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    Anthony Teague 
    Grade(s): 7
    Subject(s): Social Studies

    7th Grade World Studies – Mr. Teague                                                                                                                                                                                                      Class Syllabus


    Class Description:

    This class is a continuation of what students learned in 6th Grade. Last year, students learned about the Continents of Europe, North America, South America, and Australia. This year, studies will focus on Southwestern Asia, Eastern & Southern Asia, and Africa. Like last year, students will learn about the Geography, History, Economy, and Governments of these regions.


    Class Communication:

    Remind.com will be used to communicate with parents & students on at least a weekly basis. This text-message/email application will be used to announce tests & quizzes, and will include resources used in class. Most parents will be automatically added to this application, but if you are not receiving texts/emails, you can add yourself by texting @762fg3f  to  81010.


    Supplies for Class:

    • 7 Composition Notebooks (1 for each unit)
    • 7 Three-pronged folders (1 for each unit)
    • Pencils and/or Pens
      • Students who do not bring something to write with to class will be requested to purchase a pen/pencil from the class store for 25 cents.
    • Colored Pencils
    • Pack of Permanent Markers
    • A pair of inexpensive headphones/earbuds. Please do not bring Beats or other expensive headphones to school. You will not be allowed to use them in my class.
    • 1 Glue Stick
    • 1 pack of loose leaf paper – preferably college ruled.
    • All other materials needed for class will be provided by teacher.


    Grading Components & Weights

    • 40% Quizzes & Summative Assessments
    • 30% Classwork
    • 15% Homework
    • 15% Class Participation


    Late Work, Make-Up Work, & Extra Credit

    • Assignments that are missing, whether because of absence or any other factor, may be submitted for full credit, but it must be submitted at least one week prior to the end of the nine-week period in which it was assigned. It is the student’s responsibility to check for missing work and submit it prior to the deadline.
    • Any Classwork that a student desires to resubmit for a higher grade will also be accepted as long as it is submitted one week prior to the end of the nine-week period.
    • No extra credit work will be given.


    Tentative Academic Calendar:

    • Unit 1 (Basic Geography Skills, Government & Economics Review)
      • August 6, 2018 – September 4, 2018
    • Unit 2 (Southwest Asia Geographic Features & Factors)
      • September 10, 2018 – October 2, 2018
    • Unit 3 (Southwest Asia History, Government, & Economic Factors)
      • October 10, 2018 – November 8, 2018
    • Unit 4 (Africa Geographic Features & Factors)
      • November 26, 2018 – December 17, 2018
    • Unit 5 (Africa History, Government, & Economic Factors)
      • January 10, 2019 – February 6, 2019)
    • Unit 6 (Southern & Eastern Asia Geographic Features & Factors)
      • February 11, 2019 – February 28, 2019)
    • Unit 7 (Southern & Eastern Asia History, Government, & Economic Factors)
      • March 5, 2019 – April 2, 2019


    Unit Notebooks & Folders

    • Students will be requested to keep a separate composition book and 3-ring folder for each academic unit. During a unit, student work will be graded and returned, and it should be placed in that unit’s folder to assist the student in learning. At the end of the unit, the folder and all work in it should be returned to the teacher who will keep it in the student’s classroom cumulative folder.


    Behavioral Expectations:

    • Students are expected to follow all procedures and duties outlined in the Classroom Procedures & Duties Handbook.


    Personal Technology Policy:

    • Students are allowed to bring their own personal devices (phones, tablets, notebook computers) and will be given many opportunities to use them as an aid to their classwork. However, devices are only to be used as directed by the teacher. If devices become a distraction to the learning environment, they are subject to being taken according to the RCBOE technology policy.
    • Technological devices that are used to take pictures or videos inside the classroom will immediately be taken by the teacher, and will only be released to the student’s parent/guardian.
    • Any school-wide directive regarding the use of personal technology implemented by school administration will supersede this policy.