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                                          AP World History
                                             2011/2012

Teacher Information:
Name: Dr. Lars Seiler
Planning Period: 5th
Email Address: LSeiler@Richland2.org
Phone Number Extension/HW Hotline: 699-69363
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Course Description:
This is a college-level course. It is designed to prepare students for college-level work and the
AP World History examination in May. The five major themes mandated by the College Board
are: 1) interaction between humans and the environment; 2) development and interaction of
cultures; 3) state building expansion and conflict; 4) creation, expansion and interaction of
economic systems; 5) development and transformation of social structures; Chronologically, the
course covers the time period from 8000 BCE to the present. Exam Description (from the
College Board): “The exam is 3 hours and 5 minutes in length. It consists of a 55-minute
multiple-choice section and a 130-minute free-response section.
The multiple-choice section consists of 70 questions designed to measure the student’s
knowledge of World history from to the present. This section follows the percentages listed
below; questions will draw from individual or multiple periods:
Periods Period Weights
1 Technological and Environmental Transformations, to c. 600 B.C.E.                           5%
2 Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies c. 600 B.C.E. to c. 600 C.E.             15%
3 Regional and Transregional Interactions c. 600 C.E. to c. 1450                              20%
4 Global Interactions c. 1450 to c. 1750                                                      20%
5 Industrialization and Global Integration c. 1750 to c. 1900                                 20%
6 Accelerating Global Change and Realignments c. 1900 to Present                              20%

Multiple-choice questions will also measure various geographical regions, with no more than 20
percent of multiple-choice questions focusing solely on Europe.
State/National Standards URL Address:
Textbook Name: Bulliet, et.al., The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History
Textbook Replacement Cost: $ 72.57
Material Supply List:
There will be assigned texts besides the textbook. These texts provide material, narratives, and
analysis that step beyond the master narrative of the textbook. At times, the texts will take the
place of the textbook in our weekly discussions and assessments. A list of the titles will be made
available to you by the end of the first week of the fall semester.
General Course Information:
Scope and Sequence:
Schedule (Subject to change)
All reading must be completed prior to the beginning of the week in which it is listed.

Richland School District Two does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex,
disability, age, or other protected characteristic in its programs and activities.
                                             120 Sparkleberry Lane
                                              Columbia, SC 29229
                                             www.richland2.org/svh


Course Introduction                                                       Time
        Bullliet, The Emergence of Human Communities, to                 1 Week
         500 B.C.E.
        Chapter 1 “From the Origins of Agriculture to the First
         River-Valley Civilizations, 8000 – 1500 B.C.E.”
        World Geography
        World History: The Big Eras, 1 - 3

TECHNOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSFORMATIONS, to c. 600 B.C.E.
    World History: The Big Eras, 3                          3 Weeks
    Chapter 1 “From the Origins of Agriculture to the First
     River-Valley Civilizations, 8000 – 1500 B.C.E.”
    Chapter 2 “New Civilizations in the Eastern and
     Western Hemispheres, 2200 – 250 B.C.E.”
    Chapter 3 “The Mediterranean and Middle East, 2000
     – 500 B.C.E.”

ORGANIZATION AND REORGANIZATION OF HUMAN SOCIETIES, to c. 600 C.E.
   World History: The Big Eras, 4                     4 Weeks
   Chapter 4 “Greece and Iran, 1000 – 30 B.C.E.”
   Chapter 5 “An Age of Empires: Rome and Han China,
     753 B.C.E. – 600 C.E.”
   Chapter 6 “India and Southeast Asia, 1500 B.C.E. –
     600 C.E.”
   Chapter 7 “Networks of Communication and
     Exchange, 300 B.C.E. – 600 C.E.”

REGIONAL AND TRANSREGIONAL INTERACTIONS, to c. 1450 C.E.
    World History: The Big Eras, 5                         7 Weeks
    Chapter 8 “The Rise of Islam, 600 - 1200”
    Chapter 9 “Christian Europe Emerges, 600 – 1200”
    Chapter 10 “Inner and East Asia, 600 – 1200”
    Chapter 11 “Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas,
      600 – 1500”
    Chapter 12 “Mongol Eurasia and Its Aftermath, 1200 –
      1500”
    Chapter 13 “Tropical Africa and Asia, 1200 – 1500”
    Chapter 14 “The Latin West, 1200 – 1500”

GLOBAL INTERACTIONS, to c. 1750 C.E.
    World History: The Big Eras, 6                                       6 Weeks
    Chapter 15 “The Maritime Revolution, to 1550”
    Chapter 16 “Transformations in Europe, 1500 – 1750”
    Chapter 17 “The Diversity of American Colonial
     Societies, 1530 – 1770”
    Chapter 18 “The Atlantic System and Africa, 1550 –
     1800”



Richland School District Two does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex,
disability, age, or other protected characteristic in its programs and activities.
                                             120 Sparkleberry Lane
                                              Columbia, SC 29229
                                             www.richland2.org/svh
        Chapter 19 “Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean,
         1500 – 1750”
        Chapter 20 “Northern Eurasia, 1500 – 1800”

