Social Studies

Social Studies 8

Outline and Course Expectations

This course is a study of World History: Societies of the Past from early hunting and gathering societies to life during the Industrial Revolution. We will study the content in five clusters, but will always be aware of how these events influence current issues.

Cluster

  • Understanding Societies Past and Present
  • Early Societies of Mesopotamia and Egypt
  • Ancient Societies of Greece and Rome
  • Transition to the Modern World (Circa 500 to 1400)
  • Shaping the Modern World (Circa 1400 to 1850)

Expectations

  • Students are expected to show up to class on time and ready to work.
  • If I am talking (or a classmate) you are not. If you would like to talk please raise your hand!
  • All Assignments will be handed in at the beginning of class, on the day it is due. If an assignment is late, you will be docked 10% for each of the first three days it is late. On the fourth day the assignment will be given a 0, until it is completed. When it is completed the maximum mark will be 50%. All assignments need to be completed before credit will be given for the course. If you need extra time for an assignment, talk to me in advance and we will see if we can work something out. If you are absent the day an assignment is due you can hand it in the day you come back to school, not the next time we have class. It is your responsibility to complete the required course work.
  • If you are going to be missing a particular class, please let me know in advance. If you miss any classes it is up to you to get caught up, this is also true for tests. If you are absent for any reason you can also call a classmate or checkout the class website at http://schools.shmb.ca/paula .

Written assignments are to be typed, double-spaced, font size 12. All multimedia presentations (PowerPoint, Movie Maker, etc) must be saved on your O:Drive or a flash drive prior to the beginning of class. Failure to do sure will result in a deduction of 10%.

Any cheating on assignments or tests will result in a zero.

No cell phones, I pods or any other media device allowed in class without permission. If you are caught I will hold them for a week or your parents can pick them up at the office.

A clean room is a happy room. Please pick up your mess!

At times, group work will be assigned. You are free to help each other at any time but everyone in your group is expected to participate.

Golden Rule: Courtesy and respect for others is expected at all times. Treat others like you would like to be treated. We will be studying different cultures in this course and I expect you to be courteous and respectful of other cultures.

Good Luck! I hope you enjoy the course!
Mr. Artz

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Performance Grid

Criteria 1
Weak
2
Fair
3
Average
4
Very Good
5
Excellent
  Not Met Approaching Met
Research (5 marks)
well researched, summarized key points,
presenter is konwledgable about topic,
bibliography
     
Preparation (5 marks)
organized, well rehearsed, on topic, proper
length of presentation
     
Fundamentals (5 marks)
introduction and conculsion, held audience
attention, good summary, presentation
suits audience
     
Delivery (5 marks)
eye contact, clear voice, did not fidget, engaged
audience, good express, did not read off slide,
did not plagiarize
     
PowerPoint Techniques (5 marks)
titles, transition, template, font, slide setup,
grammer/spelling
     
Visual Impression (5 marks)
color, picture effect, sound, animation
     

Social Studies 9

Outline and Course Expectations

This course is a study of Canada in the contemporary world, it focuses on the core concept of citizenship. We will study the content in four clusters and will be aware of how these events influence us as Canadians.

Cluster

  1. Diversity and Pluralism
  2. Democracy and Governance in Canada
  3. Canada in the Global Context
  4. Canada: Opportunities and Challenges

Expectations

  • Students are expected to show up to class on time and ready to work.
  • If I am talking (or a classmate) you are not. If you would like to talk please raise your hand!
  • All Assignments will be handed in at the beginning of class, on the day it is due. If an assignment is late, you will be docked 10% for the first three days it is late. On the fourth day the assignment will not be accepted for marks, but will need to be completed before credit will be given for the course. If you need extra time for an assignment, talk to me in advance and we will see if we can work something out. If you are absent the day an assignment is due you can hand it in the day you come back to school, not the next time we have class. It is your responsibility to complete the required course work.
  • If you are going to be missing a particular class, please let me know in advance. If you miss any classes it is up to you to get caught up, this is also true for tests. If you are absent for any reason you can also call a classmate or checkout the class website at http://schools.shmb.ca/paula .

Written assignments are to be typed, double-spaced, font size 12. All multimedia presentations (PowerPoint, Movie Maker, etc) must be saved on your O:Drive or a flash drive prior to the beginning of class. Failure to do sure will result in a deduction of 10%.

Any cheating on assignments or tests will result in a zero.

No cell phones, I pods or any other media device allowed in class without permission. If you are caught I will hold them for a week or your parents can pick them up at the office.

A clean room is a happy room. Please pick up your mess!

At times, group work will be assigned. You are free to help each other at any time but everyone in your group is expected to participate.

Golden Rule: Courtesy and respect for others is expected at all times. Treat others like you would like to be treated. We will be studying different cultures in this course and I expect you to be courteous and respectful of other cultures.

Good Luck! I hope you enjoy the course!
Mr. Artz

Performance Grid

Criteria
Weak

Fair

Average

Very Good

Excellent
  Not Met Approaching Met
Research (5 marks)
well researched, summarized key points, 
presenter is konwledgable about topic, 
bibliography
     
Preparation (5 marks)
organized, well rehearsed, on topic, proper 
length of presentation
     
Fundamentals (5 marks)
introduction and conculsion, held audience 
attention, good summary, presentation 
suits audience
     
Delivery (5 marks)
eye contact, clear voice, did not fidget, engaged 
audience, good express, did not read off slide, 
did not plagiarize
     
PowerPoint Techniques (5 marks)
titles, transition, template, font, slide setup, 
grammer/spelling
     
Visual Impression (5 marks)
color, picture effect, sound, animation
     

Social Studies 11

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