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Palmetto’s Finest School 120 Sparkleberry Lane Columbia, SC 29229 www.richland2.org/svh 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 Webpage URL Address: http://bb,richland2.org Blackboard is a web-based program that contains course-documents, announcements, web links, and assignments. You need the student login (8-digit student ID) and password (DOB). If you have problems accessing Blackboard, be sure to let me know immediately. 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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