Links and Background information
These are a few of my favorite links.
http://www.essential-humanities.net/ The name says it all.
http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/ The best single site for finding information on particular works of art.
My public link list
Required Materials: You will need a small three- ring binder with plenty of writing paper and a pen or pencil. You should bring these items to class daily, to avoid a point deduction in your participation grade.
As of right now, we will be using the book Landmarks in the Humanities from the publisher McGraw-Hill. There are many on-line activities and resources that you will find available, from sites such as Khan Academy and others.
In addition, if you do not have an Edmodo account, you will need to establish one. I will give you an Edmodo code which will be for your class section only.
Curriculum: There is no state or local curriculum for this course. However, we will be focusing on the skills outlined in the CCSS. We will also be intensely involved in looking at culture and expressing opinions and arguments about them. For details and updates on assignments and reminders of upcoming activities, check Edmodo.
Grading: Grades in this class are based on total points, not percentages. Generally, tests and projects are considered to be worth 100 points each. Your notebook may be graded often, and may count as much as a test. Written classwork activities will be graded on a 10 to 25 point basis. Oral work and homework will also be graded on this scale.
A participation grade will also be given each nine weeks. This grade is based on attendance (including promptness!), bringing materials, participating in class and being prepared. This will be a significant part of your grade, and should be an easy part of the grade to maintain. In addition, success here will make success in the other areas easier to achieve. You will receive a separate paper with rubrics for the grading of your notebook, writing assessments, and class participation.
Percentages are 50% Tests and Projects; 20% Classwork; 20% Participation; 10% Homework.