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Welcome to 7th grade Social Studies with Mrs. Mankes!

Weekly Assignments

3/11/2020
Madison Intro
HW: work on project - due next Friday 3/20!
Current Events Group 3 presenting Friday! 
 
3/10/2020 
Jefferson and the Embargo Act
HW: work on project - due next Friday 3/20!
Current Events Group 3 presenting Friday!  
 
3/9/2020 
Jefferson and the Barbary Wars 
Current Events Group 3 presenting Friday!  
 
 
3/5/2020
Continue research for Lewis and Clark project
 HW: Current Events group 2 (water-themed articles) presenting TOMORROW!
 
3/4/2020
Continue research for Lewis and Clark project
 HW: Current Events group 2 (water-themed articles) presenting FRIDAY!  
 
3/3/2020
Research for Lewis and Clark project 
 HW: Current Events group 2 (water-themed articles) presenting FRIDAY!  
 
3/2/2020
Introduce Lewis and Clark project!
HW: parent signature, project choice, partner/no partner... due tomorrow! 
2/26/20
Jefferson's Domestic Policy
HW: Typed DBQ essay due Friday
Current Events Group 1 presenting Friday!
2/25/20
Intro Jefferson unit / Election of 1800
HW: Typed DBQ essay due Friday
Current Events Group 1 presenting Friday! 
 
2/24/20 - Welcome back!
Last day in-class DBQ essay
HW: revise/edit essay, typed copy due Friday!
Current Events Group 1 presenting Friday!
Clean out binder 
 
2/14/20
 Federalist DBQ
No HW 
 
2/13/20
Federalist DBQ
No HW 
 
2/12/20
Federalist DBQ 
No HW 
 
2/11/20
Federalist Test today!
No homework 
 
2/10/20 
 Review for test!
Extra help 7:15 am
HW: study 
 
2/7/2020
The XYZ Affair (Adams' Foreign Policy)
HW: STUDY FOR UNIT TEST ON TUESDAY!
EXTRA HELP MONDAY MORNING AT 7:20!
 
2/6/2020 
 John Adams Domestic Policy (Alien and Sedition Acts)
HW: Study for unit test
 
2/5/2020 
The Electoral College
HW: Study for unit test 
 
2/4/2020
 The first political parties (continued)
HW: Electoral College handout due tomorrow!
Unit test: 2/11/2020 
 
2/3/2020 
The first political parties
HW: Electoral College handout due Wednesday!
Unit test: 2/11/2020 
 
 
1/28/2020
Washington's Domestic Policy
HW: vocab terms 9-16 
Soup-er Bowl! 
 
1/27/2020 
Leadership/Intro George Washington
HW: vocab terms 1-8
Soup-er Bowl starts today! 
1/23/2020
Constitution Test today!
HW: None!  Have a great weekend! 
 
1/22/2020
Bill of Rights (I <3 Amendment...) 
HW: study for unit test this Friday!
Extra help tomorrow morning! 
 
1/21/2020
The Bill of Rights 
HW: study for unit test this Friday! 
 
1/16/2020
How a Bill Becomes a Law 
HW: Study for vocab quiz (terms 13-24) tomorrow!  
Plan ahead: Unit test Friday 1/24/2020 
 
1/15/2020
Federalism 
HW: Study for vocab quiz (terms 13-24) Friday! 
Plan ahead: Unit test Friday 1/24/2020 
 
1/14/2020 
Checks and Balances
HW: Study for vocab quiz (terms 13-24) Friday! 
Plan ahead: Unit test Friday 1/24/2020
 
1/13/2020
Separation of Powers
HW: Study for vocab quiz (terms 13-24) Friday!
Plan ahead: Unit test Friday 1/24/2020
 
1/8/2020
Great Compromise
HW: Study for vocab quiz (terms 1-12 only) tomorrow!
Current Events Group 5 presenting Friday! 
 
