• World Geography Syllabus
    2020-2021
    Johnson High School
    Teacher: Coach Medulla
    Room:A379
    Phone:512-268-8512 Ex. 44479
    Email:cory.medulla@hayscisd.net
    Tutoring Hours: By Appointment


    Overview of World Geography


    The study of World Geography focuses on the relationships among people, places, and environments that
    result in geographic patterns on the earth. The students will use geographic methods to compare and analyze
    landforms, climates, and natural resources, as well as cultural, political, economic, and religious characteristics
    of the world regions. Students will use a variety of interdisciplinary sources, both primary and secondary, such
    as maps, pictures, and documents to learn about the geography of different world regions.

    Supplies


    ● 3 ring 1.5” binder
    ● College rule loose leaf paper
    ● 10 dividers
    ● Composition notebook or spiral notebook
    ● Pencils
    ● Pens
    ● Colored Pencils

     


    Grading Policy

    60% Major Grades

    ● Tests, Major Projects, District Assessments

    40% Daily Grades
    ● Individual practice assignments, in-class activities, project checkpoints, homework

     

    Re-Testing
    ● Students may re-test only one time per assignment/test
    ● Major projects and midterm, final, and benchmark assessments are not eligible for re-test
    ● Corrections made to an assessment do not constitute a reassessment. Students must participate in re-
    teaching/attend tutoring prior to any assessment. Students have 5 school days after the test is
    returned to attend tutorials and make up the test. They may attend tutorials with another teacher in
    the same content area

     


    Make Up Work/Absences

     

    Another habit for success in college and the workplace is producing work in a timely manner according to
    established deadlines. I strongly encourage you to complete ALL assignments by the assigned due date. If you
    do not turn an assignment in at the time it is due, an M will be recorded in the grade book. Please be mindful
    that a zero will be calculated in your class average. You have TWO DAYS to turn in the work and replace the

    M. The highest grade possible for ANY late work is a 70%. After attending two class periods and failing to turn
    in the assignment, the M will become a zero. Late work is not eligible for the redo/retake opportunity. It is your
    responsibility to find out what you are missing from your personal portal and/or come to tutorial for clarification
    and help.
    Academic Dishonesty
    ● Students found in violation of the Honor Code are subject to academic and disciplinary action, which
    may include grade penalties on assignments or assessments and disciplinary penalties in accordance
    with the Student Code of Conduct.
    ● Academic Dishonesty includes but is not limited to the following:
    ● Plagiarism
    ● Copying any academic work from another student
    ● Sharing homework or other required assignments with another student
    ● Use of electronic devices (phones, media players, tablets, computers, etc.) to access
    information before, during, or after a test or quiz
    ● Use of electronic devices to share information about any assignments
    ● Unauthorized communication between students during an exam
    ● Collaborating on assignments without the permission of the teacher

    Consequences for academic dishonesty


    ● Credit shall be denied (as a zero recorded in the gradebook) until an alternate assignment or
    assessment has been completed for a maximum grade of a 70.
    ○ It is the responsibility of the student to communicate with the teacher to initiate an alternate
    assignment or assessment within a reasonable period of time (According to campus grading
    policy timelines)

    ● A referral may be issued for serious or multiple infractions, which will result in the loss of exam
    exemptions for the semester.

     


    Electronics


    Another habit for college and career success is demonstrating proper etiquette concerning electronic devices.
    You are permitted to use electronic devices before and after school, between classes, and during lunch; you
    may NOT use them in class unless you are given permission to use them. Down time is not phone time in
    class. If persistent misuse of electronic devices impede academic progress in class, other measures of
    discipline will be applied. It is my experience that students who use their cell phones inappropriately in class
    suffer academically.
    Passes from Class
    Passes will not be given the first or last ten minutes of class. If persistent abuse of pass system occurs,
    privileges will be reduced or taken away. Trips to the counselor or attendance office need to be taken care of
    on the student’s own time (before school, after school, lunch, passing period).
    Classroom Communication
    Notes and assignments may be posted in Google Classroom. Students are expected to check there
    periodically for missing work or missing notes. Additionally, students should check their school email daily to
    ensure that they see all announcements posted.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Please return this sheet to your world geography teacher by Friday, August 23. Both the

    student and a parent/guardian must sign.
    I have read and will abide by the World Geography course syllabus.

    Student Name: ____________________________________________
    Student Signature: ____________________________________ Date: ________

    Parent/Guardian Name: ______________________________________
    Relationship with Student: __________________________________
    Parent/Guardian Signature: ______________________________________ Date: ________

    Please return this sheet to your world geography teacher by Friday, August 23. Both the
    student and a parent/guardian must sign.
    I have read and will abide by the World Geography course syllabus.
    Student Name: ____________________________________________
    Student Signature: ____________________________________ Date: ________

    Parent/Guardian Name: ______________________________________
    Relationship with Student: __________________________________
    Parent/Guardian Signature: ______________________________________