Course Description / Rationale: Our focus of study will be on four regions: Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Australia/Oceania. For each region, we will study the culture, economics, government, physical geography, and the major historical developments which shaped the region.
Student Supplies: Students should come to class prepared everyday with pencils, colored pencils, highlighter, loose leaf notebook paper, agenda, and any homework assignment or projects that are due.
40% - Summative (Test, Major Projects, Quizzes, etc.)
Make-up Work: See Code of Conduct and JMS Student Handbook for county and school policy
Class Format: In order to accommodate the various learning styles and academic readiness of each student, instruction will be differentiated. Students may work on different assignments during instructional time to attain the same goal. Instructional methods and tools will consist of lecture, audio-visual materials, projects, papers, cooperative learning, computer technology, and research.
1. Be respectful: to the teacher, others and yourself.
2. Be responsible: always be prepared and be responsible for your actions.
3. Be Safe: always keep yourself and others safe.
4. Be the best person you can be: follow school rules according to the code of conduct. Treat others better than yourself.
Agendas: Students are expected to complete their agendas in each class. In order to do this, they must have them in class every day. Agendas are used as a communication tool between home and school, and parents should review the agenda each night.