7th Grade – Class Syllabus + Day 1

                                  Welcome To Ms. Kincaid’s 7th Grade Social Studies Experience                         

                                  Ms. Kincaid – Unis Middle School 

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                              –      Or Google:  Ms. K’s Social Studies Experience           

Course Description

Seventh Graders will study Eastern Hemisphere (Afroeurasia) and focus on developing the skills necessary to analyze and interpret the world from a geographic, historical, and cultural perspective. Students will develop an understanding of the physical and cultural processes the shape regions and people and cultivate an appreciation of our roles and responsibilities as world citizens. Seventh grade students will additionally study the emergence of major religions in the Eastern Hemisphere, as well as ancient civilizations in this part of the world. Mayan, Aztec, and Incan societies will be addressed this year. Students will also begin to understand government and economic systems, along with principles of financial literacy.

 Rules and Procedures

        • Come to class ON TIME and prepared with an open mind and a willingness to learn.
        • The Golden Rule – Treat others the way you want to be treated.
        • Do not be afraid to make mistakes.
        • Take responsibility for your action and work.
        • Be respectful of each other and the teacher at all time.
        • Raise your hand and wait for permission to speak.
        • Follow directions as given.
        • Refrain from using unacceptable language.
        • Food and drink are not allowed in class unless previously notified by the teacher.
  • Cheating and/plagiarism are unacceptable and strictly prohibited = NO CREDIT!

Grading Policy

 Exit Tickets, informal task, document based writings, and projects count for the majority of the grade. Classwork and  bell work count for a portion of the grade. 

Homework is given when classwork is not completed.  Reading, writing, listening, and speaking will occur daily in class. Students participation and engagement on a daily basis is essential to student success.

 Assignments not completed in class will be required homework and due the next day. Assessments will be given throughout the course of study to determine the individual student’s development, as well as, the effectiveness of the teaching/learning environment. 

Students who are frequently absent miss valuable instructional time, and often struggle in their classes. Therefore, it is important that the student be in class everyday so they do not miss out on the concepts that have been taught that day.

Grading Scale

  A+   97.0      A  93.0       A-   90.0       B+    87.0     B    83.0        B-   80.0   

 C+   77.0      C     73.0     C-    70.0      D+   67.0     D    63.0        D-   60.0  

 E    59.0 and below


A binder, loose leaf paper, dividers or a thick notebook with dividers

Pencils & colored pencils


How To Get Homework Assignment Reminders and Test Schedule


How To Pass Social Studies Class


Why Use Common Core Standards?


Learning Objectives by Chapter:

Teacher Note:

To find text search  [   history alive ancient world chapter ___  pdf   ]

Kincaid’s Class Motto
Today is a day to achieve.
If I work hard, I will succeed.
I can learn! I will learn!
It’s all up to me.
No disrespect or bullying allowed,
Making my school and community proud!

The KINCAID Garden

In my garden I will plant five rows of peas:

       I can count on you for:






Then I will put in four rows of lettuce:

Let us be honest,

Let us have integrity,

Let us be responsible,

Let us be respectful to one another.

Next to them I planted three rows of squash:

Squash gossip,

Squash criticism, and

Squash negativity.

No garden is complete without turnips:

Turn up for class,

Turn up with a smile,

Turn up with ideas and questions

Turn up with determination.

                You can count on me for:

The 5 P’s + 1  (Professionalism)

Adapted from the : Phi Delta Kappa “garden” of principles

Classroom Behavior and Expectations

(details of The 5 P’s)



23 Commentsto 7th Grade – Class Syllabus + Day 1

  1. Hey Ms. Kincaid! I’m in your 6th hour (Jenan Barakat)and today my class missed your hour because of the bullying assembly and we never got to finish our notes to study for the chapter test tomorrow. I wanted to know if we will still be taking it tomorrow or on Friday. But I already got my notes from a friend in a different hour but I am concerned about my other classmates that never got all the notes written down. Anyways reply as soon as possible. Thanks:)

  2. Hi, I’m in your 5th hour and today I was absent and we had a test today In your class. Will I be able to take it tomorrow in class or after school?

  3. hi Mrs. Kincaid I’m in your first hour. Are we going to do that slips that you pass around to each person and we have to do whatever it tells us to do? It was fun!!!

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