Welcome to 7th Grade Social Studies
I am a historian, writer as well as a history teacher and history nut. When not doing all of that I spend my time at the Museum of the Waxhaws or designing historical clothing. This will be my 18th year here at Union Academy and in addition to my teaching degree, I have a BA in History with a minor in Geography, a BFA in Design and Architecture with a minor in Cultural History and a MA in History. I attended Converse College, Rowan University and the American Military University. You could say I really love history and I love to share that love with students.
I also manage "Angus Charles History Dog" across social media (check us out on Facebook and Instagram at present) which promotes history and historical preservation as well as promoting historical sites.
What's Coming up and Due
Monday -- Lesson 4B -- don’t forget to have your rough draft turned in by Wednesday
Tuesday -- Lesson 5
Wednesday -- Lesson 6, Season Essay Draft Due and Zoom calls by class period
Thursday -- Lesson 7
Season Essay Due July 10th
Remember to watch for your daily attendance emails starting July 27th. It is very important these get filled out, especially for the first 20 days of school.
This link is for My Homeroom only (same group that is in my 3rd Period), but please make sure that you are sending in your attendance for whichever teacher you have.
- Important reminder to Parents and Students
When going to Canvas to do an assignment, have students click on "Modules" rather than on the other categories -- this will show them all the assignments at one time
What do the numbers mean on my assignments -- such as "2.2 classwork" The first number is the unit number and the second number is the lesson number -- it might also include the category. So -- this is Unit 2, Lesson 2 and it is a classwork grade.
This year UA will be utilizing Canvas as a means of communication, course work, and a variety of other purposes. Please see the links below for more information.
Students: Access our Canvas classroom information through the below link.
Instructions for you to access Canvas
Video link with instructions for parents
What observers can view and do in the course
General Policies And Grading Scale
Any assignment that scores lower than an 80 can be corrected or redone for a new grade. Please email me if you have questions
Grading Scale for the First Quarter of 2020
Tests -- 35%
Portfolio Pieces -- 40%
Classwork -- 25%