Grading Scale:

100 - 90% = A

 89 - 80 = B

 79 - 68 = C

 67 - Below = F


Classwork = 10 pts (each)

Writers Workshop = 15 pts (each)

Chapter Tests = 25 - 30 pts (each)

Homework = 10 pts (each)

Research Paper = 50 pts

End of Course Exams = 50 pts

*Note: "D" does not exist in grading scale.  "D" means below average work is being produced  and since our goal is to prepare all students for college and the work force, we require no less than "C" quality work.  "D"'s do not pass in college.  Also, "D'" quality work does not pass in places of employment.

**End of Semester Points may vary due to pacing of class and assignments given.

Semester 1

1.  Sept 3rd- Oct 12th

       Generalize how the moral and ethical principles in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, in Judaism, and in Christianity contributed to the development of Western political thought as exemplified in the Glorious Revolution of England, the American Revolution, the French Revolution, nationalism and the rise of nation-states.

2.  Oct 15th - Nov 23rd

       Analyze the Industrial Revolution in England, the United States, and Continental Europe.

3.  Nov 26th - Jan 19th

       Analyze the causes and course of the First World War, including patterns of global change in the era of New Imperialism.


Semester 2


4. Jan 28th - Mar 7th

       Analyze the rise of totalitarian governments after World War I, and the causes and consequences of World II.

5.  Mar 10th -April 18th

       Analyze the international developments in the post-World War II world.

6.  April 21st - May 30th

       Analyze instances of nation building in the contemporary world in at least two of the following regions or countries: the Middle East, Africa, Mexico and other parts of Latin America, and China.





Late Work:

All work is due on due date.  All late work is worth 50% of the original points.  Exception for late policy is if student has an "Excused" absence. 

Extra Credit:

Extra credit may be offered on occassion throughout the semester. It is not for last minute work or for end of the semester grade boosters. It must be turned in on time or no credit will be given.