World History

World History is the study of the historical development of the modern world. Students will build upon their knowledge of Western Civilization and strengthen their understanding of the rest of the world. Each civilization's history is explored through the perspective of international development and cross-cultural interaction. World History will begin with exploration and move through the modern era. Students will be assessed in reading non-fiction text, persuasive writing, informational writing and note-taking
Please note class assignments and progress are in the Sapphire Student web portal. Please check this portal weekly and upon absences to follow the coursework schedule for the week. 

World History Course Syllabus    Mrs. Sanbower

 Text(s): World History, Jackson J. Spielvogel, Glencoe, 2010. You may access your text online at www.glencoe.com/ose and then use Code: GWH9815c1(chapter number).

Course Overview: World History is the study of the historical development of the modern world. Students will build upon their knowledge of Western Civilization and strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the rest of the world. Each civilization’s history is explored trough the perspective of international development and cross-cultural interaction. World History will begin with exploration and move through the modern era. Students will be assessed in reading non-fiction text, persuasive writing, informational writing and note-taking.

Course Outline and Topics:

Current World Event – One Friday a month or as class time allows

Chapter 12 – Renaissance and Reformation

Chapter 13 --The Age of Exploration 1450-1800

Chapter 14 --Crisis & Absolutism in Europe 1550-1715

Chapter 16 --The East Asian World 1400-1800

Chapter 17 --Revolution & Enlightenment 1550-1800

Chapter 18 --The French Revolution & Napoleon 1789-1815

Chapter 19 --Industrialization & Nationalism 1800-1870

Chapter 20 – Mass Society and Democracy 1870-1914

Chapter 21 – The Height of Imperialism 1800-1914

Chapter 23 – War and Revolution 1914-1919

Chapter 24 – The West Between the Wars 1919-1939

Chapter 26 – World War II 1939-1945

Chapter 27 – Cold War and Post War Changes 1945-1970

Chapter 28 – The Contemporary Western World 1970-Present

Chapter 29 – Latin America, 1945-Present

Chapter 30 – Africa and the Middle East 1945-Present

Chapter 32 – Changing Global Patterns

Course Requirements: Students are required to be respectful of their classmates and their teacher in the learning environment. Students are expected to bring class materials and their textbook everyday.

Students are responsible for all work missed due to absence from class. Any work not turned in will result in a zero for that assignment.

Assessment Plan: All written work is assigned a point value. Total points accumulated during the quarter are graded on a percentage basis using the following scale:

                    100–90%---A

                    89-80%-----B

                    79-70%-----C

                    69-60%-----D

                    59- 0%------F

WASD Grading Policy–

Homework, Classwork, Quizzes/Summary Assignments, and Tests and Formative Assessments provide the grades for the class.

Unit tests are given after each chapter. They are always announced and some will be open-note (except for vocabulary). There is a comprehensive final exam.

Course Policies/Expectations: Extra help is always available. It is the STUDENT’S responsibility to ask for it. Any missed classwork is also available in the class binder, but it is the student’s responsibility to retrieve and complete it.

Suggestions for Success: Students will be successful in this class if they arrive on time and are prepared to work. They should be enthusiastic, respectful, and courteous. They should be active participants in each class. Students should study for quizzes and tests. Students should be responsible and turn in all work that is assigned. Students should always ask for help if they feel they are not doing well. Extra help is always available.

Teacher Webpage: May be accessed on district site: www.wasd.k12.pa.us-high school page, social studies, Mrs. Alecha Sanbower. The website will explain the work for each unit. Assignments and deadlines are posted for students in the Sapphire Student System.


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