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Coach Key American History

Plaquemine High School 2016-2017  Phone: 225-687-6367

Room #371

lydellkey@ipsb.education

Syllabus/Course Description

Welcome to American History I am looking forward to a successful year as we explore our countries history. The following information will help you throughout the semester.  Please keep this handout in the front of your American History binder at all times.

Course Description

PURPOSE OF COURSE: Students develop a deep understanding of the history of the United States from Western Expansion to the Modern Age. They understand how democratic foundations have influenced the current political system, domestic and foreign policy, and society as a whole. By analyzing significant historical periods and the nation’s responses, students explain how society, the environment, the political and economic landscape, and historical events influence perspectives, values, traditions, and ideas.

 

Students develop and express claims through discussions and writing which examine the impact of relationships between ideas, people, and events across time and place. Students evaluate primary and secondary sources to deepen their understanding and to support their own claims about the content of U.S. history.

 

Materials

You will need the following materials each day in American History:

1 hard back 3-ring binder ( at least 1” wide)

4 Dividers

Loose Leaf Paper (wide ruled)

Black or Blue Pens (for labeling maps, work turned in and taking tests)

Notebooks

Notebooks (your 3-ring binder) are randomly checked for completed notes and assignments.   This allows me to know that you have all of the necessary materials you need to study for the test.  So NEVER throw anything away.  You must file all of your work in the appropriate section of your binder for full credit.

You should divide your binder into the following 4 sections: (in this order)

  1. BELLRINGERS (always headed and dated)
  2. NOTES (always headed and dated)
  3. MAPS (in pocket page protectors)
  4. HANDOUTS

Tests/Daily Work

Chapter tests, map quizzes, vocabulary quizzes, and projects are considered tests grades, which are major grades.  Maps, handouts, notebook checks, bell-ringers, current events, and review questions are considered daily grades and will make up minor grades. 

 

Grading Scale:           

 

93 - 100 = A

85 - 92  = B

75 - 84 = C

67 - 74 = D

66 - 0 = F

 

SYLLABUS:

A general outline of what will be covered this school year (subject to change)

American History

Unit 1: Westward Expansion through the Progressive Era

Unit 2:  Foreign Policy through the Great War

Unit 3:  Roaring Twenties and Great Depression

Unit 4:  World War II

Unit 5: The Cold War

Unit 6:  Changes, Challenges, and Advances

Current Events/Projects

Due dates and topics for current events are posted on the board and on blackboard.  These are NOT EXTRA CREDIT.  They are mandatory and are worth major grades.  You will also be assigned one mandatory in class and one out of class project per nine weeks. 

Make-Ups/Late Work

1. Attendance: Students should make every effort to be in class every day. Regular attendance has a positive effect on your classroom experience.

2. Homework: Homework will be assigned occasionally. It is due at the beginning of the following class meeting unless otherwise specified.

3. Makeup Work: All makeup work/assignments/class notes are the responsibility of the student. I will not ask for them. A zero (0%) will be given on all assignments not made up within the time allotted by the Plaquemine High grading policy.

 

Behavior Policy

Students are expected to follow the Iberville Parish Handbook discipline guidelines.  Any infraction will be dealt with according to the recommendations set forth in the handbook.  I expect all students to respect the academic climate of the classroom and discipline problems of any kind will be handled immediately.  Parent notification is always my first warning.  After that, the student will be written up and referred to the administrator in charge of discipline.

 

CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE:

The following class rules are in addition to school and parish rules found in the Student Handbook. Anywhere you go, you will have rules and procedures to follow—when you go to the airport, there are steps you must follow. When you drive (or when you will drive), you follow an agreed set of rules. Procedures help us get things done in a safe and efficient way. Why should school be any different?

1. Come to class prepared to learn.

2. ID’s will be checked at the door and worn at all times

3. Respect others and their right to learn.

4. Please do not take your computers out unless instructed to do so

5. No headphones or music unless given permission

6. Keep walkways clear.

7. Only approach the teacher’s desk area with permission.

8. Only bottled water is allowed in the classroom. No food or any other drinks besides water

9. Please do not attempt to line up at the door before the bell rings. The Teacher dismisses the class   not the bell.

The Basics

  1. When the bell rings…
  • Enter the classroom quietly and go to your assigned seat.
  • Pull out your materials and begin work on bell ringer. (This is very important).
  • Hand in any work that is due or any make-up work (You will have one minute after the bell has rung to hand in work. Any work handed in after that is considered late).

