• World History II

    Grade 8 



    I. Supplies Needed


    All students must have the following supplies:


    1. Three-ring binder or separate spiral binder designated for this class

    2. Pens or Pencils

    3. Pocket Folder for handouts

    4. 1 pack of index cards

    5. Internet access (arrangements will be made if not available at home)


    II. Areas of Study


    MP1. Civilizations in the Americas

    MP2. Civilizations of Asia

    MP3.  African Civilizations

    MP4. Medieval Europe


    III. Grading

    Your grade will be based on the work that you do in class, homework, attendance, quizzes, tests and projects.  It is broken down in accordance with the District policy:

    10 % Homework

    20 %    Formative Assessments (quizzes, anecdotal notes, etc.)

    20 % Class Work (class participation, journals, logs, assignments, tasks, demonstrations, skill applications)

    25 %    Summative Evaluations (tests, mid-terms, finals, unit assessments, etc.)

    25 % Authentic Assessments (portfolios, projects, performance assessments, 21st Century real world experiences)


    The District has policies about disputing grades and plagiarism, which will be adhered to in this class.  Copies of those policies may be found on the District website.


    IV.  Marking Cycles

    First Marking Cycle:  September ___ to November ___

    Second Marking Cycle: November __ to January ___

    Third Marking Cycle: January __ to April ___

    Fourth Marking Cycle: April __ to June ___

    Progress reports are mailed to your home half-way through each marking cycle.  There are parent teacher conference dates but conferences are available with all teachers during the year.  Please contact Guidance to arrange the meeting if it is with more than one teacher.

    V.  Miscellaneous

    You are responsible for completing and handing in your work on time.  If you miss a homework assignment, you will be required to hand it in the next class.  Failure to complete homework assignments will result in a phone call home and you will be required to make up the assignment during your lunch period that day. 

    If you are absent from class, please check Google Classroom for the work you missed and the homework.  Please see me either before school (7:50 a.m. to 8:05 a.m.) or after school with any questions.

    If you are absent due to medical reasons, you will be given additional time to hand in your work.  That additional time will be the equivalent of the number of days you were absent due to documented medical reasons (note from doctor or home).

    If your individual or group project is late, 10 points will be deducted for each class day the project is late.

    If you are absent from school for a test or quiz, you will be permitted to make up the test or quiz the day that you return to school, provided you have a note from your parent/guardian explaining your absence.

    If you do not understand something, please let me know.  Chances are very good that if you do not understand something, others do not as well.

    If you are given an assignment that requires internet access, and you do not have internet access at home, please come in to room 213 either before school or after school.  You can also use the computers at the Orange Public Library and in the computer lab or the OPAI&I library/media center.  If internet access is not available at home, please let me know ASAP so that other arrangements can be made.

    My e-mail address at school is schulzke@orange.k12.nj.us My cell phone number is available to any parent/guardian upon request. I will be calling and emailing your homes during the year.  I am certain that your parent/guardian will want to hear the great news that I have to share.  It is therefore your responsibility to make sure that the telephone numbers that you give me are current.


    I have read and understand the information contained in this syllabus.


    Student Signature: _________________________________________________________

    Dated:  ________________________________


    Parent/Guardian Signature:  ___________________________________________________

    Dated:  _______________________________


    Is internet access available for your student?  ___________ Yes          _____________ No