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  1. page Syllabus for Social Studies 2 edited American American History 2 Syllabus Instructor: SyllabusInstructor: Mrs. Sarah Minnick …

    American
    American History 2 Syllabus
    Instructor:
    SyllabusInstructor: Mrs. Sarah Minnick
    Co-Teacher:
    MinnickCo-Teacher: Mr. Scott Anderson
    Phone/Text:
    AndersonPhone/Text: SEE COURSE INFO
    BBIM: sminnick
    Office
    INFOBBIM: sminnickOffice Hours: Fridays
    ...
    Cafe link
    Course Overview
    1 credit, Grades 7-8– This course covers a time span from the early 1900’s to the 1970s. By the end of the course, students will have developed a broad understanding of contemporary American and Pennsylvania history by studying subjects such as WWI, the Great Depression, WWII, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and how these latter events impact our world today. Students will complete activities including selected readings, videos, projects, writing assignments, and discussion boards.
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  2. page Syllabus for Social Studies 2 edited American History 9 2011-2012 Teacher: 2 Syllabus Instructor: Mrs. Sarah Minnick Contact: …

    American History 9
    2011-2012
    Teacher:
    2 Syllabus
    Instructor:
    Mrs. Sarah Minnick
    Contact:
    Email: sminnick@achievementcharter.com
    Phone/Text: 610.405.8339
    IM:

    Co-Teacher: Mr. Scott Anderson
    Phone/Text: SEE COURSE INFO
    BBIM: sminnick
    Office Hours: Fridays @ 2:00
    via Pronto
    Skype: saminnick
    Twitter: @SarahAMinnick
    Facebook: MinnickAHCS
    Course Description:
    This
    Cyber Cafe link
    Course Overview
    1 credit, Grades 7-8– This
    course covers
    ...
    from the early1900’searly 1900’s to the present day. A wide range of historical topics will be covered through this survey-style course.1970s. By the
    ...
    such as WWI, the Great Depression, WWII, the
    ...
    Rights Movement, and the New Millennium.Vietnam War and how these latter events impact our world today. Students will
    ...
    including selected readings,videos,readings, videos, projects, writing assignments,
    ...
    discussion boards.
    Class Times:
    Check your

