencils.

"Quote of the Week"

       I'm interested in the way in which the past affects the present and I think that if we understood a good deal more about history, we automatically understand a great deal more about contemporary life."

    ~Toni Morrison
Welcome to Mrs. Wilson's Social Studies Class

Courses Taught and Schedule
  • Blue 1 American Experience II
  • Blue 2 American Government (S1) / Genealogy (S2)
  • Blue 3 Team Plan 
  • Blue 4 Maine Studies (S1) / Genocides (S2)
  • Blue 5 Academic Lab
  • Gold 1  Individual Plan
  • Gold 2 Introduction to Sociology (S1) / Contemporary World Issues (S2)
  • Gold 3 AP US History 
  • Gold 4 Contemporary World Issues (S1) / American Government (S2)
  • Gold 5 American Experience II

Academic Expectations
I expect students to come to class prepared to learn and give their best effort at the material we are studying.  I expect students to complete homework assignments in a timely manner and pay attention to the lesson being taught.  Students are asked to think critically and express their thoughts in written assignments often, through the use of daily responses.  Students are expected to study for quizzes and exams, and they are quizzed often on the reading homework.  Students are encouraged to participate in class through a variety of opportunities and to take notes during class, however these are not required.  I expect students to emulate the PCSS core values of fairness, compassion, honesty, responsibility, respect, and courtesy.

I use Edmodo as a classroom tool for communication, sharing of resources, class calendars, and assignments.  Each student in my class has an edmodo account and parents are welcome to create a parent account linked directly to their child.  If you are interested in joining us on edmodo please contact me for your parent code!  Edmodo now has a free app for ipads, ipods and iphones which makes it easier than ever to create an account!  https://www.edmodo.com

For those who would rather use this site than edmodo I have started linking assignment posts and other important announcements from edmodo to this website.  To access those posts please select the tab above for the course that your child is enrolled in.  

Grading Policy
Students are graded based on the following assignment categories.  The Social Studies Department scoring categories are as follows:
                                                   Summative Assessment:  70%  (Tests, Projects, Essays, Debates)
                                                    Formative Assessment:  30%   (Classwork, Quizzes)
                                                   

Social Studies Standards & Scoring Rubrics

Scoring Rubrics


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