This year in World History, students will study the history of early civilizations and societies, including that of Europe, Africa, Asia and later, North and South America. Students will also be exposed to historical periods leading to the beginning of the 21st Century. We will do all of this allowing student to clearly see the relationship between cause and effect in historical events, and to give students the opportunity to review those fundamental ideas and events from ancient and classical civilizations, as well as some more recent historical events.
In this course you will learn about:
1st and 2nd Quarter
The early civilizations and the rise of Christianity and Islam
The Renaissance and reformation of the scientific revolution
European Exploration of Africa, Asia, and America
Absolutism, Enlightenment and the American Revolution
French Revolution, Napoleon, and Independence Movements
European Imperialism and WWI
Interwar Years and WWII
The Cold War
Globalism, Conflict & Modern World.
Essential Questions (questions to be answered this year in World History)
Why did Christianity take hold in the ancient world?
Why did Islam spread so quickly?
Exhortation or Reformation: consequences of the Printing Press?
Reign of Terror, was it justified?
What was the driving force behind imperialism in Africa?
Can peace lead to war?
China’s one child policy good, or bad idea?
You are expected to be in the room, or signed in for your online class, at the assigned time for each period. For example, if your class starts at 8:35 then you should be either in your seat in the physical class, or signed in and ready to learn online at 8:35. If you are not present on time for either of the learning formats, which ever you and your parents have chosen, you are late, and will be marked Tardy. If you know ahead of time that you are going to be absent, it is best to let your teacher know. If you are absent, and you are doing online classes your assignments are always available so you will be able to see what the assignments is the day before your out. If you are in the physical classroom, you should check with your teacher the day you return to get any work you missed.
If you have any questions about your assignments or grades, talk to me outside of class time. The best way to reach me is via email: Cynthia.firstname.lastname@example.org
Grades will be entered into Skyward weekly. Please check your grades frequently. Below is the grading scale and the percentages each assignment will be worth.
Grading Scale Assignment Grading
90-100%= A Test/Project = 50%
80-89%=B Quizzes/classroom assignment=40%
70-79%= C Homework = 10%