Course Description

Students will be focusing upon the World History period from approximately 476 -1500 CE. Students will recognize the inter-relatedness of geography, economics, culture, belief systems, and political systems within history. They will develop an appreciation of the multicultural and multi ethnic dimension of our society and the contributions made by groups within the scope of study. Students will strive to improve their research, reading, writing, organization and preparation skills.

Students will keep a interactive notebook.

Methods of Assessment

Grading will be based on written assignments, quizzes, tests, projects, homework assignments, and class participation. Students can check their grades online at any time using their password. Parents can do the same. I grade on a straight percentage.

90-100%=A 80-89%=B 70-79%=C 60-69%=D 59-0%=F

Homework/Makeup Work

Homework assigned will consist of finishing in-class work or studying for quizzes, preparing for Socratic Seminars, or in class essays. Students will be reminded to study for upcoming assessments and to complete long term projects. Projects turned in on time will receive extra credit. Test scores of 100% will receive extra credit. Students will recieve a zero score when work is not turned in and will remain a zero until work has been turned in and graded. Late work will be accepted up until the end of the progress report grading period. Students with an excused absence will be given one day per absence to make up work. It is the responsibility of the student to find out what was missed from my website and other students. Extra credit will be offered at the end of each unit of study.

Student Expectations

Students are responsible for coming to class every day prepared with a blue or black pen, or a pencil. Each student will be given an 8 ½ x 11 notebook. Students are encouraged to have 12 colored pencils and a glue stick . No food will be allowed in class. Water and reusable water bottles will be allowed. No gum. No cell phones.

Created By
Paula Harway-Walker


Created with images by Andrew Stutesman - "untitled image" • Kelsey Knight - "Make your mark on the Map"