• 7th Grade World History Syllabus

    Berlin Brothersvalley Middle School

     7th Grade World History

    2016-2017

    Teacher: Mr. Taylor

    rtaylor@bbsd.com

     

     

    Course of Study

    World History is the study of events dating back to pre-history and up through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. We will study the cultural and political events that have helped shape modern human beings. Along the way, we will use important methods like problem solving, writing, analyzing, debating, and creating important group and individual projects.

     

    EXPECTATIONS

    We all have expectations, both for ourselves and for our fellow students. You also have expectations of me. I will do everything possible to help you, but will not do the work for you. In exchange, please:

     

    1. Come to class on time; 
    2. Be prepared with materials, and assigned homework; 
    3. Respect other students and their opinions, even if they are not the same as your own; 
    4. Encourage your classmates to be successful- think of how you would want your opinions to be treated;
    5. Make responsibility a daily routine in this class;
    6. The use or display of electronic devices (cell phones, etc.) is strictly prohibited.

     

    COURSE MATERIALS

    1. Notebook, preferably a three ring binder.  I try to three hole punch everything so it will make it easier on you!
    2. Lined Paper 
    3. At least TWO pens or pencils
    4. Student Agenda
    5. A flash drive or thumb drive is strongly recommended. These can be bought for about $5-$10 at Wal-Mart
    6. There is no assigned textbook for this class, you will use one occasionally in class but you will not have to take it home with you.

    **It is extremely important that you come to class prepared and ready to go!! Chronic unpreparedness will not be tolerated, and it will be subject to disciplinary measures.

     

    GRADING

    Quarterly grades are based on daily class work, homework, projects, and participation,.  

     

    A: 100%-94%   B: 93%-84%   C: 83%-70%   D: 69%-60%   F: 59%-Below

     

    TESTS AND QUIZZES 

      You will be assessed through in class assignments, projects, tests, and class participation.  

     

    HOMEWORK

    You will have homework from time to time, some weeks you may have it two or three times and some weeks you may not have any.  Homework is to be completed by the next day or the assigned due date.  If you do not turn in work the day it is due, you may turn it in the next day for half credit, after that no credit will be given and a zero will be given.  Homework is due at the beginning of class, if it is turned in afterwards  on the same day it will be considered late.

     

    *** Three zeros of any kind during a given nine weeks will result in a detention.  For each zero after the third you will receive a detention and an additional assignment to be completed.  

     

    *** Work turned in w/o a name will result in a penalty on the assignment.

     

    MISSED WORK

    1. During an excused absence (ex. illness, travel), that student is allowed the number of days missed in order to make up the work.
    1. During an unexcused absence (ex. suspension, truancy), assignments are due the day the student returns to class.  

    *** IT IS YOUR JOB TO SEE WHAT YOU’VE MISSED AND WHAT NEEDS MADE UP! 

     

    EXTRA CREDIT

     

    I do give extra credit assignments during the year.  Extra Credit is to act as an enrichment to our regular classroom activities.  Please do not count on extra credit to boost your grade at the last second!

     

     

    CHEATING & COPYING

    BBMS does not condone cheating. While I cannot provide a definition which covers all the angles, the following represent SOME examples of ‘cheating and copying’:

     

    a) Turning in someone else's work, in whole or in part, as your own (with or without his/her knowledge). Turning in a completely duplicated assignment is a flagrant offense.

     
    b)Allowing another student to turn in your work as his/her own. 

     

    c) Several people writing one assignment and turning in multiple copies, all represented (implicitly or explicitly) as

    individual work. 

     

    d) Stealing an examination or solution from the instructor.

     

    Any Questions?

    PLEASE ASK! Don’t ever feel that a question is unworthy of asking. However, keep those questions that might offend or anger someone to you. I wish you the best of luck in all of your classes!

    Make sure you and parents sign below. Return this paper NO LATER than the end of this week. I have read this paper and fully understand its contents.

