9R Global History & Geography Garden City High School
Mr. R. Wiedenhoft
WELCOME to Global History!
Global History is a two-year curriculum that is mandated by the State of New York and offered to students in grades 9 and 10. Throughout the year, you will be introduced to a chronological, cross-cultural survey of history from Paleolithic times to the Enlightenment. You will engage in a comparative study of the history, politics, economics, and cultures of different regions of the world. You will also learn and use social science techniques and concepts to study the past and encourage critical thought about the present and the future.
1. Introduction -- Paleolithic Period and the Neolithic Revolution
2. The Evolution of Civilization: From Ancient Civilization through the Development of Empire
3. Golden Ages in Europe, Africa and Asia
4. Renaissance and Reformation
5. The Age of Exploration
6. The Age of Absolutism and the Enlightened Response
7. Review and preparation for final exam
COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS
Materials: You will need to bring with you everyday:
1. 3 Ring Loose-leaf Binder (approximately 1 1/2 inches to be used just for Social Studies)
3. Pens (Blue or black ink)
4. Pencils (#2)
1. Respect yourself and others. Raise your hand before speaking and listen to your classmates. Let’s learn from each other.
2. Come to class prepared with the necessary assignments and materials (a three ring binder, pen, text); be ready to work when the bell rings.
3. Participate positively in class discussions and activities, including cooperative and independent tasks.
4. Develop time management skills.
5. Be a serious student. Be prepared to think about and discuss historical and current issues of significance.
6. THERE ARE TO BE NO CELL PHONES IN CLASS!
All cell phones are to be stored in hanger in the front of the room.
EXAMS, ESSAYS & PROJECTS: 50%
· Given at the end of each chapter/unit and will be announced in advance.
· Questions on each test will include multiple choice, short answer, essays, current events.
· There will be a review session offered before major tests.
· If you are absent, you must make up the test the day you return (unless, of course, if your absence is prolonged then we will make other arrangements).
· Projects will be assigned throughout the year, will vary in nature and may require individual or group collaboration.
· Projects will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding and mastery of material in non-traditional ways.
· A variety of assignments will be given: reading and answering questions from the textbook, analyzing current events, preparing essays, doing projects, writing position papers, etc.
· Always collected; late daily assignments will be penalized. Some assignments cannot be made up.
USE THE FOLLOWING HEADING FOR ALL HOMEWORKS:
Your name Class period
Mr. Wiedenhoft Date
Assignment (page, etc.)
· Unannounced and can be expected on any given day.
· Based directly on homework or work from the previous day.
· Daily participation is expected; however, there will also be specific graded discussions throughout the year.
· You are encouraged to ask questions to clarify information and to delve more deeply into topics.
· Constructive, active participation includes speaking up during discussions and actively listening to and respecting classmates.
Attendance policy for this course conforms to school and district policy. Students who are absent are responsible for all missed work (notes, homework, tests, etc.). Students must take the initiative to find out what was missed.