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Mr. Buker
Conference: 9:39-10:24 
903.896.4856 ext 8099
jb
uker@edgewood-isd.net
Class Schedule

Period 1           8:00-8:45      United States History

Period 2           8:50-9:35       PAP United States Hist.

Period 3           9:39-10:24     Conference

Period 4        10:28-11:13     United States History

A – Lunch       11:13-11:43     Lunch

Period 5          11:47-12:32     U.S. History

Period 6          12:36- 1:21      PAP United States Hist.

Tutorials           1:28- 1:57     

Period 7           2:01-  2:46     Psychology/Sociology

Period 8           2:50-  3:35     Psychology/Sociology


PAP United States History

PAP United States History Course Syllabus

Mr. Buker

Course Description

This is the study the history of the United States from Reconstruction until present. This course will teach students to theorize and analyze events which led to the advancement of the United States.

Course Supplies

2 Inch Binder, paper, black pen, red pen, dry erase marker

Course Grading Policy

Daily – 40%

Test -    60%

Daily grades will be given throughout the course for various assignments including worksheets, lecture notes, participation in class discussions, group assignments (including technology), and quizzes.

Tests will be given at the completion of each Topic. I reserve the right to give a test, at any time, over specific material, concepts, or ideas as we cover them: I may elect to do this if I determine that proper attention and effort is not being given by an individual or class, or for any reason that I deem necessary.

Retesting will be allowed for any test below 70%. The retest will be given at 7:35 A.M. the morning following the student receiving their original test grade.

Absences Refer to student handbook.

Nine Week Tests If a test is not given the nine week grade will be determined using the 40% Daily Grade and the 60% Test Grade formula. If a test is given it will be counted as a regular test grade and averaged in with the 60%.

Semester Tests will be made up of the previous 2 nine week grading periods. The Second Semester Test will include the entire school year.

Semester grade will be calculated: 40% first nine weeks, 40% second nine weeks, 20% semester test

Bonus Points can be achieved throughout the entire school year. These points are given in group settings or individual work that is specifically called Bonus Work. The bonus points will be added to your daily work grade.

Course Itinerary

PAP United States History

Week 1 Topic 0

Connecting With Past Learnings

Constitution Week

Week 2 Topic 1

Industry and Immigration 1865-1914

Week 3-4 Topic 2

Challenges in the Late 1800’s

Week 5-6 Topic 3

America Comes of Age 1890-1920

Week 9-10 Topic 4

World War I and the 1920’s

Week 11-12 Topic 5

The Great Depression and the New Deal

Week 13-14 Topic 6 

World War II 1931-1945

Week 15-16 Topic 7

Postwar America 1945-1960

Week 17-18 Topic 8

Civil rights and Reform in the 1960’s

Week 1 Semester 2 Topic 9

The Vietnam War Era 1954-1975

Week 2-3 Semester 2 Topic 10

An Era of Change 1960-1980

Week 4-5 Semester 2 Topic 11

America in the 1980’s and 1990’s

Week 6-7 Semester Topic 12

America in the Twenty-first Century 2000- Today

Week 8-10 Semester 2 Topic 1-4 Review

Week 11-13 Semester 2 Topic 5-8 Review

Week 14-16 Semester 2Topic 9-12 Review 

Week 17-18 Semester 2 Semester 2 Review / Sem. Test

last updated 8-15-2018

 

 

United States History

United States History Course Syllabus

Mr. Buker

Course Description

This is the study the history of the United States from Reconstruction until present. This course will teach students to theorize and analyze events which led to the advancement of the United States.

Course Supplies

2 Inch Binder, paper, black pen, red pen, dry erase marker

Course Grading Policy

Daily – 50%

Test -    50%

Daily grades will be given throughout the course for various assignments including worksheets, lecture notes, participation in class discussions, group assignments (including technology), and quizzes.

Tests will be given at the completion of each Topic. I reserve the right to give a test, at any time, over specific material, concepts, or ideas as we cover them: I may elect to do this if I determine that proper attention and effort is not being given by an individual or class, or for any reason that I deem necessary.

