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East Lee County High School
World History
Ms. Abbey
Class Syllabus
East Lee County High School
World History
Ms. Abbey
[email protected]
Textbook: World History: Patterns of Interaction 2005, McDougal
Littell
***You may also email me at [email protected]***
My WikiSpace!
http://msmeghanabbey.wikispaces.com/
Course Description
The purpose of World History is to
provide students the opportunity to
acquire an understanding of the
chronological development of
civilization by examining the political,
economic, social, religious, military,
scientific and cultural events that
have affected humanity. This course
is required for 10th grade students.
Classroom Expectations
The purpose of World History is to provide students
the opportunity to acquire an understanding of the
chronological development of civilization by examining
the political, economic, social, religious, military,
scientific and cultural events that have affected
humanity. This course is required foI expect every
student to put his or her very best effort into this
class and the assignments given. History may not be
your favorite subject, but while in my classroom you
will always maintain a positive and professional
attitude towards learning. Every student must
RESPECT the instructor, each other, and most
importantly, themselves. Disrespect in any form will
not be tolerated. I wish for students to feel they are
in a safe environment and are comfortable asking
questions and expressing ideas. Students are
responsible for turning work in completed and on
time. I will be looking for students to demonstrate
pride in their work. It is important that students arrive
to class on time ready to learn.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Every student must RESPECT the instructor, each
other, and most importantly, themselves.
Disrespect in any form will not be tolerated.
Class Organization
Class will begin with a short warm-up
assignment related to the most recent topics
reviewed in class. Students will be given 5
minutes to complete this assignment and are
expected to remain quietly at their desks through
the duration of this activity. The remainder of
class will be a combination of discussions,
cooperative group work, lectures, and periodic
quizzes and tests. It is the student’s
responsibility to keep an organized notebook with
all of the materials that directly relate to World
History. Notebooks will be collected and
reviewed periodically throughout the year.
Having an organized class notebook with
consistent chapter notes will result in points
being added to the participation portion of the
student’s final grade.
Warm-Up Assignment
Otherwise known as a “Bell Ringer”
3-5 Sentences
Needs to be completed in class , will be collected DAILY
after the first 5 minutes of class
This is a graded assignment!
Class Notebooks
Organization = Success!
Keep notes, handouts, and save your graded
assignments
Bring Daily- I will collect these at random and without
warning
Boost your participation points!
Homework
My thoughts on homework…
Homework serves no purpose if students do not
complete it
I don’t like “busy work”, I do like assignments that
are creative, interesting, and thought-provoking
Attendance
Attendance in this class is essential.
100% is desirable and expected. If a
student does miss class, it is his or her
responsibility to find out what was missed
as soon as possible. If a student misses
class on a day when an assignment is due,
it is his or her responsibility to make
arrangements for handing the assignment
in on time. Extensions for assignments
may be granted solely at the teacher’s
discretion only if a request is made, in
writing or by email, 24 hours before the
assignment is due. Please email me at
any time, [email protected]
Grading
All student work will be taken into
consideration when determining student
grades. The list below includes all aspects
of this class you can expect to receive a
grade in.

Attendance/ Participation
This includes your notebooks

Assignments
This includes Warm-up activities


Quizzes
Tests
Classroom Rules
1. RESPECT each other and yourself. I expect that students will respect one another’s
ideas, questions, and concerns as well as their space and property.
2. Be on time! I cannot and will not accept constant tardiness and excessive absences. You cannot learn if
you are not present.
3. Please come to class prepared to learn and begin your warm-up assignment as soon as you enter the
room. I am aware that 3 minutes does not allow you much time to catch up with friends between
classes; however, our time in class is also limited and we need to make the most of every minute.
Classroom Rules
4. Leaving the classroom during class requires a signature from the instructor in your school planner. It is
the school’s policy and; therefore, a rule in this class, that students may not leave their classrooms
during the first and/or last 10 minutes of class time.
5. Cheating will not be tolerated. If cheating is suspected by the instructor, all parties involved will be
notified and are subject to a grade of 0% on the test, quiz, or assignment in question.
6. At the end of the period, please make sure that you have left the classroom the same way in which you
found it.
7. It is important that all students observe the signal for attention and promptly end any discussions taking
place.
Final Thought
This year should be fun and exciting for
every student. History is an amazing
subject filled with interesting events and
facts that have lead to where we find
ourselves today. My primary objective is
to help you succeed as a student. I
encourage you to contact me often to
discuss any questions or concerns you
might have regarding this class. I will do
my very best to be available to all of my
students as much as possible. I look
forward to the year ahead of us and… GO
JAGUARS!