World History Syllabus

                                                                                2019-2020 School Year

Pioneer High School                                                                               Teacher: Paul Silva Room 144

World History CP Class Syllabus                                                        Email:

Course Description:

In this class students will come to appreciate World History.

As the semester progresses, students will be able to begin to grasp and answer some of the following questions:

What makes a civilization successful? What causes societies or nations to go to war? What have been the effects of religious beliefs? How have different societies improved their standards of living? What has enabled some societies to enslave or exploit others? What conditions have led to the rise of democracy? As societies advance, are they increasing their damage to the environment? Are we happier than people in the past? Are conditions of freedom and social equality spreading?

During the first semester we will cover Units 2-4

Unit 2 deals with the ancient world, Unit 3 covers the Post-Classical Era and Unit 4 deals with connecting the Hemispheres and the Age of Exploration.

During the second semester we will cover units 5-6

Unit 5 deals with the Age of Revolution (1750-1914) and Unit 6 deals with the Modern World (1914 to Present).

Course supplies:

Composition notebook, color pencils/markers, glue, scissors. Regular access to a smart phone or, tablet if possible in order to do research and participate in certain class activities.

 

Classroom procedures:

Students will be instructed as to the due date for all assignments (vocabulary, maps, activities, and handouts, etc.)

 

Contact information:

I may be reached by parents during my conference period which is 1st block in the Fall Semester.  At this time, you may e-mail me.

Classroom Rules/Behavior:

1. Arrive on time to class and be on your assigned seat prior to when the bell rings.

2. Be prepared to begin instruction will all your supplies and assignments ready.

3. Respect others, their property, school property and all school materials.

At the end of each block, clean up your desk and surroundings, and put away books and Atlas’s.

4. Remain in your desk until the end. Wait for the teacher to dismiss you, the bell does NOT dismiss you.

5. Raise your hand or wait politely to speak, if others are speaking.

 

Course grading policy:

Daily assignments 40%, tests and projects 60% = course total 100%

Grade scale:

A = 100-90                           B = 89-80                              C = 79-70                             F = 69 or, below

Progress reports are sent every three weeks by PHS and report cards every nine weeks.                Students not passing their subject will affect their eligibility to participate in school related activities.

 

Attendance and make-up work:

Daily class attendance: is vital to ensuring class success. However, if absences occur it is important to note that four unexcused/unrelated school absences could jeopardize a student’s credit for the course and may require Saturday school. Additionally, the following district guidelines apply for make-up work when a student is absent.

Excused absences Students with excuses=d absences from school are expected to make up work missed at a rate of one day for one day missed with a maximum of five days. Students who are absent but had prior notice of upcoming assignments or tests must complete the assignments or test on the first day back to school. Students shall receive a zero for any missed assignments or test not made up within the allotted time.

Unexcused absences - A student may not make up work missed; however, if the administrator determines that the unexcused absence is due to extenuating circumstances, make-up work may be allowed. The grade for makeup work after an unexcused absence shall be no higher than a 70.