1/7/2020
Constitutional Convention
HW: Study for vocab quiz (terms 1-12 only) on Thurs. 
Current Events Group 5 presenting Friday! 
 
1/6/2020 
Introduce Constitution Unit
HW: Shays Rebellion handout due tomorrow!
Vocab quiz Thurs. 1/9/2020 
 
1/2/2020
Happy new year!  Welcome back!
HW: Current Events group 4 presentations tomorrow! 
 
12/20
Wishing all of our students a wonderful vacation and a happy and healthy new year!  
 
12/17
Begin American Revolution webquest
HW: DIARY PROJECT DUE TOMORROW!  THIS IS 20% OF YOUR 2ND QUARTER AVERAGE!!! 
 
12/16
Strengths and weaknesses of the colonists and the British
HW: work on diary project!  It is due Wednesday! 
 
 
12/13
Declaration of Independence
HW: finish Dec of Indep diary entry (entry #3)
work on diary cover, proofread all entries
 
12/12
Declaration of Independence
HW: finish intro entry; proofread other diary entries
 
12/11
TEST TODAY!
HW: work on introduction entry for project 
 
12/10
Review for test
HW: study for test! 
Extra help tomorrow morning at 7:20 
 
12/9
Battles of Lexington and Concord
HW:  study for unit test!
 
12/4
Boston Tea Party reactions  (Coercive/Intolerable Acts, First Contl Congress)
HW: Study for vocab quiz TOMORROW! 
 
Plan ahead: Current Events Group 3 presenting Friday!
Coercive/Intolerable diary entry due Friday!
Unit test 12/11
Diary due 12/18 
 
12/3
The Boston Massacre; begin working on project diary entry #1
HW: Finish Boston Massacre diary entry
Vocab quiz 12/5
Current Events group 3 presenting 12/6 
 
12/2
Introduce 2nd MP Project: American Revolution Diary
Create Colonial I.D. tag
HW: Get parent signature on project packet - due tomorrow!
Vote for team color! (Link on my website under "Team Information"? 
Study for vocab quiz 12/5
Current Events Group 3 presenting Friday 12/6 
 
11/27
Current Events Group 2 Presentations TODAY!
HW:  Happy Thanksgiving!
Plan ahead: Vocab quiz 12/5
                      Unit test 12/11 
 
11/26
Effects of French and Indian War; Choosing sides: Patriots and Loyalists
HW: Current Events group 2 presenting tomorrow! 
 
11/25
French and Indian War 
HW: none (except current events group 2) 
 
11/19
Thirteen Colonies DBQ
HW: none 
 
11/18
Thirteen Colonies DBQ
HW: none
 
11/15
Introduce 2nd MP Current Events assignment; Begin document questions Thirteen Colonies DBQ
HW: Check your family calendar to sign up for Current Events presentation date!
Vote for our team name! (See link at the top right of my website!)
 
11/14
TEST TODAY!
HW: Please print out your Columbus essay (hero or villain?) and bring it to class tomorrow.  You typed this in class two weeks ago, but you need to print a copy of it to keep in your writing folder.  
 
11/13
Review for test tomorrow!
HW: STUDY!!!! 
 
11/12
Finish Middle Colonies Station Activity
HW: Study for Thirteen Colonies Unit Test
AM extra help tomorrow! 
 
11/11
Veterans Day!
No School today
HW: Study for Thirteen Colonies Unit Test
 
11/8
Middle Colonies Station Activity
HW: Study for Thirteen Colonies Unit Test 
 
11/7
Vocab quiz today!  Veterans Day lesson
HW: Finish New England-Southern Colonies venn diagram.  Due tomorrow!
 
11/6
New England Colonies
HW: Study for Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow!!! 
 
11/4
Plymouth Settlement
HW: Study for Vocabulary Quiz Thursday!
 
