Course Syllabus

syllabus 7th grade social studies a



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Course Description

Geography equips students with the knowledge and skills to interpret the world in which they live; recognize the responsibilities they have in relation to other people, the environment, and the long-term sustainability of the planet; and make sense of a complex and changing world.

In Part A, you will examine three continents:  Europe, as well as North and South America. Geographic features, social and cultural attributes, government systems, and economic resources will be studied for each region.  In addition, you will use mapping skills to locate some of the 195 countries in the world today.

Required Materials

No textbook is needed for this course. A headset may be beneficial when watching videos.


You are required to take two exams for this course. 


Your final grade will be based on the number of points you earn on assignments and exams.  Points are earned in the following manner:

Sources Available Points
Quizzes 60
Writing Assignments 30
Projects 60
Exams 90
Total Points Possible 240

The following grading scale will be utilized:

Grading Scale
Grade Percentage
A 90–100
B 80–89
C 70–79
D 60–69
F 0–59

After completing the course, unofficial transcripts will be available in the Tiger Portal. See this page for information on requesting official transcripts. 

Canvas and Technical Support - middle school

Canvas is the where course content, grades, and communication will reside for this course.

Technical Requirements

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Course Summary:

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