Update – At home learning information:

  • My office hours are 9am-2pm Monday-Friday
  • Remind code: text @msfincham to 810810
  • Email: efinch@caddoschools.org
  • Parents can be added as guardians to their students on google classroom – just email or text me on remind
  • Google Classroom codes:
    • First Period: hov7qaw
    • Second period: z5kopwr
    • Third Period: q7eiinn
    • Fifth Period: fln2dvc
    • Sixth Period: hkfmzzn
    • Seventh Period: ccrjyio

Welcome to Ms. Finch’s Class!

7th Grade Social Studies

INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS

At the end of this course, you will be able to explain how key people, ideas, events, and physical and political geography helped develop the United States of America during the years of 1763-1877. ** Louisiana Department of Education Social Studies Grade 7 / “Scope and Sequence”

Required Material

To successfully complete this course, you must bring the following items to class each and every day.

  • Binder or folder with a “Social Studies” section clearly marked.
  • Pens and pencils.
  • Personal pack of colored pencils.
  • Highlighters (multiple colors)
  • Notebook paper.
  • Personal school planner/date book.  This is provided to students by the school at the beginning of the school year.
  • Headphones- If possible.
Classroom Wishlist
  • [3 x 5] Notecards
  • Clear Page Protectors
  • Colored pencils
  • Colored printer paper
  • Kleenex, paper towels, and hand sanitizer

Additional Resources

  • Online access to the Discovery Education Techbook.  This will be shared with students in class
  • Google Classroom codes will be provided to students on the first day.
  • Louisiana Department of Education website  — www.louisianabelieves.com
  • Youree Drive Middle School website – www.youreedrive.com
  • Remind101 code: @msfincham

COURSE SCHEDULE

Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 6
Road to Independence Governing a New Nation The New Republic Expansion & Conflict The Civil War Reconstruction
August – September October – November December- January February- March March–April April – May

** Louisiana Department of Education 6th Grade World History “Scope and Sequence”

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

General Rules:

Spartans are…

  • Prompt – This means you enter the classroom quietly, on time, seated, and ready to learn.
  • Prepared – Have your materials ready, complete all assignments, and study for tests.
  • Polite – Always, always treat others with respect and kindness.
  • Respect is my number one rule.

Make-up & Late Work:

  • In accordance to CPSB policy, if you have an excused absence, you will receive three days to make-up your assignment(s) (homework, tests, quizzes, etc.) for full credit.
  • It is your responsibility to go to the “make-up” trays located in the front of the classroom for the day(s) that you missed and pick up the work you need to make up.  If you have any questions, let me know.
  • Late work due to unexcused absences or student apathy will be accepted for partial credit of the original grade.  The partial credit will be based upon the type of assignment, point value, and date of submission.

Grading Scale:

  • All general classes are on an 8 point grinding scale
  • All advanced classes are on a 10 point grading scale.
  • You will receive your grades from a variety of different sources:
    • class assignments
    • projects
    • homework assignments
    • tests
    • quizzes
    • binder checks
    • Daily Vocabulary / Daily DBQ (bellringer activities that alternate weekly)

CONTACT INFORMATION – Remind is my preferred point of contact

  • Emily Finch 7th grade Social Studies Teacher
  • Email efinch@caddoschools.org
  • Remind code text @msfincham to 810810