WORLD HISTORY COURSE SYLLABUS
Course Code: 45.0830000
Stone Mountain High
Phone Number: 678-676-6302 (main office)
Teachers: T. McCullough
Room Number/s: C223
Web Page: www.stonemountainxc.org
Semester: Fall, 2012 Tutorial Days: Mondays/Fridays
Textbook: World History: Patterns of Interaction Tutorial Hours: 7:30AM
Textbook Replacement Cost: Market Value Tutorial Location: C223
Department Philosophy: The belief of the Social Studies Department of Stone Mountain High School is that all
students are educable. This department understands the need for higher order thinking skills coupled with excellent
communication skills, in order to create well-rounded, productive citizens. For this reason, we are committed to
excellence in our instructional preparation and delivery.
Course Description, Objectives and Focus:
Develop an understanding of world culture, politics and economics.
Understand cause and effect relationships.
Understand “change over time,” how the world’s peoples, cultures, and governments have changed and why
those changes occurred.
Identify peoples, places, and events that have shaped the world and develop a sense of chronological order
for major events.
GPS Standards: See website georgiastandards.org (Social Studies/ World History)
UNIT DCSS Unit/ World History GPS Time Schedule
1 Connecting Themes Weeks 1 - 4
First Civilizations: Social Complexity and the Need for Order 8/9 – 9/2
SSWH1abcde; SSWH2a; SSWH6a; SSWH8ab
Empires & Kingdoms
SSWH4abcdef; SSWH5abcdefg; SSWH6abcd
2 Emergence of Modern Europe Weeks 5 – 7
SSWH7abcd; SSWH9abcdefg 9/7 – 9/24
Emerging Global World
SSWH10abc; SSWH12ab; SSWH13a
3 Mounting Global Tensions Weeks 8 – 9
SSWH11ab; SSWH13b; SSWH14abcd; SSWH15abcd 9/27 – 10/7
4 World at War Weeks 10 – 14
SSWH16abcd; SSWH17abcdef; SSWH18abcd 10/ 11 – 11/12
5 Contemporary World Weeks 15 – 18
SSWH19abcde; SSWH20abcd; SSWH21ab 11/15 – 12/16
Classwork/ Daily Work 20%
Final Exam 15%
Projects and Reading Requirements
Students will be required to read one approved book (historical novels or biographies), write a reflection
paper based on the book and/or complete one research project. A book list, writing and research
requirements will be distributed.
Textbook - World History: Patterns of Interaction
Paper & Pens (black or blue-colored ink)
Notebook* - 3’ Inch Three-ring binder
**The notebook should be divided with tabs into the following sections:
a) Learner Journal/Essays b) Vocabulary/Notes c) Homework d) Quizzes/ Tests/ Handouts
Follow directions the first time they are given.
No food or drinks in class.
Dress appropriately for school.
Respect teachers, fellow students and property.
Be on time and prepared for class – SEATED WHEN THE BELL RINGS!
Electronic devices (cd players, cell phones etc.) will be confiscated. Parents need to retrieve those items from the
Adhere to the DeKalb County School System Student Code of Conduct
Consequences for Misbehavior:
1st Infraction: Warning
2nd Infraction: Reassigned Seat/ STOP Room/ Parent Contact Required
3rd Infraction: After- School Detention/ Parent Contact within 24-hour notice
4th Infraction: Teacher- Parent Conference
5th Infraction: Administrative Referral
Absenteeism and Late Policy
1. DeKalb County School policy states that if a student has excessive absences, he/she may not receive credit for the
2. Students will sign the late log each time they are late. Parents will be contacted after students are late for the first
time. The DeKalb County School System late policy will be strictly followed and enforced in the course. It is the
student’s responsibility to read and understand the school system’s late policy.
Make-up & Re-do Policy: When absent, students are expected to return to school with a written note from a parent
stating the reason for absence. If the absence is excused, then students will be allowed 24 hours to complete any
work for each day missed. Only excused absences are to given make-up work. If the student does not hand in
make-up work within 24 hours of return, the student will automatically be given a zero for the assignments.
(Absences are excused through the attendance office.)
Re-do Policy: Students will be allowed the opportunity to rework any 2 assignments, excluding projects. Students
will receive no more than a maximum of 75% on any revised assignment. The student must request the opportunity
to revise/re-work the assignment. Students must submit the revised work within 24 hours of being assigned.
The instructor reserves the right to change or adjust any section of this course syllabus at anytime in order to
meet the needs, abilities, and/or interests of the students.
Syllabus Signature Page / Parental Contact Information:
Students and Parents/Guardians, by signing this syllabus, you are hereby considered knowledgeable of the
requirements outlined in the World History syllabus for the 2010- 2011 school year. Please complete this page
and return to the instructor for a grade.
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