Course Information & Procedures
Mrs. Kristina Tumlison & Mr. Michael Jenkins
Gold House room#2008
Periods: 2nd, 3rd, 5th, & 7th
Phone #: 281-641-7674 & 281-641-7590
OR scroll to the Atascocita HS website, click on Teacher Websites, then click on Kristina Tumlison OR Michael Jenkins.
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World geography is an extensive and exciting course of the earth’s physical and cultural features. While studying these features, students will gain the analytical skills used in making effective, geographic decisions. The goal of this class is to end this course with an in-depth understanding of what it means to be a citizen of a local and global community.
Glencoe World Geography; Texas Edition 2003
Supplies: *These will be needed in class everyday!
Pens – black or blue
Colored Map Pencils
Small Binder to keep work in (Yes, there will be notebook checks!)
40% of 6 wks average: Daily work & Quizzes
60% of 6 wks average: Tests & Projects
*Fall Final Exam will make up 20% of the Semester Averages.
All students are expected to participate and contribute to the class everyday. Daily assignments are expected to be completed by the given due date, in a timely manner. A student may turn in work at any time prior to the due date for assistance or to be checked early.
One day or more past the due date will result in a loss of points on the assignment. After the first day, the highest grade possible will be a 75. After the second day, the highest grade possible will be a 60. After the third day, the highest grade possible will be a 50. After the fourth day and beyond, the highest grade will be a zero. Parents and principals will be contacted in cases of repeated delay.
All students are responsible for any missed assignments. Make-up times will be set up for students who miss a quiz or test. One make-up day is given for each day of an excused absence up to one week.
As per School Policy, students may reassess one summative assessment per 9 week period. The original and
Prior to reassessment, students will
1. Attend at least 1 tutorial session on the non-mastered material.
2. Make corrections to the original assessment and discuss the assessment with the teacher during tutorials.
3. Complete all missing unit assignments. Late work policy will apply.
4. Complete the reassessment form requiring both teacher and parent signatures.
Tutoring/ Make-up Times:
I will be available Monday through Friday in my classroom from 6:50-7:15 AM & 3:00 – 4:30 PM (excluding Friday mornings. If no student shows by 3:00 PM, I will leave. I can also meet with any student by appointment if needed for extracurricular activities and such. Please be patient with me on “duty station” days, it takes a few minutes to get back into the classroom.
1. Respect the space & property of your teacher and fellow classmates
2. Be prepared mentally & physically
3. Be respectful of yourself & others
4. Be engaged & always try!
*Phone calls to parents will be made if students do not adhere to these non-negotiables. If behavior does not change a principal referral will be given.
Movies / Video Clips:
Throughout the year, I like to use many video clips to spark discussions and to help teach the material. I rarely if ever show full movies (too much time and many movies are not historically or geographically accurate). Before any clip that might include graphic material, I tell the kids if they cannot handle a scene or do not want to watch, they can work on an alternate assignment outside the classroom until the clip is over. If you have any questions on what videos I use or if you do not want your kids watching certain scenes please feel free to contact me. I only show clips that will help students better understand the context of the current unit or event.