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I am currently teaching World & US History here at Campus High School. Below are the syllabus for each subject.

World History Syllabus

COURSE CONTENT

The content of this class will range from the beginning of civilization - 1000BC. to the present.    

In this class we will cover many themes and topics that have helped shape the world.   These themes and topics will touch upon the social, political, economic, religious as well as cultural development of world civilizations.  Within these themes we will further investigate important topics such as civilization development, different religions, exploration, revolution, World War I & II as well as the present. 

PROJECTS

In every cycle we will engage in a series of small projects that should be developed during class.  You will also have one large project in every cycle that will require for you to research information on your own.  The types of projects we will complete will include power points, documentaries using windows movie maker, short plays, podcast, research papers, and display boards.  Note that you will be required to present your projects to the whole class and this will be factored into your grade. 

GRADING SCALE AND PERCENTAGES

A: 100-90             B: 89-80                C: 79-70                D: 69-60                F: 59 AND BELOW

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TEST/QUIZZES: 30%

FORMATIVE ASSESSEMENT:  20%

PROJECTS/RESEARCH : 10%

CLASSWORK/ PARTICIPATION: 25%

HOME WORK: 15%

CLASS RULES

Class rules will be strictly enforced.  Class rules are in a separate document that will be discussed in details along with consequences for breaking these rules.  

 

 

 

 

 

SEQUENCE

Cycle 1:                                                               

Units 1 & 2

Chapters: 1-8

The Beginning of Civilization

The Ancient Near East

Nile Civilization

Ancient India and China

Chapters: 5-8

Classical Greece

Rome and Early Christianity

The Americas

Empires of China and India

 

 

Cycle 2:

 

Units 3 & 4

 

Chapters: 9-14

Muslim Civilizations

African Kingdoms

Kingdoms of Christianity

The Early Middle Ages

The High Middle Ages (1000-1500)

 

Cycle 3:

 

Units 5-7

 

Chapters 15-35

Renaissance and Reformation

Exploration and Expansion

New Asian Empires

The Monarchies of Europe

Enlightenment and Revolution

The French Revolution and Napoleon

Industrial Revolution

Life in the Industrial Age

Reforms, Revolution and War

Nationalism in Europe

The Age of Imperialism

 

 

Cycle 4:

 

Units 8 & 9

 

Chapters 26-33

World War I

The Interwar Years

World War II

Europe and North America

Asia

Africa and the Middle East

Latin America

Today’s World

 

TEXTBOOK

 

The textbook we will be utilizing in class is World History: Human Legacy by Holt.

You may access the textbook on line at my.hrw.com.  You will be provided with a user name and password in order to access the site.      

 

CLASS MATERIALS

Notebook specific for world history (there will be notebook checks)

Pen/pencils

US History I Course Syllabus

East Orange Campus High School 2012-2013

Mr. Gant

 

Course Description:

The history of the United States begins with the meeting of three worlds—Africa, Europe, and the Americas. This course will impart students with knowledge of how events from the past shape the present. The content of the course spans from the meeting of three worlds to the turn of the 20th century, but the scope of its themes and understandings will extend to the present day.

 

It will also confront the fact that dominant groups often control the telling of history. This course will incorporate the stories of a variety of ethnic and racial groups that have contributed to the development of the United States. It will seek to identify an inclusive set of role models for all students and challenge the dominant stereotypes generated by the media. Students should leave this course with a dual sense of American patriotism and cultural pride.

 

Skills Students Expected to Attain:

Students will be expected to…

  • Read and interpret historical documents

  • Write form a historical perspective

  • Analyze themes in American history

  • Utilize computer technology to do research, complete project and generate presentations

Required Texts:

Prentice Hall. United States History. 2010

Other supplementary texts as provided by teacher.

Required Materials:

Pens or pencils and notebooks must be brought to class at all times.

Pencils must be used on tests and exams.

Travel drives or USB drives is required to complete creative, innovative and computer-based projects.

Public library cards for an alternative access to research and technological resources.

Classroom Rules:

All school rules are in effect at all times.

In addition, each teacher will present and enforce his or her own classroom rules.

Grading Policy:

Grades will be assigned according to the standard EOCH grading policy:

  • 30% - Tests/ Quizzes

  • 10% - Projects/Research

  • 20% - Formative Assessment

  • 15% - Homework

  • 25% - Class work/class participation

Students will complete several long term projects during the course of the year. The timing and content of these projects will vary by teacher, but each class can expect to complete at least one project per cycle.

 

Extra Credit:

Extra credit work is designed to enrich students of further knowledge after completing their required load of assignments. Thus, extra credit is not given to students who missed days of work. Missed work must be completed initially prior to taking on extra credit load.

Student Responsibilities:

  1. Attend class daily equipped with notebook and something to write with.

  2. Be respectful of teachers and peers.

  3. Be attentive and active during instruction.

  4. Complete daily assignments, homework, projects, quizzes, tests and exams.

  5. If absent for class, students are responsible for any missed homework or class work.

  6. Any missed quizzes, tests or exams can be made up only with a valid documented excuse.

  7. Appointments must be made to make up quizzes, tests and exams for they cannot be taken during instruction time.

  8. All students are expected to read assigned chapter sections daily.

Sequence

Below is a tentative breakdown of chapters and main topics by cycle.

First Marking Period

  • Many Cultures Meet

  • Europeans Establish Colonies

  • The American Colonies Take Shape

  • The American Revolution

Second Marking Period

  • Creating the Constitution

  • The New Republic

  • Nationalism and Sectionalism

  • Religion and Reform

Third Marking Period

  • Manifest Destiny

  • The Union in Crisis

  • The Civil War

  • The Reconstruction Era

Fourth Marking Period

  • The Triumph of Industry

  • Immigration and Urbanization

  • The South and West Transformed

  • Issues of the Gilded Age

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