Ms.Angulo's 7th Grade Class

Ms.Angulo's 7th Grade Class


Texas History

Ms. Angulo

Room: 304


Phone:  (210) 623-6260

Tutoring:  I am available for tutoring every Tuesday from 3:30-4:00 or upon request from students.  Students are encouraged to come to tutoring if there is a concept they are having difficulty with.  If needed, students can request an appointment from the teacher for lunch time tutoring.   

Course Description

In Grade 7, students study the history of Texas from early times to the present. Content is presented with more depth and breadth than in Grade 4. Students examine the full scope of Texas history, including Natural Texas and its People; Age of Contact; Spanish Colonial; Mexican National; Revolution and Republic; Early Statehood; Texas in the Civil War and Reconstruction; Cotton, Cattle, and Railroads; Age of Oil; Texas in the Great Depression and World War II; Civil Rights and Conservatism; and Contemporary Texas eras. The focus in each era is on key individuals, events, and issues and their impact. Students identify regions of Texas and the distribution of population within and among the regions and explain the factors that caused Texas to change from an agrarian to an urban society. Students describe the structure and functions of municipal, county, and state governments, explain the influence of the U.S. Constitution on the Texas Constitution, and examine the rights and responsibilities of Texas citizens. Students use primary and secondary sources to examine the rich and diverse cultural background of Texas as they identify the different racial and ethnic groups that settled in Texas to build a republic and then a state. Students analyze the impact of scientific discoveries and technological innovations on the development of Texas in various industries such as agricultural, energy, medical, computer, and aerospace. Students use primary and secondary sources to acquire information about Texas.

Gradebook will calculate grades according to district policy as:

60% is Daily Work (Which may include but is not limited to):              

  • Daily assignments
  • Journals
  • Homework
  • Class participation
  • And other activities related to the content area.           

40% Assessments- (Which may include, but is not limited to):

  • Exams
  • Tests
  • Benchmarks 
  • Common assessments
  • Projects
  • History Fair Project


A student will be responsible for obtaining and completing the make-up work in a satisfactory manner and within the time specified by the district policy.  Student should check the calendar for the assignments. 

Missing Work/Late Work:

Assignments given in this class are not optional.  Assignments will be written on the board and will also be given orally.  If you do not complete the assignment you will receive a zero until it is turned in.  Late work will be accepted at 10 points off per day

Classroom Procedures

  1. Students will enter the classroom in an orderly and respectful manner and retrieve their interactive notebook from their respective class period bin, go to their assigned seat and begin their warm-up.  This is also the time that pencils should be sharpened or asked to borrow one.
  2. Students will ALWAYS have a warm-up or bell ringer to work on at the start of class. This allows the tone for the class to be set and gives me the time to take attendance, etc.  Bell work is mandatory and is a grade.
  3. After we review the warm-up, the day’s lesson will begin and will go to the end of class. WE LEARN FROM BELL-TO-BELL. I do not want anyone waiting by the door. All students must be in their assigned seats and Ms. Angulo will dismiss you. I will alert the class when it is time to put materials away.  I dismiss the class, not the bell.
  4. There should be no inappropriate or disrespectful disruptions or consistent misbehavior. Our classroom is a learning community which requires all of our participation and consideration.
  5. Keep your area and the classroom clean. Respect all classroom property, other, yourself, and your teacher/sub. ANYONE who enters Ms.Angulo’s classroom must be treated with great respect.

Classroom Expectations:

  1. Be on time
  2. Be prepared
  3. Be respectful
  4. Give 100%

Discipline Consequences:

  1. Verbal Warning
  2. Parent Contact or Parent/Teacher Conference
  3. Office Referral


Student cell phones, as well as mine, should be off and put away during class.  If a student has finished all work, and they ask permission, I will allow them to use their phone.  If they are listening to music, they must have ear buds.  Cell phones are a privilege in class and should never be a disruption.  If I have to talk to a student multiple times, they will lose their privilege.

If cellphone use starts to become a problem, I will start collecting phones at the beginning of class, contact parents, and returning them until the school day ends. The second time this happens I will give you after school detention, and the phone will only be returned to a parent/Guardian.



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