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World History I
Course Expectations (212))
Textbook: Ellis, Elizabeth Gaynor and Esler,
Anthony World History: Connections To Today Upper Saddle River, NJ:
Prentice Hall (2001)
Textbook: Ellis, Elizabeth Gaynor and Esler, Anthony World History: Connections To Today Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall (2001)
This course is designed to challenge students who intend to attend college.. The course of study for World History I covers human progress from early times to the 18th century.
Content: A chronological narrative of
world history from the earliest civilizations to the present, the development of civilizations in different
parts of the world; the integration of political and economic development; the influence
of geography on cultures; the growth of science and technology; and the effect of contact
Content: A chronological narrative of world history from the earliest civilizations to the present, the development of civilizations in different parts of the world; the integration of political and economic development; the influence of geography on cultures; the growth of science and technology; and the effect of contact between cultures.
*Major Goals: The two year World History program can and should enhance a variety of student skills, including geographic skills, reading and communication skills. However, history is valuable in helping students develop a range of analytical competencies that fall within the domain of critical thinking. In particular, such a program should help students learn to:
1. Use history to analyze events by isolating their separate geographic, political, economic, social, and cultural components and exploring the relationships among these components .
2. Search for complex sets of causes to explain events and historical changes rather than accepting simplistic explanations.
3. Critically assess and evaluate sources of historical or current information while being aware of biases, partisanship, and differing perspectives in themselves and others.
4. Recognize and generate alternate explanations for past events and current social change while seeing both the need for and dangers of generalization.
5. Compare and contrast similar developments in societies that are chronologically and /or geographically distinct while developing cross-cultural sensitivity and empathy.
[*source: Archdiocesan Social Studies Guidelines.]
Assignments are posted weekly on jdmurray.net/current_assignments.htm
All students must maintain an " PORTFOLIO".
· All written assignments are to be submitted in the approved PORTFOLIO. The portfolio should contain class notes, all written assignments, worksheets/Study Guides, signed test papers, website reviews, article reports, and whatever papers the teacher instructs students to keep in the portfolio. Assignments should be completed in ink or word processed. When a textbook assignment calls for answering questions, it is required that the question be written out in full. A letter grade will be given for the “assignment portfolio’ toward the end of each marking quarter. Grading guidelines for the portfolio can be found at jdmurray.net/assignmentportfolio.htm. Portfolios should be submitted in a 3 prong duo tang folder.
Supplies: Students are responsible for their own supplies. The teacher or school is not responsible to provide these. Typical supplies are: 3 ring binder, 3 prong duo tang folder, dark ink pen, #2 pencils, loose-leaf paper, tissues.
Textbook: An Online textbook will be provided for all students. Some students may prefer a hardback or CD version of the text. If that is the case, the student is responsible for the maintenance of the textbook. It is loaned to you and will be collected in June. The text is useful for homework assignments and studying for tests and quizzes. The online text provides sample review tests for each chapter.
Daily classroom expectations:
1. Students should be in their assigned seats before the bell rings and all school rules must be followed in the classroom.
2. Personal business and bathroom necessities should be taken care of before class begins. Bathroom requests during class are discouraged unless it is a medical emergency.
3. Talking to other students during teacher or student presentations is distracting and will not be tolerated. Students should not call out in class. If a student has a question or wants to answer a question, one should raise their hand and wait be be recognized. Participation in class is definitely encouraged.
4. Major Tests will always be assigned in advance. Absence on the day before a major test does not preclude the student from taking the test on the day given. Absence on the day of a test will result in a make-up test on the day the student returns to class.
5. Students absent from class for whatever reason are responsible for making up missed work.
6. Everyone’s personal property should be respected. Teachers desk and podium and other students desks and bags are OFF-LIMITS.
The map must include all current political boundaries, all major bodies of water, mountain ranges, deserts..
2. Write an essay describing your view of the STATE OF THE WORLD IN THE YEAR 2002. Some ideas you might wish to include in your essay might center around such issues as the world's population, religious affiliations, racial and ethnic characterizations, life expectancy, literacy rate, major problems, and political and economic structures.
3. Attach a "works cited" page (bibliography). bibliography (works cited)
Date Assigned: September 9, 2002 Due Date: October 9, 2002
First Quarter Project: Fourth Period Class, October, 2005- Create and deliver a Power Point presentation on an assigned African Country
Second Quarter Project WORLD CITIES PROJECT
Second Quarter Project WORLD CITIES PROJECT
Third Quarter Project - 2004
Write a five (5) page report/essay on an "assigned" country.
Don't forget there are several good print sources such as recent Almanacs, encyclopedias, etc.
Date assigned: February 26, 2004 Due Date: March 19, 2004
Develop a TRAVEL BROCHURE for your chosen city. The brochure must be a minimum of 5 pages plus bibliography. Using your own creativity include the following: map of the city, a brief history of the city, a description of local government and laws, important sites to visit and/or events to see, where to stay, where to eat, languages spoken, religions and churches. The travelogue should also include "vital statistics" of the city such as, population, the weather in May, prices for hotels, meals, monetary unit and exchange rates, cost of roundtrip airfare from here to there, and availability of local transportation. Pictures and other illustrations are encouraged.
Fourth Quarter LEADERS OF THE RENAISSANCE
Fourth Quarter Project - Renaissance People
Archbishop John Carroll High School
Honors World History and World History I
Renaissance, Reformation, & Scientific Revolution Figures
Each student is to research one of the assigned personalities and write a 4-5-page report with bibliography. The paper should include illustrations. All students are required to deliver a power point presentation, in class, on their assigned person.
Date Assigned: April 23, 2004
Due Date: May 17, 2004
All students must maintain and keep up to date an Assignment Portfolio