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Welcome one and all to Mr. De Kleine's World of History....

When an individual studies history, they are opening a door into the past and going on a journey that will forever change them. According to the Big View of History there are various ways in which one can undertake this exploration. A traveler can be like a "Truffle Hunter" and pay attention to the minute details of events, how these events changed localized areas of the world and how the puzzle piece fits into the grand scheme of things. However, one may choose to explore a larger undertaking. Some explorers are like the "Parachutist", looking over larger periods of time and how those periods connect. One may explore how the Renaissance directly influenced the Enlightenment. Lastly, one can be a like a celestial observer, exploring how everything (the Sciences, History, Mathematics, Classical Education, etc. etc. etc) connects from the moment of the Big Bang to this very moment as you are reading my web page. It is my hope, for my courses, that as we explore the Grand Tour, my students take away the importance of the past and how we are not so very different from our ancestors.

What you will find here is a list of materials available to all students, taking my courses.

1. If you have lost a previous packet or set of notes, you will have the ability to access it and print it out for your replacement.

(NOTE: Some packets and materials I own I have the right to reproduce for classroom use, but do not have the right to publish on my web page. Extras will be available in my classroom if needed.)

2. If you are missing an assignment and need that particular sheet, here too you can access it and print it out for your use.

3. You can even check on your homework that has been assigned and the day it is due.

Sites that can be of interest and use to you in your time at Lenape Valley High School:

This Day in History...

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

Pinterest

http://www.pinterest.com

Yes. This site is mostly used for pinning pictures or materials that people find interesting. However, it is chock full of information pertaining to every single era and period of time we will be covering. I highly suggest making an account and pinning materials that are useful and can help you with your studies throughout your time at Lenape Valley.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy: Dash Board LInk

A great site that provides additional supportive materials on the topics we are covering in World History, Psychology, and AP World History.

Mr. De Kleine is a Level 1 Certified Google Educator and

has completed his training in the Big History Project.

Grade Scale for Courses in the History Department

Tests = 50%

Quizzes = 35%

Homework = 15%

Breakdown:

98-100 A+

94-97 A

90-93 A-

87-89 B+

83-86 B

80-82 B-

77-79 C+

73-76 C

70-72 C-

0-69 F