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

    Dear Students and Parents,

    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 

    • Map/Geography Skills
    • Ancient Civilization Overview
    • Cultural Migration
    • Religions of the Ancient World
    • Ancient Greece
    • The Rise of Rome


    ** 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 10/30/2018)

    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 on the attached document.
    **8th Graders will be required to write 1,000 words.
    **7th Graders will be required to write 750 words.
    Due dates for the Quarterly Bonus are listed below:
    • 1 st Quarter due date: October 4, 2019
    • 2 nd Quarter due date: December 6, 2019
    • 3 rd Quarter due date: February 28, 2019
    • 4 th Quarter due date: May 8, 2019