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    World History-HIST 1011-1012

    LA Bd of Regents HIST 1113-1123

    Delta Charter School, Dual Enrollment

    Betty Jo Harris

    Room 111

    Email: bharris@deltacs.org


    Course Description:

    World History is the story of the human community – how people lived on a daily basis, how they shared ideas, how they ruled and were ruled, and how they fought.   The course will focus on the ideas of continuity and change throughout human history and prehistory. Over the course of the year, we will develop an understanding of world historical trends and developments from prehistory to the present day. World History is a course that focuses on the rise of ancient civilizations, geography, early religions (both polytheism and monotheism), contemporary world problems, and world literature. No course prerequisites. History 1012 will be taught in the spring semester (2019).


    Units to be covered include:

    Semester One: HIST 1013

    1. Ancient Civilizations and Classical Civilizations
    2. Rome
    3. Dark Ages/Middle Ages
    4. Renaissance and Reformation
    5. Exploration and Absolutism

    Semester Two: HIST 1023

    1. Absolutism, Revolution and the Enlightenment
    2. The Age of European Imperialism
    3. The Great War
    4. In Between the Wars (1919-1939)
    5. World War II
    6. Cold War
    7. Modern Globalization


    Class Goals:

    1. To help students become critical readers and effective writers.       
    2. To help students understand the relationship between ancient and modern world  civilizations and contemporary world problems.
    3. To incorporate lessons learned from the past and to help achieve individual student success in the modern world, while preparing students to meet the challenges of the future.
    4. To teach students how to annotate, analyze, develop time management skills, study, and critically think about the world around us.

    Procedures to Evaluate these Objectives

    1. Formative and Summative assessments will emphasize material from lectures,  class activities and textbook and online reading assignments.
    2. Student evaluation of instruction related to objectives.


    Use of Results of Evaluation to Improve the Course

    1. The instructor will use student success on assessments to determine the current effectiveness of the presentation of course material, topical coverage and delivery methods.
    2. The instructor will use student evaluation of instruction to inform future course presentation, topical coverage and delivery methods.


    Detailed Topical Outline: Semester I:


    1.3000-300 BCE: Technological and Environmental Transformation


    Key Concepts:

    Big Geography and the Peopling of the Earth

    Neolithic Revolution and Early Agricultural Societies including Mesopotamia and Egypt

    Development and Interactions of Early Agricultural, Pastoral, and Urban  Societies


    1. 2200-30 BCE: Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies


    Key Concepts:

    The First Civilizations of Greece: Mycenae and Ancient Greece

    Classical and Hellenistic Greece  


    1. 800 BCE-600 AD: Rome


    Key Concepts:

    The Rise of Rome

    The Roman Peace

    The Changing World of Rome, Emperors, Christians, and Invaders


    1. 500-1300 AD: The Medieval Period


    Key Concepts:

    The Heirs of Rome

    The Early, High, and Late Middle Ages


    1. 1300-1800:The Early Modern Period


    Key Concepts:

    The Renaissance

    The Reformation

    Exploration, Rise of Empires and Modern States

    Detailed Topical Outline: Semester II:


    1.1550-1850: Absolutism, Revolution and Enlightenment


    Key Concepts:

    Monarchies in Spain, France, Austria, Prussia, Russia

    English Parliament

    The Enlightenment

    Revolutions: American, French

    Age of Napoleon


    1. 1790-1914: Nationalism and Imperialism


    Key Concepts:

    The Industrial Revolution

    Democracy: Latin America, Germany, Italy, Britain, France, USA

    Nationalism: Eastern Europe, Russia

    Colonization: Africa, India, China, Japan


    1. 1914-1924: The Great War


    Key Concepts:


    Russian Revolution


    1. 1910-1939: Between the Wars


    Key Concepts:


    The Great Depression

    Rise of Dictators


    1. 1930-1945: World War II


    Key Concepts:



    Axis and Allies

    The Holocaust


    1. 1945-1991: The Cold War


    Key Concepts:


    Southeast Asia: Korea, Vietnam

    1. 1945-Present: Modern Globalization


    Key Concepts:

    Independence Movements: Africa, Southeast Asia, Middle East

    Industrialism and Globalization





    Text:  ISBN: 978-0133307023



    School Supplies:


    3 inch binder

    Loose leaf paper

    Dividers for binder

    Page protectors



    Index cards

    Kleenex (3 pack)


    Classroom Rules:

    Rule 1: Be in your seat and ready to work when the class bell rings.

