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    Mr. Sakmar   
    8th Grade U.S History/ 7th Grade Ancient Civilization
    (814) 487-7613 ext. 6208


    Dear Students and Parents,

    I am currently in the process of uploading some material for students, in both of my 7th and 8th grade classes, on their GOOGLE CLASSROOMS.  This should be up within the next few days and enable students to look back and reflect on the materaial that we have learned thus far.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me at the address above.

    The link provided contains the Continuity of Education Plan Letter to see how the Forest Hills School District is going to assist our students during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

    I encourage all students to log-in and look over the review material within these next few days/weeks.

    Stay safe,

    Mr. Sakmar


    Welcome to Mr. Sakmar's U.S. History class!  I’m excited about the opportunity to get to know you, and I’m looking forward to a happy and productive school year.
    Curriculum areas we will focus on this year include the following:

    8th Grade

    • Colonization of America
    • Creating A Nation
    • Revolutionary War
    • Establishing Our Country
    • U.S. Expansion
    • Road to the American Civil War                


    7th Grade 

    • Civics Semester (18 Weeks):

      This course will provide students with a basic understanding of civic life, politics, government, and an introduction to the history of our government’s foundation and development in our country.

    • Geography Semester (18 Weeks):

      This course will provide students with an introduction/foundation in the study of geography and the physical characteristics of the Earth.  Topics will cover climate, weather patterns, landforms, soils, vegetation, water usage, and the five components of geography. 

    ** Students will be given the opportunity to work with Chromebooks during their time in this class.  All rules are regulations regarding technology will be followed as stated in the student handbook.  Students that fail to follow the rules and regulations stated in the handbook will be subjected to disciplinary action.  Students may bring their own headphones as some lessons will require the use of sound and video.**


    Class Rules


       Students will show respect to teachers, peers, and visitors at all times.

    2.  Be PREPARED

       Students will be properly prepared for class with books, assignments, etc.

    3.  Be ON TIME

       Students will be in class and seated when the bell rings.

    Class Expectations

    1.  YOU are responsible for any missed work.

    2.  Raise your hand to participate in class.

    3.  Use the restroom before or after class.

    Basis of Grade

    1.  Tests

    2.  Quizzes

    3.  Projects

    4.  Homework/Classwork Assignments

    Bonus (effective 1/15/2020)

    All students will have the opportunity to earn extra bonus points on tests, review games, and the 5% Bonus at the end of each quarter.  There are specific instructions about the 5% Bonus outlined in the, "5% Bonus" section on the left side of this web-page.