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World Civ 2

Class Expectations

Mrs. Maygren




Materials needed:

1.       spiral journal notebook, minimum 70 pages

2.       3 ring binder notebook

3.       colored markers, highlighters (3 different colors useful)

4.       plastic sheet protector (may be purchased in class for fifteen cents)


Course objectives:  detailed course listing may be found at under District Office tab.  Go to Curriculum Framework (bottom of page), then to Social Science, then World Civilizations 2, (P) College Prep.


A copy is on file in our classroom, L-8, if at any time you would like to view the printed pages by appointment or they may be downloaded or viewed on the district website.


Class expectations:


  1. This course is a college prep level class with commensurate expectations.


  1. Accountability and integrity, defined in class, written in student journals and thoroughly discussed often in class, are foundational principles of class expectation.


  1. NO LATE WORK IS ACCEPTED.  Students will be given a calendar listing all assignments on the day they are due.  Calendars are distributed with four  (4) weeks of work listed.  Due dates for submitted work are listed and clearly indicated.  Plastic sheet protector is to house calendars as they are distributed in class and kept in student 3-ring binder.  Calendars on printed on bright colored paper for visibility.  Students are expected to reference calendar daily.  Students are encouraged to avoid procrastination.  Due dates are exactly that:  due on that date, no excuses, Murphys Law, etc.


  1. TEST MAKEUP:  all test dates are indicated on calendars.  If student is absent on given day, they may makeup test during the two days following return to school.  Makeups are held in the morning, 6:30 a.m. in L-8.  For example:


Test scheduled for Tuesday (student is absent).  Student returns on Thursday.  They have Thursday am or Friday am to makeup test.  No reminder is given by the teacher.  It is the student's responsibility to makeup test on their time.  Makeups are not given during class or lunch or after school. 



Taking tests on scheduled days is most convenient for all concerned.  Students should make every effort to be in class on scheduled days.  Should conflicts arise (school activities, sports, etc.) that are known ahead of time, it is appreciated when students come early a.m. on the day of the test to show responsible behavior and conscientious study and academic habits.  Sports schedules are known far in advance and class calendars are given four weeks in advance as well.  Students are encouraged to show organization and academic planning skills.




  1. PLAGIARISM:  students and parents should carefully read the ACHS student handbook, giving careful scrutiny to the section on plagiarism.  Copying homework, assignments and/or test answers are defined as cheating/and or plagiarism and are dealt with accordingly.  A grade of zero is given for said assignment and the discipline policy is followed.


  1. ATTENDANCE:  the ACHS attendance policy is followed in our classroom.                    Eight (8) unexcused absences and/or ten (10) unexcused tardies may result in no credit for the semester course.  Absences preclude class participation; therefore, excessive absences will adversely affect the academic grade.  Caution should be taken to be in attendance regularly.  Absences may be excused and legitimate but will affect participation.  Participation/attendance comprise one third of the academic grade.  Students with no more than one (1) absence during a semester will have their grade increased by one full letter grade.  Example:  a grade of C  with 0 or 1 absence becomes a B.  This policy does not apply to grades lower than 50%.


    7.  TEACHER AVAILABILITY:  Mrs. Maygren is at school early each  

         morning, usually by 6 a.m.  Questions, inquiries or concerns may be

         addressed comfortably at this before school time.  School email is also an

         effective means of communication:



  1. GRADING:  students will keep updated record of graded assignments and tests on the inside cover of their class journal.  Inquire of your student and ask to see their grading record.


  1. World Civ 2 is a survey course in the history of the world, from a world perspective.  The first semester covers the beginning of recorded history through the Industrial Revolution.  The second semester begins at the turn of the century and then into World War I, concluding with contemporary conflicts and issues.  Covering thousands of years of history in a few mere calendar months precludes that most issues are introduced without depth or delving into finite details.  We move at a sometimes seemingly rapid pace through hundreds of years.


  1. CLASS CONDUCT:  students will demonstrate respect for peer comments and opinions within the classroom setting.  Behavioral expectations are clearly defined.  Respect, appropriate language, courtesy and integrity are expected of all students entering this classroom.


  1. CLASS GOAL:  students will be introduced to the concepts of individual opinion, attitude and tolerance as they read of world events and the history of our sphere.  In an effort to find a means of cohesively bringing this history to some understandable concept, I have chosen a theme for this course.  Throughout the history of mankind, its wars, conflicts and devastating events, individuals as well as nations have risen to bring some humanitarian understanding to the otherwise chaotic events of history.  The chosen theme is:



Can one make a difference?



This course will reflect back to this theme as we progress through the historical events with hopes that your student will be able to connect to history and find some personal understanding and application of what these historical sequences and occurrences are hopefully teaching us all.  Students will hopefully discover a personal responsibility and feel a desire to heed the call of making a difference in their personal life and the proximity in which they find themselves.  Students will desire to make a positive difference in their realm of existence.