World Civilizations Syllabus 2014-2015
Teacher: Chase Greenwell
Phone Contact: (270) 432-2481
Course Description: Tenth grade social studies will focus on World Civilizations. This will provide students with the opportunity to learn about the history of the world from the Renaissance to the world today. The course of study will allow students to trace the development of the world’s economic systems, examine how the geography of the world has influenced its’ development, and explore how the world has emerged with diverse cultures.
- McGraw-Hill, Glencoe World History; Modern Times
- 2-3 inch three ring binder to hold work in
- Loose Leaf paper for binder
- Section dividers for binder
- Pencil or pen
Units of Study:
- Introduction to World Civilizations
- The Renaissance, Reformation and Exploration/ Emergence of the Modern World
- Age of Revolutions
- Nationalism, Militarism, Imperialism
- WWII and how it shaped the world
- The World Today
Unit One: Introduction to World Civilizations
- Paleolithic Age and Neolithic Age
- Early Civilizations
- Ancient Greece
- Ancient Rome
- World Religions
- World War I
- Russian Revolution
- World Depression
- Rise of Totalitarian Governments
Unit Two: The Renaissance, Reformation and Exploration/ Emergence of the Modern World
- Middle Ages
- Protestant Reformation
- Catholic Reformation
- European Exploration
- World War II
- Cold War
- United Nations
Unit Three: Age of Revolutions
- French Revolution
- English Revolution
- American Revolution
- Industrial Revolution
- Modern Asia
- Modern Africa and the Middle East
- Concerns in the modern world
- World organizations after the Cold War
- Modern Latin America
It is expected that students enrolled in the World Civilizations course will:
- Attend class regularly.
- Be in the classroom on time.
- Be prepared for class instruction by completing homework assignments, reading assignments, and writing assignments.
- Bring the textbook, three ring binder, pencil/pen, paper, and assignments to class.
- Participate in classroom discussion.
- Treat all students and the teacher with respect.
- Not use or have their cell phones out.
Punishment can include but not limited to:
- Extra time after class
- Verbal warning
- Parent contact
- Written referral
Each assignment will be given a point value based on the type of assignment. Each grade can be determined by dividing the total points earned by the total points possible.
100% - 90% = A
89% - 80% = B
79% - 70% = C
69% - 60% = D
59% - 0% = F
- Daily/ Homework 10%
- Quizzes and Projects 20%
- Final 20%
- Proficiency Measures and Tests 50%
Proficiency Measures and Tests will account for a majority of the student’s grade in the class. There will also be homework grades, in class grades, participation grades, and quiz grades given throughout the year. Students will also keep an interactive notebook (three ring binder). In this notebook, students will keep class notes, handouts, quizzes, daily writing assignments, and various other activity assignments. This will help to engage students in the class and help them to organize their materials.
Attendance is essential for success in this class. School policy will be followed. If the student is absent, make-up work is your responsibility and is to be completed on his/her own time. The students are expected to be here for the day the test is scheduled. However, if the student knows he/she will be absent, make arrangements to take the test early, otherwise, tests will be taken upon return. Long-term absences will be handled individually by the instructor and the student involved.
***The teacher reserves the right to alter the syllabus at any time throughout the year***