Ms. Flowers 7th Grade World History Course Syllabus

    Email: mflowerswilson@fcusd.org

    Course Description: This course provides a general overview of the medieval and early modern periods of history and provides students with opportunities to study the rise and fall of empires, as well as significant movements of people, ideas, and products. During these periods, the regions of the world became more and more interconnected.

    Course Work: The majority of your coursework will be either on paper or digital through Google Classroom. Students will need to bring their chromebook, charged, daily in order to participate fully in class. Students will complete a variety of tasks, such as Visual Vocabulary, mapping and geography review, document analysis, CLOZE notes, annotation, and a variety of projects to show students’ understanding.

    The year will be divided into the following units:

    Unit 1 - The World in 300 CE

    Unit 2 - Rome, Christendom, and Byzantium

    Unit 3 - The World of Islam and South Asia

    Unit 4 - West Africa 900-1600

    Unit 5 - East Asia, China and Japan

    Unit 6 - The Americas 300-1490 

    Unit 7 - Medieval Europe

    Unit 8 - Impact of Ideas

    Unit 9 - Global Convergence

    Supply List:

    Recommended Supplies:  Two pocket folders (plastic, two different colors),colored pencils, a pink,green, blue, and yellow highlighter,  pencils, blue or black pens, college ruled spiral notebook (you will need more than one throughout the year),glue sticks (not liquid), scissors, markers, and personal pencil sharpener.

    My Wish list: I am always in need of white paper, Clorox wipes, and Kleenex. Any donations would be greatly appreciated but are never required. Your greatest gift to the classroom is to support your student in their learning. 

    Assessments and Grades: Students will be evaluated on their ability to recall, explain, and evaluate the materials presented. Much of the ‘Practice’ category of weighted grades will be contained in the student’s binder or in Google Classroom. Each unit will be graded independently, though all units in one semester will be combined for a final semester grade. The grades listed in Google Classroom will not reflect a student’s grade accurately, and instead only grades listed in Powerschool are to be factored in.


    Overall grades will be based on a combination of the following work: 

    •  30% Practice: Includes daily classwork and homework, vocabulary
    • 70% Assessment: Includes papers and projects. 

    Grades will be updated regularly and viewable on PowerSchool.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns. It is recommended that all work for each semester be kept until grades have been received. If assignments are saved, then proof of all assignment scores are available to you in case a mistake is found on PowerSchool.

    ReDos: Summative assessments can be redone for up to full credit. Before I will allow a summative assignment to be redone, all practice must be turned in for that unit.

    Movie Clips: Movies are occasionally shown in class. All movies are PG, PG 13 or G. Movies that are PG or PG 13 are due to moderate violence during wars and a few inappropriate words. A signature at the bottom of the Course Expectations allows your child to view the movies.

    Homework Policy:  Homework is due the day after it is assigned unless otherwise noted. When students are absent from school, they are responsible to get the assignments from their teacher. The student will have to complete the work in a timely manner, as determined by the teacher, to make up for any missing work. Missing and late work will require students to also submit a late work form in Google Classroom. 

    Academic Honesty:  All work should be your work alone, unless collaboration is required in an assignment. Any assignment that is proven to be the work of anyone other than the student will be given a zero. This includes information taken directly from the internet and not cited as such. 

    Class Rules: 

    1. Be PRESENT:Be in your seat, ready to work when the bell rings. Be on task and not distracted by technology.
    2. Be POSITIVE: Be kind to yourself and to others. Use positive language and treat others with respect and compassion. 
    3. Be PRODUCTIVE: Participate, complete classwork and summative assessments (projects), ask questions, and do your best each and every day. 

    Results of Poor Decisions that Affect the Greater Good: 

    1. Verbal warning
    2. 2nd verbal warning with parent contact
    3. Detention (with parent contact)
    4. Discipline referral to principal
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    Pencils, scotch tape, colored pencils, colored pens, pink, green, blue and yellow highlighters, glue sticks (not liquid), scissors, electric pencil sharpener, tape dispenser, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, whiteboard markers, sticky notes, appropriate, used magazines, colored paper, and spiral notebooks. Your best way to support our classroom, and your student, is to talk to them about what they are learning, how they are feeling and check PowerSchool regularly. Thank you for your partnership!


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