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    8TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES COURSE REMOTE LEARNING SYLLABUS

    MRS. HASKINS ~ ROOM 302 ~ 2020-2021

     

    CITIZENSHIP & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IN TODAY’S SOCIETY

    Citizenship and civic engagement will be taught through inquiry. Eighth grade students will make connections between historical and current/recent issues as a base for implementing change in society. Students will recognize and practice their roles and responsibilities as both American and global citizens. United States History will focus on the major events that have their roots in the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and subsequent amendments.

    Google Classroom Codes by Period:

    • Period 1 – rpcbsgr
    • Period 2 - tc73i32
    • Period 3 – 67u6r4b
    • Period 5 – 73dx3wp
    • Period 6 – usiwmgc
    • Period 7 – 34fk7et
    • Period 8 – pnd7gzf

    Course Topics:

    • Foundations of Government
    • Constitution
    • Amendments
    • Civil Rights Movements
    • Social Movements
    • Human Rights
    • Genocides
    • Terrorism
    • Supreme Court Cases
    • Historic Legislation
    • Current Legislation
    • Immigration
    • Environmental Issues
    • Information and Media Literacy

    Recommended Materials:

    • Composition Notebook or Paper
    • Pencils
    • Colored Pencils or Markers

    Grading:

    Grades are weighted and divided into two categories- performance grades and practice grades. Performance grades make up 60% of student’s overall grade and include tests, quizzes, and major projects. Practice grades make up 40% of student’s overall grade and include class work, homework, bell work, and participation.

    The grading scale is as follows:

                90-100             A

                80-89               B

                70-79               C

                60-69               D

                51- 59              F

                50                    MISSING (per district policy for the 2020-2021 school year)

    Cheating Policy:

    Winners never cheat and cheaters never win, so do not cheat!

    Late Work:

    All assignments are expected to be turned in within 7 days of the due date.

    Absences:

    Any student who is absent will need to check the weekly topic folder for their makeup work upon returning to school. It is the student’s responsibility to email me with any questions regarding the missed assignments. Communication is key. Together we will decide on an acceptable and reasonable due date for the missed work. No “late” points will be deducted from the final grade of the makeup work, but all missing work will be entered as missing in the gradebook until it is completed and turned in.

    Zoom Rules:

    • Be on time.
    • Dress appropriately.
    • Engage the video option.
    • Mute microphone when not speaking.
    • Always display first and last name.
    • Use good lighting.
    • Pay attention and stay focused.
    • No cell phone usage.
    • Use chat feature for class specific questions and comments only.
    • Prepare and set up before scheduled zoom time.

    Contact Information:

    The quickest way to contact me is to email me at shaskins@amphi.com  If this is not convenient, you can call me at 696-5969. If I am unavailable by phone, please leave a message and your call will be returned within 24 hours.