World History Pre-AP/CP Syllabus

WORLD HISTORY SYLLABUS

Mr. Meiners Rm 207

E-mail:  jmeiners@sharylandisd.org

Phone: 956-580-5300 Ext. 1368

 

AVAILABLE TUTORING TIME/CONFERENCE: 

 

Tutoring Time:          7:30 – 8:00 (Tuesday/Thursday)

Conference Time:     1st Block (8:05-9:37)

 

 

COURSE OUTLINE

 

First Semester/First Term

Week

Topic

Week 1

Unit 2 Chapter 5 – The Rise of River Valley Civilizations

Week 2

Chapter 6 – The “Classical Era” in the West

Week 3

Chapter 7 – The “Classical Era” in the East

Week 4

Unit 3 Chapter 8 – The Middle Ages in Europe

Week 5

Chapter 9 – The Islamic World and Africa

Week 6

Chapter 10 – Post-Classical Asia and Beyond

Week 7

Unit 4 Chapter 11 – The Renaissance and Reformation

Week 8

Chapter 12 – The Americas: Pre-Columbian Empires to Colonies

Week 9

Mid-Term Exam (Ch. 5-12)

Second Semester/Second Term

Week

Topic

Week 1

Chapter 13 – The Old Regime: Absolutism and Enlightenment

Week 2

Unit 5 Chapter 14 – The Age of Democratic Revolution

Week 3

Chapter 15 – The Industrial Revolution

Week 4

Chapter 16 – Imperialism: Europe Reaches Out

Week 5

Unit 6 Chapter 17 – World War I and the Russian Revolution

Week 6

Chapter 18 – The Great Depression and World War II

Week 7

Chapter 19 – Decolonization and the Cold War

Week 8

Chapter 20 – Challenges in Our World Today

Week 9

Final Exam (Ch. 13-20)

 

CLASS RULES/PROCEDURES

 

1)  Comply with Sharyland’s ‘Bring Your Own Device’ policy (school policy)

2)  Remain in your assigned seat at all times, unless you have permission otherwise

3)  Act mature while in the classroom

4)  Late to class = need a tardy slip (school policy)

5)  Respect yourself, your fellow students and the teacher

6)  Comply with the Sharyland Dress code and Rules of Conduct (school policy)

7)  All students will be given 3 days to make up assignments if late with a penalty of 10 points each day.  No assignment will be accepted after three days late. (school policy)

8)  Students with an excused absence will be allowed to make up work.  One day absent = one day to make up work (school policy)

9)  Students must have the hall pass to leave the classroom.  (school policy)

10) Always do your own work, to the best of your ability!!!

 

GRADING POLICY

 

Minor grades: Daily Assignments                              40%

Major grades: Tests/Projects                                       60%

Total                                                                           100%

 

STUDENT SUPPLIES

 

  1. 1 subject notebook or loose leaf paper (for CNN 10 assignments)
  2. Pens/pencils
  3. Colored pencils (optional – I can provide if needed)
  4. Markers (optional – I can provide if needed)
  5. highlighters

 

DAILY/WEEKLY ROUTINE

 

  1. CNN 10 – write on one of the stories mentioned on the show (due every Friday)
    1. Usually takes a total of 20-25 minutes to complete, be prepared to share
  2. Notes – will be provided PowerPoint notes that you will write on with additional information and underline key information as we go through the notes (due every Friday)
    1. No more than 30 minutes of notes per day
  3. Activity – varies between vocabulary assignments, answering questions related to chapter, graphic organizers, videos notes, group projects
    1. Will end five minutes before the bell rings to prepare for next class

 

Chapter Exams will be given EVERY Friday!  These will be individual exams with no notes.  Exams include a vocabulary section and a multiple choice section. 

Statement for Academic Dishonesty:

Academic integrity is fundamental to the activities and principles of our school. No student shall cheat or copy the work of another.  Plagiarism, the use of another person’s original ideas or writings as one’s own without giving credit to the true author, will be considered cheating, and the student will be subject to academic discipline that may include loss of credit for the work in question.