World History II:
Mrs. Karen Conner
Materials/Supplies Needed– 3-ring binder– paper– pens & pencils –**For extra-credit(bring just one of the following): tissues, glue sticks/ colored pencils, or copy paper
Students are expected to attend as many classes as possible (“You cannot learn and I cannot teach you if you are not here”), follow classroom procedures, and complete all requirements.
Your World History II notebook should be kept neat and in order. Don’t skip pages or put other subjects in this notebook. You should try and maintain a binder. It is an expectation that as upperclassmen you take responsibility and organize your work, as it is imperative to success in this class.
Throughout the term, movie clips (with ratings of PG13 or lower) and documentaries will be shown in class. These videos are carefully selected to accompany your objectives and will have an assignment to be completed after viewing.Marking period grades will be determined in the following manner: Projects/Tests (GOLD) = 3x Quizzes (SILVER) = 2x (Daily Assignments, Warm Up, and Home Work)(BRONZE) = 1x Grading Scale: 90-100 A 80-89 B 70-79 C 60-69 D
- Outside food and drink are permitted upon discretion of the teacher.
- Respect People: Listen carefully to anyone—teacher or classmate-- when he/she has the “floor” to speak in class. We will have controversial and intense conversations at times. If someone has a perspective with which you do not agree, respectfully listen and then in an appropriate manner share your views. We want a lively, engaging class, but not the Jerry Springer show!
- Each student is expected to come to class ON TIME, quietly, with all necessary materials, and be seated and working on the bell work when the bell rings.
- Assignments are to be turned in on time.
- 1 day late: Score minus 10 pts.
- 2 days late: Score minus 15 pts.
- 3 days late: Score minus 20 pts.
- No work will be accepted after 3 days past due date UNLESS special arrangments have been made with the teacher.
- If you are absent from class, it is your responsibility to see me or your peers about what you have missed. You will have the amount of days you were absent to make up the work that you missed.
- Use the restroom BEFORE you come to class. If you need to use the restroom/get water during class, you must ask, and then request on https://www.e-hallpass.com/login to use the restroom near the cafeteria.
- Cell phone policy this year has changed! Cell phones are to be off and are not allowed to be used in class UNLESS specifically allowed by the teacher for instructional use. 1st time will be a warning 2nd time will be asked to place it on the teacher’s desk and parents contacted 3rd time will result in an office referral ALSO, no ear buds will be permitted during class. The same warning system will apply for ear buds.
- Cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated. If cheating/plagiarism have been identified, it will result in a zero for that assignment, and further disciplinary action if needed.
- Come to class prepared to think: Be prepared to make your own connections between the past and the present, as well as between the lives of others and your own life.
Penalty for Breaking Classroom Rules or Discipline Policy:
- A warning in the classroom from Mrs. Conner.
- A phone call will be placed to your parents or guardian.
- An office referral will be made.
The Final Exam will be CUMULATIVE. There is also an SOL test at the end of this course. If you pass the SOL and are passing the class you DO NOT have to take the Final Exam.
I encourage you to access and view your grades and progress often online in PowerSchool. You will quickly be able to see what you have and have not turned in.
Units of Study: The topics we study this year will be based on the Virginia Standards of Learning. They include the following, with corresponding SOLs listed by number in parentheses before each topic:
Week 1:(WHII.15) Review of major world religions
Week 2: (WHII.2) Renaissance
Week 3: (WHII.3) Reformation
Weeks 4-5: (WHII. 5) Non-western Empires Week 5: (WHII.4) Age of Exploration
Weeks 5-7: (WHII.6) Age of Revolutions— Scientific Rev., Age of Absolutism, Glorious Revolution, American and French Revolutions
Week 8: (WHII.7) 19th century Latin America Review and Midterm Exam Week 9: (WHII.8) Napoleon and Rise of Nationalism in 19 th century Europe
Weeks 9-11: (WHII.9) Industrial Revolution (WHII.9) Rise of Socialism and Communism (WHII.9) Imperialism
Weeks 11-12: (WHII.10) World War I
Weeks 12-13: (WHII.11) Interwar Period Weeks 13-14: (WHII.12) World War II
Week 15: (WHII.13) Cold War, Week 16: Post-War Independence Movements and Leaders
Weeks 16-17 (WHII.16b, c): Contemporary Issues, Review, SOL Test, Final Projects and wrap-up
As we study these content areas, we will also address history and geography skills, which we will develop and apply throughout the year. By the end of this course, students will have had the opportunity to master the following skills: using primary and secondary sources to make generalizations using maps, globes, artifacts, and pictures to analyze and interpret information identifying geographic features important to the study of world history identifying and comparing political boundaries with the locations of civilizations, empires, and kingdoms analyzing trends in human migration and cultural interaction