World History II
World History II 2014 - 2015 Syllabus Mr. Chapman
Course Description: Like World History and Cultures I, World History and Cultures II continues to present the United States as PART of the world community. Students will begin the year with a condensed lesson on the late Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation. We will then begin standard course work with the topic on the Global Ages. The course will be taught from a chronological standpoint concluding the topic of The World Today.
- To increase the understanding of the interdependence of political, social, economic, and religious institutions in society.
- To increase the appreciation for the study of history as a way of understanding current political, social, economic, and religious institutions.
- To increase student appreciation of the importance that size, shape, location, climate, and resources play in shaping a country’s history.
- To improve communication skills – oral and written.
- To incorporate technology as a learning tool.
- To emphasize the importance of current events through the magazine Upfront and other sources.
- To increase analytical and critical thinking skills through exposure to primary and secondary sources.
- To appraise the diversity of the world and critique its impact on current culture.
- Text – World History – Prentice-Hall; Ellis and Esler
- Periodical – Upfront
- Outside Readings – primary, secondary sources and others
- Selected videos
- Notebook or device to take notes
- Lecture/ Class discussion
- Group work – group projects
- Technology – individual/group work
- Video analysis – individual/group work
- World History/Current Event Game – Jeopardy format
- Tests – objective/subjective – notification 3 days ahead – 100 pts
- Quizes – objective/subjective – shorter than test – 50 pts
- Participation – 100 points subjective grade each quarter
- Group project/ group work – value to be determined
- Upfront Quiz – on magazine current events – 30 pts
- Writing assignments – value to be determined
- Homeworks - short value - 5 to 10 pts.
- Exam – 300 points ( ** All grades subject to change before the end of the marking period)
- Weekly assignments will be listed online on my website – World History
- Extra Help is available – if you are having difficulty – please see me for an appt.
- Technology - Disciplinary Action will be taken if technology is improperly used in any way whether inside or outside of the classroom, relating to this course.
- You are responsible for your book. If your book is not returned in satisfactory condition at the conclusion of the school year, you will be fined $75.
- How to reach me? firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 639-2102, X 210
Academic Integrity: cheating of any type will result in an immediate failure in the assignment and individual(s) may face the Discipline Committee. Ignorance is NOT an excuse. If unclear – see me !!
Week of Sept. 2
Please check SCHOOLOGY for assignments for the week from this point on.
Posted Thursday 08/28/14 10:48 AM
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