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Mala Panday, Principal 150-91 87th Road

Jennifer Pineda, Assistant Queens, NY 11432


Principal Phone: (718) 725-0402
Fax: (718) 725-0390
www.tywlsqueens.org

TYWLS 7th Grade Social Studies Course Outline for Parents 2016-2017
Course Name: Core Social Studies Credit Value:N/A
Course Code: HSNM7 Prerequisite: N/A
Teacher: Mr. Z. Naqvi Date: 09-13-16
Department: Social Studies

Course Description: Welcome to United States History Part I. Students will be exploring social studies topics
concerning the formation of the U.S. to the break out of the Civil War. All students will be required to conduct
research, type papers, post comments on online discussions via Edmodo, and be creative in preparation for the
8th grade exit project the following year. Students will participate in rigorous activities that involve
defining, analysis, monitoring, and discussion of key concepts of U.S. history. Late homework and
projects will not be accepted, however, there are opportunities for revision. If a student is absent they have one
day to make up the homework. This course will provide the students will the literacy skills that they will need to
take the Common Core ELA assessment, which they will take between March 28thth- 30th 2016.

Units of Study
Native Peoples
European Conquest and Colonization
English Colonial Life
Seeds of Resistance and the American
Revolution
New Nation: Government
Westward Expansion: Jefferson and Jackson
Innovation and Industry
Antebellum America: Slavery as a culture
Sectionalism and the Civil War

Resources: This course will utilize a wide range of resources to meet the needs of all learners. We will
incorporate the use of film excerpts, educational video segments, visual and written primary source documents,
and graphic organizers.

This course will use real-world rigorous activities and assessments including: class discussions, Socratic
Seminars, debates, mock trials, role plays, investigations, simulations, and Common Core expository and
argumentative essays.

Materials:
One-subject spiral notebook with 3 holes (no exceptions)
1 2 pocket folders
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2 Social Studies section in binder or one subject spiral notebook
3 Blue/black pens

Communication: Parents can contact me through Pupil Path or email at znaqvi@tywlsqueens.org

Extra Help: Extra will be available for those who need it. Please feel free to contact me with any concerns.

Attendance Expectations: All students are expected to attend class daily and promptly. Any student who is
absent must provide a signed note from a parent/guardian. Excessive absence and tardiness will lead to a
reduction of the students overall grade for the course, which can lead to failure of the course.

Academic Expectations
All work will be handed in on time
Students will take pride in handing in neat and presentable
work
Work displays understanding of major concepts and history
Students will try their best to achieve the highest possible
grade on all assignments
It is encouraged to ask for help when needed
This classroom will be an environment promoting success
Students will help peers excel through discussion and asking
questions
The Golden Rule should be respected at all times. (Harm no
one in word or deed)

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Category and Criteria Percentage of Grade
Summative Assessments 50
Unit Tests
Performance Tasks
Essays
Research Papers
Mock Regents Exam
Formative Assessments
Checks for understanding, Exit tickets,
Quizzes
Homework
Accuracy and correctness
20
Effort and completion
Evidence of Critical thinking in the 30
Classroom
Productivity in Group work
Contributions to group discussions
Taking initiative to ask questions
Offering counterpoints
Sharing ideas for extension
Frequency of correct answers
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Ability to offer a new perspective
Offering a creative idea

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