8th Grade US History

2017 - 2018

Class Expectations

1. Students will be at their desks when the second bell rings.

2. Each student must be prepared for class with pens, pencils, paper, text, and notebook. 

3. No electronics of any kind are allowed. 

4. Students who are tardy for any reason must have a pass to be admitted.

5. Students will stand when any adult enters the classroom. 

Course Outline

1. We will follow the Oklahoma  State Department of Education standards for 8th grade US History, from the French and Indian War (1756 1763) until the end of Reconstruction (1877), chapters 5 - 18.

Homework

1. Homework will consist of questions from the readings.

2. Late work will be reduced by one letter grade.

Quizzes

1. Students may use their notes for any quiz.

Notes

1. All students must take Cornell Notes of all relevant material from the readings and class discussions.

2. The notes will be collected and graded several times a quarter.

Exams

1. Exams will consist of multiple choice questions and essays.

2. Exams will be announced one week ahead.  

Absences

1. Missing work must be made up.

2. Students who are absent must contact me or another students about missing classwork.

Grading

1. Exams---50 percent. Quizzes---30 percent.  Homework---20 percent

 

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