7th Grade Social Studies Syllabus
7th Grade World Area Studies Syllabus
Teacher: Mr. Tavias Bennett
Africa, Southwest Asia (Middle East), Southern and Eastern Asia
Seventh grade is the second year of a two-year World Area Studies course. Seventh grade students study Africa and Asia. The goal of this two-year course is to acquaint middle school students with the world in which they live. The geography domain includes both physical and human geography. The intent of the geography domain is for students to begin to grasp the importance geography plays in their everyday lives. The government/civics domain focuses on selected types of government found in the various areas in order to help students begin to understand the variety of governments in the world. The economics domain builds on the K-5 economics; however, the focus shifts from the United States to how other countries answer the basic questions of economics. The history domain focuses primarily on significant events in each region from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Materials Need for Class
- Paper (wide or college rule) Notebook or Loose-leaf is acceptable
- Pencils (mechanical or #2)
- Colored Pencils/Crayons
- Laptop (Assigned from school ONLY no personal laptops or tablets and must already be charged)
- Ear Buds
- Dividers (one pack)
- 3-ring binder (2 inches)
- Assignments not completed in class and Homework (when assigned)
Classroom Code of Conduct
Bring a positive attitude
Be on time
Be aware of your space and materials
Be attentive to the speaker
Be aware of others’ space and materials
Allow others’ contributions and individuality
Clean up after yourself
Classroom Behavior Consequences
1st Warning: Verbal request to change behavior
2nd Warning: Request student to leave the classroom for a “Classroom Timeout”. Student and teacher will discuss how behavior needs to change. Phone call, text or email home to parents.
*Classroom Timeout is when the student is asked to leave the classroom, they will be instructed to go to another classroom with their assignments. All unfinished assignments during this disruption must be completed for homework and turned in the next day*.
3rd Warning: Referral to Vice Principal with disciplinary action. Phone call, text or email home and parent-teacher conference.
Assessments-Test and Quizzes(30%)
Interactive Notebooks (20%)
Any student work turned in late (other than with an excused absence) will be reduced by one letter grade for each class it is late. Late work will only be accepted during the quarter in which it was assigned.
Make –Up Work
Make up work will be allowed for excused absences only. It is the student’s responsibility to get any assignments or notes missed during their excused absence. Students have 2 classes for each excused absence day to turn in work without any penalty.
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