Frequently Asked Questions: This page contains answers to common
questions of students and parents.
- What are your tutoring hours?
- What are our test days?
- How can a parent/guardian contact Mr. Adams?
- Where are the amendment quizzes and U.S. History quizzes?
- Where can I find the curriculum guides and vocabulary? What is the Core 100? What are the new Essential Standards?
- How do I access School Island/Castle Learning?
- What are HITS?
- What are TOTDs?
- Is there an EOC in this course? What are the requirements for the EOC for graduation?
- What are the homework policies for this class?
- Will all assignments be posted on your website?
- How can my student access the book on-line?
- How do I access the Star News Online Newspapers in Education?
- How do I access the SAS in School assignments?
What are your tutoring hours?
I am at school by 7:45 a.m. regularly. In addition, Thursday
afternoons are my designated tutoring day. Finally, tutoring is
available upon appointment and based upon availability.
What are our test days?
Test days are Mondays and Thursdays. However, quizzes may be
given at any time. Announced tests are designated on the
syllabus. However, because of possible changes, major tests and
projects are also noted on the board.
How can a parent/guardian contact Mr. Adams?
The best way to contact me is through e-mail. From this website,
click the e-mail icon on the home page(firstname.lastname@example.org)My
phone number at Laney is 350-2089 ext. 342. However, e-mail is
the most reliable method.
Where are the amendment quizzes and U.S. History quizzes?
The amendment quizzes are under the icon "Civics Quizzes" and the
US History quizzes under "US History Quizzes". Students can use
these quizzes to study for the quizzes on the designated dates.
Where can I find the curriculum guides and vocabulary? What is the Core 100? What are the new Essential Standards?
The curriculum for our civics and us history classes can be found
under the "Curriculum Goals/Vocab" icon. This provides an in-depth list of
concepts and terms that we will be studying in the upcoming semester.
The Core 100 is a composite list of the MOST IMPORTANT CONCEPTS
and TERMS for the class that we review throughout the semester.
The new Essential Standards are being taught for the year 2012-2013 and can also be found as a link on my Civics Links page
How do I access School Island/Castle Learning?
www.castlelearning.com The proper method of entering the system
has been distributed at the beginning of the school year and can also be
seen on the board in our room. It is generally eal-(1st name).(last name). The students
password is their student ID number from school.
For example the user name for Michael Jordan would be eal-micheal.jordan
and he would use his student number as his password.
What are HITS?
These are events within history that my US History classes do
weekly. They are responsible for responding to at least two per
week and they
are do each Friday. In responding, they explain what the event
history are being addressed(PERSIA-Political, Economic,
Religious, Social, Intellectual, Artistic), how the event impacts
U.S./world today, and finally which goal/objective within the
of Study the event is addressing.
You can find these HITS on our website. I update these on a
However, because the HITS are up on the board daily and should be
the student when in attendance, saying the website has not been
updated is not
an excuse for not completing the assignment.
What are TOTDs?
These are our Thoughts of the Day for Civics. TOTD's are due
Friday. Each student must respond to 2 of this weeks TOTD's.
They are responsible for explaining the quote, how does it relate to our
discussions or topics being studied in class, how does it relate to our society
today and finally which goal/objective the quote is related to within our Standard Course
You can find those TOTD's on our website. I update these on a
However, because the TOTDs are up on the board daily and should
be copied by the student when in attendance, saying the website has not been
updated is not
an excuse for not completing the assignment.
Is there an EOC in this course? What are the requirements for the EOC for graduation?
The State EOC for US History and Civics has been discontinued for the current year. However, there is a standardized County exam for both courses. The final still counts as 25% of the student's final grade. e
What are the homework policies for this class?
Each night the students are responsible for the readings that we
will be covering the next day. For instance, if we are scheduled on
Tuesday to discuss pages 24-35, they should have at least browsed those
pages on Monday night or before Tuesday's class.
Any assignments not completed in class automatically become
homework assignments that will be reviewed the next day.
In addition we will have assignments throughout the semester that
should be completed within the specified timeframe.
Will all assignments be posted on your website?
Quizzes, Tests, and major projects are already on the syllabus
and the calendar.
Specific daily assignments or minor multi-day projects will be
assigned as well. I will TRY to update the calendar daily to show the
However, students are responsible for the materials assigned in
class even if
the webpage is NOT updated for some reason.
How can my student access the book on-line?
Both the US History and Civics books are on-line for the
student's use. For Civics, go to the icon on my homepage entitled "Civics
Book On-line". That will redirect you to the sight of the
book. Enter the following codes for the correct book.
The American Vision access code: F345E729DD
Civics Today access code: B7D8775DEC
For the old US History book, choose the US HISTORY BOOK icon on my webpage. This will redirect you to input the following username and password.
How do I access the Star News Online Newspapers in Education?
From the icon on the Home page, go to the Newspaper in Education
redirect page. Once on the page, on the right side for log in,
use my email address email@example.com and the password NIE.
This will get you the newspaper for that day.
How do I access the SAS in School assignments?
Each class has a specific ICON for SAS in School Assignments on
the webpage. You simply select the appropriate icon, i.e. Civics
or US History SAS in School Assignments. A list of assignments
will come up. Select the correct assignment. It will take you
to the SAS in School login screen. Under the Student Log in
simply type laneyhigh all one word. Follow the
instructions from there.