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7th Grade Social Studies Syllabus
Robert F. Kennedy Middle School
World History: 1400 - Present
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Instructor: Ms. Hargrove
Email: briannac.hargrove@cms.k12.nc.us
Phone: (980) 224-2391
Class Room: C-23
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 4:15-:30; before and after school by appointment
Education: North Carolina Central University, B.A. History
North Carolina Central University, B.A. Political Science


COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Students will trace the development of the modern world from the age of exploration to today. Students will explore patterns of change and continuity by focusing on the impact of conflict and cooperation, economic development, population shifts, political systems, culture and government over time. Students will analyze and evaluate how the world today has been impacted by the events of the Modern Era.
COURSE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:
  1. 1. How has the development of the modern world affected society today?
  2. 2. What impact does globalization have in government, economy,and culture?
  3. 3. Overall, have the revolutions been beneficial or detrimental to humanity?
  4. 4. How have people throughout the world struggled to achieve equality over time?

METHODS OF TEACHING:

A combination of seminar, lecture, and independent student projects will be adopted for the course. The use of various media and technology will also be used in this course.


CURRICULUM:
Starting this school year, the new Common Core State Standards and the North Carolina Essential standards will be taught and assessed. North Carolina adopted the Common Core State Standards in K-12 Mathematics and K-12 English Language Arts released by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers. With the adoption of these state-led education standards, North Carolina is in the first group of states to embrace clear and consistent goals for learning to prepare children for success in college and work. These standards emphasize rigor, writing, and technology. There is a focus on reading complex texts for comprehension and argumentative writing.

GRADING BREAKDOWN:

ASSIGNMENT
WEIGHT
DESCRIPTION
CLASSWORK
45%
A majority of the classwork grade is participation.
HOMEWORK
10%
Based on completion of weekly homework packet.
TEST, QUIZZES, AND PROJECTS
45%
Test and/or projects will be due at the end of each unit and will require scholar to demonstrate mastery of the material

GRADING SCALE

A
93 - 100%
B
85 - 92%
C
77 - 84%
D
70 - 77%
F
Below 70, Failing


COURSE OUTLINE: The following is an abbreviated version of the course. As the year progresses Key Points may be added at Ms. Hargrove’s discretion.


UNIT 1: AGE OF EXPLORATION/FIRST GLOBAL AGE
Key Points: Migration, European Exploration, Imperialism Part 1, Columbian Exchange, Slavery in the Americas, South American Society, African Diaspora

UNIT 2: AGE OF REVOLUTIONS
Key Points: Age of Absolutism, Enlightenment, Scientific Revolution, Political Revolutions, Intellectual Revolutions, Economic Systems

UNIT 3: IMPERIALISM AND WORLD WARS
Key Points: Imperialism Part 2, Alliances, Balance of Power, Interwar Period, Russian Revolution, World War I and II

UNIT 4: POST WORLD WAR II
Key Points: Globalization, Cultural Diffusion, Interdependence, Cold War, World Wide Civil Rights, Westernization, Scarcity, Modern Issues

ABSENSES, TARDIES, MAKE-UP WORK, & LATE WORK
  1. 1. TARDIES
Students must have an excused note, otherwise the absence is unexcused. Students will be admitted to class and the teacher will follow the tardy procedures listed below.
  • 1st Tardy: RECORD TARDY + WARNING.
  • 2nd Tardy: RECORD TARDY + PARENT CALL + AFTER-SCHOOL DETENTION
  • 4th Tardy: RECORD TARDY + REFERRAL
  1. 2. MAKEUP WORK
A student has (3) three days after his/her absence to make up an assignment, including tests. After that, the following grading scale will apply.
  • 1st Day Late: Maximum of 90 points
  • 2nd Day Late: Maximum of 70 points
  • 3rd Day Late: 0 points, students can get an additional assignment, but the makeup assignment will be averaged with the 0.

  1. 3. LATE WORK
A student has (3) three days after the assigned due date to submit late work for full credit. After that, the following grading scale will apply.
  • 4th Day Late: Maximum of 70 points
  • 5th Day Late: Maximum of 50 points
  • 6th Day Late: 0 points, students can get an additional assignment, but the makeup assignment will be averaged with the 50.