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World History I Ms. Tuthill Email: [email protected] Welcome to World History I! This course is designed as part of the two-year sequence in World History. Video Analysis: Why study history? 1. Describe some images that you saw in the video 2. Why do we study history? (At least two reasons) Course Guidelines and Expectations Welcome to World History I Ms. Tuthill 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Early Civilizations Classical Civilizations: Greece Classical Civilizations: Rome Middle Ages: Byzantine Empire Middle Ages: Islam Middles Ages: Europe European Renaissance and Reformation I. Supplies: You will need to bring the following with you every class (unless I tell you otherwise) a. Binder with Loose-leaf notebook paper for taking notes b. Pen or pencil c. A positive attitude! II. Grading a. Formative Assessments (50% of grade) This includes some quizzes, homework, class participation, and preparation. The purpose of homework is to reinforce classroom learning or to prepare for the next day’s class. Some homework assignments will be collected and graded, while others will be checked periodically. Always be prepared! I will not accept late homework assignments. b. Summative Assessments (50% of grade) This includes tests, projects, presentations, and research papers. Late Work: If we do not review the HW in class, you have until the beginning of class the next day to turn in late work for HALF (50%) credit. It is your responsibility to show me the makeup work. III. ATTENDANCE Regular class attendance is expected and required. Being actively involved in classroom activities and instruction is a crucial part of your learning. You need to be present! 1. Excused Absences: If you are legitimately absent, YOU are responsible for seeing me on the day your return to school to find out what work you missed and to arrange a make-up schedule. I do not give reminders about missing homework assignments, tests, quizzes, etc. Any work which is not made up within the allotted time will result in a grade of zero. 2. Cutting Class: Cutting class will result in a ZERO for any class work (including tests, quizzes, etc) and homework due that day. No make-up work will be collected or credited in such a case. Cutting class will result in disciplinary measures consistent with school policy, including loss of credit for this course. 3. Tardiness: Once class begins, you should be seated and ready to learn. By coming to class late, you disrupt your classmates and me. Therefore, it is important that you be on time. If you are legitimately late, you must come to class with a pass from the office. If you miss more than 15 minutes of a class period you will be considered absent from the class. 4. Other Policies: IPods and cell phones are not allowed in class per school policy. If you have a cell phone please be that is is in your locker or that it is in your backpack and the ringer is turned off. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. If at any time you have questions about your grade, or about an assignment, please come see me in the history office or email me! I want to help you do the best you can to get the most out of your study of history! Before school: History Office Period 2: History Office Period 4: History Office Period 7: Lunch Room Period 8: History Office After school: I coach field hockey in the fall. Please come see me during my other free periods. Email: [email protected] Expectations I have high expectations for all of you. This course will be challenging and I believe in your potential to meet that challenge and succeed. Please remember: Student participation and discussion brings the class to life Do not be afraid to ask questions, it is the only way we learn Think positively about your ability to learn Try your best every single day The best way to contact me is either by the provided email or in the social studies office during and after school hours. Our Class Rules Name: Please Sign Below **I have read and understand these Policies, Procedures and Expectations. This contract will always be kept in the front of my notebook. Student signature ______________________________________________ Date __________________ Parent/Guardian signature ______________________________________________ Date ______________ Essential Questions for Each Unit ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS EQ: What makes a civilization and how did ancient civilizations evolve? CLASSICAL CIVILIZATIONS Greece EQ: Why is Greece considered a classical civilization and what is its legacy to modern America? EQ: What is a citizen’s role in a democracy? Rome EQ: Why is Rome considered a classical civilization and what is its legacy to modern America? EQ: How and why do empires rise, sustain themselves, and decline? EQ: How and why did Christianity develop and spread? THE WORLD IN THE MIDDLE AGES Byzantine Empire EQ: How did religion affect culture, government, and human behavior? EQ: Why is the Byzantine Empire considered the 2nd Rome? Islam EQ: How and why did Islam develop and spread? EQ: How did Islam affect culture, government and human behavior? Europe EQ: How did religion affect culture, government and human behavior in Europe during the Middle Ages? EQ: Why did the Middle Ages end and the modern age begin? THE EARLY MODERN WORLD European Renaissance and Reformation EQ: How did new ideas challenge old ways of thinking and did these new ideas lead to progress? EQ: How did religion affect culture, government, and human behavior in Europe during the Renaissance and Reformation? EQ: What is the legacy of the Renaissance and Reformation to modern America?