LANSDALE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
COURSE SYLLABUS – WORLD HISTORY I – (2012 – 2013)
Dr. G. Mick Smith
The World History I class is designed to consider world history from prehistoric times to the development of modern nations. Topics to be covered include the rise, development, and fall of civilizations, e.g., the Egyptian, Greek, and Roman civilizations, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Reformation, and the progress towards the modern nations of England and France.
Major Goals and Objectives
To develop the skills necessary to analyze information, appreciate historical context, and to apply knowledge of the past with an understanding of contemporary events
To develop research skills and historical knowledge to understand problems of civilization and how various peoples have settled, or failed to solve societal issues
Methods of Evaluation Percent of Grade
Tests – 3 major assessments per quarter 60 Percent
In-class work/Homework 20 Percent
Quizzes 15 Percent
A student will be penalized for all assessments not completed and will lose points for assignments not turned in on time.
Home assessments will be assigned on a weekly basis.
Grade Connect and Moodle
I will update grades on a timely basis so parents can follow the progress of their child throughout the quarter.
Homework, a calendar (unofficial), and all class content will be posted on Moodle.