 

  1. After the bell ringer, I will announce due dates, new assignments, and the daily schedule and objective. Pay attention!

 

  1. Seeking help and asking questions
  • Raise your hand and silently wait for me to call on you. Do not disturb the class by shouting your request or question.

 

  1. Leaving the classroom
  • You remain seated until I dismiss you. The bell does not dismiss you. Do not pack up until I tell you that it is time to do so.
  • Students in my classroom, at the beginning or end of the day, should remain quiet for announcements.

 

  1. Requesting a hall pass/bathroom break
  • At an appropriate time, you should follow the same procedure as asking for help.
  • If I allow it, you may take the pass and sign out on the log.
  • Return to class quickly and quietly.

 

 

  1. Early completion of work
  • If you finish early, you have several options.
    • Work on incomplete assignments and make up work—FOR MY CLASS ONLY
    • Study for an upcoming test or quiz—FOR MY CLASS ONLY
    • Borrow a magazine or book from me and read it quietly at your desk
    • Draw, write a poem, look at maps—be creative!

 

  • You may not work on assignments from other classes at any point during the class period.

 

  1. Absences or tardies
  • If you were absent or tardy, please place any notes on my desks and go to your desk silently. Begin work immediately.
  • If you were tardy, you may quietly ask your neighbor what you missed.
  1. Heading your work
  • In an effort to keep me sane, please place headings on all work.
  • Headings should include:

NAME

PERIOD/SUBJECT

DATE

ASSIGNMENT

  • If it is late or a make- up assignment, please write this on TOP of your name.
  1. Sharpening your pencil, trash, etc.
  • You may leave your desk in order to sharpen your pencil and throw away trash. Please do this at an appropriate time and not during discussions, lectures, presentations, or tests.

Welcome to Civics I am looking forward to a successful year as we explore our countries history. The following information will help you throughout the semester.  Please keep this handout in the front of your Civics binder at all times.

Course Description

PURPOSE OF COURSE: Students develop a deep understanding of the government of America from its founding to present day. They begin to understand how democratic foundations have influenced the current political system, domestic and foreign policy, and society as a whole. By analyzing the development of American government, students explain how society, the environment, the political and economic landscape, and historical events influence perspectives, values, traditions, and ideas.

 

 

Students develop and express claims through discussions and writing which examine the impact of relationships between ideas, people, and events across time and place. Students evaluate primary and secondary sources to deepen their understanding and to support their own claims about the foundations of American government.

 

Materials

You will need the following materials each day in Civics:

1 hard back 3-ring binder ( at least 1” wide)

4 Dividers

Loose Leaf Paper (wide ruled)

Black or Blue Pens (for labeling maps, work turned in and taking tests)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notebooks

Notebooks (your 3-ring binder) are randomly checked for completed notes and assignments.   This allows me to know that you have all of the necessary materials you need to study for the test.  So NEVER throw anything away.  You must file all of your work in the appropriate section of your binder for full credit.

You should divide your binder into the following 4 sections: (in this order)

  1. BELLRINGERS (always headed and dated)
  2. NOTES (always headed and dated)
  3. MAPS (in pocket page protectors)
  4. HANDOUTS

 

 

Tests/Daily Work

Chapter tests, map quizzes, vocabulary quizzes, and projects are considered tests grades, which are major grades.  Maps, handouts, notebook checks, bell-ringers, current events, and review questions are considered daily grades and will make up minor grades. 

 

Grading Scale:           

 

93 - 100 = A

85 - 92  = B

75 - 84 = C

67 - 74 = D

66 - 0 = F

 

SYLLABUS:

A general outline of what will be covered this school year (subject to change)

Civics

Unit 1:  Foundations of American Government

Unit 2: Structure and Purpose of Government

Unit 3: Functions of U.S. Government

Unit 4: U.S. Citizenship

Unit 5: Economic Concepts

Unit 6: Financial Literacy

Current Events/Projects

Due dates and topics for current events are posted on the board and on blackboard.  These are NOT EXTRA CREDIT.  They are mandatory and are worth major grades.  You will also be assigned one mandatory in class and one out of class project per nine weeks. 