    Rule 2: Bring all required materials to class each day and do not bring food or drinks. Water is acceptable.

    Rule 3: Participate responsibly and respectfully in classroom activities and discussions.  Behavior violations are included in the Student Handbook . Also read over the class participation and attendance section.

    Rule 4: No cell phones; If they are found, I will take them and give them to the administration.

    Rule 5: No backpacks in my classroom; they may be left in the hall or in the back of the classroom upon entry.

    Rule 6: The class set of Chromebooks will be numbered and assigned to each student.

    Infractions and Consequences:

    See Student Handbook


    Classroom Procedures:

    1: Entering the Room- enter quietly and politely; Gentlemen remove your cap if wearing one.

    2: Morning Routine-Once seated at your table please log into your chrome book and begin daily bell-work without my intervention.

    3: Leaving the room- Raise your hand to ask permission, tell me where you are going.

    4: Class Dismissal- Clean off your table area, pick up any trash, books, or colored pencils.  I will dismiss you.

    5:  Using the classroom library- You are welcome to check out a book from my library.  The Checkout procedure is online at classroom.booksource.com https://classroom.booksource.com/classroom/teacher-auth.aspx?redirect=dashboard.aspx

    Each student will be given a code to access the classroom library. .

    6: Homework- Assignments are put on the school website JPAMS daily and I use Remind (class code: 9o3feak) to send out class texts.  There will usually be no more than 2 homework assignments per week. For JPAMS and Google Drive account information please contact Cindy Peterman, Technology Coordinator.

    7: In class assignments- If assignments are NOT online, the  completed assignments should be placed in the homework drawer before you leave class.

    8: Make-up assignments- You are responsible for getting your missed assignments from the designated folder located on the table near the door or online.

    9:  Make-up Tests- See Student Handbook.

    10:  I will raise my hand to get your attention when you are off task and I need you to refocus.


    Diversity Statement:

    All individuals have a right to an educational environment free from bias, prejudice and bigotry. As members of the Delta Charter School educational community, students are expected to refrain from participating in acts of harassment that are designed to demean another student’s race, gender, ethnicity, religious preference, disability or sexual orientation.



    Student grades will be assessed in accordance with the following:


    Grading Policy

    100-93% = A       92 – 85% = B       84-75% = C            74-67% = D      66 – 0% = F


    1st Nine Weeks ……. August 16, 2018-October 16, 2018

    2nd Nine Weeks……….... October 17, 2018-December 19, 2018

    3rd Nine Weeks ……. December 20, 2018-March 12, 2019

    4th Nine Weeks……….. March 13, 2019-May 21



    1st Nine Weeks ………………………...….. . Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    2nd Nine Weeks ………………………………Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    3rd Nine Weeks ……………………………… Friday, February 8, 2019

    4th Nine Weeks ……………………………… Friday, April 12, 2019



    Your semester grade is calculated from the four following categories:

    Classwork  Written work, notes, group projects, assignments, etc.

    Assessments  Tests, essays, DBQs( including online assignments from sites such as https://www.commonlit.org/text-sets), presentations and other major projects *Usually, at the end of the unit

    Homework  Work required to be done at home. No late homework accepted.

    Turning in Work:  if you don’t label your paper properly, one (or more) of the following may occur:

    Participation & Attendance:  Classroom participation, behavior and attendance.  This is a college level class and student behavior is expected to reflect this.  Inappropriate behavior will result in denied access to class.    

    Extra credit assignments: Students may read 1 book each 9 weeks and take a test created by me which will test for reading comprehension. The book may be checked out of the classroom library and must pertain to the subject which is being studied.

