Here is a copy of my course outline and rules and regulations. This will let you know a little of what we are doing as well as my class policies. You should have seen this at home from your child, but we know how that works sometimes. This is going to be an outstanding year!
American History Fall 2011
*Gain a broad understanding of historical knowledge
*Understand historical chronology
*Use historical data to support an argument or position
*Differentiate between historical opinion and schools of thought
*Interpret and apply data from original documents, cartoons, etc.
*Use analytical skills to of evaluation, cause and effect, compare and contrast, etc.
*Work efficiently with others to produce projects and solve problems
*Prepare for and succeed on the EOC
Material and requirements:
*Notebook for journals, writing assignments, etc.
*The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
*Roll of paper towels and box of Kleenex
*An open mind and a willing spirit
Rules and Regulations:
*No late work accepted; make-up work is the student’s responsibility
*All work must be in blue or black ink
*Three tardies = one hour detention, no questions asked
*No food or drink with the exception of water
*Not everything is a seminar topic
*Go to the potty on your own time!
*The temperature of the room is not negotiable, bring a jacket
*DO NOT sit in my chair!
*Daily assignments 25-50 points
In class writing, readings, group assignments, etc.
*Tests 100 points
*Papers and Projects 200-300 points
One research paper and 2-3 projects
*End of Course Test 20% of the final grade
* Final grade will be based on the total number of points earned divided by the total number possible.
About Chris Hendrix
Education: B.S. in Secondary Ed. from UTC, M.A.E. from Cumberland University
Why are you at CSAS? I love the diversity, the desire of the students to learn, the K-12 atmosphere, and the people I teach with.
Family: Stacy (wife); Raley, Julia, and Lynnlee
Hobbies: Fishing, shooting, camping, reading, watching old movies, and research at the Medal of Honor Museum.
Favorite sports team: The Vols!(maybe) The Mocs
Favorite book: The Holy Bible, because everything I need is in this book!
Favorite quote: "We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free." Ronald Reagan
"Someone famous once said being fearless was the same as being stupid. That havin' courage didn't mean that you ain't afraid. Rather, havin' courage meant being afraid but still being able to do what needs to be done in spite of it." Earl Crest, Lone Star State of Mind
"You have a piece of Arzt on you." Lost
Favorite subject when you were a student: History, of course!