    Course Materials
    Students will primarily complete posted
    course news and/or schedulework in a SCORM format, incorporating readings and videos necessary for datesexplaining and times.
    Course Objectives:
    Economic growth can generate wealth.
    Economic prosperity is not equally distributed.
    Reform can lead to rebirth.
    Perception changes over time
    applying information and often reveals the collective ideology ofconcepts. Students will be creating projects using a groupvariety of people.
    Good historical research requires the synthesis, analysis, evaluation,
    tools, some of which logins will necessary and integrationsent out at the time of a variety of data to form an appropriate conclusion.
    Grading Plan
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    All work
    the project. These tools include, Glogster, Prezi, and/or Voki/Blabberize.
    Course Schedule
    Live classes will meet TBA. Students
    will be expected to be completed by LABELED due datecomplete posted course work throughout the week.
    Policy
    Please see our student handbook for detailed information about school policies, procedures, and expectations: http://www.achievementcharter.com/parents/resources/ps-handbook/ . All students are responsible for the information found
    in this handbook, which can also be accessed from the lesson name. Any extensions MUST be approved through your mentor. You have three(3) daysschool website at any time.
    Attendance for live classes is not required, but it is strongly recommended that students attend live class on a regular basis
    to completebe part of interactive, live instruction.
    Student
    work missed from an excused absence. Oncemust be their own original submission, and plagiarism/cheating will not be tolerated. If a due date passes, 2 pointsstudent is doing this, parents will be lost per day fromcontacted and the earned grade.
    Extra Credit
    I do not typically offer extra credit
    matter will be dealt with accordingly.
    Each quarter will be broken down into 3 PODs which will be 3-4 weeks
    in my courses. However, I look at effort and quality oflength. All work assigned within a POD is due at the end of each quarterthat POD and will take that into account. Usually I reward this withcannot be turned in for grading after the end of the POD. Attached is a few extra points that I come up with subjectively.
    Program
    list of Study(for 2011-2012 school year) Schedule of topicsthe POD dates, which are subject to change
    Unit Title: Gilded Age and Progressive Era
    Time frame: Quarter 1 (10 weeks)
    Unit Title: World War I and
    change. If the Great Depression
    Time frame: Quarter 2 (10 weeks)
    Unit Title: World War II
    Time frame: Quarter 3 (10 weeks)
    Unit Title: Cold War
    dates of the PODs would change, students and Today
    Time frame: Quarter 4 (10 weeks)
    Check the course news for what we
    families will cover specifically each week.
    Assignment Types
    Writing
    Class Recording Follow-up quizzes
    Projects-Glogster,
    Discussion Boards
    An assignment list is provided
    be notified.
    Work will be graded
    in a timely manner (within 3 days of submission, unless otherwise stated). POD grades will be converted from a 100 point scale to a 4.3 point scale at the course news to assist you with what is due each week. Use this to help you stay organized.
    Multi-step or more involved assignments
    end of every quarter. NOTE: This will havenot cause a rubricstudent’s grade to accompanygo down; rather, it in ordercan only help the student’s grade.
    Assessments
    Students will be assessed throughout the SCORM lessons and expected
    to making grading expectations clearer. Students should use these rubrics ascomplete a guideline to assist them in completing these typespod benchmark exam, administered at the end of assignments. Writing assignments, specially, useeach pod. There will be opportunities for completion of projects at the same rubric used to gradeend of a pod over an exam. These exams/projects cover the writing pieces inbig ideas discovered over the PSSAs.
    Discussion assignments maytouch on sensitive subjects such as religion, politics,
    course of a given pod to assess mastery of concepts and personal conduct.
    While we will encourage informal discussion, I will insist
    vocabulary.
    Students
    that you always speak to others inare current 7th or 8th graders will be taking the classPSSA tests in a respectful way,the spring of 2014. 7th graders will take the Reading and to avoid commentsMath PSSA and behaviors8th graders will take the Reading, Math, Science, and Writing. More information will be provided at a later time.
    Additional Support
    There are a number of powerful resources
    that disparage individuals. Speaking informallywill not necessarily be a part of every lesson, but respectfully about sensitive subjects iscan always be used as an important skill,available resource. Resources for remediation and this class will help you learn it. Any discussion postings not meeting this criterionenrichment will be deleted fromlisted within the threadweek block in the course and you will receive a fail forat the assignment.
    All assignments will be expected to use proper writing skills,
    end of the posted class presentations, which include correct spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar. Many assignments will post this reminder, but regardless if it is specifically stated, proper writing skills will also be expected.
    I recommend
    posted for student access.
    I send out weekly agenda items
    that you create your written responses in Word, for it will correct spelling and check grammar and punctuation. Also, you can then save yourincludes, but not limited to, assignment for safe keeping (i.e. should something get erased on the system)lists, class topics, and your own record keeping. By saving your assignments, you can start creating you personal portfolio.
    IMPORTANT Academic Dishonesty/Abuse of Computer or Internet- I.E. Plagiarism
    Students
    notices. These agenda items are expectedalso passed along to maintainparents that request weekly contact of expectations.
    I also offer a FREE text reminder service to coincide with
    the highest standardsweekly emails that is available for students and families to sign up. Information on this will be sent out the first week of honestyschool and included in all correspondence in their work.
    Forgery
    the signature area of papers, reports, tests or notes or any other formsmy emails.
    Miscellaneous
    We’ve learned through our classroom experience that a very important part
    of cheating and/or copyingstudent learning is communication. We will communicate with your student through various methods, such as phone calls, emails, and BBIM (an instant messaging service provided by the school) to ensure that they are completing your work and to provide support. Students can also contact us through any of another student or plagiarism from library, publication, or internet sources is prohibitedthese forms and we will result in disciplinary actionbe sure to respond as wellsoon as loss of academic credit.
    Tips for Success
    *Come
    we can. We will also contact you to class!!!! Students who attend the live class regularly typically perform better than their counterparts who do not.
    *Participate- Students who are actively involved in class, by answering
    discuss and asking questions will gain much more from class and retain more information. Also, it makesmonitor progress throughout the class more interesting and fun.
    *Communicate- You cannot email me or call me too much. OK? There are no 'dumb' or 'stupid' questions. Chances are the question you
    year. To have your support at home is one that several others have as well. How do you think we learn how to doimportant as the thingssupport that we do? Also, good communication will help me help you better.
    *Do
    provide to your work!!!! I do not assign work just for you to have work to do. All assignments build upon one other, either to help you in a culminating project or assessment. Itchild.
    It
    is importantIMPORTANT that you complete allcheck your assignments, ON TIME, soemail EVERYDAY. We recommend at least twice a day, once in the morning and again before shutting down for the school day.
    We highly recommend
    that you may receive the highest grade you can.
    *Organization- It is YOUR responsibility to come up with
    students and families establish a system of organization that willpositive work for you. I recommendenvironment in the old triedhome in which students are comfortable and true paper and pen planner and writeone in your assignments. Keep your work space one thatwhich is comfortable and conducive tofor learning. If you are one that cannotSchool time should be without your computer or phone, there are many digitalrespected for students to focus on their academics. The use of an organizer and/or calendar to organize classes and planners that if you set it up correctly you can send yourself reminders and notices of when assignments are due.
    *Use and seek out resources. You have many opportunities
    has proven successful for students to get extra help and tools to assist youstay on your work. Either in the course news or in the lesson itself, I provide you notes that follow what we cover in class, links to vocab that will help you understand and process the material better, and other enrichment or tutorial links.
    Questions, Concerns, Comments
    Whenever
    top of these items.
    If
    you ever have any issues regarding class,questions or concerns, please email or call me right away. I cannot help what I don’t know. When you do email me with a question or comment, be specific.
    However, if your problem or question is beyond class, like something is wrong with your computer, you need
    not hesitate to let your mentor know right away. Problemscontact us at any point. We are sure that with your computer shouldsupport and cooperation this can be immediately directed to our Tech Help Desk. Their number is found in the course news. When you call and must leave a message, please speak clearlywonderful and slowly, especially when giving the number that you may be reached. Issues beyond class, I am not able to help you, but am always willing to try to do my best to assist you. I will try to find someone who can help.
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  3. page Syllabus for Child Development(Fall)Parenting(Spring) edited Child Child Development (Fall) Parenting (Spring) 2011-2012 Teacher: SyllabusInstructor:…