     

     

    Course of Study 

     

    A.. Historical Skills

    B. Early Man: Paleolithic and Neolithic Age

    C. Mesopotamia

    D. Egypt

    E.. Greece 

    F.. China

    G.  Rome

    H.. Middle Ages 

    I. MesoAmerica 

     

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  • 8th Grade American History Syllabus

    Berlin Brothersvalley Middle School

    8th Grade American History

    2016-2017

    Teacher: Mr. Taylor

    rtaylor@bbsd.com

     

     

    Course of Study

    United States History is a one-year course covering the events between 1400 and 1865. We will study the cultural and political events that have forged this country. Along the way, we will use important methods like problem solving, writing, analyzing, debating, and creating important group and individual projects.

     

    EXPECTATIONS

    We all have expectations, both for ourselves and for our fellow students. You also have expectations of me. I will do everything possible to help you, but will not do the work for you. In exchange, please:

     

    1. Come to class on time; 
    2. Be prepared with materials, and assigned homework; 
    3. Respect other students and their opinions, even if they are not the same as your own; 
    4. Encourage your classmates to be successful- think of how you would want your opinions to be treated;
    5. Make responsibility a daily routine in this class;
    6. The use or display of electronic devices (cell phones, etc.) is strictly prohibited.

     

    COURSE MATERIALS

    1. Notebook, preferably a three ring binder.  I try to three hole punch everything so it will make it easier on you!
    2. Lined Paper 
    3. At least TWO pens or pencils
    4. Student Agenda
    5. A flash drive or thumb drive is strongly recommended. These can be bought for about $5-$10 at Wal-Mart
    6. There is no assigned textbook for this class, you will use one occasionally in class but you will not have to take it home with you.

    **It is extremely important that you come to class prepared and ready to go!! Chronic unpreparedness will not be tolerated, and it will be subject to disciplinary measures.

     

    GRADING

    Quarterly grades are based on daily class work, homework, projects, and participation,.  

     

    A: 100%-94%   B: 93%-84%   C: 83%-70%   D: 69%-60%   F: 59%-Below

     

    TESTS AND QUIZZES 

    This should make you happy, no tests!  You will be assessed through in class assignments, projects, and class participation.  By not having tests we can cover more material through out the school year and will allow you to enjoy class more without having to get anxious about trying to memorize material for a big test.  Just remember you still have to work!

     

    HOMEWORK

    You will have homework from time to time, some weeks you may have it two or three times and some weeks you may not have any.  Homework is to be completed by the next day or the assigned due date.  If you do not turn in work the day it is due, you may turn it in the next day for half credit, after that no credit will be given and a zero will be given.  Homework is due at the beginning of class, if it is turned in afterwards  on the same day it will be considered late.

     

    *** Three zeros of any kind during a given nine weeks will result in a detention.  For each zero after the third you will receive a detention and an additional assignment to be completed.  

     

    *** Work turned in w/o a name will result in a penalty on the assignment.

     

    MISSED WORK

    1. During an excused absence (ex. illness, travel), that student is allowed the number of days missed in order to make up the work.

     

    1. During an unexcused absence (ex. suspension, truancy), assignments are due the day the student returns to class.  

    *** IT IS YOUR JOB TO SEE WHAT YOU’VE MISSED AND WHAT NEEDS MADE UP! 

     

    EXTRA CREDIT

     

    I do give extra credit assignments during the year.  Extra Credit is to act as an enrichment to our regular classroom activities.  Please do not count on extra credit to boost your grade at the last second!

     

     

    CHEATING & COPYING

    BBMS does not condone cheating. While I cannot provide a definition which covers all the angles, the following represent SOME examples of ‘cheating and copying’:

     

    a) Turning in someone else's work, in whole or in part, as your own (with or without his/her knowledge). Turning in a completely duplicated assignment is a flagrant offense.

     

    1. Allowing another student to turn in your work as his/her own. 

     

    c) Several people writing one assignment and turning in multiple copies, all represented (implicitly or explicitly) as

    individual work. 

     

    d) Stealing an examination or solution from the instructor.

     

    Any Questions?

    PLEASE ASK! Don’t ever feel that a question is unworthy of asking. However, keep those questions that might offend or anger someone to you. I wish you the best of luck in all of your classes!

    Make sure you and parents sign below. Return this paper NO LATER than the end of this week. I have read this paper and fully understand its contents.

     

    COURSE OF STUDY

     

     

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