Dawn Okada and Gina Lannon have decided to offer a small U.S. History class for grades 10-12 on Thursday afternoons 1:00-2:00. The course description is under Course Descriptions, and I've included it here as well.
"PSA": As always, please do not ask the teachers to change the time or the grade level or their plan. These are busy ladies willing to offer something in Co-op that they were going to do in their homes.
I suspect that this class may fill quickly, so please let ME know right away if you are interested. If you know of someone who was looking for this, please contact them and let them know I've posted this in case they miss it.
If you have any questions, let me know.
American History Thursdays 1:00 – 2:00 pm Grades 10 - 12
Co-Teachers: Dawn Okada & Gina Lannon
Student Fee: $25 (Includes a $5 charge for photocopying)
Class Size Limit: 10
The students in this class will be reading all 10 volumes of Joy Hakim’s History of US series. The students will follow a syllabus and read approximately 60-80 pages a week and prepare for weekly in-class discussions (questions provided).
As teachers, we see our role primarily as facilitators to encourage these students to interact with this very engaging text and to discuss the material with their classmates.
These books are available at the library, so you may either borrow them or purchase them. 3rd edition would be preferred, but 2nd edition would work as well.
We will not be giving tests or a final grade although we are willing to provide you with feedback on how your student has done in regard to their class participation, understanding of the material, writing assignments and projects. There are tests available if you want to purchase and administer them at home.
Expectation of Students: Daily reading, daily responses to reading, in-class timed essays, weekly in-class discussions, regular, but not weekly, at home essays to dig deeper into more specific topics. Possibly two+ projects over the course of the year (i.e. group project)
Reading the material is mandatory for this class. If your student has not read all the assigned text, they will not benefit from this course.
The first assignment, to be completed before our first meeting, will be sent via email as soon as possible.
Expectation of Parents: Supervise and confirm that your student is fulfilling the assignments and coming prepared to class.
Two parents will be needed to volunteer for the following positions.
· Field trip coordinator
· Writing evaluator – someone to read assigned essays and provide feedback for the students, as needed.
· Access to the textbooks
· 3-ring binder with dividers
· Notebook paper