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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Syllabus: World History (6th Grade)

World History I Syllabus
Teacher: Mr. Cowan Amaye-Obu   
Department: Social Studies
Course Title: World History I
School Year: 2010-2011
(407) 608-7171
Textbook: World Cultures & Geography McDougal-Littel 2005
Course Description: The goal is for students to gain knowledge and understanding of foundational geography concepts and the basic outline of ancient history. Emphasis will be placed on geographical landforms, current global issues, technology and the historical period from the ancient Egyptians to the ancient Romans.  
Statement on Course Objectives & Sunshine State Standards: Through notebook organization, class assignments, homework, projects, quizzes, and exams students upon completion of this course will be able to:
    * Use latitude and longitude coordinates to understand the relationship between distance,     regions, time-zones, and people. SS.6.G.1.1
    * Analyze the purpose of various maps projections (political, physical, and special) and identify major geographical features such as rivers, estuaries, mountain ranges, and many other natural wonders. SS.6.G.1.2
    * Differentiate between continents, regions, countries, and cities in order to understand the complexities of regions created by civilizations. SS.6.G.2.2
    * Explain how the physical landscape has affected the development of agriculture and industry in the ancient world. SS.6.G.3.1 Special attention will be paid to: family and ethnic relationships in ancient cultures, the ancient world’s ecosystems, the impact of different belief systems in the ancient world, and trace significant migrations and analyze their results. SS.6.G.3.1-4.3
    * Identify the democratic concepts developed in the ancient world and their influence on the American government, SS.6.C.1 while demonstrating civic participation, the role of government and the political process. SS.6.C.2
    * Use timelines to identify chronological order of historical events. SS.6.W.1
    * Discover terms (decades, century, epoch, millennium, BC/BCE, AD/CE) and designation of time periods. SS.6.W.1.2
    * Interpret primary and secondary sources. SS.6.W.1.3
    * Describe the roles of historians and recognize varying historical interpretations             (historiography)
Grading: In order to assure equity in the class, all assignments must be completed by the due date and time. Assignments and other responses will not be accepted if they are more than one day late. For assignments and other responses that are one day late, 20 pts will be deducted.
* Grade Scale: 90-100 A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C, 60-69 D, 50-59 F, 1-49 I
* Grade Percentage: Test/Quizzes 35%, Notebook 30%, Classwork 15%, Homework         10%, and Projects 10%
Tests and Quizzes: Test/Quizzes will be given bi-weekly in order to assess student knowledge acquisition levels. Quizzes will be given the second week of each month while tests will take place on the fourth week. Before each examination students will participate in organized informal assessment activities to review material. Absent students must make up their test upon return to school.
Notebook: An organized notebook will include classwork, homework, and test, in chronological order. The notebook will insure students are on task and completing assignments. Notebook reviews will be given tri-weekly.
Classwork: Classwork is given daily and all work must be complete before the end of the period.
Homework: Homework will be assigned two-three day per week and is due at the beginning of each period for grading.
Projects: Special attention will be paid to projects to incorporate real-work experience in the classroom. Selected projects will be on display in the classroom for viewing.
Classroom Rules and Procedures: Students must adhere to the Orange County Code of Conduct and Cornerstone School Rules at all times. The classroom rules and procedures are an extension of the Cornerstone Academy morale and expectations. Upon entering the classroom students are expected to:
    1. Come to class on time.
    2. Come to class prepared.
    3. Raise your hand before you get out of your seat.
    4. Raise your hand before you speak.
    5. Complete all your assignments.
Bathroom Policy: Students are given six class bathroom passes every nine weeks. Students will not be given additional passes due to the access to the bathroom between periods. Therefore, students must use their bathroom passes wisely.
Finally, Cornerstone Academy stands for excellence and I expect every student to perform to the best of their abilities. Additional help will be given at the end of each class for those with special issues. So, let’s get ready for World History! 
                                            World History II Syllabus
                                      

Teacher: Mr. Cowan Amaye-Obu   
Department: Social Studies
Course Title: World History I
School Year: 2010-2011
Contact: CAmaye-obu@CornerstoneCharter.com
(407) 608-7171
Textbook: World Cultures & Geography McDougal-Littel 2009/

Course Description: The goal is for students to gain knowledge and understanding of foundational geography concepts and the basic outline of ancient history. Emphasis will be placed on geographical landforms, current global issues, technology and the historical period from the ancient Egyptians to the ancient Romans.  

Statement on Course Objectives & Sunshine State Standards: Through notebook organization, class assignments, homework, projects, quizzes, and exams students upon completion of this course will be able to:
Geography
Understand how to use maps and other geographical representations, tools, and technology to report information. SS.7.G.1
Understand physical and cultural characteristics of places. SS.7.G.2
Standard 3: Understand the relationships between the Earth's ecosystems and the populations that dwell within them.
Standard 4: Understand the characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations.
Standard 5: Understand how human actions can impact the environment.
Standard 6: Understand how to apply geography to interpret the past and present and plan for the future.
Economics
Standard 1: Understand the fundamental concepts relevant to the development of a market economy.
Standard 2: Understand the fundamental concepts relevant to the institutions, structure, and functions of a national economy.
Standard 3: Understand the fundamental concepts and interrelationships of the United States economy in the international marketplace.
Civics & Government
Standard 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the origins and purposes of government, law, and the American political system.
Standard 2: Evaluate the roles, rights, and responsibilities of United States citizens, and determine methods of active participation in society, government, and the political system.
Standard 3: Demonstrate an understanding of the principles, functions, and organization of government.
Standard 4: Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues in world affairs, and evaluate the role and impact of United States foreign policy.

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