History 2019/20

Ms. Shama Jacover

Shama Jacover is a certified teacher and has taught within various CPS and charter schools. She strongly believes that everyone is a teacher AND a student when given the opportunity. Shama likes dogs, Home Depot, chocolate, and you.


This class will primarily focus on the Six Big Ideas of the United States Constitution and government to prepare students for the mandatory Constitution Test. If time allows, students will have opportunities to reflect and offer fact-based interpretations of a law or amendment. This class is appropriate for motivated students within grades 6-8.


We will be using several primary texts and handouts that will be provided by the instructor. I will also post each class lecture in the form of a PowerPoint Presentation that will be available on the ODE website.

Course Study:

This course is divided into six units, and each class session will focus on a Big Idea. Reading,
comprehension, and vocabulary assignments will be given each week. These assignments may
be completed individually or with a partner. Please expect one quiz, one test, and one
project. Details to come.


• Be on time and prepared to learn every day.
• Respect yourself, your classmates, your teacher, and our learning environment.
• Challenge yourself and take pride in the work your do.
• Listen and follow directions.
• Treat others how you wish to be treated


Grades will be weighted by the following categories:
Class/Homework: 20%
Assessments: 50%
Project: 30%


As young adults, I expect you to attend class regularly and work diligently. Attendance will
affect your grade as little or as much as you allow it to. Please communicate absences
whenever possible, but understand that YOU are responsible for your education.

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