7th Grade World History Syllabus

    Mr. Tenchka

    Room 102

    Contact Information:

    Email: Scott.Tenchka@SAUSDlearns.net

    Website: https://www.sausd.us/Domain/5790




    Course Description:


    This World History course is a survey of World history beginning with the Fall of Rome in the 5th century and ending with the Enlightenment period in the 1700s. This course is designed to help students understand how and why particular events and patterns of events occurred in our society. Furthermore, students will use history as a vessel to improve upon their reading, writing, thinking, analysis, and other skills. The purpose of this course is to provide students with an historical background of the colonization of the Americas and technological/cultural changes that are reflected in our world.  This survey course will enable students to understand the geographic, political and economic developments that affect current events.


    Course Expectations:


    Students in this World History class are expected to develop writing skills, to keep up with reading assignments, and to begin the process of historical analysis critical to understanding and interpreting the past.  Students are expected to come to class prepared and to complete assignments on time.


    Our class rules and expectations are in line with the Santiago’s school expectations that all students are READY, RESPONSIBLE, and RESPECTFUL in their conduct.










    Course Policies:


    Student Work: Students will be expected to complete assignments on a regular basis.  All students are expected to read class material, think critically and write effectively.  Students are expected to use complete sentences, proper grammar and correct spelling in every written performance.


    Discussion Question: Students will complete the class discussion question on Canvas before the end of the class session.


    Group Activities:  You will be occasionally working in groups. Your group will be given cooperative learning activities to complete.  You will be expected to be an active member of your group and participation points will be assessed accordingly.



    Absences: If a student is absent, it is HIS/HER responsibility to get all late work from the teacher and return it in a timely manner. For each day that the student is absent, they have 1 day to make up their work.


    Grading Categories


    Assignments  35 %

    DBQ  20 %

    Quiz 20 %

    Projects 15%

    Discussions 10%





    Grades are available online through the Aeries Parent Portal: https://eportal.sausd.us/parentportal/LoginParent.aspx?page=default.aspx.

    Parents/guardians, please contact the office for your PIN number if you don’t have it. If a student finds they do not have points for an assignment that they know they have completed, it is the student’s responsibility to check the “Abandoned Work” box by the door or contact the teacher to determine why their grade is missing.


    Course Grading Scale:                                               

    A = 90-100%                                                                                       

    B = 80-89%                                                                                                     

    C = 70-79%                                                                 

    D = 60-69%                                                                 

    F = 59% and below                                                     


    Late Work:


    All late work is given 50% credit with the exception of projects and DBQ Essays. These larger assignments will be marked down 10% until the total possible points becomes 0.


    Statement for Academic Dishonesty:


    Academic honesty is expected in class. Students’ assignments should be completed on their own. There should be no copying and pasting or copying of other students’ work. Cheating will not be tolerated. Consequences may include: reduction in grade on assignment, repeat assignment, no grade on assignment or others as deemed appropriate.  Academic dishonesty will be reported to a school counselor and a parent will be notified.



    I have read and understand the expectations listed in this syllabus. I also know that I will be held responsible for the information in this syllabus