History of Ethnic Chicago-ESL Mrs. Salamon Syllabus 2011-2012 Class description: History of Ethnic Chicago is a course that focuses on specific ethnic/racial groups that have had an impact on American culture while living in Chicago. The class examines the reasons why ethnic/racial groups came to Chicago; in what part of the city they settled; the type of community institutions they established; and the economic, political, and social achievements of individuals belonging to specific ethnic/racial groups. The purpose of this class is also to help you develop further your speaking, reading, and writing skills. Much time and effort will be devoted to each area mentioned above. Class materials: Textbooks: 1. Ethnic Chicago-A Multicultural Portrait Edited by: Melvin G. Holli and Peter d’ A. Jones 4th edition 1995 2. City of Big Shoulders: A History of Chicago Author: Robert G. Spinnly Copyright: 2000 Other required class materials: 3-ring binder, note-taking paper My schedule: 1st period 2nd period 3rd period 4th period 5th period 6th period 7th period 8th period 9th period Student Café Supervision 332 335 U.S. History 335 U.S. History 332 332 335 AP Economics 335 History of Ethnic Chicago 335 AP Economics Contacting information: Phone: 847-692-8458 E-mail: [email protected] Best times to find me: _____________________________________________________ Classroom expectations: The three Rs…… 1. Be on time, be ready to learn, be courteous to everyone! Do not leave your seat until the bell rings. Come to class prepared and with your homework completed. 2. Do not hesitate to ask questions as often as necessary. 3. Participate actively. 4. Do not bring food to class. *** 5. Bring water to class. 6. Be an active participant in your learning teams. 7. Ask for help as soon as something is not clear. 8. Bathroom pass should be requested ONLY when really needed! 9. Allow others to learn and allow yourself to learn! 10. Have fun learning!!!! ****Refer to our school handbook for all other expectations on discipline and conduct. Attendance: You are expected to be in class every day. However, if you are absent and your absence is excused, you will have THREE school days to complete the assignment. It is your responsibility to see me for any make-up work. This request SHOULD NOT interfere with our class instruction time! Unexcused Tardy Policy: 1st time: 15 minute detention 2nd time: 30 minute detention After this, behavior report will be send to the Dean. Grading Policy: 90-100 80-89 70-79 60-69 Below 60% A B C D F Semester I: Running total of points will be used with your Semester I Final Exam counting for 20% of the total score. Semester II: Running total of points will be used with your Semester II Final Exam counting for 20% of the total score. General distribution of points: Tests: 100 points each Weekly quizzes: 20 points each Homework assignments: 5 points each Case study assignments: 10 points each Team assignments: 20 points each Special projects: 50 points each Late work: All late work will be marked down 50%. You may not turn in any late work after each unit test. Grades will be updated every Monday. Extra credit: You may earn 10 points extra credit each quarter. Extra credit options will be discussed in class. Academic honesty: STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO COMPLETE ALL TESTS AND ASSIGNMENTS HONESTLY AND WILL NOT COLLABORATE IN DISHONEST ACTIONS. STUDENTS WILL NOT GIVE OR ACCEPT ANSWERS OR ASSIGNMENTS UNLESS DIRECTED TO BY THE TEACHER. Please refer to page 45 in the student handbook for all further details. Cell phone policy: NO cell phones are allowed in room 335! Let’s have a great semester together!!!!!!