    Child
    Child Development (Fall)
    Parenting (Spring)
    2011-2012
    Teacher:
    SyllabusInstructor: Mrs. Sarah Minnick
    Contact:
    Email: sminnick@achievementcharter.com

    Phone/Text: 610.405.8339
    IM:
    SEE COURSE INFO
    BBIM: sminnick
    Office Hours: Fridays @ 2:00
    via Pronto
    Skype: saminnick
    Twitter: @SarahAMinnick
    Facebook: MinnickAHCS
    Cyber Cafe link in course news
    Course Description:
    Child Development (Fall)
    This half year elective will provide interested students with guided study intended to investigate how children develop physically, emotionally,
    Overview
    1 credit, Grades 11-12– Every individual grows
    and cognitivelydevelops throughout their early years. Students will gain valuable knowledge regardinglife. Studying children helps an individual understand the health and general developmentimportance of personal development, the developmental processes of childrenchildren, and will leavecareers in the course with a betterchildcare/educational field. By understanding of techniqueshow an individual develops early in life, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and schools of thought that can be utilizedphysically, students are empowered to help children growmake choices for themselves and learn safely.
    Parenting (Spring)
    This half year elective will provide guided study intended
    others to help students to understand the roleoptimize their quality of life.
    Course Materials
    Students will have
    a parent, to build self-esteem withinCD-ROM version of the family, andtextbook, The Developing Child, to explore human development inreference throughout the early years. Topics covered in the course include parenting rolescourse.
    Students will be creating projects using a variety of tools, some of which logins will necessary
    and responsibilities;sent out at the impacttime of attitudes, opinions, culture and society on parenting; nurturing, discipline, and guidance for children. This electivethe project. These tools include, Glogster, Prezi, and/or Voki/Blabberize.
    Course Schedule
    Live classes will meet TBA. Students
    will be of particular interestexpected to students who are currently parents or about to become parents, although it is not a requirement.
    Class Times:
    Check your
    complete posted course news and/or schedulework throughout the week.
    Policy
    Please see our student handbook
    for datesdetailed information about school policies, procedures, and times.
    Course Objectives:
    Prenatal care has a direct impact on
    expectations: http://www.achievementcharter.com/parents/resources/ps-handbook/ . All students are responsible for the delivery and long-term health ofinformation found in this handbook, which can also be accessed from the child.
    Children’s well-being affects their development.
    An individual’s health
    school website at different life stagesany time.
    Attendance for live classes
    is dependentnot required, but it is strongly recommended that students attend live class on heredity, environmental factors and lifestyle choices.
    For every individual, human growth and development progresses differently.
    The family has
    a significant impact on individuals and society.
    Financial choices have costs, benefits and consequences.
    Every child is a unique individual.
    Children learn and develop within the context
    regular basis to be part of interactive, live instruction.
    Student work must be
    their familiesown original submission, and their communities.
    Everyday activities can
    plagiarism/cheating will not be used to buildtolerated. If a child’s development instudent is doing this, parents will be contacted and the physical, social, emotional & intellectual areas.
    Grading Plan
    {grading_scale.png}
    All work
    matter will be expected todealt with accordingly.
    Each quarter will
    be completed by LABELEDdue datebroken down into 3 PODs which will be 3-4 weeks in the lesson name. Any extensions MUST be approved through your mentor.
    You have three(3) days to complete
    length. All work missed from an excused absence.Onceassigned within a POD is due date passes, 2 points willat the end of that POD and cannot be lost per day from the earned grade.
    Extra Credit
    I do not typically offer extra credit
    turned in my courses. However, I look at effort and quality of work atfor grading after the end of each quarter and will take that into account. Usually I reward this withthe POD. Attached is a few extra points that I come up with subjectively.
    Program
    list of Study(for 2011-2012 school year) Schedule of topicsthe POD dates, which are subject to change
    Unit Title: Children
    change. If the dates of the PODs would change, students and Development
    Timeframe: Quarter 1 (10 weeks)
    Unit Title: Birth and Emotional and Social Development
    Timeframe: Quarter 2 (10 weeks)
    Unit Title: Parenting Skills
    Timeframe: Quarter 3 (10 weeks)
    Unit Title: Parenting and Infant Development and Learning
    Timeframe: Quarter 4 (10 weeks)
    Check the course news for what we
    families will be notified.
    Work
    will cover specifically each week.
    Assignment Types
    Writing
    Class Recording Follow-up quizzes
    Projects-Glogster,
    Discussion Boards
    An assignment list is provided
    be graded in the course news to assist you with what is due each week. Use this to help you stay organized.
    Multi-step or more involved assignments
    a timely manner (within 3 days of submission, unless otherwise stated). POD grades will havebe converted from a rubric100 point scale to accompany it in order to making grading expectations clearer. Students should use these rubrics as a guideline to assist them in completing these types4.3 point scale at the end of assignments. Writing assignments, specially, use the same rubric used toevery quarter. NOTE: This will not cause a student’s grade to go down; rather, it can only help the writing pieces instudent’s grade.
