2014 – 2015 8 th grade advanced social studies

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2014 – 2015 8 th Grade Advanced Social Studies. Class Description. Social Studies 8 focuses on a combination of Kansas history and U.S. history. Students will gain knowledge of the people and events that have impacted our nation. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • 2014 2015 8th Grade Advanced Social Studies

  • Class Description

    Social Studies 8 focuses on a combination of Kansas history and U.S. history. Students will gain knowledge of the people and events that have impacted our nation. Students will work on developing a variety of skills including analyzing primary sources, interpreting maps, analyzing graphs, and communicating their knowledge both verbally and in writing. As an advanced course, we will cover the same material as other 8th Grade history classes but in a way that will go into more depth and extend the curriculum to help prepare the student for honors and AP courses in high school

  • Units of Study

    Causes of the Civil WarThe Civil War Reconstruction The WestIndustry, Immigration, and Urban GrowthPolitical Reform and the Progressive MovementAmerican Imperialism and World War IThe Roaring TwentiesThe Great DepressionWorld War IIPost-World War II Kansas

  • Communication

    Availability: Mr. Olson has duty every Monday, whether morning or afternoon will vary by month. I am also not available Tuesday mornings or Thursday afternoons. Most other days, I will be available from 8:05 8:35, and from 3:45 4:05Voicemail: 993- 0403E-mail: iholson@smsd.org

  • Grading

    Tests: Will be based on a number of sources of information, but primarily on in-class notes. Unless otherwise stated, these will be the most effective source of study materials for tests.

  • Textbooks

    Discovering Our PastKansas Journey

  • Integer GradingGradingProjects will count as 25% of the overall grade and Summative Assessments will count as 75%. They will be entered into the gradebook as follows:

    4 = Mastery3 = Proficient2 = Inconsistent1 = Emerging0 = No EvidenceM = Missing (not yet attempted or completed)

  • Formative Assessments:Y = Yes, the student completed the work correctly.N = No. Homework was completed unsuccessfully or not done at all.I = Incomplete or Inconsistent (homework was partially completed correctly)M = Missing (not yet attempted or completed)OR4, 3, 2, 1 marked No Count in the grade book

  • Discipline ProceduresMinor infractions of classroom rules will be dealt with in accordance with the severity or repetitiveness of the infraction.Most commonly this will begin with a verbal warning and/or a brief in-class conference.Should the infraction require further action there may be a follow up conference during a 20 minute detention.Major infractions of school rules and excessively repeated infractions of minor infractions will result in an office referral.

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