Padgett, Mrs. Monica

 

 Mrs, Padgett
10th grade Global Studies

"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past." -Thomas Jefferson


Introduction

Welcome to my website for Global Studies!  If you need to contact me for any reason, please feel free to do so via email at mpadgett@cysd.k12.pa.us or phone at 846-6789 ext. 1393.

I will be available (per request and as my schedule permits) for 1 on 1 help after school from 3:15-4:15.  During this time, as well as the FLEX period, any and all students are welcome to make up tests, complete assignments, review difficult topics, etc.  I am always here to help- all you have to do it ask for it!


Schedule (Please see updates in Schoology throughout the semester)
FALL
Period 1: Honors Global Studies
Period 2: Global Studies
Period 3: Honors Global Studies

SPRING
Period 1: Global Studies
Period 3: Cotaught Global Studies
Period 4: Honors Global Studies

Course Descriptions

Global Studies encompasses the entire planet... literally!  Physical and political geography, traditions and cultural heritage, government systems, economic policies, and current events are components that make history a living, breathing part of our lives. Many times we examine how these components are changed throughout the course of history and the effects of those changes.

In each unit, students will explore a region of the world by discovering the nations' landscape and geographic location, examining the nations' historical significance and prominent events from a non-western perspective, and evaluating current events occurring within the nations to create a global solution.  Our goal is to use skills to examine the past and discover how the choices made by those before us affect our everyday lives and can help guide us to a better choice tomorrow.


Syllabus and Classroom Expectations

Classroom Behavior and Accountability

Respect

Students are expected to treat other students, teachers, or any others in the classroom with respect at all times, including circumstances in which we are answering discussion topics, asking questions, and expressing opinions.  In return, students will receive the same respect from the teacher and other classmates. A verbal warning will be given after the first incident involving disrespect toward any person(s) in the classroom, a parent/guardian will be contacted after the second incident, and third incident will be referred to the discipline office. 

Late to class

Students are also expected to arrive at class on time and prepared to participate.   A verbal warning will be given after the first incident involving a student being late without a pass, a parent/guardian will be contacted after the second incident, and third incident will be referred to the discipline office.
  This includes being alert, offering opinions and answers to discussion topics and other activities, wearing the school ID badge, and bringing a iPad or laptop, pen, pencil, and any assignments for class. 

Cell Phones (and technology)

Cell phones or any other electronics that are not school property must remain on silent mode or off AND out of sight during class time unless permission is given.  A verbal warning will be given after the first incident involving inappropriate use of technology, a parent/guardian will be contacted after the second incident, and third incident will be referred to the discipline office.  Additionally, all other school rules are expected to be observed in the classroom as well.  School MacBooks are expected to be used as a an educational tool.  Any inappropriate use of the MacBooks will also result in a referral first to parents and then to the office. 


Grading Procedures and Assignments

Students grades will be determined on a simple points system.  Students' grades will be determined by homework, classwork, individual and group projects and assignments, unit exams, current events, sectional quizzes, Collins Writing prompts, and unit projects.  The focus of the course will be on developing the five social studies skills by examining the content of Global or American Studies.  Therefore, it is vitally important that students complete assignments for feedback to practice skills before assessments.  Assignments for assessment and practice will be clearly labeled on Schoology.  *NO EXTRA CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN*  Students will have ample opportunities inside and outside of class to complete assignments.

Assignments will be posted in Schoology, written on the whiteboards in the classroom, and repeated orally.  It is the students' responsibility to follow through when completing assignments AND make sure the assignments are turned in digitally.  Confirmation of received assignments will always be given if a student asks.

 

Schoology

Schoology is an iPad and internet app that students will use as a digital hand-in folder, announcement board, discussion forum, and resource storage space.  Notes, readings, current events, discussions, and other documents for class can be found here.  Logging in under the student's account is a breach in confidentiality as they can access other students' responses on discussions.  Please send an email or call Mrs. Padgett for your specific log in code that is connected to your student.  It is expected that students will follow the directions and expectations outlined in the Academic Honesty Contract below when completing all course work.


MCL

MCL or Mass Customized Learning will be an aspect of the course for a limited time- the whole course is not going to be focused on this format but it will be integrated at times.  Students are encouraged to participate and ask for help when needed.  If a student or parents have questions or concerns at any time about MCL, please contact me directly.


Absences and Accountability 

Students that know they will miss a class are asked to make arrangements to receive the work or test they will miss PRIOR TO THE DAY OF ABSENCE.  Whether a student misses school due to sports, illness, appointment, etc., the student is responsible for all assignments and material covered in class.  Announced assignments, exams and quizzes will be taken or become due the next day the student is in class.  All of the notes and handouts given to students are also posted on Schoology, therefore, students always have access to notes and assignment lists. All assignments, due dates, and Collins Writing prompts will be posted in the classroom for any student to use as a guide for make up work.  Extensions will ONLY BE GIVEN IF PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE or at the teacher's discretion based on the student's progress and circumstances.

It is the student's responsibility to see the teacher to retrieve missed work and set a due date for the work.

 

Late Assignments

Assignments not turned in or finished by the due date are considered late.  NO LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR FULL CREDIT (partial credit given based on teacher discretion) unless prior arrangements are made.  However, students have the option to turn in an assignment one day late for 3 PRIDE Tickets or two days late for 6 PRIDE Tickets.  (If a student does not have PRIDE Tickets, students should see the teacher.)  Late assignments will not be accepted past the end of the unit for the late assignment.


Academic Honesty

Students are expected to complete their own original assignments.  Sharing answers or copying another student's work will not be accepted for an assessment grade.  Students who plagiarize any source without correctly citing it or copy another students work will receive a "0" for the assignment or exam.  ALL PAPERS, including a study guide, must be inside a folder or binder and inside a backpack during a test or quiz. 

 

Restroom and Drink Breaks

Students will have the opportunity to use the restrooms and water fountains during the time between classes and the first few minutes of class.  Unless an emergency presents itself, please try to limit these breaks to the appropriate times.  Of course, there are situations in which exceptions will be made.  Students are also expected to carry a pass with them (ehallpass or paper) and sign out on the sheet in the front desk of the room while they are outside of the classroom. 


Course Outlines

GLOBAL STUDIES is an in depth analysis of primarily non-western countries and continents.  Each unit will consist of a map quiz of major countries and geographic locations, individual and group assignments or projects on culture, government, economy, historical significance and major events, daily application and exploration activities, current issue position paper (honors only) and a comprehensive exam or project.  The course will loosely follow the following schedule:

Unit 1: The Basics and Globalization, World Religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism), Governments, Economies, Geography/Population, and Human Rights, 1-2 weeks

Unit 2: Africa, 2-3 weeks

Unit 3: The Middle East, 2-3 weeks

Unit 4: South Asia, 2-3 weeks

Unit 5: East Asia, 2-3 weeks

Unit 6: Southeast Asia, 1-2 weeks

Unit 7: Latin America, 1-2 weeks

Unit 8: Final Project/PBL and Final Exam Review 1-2 weeks


Academic Honesty Contract

I have read the syllabus and understand my teacher's expectations.  I have also read the Academic Misconduct policy as stated by Central York High School.  I understand the academic expectations from my district, and I pledge that my work will be my own original creation and that I will act with academic honesty and integrity.  I understand the consequences of violating the Academic Misconduct policy.

Student Name____________________________________ Date________

Student Signature _______________________________________________

 

Parent/Guardian Name_____________________________   Date_______

Parent/Guardian Signature ________________________________________


Revised 8/29/17