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    Supplies Needed for 2019-2020 

    8th Grade:

    3 ring binder (preferably a seperate one for SS) with 10 tabs

    loose leaf paper


    (other materials may be required throughout the year)

    12th Grade: (Econ)

    1 subject notebook

    loose leaf paper


    (other materials may be required throughout the year)





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    8th Grade Social Studies Syllabus


    Social Studies Grade 8

    Mr. Bochette

    Rm. 110, Cambridge Central School

    Voicemail x1591


    Class Description: The Social Studies course in the eighth grade in a continuation of the American History taught in seventh grade.  This class will begin around the American Civil War and look at American History until the present time including current events.  We will also study the government of the United States of America, geography of the United States and the world, and economics. Throughout this class students will be actively involved in the study of the above-mentioned areas.  Students will complete research-based projects, create presentations for the class, keep an organized notebook, and take tests and quizzes.


    Class Policy:


    Homework/Assignments: All homework and assignments must be completed by the due date given.  In the event of an absence from school on the date an assignment is due, the student must hand in that assignment/ homework upon their return to school.  If a student is absent from class but in school on the day an assignment is due, it is expected that the assignment still be handed in on the due date. If an assignment is late, points will be deducted from the grade based upon the total number of points the assignment is worth.  In most cases, 1 points per day late (homework assignments are usually graded out of 5 points) or 10 points on assignments of 100 points, up until 3 days late. After the third day the assignment will be given a zero.  Students may speak to the teacher prior to the due date if circumstances prevent the student from finishing the assignment on time.  The teacher will use his discretion in determining whether an extension will be given.


    Attendance: The school attendance policy is in effect in this class.  It is expected that when you are in school you will be in this class.  If you are not in class, the school’s discipline code will be used to determine the consequences.  If you miss an assignment’s due date by missing class, see the homework/assignment section of this sheet for policy.

    Grading:  All students will be graded on a basis of homework, quizzes, tests, and special projects (such as papers and presentations).

    • Students are expected to complete all homework assignments that are assigned by the teacher.  The teacher will assign these assignments in class and will give the students a due date for them. (If no due date is specified the homework will be due at the beginning of the next class meeting.  Homework should be completed and handed in neatly.

    Grading contd.:


    • Students will be expected to keep a neat and organized notebook/binder. (A separate binder is recommended for Social Studies because they will be collected periodically for grading)  This binder should contain all notes given by the instructor in class and any materials that the teacher distributes and directs the students to keep. The binder should have clearly labeled sections for notes and handouts.  The date that the notes/handouts were received should be clearly marked on the note/handouts. If a student is absent it is their responsibility to get the notes or handout for the day they missed. They may ask the teacher for the material they missed. (Notes or handouts should not be photocopied from another student without permission from the teacher)


    -    Quizzes will be given periodically throughout the year.


    • Tests will be given at the end of each unit.  The tests will vary in format but

    will usually consist of multiple choice and short answer questions              


               - Students will also be assigned special projects such as papers and/or              

                      presentations. The grading of these projects will be given when the project is

                      assigned based upon the project’s requirements.


    The grading policy is as followed:


    Tests 50%

    Quizzes 20%

    Projects/papers 20%

    Homework 10%

    Discipline:  All school policies apply to this classroom.  In addition students must always have their textbook, notebook, and a writing utensil.  Everyone will treat all people in the classroom, with respect, at all times.



    12th Grade Pol/Econ Syllabus 



    Social Studies 12 Syllabus

    Mr. Bochette

    Room 110

    677-8527 ext. 1591


    Course Description


    The main focus of the 12th Grade Social Studies will be on Economics and Politics. This course is designed to expose you to a variety of topics. Many topics will be listed in this syllabus but others are unpredictable because current events issues will be examined throughout the school year as well. Topics in Economics include issues such as choices and decision-making, comparing economic systems, business organizations, supply and demand, prices, competition, the role of the government in economics, employment, labor, wages, taxation, government spending, money and banking. Our study of Politics will focus on a comparison of political systems and an examination of a variety of topics such as education, the environment, poverty, social issues, prejudice and intolerance, and current events. Exploring these issues will help you to develop your own political views. Ultimately, you will find that economic and politics have a direct impact on your lives in many ways.


    Community Service


    In order to be granted credit for 12th grade Social Studies you will be required to complete 32 hours of community service. You will have until May 9th to complete this requirement. However, it is my recommendation that you start as soon as possible. More information will soon be available to you on this topic.


    How Class Will Be Structured


    You will be involved in a variety of activities in this class from traditional note-taking and listening to lectures, to small group and class discussion, visits to the computer lab and library for research, projects, group and/or individual presentations, reading assignments, writing assignments, and other activities.




    Because we inevitably will encounter many controversial issues in this class, it is crucial that all students participate by listening to one another and showing respect for the opinions of others. Critical thinking involves a thorough examination of facts, details, and viewpoints. Think critically, but do not criticize or put others down! This classroom is a place where students should feel comfortable expressing ideas. Showing tolerance and respect for the views of others is essential. Attendance and participation in assignments and discussion are crucial to your success in this class. It is your responsibility to contact me for work if you are absent. If you begin to fall behind, you must see me about finding a way to get caught up. Respect and responsibility are key to your success in this class.


    Extra Help/Questions

    Please feel free to see me for extra help if needed, do not hesitate to see me if you have any questions or concerns. Please notify me in advance if you plan on staying after with me, if you show up 9th period the day you want to stay I may not be available.



    All students will need a folder/binder, notebook and writing utensil.


    Grading Policy:


    Tests = 40%

    Homework = 10%

    Quizzes = 10%

    Projects/Essays = 40%