World History Syllabus
COURSE NAME: World History
TEACHER: Mrs. Heaton
CONFERENCE TIME: 3rd period 9:48- 10:33 am
TUTORING TIMES: Tuesdays and Thursdays after school 4:00- 4:30
EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
COURSE DESCRIPTION :
World History Studies is a survey of the history of humankind. Due to the expanse of world history and the time limitations of the school year, the scope of this course should focus on "essential" concepts and skills that can be applied to various eras, events, and people within the standards in subsection (c) of this section. The major emphasis is on the study of significant people, events, and issues from the earliest times to the present. Traditional historical points of reference in world history are identified as students analyze important events and issues in western civilization as well as in civilizations in other parts of the world. Students evaluate the causes and effects of political and economic imperialism and of major political revolutions since the 17th century. Students examine the impact of geographic factors on major historic events and identify the historic origins of contemporary economic systems. Students analyze the process by which constitutional governments evolved as well as the ideas from historic documents that influenced that process. Students trace the historical development of important legal and political concepts. Students examine the history and impact of major religious and philosophical traditions. Students analyze the connections between major developments in science and technology and the growth of industrial economies, and they use the process of historical inquiry to research, interpret, and use multiple sources of evidence.
- Masks are optional. Please bring ONE box of Kleenex!
- Bring a CHARGED laptop.
- Please have earbuds daily as you will need them on a regular basis for video demonstrations.
- Notebook paper, markers, pens, and pencils to all of your classes.
GRADING SCALE AND POLICY
Sanger High School grading guidelines are established to assist students with the mastery of the TEKS for each course. English, Science, Social Studies, and Math summative grades will count for 60% of the student’s total grade and formative grades will count for 40% (including quizzes) of the student’s total grade. Elective classes summative grades will count for 50% of the student’s total grade and formative grades will count for 50% (including quizzes) of the student’s total grade. Semester exams will count 20% of a student's final grade.
Students shall be allowed one week from the time they receive the assignment/assessment back to make corrections for half credit. This includes in class formative grades but excludes quizzes and tests. Once the one week option expires, the option for making corrections will no longer be allowed.
In order to support student learning, teachers will provide appropriate interventions for students before they redo work. Our purpose for students redoing assignments is to support student mastery learning of course objectives; therefore, if a student earns a 70% or better, mastery has been achieved and corrections will not be an option. A grade of 70% will be the maximum grade for a corrected paper.
Secondary students are expected to submit all assignments, including electronic assignments, by the date and time established by the classroom teacher. For assignments that are received after the date and time established by the classroom teacher, please refer to the table below. Once the summative assessment has been administered and feedback has been provided to students, formative work from that unit will no longer be accepted by teachers.
In order to provide the total assessment profile of a student’s academic progress for a course, any student missing classroom instruction should be given the opportunity to make up the missing assigned work. This will ensure instructional continuity and place importance upon consistent attendance and daily study.
Makeup Work Guidelines
All students shall be allowed to make up work when they are absent from class.
- Students shall have a time equal to days absent from class plus one day to complete
all missed assignments.
- Under extenuating circumstances, such as long-term illness or family emergencies, teachers may choose to give students more than one day for each day missed to make-up assignments.
- Make-up tests or quizzes should be administered during tutorial times to prevent the student from missing additional class time; however, students who cannot attend tutorials must be given the opportunity to make up this work during the regular school day.
- A student should not, on the day of returning to school, be required to take a quiz or test. The student should be afforded the opportunity to complete content, test review, and ask clarifying questions of the teacher before a test is given.
- Makeup work, including tests, may be of an altered version. Teachers may assign alternate work to assure that students who have been absent have sufficient opportunity to master the TEKS or to meet subject or course requirements. The assignments shall be based on the instructional objectives for the subject or course and may provide greater depth of subject matter than routine makeup work.
- School related absences are given the same amount of time to complete makeup work as non-school related absences. Students absent from class due to school sponsored activities are instructed to speak with their classroom teachers prior to the planned absence.
Exceptions may be granted by the administration in extenuating circumstances.
