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Course Expectations 9

Course Expectations 9

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 Welcome to your 9th Grade History class! In the upcoming year we will examine andquestion the past and current interaction of major political, social, economic, and diplomaticevents in Modern World History. In doing so, we will come to better understand who we are, where we are from, and what experiences have shaped our world and our place in it.
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Primary Text: World History; Connections to Today.
This text can be left at home,unless otherwise instructed.
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dditional information will be presented in a variety of ways, including but notlimited to handouts and films.
Required Materials:
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3-
ring Binder with loose
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leaf notebook paper.
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Binder should be divided into the following sections: 1.) weekly calendars 2.) classnotes/handouts
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.) homework/chapter notes 4.) unit& study guides
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C
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Expectations of Students & Student Responsibilities:
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tudents are expected to arrive to class ON TIME and ready to work with a pen orpencil, assignment notebook, homework, and history binder (
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ring). You must bring thesame history binder, every day! You will not be allowed to go to your locker to retrievethese items once class has started.
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tudents are expected to be
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TIVE participants in class discussions and activities. We learn the most when we ask questions, volunteer our ideas, and consider the ideas of others. ³
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ctive participation´ involves both contributing to discussion and listening toothers.
 
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tudents are expected to be RE
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respectful of peers, teachers,ideas, comments, and differences. Each of us has a part in the responsibility of creating arespectful environment at Duxbury High
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chool.
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tudents are expected to be HONE
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T at all times, adhering to the rules laid out in theDH
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tudent Handbook.
 Homework & Grades
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tudents can expect nightly homework assignments that will be relevant to the coursecurriculum and will be meaningful and helpful to students.
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ssignments will be posteddaily on the board and listed on your weekly calendar that will be given to you as well aspublished on the course blog and website.
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Homework is due
at the beginning of the class on which it's due.
Homework  will be checked in class, collected periodically, discussed, and will be part of yournotebook. Your homework will be a percentage of your term grade and is expected to beneat and display effort and thought
. Late homework will not be accepted for fullcredit and may only be handed in the day after its original due date
. Yourgrade for each term will be determined as a percentage of the number of points which you earned on each graded assignment versus the number of total points could haveearned during each graded assignment. This will be modified during the termthat yourfinal draft of your term paper is due. The term paper will reflect 25% of the grade for thatquarter.
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Unannounced ³notes quizzes´ will be given periodically to serve as a check thatstudents are keeping up with classroom and text reading and notes.
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tudents are expected to:
 
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Have carefully and completely read any assigned pages from textbook or othersource, and be ready to share the information that they have read.
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Have fully and punctually completed any additional assignment given toaccompany a reading.
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ssignments include but are not restricted to:
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Notes
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Expected to be in outline form.
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mount of information noted isdependent upon length of/amount of information in a given paragraph.
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lease seeme if you need help in working with a specific style of outlining
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 Worksheets
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ll parts of worksheets are expected to be completed fully,according to the directions given both on the worksheet and by Ms. O.
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P
aragraphs
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Written nightly homework assignments of 1
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paragraphs:
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aragraphs are generally 5
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12 sentences in length, depending upon the specificassignment. Ms. O. will give specific expectations regarding length for eachassignment.
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tudents will
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earn full credit for the following:
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one
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 word answers, late assignments, incomplete worksheets,assignments (paragraphs, questions, maps) that do not meet the requiredexpectations laid out in the directions.
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Tests will be given at the end of each unit, two or three times per quarter, dependingon the number of units in a given quarter. Quizzes will also be given and will be bothannounced and unannounced.

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