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    Week 6 at a Glance Link: Week 6
     
     
    8th Grade Orientation link:                                                                         Mrs. Jackson
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    Hello and welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies at CCMS!                  

     

                                                        Ms. Kim Jackson

    Call/Text: 252-285-5478

    Email: kjackson@currituck.k12.nc.us

     -- Google Classroom Information has been sent to student emails. Please contact me if you need the code.

    -- REMIND is an app that I use especially for parents. Below are the codes for your student's specific class. 

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    Welcome to my webpage. My name is Mrs. Kim Jackson and I am a native "Currituckian" and a product of Currituck County Schools. I currently teach 8th Grade Social Studies at CCMS. 

    To let you know a little about myself, I am a 1990 graduate of Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. I also earned my National Board Certification in 2003 & renewed in 2013. I have been teaching for the past thirty years with twenty-eight of those years teaching 8th grade Social Studies right here in Currituck County. 

    I hope you are looking forward to a great school year! Whether we are face to face or remote, I look forward getting to know you and working together. We will have a lot of fun as we learn about NC/US History. So get ready to work hard and learn lots about our great state and nation!!
                                       
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    Planned pacing guide:

    1st Nine Weeks: NC Geography, Native Americans, Exploration, Colonization

    2nd Nine Weeks: Road to Revolution, Revolutionary War, Founding our Country/Constitutional Period, War of 1812

    3rd Nine Weeks: Early Industrial Revolution, the US Expands, NC Asleep & Awake, Slavery/Pre-Civil War, Civil War

    4th Nine Weeks: Reconstruction Era, Age of Industry, US as a World Power, WWI, WWII, Cold War, Modern Era

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    Dear Student & Family Members,

    Welcome to the eighth grade! I am looking forward to working with you this year. As an educator, I believe that Social Studies can be enjoyable and is especially helpful in preparing students for their lives as an adult. Therefore, I expect students to take their work seriously and to give their best effort.

     

    Curriculum: We will be studying US history and NC’s role in how our country has developed into the nation that we are today. Some of our work will be individual but I also enjoy discussions (which we can still do remotely!) and working in groups (which we will do when we get back to school or I figure out some new technical trick!). Therefore, students should give their best work, a positive attitude, and a strong effort at ALL times so that we can make learning about the past fun.

     

    Student Work: During the course of each nine weeks, students will have a variety of activities and work products which will make up their grade point averages. Whether we are at school or working remotely, expect to THINK!!

    While working remotely, expect to do activities that require you to give your opinion of what you learn A LOT so I can get to know you better!! When we return to school, students and parents can expect some type of out of class assignment THREE TIMES PER WEEK.  I typically do not give work over weekends because I feel that we all need time to relax and enjoy life.

    GOOGLE CLASSROOM: We will be utilizing this online tool to organize our classroom activities. Parents, if you would like to join this, please provide your email to Ms. Jackson, but know that you can log in as your child to completely see what your child is doing and what they are actually completing/turning in. I strongly believe that Parent/Student/Teacher is a strong partnership for a student to achieve success and I VALUE your communication and interaction with me in the best interest of your child. 

    Absences: When working remotely, I will record each day's lesson and that video and all classwork will be posted on Google Classroom. When we are face to face at school and a student is absent, they will get all make up work from their class bin with a brief description of what needs to be done attached to their missing work.

    Notebooks:  Please purchase a notebook of at least 100 pages for my class. I prefer the ones that have the plastic cover (more durable) because it will last the whole school year. (Some students have used a binder in the past but they don't typically work well because students lose things or the papers tear out. We will use this ALL year so I really want to keep everything in there.) 

    While working remotely, I encourage students to have a notebook for social studies. Typically, we use it daily in class. I am still working to figure out how I will use it during this first nine weeks at home, BUT I know we will have activities that you might want to actually write on paper. At school, student notebooks are kept on the shelf in my classroom unless a student chooses to take their notebook home overnight for studying. (Most students will only bring them home to prepare for tests and quizzes because they really need them most at school.)

    Chromebooks: Students will use their chromebooks OFTEN...remind them to keep them charged.

     

    Parents & family members, please feel free to contact me at school (453-2171, ext. 4039), call/text (252) 285-5478 or through my e-mail address (kjackson@currituck.k12.nc.us), or GOOGLE CLASSROOM with any questions or concerns that you should have concerning my class. I look forward to working together in the best interest of your child.

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Kim Jackson

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Last Modified on September 30, 2020