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Freshmen  Orientation
Freshmen  Orientation
Freshmen  Orientation
Freshmen  Orientation
Freshmen  Orientation
Freshmen  Orientation
Freshmen  Orientation
Freshmen  Orientation
Freshmen  Orientation
Freshmen  Orientation
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Freshmen Orientation


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  • 1. Social Studies Department Freshmen Orientation Thursday, February 28th, 2008
  • 2. Department Members
    • Mr. Marshall Weeks, Department Chair
    • Mrs. Kathy Hickey
    • Mrs. Tricia Quinn
    • Ms. Alison Personette
    • Mr. Chad Hicks
  • 3. In order to graduate, you must:
    • Have 23 credits total.
    • Take four semesters (two years) of social studies.
    • Take and pass both semesters of American History as a junior.
    • Take and pass the Illinois State and Federal Constitution Tests in American History.
  • 4. Do I Have to Take Social Studies as a Freshmen?
    • No, but it is highly recommended.
    • If you are going to college, you should have three years (6 semesters) of social studies before your graduate.
    • If you struggle in social studies, you should take a class as a freshmen to keep up your skills.
  • 5. If Social Studies Isn’t Your Best Subject:
    • You can choose from the following classes:
      • Introduction to Social Studies (Includes one unit on various areas in social studies)
      • World Cultures (Studies cultural, political, and physical structures of major countries)
      • Maps, Charts, and Our Planet (Includes a lot of geography and map work)
      • Practical Law (Studies basic concepts of law)
  • 6. Semester Classes:
    • Each of the previous classes are only 1/2 year classes.
    • You can take any combination of those classes.
    • You can take only one class if you want, either first or second semester.
  • 7. If You LOVE Social Studies and Get A’s and B’s:
    • Choose from the following classes as a freshmen:
      • World History (Ancient Times to 1350)
        • First Semester Only
      • World History (Medieval to Early Modern Times 1350-1918)
        • Second Semester Only
  • 8. Classroom Procedures Students are expected to:
    • Have all materials (book, pen, pencil, paper, notebook, folder, and completed homework) upon entering the classroom.
    • Be in assigned seat ready to work when the bell rings.
    • Ask questions immediately if confused or struggling in class.
    • Sit quietly and do what is required.
  • 9. You Will Succeed in Social Studies if:
    • You continually practice your reading skills.
    • You complete your daily homework and assignments regularly.
    • You come in for help if you need it.
    • You study for tests and quizzes, and do your best on them.
  • 10. Any Questions or Concerns?