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Welcome to my web page. I will be providing documents, links, and information for students in my classes on this page. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

The best way to contact me is via email at londonderry.org  My user name is bmarzik.

If you prefer, you can also call me at (603)432-6941 extension 2827 to leave me a voicemail.                                  

 

 My schedule for the 2014- 2015 academic year:

A:  Civics, Room 621 (7:20 -8:05)

B: World History, Room 621 (8:10 - 8:55)

C:  Duty, Cafeteria Study Hall (9:00 - 9:48)

D: World History, Room 621 (9:53 - 10:38)

E: (10:43 - 11:28)

F:  World History, Room 621 (11:33 - 12:18)

G: Civics, Room 621 (12:23 - 1:08)

H:  (1:13 - 1:58)

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WORLD HISTORYSTUDENTS: Please sign on to the World History online textbook at www.pearsonsuccessnet.com with access code.

Class access code (for all World History Classes, 2014 - 2015): 7515453CC2948A51FA20
 

 

X2 Codes: These are the X2 codes that will be used for my classes this year.

AB – Absent, counts as a zero

EX – Excused from the assignment, counts as no score

MI – Missing assignment, counts as zero

BG – Being graded, counts as no score

OP – Optional, counts as no score

PASS – Student has passed the competency assessment

FAIL – Student has failed the competency assessment

ANC – Assigned, but not collected / corrected

Students in these classes should be prepared for class with the following supplies:

  • Three-ring binder or folder and spiral notebook for class handouts and notes
  • Assignment notebook
  • Paper, pens, pencils, highlighters

MARCH 2-6, 2015

ALL WW 1 maps are due by the end of class Wednesday!

DUE WEDNESDAY, 3/4: Read Section 2, Chapter 14 and review Section 1. Vocabulary assignment: stalemate, zepelin, U-boat, convoy, Dardanelles, strait, ultimatum, Alsace and Lorraine, von Schlieffen Plan

IF YOU MISSED CLASS ON February 18 - 19, look for links to the video we watched in class in the LINKS tab on this web page.

FEBRUARY 16 to 20, 2015

Imperialism Packet and Nationalism Packet: Both should be completed and handed in on MONDAY, February 16.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17: There will be an in-class open-notes assessment. Bring  ALL materials, handouts, class notes, and homework assignments with you!

DUE Wednesday, February 18: Complete map of Europe in 1914; label all countries on the map and color the Triple Alliance (Germany, Italy, Austria-Hungary) and the Triple Entente (Great Britain, France, Russian Empire). Make a key to show which is which.

Week of February 9 through 13

DUE ON TUESDAY (2/10): Read and answer questions for "Scramble for Africa" in the Imperialism packet.

DUE on THURSDAY, (2/12): Complete Map Exercise and ALL QUESTIONS on the African Imperialism map and question sheet. Copies of both are on the Documents page of this web page. MapAfricanImperialism.rtf  is the name of the file.

WEEK of February 2 through 6

DUE on Thursday, Feb. 5: Complete all exercises and readings in the Industrialism Packet. PLease be prepared to hand in the completed packet at the beginning of class!!

WEEK of JANUARY 26 to 30, 2015

DUE THURSDAY, JAN. 29: Read Chapter 7, Sections 1 and 2. Answer Checkpoint Questions on a separate sheet of paper.

DUE FRIDAY, JAN. 30: Vocabulary, page 250. Use the textbook to find definitions for the vocabulary terms on page 250. Write all terms and their definitions on a separate sheet of paper. Describe each term's significance in the Industrial Revolution.

 

 


 

CURRENT EVENTS: DUE FRIDAY, 3/6  Choose Option 1 -- Names in the News; topics- Choose one name in five of these fields: US Foreign Relations, Education, Local (Londonderry), Entertainment, Women, Health. Refer to the Curent Events tab for clarification about the assignment.

DUE MARCH 11:  Educational Philosophy and Twenty-First Century Primer assignment. All work is due AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PERIOD. Work submitted after that will receive late penalties/ deduction of points.

 

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 16 TO 20

Monday, February 16: Bring in your factual support information about illegal immigration. Assignment was discussed in class on Friday (2/13). Be sure to include your sources.

Wednesday, February 18: QUIZ and COMPETENCY -- Quiz (Citizenship Unit - Everything we've covered in class so far) and Competency #1 (Rights, Duties, and Responsibilities of citizenship) will be on WedneSDAY, FEBRUARY 18th.

DUE FRIDAY, FEB. 20: Current Event (Option 2 or Option 3). TOPICS include Londonderry School District, LHS, US Foreign Policy, or Cyber Security.

DUE FEB. 13th: Complete a Current Event cartoon interpretation form for Friday, February 13th. The assignment will be accepted until Midnight on the 13th, BUT NO LATER!

We'll be reading an article called "My Life as as Undocumented Alien" for Civics class. Please print out a copy for yourself BY FEB 9, 2015  at this URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/26/magazine/my-life-as-an-undocumented-immigrant.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 (Link is available on LINKS tab)

READING QUESTIONS, DUE FEB 12 (Wednesday):

Reading:  “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant,” by Jose Antonio Vargas

READ THIS ARTICLE/ STORY about Vargas and his experiences in the United States as an illegal alien.  Then, answer these questions on a separate sheet of paper.  Feel free to mark up the reading.

