Edward Tierney Pre-AP World History See www.tierneyworld.weebly.com for syllabus and tons of information EMAIL: [email protected] Mr. Tierney grew up in Dallas, attended Jesuit Dallas Graduated from UT in 1999 15 years of teaching experience, all at Austin High One of the founding members of AGS Has taken over 500 students to 12 different countries The Roots of the Modern World World History Units: Details on my website: www.tierneyworld.weebly.com FIRST SEMESTER 1. First Humans, First Farmers, First Civilizations 2. Birth of Western Civilization 3. Birth of Eastern Civilization 4. Monotheistic Religions 5. Medieval Europe 6. Renaissance and Reformation/Americas and Africa SECOND SEMESTER 7. Age of Exploration 8. Scientific Revolution 9. Enlightenment and Revolution 10. Industrialization and Imperialism 11. World War I 12. Totalitarianism and World War II 13. Cold War and Modern World I want your email and I want to know about your student • Ms. Webster and I are sharing information cards- write me any specific notes on the information card in her class or email me. • My email: [email protected] Class is structured, predictable and organized 1. Due dates are announced at least 2 weeks in advance 2. Each unit is structured the same way to allow for predictability 3. Study guides are available for tests 4. Website is a good supplement to the class How parents can help their student 1. Check the website for test dates. 2. Ask to see their ISN and Idea Book rough and final drafts. 3. Call out terms before tests. Ask them to explain the study guide. 4. Read their writing and give feedback for improvements. 5. Encourage students to attend tutoring and seek help when they feel behind. How to monitor the ones who need to be closely monitored. • Ask to check their Tutoring Log (all AGS). • Ask to see their World History Assignment Sheet with Due Dates. Tutoring is every day at the beginning of lunch. I want to help. Tests are multiple choice with a study guide on the website. All writing is typed and included in an Idea Book which counts in all AGS classes. Rough drafts are checked to make sure students are not falling behind. Tools of the class • Textbook: for reference and looking up terms • Textbook is online only. AISD is experiencing some technical problems. • Available on the Cloud but not available on IPhones and IPads. • Until the textbook is fully functioning, students will not have assignments from the textbook. Interactive Student Notebook: (ISN) a collection of daily work and homework due at the end of the unit Edward Tierney Pre-AP World History See www.tierneyworld.weebly.com for syllabus and tons of information EMAIL: [email protected] ASIAN STUDIES Asian Studies • 1 semester grade level Social Studies elective • Examines the history and culture of Asia. • Available to all students. • Supplies: food What parents need to know… • Student prepared food in class every Fridaystudents are required to list their ingredients • Students will be preparing an Asian meal at home- 4 servings is plenty • We will do a period long field trip to the Japanese Gardens in Zilker Park in October. Fee is $2. We need help with chaperones.