Class Syllabus

Mission Statement: Hartsville Middle School exists to inspire all students to develop their minds, attitudes, and goals in a changing world.

Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships!

Brief Course Outline

1st 9 weeks: Foundations in Geography & Africa

2nd 9 weeks: Australia (Oceania & Antartica) & Asia

3rd 9 weeks: Europe and South America

4th 9 weeks: North America (United States, Canada, and Mexico)

Course Requirements:

Students are encouraged to participate in class and complete daily tasks. Students are expected to makeup any missed task (Assessments, Quizzes, Mastery Checks) if absent. Remember to bring your iPads for Face-to-Face instruction.

Per each quarter: (minimum)

3 Assessments

4 Quizzes

7 Mastery Checks

DCSD Numerical Grading Scale:

A 100-90

B 89-80

C 79-70

D 69-60

F 59-Below

Daily Attendance

The 2020-2021 school year will include a combination of Face-to-Face and E-Learning instruction. Daily attendance will be different for each type of instruction.

Face-to-Face Attendance: on days when students attend class in person, Mr. Belden will take traditional attendance each class period.

E-Learning Attendance: on days when students are learning remotely, they must log into Zoom during the first 15 minutes of each class to be counted present and to receive daily instruction for that class.

Absences: students are responsible for all tasks missed due to absences. Student(s) must follow daily lesson plans for the day(s) missed and use the daily check list within each lesson plan to know what is expected to be accomplished each day.

Zoom Meeting Rules 2020