• COURSE OVERVIEW

     

    Global History & Geography 9 is the first year of a 2-year sequence. In 9th grade we will learn about the following historical periods:

    • Early Civilizations (Prehistory – 250 BC)

    • Empires of the Ancient World (500 BC – AD 500)

    • Regional Civilizations (500 BC – AD 1600)

    • Early Modern Times (1300 – 1800)

      We will also learn about geography and how it has affected the cultures and civilizations we study.

      At the end of the year you will take a comprehensive final exam worth 1/5th (20%) of your overall grade.

       

      DAILY RULES & PROCEDURES

       

    1. BE PREPARED!

      You are required to bring the following to class every day.

    • Textbook – cover at all times

    • 3-ring notebook (1.5-2” is ideal) with lined 3-ring paper at all times

    • Black or blue pen &/or a #2 pencils (pencils are required for most tests).

      Points will be deducted from quarterly average for not being fully prepared each day!

    1. BE On TIME!

      Be in your assigned seat, required books on desk, ready to begin fully prepaed each day!

    2. If LATE to class make sure you have an appropriate pass. (Follow School Policy).

      • Lateness to class will not be tolerated!!

      • “On time” means you are in your assigned seat, ready to begin class, with required materials!

    3. Do Not leave your assigned seat until dismissed.

    4. Do Not ask to leave class unless it is an emergency:

      • Frequent requests to use the bathroom, get a drink, go to locker, etc. will be denied!

    5. No food, drink, candy, etc. in class (School Policy).

    6. No hats or hoods, winter coats (School Policy)

    7. No Cell Phones, I-pods, or other like devices (School Policy).

    8. BE RESPECTFUL!

      Disruptions of class including talking without permission, excessive talking, lateness, inappropriate language, gestures, behavior, bullying/harassment of others, insubordination, etc. will NOT BE TOLERATED!

      Act Like High School Students! (Young Adults)

      Failure to obey &/or follow any of the above will result in a referral &/or detention(s)!

      Be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct

    ASSIGNMENTS

     

                All assignments are posted on the board at the beginning of the week. They should always have a proper heading which includes a title, date and students named listed on top. If multiple pages are created they should include the students name on each page and include page numbers. Assignments are to be handed in at the BEGINNING of class on the day they are due. Assignment grades are based on quality and completeness. Assignments turned in late without an acceptable excuse are never graded higher than a 75. Except in cases of absence, assignments must be turned in the next school day after they are due or they are graded “0” and cannot be made up. Students, who submit work that clearly demonstrates sharing of answers with another student, will result in BOTH students receiving a zero for that assignment.

     

    PROJECTS:

     

                They will vary in length so depending on the depth of the project the time allotted will be at my discretion and will be announced when the project is introduced. Also, some projects will be equivalent to a test; you will be notified when the project is assigned if that is the case. You have 5 school days after the project is due to turn it in, each day late results in a 10 point deduction.

     

    MAKE UP WORK:

     

                It is your RESPONSIBILITY to find out what work you have missed after being absent from school. Assignments must be made up within 5 days of the absence. To avoid loss of credit it is important to write “absent” at the top of your paper. If you are absent the day of a test/quiz you have 3 days to complete the test before a zero is given.

     

    CUTTING CLASS:

     

                Cutting class is NOT acceptable and will result in a zero for whatever work is scheduled for class that day (this includes tests, quizzes, homework, projects, etc.) Parents will be contacted.

     

    TEST/QUIZZES:

     

                Pens and pencils are REQUIRED for ALL TESTS and QUIZZES! Tests will be announced at least three days in advance. However, quizzes may be given WITHOUT notice, therefore completing reading and other homework assignments are important. Notebooks will be collected once each marking period and will be announced in advance.

     

    CHEATING:

    Any assignment, project or test in which a student has plagiarized work, copied another student’s assignment (in which case BOTH students will receive a zero) or attempted to cheat on a test will result in an immediate zero.

    GRADING

     

                Tests – 35%                                                     Final Grade:   Quarter 1 average = x

                Assignments – 25%                                                                Quarter 2 average = y

                Quizzes – 15%                                                                        Quarter 3 average = z

                Projects / Current Events – 15%                                             Quarter 4 average = s

                Notebook – 10%                                                    Combined X+Y+Z+S+ (Final Exam) = Final Average

     

    Extra Credit for Positive Class Participation and Preparedness.

Last Modified on September 2, 2015