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Syllabus

World Civilizations

 

Contact Information:

Coach Preston                                                                                  

Room # 212              

Franklin-Simpson High School            Franklin, KY 40047

                                                 

doug.preston@simpson.kyschools.us

My planning time is 4th period.  The best way to contact me is via email, I check it daily and generally reply within 24 hours.

 

Course Description:

This course is a study of selected world civilizations and their changing patterns of thought and government from the Old World to the New World.  Emphasis is on developments in agriculture, industry, science and technology, the arts, and political thoughts with their relative importance to today’s world.

 

Textbook:

Ramirez, S.E., Stearns, P., & Wineburg, S., World History: Human Legacy: Modern Era, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 2008.

 

Supply List:

Needed Daily

  • 3-Ring Binder with front and back pockets just for this class – 1” to 1.5” size recommended (The handouts you will receive and the notes you take will become your working text.  You should keep everything in your binder, neatly organized).
  • 5-10 Tab Dividers for Binder
  • Note Cards – for major figures, events, and exit slip questions
  • College Ruled Loose-leaf Notebook Paper for Binder
  • Flash Drive (Memory Stick) - for projects and presentation
  • Pencil / Pen
  • 1 Box coloring Pencils.

 

Classroom Procedures:

  1. Tardies: Students will be expected to be on time for class.  If you arrive after class has begun you must have A) tardy pass from the office or B) a note from your last class’s teacher indicating why you are late. Tardies will be reported to the office.
  2. Use of Cell Phones or Other Electronic / Recording Devices:  Use of cell phones or personal electronic devices during class is strictly prohibited!  Cell phones should be off at all times and put away. If I see the phone it will be taken. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!
  3. Plagiarism: In today’s world of globalization, plagiarism has become much too commonplace in academia. In short if you use another’s words (i.e. copy & paste, summarize, or paraphrase), without giving the original author proper credit via bibliographic citation, you are plagiarizing!  If you are caught plagiarizing work in this class you will receive a zero for that assignment!  Furthermore, the school administration and your parents/guardians will be notified.
  4. Bell Ringer Assignments/ Flashback Quizzes/ Exit Slip Reflection: There will be daily bell ringer assignments & flashback quizzes (a.k.a. warm-ups) for each student to immediately begin working on as they enter class.  These will be collected at the end of each week.  In addition to opening bell work I will be adding daily closing reflections (via exit slip questions).
  5. Make-up Work: It is the responsibility of the student to get & complete any missed work.  All make-up work must be completed in a timely manner as set forth in the Student Handbook.
    1. Any missed handouts will be in the make-up work folder. 
    2. Any notes, bell work, etc. must be gotten from a classmate. 
    3. All tests, quizzes, videos, etc. will be made up in the library or with me, NOT DURING CLASSROOM TIME. You may retake one test per nine weeks if you do not pass that test. You must work out a time with me. This is at the teachers discretion.

 

  1. Late Assignments:  The highest grade a student can make on a late assignment is 75% (One day late = 75%). If the assignment is not turned in after that students will loose 10% points every day after that.
  2. Assignment Headers: Every assignment that is turned in should follow the same format. 

In the top right corner of the page:

  1. Name
  2. Date
  3. Period
  4. Assignment

Note following this header format means your work will not be graded until it is fixed.

  1. Internet Access: As a FSHS student you have a student login / password.  You will need this login and password for this class. If you have lost FSHS computer use privileges you are still required to do any Internet assignments given.
  2. Internet/Email Assignments: Special Permission must be given by me to email an assignment. Any assignments emailed to me should follow the following format:
    1. The document should be saved as ASSIGNMENT_BLOCK_CLASS_LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME

For example: Introduction_2nd_World Civ._Preston_Doug

  1. The document should then be emailed to doug.preston@simpson.kyschools.us as an attachment.
  2. The email should also be sent to yourself (CC’d) so that you know the email has been delivered.
  3. I will reply to your email saying that I have received it.  If you do not get this reply then I did not receive your email.
  1. Hall Pass Procedures: If you leave the room for any reason, you must complete my Hall Pass/Sign Out procedures.  Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action.
  2. You must use one of your four hall passes and fill out the appropriate information AND get the teacher to initial your hall pass.
  3. Finally, you must sign in by writing the time you return to class in the appropriate spaces on the hall pass and turn the hall pass into the instructor.

If you do not have a hall pass

or are in an area other than where you signed out to be

you will serve detention with me or be referred to an administrator depending

on the situation.

 

Methods:

            We will be using a variety of activities and technologies in this class.  The list includes but is not limited to:


 

Lecture

Discussion

Small Group Activities

Library Research

Internet Assignments

Individual Presentations

Group Presentations

Power Point Presentations

KET Encyclomedia Videos & Video Clips

Internet Research


 

 

Assessment:

 

Grading Procedures:

 

Grades will be figured according to multiple categories.  All work will be scored for accuracy, effort and other criteria according to a scoring rubric.  Any and all cheating will result in a zero for all parties and notification of your parent/guardian.

