Regular and RLB History
Welcome back! I am looking forward to getting to know your child and I am very excited about the social studies class in the eighth grade.
I LOVE my subject matter and I enjoy this age of students. Please understand that I have high expectations for your student. I am going to push him/ her academically so that he/ she is prepared for the next level in his/ her educational career. We have several thousands of years of history to cover so we will be busy all year!
The curriculum for the SS class is dictated by the Alabama Course of Study. The differences between the regular and research classes will be in the pace and the rigor. In the research class I will place more emphasis on taking notes, writing and research. This will help students learn the skills that they will need when they take the AP classes.
This will be what we cover this year according to the A+ College Ready curriculum:
World History and Geography to 1500
UNIT ONE PREHISTORY
UNIT TWO RIVER VALLEY CIVILIZATIONS
UNIT THREE WORLD RELIGIONS
UNIT FOUR ANCIENT GREECE & ALEXANDER
UNIT FIVE ANCIENT ROME
UNIT SIX ASIA
UNIT SEVEN BYZANTINE EMPIRE/ EARLY RUSSIA
UNIT EIGHT ISLAMIC CIVILIZATIONS
UNIT NINE EARLY AMERICAN CIVILIZATIONS
UNIT TEN MEDIEVAL EUROPE
Grading: Your child’s grades will be averaged by percentage. 60% of the grade will come from major grades such as tests and projects, while 40% will come from minor grades such as homework and quizzes.
Cell phones: These are not allowed in the classroom. Students need to have these turned off and stored in their locker or backpack until 3:10. Please speak with your child about this policy. I appreciate your support!
Textbooks: We do have textbooks, but they will remain in the classroom, as we only purchased a
classroom set. However, your child will have access to his/her own online textbook. Those will be assigned in class.
Once again, I am very excited and eager to start the school year. I hope that this year will be an enjoyable learning experience for your child. Since we all realize that a good education is a combination of school and home efforts, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Mrs. Jodi Fuqua