9th Grade Advanced World History
Course Objectives: To develop a working understanding of the major historical and social movements that have shaped World History. This course will have an interdisciplinary flavor incorporating literature, philosophy, economics, geography, and current events.
Material needed daily: agenda book, covered text book, 3-ring 1 ½ in binder., loose-leaf paper, a blue or black pen, colored pencils, a flash drive, a gmail account
Assignments to be successfully completed in order to receive credit for this course:
There will be a great emphasis on critical thinking, writing and basic study skills in this course. In addition to traditional tests students will be asked to tap into their critical thinking skills in order to write short papers and to complete research projects. There will be several major tests per quarter and frequent quizzes. Quizzes will be both with warning and without. Daily homework assignments might include: text/ primary source document reading and notes, current event reports, internet research, etc. Class participation and therefore attendance are mandatory. (See student handbook for policy on attendance and tardiness.) Your notebook will be a 3-ring binder with sections for each topic that we study. Notes should be one-sided only.
If you choose not to follow these requirements it will result in academic failure and repetition of the course.
Homework/Classwork/ Participation 40%
Writing assignments/tests 35%
(Weights will be adjusted so that Midyear (up to 20%) and Final Exam will be worth 20% of the 2nd and 4th quarter grades respectively.)
I reserve the right to alter these weights as needed, but you will be duly forewarned.
Extra Help: I will be available for extra help after school and mornings before school by appointment in room D312. In addition, all students will be matched up with an upperclassman as a mentor. I can be reached I can be reached via Edmodo or by email.
NB.: If you find that you need to make a schedule change you must make an appointment to speak with me. No class changes will be permitted without written consent from your parents and me to the department head.
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