Ms. Carter’s World History Class
World History at the ninth grade level is a survey course that gives students the opportunity to explore recurring themes of human experience common to civilizations around the globe from ancient to contemporary times. A historical approach will be at the center of the course. The application of the themes of geography and an analysis of the cultural traits of civilizations will help students understand how people shape their world and how their world shapes them. As students examine the historical roots of significant events, idea, movements and phenomena, they encounter the contributions and patterns of living in civilizations around the world. Students broaden their historical perspectives as they explore ways societies have dealt with continuity and change, exemplified by issues such as war and peace, inter stability and strife, and the development of institutions. To become informed citizens, students require knowledge of the civilizations that have shaped the development of the Unite States. World History provided the foundation that enables students to acquire this knowledge which will be used in the study of Civics and Economics and United States History.
1. We will follow all schools rules.
*Note: All school rules include (but are not limit
No Food or Drink, except water. If a student has food or drink out in class it will be
confiscated or thrown away, and it may result in an office referral. Gum will be allowed
until it becomes a problem. It MUST be thrown away in the trashcan and it may not be
asked for during active instruction.
Electronic Devices: Students may use phones/ipods etc in the hall between class,
before and after school, and during lunch. Cell phone use is NOT allowed in the
classroom. If a cell phone/ipod etc is out in class it will be confiscated and may result in
an office referral.
Academic Conduct: Students will complete all of their work on their own unless
instructed otherwise. Students will not copy each others work or cheat of any kind.
2. We will all be respectful.
*Note: This expectation includes, but is not limited to, talking when the teacher or other
students are talking and name calling of ANY kind will not be tolerated.
3. We will all be prepared for class when the bell rings.
*Note: This includes, but is not limited to, being seated in your seat, with your notebook
open, working on the daily warmup.
4. We will keep all distractions to an absolute minimum.
*Note: This includes, but is not limited to, not working on another classes’ assignment
during World History. If this happens the assignment will be confiscated by Ms. Carter.
2. Conference with the Student/Call to Parents/Guardians
3. After School Detention
4. Office Referral
*I reserve the right to adjust the order of the consequences if necessary.*
Tests/Major Projects (Essays) – 40%
Quizzes – 25%
Daily Assignments – 20%
Homework grades may be grades that are checked for right/wrong, or they may be completion grades. I will drop the lowest homework and quiz grade for each student. If that means a student chooses not to do their homework one night, that is fine; any time after that, however, they will earn a 0.
Make Up Work and Tutoring:
If absent, the student should check the Make Up Work Binder to find copies of the notes and work they missed while they were absent. You are to take the copy with your name on it, not someone else’s. As a rule, each student will have one day per day missed to make up their work. However, if there are extreme circumstances, we can talk and I will try to be as flexible and helpful as possible. Talk to me! Do not wait until you are in over your head. The same rule applies if you need extra help or additional clarification. I will do what I can to make sure all of my students succeed, as long as you also do your part.
Blue or Black Pen
3 hole folder to put in Binder