Ms. Stockman's American History
Live Lesson Every Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Course Description and Objectives
This course surveys U.S. History from the Age of Exploration to modern-day America. Major topics include the social, political, economic, and geographic development of the United States and their impact on the foreign and domestic policies of the nation.
In American History you will study the major themes and events of U.S. History from the colonial period through the present.
As your teacher I will provide a balanced and varied instructional program, using lectures, Edmodo discussions, videos, Twitter posts, Blogger posts and current events. Together we will prepare you to successfully pass the state-mandated End-of-Course (EOC) exam.
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN UP FOR EDMODO AND ADD US HISTORY. THIS IS PART OF YOUR GRADE. Edmodo is a fantastic and interactive tool to participate in lively discussions and debate. A weekly question regarding a moment in American History will be posted for students and Ms. Stockman to engage in a lively and spirited discussion. Although not required, the discussions will be used for bonus points and the end of each semester. I strongly encourage you to participate.
Group Code: k7rl1y
The Pacing Calendar Is On Edmodo. Make Sure To Print A Copy!
My Office Hours
Monday: 7-8 p.m.
Tuesday: 2-3 p.m.
Wednesday: 10-11 (American History Live Lesson at 11)
Thursday: 2-3 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m.- Noon (British Cultural Studies Live Lesson at 10)
Projects and Assignments
In addition to the portal assignments, once per semester students will be assessed by writing-based projects to further challenge and encourage deeper thinking. The rubric for these assignments will be in my Edmodo library.
Live Lessons and Lesson Reviews
American History will have a live lesson every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in which you are required to attend or view the recording. THIS IS REQUIRED AND GRADED!
Classroom Link: http://tinyurl.com/PASC-AmericanHistory
The link for the lesson will be posted every Wednesday on Edmodo via Google Docs. Please make sure to bookmark the Google Docs link.
There will also be a short “History Moment” on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday that corresponds to the lesson on your pacing calendar. This lesson is recorded and the links will be posted on Edmodo via Google Docs. These will NOT be emailed to you so it is your responsibility to seek out the recordings you feel you might need to view to prepare for your EOC.
USA Test Prep
Ms. Brice is our Teaching Assistant and you may reach her at pamela.brice in the portal or by text/cell: 803-497-6339. She is available for tutoring American History, to help you with studying techniques for bringing up your grade, and to help you get caught up in the class. She is in charge of contacting you periodically to check in on your pacing in the class. She is also in charge of USA Test Prep. Please contact her with any questions you may have about USA Test Prep, questions about the class, or if you need tutoring help. USA Test Prep assignments are due every Friday.
You must log on to www.USATestPrep.com using your Provost log-in and password, then click on “Assignments.” This work is in addition to your portal lessons and watching recorded lessons. The work you do at USA Test Prep is equivalent to one exam grade. Please contact Ms. Brice if you have any questions about USA Test Prep.
End of Course Exam AKA EOC
The cumulative End of Course Examination is a mandated by the State of South Carolina for all students who take U.S. History. The test will consist of 55 multiple choice questions and will constitute 20% of the student’s final grade. I will send more information about exact dates and times as soon as those become available to me.
PASC Plagiarism Policy
Plagiarism is the representation of the words or ideas of another as one's own in any academic work. Examples of plagiarizing in an online course include, but are not limited to:
· Using unauthorized aids on an assignment, essay, quiz, or test; having someone, other than the student, complete an assignment, essay, quiz, or test; submitting another person’s work; or rescheduling a deadline on a false excuse.
· Submitting the same work for more than one course or assignment without prior written approval from the instructor(s).
· Using copyrighted material without appropriate citation or copying software or media files (such as music, movies, etc.) without permission.
· Destroying, tampering, or altering another student’s work to impede academic progress. Signing in to a live session for another student who is not present and/or leaving a session without logging off or without indicating that you have “stepped away”.
To avoid plagiarism, every direct quotation must be identified by quotation marks, or by appropriate indentation, and must be cited properly according to the accepted format for the particular discipline. Acknowledgment is also required when material from any source is paraphrased or summarized in whole or in part in one's own word. Information that is common knowledge, such as names of leaders of prominent nations, basic scientific laws, etc, need not be cited; however, the sources of all facts or information obtained in reading or research that are not common knowledge among students in the course must be acknowledged. In addition to materials specifically cited in the text, other materials that contribute to one's general understanding of the subject may be acknowledged in the bibliography.
Sometimes, plagiarism can be a subtle issue. Students are encouraged to discuss any questions about what constitutes plagiarism with the teacher of the course. Consequences can include receiving a zero on part of the assignment, all of the assignment or receiving an F for the course.
· First Offense: Discussion with the student, parent, and teacher.
· Second Offense (in the same course): Meeting with the student, parent, teacher and administrator.
· Third Offense: Administration will assemble a committee comprised of teachers, counselor, student(s), and an administrator. The committee will listen to the facts and make a recommendation to the Director.