Spring World History syllabus by n6HD5gwJ


									                                                                                              World History
                                                                                        Mr. James Sanchez
                                                                                2012 Spring Semester
                                                                          Email: sanchezj@fulton.k12.ga.us
                                              Teacher web-site: http://www2.fulton.k12.ga.us/teacher/sanchezj
                                                                                  Office Hours 7:30-8:15am

Purpose of this course for 2nd Semester
       The second half of this year-long course analyzing world history from a "global village" approach, from
1500 AD to the present. The course explores the issues of political systems, economics, culture, gender, religion,
environment, conflict, and the migration of peoples, as common elements of the evolution of human society.

         See me for extra help if you need it BEFORE you find yourself falling behind. I am available most days before school except
                                                when we have faculty/dept. meetings

Classroom Goals and Expectations
   1. ASK!
   2. Please turn off cell phones, iPods, and other electronic devices during class and put them away
   3. Complete ALL your Assignments
   4. Ample notice is given for tests and quizzes. If you are in class the day of a test or quiz, you are expected
       to take it regardless of being absent before the test or quiz
   5. Any and all work is due on the day the instructor assigns
   6. Each student is required to bring his/hers book EVERYDAY
   7. Get everything you need and needed to be done before class begins (i.e. going to your locker and

Textbook Info
   - World History: Patterns of Interaction
   - McDougal/Littell 2006
   - ISBN #: 0-618-58688-1
   - Replacement cost: $64.98

Classroom Materials
   1. Plenty of paper
   2. Colored pencils
   3. 2 Pocket Paper Notebook with binder in the middle
          a. Notebook checks are designed for you to stay organized. The notebooks will be organized by
              unit and should be broken down as follows: 1)All Notes and Outlines in the middle part of your
              folder 2)All Bell Assignments in the left pocket 3)All graded material in the right pocket. A due
              date is posted in your calendar and a notebook checklist will be posted online in the days
              preceding the notebook check. The notebook will be worth a test grade (100 points)
   4. Textbook (this must be brought EVERYDAY)

Grading Scale
Grades are as follows
       A – 90-100%
       B – 80-89%
       C – 70-79%
       F – 69- 0%
Percentage of grade make-up
        - Daily Work               10%
        - Quizzes                  15%
        - Performance Tasks 25%
                o As per Social Studies Policy - For each day late, 10% of maximum points possible will be
                    deducted from earned grade for a maximum of five (5) school days. On the 6th day, the
                    grade will be recorded as a zero (0)
        - Tests                     35%
        - Final Exam                15%

Grades are earned through your performance on tests, projects, homework, participation, notebooks, and

Recovery Policy
         Opportunities designed to allow students to recover from a low or failing cumulative grade will be
allowed when all work required to date has been completed and the student has demonstrated a legitimate effort
to meet all course requirements including attendance.
         Students should contact the teacher concerning recovery opportunities. Teachers are expected to
establish a reasonable time period for recovery work to be completed during the semester. All recovery work
must be directly related to course objectives and must be completed ten school days prior to the end of the
Teachers will determine when and how students with extenuating circumstances may improve their grades
         Recovery criteria, rules, etc.
                 1. Must be failing the class
                 2. Must be student initiated
                 3. Have done all the assigned work prior to the first test (no zeroes on assignments)
                 4. Recover before the next unit test
                 5. Recovery will involve another form of assessment (i.e. different version of a test, written
                     assignment, etc.)
                 6. Highest recovery grade 70%

         Attendance in this class is essential. Much of the material for success is provided through
lecture/discussion and in-class activities. Missing class can create problems. Any student who misses class must
look on the instructor’s website and their calendar to see what he/she missed during that particular time frame.
Also, it is recommended that each student have a “buddy” that they may call for assignments.

Absences and Make-Up Work:
         It is the student’s responsibility to complete ALL make up work on their first day back from their
absence has been one or two days. When the student has been absent three or more days all make up work
should be completed within three days under normal circumstances. Failure to comply will earn the student a
zero. A student who has an unexcused absence may not make up any work until the absence has been excused.
If the absence is not excused the student will be awarded a zero.
             If you need to make up a test or quiz during the given make up timeframe you may make an
                               appointment to come to my room from before school
         The instructor will follow the teacher handbook when it comes to the rules of being tardy to class.
         Being tardy to class is defined as not being in the classroom when the tardy bell BEGINS to ring. It is
the responsibility of all students to do whatever they need to do (i.e. go to locker, use restroom, etc) during the
six (6) minutes they have to get to class. The instructor teaches from bell to bell and it is rude and interrupting to
be tardy to the instructor and your classmates
         The rules of being tardy are as follows
                  1st tardy – verbal warning
                  2nd tardy – verbal warning
                  3rd tardy – private detention written punishment and parental/guardian contact
                  4th tardy – written referral to appropriate administrator

                        2nd Semester
                        Unit                                                   Chapters
-Early Modern Europe                                                            21, 22
-Intellectual Enlightenment
-Scientific Revolution
-French Revolution                                                                23
-Japan                                                                           12, 28
-Industrial Revolution                                                           25, 26
-Cultural Revolution
-Imperialism                                                                 24, 27, 28, 30
-World War I                                                                      29
-World War II                                                                    32, 33
-Cold War
-Social Reform in the Modern World                                             34, 35, 36

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