Presentation on theme: "2011-2012. College level survey course covering United States History from pre-Columbian times through today Goals: ◦ Prepare you for the S.O.L exam."— Presentation transcript:
College level survey course covering United States History from pre-Columbian times through today Goals: ◦ Prepare you for the S.O.L exam ◦ Prepare you for the Advanced Placement exam ◦ Give you adequate practice in handling college level work
Attendance ◦ Regular attendance is CRUCIAL Missed classes = lower grade ◦ Make-up work PowerPoint's and Id lists on class website Any work not on the website is located in the A.P. missed- work bin Missed work is due the NEXT class, any work that can be ed is due on the original due date You have approximately one week to make up any missed tests and quizzes Supplies/ Requirements ◦ Binder At least 3” Dividers (at least five) Ids, Notes, Writing, Chapter work, Quizzes/tests ◦ Study Supplies Review guides Barron’s AP US Exam Review AMSCO
Department wide: ◦ 75% major assessments Tests – 30% Quizzes- 20% Writing- 25% ◦ 25% minor assessments Classwork- 10% Homework – 15% Breakdown: ◦ Tests Unit tests Usually 2 per quarter ◦ Quizzes One every chapter Id quizzes every 2-3 chapters ◦ Writing DBQs, Free Response ◦ Projects Debates, research projects, etc. Enrichment Opportunity ◦ Students have two opportunities to improve grade throughout quarter. NOT extra credit, enrichment. Each quarter at least two books will be offered for you to choose from. Choose one book, read, and you will be assessed by and Oral test during a pre-determined Flex period. If you “pass” you will be able to add one % point to your quarter grade. A list of books and test dates will be posted on-line each quarter. ◦ Quiz Corrections you have until the day of the exam to complete Must be completed in my classroom Can earn.25% back for each incorrect question
Expectations ◦ BE ON TIME ◦ Bring your binder, books can stay at home ◦ NO cell phones on ◦ MP3/ Ipods allowed at my discretion ◦ Food and drink allowed unless you lose the privilege ◦ Respect the room, furniture and my possessions ◦ Work not legible = no credit ◦ No printing before class ◦ No agenda= no pass ◦ No leaving first 20 mins and last 20 mins of class
Homework ◦ Chapter Ids Due for each chapter, importance is SIGNIFICANCE!! See me for help if needed!!! Binder ◦ Must be kept in order ◦ Will be collected for a grade Checked sporadically Notes ◦ Print out PowerPoint's Must take out notes IN CLASS
Website ◦ me!!! ◦ School ◦ Personal Best bet at night and on weekends
World is flat? Columbus discovered America? ◦ History is evolving constantly!!!!!! What is a historian’s job? ◦ Research evidence ◦ Use scientific method to come to conclusion ◦ Back with facts and evidence!!!!