Monday, November 4, 2013

Creating your own Syllabus for Homeschooling Curriculum

Yeah, well, I used to teach at the state college. One of the things I was required to do was to create a syllabus for each course.


WHAT IS A SYLLABI

"Syllabi inform students about what is expected of them to meet course requirements and must be disseminated to students in all courses."

TAKING THE GUESS WORK OUT

The one thing I loved about College compared to high school is that in College - you know what you are expected to learn. Wow, to think they would repeat that in High School, even Elementary School would be great.

HERE's THE ONE I STARTED FOR MY PARENT TAUGHT COURSE


HISTORY101: African American History Course

 

(Revised: )

 

 

I.    Contact Information

 

Faculty
Name:                    Parent/Teacher

E-mail:                   (best method for contact)

Phone:                    (443) XXX-XXXX (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

                              

Note: Your instructor and if applicable TA, monitor email and online communications at least 4 times a week. In most cases, you should receive a response to your question within 48 hours.

 

II.   Course Information

 

Number:           HIST 101

Sequence:         HIST 101-Before and During Slavery, HIST 102-After Slavery         

Title:                African American History

Term:               Fall 2015                         

Time:               Monday 6 - 9:00 PM

Location:          Various Locations:

 
 




      Required Course Materials and Resources


Tool
Title
Author/Publisher
ISBN
Book
 
 
 
Book
 
 
 
DVDs
 
 
 
Web Sources
 
 
 
Project Sources
 
 
 

 

 

Course Description and Prerequisites
Prerequisites: Prerequisite: English 8th Grade

 

Course Goals/Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall major historical impacts to the African American race
  • Write a Narrative, Persuasive and Expository Essay on various historical topics pertaining to African American History
  • Research and plot Family Tree

 

      Cross-curricular initiatives

 

Cross-curricular initiatives
Activity in this class that fulfills the initiative
Writing
Communicate in various forms of writing from Essays, to Blog Post, to Presentation
Historical Perspective
Understanding the evolving growth of the African American race and their unique struggles to obtain that growth.

 

 

III. Schedule Information Classes are from July-May

 

Week
Date
Day and Topic
Reading Assignments or Video Assignments
1
June 4
 
 
2
June 11
 
 
3
June 18
 
 
4
June 25
 
 
5
July 2
 
 
6
July 9
 
 
7
July 16
 
 
8
July 23
 
 
9
July 30
 
 
10
Aug 6
 
 
11
Aug 13
 
 

 

 

IV.       Grading Information and Criteria

 

      Grades Determination

The course grade will be determined as follows:


Examinations (2)
50 %
Project/Paper (1) Group Presentation
40%
Class Participation
10%
Total
100 %

 

Grading Scale


Letter Grade
Percentage
A
90% or Above
B
80% to 89%
C
70% to 79 %
D
60% to 69%
F
59% or Below

 

Writing Resources

Please see the links below of examples of required writing

- Writing a persuasive essay:

- Writing a narrative essay:

- Writing an expository essay:

- Creating Presentations:

- Writing Blog Post effectively:

 

Project Descriptions
Projects assign will be a medium to express and deepen subject study in alternate ways.

 
Project List

The order and type of projects for course are outlined below

 

1.     Family Tree

2.     Presentation on the road to freedom and beyond (show the past, present, and your future hopes for the culture)


V.   Policies and Expectations

 

Late Assignments

Late assignments will only be accepted with prior approval from the instructor and for valid and verifiable reasons.

 

Extra Credit

No extra credit assignments will be provided for this course.

 

Exam Format

The format of all exams is open notes. The final exam will be returned to you.

 

 

Class Participation

Your participation is a vital component of the success of this class. You are expected to attend all classes and support your team by meeting on the specified days that team class time is allotted.

 


Makeup Exam Policy
Students are expected to take all exams when scheduled.  In the event of illness or extraordinary circumstances, the student must contact the faculty member and provide documentation to request an exception and approval to take a makeup exam.  If the request is not approved, the exam grade will be recorded as a zero.  Failure to register for a proctored exam is not an approved reason to request a makeup exam.


 

 

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