Name: Mr. P.L. Tubbs                                                                                                                                                                                    
    Subject: 7th Individuals & Societies                                          
    Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I want to first thank all of you that attended the Open House event. We had a great turnout.  I hope you had a great summer and that all of you both students and their families are ready to return to the business of learning. I have been working hard to prepare for another amazing school year, building on the success and accomplishments of last year.
     Finally parents, please review with your child the importance of taking responsibility for their learning and appropriate behavior.  As a team; teachers, students, parents, and administration, we can make this an environment where all students can perform at their highest level of learning. This year my goal is to provide a consistent, rigorous and relevant education to all students.  The Individual & Societies department will work in professional learning communities to discuss and create consistent expectations such as how written work is cited and/or meeting deadlines for projects and other assignments.  Students will be expected to participate in class, complete all assignments on time, and be engaged in all classroom activities. Thank you again for your support and I look forward to working with you this year.   
    Unit 1- Introduction to Individuals & Societies 
    Unit 2- Renaissance and Reformation
    Unit 3- Exploration and Global Exchange
    Unit 4- Englightenment and Revolution
    Unit 5- Industrial Revolution
    Unit 6- Age of Exploration
    Unit 7- Boom, Bang, Bust
    Unit 8- Brrr It's Cold
    Unit 9- New World Order
    Classroom Expectations:
    All assignments must be completed on time. Late work WILL NOT  be accepted unless it is due to an absence. I will enforce the late policy from the student handbook.
    1. Any student that hinders the ability of another student from learning will be dealt with according to the student discipline policy found within the student handbook.
    2. Cell phones are permitted in the building but must be turned off and out of view. Any electronic device (Ipod, gaming device, ect...) will be taken from student and taking to the office for parents to pick up.
    3. Book bags are NOT  permitted in the classrooms.
    Grading Policy:
    Test/Projects- 35%
    Quizzes- 30%
    Homework/Classwork- 25%
    Participation- 10%
    After School Tutoring
    Tutoring will be offered on Thursday from 2:55-3:30. Please pick up your child at the arranged time or your child may not be allowed to return.
    Parent Wish List:
    Hand Sanitizer
    Clorox Wipes
    Pocket Dictionary