INDUSTRIALIZATION AND GLOBAL INTEGRATION, to c. 1900
    World History: The Big Eras, 7                         7 Weeks
    Chapter 21 “Revolutionary Changes in the Atlantic
      World, 1750 – 1850”
    Chapter 22 “The Early Industrial Revolution, 1760 –
      1851”
    Chapter 23 “Nation Building and Economic
      Transformation in the Americas, 1800 – 1890”
    Chapter 24 “Africa, India, and the New British Empire,
      1750 – 1870”
    Chapter 25 “Land Empires in the Age of Imperialism,
      1800 – 1870”
    Chapter 26 “The New Power Balance, 1850 – 1900”
    Chapter 27 “The New Imperialism, 1869 – 1914”

ACCELERATING GLOBAL CHANGE AND REALIGNMENTS, to Present
    World History: The Big Eras, 8 and 9                  7 Weeks
    Chapter 28 “The Crisis of the Imperial Order, 1900 –
     1929”
    Chapter 29 “The Collapse of the Old Order, 1929 –
     1949”
    Chapter 30 “Striving for Independence: Africa, India,
     and Latin America, 1900 – 1949”
    Chapter 31 “The Cold War and Decolonization, 1945 –
     1975”
    Chapter 32 “Crisis, Realignment, and the Dawn of the
     Post-Cold War World, 1975 – 1991”
    Chapter 33 “Globalization and the Turn of the
     Millennium”
Grading Procedures:
Assessments:
   1. Quizzes: on required textbook reading; map quizzes on physical and political features of
       World geography
   2. Tests: follow the format of the AP exam, and may include free-response questions and
       multiple-choice questions;
   3. Essay/Research Projects
   4. Participation
   5. Homework
Grading System:
       Homework                10 - 50 points
       Quizzes                 50 points
       Tests                   100 points
       Projects                100 points
       Participation           20 points (weekly)
       Exam, Fall/Spring:      10 % of class grade, each
       Semester Grade:         50 % of class grade


Richland School District Two does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex,
disability, age, or other protected characteristic in its programs and activities.
                                             120 Sparkleberry Lane
                                              Columbia, SC 29229
                                             www.richland2.org/svh

Attendance and Participation:
Class participation is an important part of the final course grade. Students should attend every
class, as missing classes may affect performance on the AP exam. I expect all students to come
prepared to class, complete all homework assignments, and participate willingly and appropriately
in discussions. A participation grade is given every day, and lack of participation, hindering the
learning of others, or inappropriate activities may lead to loss of partial or full credit.
Projects
All projects are expected to meet the format mandated by the Chicago Manual of Style. All
written work should be completed in a 12-point standard font, double-spaced, with one-inch
margins. Students are expected to turn in their work via e-mail attachment. Students are to keep
a copy of all projects on a disk, flash drive, or CD for the duration of the course.
Plagiarism
When you use the ideas and words of others without clearly acknowledging the source of
information, you commit plagiarism. To avoid plagiarism, you must give credit whenever you use:
               Another person’s idea, opinion, or theory;
               Any facts, statistics, graphs, drawings – any pieces of information – that are not
                  common knowledge;
               Quotations of another person’s actual spoken or written words;
               Paraphrase of another person’s actual spoken or written words;
Any instance of plagiarism will result in a failing grade for the assignment, a parent-teacher-
principal conference, and a referral to an administrator. Plagiarism automatically leads to
disqualification from membership in honor societies and a denial of any letters of
recommendation.

Homework Policy:
Homework is designed to prepare and reinforce material covered in class, as well as to provide
opportunity for independent practice and review. Homework will be given daily. Late homework
assignments will not be accepted for full credit.

Late Work:
Homework and Projects are due at the beginning of class on the due date; late work will receive a
lower grade (one letter grade per day). Any work not completed within two days of the due date
will receive a zero.

Make-Up Policy:
Make-up work and tests are allowed for students who have obtained a re-admit slip from the
Attendance Office or E-2, by turning in an appropriate written excuse. The responsibility for
arranging makeup tests and work rests with the students and must be scheduled at the
conveniences of the teacher within three days of the students returning to class and completed
within five days upon return. A student may not miss one class in order to complete or make up
work in another class without prior approval from both teachers.

Classroom Procedures:
*All school rules will be enforced. Please see student agenda book for full details.
Restroom Policies: All students are reminded to visit the restroom before class begins,
or after class ends.




Richland School District Two does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex,
disability, age, or other protected characteristic in its programs and activities.
                                             120 Sparkleberry Lane
                                              Columbia, SC 29229
                                             www.richland2.org/svh
Consent: I have read, understood and I am willing to comply with the
principles and procedures established by Dr. Lars Seiler and Spring Valley
High School. I will accept the consequences stated if I should refuse to
abide by them. I sign under no undue compulsion, but by my own free will.
I acknowledge my responsibilities in undertaking such a rigorous and
challenging course.


Student Signature                                               Date

Parents,
Please sign that you have read the information from this class syllabus and the
consent including the following topics:
      Teacher Information
      Course Description
      Material Supply List
      Scope and Sequence
      Grading Procedures
      Homework Policy
      Late Work
      Make-Up Policy
      Classroom Procedures


                      STUDENT AND PARENT COURSE CONSENT

We have read and understand the expectations for AP World History and will
support Dr. Lars Seiler in his/her effort to provide and effective learning
environment. We also understand that this course is rigorous course that will
require a significant amount of effort on the part of the student.

________________________________                          ______________________________
Student’s Signature/Date                                  Parent’s Signature/Date



Richland School District Two Honor Pledge

On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized assistance on
this assignment. I understand that any violation of the Richland School
District Two honor code will result in academic and discipline action.



Richland School District Two does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex,
disability, age, or other protected characteristic in its programs and activities.

								
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