Global History

Welcome to Semestered Global History.

All students should refer to their respective Google Classroom site for announcements and assignments.  For information on how to access this site, 
contact me at any time.

Course Description: This course is designed to focus on the social studies standards and common themes that recur across time and place, and historical eras beginning with pre-historic times and continuing to today’s world. Emphasis will be placed on the concepts of world history, geography, and economic, religious, social and political systems.


Course Objectives: Students will be able to:

  1. Use reading strategies to analyze and interpret historical evidence including primary and secondary source documents, maps, graphs, and literature.

  2. Analyze historic events by examining accounts written from different perspectives.

  3. Express themselves in different kinds of writing, including journals, letters, and essays.

  4. Work collaboratively in groups in order to prepare presentations, complete projects, and study for tests.

  5. Use study strategies and test taking strategies in order to be successful on the NYS Regents exam.

  6. Use various research skills to locate and gather information.


Credit: Successful completion of this class earns two social studies credits.


Regents Exam: All students will take the NYS Global History Regents exam at the end of this year.


Topics: Topics covered this year include the Neolithic Revolution, Ancient Civilizations, Classical Civilizations, World Religions, the Islamic Empire, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Exploration, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, Political Revolutions, Nationalism, Economic Revolutions, Imperialism, Social Revolutions, and Global Conflicts.


Materials: You will need to bring some form of notebook and a pen or a pencil every day. Being prepared for class is the responsibility of each student.


Participation: To fully benefit from this class, your participation is necessary. This means you must ask questions when you have them, volunteer answers if you know them, take part in class discussions and debates, and be an active learner in the classroom.


Grades: Your grade in this class will be made up of tests, homework, quizzes, projects, papers, participation, and writing assignments. Simply add the total points you have earned and divide that by the total possible points to calculate your average.


Office Hours: I will be available for extra help Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in Room 205. If other arrangements need to be made, feel free to contact me in order to make an appointment. I can be reached in the Social Studies office, room 208, at 762-5760, ext. 2349, e-mail me at MLaPadula@ossining.k12.ny.us or MLaPadula@ossiningufsd.org. In addition, students are encouraged to follow me on Twitter @MrLap_OHS for daily class announcements and assignment information.


 
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