Summerville High School
Modern World History
Teacher: Amy Gilstrap E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This course will cover world history from the 14th century to the modern day. The central idea is to link the various cultures and countries from different parts of the globe into a comprehensive global view. As industry and society have become globalized, so too must the study of history. This course will emphasize skills necessary for success in further high school classes and in college.
The textbook we will be using will be McDougall Littell’s World History. However, most material will come from lectures, activities, readings and discussion in class. Power points and other class material will be available online at the class Edmodo webpage.
Parents can access grades through the website PowerSchool. Please feel free to contact the teacher at any time via email.
Students who miss assignments due to absences should schedule ILT time to make up their work. Late assignments will be accepted with 15 points deducted per day at the discretion of the teacher.
Quarter grades will be determined using a major assignment scale and a minor assignment scale.
Minor Assignments (40% of quarter grade) will be comprised of ACT readings, quizzes, class work and homework. Quizzes and ACT readings count 2 times each. Homework will be due at the start of class and is considered late if submitted after the first 15 minutes of class.
Major Assignments (60% of quarter grade) will be comprised of projects, tests, and essays. Late projects will have 15 points deducted per day. You may be allowed to reassess or correct major grades at the discretion of the teacher. Procedures for corrections will be discussed in class and must be followed in order to earn credit back on an assignment.
Cheating / Plagiarism
If you are caught cheating on an assignment or letting someone cheat off of you on an assignment, you will receive a zero for that assignment, along with a referral. An alternate assignment may be completed with a maximum grade of 75 being awarded. This work will be completed during the student’s lunch period in the classroom.
These consequences are administered by the administration on a cumulative basis. Students who are tardy to school in the morning are to report to the designated tardy station to receive a pass to class. Please note that tardies due to traffic, running out of gas, oversleeping, flat tires, loss of electrical power, etc. are NOT EXCUSED.
Modern World History Course Standards, Pacing Guide and Policies
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MWH-1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the major factors that facilitated exchanges among groups of people and how exchanges influenced those people in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
MWH-2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the benefits and costs of the growth of kingdoms into empires from the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries.
MWH-3: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of religious movements throughout the world in the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries.
MWH-4: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the conflicts of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Europe, America, Africa, and Asia.
MWH-5: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the influence of ideas and technology on the development of nation-states and empires in the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries.
MWH-6: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the creation of nation-states in Europe and the struggle by non-European nations to gain and/or maintain sovereignty.
MWH-7: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the causes and consequences of global warfare in the first half of the twentieth century.
MWH-8: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the causes and consequences of decolonization in the second half of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century.