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Mr. Christopher Patten
Global History and Geography I is intended to provide the students with a better understanding of how events that happened hundreds of years ago, or thousands of miles away have had a tremendous impact on their daily lives. Global History I is constructed to assist the students in gaining a better understanding of the key features of different societies. We will be investigating such themes as change, cultural impacts, political systems, economics, geography, social forces, and global interactions that have shaped the history and development of nations and regions throughout the world. Global History and Geography I will begin the beginning of time and we will journey to the Age of Exploration and Interaction. The class will conclude with students taking a Global History & Geography Final examination based on the new framework designed to prepare students for the new Global History and Geography regents exam.
To successfully complete this course these are the things that students will need to accomplish. All work and assignments are an important part of learning in our class and are required to be handed in on time. Late or missing assignments will negatively affect grades. The following is how STUDENTS will be able to determine their grade:
Be a respectful member of class. Cooperation and support are truly important for learning to take and it is expected that you will treat each other with respect. Come ready to work every day.
No hats in class, and the use of cell phones or iPads is REQUIRED in the classroom. These items enhance our learning.
Every student is expected to have the required tools for class:
● Google Classroom App
● Google Docs App
● Google Slides App
● Google Drive App
● Google Calendar App
● Pens/Pencils/Highlighters for every class.
The absence policy for the Bellmore-Merrick School District is clear. A student with more than five absences during a semester will have 15 points deducted from his or her quarterly average. Absences can be made up within 5 days of your return to school. Unexcused absences may not be made up. In addition, three unexcused latenesses of 15 minutes or less will be considered a full-period absence. Each lateness in excess of 15 minutes will count as a full period absence.
If you are absent when an assignment is given, YOU are responsible to find out from a classmate, from your teachers, or from the website/Google Classroom what the assignment was. If you are absent on the day an assignment is due, it is your responsibility to hand it in the day you return to class. If you are absent on the day an assignment is due, you may submit it on Google Classroom. Our homework policy is that a student has Monday to Monday to make up a missing assignment. After that week the homework will not be accepted. Students may also make up homework for full credit by correcting those questions that were wrong within that Monday to Monday time period. If you are late or absence, you will be missing important class time, so please be on time and ready to start work immediately.
Misbehavior in class and other infractions will result in in-class detention after school at our discretion. Also, be prepared for phone calls home if you are breaking class rules or not fulfilling assignments and homework.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the goal of this class is to pass the Global History & Geography Regents exam and, as your teachers, we are here to help you through this journey. That means if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to discuss them with us. We are available before and after school for individual help in our classrooms: 326 (Mr. Patten) and 225 (Mr. Mazeika) as well as by e-mail, which is…
Mr. Patten: email@example.com
Mr. Mazeika: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember that the journey has already begun, the count down to the exam is on, and that you will only get out of the journey what you put into it!
Ladies & Gentlemen,
Welcome & Good Luck!!!