Welcome to World History. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of World history from the Byzantines to the modern world. Students will use knowledge pertaining to history, geography, economics, political processes, religion, ethics diverse cultures, and humanities to help solve problems in academic, civic, social, and employment environments.
Number of credits: One credit (1)
Course length: Year
Daily materials: Text book, paper, pen or pencils, journal (composition notebook or spiral notebook)
Grading policy: 45% test and quizzes, 45% class work, 10% homework. This course will use a point grade system. The points will be equal to the following letter grade:
A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = <60
Make-up/late work: If you are absent, it is your responsibility to ask for work. Any late work will be graded 10 points off each day.
Behavioral expectations: All students have a right to learn in a comfortable atmosphere. In this classroom common courtesy and respect should be given not only to the teachers but to fellow students. I expect my students will be: prompt, prepared, polite and positive. I will go over all policies and procedures with students in class.
Policies and Procedures
- Only one person to be out of the classroom at a time (bathroom breaks etc.) No exceptions. No bathroom breaks 10 min. after or before the bell. Don’t ask to go to the restroom while I am teaching or we are reading aloud. Just don’t get out of your seats during those times.
- Cell phones are not allowed I should not see them or hear them or will be confiscated for the remaining of period, this includes phone chargers.
- No sleeping or laying head on desk I expect everyone to participate in class.
- No food or drinks other than water. Also gum chewing should not be seen or heard.
- Everyone must be in their seats at tardy bell. On the third tardy a parent will be contacted. Forth tardy you will be sent to the discipline office.
- Respect…. Respect… Respect (no cursing, arguing, yelling, with your teacher or peers).
- Of course hands are to be kept to yourself at all times. (Personal space)
- No prejudice or discrimination of any kind will be tolerated.
- No talking while the teacher is talking and always raise your hand and be polite.
- No bullying (Bullying is an act of repeated aggressive behavior in order to intentionally hurt another person, physically or mentally. Bullying is characterized by an individual behaving in a certain way to gain power over another person).
- Severely disruptive behavior such as repeated disruptions, fighting, cursing, physical assault, or verbal abuse of the teacher will result in immediate referral to the assistant principal or school security officer.
- Fire drill and code red violations will result in a referral.
Year at a glance:
Standard 2 SS.912.W.2: Recognize significant events, figures, and contributions of medieval civilizations (Byzantine Empire, Western Europe, Japan).