World History Honors & AP

  • APWH Students & Parents:

    Students have 2 Chapters to read for their Summer Homework. They must pick-up their Textbooks at Forest. There are explicit directions that Students have received, if not, they are available when they pick up their textbook. My website has notes for each Chapter to print out, and add notes to as they are reading. (They will be kept in a large binder) There is Vocabulary at the end of each Chapter, that they put on Index Cards (before reading text) for their 1st day Homework assignment. There is a video for each Chapter that they should watch! They must do 3 S.P.I.C.E. charts (thouroughly explained in handout & SPICE Charts Help on my website.) SPICE Charts must be e-mailed to me in WORD format ONLY, BEFORE School starts! (A TEST grade.) They must e-mail me with any & all questions.

    Textbooks available at FHS beginning June 11th

    Summer Homework Handout


    Honors WH Students & Parents

    World History Honors offers scaffolded learning opportunities for students to develop the critical skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective academic setting. Students are empowered to perform at higher levels as they engage in the following: analyzing historical documents and supplementary readings, working in the context of thematically categorized information, becoming proficient in note-taking (need a 3-ring binder for notes), participating in Socratic seminars & discussions (Students will be constantly asked, and expected to answer questions), emphasizing free-response and document-based writing (Students will learn what EVERY sentence does in an Essay), contrasting opposing viewpoints, solving problems, etc. Students will develop and demonstrate their skills through participation in a capstone and/or extended research-based paper/project.



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Degrees and Certifications:

Meet the Teacher

Michael Whitaker

2005 Graduate from the University of Florida (Yes, I was old)

Atlantic World History - BA Cum Laude

BIG TIME Gator Fan since 1968!

My 13th Year Teaching - All at Forest

Previous experience: Mostly Sales/Management, Construction

Married 38 Years - My Wife owns a Gluten-Free Bakery in Ocala (SaraFay Farm)

3 Kids - 2 Boys, Younger Girl (ALL Awesome!)

3 Grandkids - 2 Girls: 6 & 3, Younger Boy: 2

3 Dogs - All Rescued

4 Cats (Don't get me started)

1 Wussy Rabbit

1 Fish who will not die!

12 Chickens

First Ancestor to come to America: Alexander Whitaker, 1611 Jamestown. Set up 2 Churches. He converted & Baptized Pocahontas, Proof hangs in US Capitol. Also wrote a famous book: Good Newes From Virginia, 1613

Lived in Ocala since 1960 (Love it here!)

My Dad was a FL Native, served in the Marine Corps 30+ years, fought in WWII & Korea. My Mom was a Marine too!

Love Classic Rock, OLD Jazz, Classical Music

I LOVE HISTORY!!!! (It's contagious)