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US History and World History

World History and US History

2018-2019

Disston Academy

Mrs. Tabitha D. Shorter

shortert@pcsb.org

 

Welcome to another great school year at Disston Academy

US History

Syllabus

1st Semester and 2nd Semester

 

 

Units of Instruction-Semester One

1 Post-Civil War America

2 Industrial America

3 Populism and Progressivism

4The Age of Imperialism

5Semester 1 Review and Exam

 

Units of Instruction Semester Two

1 Progress and Challenges

2 The Cold War Begins

3 Change Is in the Air

4Contemporary Issues

5Semester 2 Review and Exam

 

Grading Scale

100-90 A

89-80 B

79-70 C

69-60 D

60 & Below F

Percentages for Assignments

25%- Classwork

15% Quizzes

35% Projects and Quizzes

25%-Binder Checks (Weekly)

 

Internet Expectations-If you are observed three times on YouTube, downloading Opera, or any other unauthorized websites- book work will be assigned.

Internet is a privilege, but the abuse of the internet will not be tolerated.

  • Rules for the Internet
    • Only educational websites allowed that teacher utilizes for enhancing the learning in the classroom
    • My mixtape.com only (no videos or YouTube)
    • No e-commerce websites (eBay, Nike, Amazon, etc.)
    • No Opera Browser downloading will be tolerated.
    • If any of these internet rules are broken- you will be assigned bookwork for the remainder of the school year. (No exceptions)

Expectations for the class!

  • Respect others.
  • Respect the personal property of others and of the school.
  • Do your best every day in everything.
  • Take notes (as they are required for Notebook checks)
  • Use appropriate language in the classroom
  • Bring binder to class every day!
  • Voice levels are at zero during testing (No exceptions!)

 

  • Name of Parent/Legal Guardian
  • Allergies:
  • How does your student learn best?
  • Best number to contact: 

 

 

Please read the syllabus and place your signature below which acknowledges you understand the expectations of the classroom.

 

 

Student signature: ___________________________________________________

Parent signature: ____________________________________________________

 

 

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ― W.B. Yeats

 

 

 

 


 

World History

Mrs. Shorter

shortert@pcsb.org

Modern World History from 1450 Sem 1 & 2

1 Welcome to Modern World History

2 The Rise of the World's First Global Age

3 Revolutions in Science and Industry

4 Imperialism and Political Revolutions

5 Semester Wrap-Up

 

Semester Two

1 Modern World History since 1914

2 Global Conflicts and Recoveries

3 Decolonization, Nation Building, and the Cold War

4 Contemporary Issues

5 Semester Wrap-Up

 

Grading Scale

100-90 A

89-80 B

79-70 C

69-60 D

60 & Below F

Percentages for Assignments

25%- Classwork

15% Quizzes

35% Projects and Quizzes

25%-Binder Checks (Weekly)

 

Internet Expectations-If you are observed three times on YouTube, downloading Opera, or any other unauthorized websites- book work will be assigned.

Internet is a privilege, but the abuse of the internet will not be tolerated.

  • Rules for the Internet
    • Only educational websites allowed that teacher utilizes for enhancing the learning in the classroom
    • My mixtape.com only (no videos or YouTube)
    • No e-commerce websites (eBay, Nike, Amazon, etc.)
    • No Opera Browser downloading will be tolerated.
    • If any of these internet rules are broken- you will be assigned bookwork for the remainder of the school year. (No exceptions)

Expectations for the class!

  • Respect others.
  • Respect the personal property of others and of the school.
  • Do your best every day in everything.
  • Take notes (as they are required for Notebook checks)
  • Use appropriate language in the classroom

•        Bring binder to class every day!

•        Voice levels are at zero during testing (No exceptions!)

 

 

Please read the syllabus and place your signature below which acknowledges you understand the expectations of the classroom.

 

 

Student signature: ___________________________________________________

Parent signature: ____________________________________________________

 

 

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. – Kofi Annan

 

 

    Parent Signature____________________________________ Date________

 

    Student Signature__________________________________ Date __________

 

     Name of Parent/Legal Guardian

    Cell Phone:

    Home Phone:

   Address:

   Allergies: 

  How does your student learn best?