Course Syllabus

8th Grade Social Studies  Syllabus

Instructor:  Mr. Mobley        

Course Description:

The goal of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for Social Studies is to achieve these goals by interweaving North Carolina history with the history of the United States. 

Pre-requisites:  knowledge of 6th and 7th grade Social Studies

UCPS Curriculum Guide:   8th Grade Social Studies


0   Historical Thinking Skills, Current Events

1 .   Colonial Era    

2.  Building a New Nation

3. Growing Pains

4.  Boom to Bust

5.  Fight For Your Rights

6.  The United States on the World Stage


Classwork  40%

Test/ Quiz  50%

Notebook 5%

Homework 5%

Homework assignments:  Each student starts off with a  grade of 100 for homework every six weeks. When a student fail to complete a homework assignment, I deduct five points from their homework grade when students forget to complete homework. Doing homework benefits the student for comprehending the lesson and studying for a test.

Notebook:  I ask that students keep a notebook binder for class. A three ring binder is more than adequate for the task. I give class assignments graphic organizers, daily notes and homework are to be kept in the binder. I check notebooks every six weeks.  Students will receive a notebook grade.

Missed Work:  All missed work should be made up as quickly as possible. Test / Quizzes before or after school or sometimes during class. Exams not made up will receive a grade of zero. I normally stay until 4:00 p.m.  Students may discus their situation with me and we will arrive at a solution that is suitable for both of us.

Course Summary:

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