196870 - Mod Euro Hist

196870 - Mod Euro Hist

Ms. Kennedy-DeGrazia

Email: tkennedydegrazia@seq.org

World History overview: 
World History is the story of humanity from its most primitive beginnings to today’s modern world.  This story sees empires rise and fall, wars being won and lost, people achieving great things and making horrendous mistakes.  In this class students will learn about the development of various civilizations as well as their impact on today.  They will learn not only specific events and achievements but their place in a broader narrative, how past historical events lead to future events.  The ultimate goal of this course is to create citizens who will be able to recognize a good idea—or a bad one—in the arenas of politics, economics, and society, and demand that their government make prudent decisions informed by this historical advice.

Grading Information: 

Grades will be taken weekly. Test, Quizzes, projects, presentations, classwork/homework, rehearsals, video questions and current events (weekly) all count to your grade. 

Breakdown:
Summative (rehearsals, classwork/homework) 40%
Formative (Tests, projects, presentations) 30%
Weekly assignments (video questions, current events) 30%

Semester grades: 
1st 9 weeks: 40%
2nd 9 Weeks 40%
Final Exam: 20%

Submitting work: 
Your work will be completed mostly digitally. This means that you will be able to do work on paper, but you will need to take a picture and upload it to canvas for grading. Group work will be completed by the group and turned into me by one person via canvas. 

Questions I often answer:
When can I use the bathroom?

If you wish to use the bathroom during class, you are always welcome to use the bathroom before class begins, provided you stop in, ask me, and grab the special pass.  (Or just go before you get to my room and get there on time!) Make sure you are trustworthy with the time out.  

What’s your policy on cell phones?

You’re welcome to use your phone except during teacher-led activities (whole class discussion, teacher lecture, etc.).  Of course, it can be confiscated if misused at any time. Do not take photos/videos in class unless given permission in advance.

What if I miss/don’t turn in an assignment?

Any assignment not finished by the due date (for any reason) will go into the gradebook as a 1.  Get it done or get a one! Depending on the reason for the missing assignment, you may be subject to a grade penalty.

What if I miss a day?

If you miss a day, the first to places to check are my class webpage and another classmate.

What if I miss/don’t turn in an assignment?

Any assignment not finished by the due date (for any reason) will go into the gradebook as a 1.  Get it done or get a one! Depending on the reason for the missing assignment, you may be subject to a grade penalty.

What’s the deal with rehearsals?

Rehearsals are grades that occur every week, usually 1-4 per week.  They are little online 10-question quizzes that you can take as many times as you want and the computer records only the highest score.  If you have a low grade on a rehearsal you can take it again.

Do we have to have internet access at home to succeed in this class?

It definitely helps, but people without internet access at home will have access to technology in class regularly.

Cheating: 
Any student who engages in or attempts to engage in plagiarism, falsification, violation of software copyright laws, or violations of computer access may be subject to disciplinary action and will receive zero on the assignment.  Cheating includes giving or receiving any unauthorized assistance of academic work.  Plagiarism includes copying the language, structure, or idea of another and representing it as one’s own work.  

Course Summary:

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