Mr. Alajoki's Page

 
Welcome to 6th and 8th grade Social Studies!
To see the latest news and homework from our class click on the Newsletter link!
To see what is going on and when homework was assigned click on the calendar!
In the File Cabinet you can find older links that were already done!
Please check assignment notebooks nightly!
Below you will find important information about class.
 

Social Studies Department Grading Scale
Tests and Assessments = 70%
Classwork and Homework =30%
District Grading Scale
A- 92-100
B- 83-91
C- 77-82
D- 65-73
F- 0-64

Social Studies Routines


  • Warrior notes in notebook (notebook check every 2 weeks)

  • Projects (1 every unit)

  • Homework 2-3 times a week

  • Pre-tests before each unit

  • Quizzes during each unit

  • Assessments at the end of each unit

  • Classwork everyday (songs, debates, readers theater, essays, primary and secondary sources, court cases, etc...)

  • Supplemental books weekly

  • CNN Student news

  • Current events magazines

  • Class Blog

  • Partner and group work


6th Grade Social Studies Topics

  • Covers 62,017 years of time approximately

  • Inquiry Based Learning Projects

  • Geography

  • Current Events

  • Early man

  • Culture

  • Mesopotamia

  • Egypt

  • China

  • Ghost Towns

  • India

  • Persia

  • Meso-America

  • Greece

  • Rome

  • Barbarians

  • Medieval Times

  • Renaissance


8th Grade Social Studies Topics

  • Covers everything from 1861 to present day

  • U.S. Constitution Test

  • U.S. Government

  • Current Events

  • Post Civil War

  • Abolishing Slavery

  • Reconstruction

  • Western Frontier

  • Industry

  • Urbanization

  • Immigration

  • Culture

  • Westward Expansion

  • Manifest Destiny

  • Imperialism

  • Expansionism

  • World War I

  • Roaring 20’s

  • The Great Depression

  • World War II

  • Korean War

  • 50’s and 60’s

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Civil Rights

  • Korean War

  • Vietnam Era

  • Cold War

  • War on Terrorism

  • Technological Age

  • Global Society