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This school year I am teaching Pre-AP and Level U.S. History. I received my degree from TAMUK in Political Science, History, and International Affairs.

THIS IS THEIR YEAR to become autonomous and demonstrate responsibility with their own academics and we have high expectations. I know they will be successful.

Daily assignments and information is updated in the students' google classroom regularly, but major grade announcements will be made through the webpage. Please be sure to subscribe to the webpage for update notifications!
 
 

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Maternity Leave

I will be taking Maternity Leave starting 12/15, if things go as planned. The permanent substitute will be with the students the last week (12/18-22) and returning after Christmas Break. My email will have an automatic reply with the email of Kristin Gable, so you can forward any questions or concerns to her. Mrs. Gable is a seasoned teacher and taught HS US History for Klein ISD. We are very fortunate to have someone with her experience step in for the students. 

Major Grade: Benchmark Test

The fall benchmark test will be given on Tuesday, December 12th. Students will be given two days to review in class and over the weekend at home. 
Grades will be updated into the grade book as they complete the test unless an error is found. This will be the last grade taken for the 2nd 9 weeks. 

Major Grade Writing

Students will begin their Major Writing Grade in class on Tuesday. Each student will be assigned the position of a Federalist or Anti-federalist and will write in a debate form with their partner. PAP will be presenting on Thursday, December 7th. 

As usual, any form of plagiarism is unacceptable and will result in a 0 for this grade and a referral to the Assistant Principal. 

Current Event Due Thursday 11/16

The current event for this 3 week period is due next Thursday. Students will receive the handout on Monday. However, if they want to get started now, it is posted to my webpage. 
Students are free to choose an article that was published between 11/9 and 11/16.
A well developed paragraph is expected. Attaching the article isn't necessary, but it is helpful. Anything plagiarized is an automatic 0 in the grade book and referral to an AP for documentation.

Major Grade: Test

The test for this 9 weeks will be given on Thursday, November 9th. Students will receive 2 days of review. 

Major Grade Project: Patriots v. Loyalists

Student are starting their major grade project for this nine weeks. They have received all instruction in class, as well as their google classroom. The baseball cards are to be done in class on Monday and Tuesday and taken home Tuesday night if they aren't complete. All projects are due Wednesday at the start of class. 

Grades

Currently, there are four daily grades listed in the grade book and many students are not starting this 9 weeks in the best shape.
Please consult with them about getting work turned in complete and on time.
Two more grades will be taken this week and one of those will be a double daily.
 

Current Event Due 11/27

Students received their first Current Event assignment for this 9 weeks.
They are free to choose an article that was published between 11/21 and 11/27.
A well developed paragraph is expected. Attaching the article isn't necessary, but it is helpful. Anything plagiarized is an automatic 0 in the grade book and referral to an AP for documentation. 

Major Grade Writing

Students took notes today in regards to the writing assignment they will complete tomorrow in class over the Albany Plan.
 
Don't forget Friday is an early release day!

Major Grade Project

Students began an in class major grade project today. This project is due Friday before the end of their class period. Students are working in groups, but are responsible for their individual roles. 

Test (Major Grade)

The first test will be held on Tuesday 9/26 in class.
Students will receive a review sheet on Friday, 9/22 to be completed in class and we will go over it on Monday, 9/25.
If an absence is anticipated, please contact me directly beforehand.