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7th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Brief Bio...

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics from the Univeristy of Maryland and a Masters of Arts degree in Teaching from Montclair State University. I have been teaching at Lincoln Park Middle School for over 20 years. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, and fishing.

Welcome to 7th Grade Social Studies 

Year Objectives:

  • To be an organized and prepared student
  • To be able to analyze and interpret primary & secondary sources of information
  • To comprehend and evaluate the causes and effects of historical events
  • To become critical thinkers and independent learners

Class Guidelines & Procedures:

Students are expected to be on their best behavior in class by following the Golden Rule of treating each other the way that they would want to be treated.

A student who wishes to leave class for any reason must first ask for permission, and then if granted, they must complete the sign in & out sheet, and carry the pass.

Preparation for class is essential.  Each student will be required to bring to each class the assignment due for the day as well as the following materials:

  • A 3 Ring Binder with loose leaf lined paper and dividers or a 5 subject notebook 
  • Pens and pencils
  • School issued Chromebook

If you are absent, it is your responsibility to make up the work.  Check Mr. Spencer's Google Classroom, check Genesis, email me, have a parent email and/or call me for the missing assignments, and/or ask a responsible neighbor classmate to pick up the assignments.


The marking period average is based on all work including homework, tests, quizzes, essays, projects, written class work (completed notes, handouts, and worksheets), and verbal class participation. 

7th Grade Social Studies Marking Period Grade Calculation for the  2021-22 School Year


Percentage of Marking Period Grade







Written Class Work


Verbal Class Participation 






Extra Credit: Will be incorporated into homework, quizzes, tests, and projects.Student grades can be accessed through the Genesis Parent Portal at



Phone: (973) 696-5520

Students who email Mr. Spencer must use their school provided gmail account in order to receive a detailed response.

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