Social Studies

Social Studies Remote Learning Plan
March - April 2020
Grades 6-8

  • All class readings, documents, assignments, and materials will be provided via Google Classroom.  Note taking will be student choice. Students can choose to take notes by annotating, bullet points, index cards, etc. The teacher. may request at times, that students use a Cornell Note and at those times, the teacher will provide the template and specific directions on what the student is to include in that Cornell Note.
  • Each week will be broken down into a module.  Each module will cover multiple topics connected to the unit of study. 
  • Students are still responsible for reading all documents provided, and answering the discussion questions provided on Google Classroom.  Each student must log on and respond to five discussion questions which will be counted as a participation grade.  Students may choose to respond with an original thought, or respond to a classmates’ response.  
  • Students will complete two classwork assignments per week.  Classwork will be submitted through Google Classroom.  Responses must be in complete sentences and utilize evidence and justifications when applicable.  Students must submit this work by the assigned due date.  In addition, students will complete a weekly Check for Understanding activity on Thursdays.
  • Students will be responsible for completing one homework assignment per week. This assignment may be tied to a separate reading, video, or document.  Students must submit this work by the assigned due date. 
  • Every week, teachers will be holding “office-hours” on Fridays between 8 A.M and 2 P.M.  Students may set up a video-call, post questions on Google Classroom, or ask questions by email.  Students can still feel free to reach out to their Social Studies teacher at any time.

 

Social Studies Remote Learning Plan
Grade Breakdown

Classwork (60%)

Homework (20%)

Participation (20%)

  • Document Based Question readings
  • Post-Lesson response questions in Text
  • Weekly Check for Understanding questions
  • Assigned video clip responses
  • Various document analysis assignments.
  • Logging on and responding to all five discussion questions for the week.

Staff

Ms. Hawkins: khawkins@ms297.com

Mr. Steinberg: jsteinberg@ms297.com

Mr. Tarnowicz: ttarnowicz@ms297.com

 

A Typical Week During Remote Learning

Monday

Classwork (Module) #1

Students will read excerpts of a textbook or other source and respond to guiding questions/activities related to a particular subject. Classwork will be submitted by the end of day.

Tuesday

Homework (Module) #2

Students will be responsible for completing one homework assignment per week. This assignment may be tied to a separate reading, video, or document.Students must submit this work by the assigned due date.

Wednesday

Classwork (Module) #3

Students will build on and/or continue the work that is done in Monday’s Classwork (Module). Classwork will be submitted by the end of day.

Thursday

Check for Understanding

Students will reflect on their Monday and Wednesday Classwork (Module) to assess their understanding of that week’s material. This will likely be in the form of a writing assignment and/or a Google Form “Quiz” that their Social Studies teacher will post.

Friday

“Office Hours” from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Students may set up a video-call, post questions on Google Classroom, or ask questions by email.Students can still feel free to reach out to their Social Studies teacher at any time.

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