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					                    Miami Senior High School

                       Course Title: World History

                       Course Number: 210932001

               Course Syllabus
                           School Year: 2011-12

                           Teacher: Mr. Nguyen

A. Course Description
    The purpose of World History is to develop an understanding of the evolution of
    global processes and contacts, in interaction with different types of human
    societies. It will emphasize relevant factual knowledge used in conjunction with
    current issues and types of historical evidence. This course builds on an
    understanding of cultural, institutional, and technological precedents that, along
    with geography, set the human stage.

    The course will be divided into chronological and thematic units of study with
    emphasis on reading and writing skills and critical thinking skills such as the
    interpretation of maps, charts, graphs, tables, and timelines. Lectures, class
    discussions, films, library research, group projects and oral presentations will
    supplement the textbook in the course. Students will be taught note-taking skills
    of class lectures and discussions, as well as of all textbook readings. The students
    will be assessed periodically at the end of each unit by chapter/unit tests, essay
    assignments, homework and class work assignments, notebook checks, projects,
    oral presentations and group work.

      1. Students will have an understanding of the types of
         governments, societies and religions that developed over time.

      2. Students will be able to identify the impact and influence that
         past rulers had on Europe, Asia, Americas, and Middle East.

      3. Students will be able to develop an understanding of Geography
         (location of countries and regions).

      4. Students will be able to understand the cause and effect
         relationships in history and develop a sense of chronology

   The first nine weeks will include:
      1. Introduction to the Course
      2. Review of World Geography
      3. Unit on first civilizations and empires
      4. Lesson on prehistory and recorded history
      5. Lesson on river valley and its people
      6. Lesson on Fertile Crescent Civilization
      7. Lesson on Ancient Greece
      8. Lesson on Rome and Rise of Christianity
      9. Byzantine Empire
      10.Lesson on African, Indian and China Civilizations

   The second nine weeks will include:
      1.   Unit on New Pattern Civilization
      2.   Lesson on Medieval Europe
      3.   Lesson on the Asian World
      4.   Lesson on the Americas
      5.   Unit on Early Modern World 1400-1800
      6.   Lesson on Renaissance & Reformation
      7.   Lesson on Royal Power & Conflict

   The third nine weeks will include:
      1.   Lesson on Early Exploration
      2.   Lesson on English and American Revolution
      3.   Lesson on the French Revolution and Napoleon
      4.   Unit on an era of European Imperialism 1800-1914
      5.   Lesson on Industrialization and Nationalism

   The fourth nine weeks will include:
       1. Lesson on democracy and reform
           2.    Unit on Twentieth Century Crisis 1914-1945
           3.    Lesson on World War I and Revolution
           4.    Lesson between two fires
           5.    Lesson on World War II
           6.    Unit toward a global civilization 1945-Present
           7.    Lesson on the Cold War and Postwar changes

                      a. Textbook: Glencoe World History, Florida Ed. 2005 ed.
                      b. Reading from various sources
                      c. Maps, Charts, Graphs, and Tables
                      d. Notebook, pen and number 2 pencil
                      e. Class Notes
                      f. Book/Novel for “Reading Rocks”

F. Grading Plan
          1. A letter grade system of grading will be implemented in the

                           -   A= 4 points
                           -   B= 3 points
                           -   C= 2 points
                           -   D= 1 point
                           -   F= 0 point
                           -   Z= assignment not turned in; reflects lack of effort

          2. Nine Week Grading Scale:

                           -   A= 90-100%
                           -   B= 80-89%
                           -   C= 70-79%
                           -   D= 60-69%
                           -   F= 0-59%

                1.   Tests = 30% of grade
                2.   Homework and Class work = 30 % of grade
                3.   Participation 10% of grade
                4.   Quizzes 15% grade
                5.   Reading 15% of grade
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