• Syllabus for:

    World Geography

    2 semester required course

    Welcome to Plattsmouth High School and World Geography, a required two-semester course for graduation credits from high school. Each student has been assigned a computer by Plattsmouth Public School District.  Please follow the rules established in the Computer Usage Handbook. The desk are also in your care; do not write, carve or doodle on them and if I catch you it will be an assigned detention to clean all the desks.  You will need your computer and a pen or pencil daily. Please know the passwords to log in to your computer, your online textbook and any other websites used in this class. Your agenda book must be with you at all times as it is the only way you will get to leave the classroom and also for stamps for tutorial time

     

    Grading Scale:Plattsmouth High School students will be grade on the 10 point scale:

      %                Grade                        GPA             

    93-100          A                              4.00

    90-92            A-                             3.67

    87-89            B+                             3.33

    83-86            B                               3.00

    80-82            B-                             2.67

    77-79            C+                             2.33

    73-76            C                               2.00

    70-72            C-                             1.67

    67-69            D+                            1.33

    63-66            D                              1.00

    60-62            D-                             .67

    0-59              F                               0

    Plattsmouth Community Schools grading policy is based on what the student know and are able to do in a course, in that regards formative assignments will be worth 15% of total grade while summative assignments will be worth 85%.  Formative grades will include any homework or practice of skills while summative will include quizzes, assessments, projects, tests, etc.

    Late Homework:

    Late homework will be accepted as long as it is turned in a timely fashion. All late work will automatically lose 10% and must be submitted by the last Friday before the end of the quarter to receive any credit.  Keep track of all worksheets, quizzes and tests to use as study guides. If you miss an assignment due to being absent, even if it is for a school event, you need to make up the homework. The expectation is you will approach the teacher about setting up a time to take quizzes and tests, get notes or worksheets from missed school days.  If you are absent due to a school event and know in advance, ask for the assignments before you leave. Previously announced projects and tests will be turned in or taken upon the student’s return to school. The tutorial period will be used to make up any missing/late assignments or to re-assess as needed.



    Study Hall:

    Everyone has the opportunity to get attend 8th period study hall at 3:00 pm.  If you have missed an assignment, test, quiz, project, etc. it will be required for you to make up during the study hall time in a timely manner.  If you were absent due to illness and missed a test/quiz you will make it up during study hall with a signed pass from me not during the class period.  

     

    Extra Assistance:  

            If at any time you need help or extra practice time with maps, please come in before school at 7:40-8:00 a.m. You can come any morning except Friday or those that I have meetings.  Please see me or send an email explaining that you would like to meet with me before school.

     

    Classroom expectations:

            *Address any adult professionally.

    *The environment is based on RESPECT, which will be discussed in class.

                        R       Responsible

                        E       Enthusiastic

                        S       Safe

                        P       Polite

                        E       Excited

                        C       Careful

                        T      Timely

    •    When the teacher is standing at the front of the room you are expected to be quiet.  If we are working on group activities or with partners and you are given a time limit, stop when you are asked.
    •    Your feet will remain flat on the floor, facing forward with your head off your desk and paying attention.  Be a good listener!!
    •    Bathroom or drink breaks are only granted in an emergency.  Do not ask to use the restroom in the middle of class discussion or the first five or last five minutes of the class.  The passing period is to be used for that time.
    •    Cell phones, IPODS, and other expensive gadgets are your responsibility if you bring them to school. We will do short “cell phone” break mid-class if behavior allows for it.

       Food or drink are allowed in the classroom with sealable lids and if you clean up after yourself!

     

    Computer Usage: Students will have their computers ready every day.  As the textbook is online, students must have their computers to access that resources as well as guided readings, notes, worksheets, etc. that will be shared primarily through Google Drive.  

    *If a student does not have their computer they will be required to come to a tutorial or before school for a minimum of 15 minutes to make up missing work for the first two instances of not having their computer in class.  

    *The second time, the student will also contact their parents/guardians via email or a phone call with the teacher in the room or included on the email to explain to their parents that they have forgotten their computer again and if it happens a third time they will be serving a detention.    

