Class Requirements
CLASS REQUIREMENTS/INFORMATION
                             

Welcome To 7th Grade Social Studies
    U.S. History II
     Mrs. LoPiccolo
 
Topics of Study:                                            
 * Review of Reconstruction                                                
 * America Moves West                                           
 * The Industrial Age                                            
 * Immigrants and Urban Life                                                   
 * The Progressive Spirit of America
 * America as a World Power
 * World War I
 * The Roaring Twenties
 * The Great Depression
 * World War II

If time permits , other areas of possible study would include :       

Early Years Of Cold War                 The Civil Rights Movement,                                        The Vietnam War Years                  Gulf War, War on Terror

 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS PLEASE GO TO:  http://www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/standard/6/6.pdf

http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy 
 
RULES:
 - Be on time
 - Be prepared
 - Be respectful
 - PUT DOWNS or NEGATIVE ACTIONS (verbal or non-verbal) will not be tolerated! In "our" class, we are one community where EVERYONE is to feel comfortable, safe, and UNITED!
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Remember... "We are more alike, my friends, then we are unalike"


ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL / MISSED ASSIGNMENTS

 - Missed assignments (due to an absence) are the responsibility of the student.
Missed assignments are located in bins in the back of the classroom. Students are given one day for each day of absence to make-up missed assignments.


 
REQUIRED MATERIALS:
 * 3 ring binder (1"- 2") with notebook paper
 * Pen or Pencil
 * Agenda Book 
 * POSITIVE ATTITUDE
 
DISTRICT GRADING POLICY:
                    
   A = 93% - 100%                                           
   B = 85% - 92%                                                                                        
   C = 75% - 84%                                                                                            D = 70% - 74%
   F = Below 70%
 
CLASS GRADE CALCULATION:
Class grade for any given marking period is calculated by the following formula: Test / Projects = 50 % ,  Classwork / Quiz = 30% , Homework =10 %, and
  Class Participation = 10 %.
 
HOMEWORK will be assigned 2 days per week. Assignments are "usually" not graded " individually" , but rather the homework grade is determined by completion of assignment  based on district's rubric. If a homework assignment is to be graded individually, the student will be advised of this and it will be noted on my website. Homework assignments are posted daily on my website. I will enter "NO HOMEWORK" if there are no assignments to avoid confusion. 
 
ASSIGNMENTS / PROJECTS with specific due dates will be subjected to a ten point deduction for each day it is handed in late.

All instructions/requirements for projects will be posted on my web-site. 
EXTRA HELP IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
 
IF THERE IS EVER A QUESTION OR CONCERN, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT :
blopiccolo@barnegatschools.com   or    (609) 698 - 5880 EX. 4110
 
**Be Prepared For The Adventure That Is LoPiccolo's Social Studies
    Class !!! We are going to have an AWESOME Year! ** Mrs. LoPiccolo