Ms. Haywood

6th and 7th Grade Social Studies

6th Grade Social Studies- ​School Skills and Ancient Civilizations. We will start out with teaching the essential skills, "School/Study Skills" that are associated with the success of Middle School. We will then move into traditional Social Studies starting with Geography and moving towards the Age of Enlightenment. Throughout the year we will be reinforcing School/Study Skills to ensure that every student has what they need and are aware of how their needs may change during the course of the school year.Also integrated into this class are activities and tasks that encourage students to develop strong research, critical thinking, and analysis skills. Throughout the year students will utilize technology, engage in research and investigation, make connections between the content and current events, and participate in collaborative projects and discussions that help them grow as individuals and responsible citizens.

7th Grade Social Studies- Civil War through WWII. ​A sequential exploration of United States history from the post-Civil War Reconstruction era through World War II. Students begin with United States government as an introduction to the principles and processes that have shaped the United States since its conception. As students progress through the history of the United States, they will investigate how cultural, geographic, and economic influences over time have led to a shift in the country’s position on a worldwide scale. Also integrated into this class are activities and tasks that encourage students to develop strong research, critical thinking, and analysis skills. Throughout the year students will utilize technology, engage in research and investigation, make connections between the content and current events, and participate in collaborative projects and discussions that help them grow as individuals and responsible citizens.

Grading: Each reporting period will include a mix of quizzes, projects, presentations and performance based assessments. All assessments are based on unit objectives, which are covered in detail and applied throughout the course. In addition, I will make every effort to provide rapid feedback on all assigned work. I am available before school, at lunch, and after school (except when coaching) each day for additional assistance. Also, remember academic assistance on late start Wednesday.


Late work and redos: Make every effort to get your work in on time. I will accept late work until one week after the unit ends. However, late submission will cause a reduction in your PSR grade (work completion and effort) as specified in the assignment rubric (unless there is an extenuating circumstance). You can redo written assignments, projects, and major assessments to achieve proficiency. You can not redo quizzes.


Absences: If you miss class, consult my website (Daily Lessons) to see what you missed. See your teacher for missed handouts, if they are not on the website. You are responsible for any information that was presented if you are absent, including Bell work.