Welcome 7 th Grade Medieval World History Mr. Imai
Who is Mr. Imai? Bachelor of Arts in History Masters degree and credential in Administration Education Teaching credentials and certificates in Social Science, Special Education, Science, and ELL 26th year teaching at Chaparral Have taught 6 th, 7 th, and 8 th grade classes in Social Sciences, Science, Math, Language Arts, and P.E. Coached Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, and High School Soccer
The Imai Family Happily married for 19 years, wife, Tracy, is an elementary school teacher, currently staying home. Michael is 17 years old and in the 12 th grade. Lisa is 14 years old and in 9 th grade.
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Social Studies Curriculum Students study the social, cultural, and technological changes that occurred in Europe, Africa, and Asia in the years A.D. 500-1700.
Historical and Social Science Analysis Skills Chronological and Spatial Thinking Historical Research, Evidence, and Point of View Historical Interpretation
California State Standards Fall of the Roman Empire Medieval Europe The Byzantine Empire
California State Standards Islam Japan China Mali
California State Standards Michelangelo Hobbes Luther Gutenberg Leonardo Reformation Enlightenment Renaissance
California State Standards The Scientific Revolution The Age of Exploration Meso-America
Keep Track of Books and Assignments Start Your Work on Time and Allow Enough Time to Finish Ask For Help When You Need It Do Your Own Work Turn Your Work in On Time Accept Responsibility for Grades and Consequences
Textbook History Alive! The Medieval World and Beyond Please cover your History Alive! textbook. Your History Alive! textbook stays at home.
I Didn’t Do My Homework Because I didn’t do my history homework because I don’t believe in dwelling on the past. I didn’t want the other kids in the class to look bad. A sudden gust of wind blew it out of my hand and I never saw it again. Another pupil fell in a pool and I jumped in to rescue him. Unfortunately, my homework drowned. I’m not at liberty to say why. I wanted to frame the detention letter you’re about to give me. It was destroyed in a freak accident involving a hippo, a toaster, and a bag of frozen peas. You don’t want to know the details.
I Didn’t Do My Homework Because My mom used it as a dryer sheet. I lost it fighting this kid who said you weren’t the best teacher in the school. I was abducted by green-skinned, three-eyed, pig- snouted space aliens and they incinerated my homework with their death rays. I felt it wasn’t challenging enough. My parents were sick, and unable to do my homework last night. I didn’t want to add to your already heavy workload. I spent the night at a rally supporting higher pay for our hard-working teachers.
Assignments Tests will be announced at least one week before. Projects, between 3 to 15 school days to complete. An assignment is considered incomplete (unacceptable) if it is unable to receive 60% of the points possible, and must be completed satisfactorily to receive credit. Incomplete, late, and missing assignments may also lower a student’s citizenship grade. If excessive, citizenship grade will drop to a 3 or 4.
Assignments MUST have a proper heading (full name, period, and assignment title). Writing MUST be legible and neat in pencil or ink (blue or black only) Colored pencils and thin colored markers for maps. Papers MUST be turned in neatly, not torn or crumpled; if folded, only once. Use only loose leaf lined paper, NO half sheets or spiral torn. Staple papers with only ONE staple in the top left corner. NO unnecessary or inappropriate graffiti or doodling. Answers MUST be reasonable and complete. Not following any of the above may result in losing points on the assignment.
Absent Work You are responsible to: Find out what you missed and to obtain any information (notes or handouts) distributed. Check homework board, check with a friend in class, check Mr. Imai’s webpage, or see Mr. Imai. Turn in any assignments due. Complete absent assignments in a reasonable time.
Absent Work Tests and quizzes will be made up usually before or after school, (sometimes during class or at lunch). Extra time for projects will be determined for absences on an individual basis.
No Name Papers Late Policy NO NAME PAPERS will be thrown away and the assignment will have to be redone. Late assignments turned in the next day can receive up to 80% of the points possible Late assignments turned in within a week can receive up to 70% of the points possible Late assignments turned in after a week can receive up to 50% of the points possible
Grading Policy Grade based on points earned Homework, 10-20 points Classwork, 5-20 points Projects, 20-100 points Tests & Quizzes, 10-50 points Citizenship grade is based upon attendance, participation, attitude, the ability to follow class rules, especially directions, turning assignments on time and respecting others. 1 = Outstanding 2 = Satisfactory 3 = Needs Improving 4 = Unsatisfactory
Class Rules Respect Me Yourself Others Chaparral Your Community America Our World
Class Rules Don’t cheat or help others to cheat Keep your promises Don’t lie Admit when you’ve done something wrong
Class Rules I will not accept cheating, copying or plagiarizing papers.
Class Rules RAISE your hand NOT your voice in class Raise your hand and wait to be recognized.
Class Rules Wait until presentation is concluded before throwing trash or sharpening pencils.
Class Rules When needed, quietly and respectfully get a tissue. No food or drinks, ONLY water bottles.