Course Introduction & Requirements


Across the Centuries – Houghton- Mifflin


Course Introduction

Students will be focusing on the period from approximately 476 C.E. to 1800 C.E.

Students will recognize the inter-relatedness of geography, economics, culture, belief systems, and political systems within 

history. They will develop an appreciation of the multicultural and multi-ethnic dimension of our society and the contributions made by groups within the scope of study. Students will strive to improve their research, reading, writing, organization, and presenting skills. Students use an interactive notebook which has been extremely successful.


Methods of Assessment

Grading will be based on written assignments, quizzes, tests, projects, and homework assignments. Students can check 

grades online at any time using individual passwords found on their schedules. Parents can do the same. I grade on a 

straight percentage.


90-100% = A                80-89% = B                70-79% = C                60-69% = D                    59-0% = F


BYOD- Bring Your Own Device

In the technology world a “device” is defined as a portable web-enabled device, such as but not limited to, smartphones, and tablets.


I permit students to use their personal devices for academic purposes, should they possess them, only when I give permission to do so. These devices are never a graded part of what we do in class; hence a student’s educational experience or grade will never suffer if they do not possess a device. Should students choose to bring such devices to school, please be aware that neither the school nor SLCUSD are responsible for any loss or damage to such a device.

 *I have a class set of Chromebooks will be using throughout the year.


Homework/ Makeup Work

Homework will be assigned Monday-Thursday and occasional Fridays.

Late work will not be accepted. Students with an excused absence will be given one day per absence to make up work. It is the responsibility of the student to find out what was missed from my website. I do not give extra credit.


Student Expectations

Students are responsible for coming to class every day prepared with a blue or black pen, pencil, one notebook (8 ½ X 11, minimum 100 sheets-we will provide one notebook per student), school planner, classwork  and homework. In addition, students should have a small stapler, glue sticks, and colored pencils (12).