    *Third incident and any other subsequent incident will result in detention.  

     

    Contact Information:

    I am available to ask questions through e-mail at jnegrete@pcsd.org or by calling and leaving a message on the school’s voicemail system:  296-3322 ext. 2201.

     

    This course will provide learning in context to students in the BEACH Academy at PHS.  Instructional resources and assignments will be customized to apply and allow students to demonstrate career content information while learning the course content needed to be successful.

    Course Name: World Geography

    How course content is aligned for students in this Program of Study and interested in these careers

    Accounting (BEACH)

    Students will learn about different market terms and types of economies.

    Law (BEACH)

    Students will learn about different laws and customs found around the world.

    High School of Business (BEACH)

    Students will learn about different market terms and types of economies.

    Economics (BEACH)

    Students will study different socio-economic groups and types of economies found around the world.

    Restaurants, Food and Beverage Services Prostart (BEACH)

    Cultural awareness of differences in food styles in different groups of people.

    Counseling and Mental Health Services (BEACH)

    Students will learn of differences in people that might affect their emotional well-being due to socio-economic, race, cultural or religious difference.

    Financial Management (BEACH)

    Students will study different socio-economic groups.

    Education and Training (BEACH)

    Students will study different socio-economic, religious, cultural, gender, etc groups of people to have a better understanding of people they will be working with.



    Mrs. Negrete

     

     

    Sociology--Semester Elective Course

    This guide only targets select elements of Policy 5204..   All information in italics comes directly from the grading policy.

     

    Grading Overview

    The purpose of grading is to measure student learning, based on the essentials/standards established by the District/State.

    Teachers of the same course will apply the grading parameters in the same manner.

     

    Grades 9-12

    Academic Practice grades will count for a maximum of 15% of the term grade. Academic Achievement grades will count for a minimum of 85%.



    Grading Parameters

    Summative:       85%

    Formative:         15%

     

    Key Assessments

    Summative Assessments (85%)

    • Chapter and Unit Tests
    • Quizzes
    • Projects
    • Papers

     

    Related Formative Assessments (15%)

    • Written Responses
    • Book Assignments
    • Debates
    • Group Assignments (Putting learned information into skits, songs, presentations, etc.)

    Re-teaching Requirements

    • Students will be assigned a study guide and be expected to schedule a time before or after school or during tutorial to show finished study guide and get the opportunity to review information.  The study guide must be completed prior to reassessment. They will than correct the summative test they have taken, earning half credit back for each question they had missed. Students will be strongly encouraged to take this opportunity.

     

    Reassessment Requirements

     

    • Students who fail an assessment or who want to earn full credit (up to a 100%) are to come in and set up a time with the teacher to retake that unit via Edgenuity.  A student will be assigned a similar unit in Edgenuity which they will work through to earn full credit in a timely manner (two weeks from assigned date).



    Student Accountability

    students will be held accountable for completing the work. If the student chooses not to complete an assessment by a given deadline, near the end of the grading term, a zero will be earned… Students are responsible for their own learning. All students shall actively participate in understanding the District’s grading and reporting system. Students are able to use the Academic Practice (formative) grade to identify strengths and weaknesses with a particular topic and, as a result, seek additional help. As well, students are able to know that the Academic Achievement (summative) grade reflects a true level of understanding of a particular topic/unit/course. This information can help the student plan for future course selection and post-secondary options.

     

    • Deadline for work completion:   
      • Work is to be completed prior to the final for that class
      • Finals are to be taken on the final date, unless arrangements are made through the administration for them to be taken at another time



    Communication

    Clear criteria will be used to calculate a term and/or year long final course grade. It will be based on a combination of the term grades and final assessments. The teacher will communicate this in writing to parents and students at the start of the term/year.

