Ronald Jones » Mr. Jones: High School Social Studies

Mr. Jones: High School Social Studies

My name is Ron Jones.  I teach U.S. History I, American Government, and A.P. U.S. History.  I can be reached through email at rjones@fasdk12.org
 
Class Schedule 2018-2019
 
Homeroom
Period 1 U.S. History 1
Period 2 U.S. History 1
Period 3 Prep
Period 4 American Government
Period 5 Academic Learning Center
Lunch
Period 6 Lunch Duty
Period 7 American Government
Period 8 U.S. History 1
 
 
 

American Government

Course Syllabus

Instructor: Ron Jones

Email Address: rjones@fasdk12.org

Course Description

 In American Government students will complete an in depth study of the structure of government in the United States while comparing and contrasting this structure with other systems.  This will include a detailed study of the Constitution.  Time will be spent on how a bill becomes law, taxation on the federal and state level, interest groups, political parties, voting behavior, political labels and the discussion of Supreme Court rulings. Current events will also be discussed with an emphasis on recognizing bias and propaganda.  Each student will attend a school board and a township meeting. Through the completion of the course, students will gain an awareness of their own politics along with the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

Class Expectations

Respect yourself and others.

Grading

Quizzes will be given on a weekly basis and will account for 40% of your grade.

Tests will be given two or three times a marking period and will account for 40% of your grade.

Projects will include web quests, readings with questions, current events, and the school board and township meeting requirement and will account for 20% of your grade.

Test and quiz dates will be posted on my ebackpack calendar. Students are strongly encouraged to review it.

Final

The final is cumulative. All students will take the final. There are no exemptions.  A review packet for the final will be handed out at the end of the year.  There is no mid-term exam.

Absences

You are responsible for any missed work.  Students who are absent will not be given missed work during instruction.  They must see me before or after class.

 

 

U.S. History I

Course Syllabus

Instructor: Ron Jones

Email Address: rjones@fasdk12.org

Course Description

United States History I explores American history from the signing of the Constitution to the Industrial Revolution of the late 1800’s. In addition to historical events there will be an emphasis on economics to include the study of interest rates, the value of money, inflation, deflation, bottlenecks in production, and basic supply and demand relationships.

Class Expectations

Respect yourself and others.

Grading

Quizzes will be given on a weekly basis and will account for 40% of your grade.

Tests will be given two or three times a marking period and will account for 40% of your grade.

Projects will include web quests, readings with questions, entrance and exit slips, a short essay, and vocabulary sheets and will account for 20% of your grade.  Any work not turned in by the following Friday of the due date will be counted as zero except under circumstances where the student can produce proof of an excused absence.

Test and quiz dates will be posted on my ebackpack calendar. Students are strongly encouraged to review it.

Extra Credit

Extra credit will be offered at various times throughout the year.  It will be offered to all students.

Final

The final exam is cumulative.

Absences

You are responsible for any missed work.  Students who are absent will not be given missed work during instruction.  They must see me before or after class.  I strongly urge you to see me during homeroom or after school if you miss a day.