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    World History Syllabus

    Mr. Carnovsky

    Email: rcarnovs@marsd.k12.nj.us

    Room: 413

    This course is a survey of world history from 1500 to the present.  It traces the growth of European domination, both political and economic, over the globe.  The first semester focuses on the emergence of the nation-state.  The second term examines industrialization, the growth of nationalism and imperialism, the two world wars, the Cold War, and relations between developed and developing countries.  Economic, cultural and political history is included. 

    FORMAT FOR CLASS:

    The class will include lectures, readings, movies, written homework, in-class work, group projects, quizzes, DBQ’s and formal essays. The student will be responsible for ALL information discussed and being prepared for quizzes containing material covered. Active learning will be expected from each student. Critical thinking skills will be an integral part of this course.

    ATTENDANCE POLICY:

    1.       Attendance in class is absolutely crucial!

    2.        If you miss class, or are going to be gone for any reason, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for getting any make up work assigned in class.

    3.        If your absence is planned, I will expect all work handed in on its assigned due date. If your absence is not planned, i.e. you are sick, you will have ONE DAY to make up your work. (Example: If you are gone on Tuesday, you will receive Tuesday's assignment on Wednesday and it will be due on Thursday.)

    UNITS OF STUDY:

    The required learning standards will be addressed in the following major units:

    *       Renaissance and Reformation in Europe

    *    Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment

    *        Nation State

    *      Revolution

    *       Industrial Revolution

    *       Nationalism, Imperialism, & Reform

    *       War: Causes and Effects

    *      New World Order

     

    GRADING POLICY:

    Mr. Carnovsky’s Class Rules

    And Grading Procedures

     

    1.       RESPECT – RESPECT – RESPECT for your teacher and your classmates AT ALL TIMES !!!

    2.       Be on time to class – REMEMBER – 3 lates = a cut ….. 3 cuts = No Credit

    3.       Bathrooms passes will not be issued in the first 10 minutes or the last ten minutes of class.

    4.      BRING YOUR NOTEBOOKS, TEXTBOOKS, FOLDERS and WRITING UTENSILS to class EVERYDAY !!!! no excuses – unless otherwise directed…………
     
     

     

    ***EXTRA CREDIT IS GIVEN PERIODICALLY TO THOSE WHO GO “THE EXTRA MILE”…….RARELY IS IT GIVEN AT THE END OF A MARKING PERIOD.  EVERY STUDENT HAS SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES PER MARKING PERIOD FOR EXTRA CREDIT.

     

    “There are 3 types of people in this world – 1.  Those who make things happen, 2.  those who watch things happen, and 3.  those who wonder what the heck just happened.” – Mr. Butch Briton, 30+ year teacher and coach at MRHS

    THERE ARE 4 KEYS FOR SUCCESS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND LIFE:

    1.  LISTEN

    2.  FOLLOW DIRECTIONS

    3.  DO YOUR HOMEWORK

    4.  SAY HELLO!!!

     

    KEY TERMS USED IN CLASS THAT MAP OUT ACHIEVEMENT:

     

    TEST AND QUIZZES:

    There will be a:

    *       vocabulary/ID- quiz/test for every chapter

    *      a quiz almost once a week

    *         a chapter test for most chapters

    *         various map quizzes

     

    Before each test a review sheet/ or formal review for notebook will be presented and gone over in class.

     

    Notebook:  Students will keep a detailed notebook with a date, material covered, and items mastered for each class.  This will help students be able to cooperatively learn with class mates by comparing and contrasting notebooks.

     

    Class participation:  coming to class daily, prepared, and adding to the positive learning environment in some way, shape, or form.

     

    FOLDERS:

    Each student will be given a folder that will be kept in the class room.  A number of  items will be checked by the teacher at the end of the marking period for a participation grade.  This folder will also be used to track the students’ progression in class and also be used as a study aid and review for test, quizzes and also the midterm and final exams.   

     

    CLASSWORK:

    *      PPT notes (to be kept in folder or notebook)

    *      Short videos on specific topics

    *      World history related current events

    *      Geography

    *      Class lecture/ discussion notes

    *      Various book assignments/ guided readings
     
    Grades are computed in this way:
    Tests 35%
    quizzes 25%
    written work = classwork/homework 25%
    class participation 15%

     

    Hopefully this handout will answer any questions you or your parent may have about what to expect.  WHEN IN DOUBT – make time to ASK A QUESTION …….. you will never know the answers to questions you do not ask……….

     

    Good Luck,

    Mr. Carnovsky

Last Modified on September 12, 2013