Make-Ups/Late Work

1. Attendance: Students should make every effort to be in class every day. Regular attendance has a positive effect on your classroom experience.

2. Homework: Homework will be assigned occasionally. It is due at the beginning of the following class meeting unless otherwise specified.

3. Makeup Work: All makeup work/assignments/class notes are the responsibility of the student. I will not ask for them. A zero (0%) will be given on all assignments not made up within the time allotted by the Plaquemine High grading policy.

 

Behavior Policy

Students are expected to follow the Iberville Parish Handbook discipline guidelines.  Any infraction will be dealt with according to the recommendations set forth in the handbook.  I expect all students to respect the academic climate of the classroom and discipline problems of any kind will be handled immediately.  Parent notification is always my first warning.  After that, the student will be written up and referred to the administrator in charge of discipline.

 

CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE:

The following class rules are in addition to school and parish rules found in the Student Handbook. Anywhere you go, you will have rules and procedures to follow—when you go to the airport, there are steps you must follow. When you drive (or when you will drive), you follow an agreed set of rules. Procedures help us get things done in a safe and efficient way. Why should school be any different?

1. Come to class prepared to learn.

2. ID’s will be checked at the door and worn at all times

3. Respect others and their right to learn.

4. Please do not take your computers out unless instructed to do so

5. No headphones or music unless given permission

6. Keep walkways clear.

7. Only approach the teacher’s desk area with permission.

8. Only bottled water is allowed in the classroom. No food or any other drinks besides water

9. Please do not attempt to line up at the door before the bell rings. The Teacher dismisses the class   not the bell.

 

The Basics

  1. When the bell rings…
  • Enter the classroom quietly and go to your assigned seat.
  • Pull out your materials and begin work on bell ringer. (This is very important).
  • Hand in any work that is due or any make-up work (You will have one minute after the bell has rung to hand in work. Any work handed in after that is considered late).

 

  1. After the bell ringer, I will announce due dates, new assignments, and the daily schedule and objective. Pay attention!

 

  1. Seeking help and asking questions
  • Raise your hand and silently wait for me to call on you. Do not disturb the class by shouting your request or question.

 

  1. Leaving the classroom
  • You remain seated until I dismiss you. The bell does not dismiss you. Do not pack up until I tell you that it is time to do so.
  • Students in my classroom, at the beginning or end of the day, should remain quiet for announcements.

 

  1. Requesting a hall pass/bathroom break
  • At an appropriate time, you should follow the same procedure as asking for help.
  • If I allow it, you may take the pass and sign out on the log.
  • Return to class quickly and quietly.

 

 

  1. Early completion of work
  • If you finish early, you have several options.
    • Work on incomplete assignments and make up work—FOR MY CLASS ONLY
    • Study for an upcoming test or quiz—FOR MY CLASS ONLY
    • Borrow a magazine or book from me and read it quietly at your desk
    • Draw, write a poem, look at maps—be creative!

 

  • You may not work on assignments from other classes at any point during the class period.

 

  1. Absences or tardies
  • If you were absent or tardy, please place any notes on my desks and go to your desk silently. Begin work immediately.
  • If you were tardy, you may quietly ask your neighbor what you missed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Heading your work
  • In an effort to keep me sane, please place headings on all work.
  • Headings should include:

NAME

PERIOD/SUBJECT

DATE

ASSIGNMENT

  • If it is late or a make- up assignment, please write this on TOP of your name.

 

 

  1. Sharpening your pencil, trash, etc.
  • You may leave your desk in order to sharpen your pencil and throw away trash. Please do this at an appropriate time and not during discussions, lectures, presentations, or tests.

 

 

Lydell Key

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Contact Lydell Key

Classroom Number:
371
School Phone:
225-687-6367
Conference Time:
11:30-12:00