Retesting will be allowed for any test below 70%. The retest will be given at 7:35 A.M. the morning following the student receiving their original test grade.

Absences Refer to student handbook.

Nine Week Tests If a test is not given the nine week grade will be determined using the 50% Daily Grade and the 50% Test Grade formula. If a test is given it will be counted as a regular test grade and averaged in with the 50%.

Semester Tests will be made up of the previous 2 nine week grading periods. The Second Semester Test will include the entire school year.

Semester grade will be calculated: 40% first nine weeks, 40% second nine weeks, 20% semester test

Bonus Points can be achieved throughout the entire school year. These points are given in group settings or individual work that is specifically called Bonus Work. The bonus points will be added to your daily work grade.


Course Itinerary

United States History

Week 1 Topic 0

Connecting With Past Learnings

Constitution Week

Week 2 Topic 1

Industry and Immigration 1865-1914

Week 3-4 Topic 2

Challenges in the Late 1800’s

Week 5-6 Topic 3

America Comes of Age 1890-1920

Week 9-10 Topic 4

World War I and the 1920’s

Week 11-12 Topic 5

The Great Depression and the New Deal

Week 13-14 Topic 6 

World War II 1931-1945

Week 15-16 Topic 7

Postwar America 1945-1960

Week 17-18 Topic 8

Civil rights and Reform in the 1960’s

Week 1 Semester 2 Topic 9

The Vietnam War Era 1954-1975

Week 2-3 Semester 2 Topic 10

An Era of Change 1960-1980

Week 4-5 Semester 2 Topic 11

America in the 1980’s and 1990’s

Week 6-7 Semester Topic 12

America in the Twenty-first Century 2000- Today

Week 8-10 Semester 2 Topic 1-4 Review

Week 11-13 Semester 2 Topic 5-8 Review

Week 14-16 Semester 2Topic 9-12 Review 

Week 17-18 Semester 2 Semester 2 Review / Sem. Test

 

 

last updated 8-15-2018
Psychology

Psychology Course Syllabus

Mr. Buker

 

Course Description

This is the study of psychology (the mind), its history, and science. This course will teach students to understand the origins of psychology, and the science of the mind.

Course Supplies

Binder, paper, pen

Course Grading Policy

Daily – 50%

Test - 50%

Daily grades will be given throughout the course for various assignments including worksheets, lecture notes, participation in class discussions, group assignments (including technology), and quizzes.

Tests will be given at the completion of each Chapter. I reserve the right to give a test, at any time, over specific material, concepts, or ideas as we cover them: I may elect to do this if I determine that proper attention and effort is not being given by an individual or class, or for any reason that I deem necessary.

Retesting will be allowed for any test below 70%. The retest will be given at 7:35 A.M. the morning following the student receiving their original test grade.

Absences Refer to student handbook.

Nine Week Tests If a test is not given the nine week grade will be determined using the 50% Daily Grade and the 50% Test Grade formula. If a test is given it will be counted as a regular test grade and averaged in with the 40%.

Semester Tests will be made up of the previous 2 nine week grading periods.

Semester grade will be calculated: 40% first nine weeks, 40% second nine weeks, 20% semester test

Bonus Points can be achieved throughout the entire school year. These points are given in group settings or individual work that is specifically called Bonus Work. The bonus points will be added to your daily work grade.

 

Course Itinerary  This is an approximate week to week (day to day) schedule excluding tests and short weeks

Week 1

  1. Introduction to Psychology
  2. Defining Psychology
  3. The influence of research on psychology,
  4. Experimental methods used by psychologists
  5. Different types of research used in psychology.

