Welcome to World History with Mr. Johnson
This class will introduce you to many themes and key happenings in the world that have shaped our global community. We will place a large emphasis on the current events that are currently unfolding in our world and striving to better understand them by examining their origins in history. Topics of study will include the creation and economic development of Mexico, the founding and development of the People's Republic of China, the origins and development of the European Union and the causes of and the current manifestations of the War on Terror in the Middle East. Key skills will include primary source analysis, a variety of types of writing, and 21st-century life skills.
In this unit we will explore the current SPICE realities facing our neighbor to the South and trace the historical events that have created them.
In this unit we will explore the current SPICE realities of this emerging global powerhouse and trace the historical events that have created them.
In this unit we will explore the current SPICE realities of essential economic/diplomatic partner and trace the historical events that have created them.
What Do I Need to Bring and Be Responsible For?
History Notebook, aka Prompt Book (Provided by Mr. Johnson)
For in-class writing only and to be kept within the classroom
Each entry should be a new page with the lesson date clearly written in the top left corner
Students should go collect their prompt book immediately when they arrive each lesson unless told otherwise by their teacher, and then returned after the class discussion/activity.
Will not be assessed for accuracy only effort. The goal of the prompt book should be to allow students to develop their thoughts to help make the following class discussion fruitful. Students should attempt to develop their ideas with specific examples and arguments so they can make strong contributions to class discussions.
Folder (Provided by Mr. Johnson)
Your History folder is where you organize all handouts, marked assessments, historical skills handouts and anything else Mr. Johnson hands you. These should stay in class most of the time, except when preparing for an Historical Thinking Assessment.
Folders should be organized by unit/topic. Since there is no cumulative exam in World History, they can be cleaned out each quarter (except for summative assessments). Mr. Johnson will review the specifics in week one.
Students are expected to adhere to the principles of the Wolf Pack at all times. Additionally each World History section will develop community standards that will define our learning environment. Mr. Johnson is committed to providing equal access to all learners and strives to foster a safe and productive educational community. Failure to adhere to classroom expectations will result in corrective action.
Students are evaluated on 10 standards divided between Historical, Geographic, Writing and Life Skills. Each standard is evaluated once per quarter and the better of the two attempts will contribute to the semester grade. If a students ever fails to meet the expectation of a standard, they can resubmit the assessment and receive up to a "meets". All re-submissions and/or late work must be submitted by a predetermined deadline each quarter.
All assessments will evaluated by standardized rubrics created by the World History team and these will be made available to students before the assessment is submitted. See individual unit calendars for electronic copies of the rubrics. Students will keep a record of their performance on each standard throughout the year so they can reflect and set goals for future attempts.
Mr. Johnson strongly encourages students to schedule individual time to discuss comments and strategies for improvement before resubmitting assessments.
Important Links/Contact Mr. Johnson/Mrs. Armstrong
Google Classroom: Some Formative Assessments (i.e. prompts, group essay plans, scripts, etc...) will be submitted through Google Classroom. Make sure you have joined our class by the end of week 1. Class codes for the 2019-2020 school year are below:
Mr. Johnson's Groups
World History Period 2- 136skd
World History Period 4- 3xnzmt
Contacting Mr. Johnson: The best way to contact Mr. Johnson is by email: email@example.com
He is in room 222 throughout the day starting from 7 AM. If you need to see him one on one, send an email with some suggested meeting times before school, at break, lunch or after school and he will get back to you asap.
Contacting Mrs. Armstrong: The best way to contact Mrs. Armstrong is by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
She is in room 220 throughout the day and after school by appointment. If you need to see her one on one, send an email with some suggested meeting times and she will get back to you asap.