1. a) In what ways is Vargas (and his story) similar to your idea of an “Illegal immigrant” or “undocumented alien”?

    b) In what ways is Vargas (and his story) different from your idea of an “Illegal immigrant” or “undocumented alien”?

 

2.  What is a “coyote” as used in the context of this article?

 

3. If Vargas were to be allowed to apply for citizenship, what current requirements would have to be changed? Please explain.

 

4. Make two lists. On one, describe three reasons why Vargas should be allowed to apply for US citizenship. On the other, describe three reasons

    why he should not be allowed to apply for US citizenship. Use specific examples or quotes from the article to back up your ideas.

 

5. Find an article which explains the “DREAM” Act/ DACA.  Print it out, read it, and list five pertinent facts about the Dream Act.  Bring your

    article to class for discussion.

 

6. President Obama recently issued an executive order outlining some reforms in Immigration policy. Briefly state what these changes are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK of February 2-6

ONE ASSIGNMENT: Complete a Current Event cartoon interpretation form for Friday, February 6th. The assignment will be accepted until Midnight on the 6th, BUT NO LATER!

WEEK of JANUARY 26 to 30, 2015

DUE Thursday, January 29: a) Compile three lists - Rights, Duties, and Responsibilities of United States Citizenship

                                         b) Return signed forms

DUE Friday, January 30: Bring an editorial cartoon to class. It should be no older than two weeks. A good source for recent cartoons is Cagle.com.

 

 


Civics- Semester 2, 2014 - 2015

Mrs. Marzik

 

Current Events Weekly Assignment
(due on Fridays)

 

Each week you will have a Current Events assignment due. You may choose among three main assignments.

 

1. NAMES IN THE NEWS:  This assignment will consist of five names (people, places or things) which are in the news during the week and their full definitions, including who, what, where, when, why, and how. This assignment should be handwritten and turned in on Friday at the beginning of class. However, if you choose to submit the assignment electronically (due by midnight), please type it. There will be requirements given for the topics each week.

 

 

2. Cartoon Interpretation: Find a current editorial cartoon from either a local or a national news source. Complete a form for interpretation of the cartoon, and turn this in with a copy of the cartoon neatly attached to a full-sized (9 x 11 inches) piece of paper. Be sure to follow instructions given in class. (Cagle. com has a large collection of these cartoons. Be sure to choose a recent one --no older than TWO weeks.)

 

3. NEWS STORY ANALYSIS:  From a print source, obtain a news story (not in sports or entertainment). Fill out the current events news story form and a copy of the article neatly attached to a full-sized (9 x 11 inches) piece of paper.

 

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You may choose one of these options each week, unless stated otherwise.
The assignment is due each Friday and is worth 10 points. No late assignments will be accepted unless you are absent on Friday.
This assignment will be accepted ONLY until Midnight on the date it is due (email submission – email a copy to yourself for verification)
The assignment is to be handwritten or emailed to me.


LONDONDERRY HIGH SCHOOL  ACADEMIC EXPECTATION 1

 

5/EXCEEDS

4/MEETS

3/MEETS

2/DOES NOT MEET

1/DOES NOT MEET

LITERACY THROUGH READING

Demonstrates a thorough understanding of written material.

Demonstrates understanding of written material.

Demonstrates an adequate understanding of written material.

Demonstrates a minimal understanding of written material.

Does not understand or makes no effort to understand written material.

 

Homework assignments in this class are designed to augment and support classroom activities. They are also essential aids in the review process, and need to be accessible (clear, coherent, complete) for that purpose.

 

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT RUBRIC

This rubric is used for content questions assigned out of the textbook or other reading materials.

Mrs. Marzik – World History

 

 

 

5 /  SUPERIOR (10)

 

3 or 4 / MEETS (9 to 6)

   1 or 2 / DOES NOT MEET

          (5 or below)

APPEARANCE

Paper includes full heading: name, date, class, and assignment.

Work is completed in blue or black ink or pencil

Work is legible and demonstrates care in preparation

 

Paper does not include the full heading: name, date, class, and assignment

Work is not legible or does not demonstrate care in preparation

 

 

MECHANICS

All answers are clear; there is no doubt about the subject and topic of each statement. The student has either rewritten each question on the paper, or has provided complete, stand-alone statements which clearly answer the question or address the topic.

The reader does not need to read the assigned question to understand the answer provided by the student.

 

 

Most answers are clear; there is no doubt about the subject and topic of most statements. The student has either rewritten questions on the paper, or has provided stand-alone statements which answer the questions or address the topics.

The reader does not need to read the assigned question to understand most of the answers provided by the student.

 

 

 

 

Answers are not clear; student does not clarify subject and topic of statements

The student provides little or no indication of the subject or topic of the answer or statement.

The reader needs to read the assigned questions to understand the answers provided by the student.

 

 

 

 

 

CONTENT

 

 

 

Answers demonstrate a thorough understanding of written material.

 

Student does not copy the surrounding text for the answers.

Answers demonstrate understanding of written material.

Student may rely on the surrounding text for the answers, but rewords the content.

Answers demonstrate an adequate understanding of written material. Student relies on surrounding text for the answers, copying verbatim from the text.

Demonstrates a minimal understanding of written material.

Answers are incomplete.

Does not understand or makes no effort to understand written material.

Copies from another student or gives answers to another student.