8th Grade Social Studies


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8th Grade Social Studies Teachers
A. Louis

Louis, Althea M

Mr. S

Swartzentruber, Don L

Mrs. Barthel

Barthel, Dalila Y


Oneal, Derek M

Important Information!!!!

Save The Date 8th Grade Events 2016‚Äč

Jonesboro Middle School

Eight Grade Social Studies Syllabus


Make this year in Social Studies a SUCCESSFUL one!

Instructor: Mrs. Louis  


We welcome you to the wonderful world of eight grade. We hope this syllabus will assist you and your child toward a better understanding of our Social Studies class procedures and curriculum.


The students will focus on the following Power Concepts per domain:


Homework is a key component of the learning process. Homework is expected to be completed neatly and on time. Please encourage your student to complete all tasks. Students are also encouraged to study their social studies material on a nightly basis.

Social Studies Fair

Social Studies fair will provide a variety of educational experiences.  Students will take notes, write thesis statements, write a research paper and organize a bibliography.


Informal and formative assessment will be administered to monitor and plan a curriculum to meet the needs of students.            

                         Grading Scale


  A                          90  -  100   

  B                          80  -  89     

  C                           71  -  79 

  F                          Below 70


                  Failure is NOT an Option!


Assignment Grade Percents


Class assignments             45% Quiz /                                 15%

Test / Final                         15 %

 Homework                         10% Projects                               15%



Graded Assignments

Class assignments

Morning activities (Class HITS )

Vocabulary Quizzes


Unit test

Notebook spiral checks

Class participation

Group Assignments

Social Studies Fair

Final (end of od the school year)

Make Up Work

It is the student’s responsibility to check for his/her make-up work.  Students will have

 2 days after the date of return to complete and turn in all assignments missed during their absence.

Special Points of Interest

•Eight Grade Standards: Go to Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher at the following email address below if you have any questions. You may also contact us for an appointment during our planning time Monday and Friday at


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Vision and Mission Statement

The Vision of Clayton County Public Schools is to be a district of excellence, preparing ALL students to live and successfully compete in a global society.

The Mission of Clayton County Public Schools is to be accountable to all stakeholders for providing a globally competitive education that empowers students to achieve academic and personal goals and to become college and career ready, productive, responsible citizens.


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