Mr. Joyce’s World History CP Course Overview
Teacher(s) Michael Joyce
Phone Number: (856) 848-8200 ext. 621
Google Classroom Code: All students will be required to join the World History CP google classroom. The code to join the class: Period 2: twmn4h Period 7: cezpwwa
Course Description: This course fulfills the graduation requirement for history and is a prerequisite for all major universities. The focus of this two-semester course is on the major turning points in World History from 1700 to the present. Students will learn important social study skills, the importance of citizenship, and make personal connections to history.
Course Expectations and Assessments
Textbook: Modern World History by McDougal Littell.
The textbook will be used as a reference tool. Any student may check out a book if it meets their learning style. Please do not take World History books outside of the classroom without having it recorded.
1. Chromebooks must be brought to class every day fully charged at the start of the day.
2. A writing instrument (pencil/pen) to be brought to class daily.
3. A single subject notebook (200 pages) preferably with pouches for handouts is recommended. A model will be provided in class.
Submitting work/ Emailing Assignments: Work should be turned in through the google classroom through the provided Gateway student email only. Newly created documents should be shared with the teacher(s) at firstname.lastname@example.org . To ensure academic honesty, instructor should be able to see revision history. Assignments may be submitted early but must be turn in work by the class period on the day the assignment is due. Emailed assignments or shared documents after the class period it is due will be considered late.
Test Retake Policy: In order to qualify for a retake of a unit test, students must have completed related classwork and homework relating to that unit on time (scavenger hunt, scenarios, small projects) and conference with the instructor before retaking test. Students needing to make-up or retake a test will arrange a mutually agreed upon time with the teacher outside of class.
Assistance Students may set up an appointment for extra help, make up or test retakes after school Tuesday-Thursdays in Room 410. From November through January Mock Trial practice will also meet during this time.
Grading Policies: The class is divided into units with the point values for each assignment clearly labeled on the unit overview sheet posted in the google classroom at the beginning of each unit. In accordance with department policy, grades are posted by category as follows:
Support Assignments worth 10% of their final grade
Secondary Assignments worth 30% of their final grade
Primary Assignments worth 60% of their final grade
Support assignments generally includes designated in class assignments - 10 points for each assignment
Secondary assignments generally include small projects, maps, quizzes which factor in class participation, daily warm-ups, class notes, handouts, movie questions, role playing exercises, small group projects etc.
Primary assignments generally include document-based questions, major projects and unit tests.
Grade Scale for Translating Points to Letter Grades
100-93 A 92-85 B 84-73 C 72-65 D 64-0 F
Units of Study Major Assignments
Scientific Revolution/ Enlightenment (Sept) Philosopher Hall of Fame, Unit Test
Age of Revolutions (Sept-Oct) French Rev Quiz, Research Project, Quiz
Industrial Revolution(Oct-Nov) Problem Solving Scenarios, Quiz, Unit Test, Benchmark
Nationalism and Imperialism (Nov-Dec) UN Mediation Assignment, Quiz, Unit Test
World War I (Dec) Quizzes and Unit Test
Interwar Years/ Rise of Dictators (Jan) Analogy Assignment, Film Analysis,
Quizzes, DBQ, Benchmark
Second Semester Major Assignments
Genocide (Feb) Stages of Holocaust Assignment
Modern Genocide Research Project, Quiz
World War II (Feb-March) Oral Debate and Argumentative Essay, Quizzes, Unit Test
Cold War (March-April) Cold War Map, Quizzes, Unit Test, Benchmark
Global Economy (May) Problem Solving Scenarios, Unit Test
Modern World Challenges (May-June) Document Based Jigsaw
World Challenges PSA Video (Benchmark)
Sustainable Development Goals
1. Respect other people’s rights, person, and property.
2. Gateway Code of Conduct will be followed and enforced.
3. Cell phones should remain away unless given specific permission.
4. Do your own work! Copying a neighbor’s paper or allowing someone to copy yours will equal an automatic 0 on the assignment for both of you plus an hour of detention and notice to your counselor and parents.
Absences- You are responsible for the information presented in class even when you are absent including excused absences. Please discuss long-term absences (family vacations, planned surgeries) ahead of time so work can be provided. Make a friend with someone in class who can help you catch up.
Tardies: Majority of employers report that need and expect workers to show up on time. Being on time is a crucial workplace requirement. Attendance is taken at the beginning of class; if you are not in your assigned seat when the bell rings you are late. Excessive tardies will lower your grade and result in detention time! In addition, pop quizzes may be given at the beginning of class and students who have unexcused lateness may not make up the quiz. Be on time!
Late work: All assignments for the unit are handed out at the beginning of the unit. Homework is checked at the beginning of class on day it is due. Late Projects will be reduced by 10 % per day and will not be accepted after that unit is completed.
Skills: The following skills will be taught during units throughout the year.
Read a political map Write a well-organized essay
Analyze political cartoons/propaganda. Create a bibliography
Use the library to conduct research Create an outline
Analyze song lyrics. Analyze a photograph
Write a position paper Read and create a graphic organizer
Read charts and graphs Read and create a timeline.
Analyze newspaper articles Give an oral presentation to the class.
Possible Films shown: The following films or clips from films may be shown in class.
If you or your parents have an objection to any of these films, substitute assignments will be made available.
1. Oliver Twist (Industrial Revolution) 6. Hotel Rwanda (Genocide)
2. Cry Freedom (Imperialism: South Africa) 7. Enemy at the Gates (WWII)
3. Legends of the Fall/Gallipoli (WWI) 8. The Day After (Cold War)
4. Swing Kids (Rise of Dictators)