South Paulding High School – 2019-2020
Aaron Huff firstname.lastname@example.org
Textbook: World History: Patterns of Interaction $49.99, McDougal Littell
Materials Needed: Paper (loose or in a notebook), Pencils, Pens (blue or black ink), colored pencils, highlighters, and a 1” binder or a 3-prong folder. Student will be responsible for having the above materials every day or he/she is responsible for the work missed due to lack of materials.
Course Description: The World History course is designed to be a survey of the major world events from the rise of ancient civilizations to globalization and interdependence.
The class will revolve around the use of discussions, mini-lectures, group projects, presentations and debates. Audiovisual materials, films, movies, and computer technology will be used when necessary. Guest Speakers are always a possibility. Be prepared to be creative and independent thinkers in this class!
Course Topics and Correlating Georgia Standards of Excellence
- Concepts found in World History
- Ancient Civilizations (SSWH1 & SSWH2)
- Classical Mediterranean Societies and Empires (SSWH3 & SSWH4)
- African & Middle Eastern Middles Ages & Islamic Empires (SSWH5, SSWH6, SSWH12)
- European & Asian Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation (SSWH7, SSWH9, SSWH11)
- The Americas & The Age of Exploration (SSWH8 & SSWH10)
- The Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment, and the Age of Revolutions (SSWH13 & SSWH14)
- Industrialization, Urbanization, Nationalism, and Imperialism (SSWH15 & SSWH16)
- World War I, Interwar Period, and World War II (SSWH 17, SSWH18, SSWH19)
- Cold War, World Since 1960s, and Globalization (SSWH20, SSWH21, SSWH22)
Summative Assessments: 71%
(tests, projects, class presentations, portfolios, major writing assignments)
Formative Assessments: 29%
(quizzes, portfolio checkpoints, oral work, writing tasks, graphic organizers, illustrations, homework/class work for accuracy)
Informal: unweighted (class discussions, notes, completion grades, daily work)
Final Exam: 2 test grades in the Summative Assessments column
*Report cards go home every 9 weeks.
*Progress reports go home every 4 ½ weeks.
*View grades daily at www.paulding.k12.ga.us Click on the link to Infinite Campus.
Tutoring: Tutoring will be available on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 7:45 A.M.
Attendance in class is essential to the successful completion of the course. Students returning from absences are responsible for completing missed assignments promptly. It is the student’s responsibility to get the make-up work upon returning to the class. The number of make-up days to complete assignments is equivalent to the number of days excused absent. Remember, if the absence is unexcused, the student will not be allowed to make that work up for a grade. The student only has 3 days to turn in an excuse slip upon returning to school for it to be processed.
Handbook/ Dress Code:
All county and South Paulding High School policies (including dress code, tardies, and electronics use) will be enforced.
CELL PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES ARE ONLY PERMITTED WHEN BEING USED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES, AS DECIDED BY THE INSTRUCTOR. UTILIZATION OF SAID DEVICES OUTSIDE OF THAT PERIOD IS AN AUTOMATIC ADMINISTRATIVE REFERRAL.
Late Work Policy:
Late work will receive a 10-point deduction per day that it is late. I will take late work up to a week after the original due date. If the work is not submitted within the week it then becomes a zero with no chance of makeup or recovery. Please email me with any further questions on this matter (email@example.com).
CLASS WEBSITE: using Canvas, as found on PCSD webpage
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