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  • Mr. Miller

    Social Studies

     jmiller@goaj.org

     

    Course Description:  

    Students will:

         *Demonstrate a familiarity with American and World history, Geography,   

           Government, and Economics. 

         *Analyze and evaluate current events in the context of history.

         *Demonstrate an ability to examine historical and political information through  

           critical reading and discussion.

         *Accept responsibility for pursuing an increased awareness of all social studies  

           concepts and how they impact humanity.

     

     Materials:

              A. Chromebooks 

           B. Various online supplemental materials and readings,  

                Google Apps, and Prezi activities

           C. Slides,videos, maps, and internet materials

     Topics/Goals/Objectives:

     Geography:

          Geographic applications

         World physical and cultural features

         Human systems

     History:

    7th:     American – Slavery, Industrial Revolution, Civil War, Reconstruction

               World –  Innovation and Discovery; WWI

     Civics/Government:

         Government Foundations, Structures, and Functions; U.S. Citizenship; World         

         Government Systems

     Economics:

         Foundations; Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; Taxation

     

        

    Grading Policy:

    A  90-100

    B  80-89

    C  70-79

    D  60-69

    F  59 and below

        Grades are based on a cumulative point total. Points are assigned to quizzes, projects, tests, and classwork. The percentage of points obtained from the total will represent the quarter grade.  

    Absence Policy: If a student is absent, they will have the same number of days to make up any work missed equal to the number of days that were missed. Some assignments, due to their nature, may not be able to be made up. In this event, an alternate assignment may be given.

    Supply list: Pencils/Pens, Composition Notebook, Colored Pencils, Facial Tissues & Hand Sanitizer are always needed. Thank you. 

     

    Classroom Procedures:

     

    1. Be nice to everyone. All the time. 

    2. Always be working. A.B.W.

    3. Cell phones must be silent and put away. 

     

     
    Bell Schedule:
     
    7th Grade

    1st Hour: 7:15-8:06 

    2nd Hour: 8:10-9:01 

    Announcements: 9:01-9:03 

    3rd Hour: 9:07-9:58 

    4th Hour: 10:02-10:53 

    Lunch: 10:53-11:23 

    5th Hour: 11:27-12:10 

    6th Hour: 12:14-1:05 

    7th Hour: 1:09-2:00 

     

    8th Grade

    1st Hour: 7:15-8:06 

    2nd Hour: 8:10-9:01 

    Announcements: 9:01-9:03 

    3rd Hour: 9:07-9:58 

    4th Hour: 10:02-10:53 

    5th Hour: 10:57-11:40 

    Lunch: 11:40-12:10 

    6th Hour: 12:14-1:05 

    7th Hour: 1:09-2:00

     

     

    Half Day Schedule

    1st Hour: 7:15-7:45 

    2nd Hour: 7:49-8:19 

    3rd Hour: 8:23-8:53 

    4th Hour: 8:57-9:27 

    6th Hour: 9:31-10:01 

    7th Hour: 10:05-10:35 

    Announcements: 10:33-10:35 

    Lunch: 10:35-11:05 

    5th Hour: 11:09-11:40