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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!