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    8th Grade US History

    Philosophy

    As 8th graders it is our job to prepare for high school and the challenges beyond.  To prepare for this we will work on basic skills (reading and writing), deductive reasoning, and organization all within the United States History Curriculum.

    We will be studying United States History from the American Revolution to the Period of Reconstruction.

    •         First semester emphasis will be the United States Constitution.
    •         Second Semester emphasis will be on the Civil War and the events leading up to it.

     

    Class Expectations 

    Respect

    • Yourself
      • Do not copy
      • Do not plagiarize 
      • Be on time
      • Be prepared for class
      • Dress appropriately
      • Apply yourself
      • Do not cheat
    • Classmates
      • Do not interfere with anyone's right to learn
      • Help, but do not cheat
    • School
      • Follow all school rules
      • School is wherever you have set up to participate in class or complete school work

    Need Help or Have Questions

    • See me at the beginning of lunch!
      • This allows for a discussion to insure there is no confusion. 

    Work

    • Completed on time
    • Completed to the best of your ability
    • Must be legible 
    • Classwork must be completed in pen 
      • For Distance Learning I only care that it is easy to read. You will be asked to turn in pictures of work.
    • Always restate the question
      • Never copy a question

    Materials

    • School issued device (charged)
    • Paper (spiral notebook preferred)
    • Pen (Blue or Black only)
    • Pencil
    • Colored pencils
    • Highlighter 

    Absences 

    • Email me and then see me ASAP at Lunch when you return and we will work up a plan.
      • Do not just check Google Classroom, Daily Agenda, or ask a friend.
        • When absent I may give you alternative assignments for makeup. 
    • During Distance Learning check in using email
      • Internet issues are an absence. Contact me through email ASAP.

    Grades

    • Check Aeries often. This is where your grade will be listed. 
    • Do not trust what you see in Google Classroom.