• 7th Grade Humanities Syllabus

    [2019-2020]

     

    Instructor Information

    Instructor

    Email

    Classroom

    Ms. Wingate

    bwingate@alvinisd.net

    B210

    General Information

    Description

    MAP Humanities is an interdisciplinary program designed to integrate the curriculum of seventh-grade language arts and seventh-grade social studies. This course will require students to: analyze, synthesize and evaluate.

     

    Expectations and Goals

    Students are expected to be prepared, focused and ready to learn. Students are expected to participate in class, and be respectful of classmates, teacher, and area. Students are strongly encouraged to get creative and think outside the box!

     

    Communication Information

    Feel free to email me with any questions and concerns, and I will respond within 24 hours. I will send classroom reminders to parents and students (upcoming assignments, important materials needed etc.) through the Remind App. (My Remind code is located on my school webpage.)

     

    Google classroom will also be utilized for students to post classroom presentations, resources, online assignments, rubrics, and to clarify any questions. Each class will have an individual Google classroom code that will be given out during the first weeks of school. Please let Ms. Wingate know if there are any restrictions from reliable internet access so alternative communication or assignments can be given.

     

    Course Materials

    Required Supplies:

    1 Composition Book                         1 3 Prong Folder                                                   Colored Pencils/Markers      

    Notebook paper                                Pencils/Pens (Blue/Black & Red)                                   1 Yellow Highlighter

     

    Required Readings

    The required readings this year are as follows:

    Come Juneteenth by Ann Rinaldi

    A Brave Boy and a Good Soldier by John C. C. Hill and the Texas Expedition to Mier

    Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson

     

    Grade Weight Policy

    Grades are 50% major grades (tests, projects, presentations, papers etc.) and 50% daily grades (classwork, quizzes, participation, presentations, homework etc.)

     

    Late Work and Missed Assignments

    Late work will is considered late if it is not turned in on the day it is due. Late work will result in a penalty deducting 10 points for each day late.

    If you are absent, you are responsible for obtaining any missed assignments. Assignments are due two days after your return. If you miss a test review day, you are still required to take the test on test day.

     

    Test Retake Policy

    Students are allowed one test retake per semester (a total of 2 all year). The test must be signed by a parent acknowledging he/she saw your original grade, and brought back within two days. The student must also attend at least one tutorial before the retake. All test retakes must be taken within two weeks of the original assessment and will receive a maximum grade of 75. Test retakes may differ from the original test in format, or questions, but will cover the same standards and objectives.

     

    Assignment Requirements

    Each student should have their first and last name, class period, and date in the top right-hand corner on the first page of each assignment.

    All hand-written assignments should be in your neatest handwriting. Assignments to be turned in must be written in black or blue ink, or in pencil. Notes may be taken in any color.

    All typed assignments should be in 12 pt. Times New Roman or Arial font, double-spaced and have 1” margins. The title should be centered at the top of the page.

     

    Devices

    Students are allowed to use devices in Ms. Wingate’s room with teacher permission. Should devices become a continued distraction in the classroom, they may be taken up by the teacher.

     

    Units of Study

    ELA:

    1. Fiction
    2. Literary Non-fiction
    3. Expository Organization
    4. Persuasive
    5. Media Literacy
    6. Expository Content
    7. Drama
    8. Genre Connections
    9. Testing as a Genre
    10. Poetry
    11. Research

    Texas History:

    1. Natural Texas and its People (Geography)
    2. Age of Contact
    3. Mexican National Era and Anglo Settlement
    4. Texas Revolution to Independence
    5. Texas Republic to Early Statehood
    6. Texas in the Civil War and Reconstruction
    7. Cotton, Cattle, and Railroads
    8. Oil and Industry
    9. WWI-WWII
    10. Modern Texas
    11. Texas Government Today



    TEKS:

    7th Grade ELA Standards

    http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter110/ch110b.html

    7th Grade SS Standards

    http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter113/ch113b.html