Social Studies Department Standards
The purpose of these standards is to enable you to know what to expect when you take a Social Studies course. These standards are designed to promote repsonsibility and to encourage you to seek appropriate help whenever you encounter difficulty.
Participation: A good way to learn course material is to be actively involved in class.
We encourage you to participate by being attentive, asking and
answering questions and taking notes.
Homework: Homework counts towards the marking period grade and must be
completed regularly and on time to be of any value in preparing for
class discussions, quizzes and tests. Homework that is not completed
on time will not receive credit unless there are extenuating
Notebook: You will be expected to maintain a Social Studies notebook. The
organization of data is an important skill. The format of the notebook
will vary from course to course so check with your teacher.
Retests: There will be NO retests. If you perform poorly on a test, you may
seek extra help from your teacher.
Extra Credit: Individual extra credit assignments will not be given; however,
opportunities for improving grades may be available to all students
on a group wide basis throughout the year.
Writing: Throughout the year, students will be expected to write well organized
3 part essays that include an introduction (thesis), body paragraphs
(supporting facts.details), and a conclusion.
Citations: All students will be expected to use the MLA format for all work cited
in Social Studies projects. (See Media Center for data/style sheet)
: Plagiarism will not be tolerated in any format.