8th Grade Class Information

Welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies. This, your last year at Charles DeWolf, will be an important, demanding, eventful, and hopefully enjoyable year for you.

       
 
In this United States history course we will be cover the following topics:

Slavery

Civil War

Reconstruction

Industrialization

Immigration

The Great War (World War I)

World War II

Holocaust & Genocide

**There will also be an extension to this class which will focus on social justice.   

TEXT—United States History ~    Holt McDougal    

Students will be assigned an online ID to access the textbook during the first week of class.  

 

GRADING

Grading will occur on a variety of assignments:

  • Quizzes/tests: There will be short quizzes, sometimes unannounced, and a more comprehensive test at the end of each unit of study. There will be cumulative tests in January and June.
  • Homework: will be checked for completion when due and collected from time to time for a grade.
  • Participation: be involved in class discussions, work actively on projects and in cooperative learning activities and keep the response/reflection journal which will be on google classroom.
  • Projects: apply effort and schedule your time wisely. There will be various web based assignments as well as oral and visual presentations.

MAKEUP WORK

HOMEWORK: Posted on the classroom blackboard and on Google classroom. For regular daily assignments you have as many days to make up the work as you have been “excused” for your absence.

REMEMBER: I will not pursue you about your missed work.  Check Google classroom or with your fellow students to get any missed work.  

LATE WORK POLICY

Daily assignments – no credit given

Long range assignments – Go down one letter grade per day. No credit given after 3 days.

RULES

Be on time! You must be in your seat and ready to work when the class is scheduled to begin.

Be prepared! Bring daily-required materials to class every day.

Be respectful! Show respect to everyone and everything!

The teacher dismisses the class!

I look forward to working with you and your child this year!