Week 2

  1. Biopsychology
  2. Connecting the mind to the body through biology and neurotransmitters
  3. Functions of the brain and nervous systems
  4. Goals of psychology
  5. Why Psychology is a science / Work completed by psychologists

Week 3

  1. Specialization
  2. Historical background of psychology
  3. Seven main contemporary perspectives in psychology
  4. World views concerning psychology.
  5. Steps that scientists use in conducting scientific research

Week 4-5

  1. Childhood development
  2. Motor and cognitive development
  3. Piaget’s cognitive Development in Children
  4. Erikson’s Psychosocial Behavior Stages
  5. Psychosexual Behavior

Week 6-7

  1. Freud’s stages of Psychosexual Development
  2. Freud’s Structural and Topographical models of Personality
  3. Freud’s Personality Development
  4. Freud’s Defense Mechanisms
  5. Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development

Week 8-9

  1. Psychology Development Theories
  2. Behavioral Psychology
  3. Classical Conditioning Theory
  4. Behavioral Psychology in the area of Reinforcement
  5. Compare and contrast Positive, Negative, Punishment, and Extinction

Week 10-11

  1. Reinforcement,  Continuous and Variable Schedules
  2. Sensation and Perception
  3. Absolute, Difference Thresholds, Noticeable Difference, Signal Detection Theory, Sensory Adaptation, and Perception
  4. Memory and Forgetting, long and short term memory
  5. Intelligence testing (Memory, intelligence, and state of mind)

Week 12-13

  1. Relaxation and stress and hypnosis
  2. Motivation and  motivational theories
  3. Emotions and psychological theories regarding emotion.
  4. Social Psychology and self
  5. Attraction, obedience and power

Week 14-15

  1. Role of groups in psychology
  2. History of Psychopathology, Salem Witch Trials
  3. Mental illness and other types psychiatric disorders
  4. Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  5. Somatoform, Factitious, and Dissociative Disorders

Week 16

  1. Sexual dysfunction, paraphilia’s, and gender identity disorders
  2. Eating Disorders
  3. Sleeping disorders and adjustment disorders. Dysomnias and parasomnias
  4. Impulse Control, Adjustment, and Personality Disorders
  5. Stigma and stereotyping of the mentally ill

Week 17

  1. Psychotherapy
  2. Treatment Modalities
  3. Therapy Providers
  4. Careers in Psychology

Week 18 Semester Final

last updated 8-15-2018

 

 

Sociology

Sociology Course Syllabus

Mr. Buker

 

Course Description

This is the study of sociology, its history, and science. This course will teach students to understand the origins of sociology, and the history of sociology in the United States.

Course Supplies

Binder, paper, pen

Course Grading Policy

Daily – 50%

Test - 50%

Daily grades will be given throughout the course for various assignments including worksheets, lecture notes, participation in class discussions, group assignments (including technology), and quizzes.

Tests will be given at the completion of each Chapter. I reserve the right to give a test, at any time, over specific material, concepts, or ideas as we cover them: I may elect to do this if I determine that proper attention and effort is not being given by an individual or class, or for any reason that I deem necessary.

Retesting will be allowed for any test below 70%. The retest will be given at 7:35 A.M. the morning following the student receiving their original test grade.

Absences Refer to student handbook.

Nine Week Tests If a test is not given the nine week grade will be determined using the 50% Daily Grade and the 50% Test Grade formula. If a test is given it will be counted as a regular test grade and averaged in with the 50%.

Semester Tests will be made up of the previous 2 nine week grading periods.

Semester grades will be 40% first nine weeks, 40% second nine weeks, 20% semester test

Bonus Points can be achieved throughout the entire school year. These points are given in group settings or individual work that is specifically called Bonus Work. The bonus points will be added to your daily work grade.

 

Course Itinerary is an approximate weekly schedule excluding shortened weeks

  1. Sociology in America as an applied science and a basic science
  2. Culture and Sociology defined
  3. Types of sociology
  4. Social groups
  5. Theories of defiance
  6. What divides us: Stratification
  7. Definitions: vocabulary
  8. Sociology in economics
  9. Sociology in politics
  10. Sociology in education: Growth and function
  11. Sociology and religion
  12. Sociology and health
  13. Demographic variables in sociology
  14. The role and influence of mass media Social Change defined
  15. Careers in Sociology
  16. Semester review and Semester test

last updated 8-15-2018

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