 

  • I grade by using a point system.  Each category will be weighted.
  • You will receive rubrics to see what actions are needed to earn your desired grade.

35% Tests

Tests will be given periodically. You will be given ample notice to prepare for all tests.  To pass these exams it will require you to STUDY!!

 

15% Homework

You are expected to complete and turn in assignment first thing as you walk into the classroom.  There will be a homework container for you to place your assignment.

 

20% Exit Slips

These assessments will be given each day after the day’s lesson. You are expected to complete and turn in before you leave the classroom.  Your tests will come mostly from these questions.

 

15% Comprehensive/ Supplemental projects

Projects will be given to the class for each unit that we study. Projects can include: classwork, art and or music composition, bulletin board creations, creative writing assignments, debates, research project, skits and TV show!!

 

15% (Bell Ringer focus activities)   This includes Point sheets!!

 

 

  1. The grading scale will be as follows:

A                     100-90

B                     89-80

C                     79-70

D                     69-60

F                      59-0

  1. Grading will be based on the following activities:

                        Tests                                                   

                        Flashback Quizzes                             

                        Daily/Homework Assignments          

                        Special Projects/Presentations

                                    Daily Journal/Notebook

                                    Point Sheet

  1. Bonus Points may be awarded for each Hall Pass the student has not used at the end of each 9 weeks and extra credit assignments discussed with and approved by the teacher before the assignment is done (points vary).  Extra credit assignments will not replace tests, projects or presentations. In any case the maximum bonus points awarded in any grading period may not exceed 5% of the total points for that grading period.

 

Behavior Consequences:

      Level One= Warning

       Level Two= See Instructor after Class, Detention, Phone Call to Parents

       Level Three= ISAP or See Administrator If Behavior Continues

Note: Extreme outbursts or classroom interruptions will not be tolerated and will result in     immediate referral to the office

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Name:     ______________________________

 

Parent / Guardian Name(s)      ______________________________

 

  • What is the best way to reach you during the school day?  (Email, Home Phone, Work Phone, Cell Phone?) Please list.

 

 

 

  • What do you see as your child’s strengths?

 

 

 

  • What do you feel are the greatest obstacles to your child’s success?

 

 

 

  • What are your goals for your child this school year?

 

 

 

  • What interests, hobbies, or activities do you share with your child?

 

 

 

  • How can I be most helpful to you and your child?

 

 

 

My student and I have read the syllabus for the World Civilizations class and understand the academic and behavioral expectations of the class.

 

Signatures:           Parent         ______________________________

 

                             Student      ______________________________

World Civilizations

 

Contact Information:

Coach Preston                                                                                  

Room # 212                                                                Franklin-Simpson High School

                                                                                    Franklin, KY 40047

                                                 

doug.preston@simpson.kyschools.us

 

My planning time is 4th period.  The best way to contact me is via email, I check it daily and generally reply within 24 hours.

 

Course Description:

This course is a study of selected world civilizations and their changing patterns of thought and government from the Old World to the New World.  Emphasis is on developments in agriculture, industry, science and technology, the arts, and political thoughts with their relative importance to today’s world.

 

Textbook:

Ramirez, S.E., Stearns, P., & Wineburg, S., World History: Human Legacy: Modern Era, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 2008.

 

Supply List:

Needed Daily

  • 3-Ring Binder with front and back pockets just for this class – 1” to 1.5” size recommended (The handouts you will receive and the notes you take will become your working text.  You should keep everything in your binder, neatly organized).
  • 5-10 Tab Dividers for Binder
  • Note Cards – for major figures, events, and exit slip questions
  • College Ruled Loose-leaf Notebook Paper for Binder
  • Flash Drive (Memory Stick) - for projects and presentation
  • Pencil / Pen
  • 1 Box coloring Pencils.

 

Classroom Procedures:

  1. Tardies: Students will be expected to be on time for class.  If you arrive after class has begun you must have A) tardy pass from the office or B) a note from your last class’s teacher indicating why you are late. Tardies will be reported to the office.
  2. Use of Cell Phones or Other Electronic / Recording Devices:  Use of cell phones or personal electronic devices during class is strictly prohibited!  Cell phones should be off at all times and put away. If I see the phone it will be taken. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!
  3. Plagiarism: In today’s world of globalization, plagiarism has become much too commonplace in academia. In short if you use another’s words (i.e. copy & paste, summarize, or paraphrase), without giving the original author proper credit via bibliographic citation, you are plagiarizing!  If you are caught plagiarizing work in this class you will receive a zero for that assignment!  Furthermore, the school administration and your parents/guardians will be notified.
  4. Bell Ringer Assignments/ Flashback Quizzes/ Exit Slip Reflection: There will be daily bell ringer assignments & flashback quizzes (a.k.a. warm-ups) for each student to immediately begin working on as they enter class.  These will be collected at the end of each week.  In addition to opening bell work I will be adding daily closing reflections (via exit slip questions).
  5. Make-up Work: It is the responsibility of the student to get & complete any missed work.  All make-up work must be completed in a timely manner as set forth in the Student Handbook.
    1. Any missed handouts will be in the make-up work folder. 
    2. Any notes, bell work, etc. must be gotten from a classmate. 
    3. All tests, quizzes, videos, etc. will be made up in the library or with me, NOT DURING CLASSROOM TIME. You may retake one test per nine weeks if you do not pass that test. You must work out a time with me. This is at the teachers discretion.

