W. B. Travis Social Studies
5th grade American History
TRAVIS MISSION STATEMENT
To Create a Community of Learners, Striving for Excellence
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Conference time: 10:10 to 10:50 by appointment only.
The following Social Studies objectives for American History will be covered during the 2017-1018 school year.
Citizenship - Our national identity and participation in the democratic process; leadership in a constitutional republic and the fundamental rights of American citizens as guaranteed in the Bill of Rights and other amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
Culture – Understand the contributions of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups to the United States
Economics - Understand basic economic concepts.
Geography - Use basic geographic tools and concepts and how geographic factors that influence people’s lives.
Government - understands the major concepts of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
History - Understands the effects of the European colonization, conflict between the American colonies and Great Britain, and changes that occurred in the United States.
Social Studies Skills - Use problem-solving and decision-making skills, while working independently or with others, in a variety of situations.
Textbook – My World Social Studies; Building Our Nation – Until further notice this book is to stay at home and will be used for homework reading only. Homework will be listed on the classroom board on a daily bases.
Daily Classroom Materials: Students will bring a pencil, Social Studies Journal and Daily Planner to class.
Grading Policy: Late work will be accepted with a 10 point deduction per day late up to three school days. After three school days, late work is not accepted.
Testing Policy: There will be a minimum of two tests given each six-week period. Tests will be announced will in advance in class. Quizzes or Pop Tests are not actual tests and will only count as a daily grade. Any student who scores below 70% may request a retest.
Project: Every six-week period each student will have a project to complete. The project bounds will vary from six-weeks to six-weeks. Information on projects will be posted on my Website.
Tutorials: Tutorial studies are offered Tuesday through Thursday before and after school by appointment.
Students will be respectful to all others in the classroom.
Students will be prepared for class with appropriate supplies.
Students will not bring backpacks to class.
Personal electronics will not be out during class without permission.
Mr.Jowell Peden .
For this six-week project the student has two choices:
Choice #1 is a research paper over a historic figure from past from the first people to set foot on American soil through present days.
Outstanding Work Good work Needs Improvement
3 pages typed 2 pages typed 1 page hand written
Single spaced double spaced Spacing not uniform
12 or 14 font 12 or 14 font N/A
Well written no Well written few Numerous
misspelled words misspelled words misspelled words
Well-arranged Meaningful Hard to understand
Immaculate paper Neat paper Messy paper
Choice #2 - a model of an American landmark or of an event that took place before the the War of 1812.
Rubric to follow.