About My Class ~ General Information
Dear Parents and Students,
If you are new to my class there are some key things that you need to know in order to understand how we tackle 8th grade social studies in my classroom. Below you will find all kinds of helpful information.
One of the most important things to know is that I expect you to keep all of your assignments organized in your binder according to the Table of Contents (TOC) for that unit (this is officially called your "Social Studies Notebook"). After each unit test , you will check to make sure your Social Studies Notebook is organized and that all assignments are completed. Then, both you and I will grade your notebook based on a set of criteria. In other words don't throw anything away. At the end of the year you will receive all of your Social Studies Notebooks back so that you can review the material prior to the state testing at the end of the year.
I'm looking forward to a great year of adventuring through U.S. history with you!