Degrees and Certifications:
BA History - St.Thomas University BA Mathematics - CSUSB MA Education - Pepperdine University
Mr. Robert Eilek
"The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day."
"Every passion has its destiny."
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8th Grade Social Studies Curriculum
Social Studies will cover chapters 3-21. During the first semester, we will address chapters 3-12 and during the second semester, we will explore chapters 13-21. The breakdown is as follows:
Chapter 4: The Colonies Develop 1700-1753
Chapter 5: Beginnings of an American Identity 1689-1763
Chapter 6: Road to Revolution 1763-1176
Chapter 7: American Revolution 1776-1783
Chapter 8: Confederation to Constitution 1776-1791
Chapter 9: Launching a New Republic 1789-1800
Chapter 10: Jefferson Era 1800-1816
Chapter 11: National and Regional Growth 1800-1844
Chapter 12: Age of Jackson 1824-1840
Chapter 13: Manifest Destiny 1810-1853
Chapter 14: New Spirit of Change 1820-1860
Chapter 15: The Nation Breaking Apart 1846-1861
Chapter 16: Civil War Begins 1861-1862
Chapter 17: Tide of War Turns 1863-1865
Chapter 18: Reconstruction 1865-1877
Chapter 19: Growth in the West 1860-1900
Chapter 20: An Industrial Society 1860-1914
Chapter 21: Changes in American Life 1880-1914
Loose leaf paper, three-ring binder with dividers, two dry erase markers, two #2 pencils, two blue or black ink pens, two red ink pens.
Period 1: 8th Grade Social Studies
Period 2: Prep
Period 3: 8th Grade Social Studies
Period 4: 8th Grade Social Studies
Period 5: 8th Grade Social Studies
Period 6: 8th Grade Social Studies
Period 7: P.R.I.D.E. (Tuesday - Thursday)
Temecula Middle School will provide each child with a student planner (binder reminder). It is to be filled out completely by the end of each day including the homework for the night and any other important school information.
PLEASE LOOK AT THE PLANNER EVERY NIGHT AND REVIEW YOUR CHILD'S WORK.
Our classroom rules are as follows:
1. Respect others' feelings and personal belongings.
2. Follow all directions.
3. Complete all assignments on time.
4. There will be no bad language.
5. No gum, hats, or inappropriate clothing will be permitted in class.
6. All equipment and property are to be treated properly.
Consequences for misbehavior:
1. First offense: Verbal warning
2. Second offense: 30 minute after school detention; 24 hour advance notice of detention will be sent to parents via phone call or detention slip sent home with child.
3. Third offense: In-school suspension
All assignments are graded using a point system. Daily assignments are generally worth 10 points. Chapter tests range from 100-200 points. We will have one final examination duringeach semester. We use a "weighted" grading scale with assessments (tests, quizzes, projects) worth 90% of the final grade. Homework and classwork (referred to as practice) will be worth the 10%. Note: There will be no extra credit opportunities and unexcused late work will not be permitted. Letter grades will be assigned to the following percentages:
Late Work Policy
Late work is not accepted unless a student is absent or there are other mitigating circumstances. It is the student's responsibility to check with me regarding for class work that is missed. Please call or e-mail me if an emergency occurs and I need to make an exception to the no late work policy.
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