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SCHOOL: Point Webster Middle School

ADDRESS: 60 Lancaster St.

PHONE: 617-984-6600

SYLLABUS
TEACHER: Mr. Nutley
COURSE/GRADE LEVEL: Sixth Grade Geography
TEACHER’S EMAIL: mnutleygeo@gmail.com
COURSE WEBSITE: http://classjump.com/n/nutley/
INSTRUCTION MATERIALS: Geography: The World and Its People, Glencoe, 2002.

Reference Atlas

Additional supplementary materials
MAJOR TOPICS*

Culture Colonization/Independence

Government Major Cities

Economy Climate

History Environment

Physical Features Religion

Current Events Population
AREAS OF STUDY

Five Themes of Geography

Europe

Russia


Asia/Middle East

Africa


South America

Australia


*ASSESSMENT TOOLS (subject to change)

Rubrics Peer-grading

Teacher observations Projects

Interdisciplinary activities Map illustrations

Role playing Simulations

Co-operative learning projects Multimedia presentations

Open note tests and quizzes Take home tests/writing assignments

Exams Objective Tests/Quizzes

Essays Presentations

Attendance Class Participation

Homework
*See Individual Student Education Plans or 504 Plans for modification where applicable.


HOMEWORK EXPECTATIONS

Students will be given homework every night unless told otherwise. This homework is expected to be turned in the next day. Any late or incomplete homework will be accepted, but students will not receive full credit. In the case of an absence or illness, students will be allowed to make up work. Work will need to be turned in two days after the student returns to school.


GRADING POLICY

Participation and class work- 5%

Binder- 10%

Homework- 20%

Quizzes*- 30%

Tests/Projects- 35%
GENERAL INFORMATION

Students will be expected to come to class on time and with all necessary materials. Every day, students will need to bring to class their: binder, a writing utensil, colored pencils and any assignment due that day. Please check the class website for class information http://classjump.com/n/nutley/ as I post daily homework assignments and any upcoming quizzes and tests.


CLASS MATERIALS

Notebook or Binder filler paper

3 Ring Binder (just for Geography)

Colored pencils

Writing utensils
CLASS RULES

Be respectful to those around you and to school property.

Come to school every day prepared.
BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS

Students are expected to be ‘ON POINT’ in my classroom, which includes the behaviors below. I will speak with students who are not ‘ON POINT’, and they may have consequences such as detention, office referral or phone call home.




Respectful

Responsible

Ready

Safe

Greet your teacher

Respect personal space

Follow teacher directions

Respect class materials

Raise your hand and wait until called on

Respect classmates



Keep hands and feet to yourself

Complete assignments

Actively participate/listen to peers


Be on time

Be on task

Be prepared

Show your best effort

Write a heading on each assignment


Use equipment appropriately

Be aware of dangerous equipment

Let your teacher know if you need to leave

Follow directions



*Adjustments may be made in this syllabus to meet student needs.

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