US History Course Syllabus
Welcome to 8th grade US History! Here is an outline on how to succeed this school year.
Instructor: Mrs. Kirchhoff
Course Overview: US History
*Your textbook: HOLT United States History (you are provided a copy to use at home)Workbook:You will receive one free standards workbook that we will keep in class in your binder/Standards Review WB
*Supplies: Required: 1.5” binder, 3 dividers for binder (to be kept in class), pencils, pens (black or blue only), highliter (any color), colored pencils
Suggested: glue stick, markers, scissors
*These are outlined in detail on my procedures page. Please refer to student copy to be kept in US History Binder.
All grading is done on a points system. Points are assigned and the points earned are what determine the percentage (according to the grading scale). No assignment or test is more important than another-DO ALL OF YOUR WORK! EARN THOSE POINTS!
*Current grades are posted to "Q" each week.*Parents-youcan check your students grade at any time via ParentConnect. *Don't forget: Parent grade check is every 3 weeks!
Make-up/Late work/Retakes: All students are required to complete all assignments. Students are responsible for getting make-up/late workfrom student station. Absences have a 1 for 1 policy (each day gone =one day to make up work for full credit). Latework is automatically 40% off. No show work will be “ZAPPED”. Retakesfor D/F tests must happen within 1 week of original test. See me for arrangements.
I believe that every student can learn. I am here to facilitate that learning. In order for that to happen, we must have mutual respect and safety in the classroom. Please refer to my procedure list for specific policies and class rules. Consequences range due to student behavior, however they will include (but are not limited to):
Contacting the Instructor:
*Please email (if possible!) at: firstname.lastname@example.org