World History




    MR. GRAHAM – Room 302

    Email: GRAHAHE@BOE.RICHMOND.K12.GA.US                                                                            

    Phone: (706)-592-2089


    Course Description:                     

    The high school world history course provides students with a comprehensive, intensive study of major events and themes in world history. Students begin with a study of the earliest civilizations worldwide and continue to examine major developments and themes in all regions of the world. The course culminates in a study of change and continuity and globalization at the beginning of the 21st century

    Topics Covered in Class:

    • Societies in the Ancient World from 3500 BCE/BC to 500 BCE/BC
    • Chinese and Indian Societies to 500CE/AD
    • Classical Mediterranean societies
    • Byzantine and Mongol Empires
    • Medieval Mediterranean World
    • Early African Societies
    • European Medieval Society
    • Central and South American Societies
    • Renaissance and Reformation
    • Expansion into the Americas, Africa, Asia
    • Political and Social changes in Japan and in China
    • Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires
    • Change in European World view
    • Age of Revolutions
    • Industrialization and Urbanization
    • Imperialism
    • World War I
    • World War II
    • Cold War and Decolonization
    • Globalization


    Course Supplies:                                                              

    • 3 Ring Binder – at least 1 inch
    • Ink Pen; Black or Blue ONLY
    • Pencils
    • Notebook paper
    • Book Cover
    • Highlighters
    • Index Cards
    • Colored Pencils, tissue, and hand sanitizer are recommended.



    Grading Policy:

    40%    Summative assessments (including Chapter and Unit tests and Unit assessments)

    35%    Formative assessments (including content quizzes; vocabulary quizzes; reading, writing and research assignments [projects], etc.)

    25%    Daily Work/Homework/Class participation/Preparedness (Note Checks, etc.)




    Make-up and Late Work Policy:


    Students will have an opportunity to make up missed work. Make up work will be done after school within 5 school days of the absence. It is the student’s responsibility to check grades on Infinite Campus, to obtain missed assignments or information, and to arrange after school make-up/remediation sessions with the teacher.   






    This course syllabus is a general plan for the course; all information contained in the course syllabus is subject to change. Any changes will be announced in class and a revised syllabus will be distributed to students to be shared with their parents/guardians.




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    1. BE PROMPT.  Be in your assigned seat working when the bell rings.  Remain in your seat unless given permission to be up. Raise your hand to be recognized before speaking.


    1. BE PREPARED.  Bring the following to class EVERYDAY: book, notebook, paper and pen. You will not be able to pass this class if you repeatedly fail to bring the materials to class


    1. BE POSITIVE.  Encourage and respect one another.  Within this class we will also exercise common courtesy and one person will talk at a time please raise your hand before speaking.  We shall respect the other people in the class, their property and their opinions.


    1. Mr. Graham will dismiss class. Remain seated until the bell rings and you are dismissed.


    1. Always label work you will submit NAME/DATE/PERIOD/ASSIGNMENT in upper right hand corner of the page.


    1. Plagiarism and Cheating (including copying another student’s work) will not be tolerated.


    1. No eating or drinking in class.


    1. NO HALL PASSES will be given. Attend to personal business BEFORE class.


    1. No sleeping or head on the desk in class.


    NOTE: The Richmond County School System Code of Conduct will be enforced at all times.




    1. The first offense of these rules will result in a verbal warning.
    2. The second offense will result in Parental Contact/ Parent Conference.
    3. The third offense will result in an office referral/ administrative procedures.


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