Mrs. Brooks Management Plans
8th grade U.S. History
Homework Hotline http://www.dunlapcusd.net/dms/
A. RESPECT: Earn respect by showing respect: Treat others like you want to be treated!
B. BEHAVE: Behave in a manner suitable for the classroom.
C. ATTEND: Attend school every day to be successful.
D. UNDERSTAND: I am the authority in the classroom.
E. LEARN: Since you have to be here, learn something.
F. ATTITUDE: Enter class with a positive attitude.
A. Be in the classroom when the bell rings with all necessary materials or it is a tardy!.
B. If you leave the class after the bell rings (locker, bathroom, etc…), it is a tardy.
C. Cheating on anything is a “0.”
D. If a student is absent and misses a test, he/she is expected to make it up upon returning.
E. There is one dropped assignment each quarter. Other missing work will be a "0."
F. When students arrive in the class, they need to open their notebooks and begin working on the Board Activity in their spirals, QUIETLY. Board Activities are graded quarterly.
III. Grades and Assignments
A. Daily assignments are worth 10-40 points, including a notebook check every quarter.
B. Quizzes are worth 10-30 points.
C. Tests, projects, & papers are worth 25-100 points. Students can remediate failed tests.
D. Make up work is the responsibility of the student. Work not made up will result in a "0."
E. Extra credit is offered to all students at the end of every quarter. Students are to read and summarize a current event article. The paper should be ¾ -1 page using proper grammar rules. A copy of the article needs to be attached to the summary. If the directions are not followed, no credit will be given.
Power Points, Research Project (in conjunction with English class), Decade Projects, & Newscasts are some activities we will complete this school year.
V. Discipline Policy: 1. warning 2. demerit & lunch detention 3. demerit, detention, & phone call home 4. referral to office
VI. History book (The American Nation), spiral, and pen or pencil are required everyday. Economics, geography, and other Social Sciences will be studied throughout the year.
On occasion, students will need glue, colored pencils, crayons, and/or markers.
VII. Parents and students should be checking grades on line via the school website: http://www.dunlapcusd.net/dms/
Student id numbers and a password are necessary. Teachers will no longer post grades.
Mrs. Brooks Syllabus
US History Syllabus
Ch. 19- The New West Ch. 25- The Roaring Twenties
Ch. 20- Industrial Growth Ch. 26- The Great Depression
Ch. 21- A New Urban Culture Ch. 27- The World War II Era
Ch. 22- The Progressive Era Ch. 28- The Cold War Era
Ch. 23- Becoming a World Power Ch. 29- Prosperity, Rebellion,and Reform
Ch. 24- World War I Ch. 30- The Nation in a New World
I. Students will take notes or be given notes for each chapter that they should keep.
There will be homework assignments 3-4 times a week.
There will be 1-2 quizzes for each chapter.
There will be a test on each chapter. Students should study all materials given for the test.
II. There will be several projects, which include Power Points, Research Paper, Decade Projects, and Newscasts throughout various chapters.
III. Students should have a folder with tabs in the middle for paper or a separate folder and spiral.
I recommend keeping all work in the folders until the end of the quarter in case their is a grade discrepancy.
!V. I recommend checking grades weekly via the web site to make sure there are no grade discrepancies. Students should contact me immediately if there is a grade problem either before class starts, at the end of class, or in studyhall.
V. All students can earn extra credit once a quarter. Students are to read and summarize a Current Event article. The paper should be 3/4-1 page using proper grammar rules. Summarize the article in your own words, attach article, and write an opinion. Another option for quarterly extra credit is a one-page book report on a book the student has read that deals with a time period we study for example, Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse. All books need to be cleared by me.