In US History we will cover: We will cover Units 2, 3 and 4 first semester and 5, 6, 7 second semester.
GRADING: Student performance will be assessed using a variety of assessment methods, including but not limited to: quizzes, tests, homework assignments, in class work and projects.
59 or below-F
*If a student is tardy two or fewer times per semester the teacher will change lowest chapter test score to 100%. A student also can't have an office referal or a cell phone violation. The teacher has the right to take away your floating A for not doing things correctly in class. The teacher can restore the floating A if he sees fit.
Tardy Policy in addition to lose of floating A: 3 - 6 tardy-Loss of Floating A 15 minute detention served in the morning before school in room 211 and a call home or e-mail home 6+ tardy Office referral and 15 minute detention.
EXAMS: Exams will generally be worth 100 points each. Tests may consist of multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and matching. The essay questions will be 20 points and are graded separate from the test. Semester exams will be comprehensive for the semester and will make up no more than 12% of the final grade. Students will be given the opportunity to re-take any exam in order to demonstrate new learning or deeper comprehension of the content covered. Students will be responsible to make arrangements to take a different version of the test (which may be through personal communication) on their own time. Usually in the morning or during seminar. Regardless of score, the most current test results will be recorded for the grade as they demonstrate the more current level of understanding.
Make-up Work - Excused Absences - The student is responsible for obtaining all make-up work and for making appointments to meet with teachers to make-up tests, quizzes, etc. Students will be expected to make up all work missed as the result of an absence. They will be allowed two (2) days for the first day missed and one (1) day for each consecutive day absent beyond the first, unless other arrangements are made with the individual teachers. Advance make-up is required (unless other arrangements are made with the classroom teacher) when the absence is due to a regularly scheduled school sponsored activity and may be required on prearranged absences authorized by the principal. -Taken from the 2011-12 Lansing Student Handbook.
I expect students to follow school and district policies as defined in the Lansing High School student handbook (agenda). I believe I have a right to teach and students have a right to learn. I expect students to act in manner which respects those rights. Breaking the rules will result in a disciplinary action/reprimand appropriate for each infraction. My classroom rules are:
1. Follow class instruction.
2. Respect others.
3. Respect yourself
4. Respect others property.
The Teacher will make any other rules he views as necessary!
*No use of profanity will be tolerated in the classroom.
*I will contact parents often to keep them updated on your progress and behavior.
*Cell Phone policy used by our school will be followed: Shut the phone off as you enter the room. I will take it from you if used during the class and taken to an administrator. You can pick it up at the end of the day. This will result in lose of your floating A. There will be times that we will use your phone in class for academic reasons. You must use it properly. If not used correctly then you will lose your floating A and also will have to pick-up phone from an administrator.
Chapter 5 power point at bottom.