Students are able to complete the following tasks to earn 30 summative extra credit points every nine-weeks. This is our way of helping to make-up for the difficult tests and the AP policy of no test retakes.
The following guidelines will be strictly enforced:
- No extra credit will be accepted after the assigned due date (Tuesday, March 3rd for the third nine-weeks grading period). There are no exceptions to this.
- Students will not be allowed to complete any extra credit beyond what is offered, as seen on this page.
- Students must take the initiative to complete these opportunties. They will not receive class time to work on extra credit.
- Extra Credit that is earned will be added to the summative grades of the teacher's choice. Since all summative points are averaged and weighted at 70% of the overall grade, the points will have the same effect on the student's overall grade regarless of which summative grade they are added to.
History Cinema @ 10 points (once per nine-weeks)
Students may view a historical film from an approved list, which is posted below. They may do this once per nine-weeks. The reflection may either be typed or hand-written. Please see the link below for instructions/requirements of the reflection.
Print this Approved Film List/Permission Slip: Movie List & Permission Slip (some movies are the same from the first 9-weeks - you may not complete this assignment over the same movie)
History Cinema Reflection: History Cinema Reflection (this may be typed/printed or completed on notebook paper and handwritten - the important thing is to discuss each SPICE-T theme with enough depth)Notebook Check @ 10 pionts (one per nine-weeks)Students will submit their notebooks for a Notebook Check once per nine-weeks. They will receive extra credit for keeping a well-organized and complete notebook - which is something that will be extremely important to have as they begin to study for the AP test later in the school year.Students should make certain to update their table of contents and make up any notes/activities they may have missed from an absence.Medical Diagnosis @ 10 points (once per nine-weeks)Many of the empires/states we learned about in Era 4 (1450-1750) struggled intensely or ended in Era 5 (1750-1900). Some of these problems were due to European imperialism, some were not. Students will use the attached document (Click Here) to diagnose their assigned empire/state. Major problems that the empire/state faced should be creatively respresented by a medical issue that is 1) illustrated, 2) labeled (write the name of the medical problem) and 3) explained wtih a little detail (this is where you can explain what really happened in history).Some Guidelines:
- Make sure there is not any "indecent exposure."
- Use color
- Include a creative name for your empire/state
- It is okay to write and label in the margins
- Include at least one cultural factor (this could be clothing, a tattoo, etc)
*Make sure your work is original
A-E: Ottoman Empire
F-J: Safavid Empire
K-O: Mughal Empire
P-T: Qing Dynasty
U-Z: Japan (at the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate, before the Meiji Restoration)