Syllabus

RAINBOW MIDDLE SCHOOL

8th GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES SYLLABUS

MR. ERIC BROOKS

e-mail: eric_brooks@ecboe.org

 

Course Title: 8th Grade World History

 

Course Description:  The study of world history in Grade 8 addresses the time period from prehistoric man to the 1500s.  Content standards for this grade incorporate the strands of economics, geography, history, and political science, with an emphasis on the history and geography strands.  This course covers the migrations of early peoples, the rise of civilizations, the establishment of governments and religions, the growth of economic systems, and the ways in which these events shaped Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.  Unique to this course are the experiences that provide for the study of the ways human beings view themselves over time.

Course Text:             Journey Across Time

 

Materials Needed:

  1. A social studies notebook that will hold loose leaf paper ( I recommend a 3-ring binder with pockets, but any loose leaf notebook will do.) NO SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS.
  2. #2 Pencils or Blue/Black ink.
  3. Colored Pencils
  4. 1 standard 12’’ ruler.

 

Grading Policy: Six weeks grades will consist of one or more of the following:

  1. Chapter/Unit Tests (100 points)
  2. Selected class work/homework assignments (100 points)
  3. Daily class work assignments (20-60 points)
  4. Section Quizzes (60-75 points)
  5. Project grades (200-300 points) Assigned at teacher’s discretion.
  6. Current Event presentations (50 points) 2-3 times each six weeks.

**Grades are figured on a total points basis. (Total points earned divided by total points possible)

 

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