Olympic Middle School

OMS Mission: Ensure academic growth and social responsibility. Serving students in grades 6 and 7 in Shelton School District. Graduation Matters Shelton

Washington State History

Mr. Goodale   
Grade Level: 7

I am very excited for all that we will be learning in 7th grade Washington State History this semester. In this class we will be exploring topics which include; the Natural Environment of Washington, Coastal and Plateau Indians, Sea and Land Explores, Early Missionaries and Pioneers, Statehood Era, State Government, The Progressive Era and the Twenties, The Great Depression and World War II and much more. One resource we will use is titled: Washington a State of Contrasts. The text describes the close interrelationship between nature and humans in the development of the state through a chronology of historical events.
Turning in work:  It is important for students to make every effort to stay caught up in class.  It is the student’s responsibility to get the work they have missed when they are absent. All assignments will be posted in the classroom. Students may ask any clarifying questions during the entry task on the day they return to school or before/after school.  Sometimes it is not possible to complete an assignment without the in-class instruction.  In that case, an alternative assignment will be given.
Some assignments will span several days or even weeks.  The original deadline given will be the deadline for all students even if they are absent during the time we worked on the project. 
Assignment posting:  Please check the schools’ website (www.sheltonschools.org/oms/) for weekly assignment posting.
Behavior Expectations:  We will discuss specific behavior expectations as a class.  In general, I trust that you will be responsible for your actions and behave in ways that help create a positive learning environment for everyone.  We will be using the POWER standards at OMS as well as CPR (make good CHOICES solve PROBLEMS, show RESPECT).  Please refer to the Student Handbook for more information.
Materials needed for class: spiral notebook (70 pages), pencils, notebook paper, colored pencils, and glue stick
Ron Goodale
(360) 462- 6671 ext. 14325

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