    Plagiarism Warning:


    PLAGIARISM includes but is not limited to representing another person’s ideas or work as your own, copying, paraphrasing, or purchasing another person’s work without giving credit.   

    CHEATING includes but is not limited to copying and / or allowing another student to copy your work, getting or giving answers from another student for a test, quiz, homework, or other class work, using a textbook, notes during a test or quiz and possessing a cheat sheet for a test or quiz, whether it is used or not.  If you plagiarize or cheat, the minimum consequence will be a zero on the assignment, and no makeup assignment possible. The student may be referred to the administration.

    1. Definitions:
      1. Academic cheating includes the accomplishment or attempted accomplishment of the following:
        1. *Copying or obtaining information from another student’s test paper.*
        2. **Using, during a test, materials not authorized by the person giving the test.
        3. Collaborating, conspiring, or cooperating during a test with any other person by giving or receiving information without authority.
        4. Stealing, buying, or otherwise obtaining all or part of an unadministered test.
        5. Selling or giving away all or part of an unadministered test or any information concerning specific questions and items on an unadministered test.
        6. Requesting, bribing, blackmailing, or in any other way causing any other person to obtain an unadministered test or information about an unadministered test or a test in the process of being administered.
        7. Substituting for another student, or permitting any other person to substitute for oneself, to take a test.
        8. Submitting as one’s own, in fulfillment of academic requirements, any theme, report, term paper, essay, other written work, art work, painting, drawing, sculpture, musical composition, or other artwork prepared totally or in part by another person.
        9. Any selling, giving, or otherwise supplying to another student for use in fulfilling academic requirements any theme, report, term paper, essay, other written work, painting, drawing, sculpture, or other artwork.
        10. Submitting artificially produced data or information in the place of descriptive, experimental, or survey results.
        11. Any other devious means of securing an unearned grade in a non-credit course or in a course offered for credit.

    * A student looking on another student’s paper is considered cheating.

    ** The presence on one’s person (or in close proximity thereto) of a condensation of test information which could be regarded as a “cheat sheet” will be considered adequate evidence to establish cheating.

    Student Services:

    Delta Charter School offers:

    Families in Need of Services (FINS) is a very helpful service with students who continually violate school and home expectations.  Please contact the Office of Child Welfare and Services to get more information about this offered service.

    Several counseling services are offered in the Miss-Lou area to assist families.

    The School Building Level Committee (SBLC) is a committee at the school composted of knowledgeable educators who meet once a month, or more often if needed, to discuss academic, behavioral, or medical concerns of students.  A form will be sent home with all students at the end of the first nine week period for parents/guardians to send back to school if they think their child may have a problem with one of the above. Parents may also contact Mrs. Monica Miller, SBLC coordinator, or Mrs. Amy Marchbanks. SBLC chairperson at any time during the school year if they have a concern.  Once a concern has been identified, a meeting will be scheduled and you will be contacted with meeting details. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend all meetings, so that we can ensure that the needs of your child are met.


    University of LA at Monroe offers:

    Current college’s policies on serving students with disabilities can be obtained at for the ULM website:


    • As a registered student of ULM, if you need accommodations because of a known or suspected disability, you may contact the director for  disabled student services at the Monroe campus at 318-342-5220
    • Walk In: ULM Counseling Center, 1140 University Avenue

    Examples of accommodations may include, but are not limited to, testng accommodations (oral testing and extended time for exams, special seating, interpreters, relocation of inaccessible classrooms, permission to audiotape lectures, and note-taking assistance.


    This syllabus must be signed by the student and a parent or guardian and returned to Ms. Harris on the due-date in order to receive 10 points of extra credit.  All students must satisfactorily complete the syllabus even if it is turned in after the designated due-date. It should then be placed in a page protector at the front of your binder.


    Class Code for Remind:  9o3feak


    Please Detach and Return the signed back page by Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

    I have read the Syllabus and the Student Handbook for the 2018-19 School year.

    Parent/Guardian Signature____________________________________ Date_____________

    Student Signature___________________________________________   Date_____________