Social Studies Class Syllabus

  • Class Rules/Norms

    Be Respectful
    Use cell phones and technology only when given permission by teacher.
    If your cell phone is out without permission, it will be taken away.
    Listen actively to speaker with ears, eyes and body language.
    Speak appropriately with tone, volume, and language. (ex.  0=silent, 1=whisper, 2=partner)
    Use classroom materials and supplies appropriately.
    Only use bathroom passes and counseling passes for emergencies.

    Be Responsible
    Come to class prepared with notebook, silent reading book, planner, and pencil.
    Be in seat at beginning of class
    If you are in the class but not in your seat with your materials, you will be marked tardy.
    Be in seat at the end of class.  If you are not in your seat, you will not be dismissed no matter what time the clock says.
    Have work for class completed on time.
    Fill out planner and check planner daily.

    Be Safe
    Keep earbuds out unless given permission by teacher.
    Earbuds must be out before walking into the classroom.
    Keep hands and possessions to yourself.
    Use classroom supplies only in the way directed.
    Follow teachers directions.

    Classroom Procedures:

    1.     Fill out planner with homework for the day.
    2.     Perform do now  and wait quietly for teacher to start class. (level 0)
    3.     Always put your name (first and last name), class period and the day’s date in the upper right hand corner of the paper.
    4.     You will use the same computer that is assigned to you the whole year.

    Items Needed for Class

    •    Writing Utensil (pencil and pen)
    •    Lined Paper
    •    3 Ring Binder
    •    Planner

    Learning Targets:  Learning targets are based off of state and national standards for social studies.


    There will be a 4 point scale rubric to grade each standard/learning targets based off of the content being taught.:

    4.0 = Advanced

    3.0 = Proficient

    2.0 = Partially Proficient

    1.0 = Not Proficient


    Causes of the Revolutionary War/ Revolutionary War.

    Challenges faced by the new nation/ Development of the Constitution.

    Challenges of the new government and role of political leaders.

    Analyze economic growth of first three decades.

    Analyze reform movements.

    Analyze attempts to abolish and contain slavery.

    Evaluate causes, events, and consequences of the Civil War.

    Develop an argument regarding the character and consequences of Reconstruction.

    Analyze major changes in communication, transportation, and urban centers linked by industry, and trade in the last half of the 19th century.