Syllabus

Heard County Middle School Franklin, Georgia

8th GRADE STUDY SKILLS SYLLABUS, 2017-2018

INSTRUCTOR: Robert Mitchell


TEXTBOOK: NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED.


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Over the next school year of 2017-2018, students will be able to take time during the school day to work on concepts, assignments, and practice what they have learned during the regular school day with regards to Social Studies, Science, English/Language Arts, and Math. Each day the class will work on reteaching what was presented earlier and work in small groups and individually to master the content.  All content is based on the Georgia Performance Standards, mandated by the Georgia Department of Education, which can be found at;

https://www.georgiastandards.org

Students will need to bring to class every day their notebook, notebook paper, a #2 pencil, necessary textbooks, assigned homework, and an open mind ready for learning about our world.


GRADING:

Grades for each nine weeks will be calculated as follows:

Tests/Exams                                    60%

           Quizzes/Classwork/Bellringers/Projects     40%

 

MAKE-UP POLICY:

Please refer to the Heard County Middle School Handbook.


CLASS RULES AND DISCIPLINE STRUCTURE: 

B - Be engaged with the lesson every day.

R - Respect your fellow students and adults.

A - Arrive on time and begin the Bellringer.

V - Verboten (Forbidden in English)! No food, drink, or grooming!

E - Everyone follows classroom procedures.

S - Stay on task! No work for other classes.


Actions have Consequences! Disciplinary action for breaking rules will be as follows;

1st - Verbal Warning/Name on the board, 2nd - Lunch Detention, 

3rd - Memo to parents/Call parents, 4th - Office Referral




6th GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES SYLLABUS, 2016-2017

INSTRUCTOR: Robert Mitchell


TEXTBOOK: Chu, Gregory H., et al. My World Studies - Georgia, 6th Grade. Pearson Education, Inc., New Jersey, 2012.


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Over the next school year of 2016-2017, students will begin their first of two years studying world cultures, governments, economies, and histories focusing on Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Russia, Canada, and Australia.  The content will be broken down into 12 units.  Each unit will be presented over a three week period.  All content is based on the Georgia Performance Standards, mandated by the Georgia Department of Education, which can be found at;

https://www.georgiastandards.org/Standards/Georgia%20Performance%20Standards/Gr6-Social-Studies-Standards.pdf

Students will need to bring to class every day a 3-ring binder, notebook paper, a #2 pencil, and an open mind ready for learning about our world.


GRADING:

Grades for each nine weeks will be calculated as follows:

Tests/Exams                                    60%

           Quizzes/Classwork/Bellringers/Projects     40%

MAKE-UP POLICY:

Please refer to the Heard County Middle School Handbook.


CLASS RULES AND DISCIPLINE STRUCTURE: 

B - Be engaged with the lesson every day.

R - Respect your fellow students and adults.

A - Arrive on time and begin the Bellringer.

V - Verboten (Forbidden in English)! No food, drink, or grooming!

E - Everyone follows classroom procedures.

S - Stay on task! No work for other classes.


Actions have Consequences! Disciplinary action for breaking rules will be as follows;

1st - Verbal Warning/Name on the board, 2nd - Lunch Detention, 

3rd - Memo to parents/Call parents, 4th - Office Referral