Course Description and Objectives:
This course will center around the physical processes that shape patterns in the physical environment; the characteristics of major landforms, climates, and ecosystems; the political, economic, and social processes that shape cultural patterns of regions; types and patterns of settlements; the distribution of movement of world population; relationships among people, places, and environments; and the concept of religion. ------We will eat, we will dance, we will probably wear different clothes, and we will make stuff that may or may not be messy.
Text: Geography – The Human and Physical World
· 3-Ring Binder (1 inch or bigger): Students will be responsible for keeping their assignments, notes, and other material organized throughout the year.
· Loose-Leaf Paper: Students will be responsible for taking notes during lecture, discussion, and other activities.
· Writing Utensils: Pencils or pens are an acceptable utensil for this course.
· Additional Supplies: Students will be notified of extra supplies that are required for projects or other activities.
Students must be able to take notes from lecture, discussion, and classroom activities. Students are expected to complete all classroom assignments, bell work, and participate in discussion. At the conclusion of each unit, the student is responsible for turning in completed assignments, which will count as a portion of the final unit.
Students will be required to complete assignments, activities, and projects that require group collaboration both inside and possibly outside the classroom. It is expected that every student participate and contribute to the group to the best of their ability.
Exams will be based on lecture, readings, classroom activities, and discussions. If a student knows he/she will be absent the day of an exam (sporting event, field trip, etc…) the student is responsible for making arrangements to take the exam prior to the absence or within 5 days following the absence.
Total points on assignments, bell work, projects, and exams will be averaged for a percentage. The classroom grading scale will follow the guidelines set by WPHS. If a student knows he/she will be absent the day homework is due, he/she is responsible for turning in the homework a day prior to or following the absence.
What’s Expected of You:
· Be respectful and respectable! Treat others how you want to be treated.
· Preparation is key! Always have materials and homework.
· Always Participate! Be physically and mentally here.
· Technology is your tool not your toy! Explain Cell Phone rule
What’s Expected of Me:
· Instruct to the best of my ability! I am not perfect, but I will try to be because yall deserve that.
· Strive to help each student be successful! I want nothing more than you all too continue to grow and succeed in life.
· To be patient and understanding because we are all human! I make mistakes and you make mistakes so just come to me and own up to whatever happened.
· Everything that I expect of you! I will not ask you to do something that I wouldn’t do.
2. Student – Teacher Conference
3. Parent Contact
4. Office Referral