Ms. LaRoche

Welcome to 8th Grade Magnet South Carolina History!

Our  curriculum follows the course of American History and South Carolina's role.  We will begin with indigenous groups and end with recent events that have impacted us in South Carolina.  We have lots of fun field trips planned, including a trip to DC in March.

SOUTH CAROLINA Units of Study/Syllabus

1st Nine Weeks

2nd Nine Weeks

Standard 8-1| The student will demonstrate anunderstanding of the settlement of South Carolina and the United States by Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans. (4 weeks)

 

Standard 8-2 | The student will demonstrate an understanding of the causes of the American Revolution and the beginnings of the new nation, with an emphasis on South Carolina’s role in the development of that nation. (5 weeks)

 

Standard 8-3 |The student will demonstrate an understanding of South Carolina’s role in the development of the new national government. (4 weeks)

 

Standard 8-4|The student will demonstrate an understanding of the multiple events that led to the Civil War. (5 weeks)

 

3rd Nine Weeks

4th Nine Weeks

Standard 8-5| The student will understand the impact of Reconstruction, industrialization, and Progressivism on society and politics in South Carolina in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. (7 weeks)

 

Standard 8-6| The student will demonstrate an understanding of the role of South Carolina in the nation in the early twentieth century.  (2 weeks)

 

Standard 8-6(continued)The student will demonstrate an understanding of the role of South Carolina in the nation in the early twentieth century. (4 weeks)

 

Standard 8-7 | The student will demonstrate an understanding of the impact on South Carolina of significant events of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.(3 Weeks)

 

In alignment with South Carolina gifted education goals, our focus in a magnet classroom is to provide your student with:

♦ learning experiences organized around complex concepts, themes, and issues,

♦ challenging, meaningful content that exceeds state grade-level standards,

♦ instruction in the processes of communicating, problem solving, and critical thinking that exceeds state grade-level standards,

♦ instruction in independent learning skills,

♦ opportunities for worldwide communication and research,

♦ products that reflect advanced achievement and in-depth research,

♦ integrated, relevant assessment of student performance.

https://ed.sc.gov/agency/programs-services/123/documents/SCGiftedandTalentedBestPracticesManual.pdf

  • My grading system will be based on percentages as follows.

Homework                  10%

Classwork                   30%

Quizzes                       25%

Tests                            35%

            ______________

            Total                100%

District wide grading scale (until they officially transfer to the 10 pt. scale)

A 90-100

B 80-89

C 70-79

D 60-69

F 59- below

***ASSIGNMENTS ARE ALSO ACCESSIBLE VIA EDMODO

  • Homework will be assigned a few nights a week and will be turned in the next day.  When students receive their school agenda, homework will be recorded there.
  • Classwork is a significant part of our skills practice and is a daily occurrence. Classwork that is not finished may be assigned as homework.
  • I will give at least a days notice before assigning a quiz. No pop quizzes! :)
  • Projects are major assignments that tie together multiple units of study and/or collaborate with other subject areas. We will do about 2-3 during the course of the year.
  • Tests will be given at the completion of a unit of study and will always be preceded with a weeks notice and review.

A folder of make up work is located in my classroom for absent students to find assignments. Please feel free to email me about makeup work as it is convenient to email assignments to you directly.  At least a days notice can be given to the front office if hard copies are needed.

-Please refer to the Student Handbook for other school wide policies on grades and discipline.

Thank you again for all that you do!

Sincerely,

Ms. Lucy LaRoche

Lucy_LaRoche@charleston.k12.sc.us  email

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