Flagan GH4/Economics

Global History 4/Economics                          Mr. Flagan

Global History 4/Economics is a one trimester course (.5 credits) that covers United States and World history from approximately 2001-present, while also focusing on current events in the area of economic issues related to the United States and world events of that time period. This course will build toward the final Social Studies course of Government.

GH4 MAIN TOPICS
Unit 1 (Weeks 1-3):  9/11 and Its Aftermath:  Debating America’s Ideals

Unit 2 (Weeks 4-6):  Invasion of Afghanistan & Iraq War:  Justifying Going to War

Unit 3 (Weeks 7-9):  War on Terror: Debating the Use of Drones/Rights of Detainees

Unit 4 (Weeks 10-12):  Taxes and Spending  by Local, State, & Federal Governments 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS
1. Attend class regularly. When you are absent, you miss necessary and essential information. If you are absent you are expected to get the work you missed and make it up on your own time. If you know you are going to be absent, or are absent for more than two consecutive days, please notify me so you can get the work you are missing.

2. Come to class prepared. Every day, without exception, you need to bring the following things to class:

  • Student planner
  • Notebook for notes
  • Writing utensil
  • Highlighter
  • Sticky notes

3. Participate in class activities. The more you engage your mind in what we are doing, the more sense it will make, and the better you will understand it.

SKILLS NEEDED TO PASS GH4

Decision Making

·         Drawing inferences based on data tables and charts
·         Recommend solutions; weigh pros and cons

Research

·         Deductive vs. Inductive reasoning
·         Formulate research question
·         Draw conclusion based on research

Source Evaluation

·         Style of the author
·         Tone of the author

Writing

·         Persuasive paper that is 5-8 pages
·         Minimum of five sources

Reading

·         Academic vs. Non-Academic Sources
·         Interpreting Political cartoons

 

GRADING EXPECTATIONS

Students must earn at least a 60% AND complete all tests, current events, and the term paper in order to receive credit for the course.

Students will have 5 school days after a test to retake a test (one retake for each test). In order to retake a test, you must have taken all the notes in class and be able to show them to me. A sign up sheet will be posted in my room for you to choose when you would like to retake any test.

GRADES WILL BE DETERMINED BY:

Tests-60%
Current events-15%
Term paper-15%
Daily participation-10%
CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR

The basic rule of the classroom is to treat each other with respect, regardless of individual differences or views. A seating chart will be used for all students in all classes. Each individual class will be given the opportunity to NOT HAVE A SEATING CHART by adhering to the classroom conduct rules. If the entire class can keep from violating conduct rules for an entire week (5 straight days), there will not be a seating chart. If the class as a whole violates the conduct rules three times in a class period, then the seating chart will go back into effect until the class can adhere to the conduct rules for an entire week (5 straight days)
ELECTRONIC DEVICES


Students will be asked to use their cell phones in class in order to search for information that contributes to the learning in class. All other uses and not allowed. Other electronic devices are not allowed in class.

BATHROOM BREAKS

Students will be allowed breaks in class as long as they take my classroom student planner with them that has been signed.

CONTACT INFORMATION


Email: dave.flagan@redmond.k12.or.us
Phone: 923-4800 ext. 2139