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7th Grade World Cultures
This course begins with students reviewing what the Five Themes of Geography are and how each theme affects how students live. Students also review map skills that they will need to use throughout the course. It then discusses early cultures, from hunter-gatherer days to the beginning of civilizations. The course moves chronologically from ancient to modern man, with an emphasis on the cultures that have brought about what civilization is today. Students are required to read the text, draw maps, take tests, do class work and homework, complete projects, and view a variety of films and videos that supplement the textbook information.
9th Grade Civics
This course will help students understand what government is and how it plays a role in their lives. It begins by explaining how government began and distinguishing between what a government is and what a State is. It will cover what the Three Branches of Government are and what each of the branches do. It will cover the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. It will also explain how students can participate in government by voting and running for office. Students will be required to do class work, take tests, complete projects, and view a variety of films and videos that supplement class information.
12th Grade Street Law and American History II
This course is designed to give students a comprehensive overview of American Government using a Street Law textbook, which is designed to help students understand the law from the citizen’s perspective. Students will learn what rights and responsibilities they have as citizens, what the legal process is, and what criminal and civil law is. Students also draw on current events to use as examples of material covered. Students are required to do classwork and homework, take quizzes and tests and participate in discussions about topics found in the textbook or events that are in society today. Students will also view a variety of videos that supplement the textbook information.
American History II
This course begins where students ended in their 11th grade class. Usually the topics covered will focus on WWII, the Cold War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and other events that cover up to modern times. Students are required to do classwork and homework, take quizzes and tests and participate in discussions about topics or events covered in class. Students will also view a variety of videos that supplement class information.
Assignments, Tests, Quizzes, etc. will be based on a total amount of points for each. The student grade will be based on the amount of points each earn for the assignment, test, quiz, etc.
Each week students will receive a set of journals for the week in their emails. Students have until Friday, or the last day of the school week, to turn the journal answers in for a grade. Class time is usually given for students to complete journals the day they are sent out. Reminders are sent each day for students to complete the journals for the week. Students will receive 5 points per journal. Journal grades will be entered at the end of each quarter for the report card grade.
Students should complete assignments on time, but sometimes circumstances arise and that is not possible. I will take late work up to one week past the due date for full credit. A grade of zero will be added to the gradebook until the assignment is turned in. If the assignment is not turned in after the week, the grade of zero will remain in place.
Students are to complete the test or quiz the day that it is given. If a student is absent, the test will be made up upon the return of the student. If a test or quiz is not made up, the grade will be a zero in the gradebook.