What do I need for class? Planner Pencil Folder Textbook Homework Positive attitude
What do I do at the beginning of class? Come in and get to your seat quietly. Make sure that your pencil is sharpened. Go to the bathroom if necessary at the beginning of class. Get any work you might have missed during the previous class. Put your homework from the night before on the top right corner of your desk. Do your bell-work on the board.
What does a typical day look like? After everyone completes the bell work and the homework is checked, we go over the bell work. The lesson for the day begins. This is different every day. Complete a T.O.D. at the end of the day as you walk out the door. If your pencil needs sharpened or you need a drink, you can do so without asking. Just please go around the back of the room and remain quiet.
What will we learn this year? American Colonies American Revolutionary War American Civil War World War I The Roaring Twenties The Great Depression World War II Korean and Vietnam War War on Terror And much more!!
What will be graded? Homework Tests/Writing Prompts Projects Weekly Journal Preparation and Participation * Grades are posted after every big assignment on the cupboards. You need to find your school ID number and then you can find your grade.
Homework Each homework assignment is worth 5 points. Most homework will be to define definitions. It will be checked at the beginning of class. All late or incomplete homework will be accepted, however, you will receive 3/5 for these assignments
Tests/Writing Prompts You will be given a test and writing prompt every 1-2 chapters, depending on the content. We will have a review game in class the day before each test, and you will be given a study guide the night before each test with ALL the information you need to know. You will not be allowed to use your notes. There are 25 matching and multiple choice questions on each test worth 2 points each for a total of 50 points. The writing prompt is usually graded FCOSC and is worth 20 points for a total of 70 points for each test. You can make up a failing test by coming to me for a copy of the test and correcting those that you missed for ½ credit.
Projects You will have a few projects this year. All but the last will be done in groups of my choosing. You will have class time to work on the projects. ½ of your grade will be a group grade-everyone in the group gets the same grade. ½ of your grade will be an individual grade- this comes from how well YOU did as an individual.
Weekly Journal You will receive a journal today. Each Monday you need to turn in a journal entry. Write it like you are a person living in the time period you learned about the previous week. You need to write at least four sentences for each one. It is worth 10 points each.
Preparation/Respect Every student starts out with 100 Prep./Respect points. If you forget your book, homework, notebook, or pencil, you will loose a point. If you forget to be respectful that day (rude, talking when I’m talking), you loose a point as well. There are 100 points per marking period.
I think you will find this class to be very informative, interesting, and fun!!