Mr. Corey's Social Studies Classes

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GRADE 7 Ancient Civilizations : Five descriptive sentences about a city that I visited. due Monday September 23rd

GRADE 8 U.S Government and Civic Life: Social Contract John Locke worksheet due Monday September 23rd

GRADE 8 Government and Civics Life Honors: Social Contract John Locke worksheet due Monday September 23rd

Weekly Homework and Assignments

Please do all assignments to the best of your ability and treat everyone with respect.


Class Syllabus Ancient Civilization and World History 1

Ancient Civilizations Grade 7

Mr. Sean Corey

Room A 103 539-3600 ext 1031

scorey@mpspk12.org

scorey google home page

The Ancient Civilization curriculum focuses on the first hominids to the development of the first river valley civilizations in Asia and Africa.

Materials needed Pen , pencil single subject notebook and binder Chrome Book and enthusiasm!

Textbook History Alive The Ancient World T C I Learning

Online Access If you do not have internet access at home please let me know as soon as possible. There are many assignments which will utilize the online text book as well as many history sites and links. I also post weekly homework assignments on my google classroom page. The school library is availble for use most days after school.

Communication The best way to reach me is by email(scorey@mpspk12.org or by phone 539- 3600 ext 1031

Power School Is where all grades are posted and regularly updated. Please check your Power School account often to help keep up with assignments.

Classroom Expectations Be respectful of all others in the classroom. Be on time to class and prepared for each lesson. Check classroom home page for all assignments and due dates. Do your own work to avoid plagiarism. Take advantage of extra help opportunities when needed. No cell phones are allowed during class unless specified by me.

Grading

10% Homework Complete homework consistently and thoughtfully to the best of your ability.

30% Classwork All work assigned in class including daily Mind Bender Daily Responses.

30% Projects There will be small projects assigned throughout the year.

30% Tests and Quizzes Expect tests at the end of each unit with several quizzes given leading up to them. If students wish to improve their test scores they may correct the questions they did not get right by writing each one out in a complete sentence and stapling them to the back of the test and resubmit it for partial credit. Example would be a test with 20 points missed(80%) will be raised to a (90%). Quizzes may be signed by a parent or guardian and brought in after school to correct for full credit.

LETS HAVE A GREAT YEAR!!


Grade 8 U.S. Government and Civic Life

Mr. Sean Corey

Room A 103

539-3600 ext 1031

scorey@mpspk12.org

The curriculum focuses on the development of the United States Government and the effect it has on our daily lives. The year will begin by examining influential documents starting with the Twelve Tables of Ancient Rome, The Magna Carta of England signed in 1213, as well as the The Mayflower Compact, individual state constitutions, Declaration of Independence and The Articles of Confederation all leading to the the writing of out Federal Constitution. Ideas of important writers in history contributing to the framework of our country as well as our founding fathers who collaborated in the creation of our Nation will be also studied. Special emphasis will be placed on the role each one of us plays in our government throughout the year in an interactive lesson format. The culmination of the class will be preparing each student to informed participant on the Washington D.C field trip in June .

Materials Pen, pencil, one subject notebook, and three ring and enthusiasm binder along with your school issued Chrome Books.

Textbook We The People The Citizen and The Constitution Center for Civic Education Publishing . Book will be utilized primarily in class as no online link is available for the text book. I will copy some work out of the book periodically as homework assignments. I also post weekly homework assignments on my Google classroom page. The school library is available most days after school.

Communication The best way to reach me is by email (scorey@mpspk12.org) or by phone 539-3600 ext 1031.

Power School is where all grades are posted and regularly updated. Please check your Power School account often to keep up with assignments.

Classroom Expectations Be respectful of all others in the classroom. Be on time to class prepared for each lesson. Check classroom homepage for all assignments and due dates. Do your own work to avoid plagiarism. Take advantage of extra help opportunities when needed. No cell phones will be allowed to be used during class unless otherwise specified by me.

Grading

10% Homework Complete homework consistently and thoughtfully to the best of of your ability.

30% Classwork All work assigned in class including daily Mind Bender Daily Responses.

30% Projects There will be small projects assignments assigned throughout the year.

30% Tests and Quizzes Expect tests at the end of each unit with several quizzes given leading up to them. If students wish to improve their test scores they may correct the questions they did not get right by writing each one out in a complete sentence and stapling them to the back of the test with 20 points missed (80%) will be raised to a ( 90%). Quizzes may be signed by a parent or guardian and brought in after school to correct for full credit.

LETS HAVE A GREAT YEAR!!