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9TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES
EARLY MODERN TIMES (1300-1800)
ENLIGHTENMENT AND REVOLUTION (1700-1850)
INDUSTRIALISM AND A NEW GLOBAL AGE (1800-1914)
WORLD WAR AND REVOLUTION (1910-1924)
NATIONALISM AND REVOLUTIONS AROUND THE WORLD (1910-1939)
NEWSPAPER STORIES COVERING THE WEEKS CURRENT NEWS
THE TEACHER SUPPLIES EACH STUDENT WITH A WEDNESDAY EDITION OF THE SEATTLE TIMES
ONLINE PROGRESS REPORTS
Students have worked in class on the assignments that are listed with grades. Students have these assignments, handouts, worksheets, extra credits, etc. with directions in their three ring binders. Look over the list on your students progress report. If there is a zero grade or it is blank it means that the assignment has not yet been completed and turned in. Time was given in class for every assignment and if that opportunity is not used for whatever reason, students are expected to finish outside of class, before or after school, at home, or wherever/whenever there is extra time in a 9th World History. The school library is open before and after school as a resource. Working on the missing items until completed and turning them in will result in full credit and an A grade for that assignment. Check the latest list of assignments done and grades earned. Students receive these updated lists every 21+ school days. Students highlight the lists and are reminded at least once a week about any assignments still not completed. The lists are provided so kids work responsibly and keep their assignments up to date.
Make sure you read the following information about late work, missing work, study skills points makeup, and extra credit.
Late assignments for this first semester must be completed by January 22nd. The deadline for second semester is June 14th. Extra Credit can be turned in until Monday of the last week of each semester.
Students periodically receive a list of assignments that have been assigned and are to be turned in when completed. An online list of assignments and grades achieved so far is also available for parents and students. This report lists the assignments done and/or not done, by established classroom deadlines, or simply not completed. A zero or blank in the "Points" column results in an F in the "Grade" column. All of the imcomplete assignments can still be finished and turned in for full credit. There are also dozens of extra credit items that can be done to make up missing points where deadlines were ignored or Study Skills grade points have been lost due to things like no book cover, no book or school work brought to class, not working on the required SS assignments per teacher direction, disrupting class, not starting on their own on class warm-ups or assigned classroom work, talking after being warned during class that the present time is required "quiet" work time, disruptive behavior affecting the learning environment, assignment requirements were ignored, notes not taken as required, and so on.
To pass 9th grade SS a student must pass more than half of the assignments. If the grade shown in the upper right hand corner of the progress report on page one, along with the percentage of total points possible achieved so far, is a D or F, the passing minimums have not been met or the student is skating along doing just enough work to pass with a D grade.
If you highlight the missing assignments, you can see how many items need to be completed and how many extra credit assignments need to be done to bring your students grade up to the level you expect by the end of the semester. The student also needs to start doing the remaining assignments in a timely manner per instructions and continue doing that for the duration of the school year. All missing and late assignments for 1st semester will have to be turned in by January 22nd. The Second Semester deadline for all late or missing assignments and extra credit is June 14th.
There is a software glitch which puts a column on the progress report that is labeled "date." The IT Department is trying to eliminate that line item which has nothing to do with the schoolwork done by your child. It randomly puts in dates that are past or in the future and do not reflect anything having to do with the school year 2012-2013. So, until that column of random figures disappears because of software changes, simply draw a large X through the dates shown and ignore that data. Your student should be using their planner to note any assignments, homework, and due dates.
rjones, 9th Grade SS, World History