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Westmont Hilltop School District

Mr. Mark C Yonko World History

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World History is an introductory class for Westmont Hilltop Freshmen.  It will cover world events and events from Early Civilization to the Modern 20th century.  Methods of instruction will include regular classroom lecture, library guided research, student driven research, public speaking, and reading your textbook.  Assessment of classroom skills will include open note quizzes, standard tests, essays, homework, and class participation.  Students will be encouraged, to discuss current events at all times.

Below is the course outline for 1st Semester World History 2020-21 which includes all homework assignments, quizzes, tests for the entire semester.  Please fill in the dates, as we assign due dates in the classroom.

 

World History

Course Syllabus

 

Instructor:  Mr. Yonko

E-mail: mcy@whsd.org

WHHS Room 108 Phone:  814.255.8726 x[3108]

Textbook

World History 

 

COURSE RATIONALE

 At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

Students will be able to take notes from complex text and reuse it to improve their test scores.

Students will be able to express their thoughts on issues through writing.

Students will be able to understand and have sympathy for various minority cultures and how history affects current events.

 

ELIGIBLE CONTENT/STANDARDS

Pennsylvania state content standards for World History will be covered in this course.  

Compare the role groups and individuals played in the social, political, cultural, and economic development throughout world history.

Standard - 8.4.9.B
Contrast the importance of historical documents, artifacts, and sites which are critical to world history.
Standard - 8.4.9.C Analyze how continuity and change have impacted world history.
  • Belief systems and religions
  • Commerce and industry
  • Technology
  •  Politics and government
  • Physical and human geography
  • Social organization

 

Standard - 8.4.9.D Analyze how conflict and cooperation among groups and organizations have influenced the history and development of the world.

 

Standard - 8.4.9.A

Compare the role groups and individuals played in the social, political, cultural, and economic development throughout world history.

Standard - 8.4.9.B

Contrast the importance of historical documents, artifacts, and sites which are critical to world history.

Standard - 8.4.9.C

Analyze how continuity and change have impacted world history.
  • Belief systems and religions
  • Commerce and industry
  • Technology
  •  Politics and governmentStandard - 8.4.9.A
Compare the role groups and individuals played in the social, political, cultural, and economic development throughout world history.

Standard - 8.4.9.B

Contrast the importance of historical documents, artifacts, and sites which are critical to world history.

Standard - 8.4.9.C

Analyze how continuity and change have impacted world history.
  • Belief systems and religions
  • Commerce and industry
  • Technology
  •  Politics and government
  • Physical and human geography
  • Social organization

Standard - 8.4.9.D

Analyze how conflict and cooperation among groups and organizations have influenced the history and development of the world.
Analyze how conflict and cooperation among groups and organizations have influenced the history and development of the world.

GRADING (Department Standardized Grading)

Each quarter grade in this course will be determined by assessment in the following areas:

10% In-class activities and participation (behavior, engaged in class, contributions to class)

20% Homework (Worksheets, original written material, Reading preparation)

20% Quizzes (Will always be announced, can always use your notes from homework or classroom work, will include multiple choice and matching)

50% Tests (will occur at the conclusion of every chapter)

Students will be able to use their laptop computers for all quizzes and tests.  However if a student comes to class unprepared (laptop is not charged) that student will take an alternate test or quiz.  The alternate quiz or test will be a short answer or essay test.  They will have as much time as the last person taking the online test.

 

The final grade for this course is determined as follows:

Quarter One (Q1): 25% of final grade

Quarter Two (Q2): 25% of final grade

           Quarter Three (Q3):    25% of final grade

             Quarter Four (Q4):      25% of final grade

 

MAKE-UP POLICY

Students will have until the next chapter test to make up any missing work for that unit.  All work that is turned in late will be worth 50% of the total score.  Unless they have a special circumstance that they bring to my attention in a timely manner.  

 

Below is the course outline for 1st Semester World History 2020-21 which includes all homework assignments, quizzes, tests for the entire semester.  Please fill in the dates, as we assign due dates in the classroom.

 

Chapter 1

The Renaissance and Reformation (1300-1650)

Open Note Quiz:

Sections 1-2

Chapter 1 Test

 

Chapter 2

The First Global Age:  Europe and Asia (1415-1796)

Open Note Quiz:

Sections 3-4

Chapter 2 Test

 

Chapter 3

The First Global Age:  Europe, the Americas, and Africa (1492-1750)

Open Note Quiz:

Sections 1-2

Chapter 3 Test

 

Chapter 4

The Age of Absolutism (1550-1800)

Open Note Quiz:

Sections 3-4

Sections 1-2

No Chapter Test

 

Chapter 5

The Enlightenment and the American Revolution (1707-1800)

Open Note Quiz:

Sections 1-2

Chapter 5 Test

 

Chapter 6

The French Revolution and Napoleon (1789-1815)

Open Note Quiz:

Sections 3-4

Chapter 6 Test

 

Chapter 7

The Industrial Revolution Begins (1750-1850)

Open Note Quiz:

Sections 1-2

Chapter 7 Test

 

Chapter 8

Revolutions in Europe and Latin America (1790-1848)

Open Note Quiz:

Sections 3-4

 

 

 MId Term Test on Chapters 1-8

 

Chapter 9

Life in the Industrial Age (1800-1914)

Open Note Quiz:

Sections 1-2

Mid Term Test Chapters 1-9

 

 

Chapter 10

Nationalism Triumphs in Europe (1800-1914)

Open Note Quiz:

Sections 3-4

Chapter 10 Test

 

Chapter 11

Growth of Western Democracies (1815-1914)

Open Note Quiz:

Sections 1-2

Chapter 11 Test

 

Chapter 12

The New Imperialism (1800-1914)

Open Note Quiz:

Sections 3-4

Chapter 12 Test

 

Chapter 13

New Global Patterns (1800-1914)

Open Note Quiz:

Sections 1-2

Chapter 13 Test

 

Chapter 14

World War I and Its Aftermath (1914-1919)

Open Note Quiz:

Sections 3-4

Chapter 14 Test

 

Chapter 15

Revolution in Russia (1917-1939)

Open Note Quiz:

Sections 1-2

Chapter 15 Test

 

Chapter 16

Nationalism and Revolution Around the World (1910-1939)

Open Note Quiz:

Sections 3-4

Chapter 16 Test