Mrs. Tuttle's 7th grade TX History

Mrs. Tuttle's 7th grade TX History




Mrs. Tuttle

Room: 302 



Phone:  (210) 623-6260 ext 2422

Conference Period:  2nd period              

TutoringI 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,
  • Teacher made tests,
  • Benchmarks, 
  • Common assessments,
  • Quizzes,
  • Interval tests,
  • Projects,
  • And other acceptable assessment assignments.
  • History Fair Project


Academic Integrity

Plagiarism is defined as “the use of any other person’s work as one’s own and the unacknowledged use of that work in one’s own work.”  All work must be the student’s own work.  Any plagiarized work will result in a grade of zero along with a parent-teacher-administrator conference. 


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 5 points off per day


Classroom Rules/Expectations

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Be Role Models

Be Rocket Strong

Supplies/Materials Needed For Class:

The following items are needed to make the school year successful.  Any of the following items that you can donate to our classroom will be greatly appreciated. The following items are needed to make the school year successful.  Any of the following items that you can donate to our classroom will be greatly appreciated.  (The only thing students need on a daily basis is a writing utensil; all other items will be stored in class.)


1 Composition Notebook

1 (2 inch Binder)

1 Pkg Post-It Notes

1 colors/markers/color pencils (buy the ones you will utilize)

1 Pkg Pencils

1 pencil sharpener

1 Box of Kleenex or 1 Pkg of Baby Wipes

2 glue sticks

1 Crayon Box /Bag          

1pk of Ziplock bags (Quart or Gallon size) – We use these to store unfinished project materials.

1 pkg of dry erase markers



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