    Assessments
    Students will be assessed through posted lessons during a pod and projects, usually administered at
    the PSSAs.
    Discussion assignments maytouch on sensitive subjects such as religion, politics, and personal conduct.
    While we will encourage informal discussion, I will insist
    end of a pod or quarter that you always speak to others incovers the class inbig ideas during that time.
    Additional Support
    There are
    a respectful way, and to avoid comments and behaviorsnumber of powerful resources that disparage individuals. Speaking informallywill not necessarily be a part of every lesson, but respectfully about sensitive subjects iscan always be used as an important skill,available resource. Resources for remediation and this class will help you learn it.
    Any discussion postings not meeting this criterion
    enrichment will be deleted fromlisted within the threadweek block in the course and you will receive a fail forat the assignment.
    All assignments will be expected to use proper writing skills,
    end of the posted class presentations, which include correct spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar. Many assignments will post this reminder, but regardless if it is specifically stated, proper writing skills will also be expected.posted for student access.
    I recommendsend out weekly agenda items that you create your written responses in Word, for it will correct spelling and check grammar and punctuation. Also, you can then save yourinclude, but not limited to, assignment for safe keeping (i.e. should something get erased on the system)lists, class topics, and your own record keeping. By saving your assignments, you can start creating you personal portfolio.
    IMPORTANT Academic Dishonesty/Abuse of Computer or Internet- I.E. Plagiarism
    Students
    notices. These agenda items are expectedalso passed along to maintain the highest standardsparents that request weekly contact of honesty in their work.
    Forgery
    expectations.
    Miscellaneous
    I have learned through my classroom experience that a very important part
    of papers, reports, tests or notes or any other forms of cheating and/or copying the work of another student or plagiarism from library, publication, or internet sourceslearning is prohibited andcommunication. I will result in disciplinary actionbe communicating with your student through various methods, such as well as loss of academic credit.
    Tips for Success
    *Come
    phone calls to class!!!! Students who attendthem, emails, and BBIM (an instant messaging service provided by the live class regularly typically perform better thanschool) to ensure that they are completing their counterparts who do not.
    *Participate-
    work and to provide support. Students who are actively involved in class, by answeringcan also contact me through any of these forms and asking questionsI will gain much more from classbe sure to respond as soon as I can. I will also contact you to discuss and retain more information. Also, it makesmonitor your child’s progress throughout the class more interesting and fun.
    *Communicate- You cannot email me or call me too much. OK? There are no 'dumb' or 'stupid' questions. Chances are the question you
    year. To have your support at home is one that several others have as well. How do you think we learn how to doimportant as the thingssupport that we do? Also, good communication will help me help you better.
    *Do your work!!!!
    I do not assign work just for youprovide to have work to do. All assignments build upon one other, either to help you in a culminating project or assessment. Ityour child.
    It
    is importantIMPORTANT that you complete allcheck your assignments, ON TIME, so that you may receive the highest grade you can.
    *Organization- It is YOUR responsibility to come up with a system of organization that will work for you.
    email EVERYDAY. I recommend at least twice a day, once in the old triedmorning and true paperagain before shutting down for the school day.
    I highly recommend that students
    and pen plannerfamilies establish a positive work environment in the home in which students are comfortable and writeone in your assignments. Keep your work space one thatwhich is comfortable and conducive tofor learning. If you are one that cannotSchool time should be without your computer or phone, there are many digitalrespected for students to focus on their academics. The use of an organizer and/or calendar to organize classes and planners that if you set it up correctly you can send yourself reminders and notices of when assignments are due.
    *Use and seek out resources. You have many opportunities
    has proven successful for students to get extra help and tools to assist youstay on your work. Either in the course news or in the lesson itself, I provide you notes that follow what we cover in class, links to vocab that will help you understand and process the material better, and other enrichment or tutorial links.
    Questions, Concerns, CommentsWhenever
    top of these items.
    If
    you ever have any issues regarding class, please emailquestions or callconcerns, please do not hesitate to contact me right away.at any point. I cannot help what I don’t know. When you do email meam sure that with a question or comment, be specific.
    However, if
    your problem or question is beyond class, like something is wrong with your computer, you need to let your mentor know right away. Problems with your computer shouldsupport and cooperation this can be immediately directed to our Tech Help Desk. Their number is found in the course news. When you call and must leave a message, please speak clearlywonderful and slowly, especially when giving the number that you may be reached. Issues beyond class, I am not able to help you, but am always willing to try to do my best to assist you. I will try to find someone who can help.
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    productive year.
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Friday, June 7

