World Geography-Honors Grade 9 Mr. Ward West Broward High School Bobcats Contact information: Planning period: 7 School Phone: (754) 323-2600 Email: Patrick.Ward@browardschools.com My webpage: http://www.quia.com/profiles/drodrigues Supplies needed for class: o Motivation to succeed o Colored pencils o Small Dictionary o Printer and Internet access o A positive attitude o Loose-leaf paper o 3-ring binder/notebook o Flash drive for document storage o Pens & #2 pencils Textbook: Glencoe: World Geography – ($63.99 if lost) All necessary reading material will also be made available via the teacher webpage. Projected 2012-2013 Cultural Geography Topics of Discussion: Unit 1 - Chapters 1-4, The World Unit 7 - Chapters 20-22, Sub-Saharan Africa Unit 2 - Chapters 5-7, United States and Canada Unit 8 – Chapters 23-25, South Asia Unit 3 - Chapters 8-10, Latin America and Caribbean Unit 9 – Chapters 26-28, East Asia Unit 4 – Chapters 11-13, Europe Unit 10 – Chapters 29-31, Southeast Asia Unit 5 – Chapters 14-16, Russia Unit 11 – Chapters 32-34, Australia, Oceania Unit 6 – Chapters 17-19, North Africa and SW Asia Grading System: Test/Projects: 40% Quizzes: 30% Classwork: 20% Homework: 10% Classroom Policies and Procedures: o All School Board of Broward County Student Code of Conduct policies are in effect in the classroom and throughout the school. o It is expected you will give others the same respect, courtesy, and understanding you would expect to receive. o Tardy Policy: The student is expected to be in his/her seat when the tardy bell rings. Disciplinary action will be taken for excessive tardies. o Absences: If you are absent, you are given two days to make-up the work assigned the day you were absent, per School Board policy. Projects and pre-assigned work do not fall under this rule. Any work that was assigned before you were absent and due on the day(s) you were absent is due the day you get back, without exception. If you know you are going to be absent, turn the project or work in before your anticipated absence. o Projects: Semester projects are assigned to all Geography students. Projects will be completed in steps, and each step will have its own deadline. All projects will be accompanied by a rubric. o Quizzes: Various quizzes are given throughout the year to assess student strengths and weaknesses. A quiz may cover terms/vocabulary, class discussions, required readings, etc. Quizzes may or may not be announced. Be prepared to take a quiz daily. o Tests: Tests make up the largest portion of a student’s grade in geography and are administered at the end of each unit. Students who are absent during tests will be given a test of the same content but of a different format. o Cell Phone & Electronic Devices: Your cell phone and any electronic devices should be powered off and in your book bag/purse at all times. This is your warning. The use of cell phones during class time will result in the phone being taken and turned over to administration per School Board rules. o Teacher webpage: Our class website is the easiest way to keep updated with daily class activities, homework, and future tests. It is imperative you check the website daily! Occasionally, you will be required to print something from the website to bring to class or go to a specific website to look up information for homework. It is important that you have access to the Internet, as well as a working printer. If this is a problem, you can go to the public library or use the media center before or after school. o Helpful Links: o www.westbrowardhigh.com o https://gradebook.browardschools.com/redirect/index.html (Pinnacle – to view grades) o https://earth.google.com EVALUATION; The grading system will be based on content specific writing components, reading selections, quizzes, tests, completed assignments, journals, essays, book reports, projects, map skills, notebook portfolio, and class participation. A final grade will be given based on the percent average of the previous and according to the countywide grades scale. A = 90-100 B = 80-86 C = 70-76 D = 60-66 B+= 87-89 C+= 77-79 D+= 66-69 F = 0-59 Academic dishonesty (cheating of any kind) will result in a grade of 0, Late work will not Extra Credit: Students will be given extra credit opportunities (i.e., essays, posters) during the term You are required to keep this course syllabus in your notebook and please feel free to refer to it as needed Your success in mastering the content of this course is my utmost priority, but your effort will greatly affect your performance. If you have any problems or questions, please don’t hesitate to seek my assistance. WEST BROWARD HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT PARENTAL CONTACT Dear Parents or Guardians, I would like to welcome your and your child to West Broward High School. I am excited to have your child in our American History class. We will be doing a variety of activities this term to learn about America’s past and looking forward to its’ future. I would like to recommend that you check with your child frequently to see how he/she is doing in class. It is important that you be aware of his/her academic progress. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at Patrick.Ward@browardschools.com., or at West Broward High School. Please take the time to fill out the following information and have your child return it this week. Thank you, Mr. Ward Social Studies Student’s Name _______________________________ Date _______________ Student’s Signature _________________________________________________ I UNDERSTAND AND HAVE READ THE COURSE SYLLABUS WITH MY CHILD Parent/Guardian’s Name ________________________ Date _______________ Parent/Guardian’s Signature __________________________________________ Street Address _____________________________________________________ City __________________________________ Zip Code __________________ E mail ___________________________________ Home Phone _________________________ Cell Phone ___________________ Emergency Contact Person’s Name ____________________________________ Emergency Contact’s Phone Number ___________________________________ PARENTAL COOPERATION: It is strongly encouraged that parents communicate with me preferably at the above e-mail. Messages will be returned within 24 TO 48 hours. I recommend that parents also make themselves accessible as possible by leaving both a cell number, and a home number.
Pages to are hidden for
"2012 13 Geo syllabus"Please download to view full document