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Curriculum Standards
We use the Combined Curriculum document from the state of Kentucky for Social Studies.  Please see the attached document below for standards for each unit.

Course Description
This year your student will be learning about the physical and human geography of the world.  Units will include the following:
-Introduction to Geography
-US and Canada
-Latin America
-Europe
-Russia and the Central Asian Republics
-Southwest Asia and North Africa
-Asia
-Sub-Saharan Africa
-Oceania and Antartica

Textbook
Geography Alive!:  Regions and People
       
Classroom Management
CLASSROOM RULES & EXPECTATIONS 
Be Prompt- Arrive to class on-time everyday and be in your seat working on the warm-up activity when the bell rings. 
Be Prepared- Come prepared for class everyday with all of the necessary materials (i.e. pencil, school supplies, worksheets, homework, and proper uniform). 
Be Productive- Remain on task in class at all times, follow directions, and stay seated unless you have been given 
permission to do otherwise.
Be Patient- Quietly raise your hand if you have a question or comment and wait calmly for the teacher to respond. Do not whine or complain if the teacher does not respond right away. 
Be Polite- Respect yourself, your classmates, and your teachers with your words and actions. Do not vandalize, destroy, or steal other people’s personal belongings. Respect your classroom environment.

If a student CHOOSES to ignore one of the above expectations:

  • Level One: Verbal Warning
  • Level Two: Written Record of Behavior
  • Level Three: Recess Detention
  • Level Four: Teacher/Parent Contact
  • Level Five: Parent Meeting with Student, Teacher and Administration
  • Level Six: After School Detention with Parent Supervision 15 minutes (3:30-3:45)
  • Level Seven: After School Detention with Parent Supervision 30  minutes (3:30-4:00)
  • Level Eight: Administration Discretion
*We promise to apply ALL consequences FAIRLY and CONSISTENTLY, because we believe your child deserves no less. In addition, we reserve the right to use the above consequences as we believe is most appropriate in any individual circumstance. 

If a student CHOOSES to behave appropriately, he/she will receive one or more of the following positive consequences: 
  • Positive Phone Call Home
  • Positive Note Home
  • Extra-Curricular Time
  • Student/Teacher Generated Rewards
Grading
Formative:  Classwork, Homework-60%
Summative:  Quizzes, Tests, Projects-35%
Quarter Exam: 5%

Grade Point Scale 
A = 90% - 100% 
B = 80% - 89% 
C = 70% - 79% 
D = 60% - 69% 
F = 59% - below