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WORLD HISTORY (HONORS) COURSE SYLLABUS MR. WELCH 2011 / 2012 Welcome back! What follows is a course description along with a set of classroom expectations and rules intended to make everyone’s life a whole lot easier. A clear understanding between you and me on these matters will ensure a productive and positive year. TEXT: WORLD HISTORY – CONNECTIONS TO TODAY / THE MODERN ERA PHONE: (760) 787-4050 E-MAIL: email@example.com COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students in grade nine/ten study major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late eighteenth century through the present, including the cause and course of the two world wars. They trace the rise of democratic ideas and develop an understanding of the historical roots of current world issues, especially as they pertain to international relations. They extrapolate from the American experience that democratic ideals are often achieved at a high price, remain vulnerable, and are not practiced everywhere in the world. Students develop an understanding of current world issues and relate them to their historical, geographical, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Students consider multiple accounts of events in order to understand international relations from a variety of perspectives. GRADES: All homework, assignments, tests, quizzes, and extra credit will have a point value. Late work will be accepted for ½ credit. The following standards for grading will apply: 90-100% = A 80-89% = B 70-79% = C 60-69% = D 59% and below = No credit EXPECTATIONS: You are expected to bring a pencil, pen, paper, and three-ringed binder to class everyday – NO EXCEPTIONS. Attendance and participation is critical. Come to class regularly, be in your seat when the bell rings, be prepared, and be ready to learn. I have high behavioral expectations for my students. All of the activities and class work demand that you work diligently. Anything to the contrary means that you are disrupting not only your own learning process, but others’ as well. I believe in respect and responsibility. Treat yourself and your classmates with respect, and be responsible for your own actions. RULES: 1. No food, drinks, or gum are permitted in the classroom. (water is O.K.) 2. Raise your hand before speaking or getting up from your seat. 3. Stay in your assigned seat until the bell rings. 4. Absolutely no cell phones or iPods. If you have your cell phone out, it will be confiscated and given back to you at the end of the school day. 5. Respect yourself and your classmates. *All policies regarding discipline, attendance, and tardiness as outlined in the student handbook will unquestionably be followed as well. CONSEQUENCES FOR POOR BEHAVIOR: 1. Verbal Warning 2. Call to Parents 3. Referral to Counselor 4. Referral to Vice Principal *In most cases I will follow this order. However, I reserve the right to skip to any subsequent steps if the behavior warrants. EXCUSED ABSENCES: When you are absent, make every effort to get caught up with the class. You will be allotted the amount of time you were absent to make up the work. Utilize BACE – it’s structured for your academic success, so take advantage of it. I CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH THE FACT THAT THESE NUMEROUS RULES AND EXPECTATIONS ARE NOT INTENDED TO MAKE YOUR LIFE HARD. THEIR PURPOSE IS SIMPLY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A CLEAR IMAGE OF WHAT IT TAKES TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN MY CLASS. (Please detach, sign, and return, as your child will receive credit for delivering this syllabus to you) My child, __________________________, and I have reviewed the syllabus and classroom expectations for Mr. Welch’s World History class. I understand that I can contact Mr. Welch by phone at the school or at firstname.lastname@example.org if I have any questions. Printed name ________________________ Signature ________________________ The best number to contact me is _____________________ home/work. Email: ______________________ *In an effort to visually display historical events, a variety of videos will be shown in class from time to time. Some of these will be PG and PG-13 rated (never R). If you would NOT like your child to view these videos, please indicate this by checking the box and an alternate assignment will be provided. No, I would not like my child to view these videos.
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