Welcome to Social Studies 8! September 24, 2015 Ms. Sgroi Syllabus The following units will be covered in Social Studies 8 during the school year: • Civil War/Reconstruction • Industrialization, Immigration, and Urbanization • Expansion and Industrialization • WWI and Roaring Twenties • Great Depression • World War II • Foreign Policy • Demographic Change • Domestic Policies and Reform Major Assessments • Midterm Exam: Week of January 25, 2016 • Final Exam: June 2016 Classroom Expectations • Follow directions the first time they are given. • Bring all required materials to class and be prepared to use materials when class begins. • Complete all assignments by the due date. • Mutual respect between students, peers, and the teacher. Homework • Homework will be given on a regular basis for Social Studies. Examples: writing assignment, summary worksheet, Current Events, studying for quizzes or tests, etc. • If your child hands in the homework ON TIME they are eligible for an 10/10 for that assignment. Late work is given half credit based on quality of the work. • Please check my website for updated information on upcoming projects, homework assignments, and tests. • Please check the grade portal to view the status of your child’s grades. Grading The following aspects of student performance are used to determine grades in Social Studies 8: • Tests/Quizzes (70%) • Homework/Classwork (20%) • Participation (10%) Let’s Work Together for a Successful Year! • Students are better equipped for success when there is an open and constructive dialogue between the teacher, the parent, and the school. • Working together, I know that your child will have a successful year in my classroom and in the eighth grade. • During the year, please contact me with questions, comments or concerns at 516-434-3308 or [email protected] • Visit my website at http://www.pobschools.org/Domain/642 for updates on inclass activities, assessments, and homework assignments.