Student Information Sheet

Student Information Sheet for AP Classes.doc

World History AP Student Information Sheet and Contract

 

Student Name: _____________________________

 

Instructions:  Students will turn in the student information and academic information pages of this packet for a homework grade.  I will return the student information page with Parent and Student signatures.  I will keep the email and parent contacts as well as the academic information page for my records.  Parents are to keep the parent letter that is part of the packet. 

About World History AP: Modern 

In AP World History: Modern, students will investigate signification events, individuals, developments, and processes from 1200 to the present.  Students will develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; developing historical arguments; making historical connections; and utilizing reasoning about comparisons, causation, and continuity and change over time.  The course provides six themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: humans and the environment, cultural developments and interactions; governance; economic systems; social interactions; and technology and innovations.

AP World History: Modern is designed to be the equivalent of an introductory college or university survey of modern world history.  It will satisfy North Carolina graduation requirements for a World History credit. 

Classroom Rules!

  1. Be in your seat when the tardy bell rings.
  2. Respect all people’s opinions and personal property.
  3. Bring proper materials to class each day. (Textbook, Paper, Pen, and Notebook)
  4. No Talking while Mr. Feid is talking or during school announcements.
  5. All School rules apply
  6. No Food in classroom (drinks are allowed, but please recycle in bins)
  7. No Cell phones in class (Turn off upon entering class)
  8. No Music devices of any kind

Textbook Reading Instructions!

Students are expected to read the textbook at least one day in advance of the day’s lessons and are to be prepared to participate in the class discussions. I have posted a course syllabus on the T.C. Roberson webpage under my staff page and on the class moodle and will post a daily reading assignment on the white board in the front of the room.  Students are highly encouraged to keep a day-planner of assignments.  The World Civilization text and The Human Record supplemental readers will be provided, however, many students have found that purchasing these texts and highlighting in them has been helpful.  The novel “Sins of the Fathers” will need to be purchase and will not be provided.

  • World Civilizations “The Global Experience,” 6th edition.Peter N. Stearns, Michael Adas, Stuart B. Schwartz, and Marc Jason Gilbert.Pearson Education, Inc. 2004ISBN# 0-205-65956-X
  • The Human Record “Sources of Global History,” 5th edition. Vol. I +II, Alfred Andrea and James Overfield.Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005ISBN# 0-618-37040-4, ISBN# 0-618-37041-2

Grading System!

Grades will be based on a one hundred point system.  As is traditional with a college course, the number of overall grades will be reduced. All homework, Reading and Quiz grades will be combined into one single grade which will count as a test grade.   Essays will count two times and unit tests will count three times.  Averages will be determined by adding up the total number of points achieved by the student and then dividing by the number of assignments.  The grading scale used is the one found in your student handbooks.  I do not curve grades, and I do not allow extra credit.  Students will receive the grade that they earn.

Late Work!

Students are expected to turn assignments in on time.  Remember, this is a college atmosphere classroom.  However, work may be turned in one day late with a 20% penalty taken off of the grade.  But…I am reasonable.  Talk with me if you need extra considerations.  “I forgot” is not and extra consideration.  Because of this, I consider a day planner or personal device an important part of student success.  This will be the one exception to the earlier mentioned electronics policy.  Personal Devices can be an excellent use of technology in this case. 

Notebooks/Portfolio!

Students should keep a notebook of notes, homework, essays and tests.  Students will need to purchase a three ring binder with a minimum of 2” inch rings, as well as dividers for up to ten units. 

Testing and Test Corrections!

Tests will consist of a combination of essays and multiple choice questions.  Several of the test questions will come from previously completed units to ensure that students are remembering important information.  However, a student can not be considered to have truly mastered and learned the material until they have corrected their mistakes.  Therefore, no evaluation is considered to be complete until the student has corrected their mistakes to the satisfaction of the teacher.  Doing “corrections” is an integral part of the learning experience and is not an option.  Students will be expected to look up the answer in their textbook and in their own words explain the correct answer.  Students must write their corrections using complete sentences and correct grammar and indicated the page number from the text where correct answer was found.  Because I do not release my tests questions, students will need to expect to spend time before or after school completing test corrections.

List of Class Supplies:

Because of budget issues over the last few years and cutbacks in funding, these are the items that I will need students to have with them for class.  I have some classroom supplies to work with, but as they run out, I may not be able to get more. 

  1. Loose Leaf Notebook paper (lined) – No spiral notebooks please
  2. One pack of crayola Colored Pencils
  3. Subject dividers (at least four)
  4. One pack of crayola markers
  5. 3 ring binder (2” rings)
  6. One reem of white copy paper (voluntary donation to class)
  7. One black fine tipped sharpee marker

 

Student Signature:      _________________________________________              Date:  _________

Parent Signature:         ________________________________________              Date:  _________