US History 7

  • Welcome to Grade 7 United States and New York History!

    Mrs. Evangelista

    heather.evangelista@hffmcsd.org       HFIS phone- (845) 446-4761


    This year we will embark on an academic journey. Together we will explore our past and discover our future. Our course work will focus on the settlement of the Americas through the Reconstruction in 1877. We will begin studying colonization, explore the American Revolution in great detail, examine Expansion and Reform, and conclude the year with the study of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the reunification of the nation.


    Our journey will be unique and exciting! In order to accomplish all the required tasks appropriate student behavior is essential.


    Rules

    All Highland Falls Intermediate School and District rules apply in this classroom.

    (Code of Conduct can be found on district website)

    • Respect- As your teacher I will treat each student with respect. I expect all students to conduct themselves with dignity, honesty, and integrity. Students will display respect for your teacher, yourself, and classmates.

    Respect is my #1 Rule and when followed correctly no others are necessary.


    Classroom Expectations

    Students need to be:

    • In their assigned seat at the bell

    • Be prepared and ready to work

    • Write down the homework assignment each day

    • Promptly begin the opening assignment

    • Conduct oneself appropriately throughout the class period

    • Follow all classroom and school rules


    Students will be Ready to Learn. I will be Ready to Teach.

    Grading

    Class Participation and Academic Behavior- 5%

    Homework- 10%

    Classwork- 35%

    Assessments- 50%



    • Class Participation and Academic Behavior- Active participation makes history come alive. Students will receive credit for answering questions, staying on task during independent and group work opportunities, taking daily notes, and chronicling class assignments. Effort and enthusiasm will be rewarded!

    • Homework:- Assignments are due at the beginning of the class period on the following day unless otherwise specified. Late assignments will be determined and credit given only after consultation between the teacher and student, as well as parents if necessary. In most cases students will lose 10 points per day until the assignment is completed.

    • Classwork: Participation in classroom activities and assignments is essential for successful learning. Assignments and activities will include independent and group work. Students will be expected to complete required tasks and be an active member of the learning community. Quizzes, assignments, and projects occurring within the classroom will be graded..

    • Assessments: Tests, Essays, and Projects- There will be a number of tests and essays assigned throughout the school year. Essays are due on the date assigned. Makeup tests will be given only for legal school absences.



    Materials

    This class will be part of the one binder system. A social studies section should be maintained in the binder with filler paper and pencils available for classroom use. Students should have a social studies folder to help organize papers.


    We are a GOOGLE CLASSROOM! Our Google Classroom site will serve as a communication tool that allows students and parents to navigate assignments and classroom activities.

    • Google Classroom- Students have successfully created online accounts that are ready to access at home. Find assignments, worksheets, projects, and due date information all in one place. A great way to help your student at home! https://classroom.google.com/

    • Remind!- Please sign up for Remind updates for additional classroom communication. Due dates, photos, updates, and more!

    • NEWSELA- Students now have an active online account to help locate current events at appropriate reading levels. This is an excellent resource for school and at home.

    Please check our Google Classroom site regularly to view assignments and activities and to see where our journey is taking us- it will be an adventure.

    Communication is the cornerstone of a successful classroom.

    Please contact me at any time with any questions or concerns you may have.