10/30
Southern Colonies
HW: Support Our Troops Donation Drive ends Friday!  (See link under "Team Information" for list of items!)
Vocab quiz next Thurs. 11/7 (last grade of the 2nd marking period!)
 
10/28
Introduce Thirteen Colonies Unit / vocab / map work
HW:  Finish Roanoke History Mystery handout
Spirit Leader / team name / logo deadline extended to Wed.
Support Our Troops week donation drive begins today!
 
 
10/22
Unit test today!
HW: Spirit leader paragraph due Friday!
Team name/logo design due Friday!
 
10/21
Review for test tomorrow!
HW: study for test 
extra help tmrw morning at 7:20 in D-21
 
10/17
Quiz and Dutch Exploration
HW: Study Guide Topics for Review (#1 a-f and #2 a-c)
Test next Tuesday 10/22
 
10/16
French Exploration in the Americas
HW: Study for vocab quiz TOMORROW!
 
 10/15
Spanish Exploration in the Americas
HW: study for vocab quiz this Thurs. 10/17 
 
 
10/11
Columubus: Hero or villain?
HW: study for vocab quiz next Thurs. 10/17 
 
10/10 
Columbus: Hero or villain? 
HW: None
 
10/8 
Road Trip project gallery walk and reflection today!
HW: None 
 
10/7 
Columbian Exchange
HW: ROAD TRIP PROJECT DUE TOMORROW!  
 
10/4
Encounter (book and illustration analysis)
HW: work on project - due next Tuesday 10/8! 
 
10/3
Causes of Exploration
HW: work on project - due next Tuesday 10/8!  
 
10/2
Intro European Exploration unit
HW: work on project - due next Tuesday 10/8! 
 
9/24/19 
Extra help today!  (7:20 am) 
Native Americans today (source analysis)
HW: map review packet due tomorrow
Study for unit test on Thursday
 
9/23/19
Finish Iroquois Webquest
HW: study for unit test 
 
9/19/19 
Iroquois Confederacy
HW: Work on Road Trip Project 
 
9/18/19 
Iroquois Creation Myth
HW: Study for vocab quiz Thursday
Extra Help tomorrow morning at 7:20
 
9/17/19
Constitution Day!  Decoding the Preamble to the Constitution
HW: Study for vocab quiz Thursday
Work on Road Trip Project 
 
9/16/19
First People in North America; Native American Culture Groups
HW: Study for vocab quiz Thursday
Work on Road Trip project 
 
9/12/19
Introduce Road Trip Project
HW: none 
 
9/11/19
September 11th Lesson
HW: Night of Reflection at Commack High School @ 6:30pm 
 
9/10/19
Continue work on Current Events case study (Kiribati); map study
HW: finish labeling maps; wear RED, WHITE and BLUE tomorrow!
 
9/9/19
Intro Geography unit; Current Events case study (Kiribati)
HW: none  
 
9/6/19
Complete station activities
HW: Parent signature on class newsletter (due Monday!) 
Student information sheet due Monday! 
 
HW: none 
 
9/5/19 
Continue station activities 
 HW: none
 
9/4/19
Welcome back!
Introduction and begin station activities
HW: none
HW: Study for vocab quiz (terms 13-24) Friday! 
HW: work on project - due next Friday 3/20!

Class Information

Major topics that we will study this year include geography and the First Americans, Exploration and Colonization, the American Revolution, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the domestic and foreign policies of Presidents Washington — Lincoln,  the growth of industry, reformers, slavery, Westward Expansion and the American  Civil War. 

Grading Breakdown


The CMS Social Studies Department Grading Breakdown is as follows:
 
 Tests and quizzes 50 %
 Homework 25 %
 Projects  *** 20 % 
 Participation/preparedness    5 %
 
*** There is no project for the 4th quarter because we will be taking a final exam.  For 4th quarter, the other categories are weighted slightly heavier.  

Extra Credit Assignment Due 2/7/2020

2nd Quarter Project Due 12/18

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