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Cajun by birth; Texan by choice. I moved to Houston in 1995 as a freshman at the University of Saint Thomas. I received both a BA and MA in Theological Studies from that institution in 2000. I began my teaching career that same year at a local private middle school in the Spring Branch area. In 2012 I received my MEd (Leadership) from the University of Saint Thomas and began teaching at an International Baccalaureate (IB) school within HISD in the Galleria area of Houston. I currently am an active member of Kappa Delta Pi.

* I am currently in my 16th year of teaching and hold Texas teaching certification in the areas of                                    

Special Education EC-12, Generalist EC-6,                             Social Studies 4-8.

* Social Studies Department Instructional Leader (DH)

* Co-sponsor of NJHS

 *  Co-sponsor for SOMS Speech/Drama/Debate Teams 

713-251-4800, ext. 4843

Matthew.Martin@springbranchisd.com

Room# B100

Conference Period:

10 am to 10:45 am

Tutorials:

Tue/Thur, 3:30pm to 4:30 pm

Edmodo (see parent code)

Remind: Text 81010 with the message @b18f9

MATTHEW MARTIN

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Seventh Grade, Texas History  (Social Studies)

Welcome to our learning community. This year in seventh grade Social Studies you will explore the rich historical, sociological, political, economic, and physical elements of the State of Texas. At the end of this course a student will understand his/her place in this rich history as a citizen of both Texas and the nation.  

As an active member of this learning community students are expected to work cooperatively with other members. Students are expected to keep a notebook (Cornell Notes) as they develop good note taking and research skills. There will be a weekly note book check taken as a test grade.

Students are challenged with constant rigorous, self-directed academic inquiry as we move through the subject content and learn 21st century skills, effectively integrating technology at every level.  All activities are aligned to help students have an easy transition into eighth grade U.S.  History and beyond.

Unit 1: Regions of Texas and the Indigenous Populations prior to European Exploration

Unit 2: Explorers and Settlers/Spanish Colonial Period

Unit 3: Mexican Texas and Anglo Colonization

Unit 4: Mexican Texas Revolution

Unit 5: Republic of Texas 1836-1845

Unit 6: Young State

Unit 7 Civil War and Reconstruction

Unit 8: Texas Government

Unit 9: Local Government

Unit 10: Challenging Growth and Texas in the Modern Era

Grades

Daily Grades: 20%; Quizzes:30%; Test/Projects: 50%

(There is a Unit Test and Major Project for each Unit. The daily grades and quizzes are used in preparation for these major grades as we progress through the eighth grade Social Studies TEKS. There is not homework required for this class..)

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A student must bring a notebook and pencil to class daily.

Conference Period

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By appointment for before or after school

Daily Conference Period: 10:00 am to 10:45 am 

Make-Ups and Tutorials

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Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm 

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