Parents, it is very important that your child's history journal is up to date with all the significant historical concepts as we progress through this school year.
Students will be answering "short answer" (7 sentence maximum) synopses style questions in the back of their journals from page 140 - 196. These questions are based on journal notes and classroom discussion information. Students will be answering these questions at least 3 times a week. You can also expect your child to be writing 13 one page synopses this year over varing historical concepts.
Students will be taking problem solving journal tests, sometimes Daily and sometimes Weekly. The timing of the problem solving tests depends on how quickly the students cover the information. If your children's journals are up to date then it will be easier for them to be successful at accomplishing the task set before them.
Students will be responsible for knowing and understanding the following testable concepts during the 1st 6 weeks
Reasons for Colonization
Early Colonial Governments: V.H.O.B., M.C., F.O.C., F.O.G
Jamestown John Rolfe and Smith
Southern Colonial Region
Middle Colonial Region
New England Colonial Region
How Geographical Regions effect the creation of local economic systems
Mercantilism and Navagation Acts
French and Indian War
B.A. in History- St. Mary's University
T.A.G.E. (Texas Alliance of Geographical Educators) Teacher Consultant
National Geograhic Society Teacher Consultant
Walmart "Teacher of the Year" 2007
397-4962, ext. 3217
Social Studies Dept. Grading Policy :
Minor Grades- 50% (classwork, homework)
Major Grades- 50% (Assessments, journal work, projects)
Tutoring- Wed. Morning 7:45- 8:15