Mrs. Pappas- 7th Grade Social Studies
U.S. History until 1870
Summer Task Link: This task is recommended and will count for extra credit, but it is not required.
2019 - 2020 Google Classroom Codes:
25% Classwork (Participation, Student Engagement, Accountable Talk, Peer Interaction)
25% Research Projects, writing assignments, DBQ
25% Assessments – Unit Tests, Tasks, Quizzes
25% Homework Assignments
In my class, students will be studying United States History from the study of the indigenous people of North and South America through the Civil War. Some highlights of study include: Colonization, The American Revolution, Creation of a New Nation, The Office of President, Challenges to the Constitution, and The Civil War.
During their social studies class, there will be a strong emphasis on discussing historical topics in their small groups. Students will also be challenged to speak in front of the whole class as part of their group roles. Public speaking and working in collaborative groups are directly in line with the new Common Core Standards that relate to College and Career Readiness.
- Be Respectful
- Be Prepared
- Do your best: This includes trying new things and taking academic risks in class.
- No electronic devices should be visible in school
- No gum chewing or eating in class (water is the only exception)
- School uniform requirements will be followed in class
If you or your child have any questions, please feel free to contact me for clarification or help. I can be reached either by calling the school or through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org