Expectations and Goals
ALWAYS MAINTAIN YOUR…
Here are a few more things that I expect from you:
Be Prepared: Come to class every day ready to take ownership of your learning experience.
Be Punctual: Showing up on time to either our online or in-person classes is expected. Take the time now to master your technology so it will not hinder you later.
Be Engaging: Engage in conversations with the class about topics being discussed.
Be Respectful: We will potentially be discussing issues you and/or your classmates may have a strong opinion about. I will never require you to agree with another’s opinion, including my own, but I will always expect you to show respect to myself and others. If you show that respect, then you should expect it from me and your classmates as well. If you ever feel you are not, I expect you to let me know immediately and I will make sure the issue is rectified. That is a promise.
All of human history in one school year?! Of course not. Here is what we will be focusing on in the coming months. For a more detailed outlook, you should always check your Canvas calendar.
Unit 1: Foundations of World History
Unit 4: Rise of Nations and Global Conflict
Unit 2: Global Interactions and Cultural Differences
Unit 5: Contemporary Global Issues
Unit 3: Revolutions
· Charged Device
· Optional- notebook, colored pencils/markers
In Person Learning:
- School issued device and charger (Bring device fully charged to class)
- Notebook- spiral or composition- for this class only
- Pencils, pens, highlighters, colored pencils
- Please contact Mrs. Krejci if you do not have access to any of the listed materials
When in virtual meetings, we need to wear appropriate clothing, use mindful language, and behave as we would in person. If these guidelines are not met, students will not be allowed to participate in the virtual meetings- resulting in loss of information and potentially credit for the assignment at hand. If you have questions about what is or is not acceptable, please let me know.
There is ZERO tolerance for plagiarism, cheating, and copying. The first offense of academic misconduct will result in a zero on the assignment in question. In the gradebook, the zero for the assignment will also be marked as “academic misconduct”. If academic misconduct continues after the first offense, the student will be written up with a disciplinary referral.
Absences & Tardies:
Students are expected to present in every virtual meeting and work on their assignments for the class during the appropriate hour of the day, as if you were actually in school. Submitting assignments and active work online will play a role in attendance for the class. Up to four tardies parents will be notified. After four tardies students will be sent to administration.
Good attendance is important to being successful in this class. It is the student’s responsibility to make up and complete work when they are absent. Students with excused absences will be given one day for each day absent to make up the work they have missed. Students with unexcused absences will be allowed to make up work, but it will be considered late.
- Grade Scale: Grades will be based on the standard scale (90% and above: A, 80-89%: B, 70-79%: C, 60-69%: D, 59% or below: F).
- Due Dates: Students will be given specific due dates for each assignment. Students will also be informed of upcoming projects, quizzes, and tests. It will be the student’s responsibility to turn in assignments on time
- Late Work: Students have the entire unit to submit work for no loss in points. After the end of the unit, students may still submit late work, but will earn a maximum of 50%. A 50% is a whole lot better than a 0% in the grade book. Keep in mind that at the end of the semester I will NOT round up grades (ex: 79.9% to an 80%) for students with missing work. If you are absent, you will have the same amount of days you were absent to complete late work without a point deduction.
- Resubmission: Students have the opportunity to resubmit work they did not perform well on to improve their grade and understanding of the material. Send me a message to let me know what you plan to resubmit and any questions you have regarding the assignment in question.
- Test Corrections: Students have the opportunity to correct test questions on any assessment to earn additional points (up to half of the points missed).
Consequences from breaking class rules (electronics, behavior, and otherwise):
1st Offense: Verbal Warning
2nd Offense: Written Warning (MIR)
3rd Offense: Parent Contact, written warning (MIR)
4th Offense: Detention, parent contact, written documentation, and office referral if applicable (ODR)