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YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING AND FOLLOWING THE ITEMS BELOW. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, SEE MR. FRONT IMMEDIATELY.
THE BASICS
PREPARATION
Please arrive promptly. Your homework should be completed before you arrive to class. Please take the time to review the History Department's Policies, as you will be expected to be familiar with these rules. You will be handed a copy of these in class as well.
DAILY NECESSITIES
Always have the following with you: writing utensils, paper for note taking, a binder (with dividers) to store your notes, your textbook, and the previous night's assignment. Have these out and ready for use before the second bell rings.
GRADING
EVALUATIONS

To assist me in evaluating your performance, you will answer questions on homework, take quizzes and tests, and write a research paper. For each, you will receive a grade. I will be happy to discuss your performance at any time, but before doing so, please take the time to think about my comments so that our discussion will be helpful for you.

CITIZENSHIP
Most classes will be discussion-based. Therefore, the quality and quantity of your participation--both as a listener and a speaker--will be central not only to how much the class learns, but also to your evaluations. You are expected to speak in class (whether by making comments or asking relevant questions) regularly and to show respect toward your peers. If you have difficulty participating, you should make an appointment to meet with me.
ASSIGNMENTS
READING
Carefully read and think about each assignment. For discussion, it is essential that you are prepared to discuss each night's assignments when you arrive. Taking notes is highly recommended. Although it will take you longer at first, it is a very, very important habit to develop before entering high school. If anything confuses, confounds, excites, or exasperates you, jot down your thoughts/questions and bring them to class.
HOMEWORK AND LONGER WRITING ASSIGNMENTS
Many nights you will have questions to answer based on your readings. These can be handwritten, but must be legible. Always put your name, the due date, and the question number and page at the top. Anything longer than a page in length should be typed, double spaced, 12 point font, and 1 inch margins on all sides. Special guidelines will be issued for the term paper after spring break. Homework is due when the bell rings. Late assignments will be penalized (see below).
READINGS QUIZZES
You will be quizzed periodically on the readings. As an incentive to take reading notes, you will be allowed to use your notes on unannounced quizzes (note: they must be on a separate piece of paper and they must be yours).
TESTS
Test dates will be posted on the online syllabus. Tests will cover topics from readings and class discussions. You should NEVER discuss a test with other students until EVERY student in BOTH of my social studies sections has taken it. To do so is cheating. If a test for this class is the third test you are assigned on a particular day, let me know the day the test is posted on the syllabus, and we will reschedule your test. (see below for make-up policies)
OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF
ABSCENSES & TARDINESS

If you are absent, you are responsible for obtaining class notes from a peer. Of course, I will be happy to meet with you to go over what you missed. Check this web site for assignment changes. You will not make up pop quizzes, but you will make up tests and scheduled quizzes. You will receive a zero if you miss a test or quiz if your absence is unexcused. If you know in advance that you will be absent for a test, you must arrange a make-up test before the test date (for example, if you are going on a field trip, you must speak with me well before you will be absent). If the absence is unforeseen (such as illness), see me the day you return to schedule the make-up. For papers, there are no penalties if you have an excused absence the day the assignment is due. You will be expected to hand in the essay the day you return unless other arrangements have been made.

FINDING MR. FRONT
My schedule is posted outside my classroom and linked to every web page. An email link is also attached at the top of every web page. You are always welcome to stop by during my free periods or email me questions. (Note: I rarely check my email evenings or weekends. If the problem is urgent, you may call me at home.)
Last Updated: 29 August, 2010 7:54 PM