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WORLD HISTORY HONORS COURSE EXPECTATIONS

Ms. Lisa Herzl, room H127
**lherzl****@****trsd****.****net** - **http****://****msherzlworldhistory****.****wikispaces****.****com**
978-462-8171x1167 or 978-566-9335


GRADING
Assessments 50%
This includes tests, quizzes, and quarterly exams. Tests and quarterly exams will be announced at least one week in advance. Quizzes may not be announced.

Projects 20%
Projects may be done in groups or individually. They will include a written, and oral/presentation component. Projects will be graded based off a rubric.

Writing 25%
Writing assignments can range from a paragraph to an essay. Students will be assessed on their ability to express their ideas coherently and effectively, as well as their ability to demonstrate understanding of the topic being discussed.

Class Participation 5%
Class participation is assessed on a regular basis in class and by rubric at the end of the quarter.


MATERIALS
It is highly recommended that students have a three ring binder with paper/notebook. Students are expected to come to class with a writing utensil and all their materials every day.

CLASSROOM RULES
BASIC STUDENT RESPONSBILITIES
1. Cooperate with and respect your teacher and classmates.
2. Respect the rights and property of others.
3. Carry out your basic student responsibilities.
4. Follow the rules as outlined in the student handbook.
1. Come to class prepared and ready to learn.
2. Start your work on time and allow time to finish.
3. Ask for help when you need it.
4. Do your own work.
5. Turn your work in on time.
6. Accept responsibility for grades and other consequences.

ACADEMIC HONESTY
If a student plagiarizes or cheats on an assignment their grade for that assignment will be a zero. Parents will be notified, and any additional consequences as outlined in the student handbook will be followed.

ABSENCES AND LATE WORK
It is the student’s responsibility to make up ALL missed assignments. When returning from absences it is the student’s responsibility to see the teacher to receive the work that was missed. In the event of an excused absence the student has double the time of the absence to make up the work (ex: student misses two school days, they then have four school days to complete the missed work). In the event of an unexcused absence student will receive a zero for all work missed. Late projects/essays/presentations will be docked 10% of the total value for each day they are late.

EXTRA HELP
If a student needs extra help I am available every day before school, and most days after school by appointment. If a student has concerns they should either come before school or set up an appointment to meet sometime to discuss their concerns. It is best for a student to come forward for extra help as soon as they realize extra help is needed. Ultimately the decision to learn is up to the student and it is expected that students will seek extra help as needed or alert me to their concerns.

OTHER RESOURCES
Assignments, extra copies of class materials, and PowerPoint are available on the website: http://msherzlworldhistory.wikispaces.com