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World History Syllabus

2016-2017

Teacher: Mr. Franz

Email: kfranz@guhsd.net
Phone: (619) 938-9236

 

What to expect in World History class:

Lectures, note taking, discussions, simulations, partner and group activities. Tests at the end of each unit. Announced quizzes and “pop” quizzes. Reading of the textbook. Writing essays. Homework, writing, thinking, and more writing. This course will be challenging. You will have to give your best effort. I’m here to help you be successful in

the class. If you have a question, ask me.

 

I  Course Description:

World History is a two-semester course required to graduate from Grossmont Union High School District. This class provides an essential and rewarding experience in global discovery and will help you understand the complex issues we face in this modern world. We will look critically at different global issues and the countries that are affected by them.  Over the next year we will examine significant events, movements, and patterns that have helped shape the modern world. 

The plight of the individual, the impact of revolutions, and the reasons for and the consequences of war will guide us through the school year. From caveman to El Capitan, we will connect the past to the present.

 

II Goals/Objectives:

  1. Identify the effects of new and old ideas on major eras and link them to modern modes of thought.
  2. Develop and understand of current world problems and relate them to their historic, geographic, cultural, political, and economic contexts.
  3. Trace the founding and development of democracy in addition to its impact.
  4. Examine the age-old struggle of humankind to achieve freedom, fight oppression, overcome tremendous barriers and failed attempts to attain set goals.
  5. Become familiar with cultures and religions different from your own.
  6. Increase reading comprehension and critical thinking abilities.

 

III Text:

Modern World History: Patterns of Interaction, McDougal-Littel

 

 

IV Course Outline

 

Unit 1: Origins and development of Western political thought.

1.     Greek philosophers, Direct Democracy

2.     Roman Republic and Representative Democracy

 

Unit 2: Transition to the Modern World

  1. Middle Ages
  2. Renaissance
  3. Reformation
  4. Age of Exploration
  5. Enlightenment

Unit 3 Political Revolutions

  1. Glorious Revolution in England
  2.  The American Revolution
  3. The French Revolution

Unit 4 Industrial Revolution

  1. Science and Technology
  2. Urbanization
  3. Capitalism/Communism

Unit 5 European Imperialism

  1. Africa
  2. India
  3. Asia

 

Semester Two

 

Unit 6: World War I

Unit 7: Rise of Totalitarianism

Unit 8: World War II

Unit 9: Holocaust and Genocide

Unit 10: The Post-War World (The Cold War, China, Decolonization, the Middle East

 

V Grading Policy:

Grading will be based on total points for the semester.

 

40% Tests, Quizzes

40% Class work, Essays, Projects, Homework

20% Participation

100%

 

Grading Scale: A= 90%-100%    B=80%-89%   C=70%-79%    D= 60%-69%    F=0-59%

 

VI Absences & Make Up Work:

  1. Many assignments are completed in class only and cannot be made up if you are absent. BE IN CLASS!  Excessive absences will affect your grade.
  2. If Absent, you are responsible for finding out what you missed. Ask another student, the teacher, or check the web page to find out what you missed!
  3.  Make up work is for excused absences only! It is your responsibility to find out what you missed and to make it up on your time.
  4. You are responsible for any large projects/assignments or tests/quizzes that you knew about before you were absent. If you are absent the day a project is due, you must have it ready on the day of your return or receive 50% (F) of the grade you would have received by turning it in on time. For example, if you would have received 80 points of 100 on a project, you would receive 40 points if it was turned in late.
  5. If you are absent on the day of a group presentation, you will receive 50% of the group’s project grade.

 

 

VII Attendance Policy:

 

Students who miss more than 10 days of class will receive no credit for the class unless the missed days are made up.  No attendance make-up will be allowed for truancy.  Attendance is made up by attending Saturday school. This year, Saturday School will be offered frequently. An accumulation of tardies can lead to no credit in the class(dropped from the class). as well.  See the current El Capitan Student Handbook on-line for all attendance guidelines and policies.

 

VIII Behavior Expectations

 

  1. DO NOT talk while the teacher or another student is speaking.  Become intellectually curious! Ask questions about the topic and try to make connections to your everyday experiences.
  2. No food, drinks, cell phones, iPods or GUM permitted in class.
  3. DO NOT pack up your things until instructed.
  4. Remain seated until dismissed.
  5. Any work that is copied or plagiarized will result in a zero on the assignment and a referral for both the copier and the person who provided the assignment to be copied.
  6. I expect you to act appropriately and maturely, when you give respect, you get respect. Please respect everyone in the classroom and the entire school.
  7. Be Responsible. Take care of business. This is your education. This is the foundation of your future!

 

IX Discipline Policy:

  1. Warning
  2. Seat change
  3. Ask to leave room
  4. Call home/and or referral on record. Depending on the severity of the disruption and teacher discretion may be removed from class with no credit. Two referrals constitute removal from the class.

X  Organization (What you need to have!):

Daily Materials Required:

  1. Two pencils, two pens, COLORED PENCILS and a highlighter.
  2. 3 Ring Notebook or Spiral Notebook with pouches to hold handouts.

 

Once you have understood this sheet completely, sign and return the signature page.


 

I have read the course syllabus for World History 2016-2017 and understand all course requirements and expectations and will abide by them.

 

 

Student Name (Please print)__________________________________

 

 

Parent Signature_______________________________   Date_____________

 

 

 

 

Student Signature_______________________________Date_____________

 

 

 

Best time/number/email to contact parent    AM:                       PM:

 

 

Phone number

 

 

Email:

 


U.S. History Syllabus

2016-2017

Teacher: Mr. Franz

Email: kfranz@guhsd.net
Phone: (619) 938-9236

 

What to expect in U.S. History class:

Lectures, note taking, discussions, simulations, partner and group activities. Tests at the end of each unit. Announced quizzes and “pop” quizzes. Reading of the textbook. Writing essays. Homework, writing, thinking, and more writing. This course will be challenging. You will have to give your best effort. I’m here to help you be successful in

the class. If you have a question, ask me.

