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World History Course Outline
Mrs. Kelliher
Phone:  569-2055 Ext 1208

“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world.  And he normally doesn’t know it.”  Paulo Coelho
(Brazilian lyrisist and novelist)

KRHS Mission Statement
Kingswood Regional High School provides a safe learning community in which all
students and educators work together to preserve our past and shape our future as we
reach for personal success.  Kingswood Regional High School is committed to an
equitable and flexible learning environment where students and educators learn
  • Develop academically as inquisitive, critical, independent and cooperative
  • Develop respect for ourselves and others.
  • Embrace the challenges and responsibilities of living in a democratic society.
  • Nurture individual talents and abilities.

Course Description
This course is a comprehensive course beginning with early humans and finishing with modern world issues.  We will travel back in time investigating major world civilizations, considering themes of culture, politics, economics, and social organizations.  During the
first half of the course, we will focus on ancient cultures and world religions.  During the second half of the course, we will evaluate the development of Western Civilization and
conclude with an exploration of global conflicts and issues.

Suggested Instructional Strategies:
Instructional strategies will include an array of both primary and secondary source readings, documentaries and film, media center research and projects, class lecture and discussions, collaborative group work, mapping activities, and analysis of current world events.

Course Understandings:

By the end of World History (9th grade) students will understand:

  • The study of the continuum of human civilization reveals the ideals, beliefs, values, and institutions of its people.
  • Current world issues have a historical, geographic, political, economic, and cultural contexts.
  • New ideas, belief systems, or religions can challenge a government’s authority, shape societies and lead to change.
  • Human societies grow and change politically, socially, economically and culturally in response to geographic variable.
  • Global societies are diverse, creating varied perspectives, contributions, and challenges
  • People respond to and resolve conflicts in a variety of ways
  • Leaders come to power in a variety of ways, the decisions they make can impact the world on a global level.

Student Responsibilities
Students are expected to:
  • Be respectful to others, themselves, the teachers and the school community.
  • Take responsibility by being on time, being engaged, and take ownership of their learning
  • Be prepared daily with a 3- ring binder or spiral notebook and folder and writing implement (highlighters are also helpful to have)

Grading Practice
Each and every assignment counts towards a student’s grade.  The point value of the
assignments may vary depending on the amount of time and rigor that the
assignment offers.  Each assignment will fall into one of the categories below and will be
weighted as such:
  • Classwork/ HW  25%
  • Participation 10%
  • Quizzes:  15%
  • Tests/Performance Tasks:  25%
  • Projects/Writing  25%

In order to ensure each student’s success, academic interventions are in place. If a student is falling behind academically, appropriate interventions may take place.  These may include a student teacher conference a phone call home to parents/guardians, mandatory TASC scheduling.ment where students

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