COURSE CONTENT: The course includes the study of political, social, and economic themes such as nationalism, economic systems, modernization, belief systems, and human rights within the following cultural context: the Middle East, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and the World Today.
CLASS MATERIALS: Students are required to have a three ring binder, which will serve as their notebooks. Please bring a pen or pencil to class every day.
HOMEWORK: Each quarter students will have FOUR homework packets to complete. They will be collected about every two weeks, and will be graded based upon neatness, percentage complete, and accuracy of information.
TESTS: Tests and/or quizzes are generally given weekly. Questions will be based upon: notes, textbook readings, class discussions, and hand-outs.
MAKE-UP WORK: When students are absent they are expected to obtain work that has been completed in class. Work handed in late will not receive full credit.
GRADING: Quarterly grades will be computed as follows: 1/3 homework, class work and participation (which includes attendance in class); 2/3 tests and projects. FOUR best quiz grades will equal one test grade.
NYS TEST: ALL students must take the Global History & Geography Regent’s Exam.
PARENT-TEACHER CONTACT: Communication between parents and teachers is essential to the learning process. PLEASE feel free to contact me at any time. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.