Welcome to Mr. Cordero's 8th Grade Social Studies Class!
This will be my 13th school year teaching at Reynolds Middle School.
I enjoy helping my 8th graders sharpen their historical
thinking skills that will be necessary for success next year!
I look forward to meeting all of you!
Classroom Philosophy / Expectations
Our class is a community of learners.
When one of us succeeds, we all succeed.
We will respect each other's time, property, and opinions.
We will celebrate each other's accomplishments.
We will grow together throughout the semester.
We will work hard each and every day to achieve our goals.
When we need help, we will ask our teachers for assistance.
We will always try our best!
US History I (1754 - 1877)
Unit 1 (Revolution) September 17 - October 1
Topics covered: French and Indian War, American Revolution, Revolutionary War
~1754 - 1783
Unit 2 (New Nation) October 4 - November 8
Topics covered: Constitution, Washington's Administration, Adams' Administration
~1783 - 1800 (heavy emphasis on the Constitution & Bill of Rights)
Unit 3 (Expanding Nation) November 15 - December 17
Topics covered: Jefferson Administration, Industrial Revolution, Westward Expansion
~1783 - 1850
Unit 4 (House Divided) December 20 - January 28
Topics covered: Civil War (causes, effects, battles) and Reconstruction
~1850 - 1877
History Skills: critical reading, analyzing primary/secondary sources, selecting appropriate text-based evidence, writing
*This schedule is subject to change. Students/families will be made aware of changes to the schedule.
50% Summatives (minimum 3 per M.P.) - tests, major projects, essays
40% Formatives (minimum 5 per M.P.) - quizzes, mini projects, exit slips (on occasion)
10% Independent Practice (minimum 5 per M.P.) - classwork, homework, small assignments
STUDENTS: see me if you have any questions about how to calculate your average.
PARENTS: please email me if you have any questions about grades.
Please visit your child's PowerSchool Portal to view all upcoming due dates for assessments, projects, and homework.
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