South Scranton Intermediate School

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Welcome back for the 2015-2016 school year. I am excited for this year and have high expectations for us as we grow and learn together.


COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course focuses on the geography, history, cultures, and peoples of the Western Hemisphere. The students will examine Canada, the United States, Latin America, and South America. The focus of this course is on the five themes of geography which include: geography, history, culture, the economy and contemporary issues as they apply to the regions named above.

GRADING POLICY:
50% Tests - approximately 3 tests per quarter, one every quarter will be a project completed at home.
30% Quizzes - approximately 6 quizzes per quarter, occasionally homework or class assignments will be graded as quizzes.
10% Daily - worksheets, diagrams, etc.
10% Participation - volunteering, behavior, etc.

COMMUNICATION:
Please contact me as soon as either you or your child, have any questions or concerns. The best way to contact me is by email, [email protected] You can also call and leave a message at (570) 348-3631, my planning time is from 9:15-9:45.