Welcome to Social Studies

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Welcome to Social Studies

  1. 2. <ul><li>Without out an understanding of the past, we would be lost as a society. </li></ul><ul><li>To help understand human interactions that occurred in the past, are occurring now, and that are likely to occur in the future. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>How did our country get like this? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are we as a people? </li></ul><ul><li>How did the shape of the land play a role in the shape of our society? </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>To succeed in this course: </li></ul><ul><li>Must be committed to hard work </li></ul><ul><li>in and outside of the class. </li></ul><ul><li>Neatness (shows you care) </li></ul><ul><li>Completeness (shows you know) </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity (helps you remember)                                         </li></ul>
  4. 5. Be Organized Keep your class materials in good order. Maintain a neat, accurate assignment notebook, calendar, or other means of tracking assignments, both for daily homework and long-term assignments.
  5. 6. <ul><li>Use the notebooks, folders, pockets, etc. that I require to keep materials organized & useful. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to manage your time wisely, allowing the time necessary to complete assignments to the best of your ability. </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Engage willingly and actively in in-class activities and discussions. </li></ul><ul><li>Be willing to answer questions and share ideas with the class as a whole. </li></ul><ul><li>Work productively when placed into groups with other students. </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative and original in your approach to your school work. </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Treat other individuals in the classroom with respect and common courtesy. </li></ul><ul><li>Show that you respect yourself as a student by taking pride in your work and the work of groups in which you participate. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide honest, mature feedback to your classmates when reviewing their class work </li></ul><ul><li>Be attentive and cooperative in the classroom. Please be particularly careful to NEVER speak when another person is speaking to the class as a whole. </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Read & follow the directions provided for each assignment. Pay attention to details! </li></ul><ul><li>Use the rubrics provided for formal writing assignments and long-term projects. These indicate exactly what is expected, and, in effect, tell you exactly what you need to do to earn a superior grade. </li></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>Each individual, graded assignment will be given a point value. </li></ul><ul><li>Values will range from as few as 5 points to as many as 100 or more points </li></ul><ul><li>Points will be awarded for: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>daily homework and in-class assignments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>daily reading & summary quizzes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>participation in class activities & groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>long-term projects and writing assignments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>unit tests & quizzes </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 13. <ul><li>Number Grades reflect percentages on a tests and quizzes, scores from rubrics, peer evaluations and teacher evaluation of participation in the classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Overall grades will be based upon the total number of points earned during the marking period. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 15. <ul><li>I expect you to complete assigned work on time. </li></ul><ul><li>Any formal, written assignment or long-term project that is submitted after its due date will be penalized the equivalent 5 points per day for up to three days. After that point, the assignment can earn no more than half-credit. </li></ul><ul><li>Extensions due to extenuating circumstances may be granted on a case-by-case basis. </li></ul>
  12. 16. <ul><li>Completion of homework assignments is ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED, for two main reasons: </li></ul><ul><li>Homework assignments will often act as the background or starting point for in-class activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps you to become more independent, self-reliant learners. It also encourages you to be somewhat organized and disciplined. </li></ul>
  13. 17. Homework assignments are due at the beginning of class; no credit will be awarded for homework assignments that are not ready for review at that time.

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