MR. WHITTAKER – SOCIAL STUDIES
You are in high school (the big leagues) and you will be expected to act accordingly to this. Any issues during class will result with a warning (name on board) and then after any/all check marks after your name will result in 15 minute detention. More than 2 and you will more than likely be referred to the office. (Extremely poor behavior/decisions and name and checks will be skipped)
PLEASE BRING TO CLASS EACH DAY:
Lined paper in or out of a notebook, pens/pencils, highlighter, and your 3 ring binder/notebook. Binder checks the day before or day of quizzes will be your homework grade for that chapter.
We will have notes/in class work, test/quizzes, and projects/creations this year that will make up your grade. You are allowed to retake a test if you fail it and I will count the new score averaged with the 1st test……the highest you are allowed to receive on a quiz you retake is a 60%. Test points will be around 2X that of homework and notes. The window to retake a quiz ends after we take the next quiz.
Will be covering the majority of World History focusing on Western Europe from around the time of the Black Death up until present day if time allows.
Will learn about how our government system works, how it has developed over the course of history, how the court system works, various court cases, and much more.
Will be covering all of the continents and countries of the world. This will include but not be limited to: culture, landforms, historical incidents, wars, etc.
6th= Beginnings of America up through the Civil War.
HS=Reconstruction through present day
We will also be doing current events from time to time to stay up to date with the on goings in the world around us. I believe this is important to help students become well informed and good citizens in our global society.