• Name: Dennis Bradley Freeman
    Team: Blue Devils - Team Page
    Subject: Social Studies
    Team Daily Homework Assignments:  http://northwestbluedevils.blogspot.com/

    Course Overview and Curriculum

    North Carolina's 7th grade social studies standard course of study focuses on eight significant eras from the 15th century to modern day. Units of study include:  Renaissance and Reformation, The Age of Exploration and Global Exchange, The Age of Enlightenment and Revolution, The Industrial Revolution and Society's Response, The Age of Imperialism, Boom, Bang, Bust (1919-1945), Brrrr... It's Cold (The Cold War), and A New World Order.  The 7th grade curricular units may be viewed in greater detail at the following site: https://www.wsfcs.k12.nc.us/Page/975 . In lieu of a textbook, course materials are developed from WSFCS district and on line resources.

    My Background

    I am a retired U.S. Naval Flight Officer and this year begins my 20th year of teaching. My teaching responsibilities to this point have been varied and have included HS algebra, world history, web page design, technology applications, and MS algebra, math, and social studies.

    My Classes

    This year my 9th year of teaching 7th grade Social Studies at Northwest Middle School.
    I've always enjoyed studying how and why things work the way they do. I love teaching social studies as a way of understanding human dynamics and the history of individual and cultural interactions.
    My Schedule
    I teach classes between 7:00 and 10:00 am and again between 12:15 and 2:00 pm. Student / Parent conferences can be scheduled during the day during Blue Devil team planning period from 11:20 am to 2:00 pm.  Meetings can be scheduled by email or by telephone (336) 703-4161.

    Blue Devil team math / reading tutoring is on Tuesdays from 2:00 - 3:30.  Students attending Tuesday tutoring are required to have completed parent permission forms and must have been approved to ride the activity bus or have confirmed pick up  by 3:30 pm.

    Grading Scale

    A: 90 - 100

    B: 80 - 89

    C: 70 - 79

    D: 60 - 69

    F:   0 - 59

    Grading Weights

    Tests/Projects            30%

    Classwork                  30%

    Quizzes                      20%

    Warm-ups                  20%