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Class Rules

St. Therese Catholic School

7th Grade American History Class

Dear Parents and Student,

                I would like to welcome you to seventh grade American History.  I thank you for the opportunity to teach your child at St. Therese.  There is nothing in the world that I would rather do than to teach American History to students.  I understand the necessity of a quality education, therefore, I pledge to come to class prepared at all time for each lesson, maintain a contagious enthusiasm, and provide a safe and challenging environment.  I am really excited for this school year, and please, if you have any questions, feel free to give me a call.

Course Description

                This course is designed to examine the period in American History from the Pre-Columbus period through 1865.  Great emphasis will be placed on the development of the United States Constitution and the rights and responsibilities we have under the blessings of liberty.

Assignments

  1. Reading:  Your child should be reading every reading. .  Reading is the most important on-going assignment for the year.  We will not use a textbook, but rather we will use the Hippocampus.org text found online.  There will be reading questions for every reading assignment.
  2. Writing:  Students will be required to write an essay for assigned topics during the year.
  3. Oral Reports:  Students will be required to give an oral presentation on assigned topics during the year.
  4. Films: We will watch several films during the year to supplement and enrich our study on American History.  Every film will have a set of film questions.  Any time a student is absent, the film can be watched on utube to get the answers to the questions.
  5. Pre-Test Questions:  Every question that a student answers at school and at home is a possible test question.  Students should study these questions prior to the exam.
  6. Tests:  About every other week, a test will be given.  Students are allowed to use their pre-test and text on every test.
  7. Extra Credit:  Students are strongly encouraged to complete some or all the extra credit projects that will be assigned during the year.
  8. Finals:  Every student will take a comprehensive “pass or fail” final at the end of the year.

Class rules

  1. Treat everyone with consideration and respect at all times.
  2. Be responsible and courteous.
  3. Do not interfere with another person’s right to a safe and quality education.
  4. Do not talk out of turn or when the teacher is talking.
  5. No name-calling or put-downs.
  6. Practice kindness.
  7. Don’t spread gossip or rumors about others.
  8. Always remember, “Humor never hurts anyone.”
  9. Practice “good manners.”
  10. Be helpful to each other and to adults.
  11. Be nice.  Remember, “It is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice.”
  12. No gum, pop, or food in the classroom.
  13. Be responsible.  Turn in work on time.  Read all assigned reading, study for all tests and show grade checks to your parents.
  14. When the bell rings, students need to be in their seat.
  15. Take pride in your work.  You can do a great job if you believe in yourself.
  16. Have fun while learning.

Thank you for the opportunity to be your teacher,

T. Brotherton

7th Grade American History Teacher

St. Therese Catholic School

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