Remote Learning During School Closure
Live Office Hours: Tuesdays (9:00AM - 10:30AM), Thursdays (10:45AM - 12:15PM)
Students have the option to visit me in a Zoom meeting during these “live” office hours for any reason. They can be used for check-ins, receive clarification on assignments, ask questions about content, or just to say hello. The links to these Zoom office hours are posted in Google Classroom.
New assignments are posted each morning at 8:00AM. There will be four assignments posted each week, Monday through Thursday. Students will have 2-3 days to complete each assignment depending on the assignment’s length and complexity.
Assignments are a combination of articles, textbook readings, videos, and podcasts and cover different topics in two main areas: the history of the United States (government, US Constitution, and Civil War) and issues around the Covid19 pandemic. Usually students will be asked to read an article, watch a video, or listen to a podcast and then answer some questions on a worksheet or complete a writing activity. Oftentimes these worksheets are made on a Google Form. For the assignments that are more historical based, the websites that we will be using frequently are Khan Academy, the TCI On-line Textbook, and DBQ Online (Document Based Questions). For assignments that delve into issues around the pandemic, the sources can come from a variety of news outlets.
Grading and Feedback:
Students are graded on a Credit or No Credit basis. If they complete the assignment they will receive full credit. Students who do not do the assignment will not be given credit for it. I review each assignment and provide feedback via email for students who are not grasping the content. This determination is made when I see several incorrect answers or writing that does not answer the question or indicates a lack of understanding. I will attempt to contact students via email when they have several missing assignments.
Please email for any reason whatsoever. If you have questions, concerns, or comments about your child, curriculum, assignments, or grading please do not hesitate to contact me via email.
Stay healthy. Stay safe.