World History

World History Spring Semester 2021

Teacher: Mary Henthorn

Room: 146

Email: mary.henthorn@bcsemail.org

 

Course Description: This course is designed to challenge your ability to analyze primary source material, enhance your understanding of causation and chronology, and strengthen your comprehension of the political, cultural, and economic themes that run throughout World History. This course will not only serve to further your understanding of historical content, but also develop sharper reading and writing skills. We will examine the scope of history through a global lens and you will often serve as the historian as you interpret historical evidence, determine its relevance, identify point of view, and recognize the strengths and weaknesses that exist within the document.. The goal of this course is not only to strengthen your critical thinking skills but also to give you a global understanding of how the World has changed and how these changes and actions affect us today.

 

Course Outline:

Unit 1: Early Civilizations

Unit 2: Rise and Fall of Empires and the Spread of Ideas

Unit 3: Middle Ages

Unit 4: Global Convergence 1400-1800

Unit 5: The Modern Revolution 1750-1914

Unit 6: World in Turmoil 1900-1950

Unit 7: Global Connections 1945- Present

 

Course Grading: I will be using a point system for grades this semester. All students will start at zero. Instead of starting off the semester with 100 and going down, students will start at the bottom and work their way up. As assignments are turned in and feedback is provided their grade will improve.

By using points students will also always know their grade. To figure out their grade they would take the average of how many points they have divided by how many they could have.

Below are how many points each type of assignment can get:

Summative (Unit Tests): 60 points

Formatives (any classwork and quizzes): 35 points

Miscellaneous: (review games, completing “can do’s” and participation, 5 points

I will be using a point system for grades this semester. All students will start at zero. Instead of starting off the semester with 100 and going down, students will start at the bottom and work their way up. As assignments are turned in and feedback is provided their grade will improve.

By using points students will also always know their grade. To figure out their grade they would take the average of how many points they have divided by how many they could have.

 

Missing assignments: All work for the unit is due by the day the student takes the test. If for some reason work is missing a form will need to be filled out explaining why.

 

Student Expectations: Students are to be prepared, ready to participate in class activities, and contribute to a positive class and school climate by respecting self, staff and classmates.

 

Staying in Touch: I will set up a class remind101. If you would like to participate in this form of communication, you can use the class code below.

Google classroom will also send out weekly reminders of work due
Please join the google classroom so you can stay up to date with your students' progress in class.
Please make sure you are registered for PowerSchool so you can stay up to date on grades.

Email address is mary.henthorn@bcsemail.org