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World Civilizations (B) Syllabus 3rd Trimester 2010-2011

Course Description: World History and Civilization provides for a study of selected world cultures, past and present. The content of this course provides a basis for students to compare and analyze patterns of culture, emphasizing both the diversity and commonality of human experience and behavior. This course emphasizesthe interaction of local cultures with the natural environment, as well as the connections among civilizations from earliest times to the present. This course is designed to focus on: (1) prehistory; (2) early world civilizations including the rise of civilizations of the Middle East, Africa, and Asia; (3) the classical civilizations of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America; and (4) the development of modern societies. This course will trace important themes in human history or be designed to focus on a comparative study of two or more selected societies.

Indiana Academic Standards:

Standard 1 — Beginnings of Human Society and the Development of Cultural Hearths Students will examine the lives of people during the beginnings of human society.

Standard 2 — Ancient Civilizations: 4000 B.C./B.C.E. to 500 A.D./C.E. Students will examine the characteristics of ancient civilizations, including those of North Africa, Southwest Asia, South Asia and East Asia from 4000 B.C./ 500 A.D./C.E.

Standard 3 — Civilizations and Empires in Asia, Africa and the Americas: 1000 B.C./B.C.E. to 1500 A.D./C.E. Students will trace the development of major civilizations and empires in different regions of Asia, Africa and the Americas from 1000 B.C./ 1500 A.D./C.E.

Standard 4 — Medieval Europe and the Rise and Development of Western Civilization: 500 to 1650 Students will examine the political, economic, social and cultural development of Europe, which influenced the rise of Western Civilization, particularly the Renaissanceand Reformation from 500 to 1650.

Standard 5 — Worldwide Exploration, Conquest and Colonization: 1450 to 1750 Students will examine the causes,events and consequencesof worldwide exploration, conquest and colonization from 1450 to 1750. Standard 6 — Scientific, Political, Cultural and Industrial Revolutions: 1500 to 1900 Students will examine the causes,events and global consequencesof the scientific, political, cultural and industrial revolutions that originated in Western Europe and profoundly influenced the world from 1500 to 1900.

Standard 7 — Global Imperialism: 1500 to the Present Students will examine the origins, major events and consequencesof worldwide imperialism from 1500 to the present.

Standard 8 — An Era of Global Conflicts, Challenges, Controversies and Changes: 1900 to the Present Students will analyze and explain trends and events of global significance, such as world wars and international controversies and challenges, and cross-cultural changesthat have connected onceseparated regions into an incipient global community.

Standard 9 — Historical Thinking Students will conduct historical research that incorporates information literacy skills such as forming appropriate research questions; evaluating information by determining accuracy, relevance and comprehensiveness;interpreting a variety of primary and secondary sources; and presenting their findings with documentation.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Grading Scale Grades will be based on the following: A.........93-100% A-........90-92%

B+........88-89% B.........83-87% B-........80-82%

C+........78-79% C.........73-77% C-........70-72%

D+........68-69% D.........63-67% D-........60-62%

F..........59.49%and below

Final Exam •

All students will be required to take the Final Exam in World Civilizations. The Final Exam will be a one day final.

The Final Exam will be worth between 15% - 20% of your overall grade.

Please make sure you always bring something to write with and a notebook to class!! You will be responsible for keeping your own notes up-to-date and for answering the daily “Bellringers” in this notebook! Homework and Late Assignment Policy: A homework assignment and projects are considered late if they are submitted by the time the bell rings to begin the class period during which it is due. The first late assignment will have no grade penalty. Each following late assignment will result in a penalty of a 10%reduction. Consistent failure to turn in work on time will result in a trip(s) to Catch Up CafĂŠ.

Make up Work: You are responsible to get your assignments from me when you are absent from class. When you return from an absence, see me, and I will give the materials that you missed along with classnotes. You will have the same amount of time to complete the assignments as the classdid.

Retaking Tests, Quizzes, and Other Assignments: You may retake any test or quiz for the average grade of the two attempts. You cannot lower your grade by doing this, it can only help you! After a test/quiz is returned, you will have 1 week to retake the test/quiz after or before school. If you desire, I will review the material with you prior to the retake.

Room Hours: I believe that much of learning takes place outside of classtime, thus I will try to be available to you as much as possible for extra help before and after school. My office hours for this term are as follows: Monday - Thursday Friday Prep Period Lunch

7:25 a.m.- 7:55 a.m. and 3:10 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. 7:25 a.m.- 7:55 a.m. 1st period By appointment

If you can’t make any of these available times, pleasesee me and we will try to arrange a different time when we can meet.

EXTRA CREDIT!!!! To earn extra credit in World Civ B, I am asking you participate in a game called GeoChallenge World Tour. This is a facebook game created by Playfish developers. The game challenges you and teaches you about flags, shapes, cities, and landmarks of our world; what better way to understand World History than by first understanding our world! Depending on the level you reach in the game, you will be awarded different amounts of extra credit at the end of the term. Make sure to friend me on Facebook so I can check your scores by inviting you to the game. There is also a link on the World Civ B home wikipage ( The Rankings and extra credit assigned are listed on the next page:

GEOCHALLENGEEXTRACREDIT Extra Credit Points Assigned by Rankings: 1.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.

Backyard Explorer – 1 pt School Kid – 1 pt Bus Driver – 2 pts Hotel Receptionist – 2 pts BaggageHandler – 3 pts Ground Crew – 3 pts City Guide – 4 pts Geography Student – 4 pts Geography Graduate – 5pts Air Traffic Controller – 5 pts Cabin Crew – 6 pts Travel Broker – 6 pts Park Ranger – 7 pts Adventurer – 8 pts News Anchor – 9 pts Traveler – 10 pts Jet Setter – 11 pts Weatherman – 12 pts Geography Teacher 13 pts Explorer – 14 pts Sailor – 15 pts Globe Trotter – 16 pts Tracker – 17 pts Apprentice Pilot – 18 pts Surveyor – 19 pts Cartographer – 20 pts Co-pilot – 21 pts Airline Pilot – 22 pts Travel Writer – 23 pts Foreign Correspondent – 24 pts Diplomat and UP – 25 pts

World Civ B Syllabus  

Mr. Yoder's World Civ B Syllabus for Bremen high school.

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