GLOBAL HISTORY III — MR. BRANAUGH

Global History III is a one trimester course that covers United States and world history from approximately 1960 to the early 2000s, while also focusing on economic, civic, and geographic issues related to U.S. and world events of that time period.  This course will build toward the final Social Studies course Government.

 COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS

I have two charges given to me: make students college or workplace ready!  All expectations will derive from that.

Academic expectations – students will do the following:

  • Complete all homework/reading assignments outside of class and on time
  • Prepare and study outside of class for unit exams
  • Engage yourself with 100% effort in the class each day

 Workplace expectations – students will do the following:

  • Come to class prepared to learn
  • Show up to class each day (the only exceptions being contagious illness, injury, family emergency, or school sponsored event)
  • Show up to class on time each day
  • This is your job – you are to give 100% effort and work well with your co-workers
  • Students will not be able to make up work from unexcused absences.
  • Parents: please adhere to the school calendar and avoid vacations during school time.

 Grades – students will be assessed on the following scale:

90%-100% = A     80%-89% = B       70%-79% = C       0%-69% = F

The grade breakdown is as follows:

Work Ethic = 25%      Quizzes = 10%     Tests/Exams = 45%     Homework = 10%       Final Exam = 10%

(Homework isn’t be accepted late)

Get help when you don’t understand an assignment or directions.  You can communicate with me at school at 541-504-3600 X 6211 or barry.branaugh@redmondschools.org, or at home at 541-480-3889 (until 9 PM)

In order to retake a test, students will have to have completed all reading, all assignments, and completed a study guide.

If this course isn’t challenging you sufficiently, please meet with me!

DAILY HOMEWORK FOR GLOBAL HISTORY 3

 You will need two items to do your daily homework: your notes from class and your study guide for the upcoming test.  This process begins again at the start of each unit.

DAY ONE OF THE UNIT

Read over the notes from class that day.  Look for any terms that appear on the study guide.  Make a list of the study guide terms and define what they mean.  Look at the essay topics.  Do you have enough information to answer any of the essay topics using specific examples and analysis?

DAY TWO OF THE UNIT

Review the study guide information from the previous day.  Read through day two’s notes and add any new information to the study guide that you began on day one.  Look at the essay topics.  Do you have enough information to answer any of the essay topics using specific examples and analysis?

DAY THREE OF THE UNIT

Review the study guide information from the previous day(s).  Read through day three’s notes and add any new information to the study guide from days one and two.  Look at the essay topics.  Do you have enough information to answer any of the essay topics using specific examples and analysis?

DAY FOUR AND BEYOND . . .

Repeat the process that you’ve done on day’s one, two, and three.

By doing a little bit each day, you should have a better understanding of the information.  It will also help you prepare for the test more effectively.  In addition, it will allow you to spot areas where you lack understanding so that you may come in and get help when you need it!