Course information

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General Course Information

Grading Procedures for Social Studies

40% of Grade 

Class work: Most class assignments will be given a percentage grade (valued out of 100%). 
Bell Ringer Notebook: Bell ringers and done each day at the beginning of class so there are 5 each week. They are graded a couple times a grading period and students will receive a classwork grade. 

60% of Grade

Tests: Each unit will include a summative test.
Quizzes:  Each unit will include a vocab quiz in addition to other quizzes. 
Projects: Some units may incorporate projects.

Missing work must be completed within 5 days of student being absent. 

Missing or unfinished classwork must be finished as homework.

** This grading policy is subject to change **

Grading Scale

100-90:  A

89- 80:  B

79- 70:  C

69- 60:  D

59- 0:  F


Course Content

“Seventh graders study the world from the Age of Exploration to contemporary times (approximately 1450 – Present) in order to understand the implications of increased global interactions. The focus will remain on the discipline of geography by using the themes of location, place, movement, human-environmental interaction, and region to understand modern societies and regions. This course will guide students through patterns of change and continuity with a focus on conflict and cooperation, economic development, population shifts, political thought and organization, cultural values and beliefs and the impact of environments over time. Through an investigation of the various factors that shaped the development of societies and regions in the modern world and global interactions, students will examine both similarities and differences.”

          (from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Social Studies Essential Standards, Seventh Grade, which can be found at the following website)