Class Rules


    1.   Be on time and prepared

    •  Students are expected to be in their seats and prepared for class when the bell rings.  Being prepared for class means having all materials, journals, books, pens, etc. out and ready. 

    2.  Be Respectful 

    • The student is expected to treat the teacher and other students with respect at all times.  Offensive language and hatefulness is not acceptable in this class.  Treat others in a manner that you would want to be treated yourself. 

    3.  Be Responsible for your own learning

    •  Students are expected to always give their best effort.  By working hard, we will achieve our educational goals for this school year, but you must be FOCUSED!
    •  Pay attention.  Talking while the teacher is instructing or while other students are presenting will not be permitted.  Listed the first time directions are given.  

     4.  Follow all rules and directions

    • This includes all classroom, school, and district rules governing behavior and personal conduct. 
    • Students will stay in their seats at all times unless otherwise directed by the teacher.  We will have activities which will allow us to move around, but the classroom becomes chaotic when students do not adhere to this rule.  


    Course Policies


    Student work:  Students will be expected to complete assignments outside of class time on a regular basis.  All students are expected to read class material, think critically and write effectively.  Students are expected to use complete sentences, proper grammar and correct spelling in every written performance.  


    Interactive Notebook (Journal):  Students are expected to maintain a neatly organized journal for the duration of the class.  The interactive notebook will be filled with items you have created and assignments that reflect your mastery of course objectives.  The teacher will give you regular guidance on how to construct and maintain your journal.  

    Group Activities:  You will be working in groups on a regular basis.  Your group will be given cooperative learning activities to complete.  You will be expected to be an active member of your group and participation points will be assessed accordingly.  

    Extra Credit: Opportunities for extra credit will be offered from time to time.  Extra credit is extra work above and beyond the usual homework, not work used to cover up missing assignments. 
    Absences:  If a student is absent, it is HIS/HER responsibility to get all late work from the teacher and return it in a timely manner.  

    Course Expectations:
    Students in this World Geography and Cultures course will learn about the physical and human characteristics of various places around the world.  Students will be expected to apply this knowledge in a variety of ways including tests, daily assignments, and projects.