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    in their research.
    You
    research.You will need
    ...
    your resource.
    Topics of Study
    Great Depression
    ...
    Civil Rights
    Tweets about "#mlk"
    Vietnam
    Eve of Destruction- by Barry McGuire
    Songwriters: SLOAN, P. F. / BARRI, STEVE
    The eastern world, it is exploding
    Violence flarin’, bullets loadin’
    You’re old enough to kill, but not for votin’
    You don’t believe in war, but what’s that gun you’re totin’
    And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin’
    But you tell me
    Over and over and over again, my friend
    Ah, you don’t believe
    We’re on the eve
    Of destruction.
    Don’t you understand what I’m tryin’ to say
    Can’t you feel the fears I’m feelin’ today?
    If the button is pushed, there’s no runnin’ away
    There’ll be no one to save, with the world in a grave
    [Take a look around ya boy, it's bound to scare ya boy]
    And you tell me
    Over and over and over again, my friend
    Ah, you don’t believe
    We’re on the eve
    Of destruction.
    Yeah, my blood’s so mad feels like coagulatin’
    I’m sitting here just contemplatin’
    I can’t twist the truth, it knows no regulation.
    Handful of senators don’t pass legislation
    And marches alone can’t bring integration
    When human respect is disintegratin’
    This whole crazy world is just too frustratin’
    And you tell me
    Over and over and over again, my friend
    Ah, you don’t believe
    We’re on the eve
    Of destruction.
    Think of all the hate there is in Red China
    Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama
    You may leave here for 4 days in space
    But when you return, it’s the same old place
    The poundin’ of the drums, the pride and disgrace
    You can bury your dead, but don’t leave a trace
    Hate your next-door neighbor, but don’t forget to say grace
    And… tell me over and over and over and over again, my friend
    You don’t believe
    We’re on the eve
    Of destruction
    Mm, no no, you don’t believe
    We’re on the eve
    Of destruction.

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Sunday, May 12

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    Websites
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Thursday, April 11

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Friday, April 5

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    You will need to request permission to join this wiki if you would like to add your resource.
    Topics of Study
    Great Depression
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    This is a place for students to house sites and resources that they've used in their research.
    Topics of Study
    Great Depression
    World War II
    Tweets by @WWII_Events
    Cold War
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