Important historical, geographic, political and economic characteristics of the societies that developed in each region of the world are studied. Students study the six major themes of Global History: Cultural Diffusion, Trade, Migration, Belief Systems, Conflict, and the Establishment of Multi-regional Empires as well as the major events and turning points in history. These themes are supported by the emphasis on developing interpretation skills with primary and secondary sources, political cartoons, map reading, chart and graph interpretations in relation to the Enduring Issue Essay.
BLUE or BLACK pens only
3-ring binder (1 to 1 ½ inches)
3 subject notebook
· Students are expected to:
ü Be on time – tardiness is considered disruptive conduct; if you are late you must have a pass.
ü Bring All Necessary Materials – failure to do so is both insubordinate and disruptive.
ü No Hats
ü No Electronic Devices such as, but not limited to, cell phones and ipods. If you have them, you will place them in the Phone bleacher.
ü No Food or Drink – if you bring open food/drinks to class, you will be asked to throw them out!
ü Do Not Interrupt the Lesson with frequent trips to restroom / water fountain, talking without permission, inappropriate language / gestures, packing up before teacher concludes class, etc.
ü Respect Others – don’t speak rudely or use inappropriate language; keep your hands to yourselves; etc.
Failure to follow the code of conduct and the above rules may result in one or more of the following:
ü phone call home
ü meeting with parent/guardian
ü reduction of participation grade
ü loss of credit/zero on assignments or tests
ü ejection from classroom
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT (per student handbook)
Mobile phones, IPOD devices and/or distracting devices interfere with the academic environment of the school. Considering the potential for distraction and additional problems, all equipment must be turned off/silenced and placed in the phone box (including accessories) during school hours (7:40-2:35) unless authorized by the school administration. Any student observed with such devices will be referred to the building’s administration.
In the event that a student is observed utilizing an unauthorized electronic device, the following shall
First Offense: The device will be confiscated by a staff member and returned to the student at the
conclusion of the school day by an administrator. Noncompliance will be viewed as insubordination and treated accordingly.
Second Offense: The device will be confiscated by a staff member and returned only to the student’s
parent/guardian by an administrator. Subsequent violations of this policy shall result in additional behavioral consequences, including the possibility of in or out of school suspension. Electronic recording of any sort (audio, visual, etc…) is prohibited without authorization from the building administrators and may be subject to an In or Out of School Suspension.
· Be in your seat and ready to work as soon as the class period begins.
· Be prepared to participate in any class discussion of materials assigned.
· It is your responsibility to make sure that you understand what is expected of you!
· Do not be afraid to ask questions if you do not understand.
· Due dates for assignments and test will be posted on in-class assignment board.
All assignments must be turned in on the due date!
If you are absent from class, it is YOUR responsibility to get any missed assignments class notes, etc.
Failure to submit assignments on time will result in a reduction of 10 points each day the assignment is
late for a maximum of 2 days during the 1st quarter, 1 day during the 2nd quarter and for the 3rd & 4th
quarter not late work will be accepted. Students who are absent are given, as many days the student
was absent to complete the assignment with no reduction in grade.
We can have a great time in my class if you respect the classroom and me. In turn, I will show everyone the same respect. Any form of cheating or plagiarism is unacceptable. Therefore, it is simple in my class; when you are caught, expect to get a zero on the assignment/test/project as well as a write up that will be sent to the office. Your behavior must be appropriate at all times.
At the end of this class you will be required to PASS a Regents Examination covering the material you study this year.
We will exam the Enlightenment, Revolutions of the 1700s, rise of nationalism in Europe, Industrialization, Imperialism and the World Wars as well as the study of the modern world since World War II. Throughout the course we will examine history through the lens of themes such as cultural diffusion and assimilation, economic systems, migration of peoples, human rights, environmental impacts, etc. We will focus on geography and its relationship to cultural, economic and political developments.
We will be addressing the Common Core Learning Standards throughout this year. Students will be asked to be active, engaged and open-minded readers and listeners who evaluate statements critically and constructively. To do this, students will be asked to cite specific evidence when offering an interpretation of a text and when support their own points in writing and reasoning.
Students will be taking the new format of the Global Regents on June 3rd which will include 28 multiple choice questions, CRQ, and a Enduring Issue essay.
Students will need a binder and notebook.
NO phones allowed at their seats!
Blue or Black pens only.
Absence: student will have as many days to make up work as absent. absent 2 days...2 days to make it up.
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