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

Christine Mankes
CMS Social Studies Department

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.  

Important Information

Grades will be posted to the Infinite Campus Portal. Please click HERE to access the portal.


This website serves as an additional resource for information about our class and our team.  However, there may be occasions where it may not be up to date.  Students are responsible for assignments and announcements given in class and should be updating their agendas in class every day.
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