World History Course Syllabus
Burnet High School 2017-18
The study of world history will rest on knowledge of facts, dates, names, places, events and ideas. In addition, true historical understanding requires students to engage in historical thinking. We’ll study significant people and their contributions to our society and the world, and go beyond the facts presented in the textbooks and examine historical records.
Students will be graded on daily work, quizzes, workbooks, chapter tests, unit tests, and major exams. Daily work will count as 50% of the grade, and quizzes and tests will count as the other 50%.
Students are REQUIRED to bring a pen/pencil, notebook paper, three ring binder, map color pencils, highlighter, to class each session. It is my goal to have grades posted each week.
If you need to contact me, please use the school email system, email@example.com I will be checking that system several times per day. If you don’t receive an immediate response from me, it’s because class is in session, please be patient. If you call the school, my phone extension is 2502, but I will not answer the phone during class time, so leave a message and I’ll respond at the earliest convenience. Please leave a Local number and the best time for me to contact you.
To make up tests, an excused absence will be needed, and you will need to make that test up according to BCISD policy as stated in the Student Handbook.
The following topics will be covered in accordance with the BCISD Adopted Curriculum:
1st Six Weeks Early Civilizations & The Greco Roman World
2nd Six Weeks Middle Ages Islam and the Crusades
3rd Six Weeks Renaissance and Reformation Age of Change
4th Six Weeks From Monarchy to Democracy Economic Progress
5th Six Weeks The Great War Totalitarianism and World War II
6th Six Weeks The Realignment of Nations and The Modern World