The full Grading Guidelines for Secondary Campuses
can be located on the SHS website.
NO FINAL EXAMS WILL BE ADMINISTERED EARLY
Any student who will be absent for a final exam will need to notify an administrator before December 3, 2021 (Fall Final Exam) or May 6, 2022 (Spring Final Exam). Those students who miss a final exam MUST make up their final exam Monday, January 3, 2022 (Fall Final Exam) or Tuesday, May 31, 2022 (Spring Final Exam) at 8:00am at Sanger High School or their final exam grade will remain a “0”.
CELL PHONE POLICY
Cell phone use is not permitted in classrooms unless expressly authorized by the teacher for educational purposes only. Once the tardy bell has rung, phones should be placed in backpacks and remain there for the duration of the class period. Phones may only be used before school, during passing periods, and while at lunch. If a teacher asks for a student’s phone and the student refuses to cooperate, an administrator will be called to remove the phone from the classroom. If a parent needs to make contact with their student during class time, please contact the front office and they will assist you.
Headphone use is only allowed before school, during passing periods, and while at lunch. Students may only use headphones in class as permitted by the teacher for educational purposes only. If a student refuses to cooperate with the headphone policy disciplinary actions will be taken.
DRESS CODE POLICY
The district dress code must be followed at all times.
Students must be in class before the tardy bell stops ringing in order not to be counted tardy. Any student arriving after that time is considered tardy. Students arriving more than 10 minutes late to class will be counted absent. Repeated instances of tardiness will result in more severe disciplinary action, in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Tardies are cumulative, not per class period, and will reset at the completion of each semester. Excessive tardies can be subject to mandatory attendance laws.
- 5-11 Tardies: Detention (1 hour detention for tardy 5, 7, 9, 11)
- 13-17 Tardies: Saturday School (3 hour detention for tardy 13, 15, 17)
- 19+ Tardies: ISS (each odd # tardy)
Students are expected to contribute to a fair learning environment by exhibiting honesty while upholding the integrity of Sanger ISD, as well as their own honor and moral character. Students should accept ownership and pride in their own work, as well as establish positive behaviors to support future academic endeavors and workplace expectations. Learning requires students to take responsibility for one’s own work at all times and display one’s own knowledge, judgment, and creativity. Academically, this means no cheating, plagiarizing, or inappropriate use of technology in any way.
- Take full credit only for their own work.
- Provide full credit to others with whom they have collaborated or who have influenced them.
- Credit others’ work they have incorporated into their own.
- Collaborate with other students only as specifically directed and authorized. If collaboration has not been specified as permissible, the assignment must be your individual effort. Unless you are explicitly told you may work together, you may not.
- Report breaches of academic integrity to a teacher, counselor or administrator
Cheating is defined as seeking to obtain (or aiding another to obtain) credit or improved scores through the use of any unauthorized or deceptive means. Examples of cheating include, but are not limited to:
- Copying work for homework, test, or any other assignment, whether verbally, in written form, or electronically.
- Allowing another student to copy your work for homework, test, or any other assignment, whether verbally, in written form, or electronically.
- Presenting collaborative work as individual work.
- Fabricating data, information, or sources.
- Using unauthorized help or information during the completion of an assignment or assessment. This may include answer keys in textbooks, study guides such as Sparknotes, cheat sheets, cell phones, or other physical or online sources.
- Asking about or sharing questions and/or answers to quizzes and exams.
- Submitting the same work for more than one assignment without express permission from your teacher(s).
- Altering corrections or scores with the intent of changing your grade.
- Leaving an online assessment screen, such as Canvas, during the assessment for any reason without teacher permission.
- Student IDs must be worn at all times
- No food is allowed in the classroom
- Cell phones are to remain in student backpacks from bell to bell unless expressly authorized by the teacher for educational purposes only
- Be inside the classroom before the tardy bell rings
- Do not disturb your classmates
- Do not do anything to keep the teacher from teaching or your classmates from learning
- Verbal Correction
- Private conversation regarding behavior
- Parent phone call
- Office Referral
This syllabus is a tentative outline of this course and may be changed as deemed necessary by the instructor.