All Classes Extra Credit:
Volunteer for a political campaign for 2.5EC for each
hour (max 20EC).
Form to fill out during the volunteering: http://governmentandlaw.tripod.com/mvhsdocs/MV_Political_Volunteer_EC.pdf
Google for specific local campaigns or contact these offices:
Santa Clara County
522 North Monroe Street
San Jose, CA 95128
Santa Clara County Democratic Party
3898 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
San Jose, CA 95125
World History Only Extra Credit:
Extra Credit for those at X9%. You will earn by buying/borrowing
1 of the of following 6 books and reading the first 100 pages. When you get back from break, you must bring the book to a
lunch meeting for an oral book interview the first week back, no later than Friday the first week back.
Minds by David Bodanis (on the Enlightenment)
2) Fatal Purity by Ruth Scurr (on the French Revolution)
3) Seize the
Fire by Adam Nicolson (on the Napoleonic Wars)
4) Industrial Revolutionaries by Gavin Weightman
5) Guns of August by
Barbara Tuchman (on World War I)
6) The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia by Orlando Figes (on the
Government Only Extra Credit:
for those at X9%. You will earn by buying/borrowing 1 of the of following 6 books and reading the first 100 pages. When you
get back from break, you must bring the book to a lunch meeting for an oral book interview the first week back, no later than
Friday the first week back.
1) The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
2) Spin by Tom Lowe
3) Nine: Inside the Secret
World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin
4) Gideon's Trumpet by Anthony Lewis
5) The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda by
6) Decision Points by George W. Bush
Economics Only Extra Credit:
Mr. Chiang's Overall Work Policy
I work to support 3 things
in your life: 1) your heath 2) your learning 3) your self-responsibility.
If my class begins to interfere with any of those 3 things above, you need to contact me. It is an important lesson in life to get things done on time, it is equally important in life to let others know when you
are in trouble and accept any help and penalties that come with it. In most situations in life if you let people know early,
the penalites are far less. That is true in my class as well.
Late Work Policy
1) It is your responsibility
to check for missed work. Late work is submitted using the late work slip at the back of the class. This form is also used
for grade corrections. (copy of the slip can be found here)
2) Excused absence, work not penalized equal to days missed. If makeup work is submitted, and
later the excused absence is discovered to be unexcused, a double zero will be entered for the assignment.
<1 Week >1 Week
0-19 Point Work -3
20-39 Point Work -5
40-99 Point Work -10
100-X (incld. tests) -10% -30%
excused, you have the same number of days excused, to turn in your work. Example: 2 days gone, you have with
2 days of getting back to turn it in without penalty. If missing a test, you have additional short essay responses with your
test. You need to schedule your make test with in the number of days excused or you will be penalized as above.
What About Class Workbooks?
First, you should
always go over the online class PowerPoints for that day. For notes and work sections you missed, write in the workbook (proximal
to where the sections would have been) the date and # and an explanation
for the absense. While I won't check those sections when grading your workbooks, you should do your best to make up/fill-in by
asking a classmate for help with those sections because those sections will show up on quizzes and tests.
Substitute Work Policy:
10 points and under that can't be completed outside of class, like simulations, complete one
full podcast newsheet (4 stories like the HW, except: 4 stories somewhat related to the topic covered during the class
you missed), and turn it in with a late work slip (late slip found in-class or you can print out here) stapled on top that explains which assignment it is substituting in to the late work box in the back of the classroom.
For assignments over 10-points that can't be completed outside of class, see Mr. Chiang for the appropiate
World History Podcast Form
Economics Podcast Form
Government Podcast Form
Remote Class Attendance
If you know you won't be here for class but you have access to a computer/laptop with a microphone
(webcam optional), you setup with Mr. Chiang a Skype session in advance (you must email Mr. Chiang your Skype username
that morning at latest). Skype is free for computer to computer sessions, to down download free Skype. Mr. Chiang's Skype name: govandlaw |