Global History & Geography II Mr. Neuner’s Rules & Expectations Classroom Rules • Be respectful to your peers, your teacher and yourself. • The bell begins class, so be in your assigned seat before the bell rings or you will be marked late. • Bring all of your supplies to class every day. To be prepared you must have a three-ring binder with paper, a pen, pencil, and textbook. • Be in your assigned seat daily. Course Expectations I am a firm believer in helping all students if they have any difficulty with the course work. For that reason I encourage all of you to discuss any problems with me so that I can help. I am available everyday after school and periods 1, 6, 7 & 9 the 1st semester and 1, 3, 7 & 9 the 2nd semester. Course Expectations Cont… • Homework (10% of the quarter grade). – The types of assignments are: • • • • Reading Writing Worksheets or textbook questions Studying • Homework will always be handed in at the beginning of class. Any late homework will automatically lose 30 points. Incomplete assignments must be made up by the end of the day. Course Expectations Cont… • Tests and Quizzes – Unit Tests (30% of the quarter grade) – Large Quizzes (20%) • These are vocabulary and map quizzes, along with video guides, critical thinking questions and notebook checks. • Reading Quizzes (20% of the quarter grade) – A reading quiz will be administered the next day after a reading assignment. • There are 8 unit tests throughout the year and I will give you fair warning for all tests and quizzes so that you have adequate time to study. Course Expectations Cont… • Projects (20% of your quarter grade). – The projects that we will complete this year will assess your full understanding of a given topic. – Example projects: • Revolutions Newspaper • Projects on Latin America & World War I • Composition Notebook of at least 5 Final Copy Essays (5 = 65, All essays completed = 100). Absence Policy “It is the student’s responsibility to request all make-up assignments from subject teachers following absence from class.” This includes notes, handouts and assignments. Assignments can be viewed on Mr. Neuner’s homepage or mygradebook.com. This means you have no excuse for getting behind. Classword: 0910Neuner___ Password: Your student ID # Our school policy with testing states that the following day that you return to school you must take the test. Any missed tests or quizzes on the day of the exam will only be made up after 2:30. Special Notice • In accordance with the Fabius-Pompey Middle/High School Student/Parent Handbook, any copied homework or tests will result in a zero on the work for all students involved. Also, involved students will not receive extra-credit assignments. • Any cell phone or Ipod use from 8 am – 2:30 pm will result in the confiscation of said device. Closing • I anticipate having a fantastic year with all of you. This year of 10th grade social studies will challenge you, but our new information and review of 9th grade content will prepare you for the Global History & Geography Regents in June.