Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement
Welcome to Revolutions throughout History! This semester we will be studying and learning about the archetype, elements, and events of various revolutions including the American, French, Russian, Brazilian, Iraqi, etc. We will primarily focus on the French, Russian, and cultural revolution of the 1960s, as well as fictional revolution in popular culture.
This class will include some topics that may be difficult for some students such as assassinations, civilian deaths in war, and riots. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me via email.
- Students will be able to identify elements that make up the American Revolution, and how it becomes a model of a successful revolution.
- Students will be able to evaluate why the French Revolution didn’t go as planned.
- Students will be able to analyze the catalysts of the Russian Revolution, and why the people turned to revolution.
- Students will be able to research a historical revolution, and present how it meets the criteria of a revolution, whether it was successful, and why.
- Students will be able to analyze elements of the cultural revolution in the United States in 1960s.
- Students will be able to identify elements of historical revolutions in popular culture.
- Students will be able to create a project that showcases what they have learned about Revolutions
Please note that this is a brand new course so these are subject to change.
Assessment of Progress
At the beginning of each class period the students will complete their Starter which consists of question(s) that either reviews what they learned the last class period or will introduce what we are about to learn.
Students will also be expected to complete all their notes as we complete activities and learn throughout the semester. Writing is scientifically proven to help students maintain what they have learned and their notes will be what they use to study for their final test.
Suggested Class Materials
- Writing utensil (please refrain from colors that are difficult to read)
- Folder with pockets
- Reading Book (this can be for other classes or personal interest)
- Every assignment will have 2 grades in the gradebook: the assignment grade and the study skills grade. If the assignment is turned in correctly and on time, the student will earn 5/5 on the study skills. If not, they will earn a 0/5 on the study skills. However, this means that the student can earn full credit on assignments regardless of when it is turned in. Assignments will not be docked for being late, the student will earn 0/5 for study skills on that assignment.
- Make sure to use PowerSchool to keep up to date with how your student is doing in class. Grades will be updated every week. You can access PowerSchool through the school website, www.cms.provo.edu. If you have questions about accessing PowerSchool, please contact their counselor.
- Students who score lower than 70% on a test or assignment can retake within two weeks before or after school. This is true of all assessments except for the final test.
Late Work Policy
- When a student turns in an assignment late on Google Classroom, the student must email me, otherwise the assignment will never be graded. My email address can be found on this document or on Google Classroom under the “about” section.
- Missing work can exclude students from class activities.
- Students with unexcused absences/sloughing will not be allowed to make up missed work.
- At the end of each quarter a Late Work Deadline will be announced. It is generally the Friday before the end of the quarter. No late work will be accepted after this time. All emails regarding late work must be received before midnight on the specified date. It is announced in class on a daily basis for at least a week beforehand.
- Students are expected to complete every assignment.
- If a student does not complete an assignment, the grade will be changed to 0/total, and the assignment will be listed as an orange “!” (missing).
- Students will be assigned a computer number for the duration of the semester. They will be responsible for all damages that occur to their assigned computer, even if they have switched computers with another student.
- Students will be given in depth instructions on how to treat/handle electronics in the classroom. If they abuse the computers it is possible to lose their computer privileges in the class.
- A student who loses computer privileges will still be held responsible for all assignments that are given in class, both electronically and hard copy. No exceptions will be made if they have lost their classroom computer privileges. All deadlines still apply.
- The majority of learning and assignments are completed in class. Thus it is vital for each student to be in class every day. It is the student’s responsibility to check for missing work on Google Classroom and talk to me if they have any questions. Students may meet with me before or after school to discuss any questions they may have regarding missed work.
- Because students generally have a few days to a week to complete assignments, the existing due date will still apply. If a student feels that they need additional time to complete their assignment they may talk to me about it beforehand to make other arrangements.
Students with Disabilities
- If you have any disability that may keep you from successfully completing this course, please let me know! Academic accommodations are granted for all students who have qualified, documented disabilities. Services are coordinated with the student and instructor through the main office.
- Students caught plagiarizing or cheating will receive no credit for the assignment, and no make up will be given.
- All school rules/policies are enforced in this class. (Cell Phones, dress code, etc)
- Students are expected to respect themselves, each other, the teacher, classroom, and the school.
- No swearing, bullying inappropriate dress/behavior, language, or actions.
- No food or Beverages (except water) in class.
Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments
This Link to the Revolutions Calendar includes the major topics for each day as well as due dates for major assignments. This calendar is subject to change (and will update accordingly) depending on student needs throughout the semester.
Progress Reports and Report Cards
Connecting Home to School
If you would like to contact me, please feel free to email me at email@example.com. I check my email during contract hours (7:30am-3:30pm) but not once I leave the building. When emails are received I will respond within 48 hours.