Camden Hills Regional High School

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College Prep World History
Mrs. Dailey
Room 324 - Period
 
Syllabus
Description:

This is a two-semester course beginning with a study of Islam and concluding with a unit on World War 2. In between, we cover topics such as the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, French Revolution, and World War 1.  Although the course features a chronological approach, it is organized around essential questions and major concepts.

Resources:

China’s Son by Da Chen

Somehow Tenderness Survives: Stories of Southern Africa selected by Hazel Rochman

Text – World History:Modern Times by Jackson J. Spielvogel

 
Expectations:

Academic and Classroom Expectations:

To complete each unit, students should expect to:

  • Write and read frequently
  • Be an active and respectful participant in all classroom activities.
  • Keep a 3-ring binder that includes class notes, handouts, and completed assignments.
  • Work well with others in problem solving activities.
 
Grading Policy:

Independent Work Policy:

  • Generally, assigned independent work is to prepare for an activity for the following class day.  Occasionally, work will be assigned if an assignment or activity is not completed during class.  I view these assignments as short term or “overnight” assignments. Completion of these assignments is critical for a meaningful class experience.  If these short term assignments are late, the highest grade a student can earn is a 70% of the original grade.  Late means not complete when I do a check at the beginning of class.
  • Other independent work may include long term projects or essays. Independent work turned in up to two weeks after the due date will earn a maximum of 90%  and a minimum of 50% of the original grade. Factors that may affect the grade within this span include the number of days late, the nature of the assignment and specific arrangements made between the student and teacher. Independent work turned in after two weeks from the due date will earn a maximum of 50% of the original grade.
  • Of course, students who are absent due to illness will be given the necessary time to make up assignments.  However, a general rule for high school students is to check ASAP for missed assignments.  It is expected that all independent and assigned classwork will be made up.
  • A tip for success: Use a planner or ICal!
 
Assignments:

Assignments can be found on the board in my classroom.

My Google site offers readings, rubrics and other reference tools as well as I-Cal addresses for additional information on assignment due dates.
https://sites.google.com/site/ldaileyhistory/