Syllabus for Mr. Cap's
U. S. History Class
Supplies needed: Loose-leaf notebook paper or spiral notebook, pen or pencil.
This class will cover topics found in US History as well as current events taught from a Christian perspective. Mr. Cap tries to use the latest Internet and computer access advantages a teacher can have and a free software platform called Schoology to complete homework assignments, quizzes, and tests.
Grading: I have written 106 US History lessons that will be covered throughout the year. I cover 3 or 4 lessons each week. Lecture notes will be required to be taken and maintained throughout the year in a spiral notebook. Students may use those notes for a quiz each Tuesday.
Homework: Homework assignments are completed online in Schoology. There will be one assignment each week due 7:30 am Wednesdays. These assignments are webbased (so no paperwork) and are very easy, should take about 15-20 minutes to complete 10 % will be deducted for the first day it's late and 10% for each day the assignment is late, up to fifty percent.
Students are required to take notes in class every day I lecture. All of the notes are also posted on the Schoology website so absent students can keep up. Class notes will be collected at the midterm, and end of each quarter for a test grade. Some quarters there will also be a midterm exam and a nine week exam given.
I have been teaching high school since 1985 teaching a variety of subjects but primarily focusing on history. For 23 years I taught at Grace Christian School, became Chairman of the GCS History Department in 1996, and won "Teacher of the Year" in 2003 and 2009. I joined the faculty at Victory in 2009 and was the Victory 2011 and 2015 VCS Secondary "Teacher of the Year", and in 2012 was awarded the VCS "Honorary Teacher of the Year".
Have a great school year!!! Mr. Cap
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