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Back to School!


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Back to School!

  1. 1. Abington Senior High Mrs. Lindinger 2011-12 World Civilizations II
  2. 2. Course Description/Materials <ul><li>Units: </li></ul><ul><li>Middle East </li></ul><ul><li>Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Asia (India, China) </li></ul><ul><li>Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: </li></ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul><ul><li>Notebook </li></ul><ul><li>(I recommend a binder) </li></ul><ul><li>Folder </li></ul><ul><li>Pen/pencil </li></ul><ul><li>ID </li></ul>
  3. 3. Citizenship <ul><li>Your preparation and contribution to our class, as well as treatment of your teacher and peers </li></ul><ul><li>What does an ideal classroom look like? </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared. </li></ul><ul><li>Be on time. </li></ul><ul><li>Be respectful. </li></ul><ul><li>Be accountable. </li></ul><ul><li>Be consistent. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Grading <ul><li>You will be given a variety of assessments, which have these approximate values each marking period: </li></ul><ul><li>Tests, Papers, Projects: 40% </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes: 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Homework: 15% </li></ul><ul><li>In-Class Participation/Activities: 10% </li></ul><ul><li>Citizenship: 10% </li></ul><ul><li>Service Learning: 10% </li></ul>
  5. 5. Late Work/Cheating/Plagiarism <ul><li>Homework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PURPOSES: Reinforcement, extension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ pass” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Major Assignments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The “lose a letter grade” policy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cheating/Plagiarism: Don’t Do It! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>do not GIVE answers and do not TAKE answers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>notification of administration and parents </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Absentee Policy/Extra Help <ul><li>Make-Up Work - As soon as you return, check for missed in-class and homework assignments. Extra papers will be available in the classroom. If you have any questions, please see me. </li></ul><ul><li>Tests/Quizzes – If you are absent for a test or quiz you must see me to schedule your makeup. </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule an appointment for help Pd. 1, 4 or 6, before or after school! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Service Learning <ul><li>Purpose: for students to learn through completing service to their community </li></ul><ul><li>15 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Log sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Grading: 4 th Marking Period </li></ul>
  8. 8. RESPECT <ul><li>I will always respect your opinion and expect you to respect the opinions of others. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone in this room has the right to learn, and to my full attention. </li></ul><ul><li>Both you AND your parents must sign this syllabus, so that I know that you had read and understand the expectations for this class. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s going to be a great year! </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Class website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handouts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online Questionnaire </li></ul>Other helpful hints
  10. 10. <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>@myhistoryteach </li></ul>