Ms. Rebecca Lewis
7th Grade Social Studies
Northside Middle School
431 W. Deadfall Road
Greenwood, SC 29649
This year's Social Studies class is a journey through time. We'll explore the “New World,” get swept up in the wave of revolution, discover the power of steam, and go to war. Our main focus will be on economics. What role does wealth play in creating and changing a society? Is new technology developed in order to increase profits or do profits increase due to new technology? How do natural resources and wealth impact a country's decision to go to war? All these questions, and many more, will be answered as we discover the history of our world.
In accordance with other 7th grade Social Studies classrooms at Northside, grades will be weighted as follows:
Daily Grades 35%
Tests will be given on material covered in class and in assigned readings. Notice will be given prior to each test. Students will be given the opportunity for in-class review.
Quizzes will be given on class notes, vocabulary, maps and chapter sections. In most cases, student will be given notice of quizzes. However, pop quizzes may occur.
Projects will be assigned throughout the year to allow students to develop research skills and express creativity. Specific details will be provided for each assignment. Late projects will not be accepted without penalty.
Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday, and sometimes over the weekend. Students will not have time to complete homework assignments in class. Please check your child's agenda every day to look for homework assignments, notes home or dates of up-coming quizzes and tests. Because homework is reviewed in class, late assignments will not be accepted.
In-class work and binders will be graded to make up the daily grade.
Extra credit will be available on a limited basis to the entire class to provide enrichment opportunities.
Individual extra credit assignments to inprove grades will not be allowed.
Students should make every effort to prepare for and complete each assignment
to the best of their ability.
We will discover the world in 7th grade Social Studies. We cover a lot of information and move at a fast pace. To do well, you will need to study at home and work hard in class. But the effort will be well worth it. You will enhance thinking skills; develop an understanding of cause-and-effect; and learn to interpret maps, charts and graphs.