This course in 7th grade US History is the study of people, places, and events that shaped our history from Post Civil War Reconstruction up to the present time. As a class we will explore these events from an economic, geographic, and governmental point of view. We will also explore how these events have shaped our thinking today. This class is a Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) course and the curriculum will be completed by early May to allow time for a review. When we conclude with SOL testing, we will engage in an introduction to 8th grade Civics.
Students will be required to keep a 3 ring binder. The binders serve many functions including a record of notes taken during class, a place to complete activities and a resource to keep track of progress in class. We will review binder set up and introduce a note taking system to help encourage good study habits.
SUPPLIES FOR CLASS:
classroom set of textbooks (student may sign one out for the year if they would like to).
Supplies such as markers, glue sticks, and colored pencils are available in class, but they are allowed to bring their own if they wish.
Will be assigned as needed and completed by the student. Parents will be notified if homework is not completed. Please note there is a study guide assignment prior to every test.
Grading will be done in accordance with the LCPS grading scale which can be found in the student agenda. Grades will be determined based on unit tests and quizzes. All test dates will be announced in advance and posted, along with homework, on my website.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at my email address or by calling 571-434-4420.