Ronald McNair Junior High – School Year 2018-2019
Mr. R. Garcia
The historical content for the 7th grade school year focuses on the social, economic, political, and geographical events and issues that shaped our great state. The primary goal of this course is to focus on preparing students to be successful in Texas History. To prepare students for this class we will move at a rigorous pace with many transitions within one class period. I have incorporated many hands on activities and assignments to prepare students for success. My secondary goal is to prepare students for the 8th grade. Last, another major focus of this course is for students to examine the rights and responsibilities of citizens of the United States, as well as understanding the importance of effective leadership in a democratic society.
Supplies REQUIRED for this class- If unique circumstances exist in acquiring the following supplies please contact me.
One (1) five subject notebook for the “interactive student notebook”. All notes and many class room assignments will be held in this notebook. **One five subject notebook should last all year if utilized efficiently**
Because we use a lot of different material in Social Studies class I ask that each student buy at least 1 item from the list below to be left in the room for all to use.
One box of markers – skinny or fat
1 box of map pencils
One (1) box of Tissue, or Hand Sanitizer for class use
Class room expectations
Prompt- Tardiness is unacceptable unless the student has a signed pass or a unique circumstance that requires immediate attention
Respectful- Show respect towards yourself and others.
Example- DO NOT TALK while I am teaching
Prepared- Organization and academic readiness are essential for success. Students must be prepared to work from bell to bell.
Present- Pay attention and be prepared to PARTICIPATE!
Productive- Complete all assignments in the time allotted
Polite- Be respectful and considerate of people and property. Be nice to everyone.
Bring your own device- Technology will be utilized at the teacher’s academic discretion. Any violation of Alvin ISD’s BYOD technology guidelines will result in the student losing technology privileges in class.
Major Grades- 50%- Unit Exams, writing assignments, projects
Daily Grades- 50% -Quizzes, notebook grades, quick writing assignments, in class work
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at email@example.com
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES LISTED IN THIS SYLLABUS.