World History II Teacher Info: Ms. Harper: firstname.lastname@example.org Class: Period 3 Trailer 4 Period 6 Room 17 The Course: DESCRIPTION: Social, political, and economic development, and their dynamic relationships with world cultures, are central themes of World History. This course will cover history from the “Great Convergence” to the present. Cultural emphasis is placed upon literature, art, architecture, music, religion and philosophy. Historical emphasis is placed upon such areas as comparative political, economic and social systems. Contemporary emphasis is placed upon current crises, international relations and the increasing interdependence of nations. Concepts stressed throughout the course are the same as those employed by all social scientists: critical thinking, analysis and interpretation. From a balanced and inclusive world history course students may gain an appreciation both of the world’s many peoples and of their shared humanity and common problems. Below is a list of topics for the school year: MAIN TOPICS: A survey of major religions of the world (review) The Reformation European expansion The Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment Absolutism and revolutions The Industrial Revolution Political change in Europe and the Americas The world at war Post World War II MAIN TOPICS (GEOGRAPHY): Names of major countries, rivers, mountain ranges and bodies of water Natural hazards and their management Impact of natural, human and capital resources and their distribution Regional development of Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America from 1500 CE. Economic patterns and developing nations Grading: Tests 25% Notebook 25% Projects 25% Classwork/Homework 25% Interactive Notebooks Students will be keeping interactive notebooks in class. Students will be graded on the organization of the notebooks, which we will maintain in class: 1. Color and visual images used 2. Material is in order and attached neatly 3. Work assigned is completed and on time Supplies 1. 5 Subject Notebook - students need a 5-subject HISTORY ONLY notebook. 2. Colored pencils or markers 3. Glue stick or tape Absences – When a student is absent it is the student’s responsibility to make up the missed work. All tests and quizzes must be made up within 1 week of the absence, if not the grade will be a zero. Students are encouraged to come during FLEX if they need extra help. Extra HelpUnless otherwise specified, I will be available most mornings before school at 8:15 and most afternoons until about 4:00. I can be available at other times upon request. You may always come find me between classes or contact me by email.