7th Grade History: Ancient Civilizations
Timber Rattler Team
Textbook: World History: Great Civilizations. Published by National Geographic & Cengage Learning.
In addition to the text we will be using many outside primary and secondary sources. Students will have varied instruction including lecture, self-discovery, research, simulation,cooperative and independent assignments with various types of media.
The curriculum for Ancient World History will include:
Unit 1- Growth of Civilizations
Unit 2- Got Democracy?
Unit 3- Rome wasn’t Built in a Day
Unit 4- Ideas in Motion
Unit 5- Wealth Beyond Words
Unit 6- Pillars of an Empire
Unit 7- So you’ve got a Story to Tell
Unit 8- Who turned out the Lights
Unit 9- Why so many Questions?
Students are required to maintain an organized and current notebook. A three-ring binder with pockets or a folder will work best. This notebook will hold their notes, handouts, and class work. The binder can be used for multiple subjects. Students will also be required to have a pen/pencil at all times.
Student grades will be determined on a total point system. Students will receive points for their work. At the end of each grading period, students will receive a final letter grade based on their accumulated average. Letter grades will be assigned based on the school’s grading scale.
I have the following expectations of every student:
- Each student will come to class on time with all necessary materials, a positive attitude, and an open mind.
- Each student will listen to and follow directions when they are given.
- Each student will demonstrate behavior that promotes learning for the entire class, including proper language, body movements, and respect for themselves and all others in the classroom.