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Title: World Geography 9th Grade Teacher: Mr. Postier Room:A110

World Geography 9th Grade Teacher Mr. Postier
Class Expectations and Information
Class Expectations
  • Be in your seat and ready when the bell rings.

Class Expectations
  • Bring all materials needed for class.
  • Purses, backpacks, book bags, etc., MUST be kept
    under or beside your desk.

Class Expectations
  • Respect YOURSELF and the RIGHTS,FEELINGS and
    PROPERTY of others.

Class Expectations
  • Follow instructions and school rules carefully.

Class Expectations
  • Complete ALL assignments on time.

Class Expectations
  • Be polite and raise your hand before speaking.

Class Expectations
  • Only Water is allowed in class, and ONLY with
  • permission. No food in class except on
  • LHS Free Days

Class Expectations
  • Cell phones, Mp3s, Ipods, and any other
  • devices MUST be turned off and kept out of sight
  • during class.

Class Expectations
  • Using classroom equipment is allowed ONLY
  • with permission.

Class Expectations

Items Needed for Class Provided
Materials Pocket folder Writing Paper Required
Materials 2 Pencils and/or Pen (Blue or Black
Ink Only) Highlighter Marker (1 or 2
colors) Suggested Materials Colored Pencils, or
Markers (Watercolor), or Crayons (At Least 4
Colors) World Atlas (Recommended but
Optional) Ruler (6" Minimum) Calculator (nothing
expensive, cheap Kmart, Wal-mart, Target, or
Dollar Store calculators will be
fine) Flash/Jump/Pin Drive (useful for storing
computer files) Suggested materials may be
provided in class if available.  It is suggested
that students bring their own, in case the
materials are not available. Items to Avoid -
Please do NOT bring these items to
class Permanent Markers Pens with light colored
ink (yellow, silver, pink, etc...) Super Glue
Absence When you are absent, it is your
responsibility to find out what you missed, and
make arrangements to complete the work you
missed. If you return on the day of a test,
quiz, or other exam, you will be expected to take
the test, quiz, or exam as scheduled with the
rest of the class. If your absence was excused,
you still need to make up the work missed.
Late Assignments Assignments are due on the due
date. Late assignments will receive an
automatic deduction of 10. Assignments turned
in after the applicable unit is completed will
receive a grade up to a maximum of 75. Extra
time may be granted if a student can show a real
need or hardship prior to the due date. Students
with assignments that are late due to absence,
will be granted extra time to be determined by
the teacher. Alternative Assignments If a
student misses an assignment that was part of an
in class activity or video, an alternate
assignment may be assigned.
Grades Grades will be assigned using a weighted
scale as follows Daily Work 30 Unit
Tests and Projects 50 Six Weeks Exam
20 Daily Work The daily work portion your
grade will consist of notes, vocabulary, map
skills, videos, class activities and assignments.
Homework will also be counted as daily
work. Unit Tests and Projects Each three-weeks,
you will do 1-2 projects in class. These
projects require more than one class period to
complete, and often require computer research.
They will be counted the same as a unit test.
Your are expected to take all tests when they are
scheduled. Makeup tests and Retakes may be
allowed for unit tests in special circumstances.
Six-Weeks, Semester, and End of Year
Exams You are expected to take all tests when
they are scheduled. Makeup exams may be offered
in case of absence, but only if scheduling
allows. NO Retakes will be allowed for Six
Weeks, Semester, or End of Year Exams.
Course Topics Units of study will be as
follows 1st Six Weeks Physical Geography,
Human Geography 2nd Six Weeks The U.S.
Canada, Latin America 3rd Six Weeks Europe
Russia 4th Six Weeks Middle East North
Africa, Sub Saharan Africa 5th Six Weeks South
Asia, Central Asia, and East Asia 6th Six Weeks
Southeast Asia, Australia/Oceania/Antarctica Pre
AP Classes Pre AP students will be expected to
complete a research project presentation each
six weeks.
After School Tutoring AST is available most
weeks on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
by appointment or assignment. AST runs from
350 445. Saturday School is also available
most Saturdays from 800 Noon.
Online Help/Resources You may find the class
webpage at http//www.
This web site is designed to provide students
with resources and help with class assignments.
Students will be able to access class assignments
and resources to help them complete assignments
outside of the classroom.
Textbooks A classroom set of textbooks will be
available for students to use. There will also
be a few textbooks available for students to
check out and take home for short periods of
time. Students will be responsible for books
they have checked out. Students will be billed
for any books they have checked out that are lost
or destroyed.