Room L22Mrs. Kelly Thomsen • Kelly Thomsen • Kthomsen@djusd.net • Please check out our website: World Civ: http://mrsthomsenworld.wordpress.com Econ: http://mrsthomsenecon.wordpress.com
Classroom Expectations • Be Responsible • Be Prepared • Be Respectful • Be Involved
Tardy Policy (per semester) • 1st=warning • 2nd=Stay after class • 3rd=Afterschool detention and parent contact • 4th=School Detention (admin. assigned), and parent contact. • Students can earn extra credit and other privileges at the end of each semester if they have 0-1 tardies.
Course requirements and evaluation • Classwork • Participation • Group projects • Homework • Tests and Quizzes • Quizzes on the “Basics” • Tests on Basics, notes, readings, HW, etc • Essays and Projects • Usually one project or essay per unit
The Basics • One “Basics” worksheet per area of study • Recaps the basic info needed to pass the quizzes, prepare for tests, etc. • Requirements: • Questions (review from reading and class notes) • Vocabulary • Definition of Word • Significant Statement • Keep all year to study for State Tests and finals! • Extra copies can be found on our website!
Economics • Game of Life Project • 6 parts, 100 points each • Needs to be turned in on due date, or only worth partial credit! • First part due THIS FRIDAY 9/17/2010! • Helps plan college, career, budget, savings, credit, etc • Final portfolio due in January • Stock Market Game • In groups
World Civilizations • Typically one project per unit. • Examples: • Democracy and Autocracy: Group presentations • Imperialism: Postcards • Revolutions Children’s Book • WWI: newspaper or journal • Dictator in a Box presentation • Current Events • World Problems Paper
First Semester… Democracy Enlightenment French Revolution Latin American Revolution Imperialism Nationalism WWI Second Semester… Russian Revolution Rise of Totalitarian Leaders WWII De-colonization Cold War 20th Century World Civ Units of Study
World Civ • 1st Unit test this Monday! • See study guide on board!
Grading • To see your student’s grades: • Go to Zangle Parent Connect • BUT… • Blank spots DO NOT equal zero (it means I haven't entered it yet) • Absent work might show up as a zero (for now), when the student returns, we will fix the grade. • Students with accommodations for extra time, might see a zero if the assignment was not turned in, but it will be fixed before the progress report. • Remind your student to keep all work to have proof of the grade they received.
Grading Codes on Zangle • Red= Missing Work • Green=Late Work (1/2 or “C” credit)
Absences and late work • Students have the amount of days they were absent to get work made-up for full credit • Late work is due by the end of the grading period and is only worth ½ credit
Reminder… • Kelly Thomsen • Kthomsen@djusd.net • Please check out our website: World Civ: http://mrsthomsenworld.wordpress.com Econ: http://mrsthomsenecon.wordpress.com