 

  1. Late Assignments:  The highest grade a student can make on a late assignment is 75% (One day late = 75%). If the assignment is not turned in after that students will loose 10% points every day after that.
  2. Assignment Headers: Every assignment that is turned in should follow the same format. 

In the top right corner of the page:

  1. Name
  2. Date
  3. Period
  4. Assignment

Note following this header format means your work will not be graded until it is fixed.

  1. Internet Access: As a FSHS student you have a student login / password.  You will need this login and password for this class. If you have lost FSHS computer use privileges you are still required to do any Internet assignments given.
  2. Internet/Email Assignments: Special Permission must be given by me to email an assignment. Any assignments emailed to me should follow the following format:
    1. The document should be saved as ASSIGNMENT_BLOCK_CLASS_LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME

For example: Introduction_2nd_World Civ._Preston_Doug

  1. The document should then be emailed to doug.preston@simpson.kyschools.us as an attachment.
  2. The email should also be sent to yourself (CC’d) so that you know the email has been delivered.
  3. I will reply to your email saying that I have received it.  If you do not get this reply then I did not receive your email.
  1. Hall Pass Procedures: If you leave the room for any reason, you must complete my Hall Pass/Sign Out procedures.  Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action.
  2. You must use one of your four hall passes and fill out the appropriate information AND get the teacher to initial your hall pass.
  3. Finally, you must sign in by writing the time you return to class in the appropriate spaces on the hall pass and turn the hall pass into the instructor.

If you do not have a hall pass

or are in an area other than where you signed out to be

you will serve detention with me or be referred to an administrator depending

on the situation.

 

Methods:

            We will be using a variety of activities and technologies in this class.  The list includes but is not limited to:


 

Lecture

Discussion

Small Group Activities

Library Research

Internet Assignments

Individual Presentations

Group Presentations

Power Point Presentations

KET Encyclomedia Videos & Video Clips

Internet Research


 

 

Assessment:

 

Grading Procedures:

 

Grades will be figured according to multiple categories.  All work will be scored for accuracy, effort and other criteria according to a scoring rubric.  Any and all cheating will result in a zero for all parties and notification of your parent/guardian.

 

  • I grade by using a point system.  Each category will be weighted.
  • You will receive rubrics to see what actions are needed to earn your desired grade.

35% Tests

Tests will be given periodically. You will be given ample notice to prepare for all tests.  To pass these exams it will require you to STUDY!!

 

15% Homework

You are expected to complete and turn in assignment first thing as you walk into the classroom.  There will be a homework container for you to place your assignment.

 

20% Exit Slips

These assessments will be given each day after the day’s lesson. You are expected to complete and turn in before you leave the classroom.  Your tests will come mostly from these questions.

 

15% Comprehensive/ Supplemental projects

Projects will be given to the class for each unit that we study. Projects can include: classwork, art and or music composition, bulletin board creations, creative writing assignments, debates, research project, skits and TV show!!

 

15% (Bell Ringer focus activities)   This includes Point sheets!!

 

 

  1. The grading scale will be as follows:

A                     100-90

B                     89-80

C                     79-70

D                     69-60

F                      59-0

  1. Grading will be based on the following activities:

                        Tests                                                   

                        Flashback Quizzes                             

                        Daily/Homework Assignments          

                        Special Projects/Presentations

                                    Daily Journal/Notebook

                                    Point Sheet

  1. Bonus Points may be awarded for each Hall Pass the student has not used at the end of each 9 weeks and extra credit assignments discussed with and approved by the teacher before the assignment is done (points vary).  Extra credit assignments will not replace tests, projects or presentations. In any case the maximum bonus points awarded in any grading period may not exceed 5% of the total points for that grading period.

 

Behavior Consequences:

      Level One= Warning

       Level Two= See Instructor after Class, Detention, Phone Call to Parents

       Level Three= ISAP or See Administrator If Behavior Continues

Note: Extreme outbursts or classroom interruptions will not be tolerated and will result in     immediate referral to the office

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Name:     ______________________________

 

Parent / Guardian Name(s)      ______________________________

 

  • What is the best way to reach you during the school day?  (Email, Home Phone, Work Phone, Cell Phone?) Please list.

 

 

 

  • What do you see as your child’s strengths?

 

 

 

  • What do you feel are the greatest obstacles to your child’s success?

 

 

 

  • What are your goals for your child this school year?

 

 

 

  • What interests, hobbies, or activities do you share with your child?

 

 

 

  • How can I be most helpful to you and your child?

 

 

 

My student and I have read the syllabus for the World Civilizations class and understand the academic and behavioral expectations of the class.

 

Signatures:           Parent         ______________________________

 

                             Student      ______________________________