     

    • Description of how information is communicated (could be through syllabus)
      • The chapters and topics that are covered: Units 1-5 are covered in this course
      • Classroom rules and expectations are gone over with the students, and posted in the front of the room: RESPECT
      • The grading policy is listed in the syllabus and at the front of the room, including the grading scale and the 85/15 breakdown used for the class

     

    Grading Scale:Plattsmouth High School students will be grade on the 10 point scale:

      %                Grade                        GPA             

    93-100          A                              4.00

    90-92            A-                             3.67

    87-89            B+                             3.33

    83-86            B                               3.00

    80-82            B-                             2.67

    77-79            C+                             2.33

    73-76            C                               2.00

    70-72            C-                             1.67

    67-69            D+                            1.33

    63-66            D                              1.00

    60-62            D-                             .67

    0-59              F                               0

    Late Homework:

    Late homework will be accepted as long as it is turned in a timely fashion. All late work will automatically lose 10% and must be submitted by the last Friday before the end of the quarter to receive any credit.  Keep track of all worksheets, quizzes and tests to use as study guides. If you miss an assignment due to being absent, even if it is for a school event, you need to make up the homework. The expectation is you will approach the teacher about setting up a time to take quizzes and tests, get notes or worksheets from missed school days.  If you are absent due to a school event and know in advance, ask for the assignments before you leave. Previously announced projects and tests will be turned in or taken upon the student’s return to school. The tutorial period will be used to make up any missing/late assignments or to re-assess as needed.

     

    Food and Drink:

    ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD OR DRINK WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM BY STUDENTS BECAUSE OF THE COMPUTERS BEING USED DAILY.

    Tutorial Period:

           

    Study Hall:

    Everyone has the opportunity to get a signed pass to come to work during 8th period study hall.  If you have missed an assignment, test, quiz, project, etc. it will be required for you to make up during the study hall time in a timely manner.  If you were absent due to illness and missed a test/quiz you will make it up during study hall with a signed pass from me.

     

    Extra Assistance:  

            If at any time you need help or extra practice time with maps, please come in before school at 7:30-8:00 a.m. You can come any morning except Friday or those that I have meetings.  Please get a pass from me during class.

     

    Classroom expectations:

            *Address any adult professionally.

    *The environment is based on RESPECT, which will be discussed in class.

                        R       Responsible

                        E       Enthusiastic

                        S       Safe

                        P       Polite

                        E       Excited

                        C       Careful

                        T      Timely





    Computer Usage: Students will have their computers ready every day.  As the textbook is online, students must have their computers to access that resources as well as guided readings, notes, worksheets, etc. that will be shared primarily through Google Drive.  

    *If a student does not have their computer they will be required to come to a tutorial or before school for a minimum of 15 minutes to make up missing work for the first two instances of not having their computer in class.  

    *The second time, the student will also contact their parents/guardians via email or a phone call with the teacher in the room or included on the email to explain to their parents that they have forgotten their computer again and if it happens a third time they will be serving a detention.   

    *Third incident and any other subsequent incident will result in detention.  

     

    Contact Information:

    I am available to ask questions through e-mail at jnegrete@pcsd.org or by calling and leaving a message on the school’s voicemail system:  296-3322 ext. 2201.

     

    This course will provide learning in context to students in the BEACH Academy at PHS.  Instructional resources and assignments will be customized to apply and allow students to demonstrate career content information while learning the course content needed to be successful.

    Course Name: Sociology

    How course content is aligned for students in this Program of Study and interested in these careers

    Accounting (BEACH)

    Students will

    Law (BEACH)

    Students will identify why different groups of people are more likely to be arrested, imprisoned, false accusations, etc.

    High School of Business (BEACH)

    In studying groups of people, we can analyze buying trends as well as marketing strategies.

    Economics (BEACH)

    Students will study different socio-economic groups.

    Restaurants, Food and Beverage Services Prostart (BEACH)

    Foods are very cultural and ethnic specific. Students will be able to identify differences in food styles due to people’s backgrounds

    Counseling and Mental Health Services (BEACH)

    Students will be able to identify issues that affect groups of people

    Financial Management (BEACH)

    Students will study different socio-economic groups.

    Education and Training (BEACH)

    Students will study different socio-economic groups.




    Mrs. Negrete