LCISD-Make-a-Change-school-banners

Campus Phone: (832)223-3000

Mr. Stephen Goodwin

Welcome to World History

Published on 10/10/2013

LAMAR CONSOLIDATED HIGH SCHOOL

 

World History Syllabus

Teacher:              Stephen Goodwin Room:                   A114 Phone:                 (832) 233-3000 ext. 3060 Email:                    stgoodwin@lcisd.org Conference:       1st period (8:15-9:05)

 

Overview

Welcome to World History.  In this course we will seek an understanding of, well, the history of the world.  Our goals will be to better appreciate the relevance of the past in our own lives, to learn about ourselves.  Our study will be focused on the major civilizations in the world, though we will consider what is often referred to as the Western World (the United States and Western Europe) less thoroughly than we look at the other parts of the globe.  Primarily, we will consider those regions as a consequence of direct or indirect “contact” with the non-Western world, or as a result of major developments and/or alterations in the patterns of global exchange.  In addition to learning the said content, we will also seek to improve writing, speaking, and critical and analytical thinking skills. 

The World History course is an academic, yearlong course with a focus on the development of human interaction and the global processes that have shaped history from 1000 B.C.E to the present.  In addition to the textbook which will be left in class, students will be engaged through a variety of sources including primary source documents, maps, simulations, plays, debates, videos, lectures, and technology assignments.  Remember, it is expected that students come prepared at all times! 

    Furthermore, an important part of learning history is discussing the various aspects of any given topic.  Discussions are an open forum for students to express their views in an environment of tolerance, understanding, and honesty.  It is expected that all students come to class with open minds, listen to others, and respect differing opinions. This syllabus comes from and is up to date with the most recent World History Course Description.

 

Grading Procedure

  • Minor Grades will count for 40% of your grade
  • Major Grades will count for 60% of your grade

Minor grades consist of assignments such as quizzes, daily class work, current events, and other formative assignments. Your Major grades will come mainly from test but I will also use some projects as Major Grades, I will always let you know when I do this.

 

Make up Policy:

Any missed work due to absence (not ISS), the student will have the number of days absent plus 1 to get assignments turned in before the late work policy will take effect. This includes tests and if new material was presented. If a student misses the day before a test and all we did was review, they can still take the test on test day.

 

Re-Test Policy:

Re-tests will be allowed ONCE on Tuesdays or Thursday at 7:15 a.m. by appointment only.  The highest grade a student can get on a re-test is a 70. If re-test is lower, I will take the higher grade.

 

At a Glance: World History

Six-Week Period

Unit Name

Estimated Time Frame

1st Six Weeks

(28 days)

(10 Readiness Standards)

Beginnings of Civilization

(2 Readiness Standards)

9 days

Classical Empires of the East (India and China)

(4 Readiness Standards)

10 days

Classical Empires of the West (Greece)

(4 Readiness Standards)

9 days

2nd Six Weeks

(25 days)

(12 Readiness Standards)

Classical Empires of the West (Rome)

(5 Readiness Standards)

11 days

The Rise and Spread of Islam

(4 Readiness Standards)

8 days

African Civilizations and Empires

(3 Readiness Standards)

6 days

3rd Six Weeks

(27 days)

(11 Readiness Standards)

The Spread of Civilizations in Asia

(5 Readiness Standards)

10 days

Medieval Period in Europe

(5 Readiness Standards)

8 days

Peoples and Empires of the Americas

(1 Readiness Standard)

5 days

Semester Exams

4 days

Total Days

80 days

4th

Six Weeks

(32 days)

(20 Readiness Standards)

The First Global Age- Renaissance, Reformation, Exploration, and Expansion

(8 Readiness Standards)

12 days

From Absolutism to Revolutions

(5 Readiness Standards)

9 days

Industrialization

(7 Readiness Standards)

11 days

5th

Six Weeks

(33 days)

(16 Readiness Standards)

New Global Age: Nationalism, and Imperialism

(4 Readiness Standards)

7 days

World Wars and Revolution

(8 Readiness Standards)

17 days

Cold War and De-colonization

(4 Readiness Standards)

9 days

6th

Six Weeks

(33 days)

(21 Readiness Standards)

The World Today

(2 Readiness Standards)

5 days

EOC Review

5 days

EOC Testing

7 days

Review Units: Industrialization and New Global Age, and World Wars (19 Readiness Standards Only)

8 days

Semester Review and Exams

8 days

Total Days

98 days

 

Teacher Profile

Mr. Stephen Goodwin
Social Studies Tchr Hs

1st Period - US HISTORY (8:15 - 9:10)
2nd Period - US HISTORY (9:15 - 10:04)
3rd Period - US HISTORY (10:09 - 10:58)
4th Period - ATHLETICS (11:03 - 11:58)
5th Period - Lunch/Advisory (12:03 - 12:58)
6th Period - CONFERENCE ( 1:03 - 1:52)
7th Period - US HISTORY (1:57 - 2:46)
8th Period - US HISTORY (2:51 - 3:40)

Teacher Use Only

Links will open in a new window and require sign-in by an authorized user.