• Century High School – World History

     

    Instructor: William M. West                                                               Office Hours/Tutorial: Mornings before 7:30 and/or by                                                                                                          appointment.

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    World History is a course designed to chronologically examine major turning points in the shaping of the modern world.  The Prologue will examine the Rise of Democratic Ideas.  Unit I content will cover the Beginning of the Modern World (1300 - 1800): topics focusing on the European Renaissance and Reformation; how the Muslim World Expands; the Age of Exploration and Isolation; and the Atlantic World.  Unit II will cover Absolutism to Revolution (1500 - 1900): topics will cover Absolute Monarch in Europe; the Enlightenment and Revolution; the French Revolution and Napoleon; and how Nationalist Revolution Sweep the West.  Unit III will examine Industrialism and the Race for Empire (1700 - 1914): topics covering the Industrial Revolution; the Age of Democracy and Progress; the Age of Imperialism; and Transformations Around the Globe.  Unit IV will cover the World at War (1900 - 1945): topics focusing on the Great War; Revolution and Nationalism; Years in Crisis; and World War II.  Unit V will cover Perspective on the Present (1945 - Present): topics focusing on Restructuring the Postwar World; how Colonies become New Nations; Struggles for Democracy; and Global Interdependence.

     

     


     

    PRIMARY TEXT:

    Beck, Roger B., Linda Black, Larry S. Kriegar, Phillip C. Naylor and Dahia Ibo Shabaka.  Modern World History: Patterns of Interaction.  Evanston, Illinois:McDougal Littell inc., 2006.

     

    GRADING (cumulative):

    25% - Daily Class Activity and Participation

    45% - Unit Exams

    30% - Midterm/Final

     

    A+ = 97 – 100                                    B+ = 87 – 89                        C+ = 77 – 79                        D+ = 67 – 69

    A = 93 – 96                                        B = 83 – 86                          C = 73 – 76                           D = 63 – 66

    A- = 90 – 92                                      B- = 80 – 82                         C- = 70 – 72                        D- = 60 – 62

                                                                                                                Below 60% is failing

     

    DISCIPLINE:

    Century’s Tardy/Attendance Policy and Honor Code will be followed.

     

    All tutoring, make-up tests and late work will only be accepted before 7:30 in the morning and/or by appointment.