Mrs. Victoria Jeffers
Welcome to World History!!
This class will take you on a journey through the ages, from early civilizations to the current era of globalization. We will explore maps, study charts, learn about significant world events and analyze historical documents.
- Be on time: Tardiness impacts the entire class; respect others’ time.
- Be prepared: Come to class every day with required materials. (Folder, notebook, pen or pencil)
- Cell phones: Cell phone use is not allowed in class (unless specifically instructed to do so)
- Active participation: History requires conversation. In order to get the most out of this class, participation is a must.
- Be on task: Please do not disrupt the learning of others.
- Passes: Please refrain from asking for a pass during notes or lecture.
- Cleanliness: Please clean up after yourself and put supplies back where they belong.
- No eating in class: Drinks in closed containers only.
- Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated; do not submit any work that is not your own.
In addition, all students are expected to adhere to the MCPS Student Code of Conduct.
Consequences: If meeting any of these expectations becomes difficult, please understand that the following will occur.
1st offense: We will have a private conversation about how to address the difficulty.
2nd offense: We will talk again, then there will be a call home to address the difficulty.
3rd offense: Phone call home, and discipline will be notified.
4th offense: Referral
Please respect yourself, your classmates, your teacher and your environment.
- Do not criticize
- Do your very best
- Ask for help
Grades will be updated frequently, usually within 48 hours (tests & projects, 1 week)
Homework (Includes notes) 10%
Grading Scale: 90%-100% = A
80% - 89% = B
70% - 79% = C
60% - 69% = D
< 59% = F
If you are absent, it is your responsibility to make up any missing work. (You will have 5 calendar days for make-up). Late work (not due to absence), will only receive 50% credit and will only be accepted up to one week after the original due date. Extenuating circumstances will be handled on an individual basis.
Unit 1 – The Byzantines, Medieval Europe and Asia
Unit 2 – The Spread of Islam & Growth of Africa
Unit 3 – Renaissance, Reformation, and the Scientific Revolution
Unit 4 – European Exploration of Africa, Asia, and the Americas
Unit 5 – Absolutism, Enlightenment, and the American Revolution
Unit 6 – French Revolution, Napoleon & Independence Movements
Unit 7 – The Industrial Revolution
Unit 8 – European Imperialism & WWI
Unit 9 – Interwar Years & WII
Unit 10- The Cold War
Unit 11- Globalism, Conflict and the Modern World
There will be at least 4 major projects (1 per quarter) and a test at the end of each unit. There will also be occasional quizzes (usually at the mid-point of each unit).