Mr. Byers 8th Grade Social Studies

Welcome
Welcome Back to another exciting school year! As we begin the year on a positive note, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have at mbyers@sbcsc.k12.in.us

During the year we will be exploring the history, people, governments, economy, and geography of the United States of America from the founding up until present day. Please see the class syllabus for general information and simple schedule for the school year.


UNIT EXAMS
Information for the upcoming Unit Exams can be found in the folder to the side. This will be a useful link as it will include the study guide and sample questions for the exam.
Research Papers
We will begin our first research paper of the year the week of Labor Day. More information will come soon.


IMPORTANT DATES


September 21 - Final Draft Due in ELA
October 2- Unit 2 Exam
October 16 - Unit 3 Exam
October 17 - No School Teacher Record                          Day
October 18-19 - Fall Break
October 22-25 - Research in Library
November 2 - Rough Drafts Due in ELA
November 6 - Election Day No School
November 9 - Final Drafts Due in ELA
November 14 - Unit 4 Exam
November 21 - 23 - Thanksgiving Break
November 26-28 - Debates in Social                                       Studies Class
December 11 - Unit 5 Exam
December 21 - No School Teacher Record                          Day
December 24 - January 4 - Winter Break
January 21 - No School - MLK Day
January 28 - 31 - Research in Library
February 8 - Rough Drafts Due in ELA
February 15 - Final Drafts Due in ELA
February 18 - Presidents Day No School
March 11 - 14 - Research in Library
March 15 - Teacher Record Day No School
March 22 - Rough Drafts Due in ELA
March 29 - Final Drafts Due in ELA
April 1 - 5 - Spring Break
April 8 - Snow Day #1
April 9 - 12 - Living Bios in Social Studies
April 19 - No School Good Friday
May 24 - Snow Day #2
May 27 - No School Memorial Day
June 6 - Last Day of School