 

I  Course Description:

U.S. History is a two-semester course required to graduate from Grossmont Union High School District. This class provides an essential and rewarding experience in global discovery and will help you understand the complex issues we face in this modern world. We will look critically at different issues and events that shaped the United States.  Over the next year we will examine significant events, movements, and patterns that have helped shape the United States of America. 

The plight of the individual, the impact of revolutions, and the reasons for and the consequences of war will guide us through the school year.

 

II Goals/Objectives:

  1. Identify the effects of new and old ideas on major eras and link them to modern events.
  2. Develop and understand of current U.S. and world problems and relate them to their historic, geographic, cultural, political, and economic contexts.
  3. Trace the founding and development of democracy in addition to its impact.
  4. Examine the age-old struggle of humankind to achieve freedom, fight oppression, overcome tremendous barriers and failed attempts to attain set goals.
  5. Increase reading comprehension and critical thinking abilities.

 

III Text:

The Americas: Reconstruction to the 21st Century, McDougal-Littel

 

 

IV Course Outline

 

Unit 1:American Beginnings to 1877

1. Colonial Era

2. Revolution and the Early Republic

3. The Constitution

4. Growth of a Young Nation

5. The Union in Peril

 

Unit 2: Bridge to the 20th Century: 1877-1917

1. Changes on the Western Frontier

2. A New Industrial Age

3. Imigrants and Urbanization

4. Life at the Turn of the 20th Century

 

Unit 3: Modern America Emerges: 1890-1920

1. The Progressive Era

2. America Claims an Empire

3. The First World War

 

Unit 4: 1920’s and the Great Depression:  1919-1940

1. Politics of the Roaring Twenties

2. Life of the 1920’s

3. The Great Depression

4. The New Deal

 

 

Unit 5: World War II and Its Aftemath: 1931-1960

1. World War Looms

2. The United States in World War II

3. Cold War Conflicts

4. Post War Boom

 

Unit 6- Livng with Great Turmoil: 1954-1975

1. The New Frontier and the Great Society

2. Civil Rights

3. The Vietnam War Years

4. An Era of Social Change

 

Unit 7-Passage to a New Century: 1968-2001

1.  An Age of Limits

2. The Conservative Tide

3. The United States in Today’s World

 

V Grading Policy:

Grading will be based on total points for the semester.

 

40% Tests, Quizzes

40% Class work, Essays, Projects, Homework

20% Participation

100%

 

Grading Scale: A= 90%-100%    B=80%-89%   C=70%-79%    D= 60%-69%    F=0-59%

 

VI Absences & Make Up Work:

  1. Many assignments are completed in class only and cannot be made up if you are absent. BE IN CLASS!  Excessive absences will affect your grade.
  2. If Absent, you are responsible for finding out what you missed. Ask another student, the teacher, or check the web page to find out what you missed!
  3.  Make up work is for excused absences only! It is your responsibility to find out what you missed and to make it up on your time.
  4. You are responsible for any large projects/assignments or tests/quizzes that you knew about before you were absent. If you are absent the day a project is due, you must have it ready on the day of your return or receive 50% (F) of the grade you would have received by turning it in on time. For example, if you would have received 80 points of 100 on a project, you would receive 40 points if it was turned in late.
  5. If you are absent on the day of a group presentation, you will receive 50% of the group’s project grade.

 

 

VII Attendance Policy:

 

Students who miss more than 10 days of class will receive no credit for the class unless the missed days are made up.  No attendance make-up will be allowed for truancy.  Attendance is made up by attending Saturday school. This year, Saturday School will be offered frequently. An accumulation of tardies can lead to no credit in the class(dropped from the class). as well.  See the current El Capitan Student Handbook on-line for all attendance guidelines and policies.

 

VIII Behavior Expectations

 

  1. DO NOT talk while the teacher or another student is speaking.  Become intellectually curious! Ask questions about the topic and try to make connections to your everyday experiences.
  2. No food, drinks, cell phones, iPods or GUM permitted in class.
  3. DO NOT pack up your things until instructed.
  4. Remain seated until dismissed.
  5. Any work that is copied or plagiarized will result in a zero on the assignment and a referral for both the copier and the person who provided the assignment to be copied.
  6. I expect you to act appropriately and maturely, when you give respect, you get respect. Please respect everyone in the classroom and the entire school.
  7. Be Responsible. Take care of business. This is your education. This is the foundation of your future!

 

IX Discipline Policy:

  1. Warning
  2. Seat change
  3. Ask to leave room
  4. Call home/and or referral on record. Depending on the severity of the disruption and teacher discretion may be removed from class with no credit. Two referrals constitute removal from the class.

X  Organization (What you need to have!):

Daily Materials Required:

  1. Two pencils, two pens, COLORED PENCILS and a highlighter.
  2. 3 Ring Notebook or Spiral Notebook with pouches to hold handouts.

 

Once you have understood this sheet completely, sign and return the signature page.


 

I have read the course syllabus for World History 2016-2017 and understand all course requirements and expectations and will abide by them.

 

 

Student Name (Please print)__________________________________

 

 

Parent Signature_______________________________   Date_____________

 

 

 

 

Student Signature_______________________________Date_____________

 

 

 

Best time/number/email to contact parent    AM:                       PM:

 

 

Phone number

 

 

Email: