7th Grade Texas History
Room #: 117 (room)
EMAIL : email@example.com
WRMS : 512-732-9240 x 32855
Tutoring: Tuesday mornings 8:00-bell
PLEASE BRING YOUR IPAD EACH DAY!!!!!!!!!
Texas History is designed to inform the student about the diverse history of Texas. Students will participate in class through discussion, reenacting events when applicable, group work, and the standard reading and writing. Students should gain, by the conclusion of the year, an overall understanding of Texas geographically and historically. Students will see how Texas moved from its earliest beginnings with the Native Americans, to its present state. Students will also gain study and critical thinking skills.
Materials required for each student:
*Fully charged iPad (school provided-bring every day)
*A grading pen (red), pen, or pencil to write with
*Colored map pencils
*Three hole punch loose leaf paper.
*Have a folder, binder, or place in a binder that you can keep needed Texas History work in.
McGraw Hill Education - Texas History
*Textbook is also available online. See steps to accessing online textbook under the Texas History tab at the top of this page.
1. Be on time!
2. Be prepared with all materials when class begins.
3. Respect others.
4. Stay on task.
Tutoring day and time:
The standard district-wide 40% homework, daily work, quizzes and 60% major tests, and projects will apply. I make every effort to have two grades (or more) per week.
The social studies department will follow the district guidelines for all graded work. However, due to the realities of teaching that vary from student to student (ie., illness, holidays, extra curricular activities, field trips, and school assemblies among other items) there will be unforeseen irregularities. Rest assured that all grading will be done in a timely manner. If you have a specific question concerning graded work then direct the inquiry through your child as it is their work. After discussing the teacher's response with your child, feel free to contact the teacher if you are still uncertain about a grade.
Available for students who score below 69%
Must be taken within 5 days of the original test.
Student is required to meet certain criteria set by the teacher before the test will be administered.
Maximum retest grade is a 70.
"Eanes ISD middle school teachers are committed to grading and assessing in the best interest of our students. We believe grades and assessments communicate content knowledge, guide instruction, and reveal opportunities for enrichment and intervention."
Students are expected to turn in assigned work at the start of the class period in which it is due.
Each nine week grading period, the lowest daily grade may be dropped.
The expectation is that the work must still be turned in.
Late work will not be accepted after the end of the nine-week grading period in which it is due.
It is very important that everyone is prepared for class, this includes having a fully charged operational iPad. Make sure your iPad is ready to go every day. We may not use it everyday, we may not know when we are going to use it as plans change quickly. So, be ready to log in!
Remember: games are great! At home! We will do some fun things here, but not games on the iPad!
If you are playing games on your iPad you will be sending your parents and me an email about your choices and behavior. Your iPad will be mine for an indeterminate matter of time.
Keep your phone in your locker, that is your personal device and needs to be kept out of the learning environment so no one is distracted.
Any phone in the classroom will be taken up by me.
I welcome conferences with parents any time the need is felt. The school number is 732-9240. ext. 32855. Please leave a message on my voicemail and I will return your call at the first opportunity. You may also schedule an appointment during my conference period.
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
9 Weeks topics:
1st Nine Weeks
Geography and Map Skills
2nd Nine Weeks:
Colonization of Texas
Texas as a Republic
3rd Nine Weeks:
Slavery and Secession
Texas's Involvement in the Civil War
Life on the Frontier
4th Nine Weeks
Ranches and Cowboys
The Industrial Revolution