Global 10H Overview



Web Page:


Class Texts

·         Ellis & Esler:  World History Connections to Today


Class Materials

·         Three Ring Binder

·         Loose-leaf paper

·         Pack of large-sized index cards

·         Access to a Word processing program


Recommended materials:

·         Notebook dictionary (found where school supplies are sold).

·         Notebook atlas (found where school supplies are sold).


Course Description and Objective

Honors Global 10 is the second half of a two year course which will prepare students for the Global History Regents Exam at the end of the year. It is considered honors because we spend a substantial amount of time looking at primary source documents and delving into the Global Curriculum deeper then the normal 10th grade Regents-level class. The course also uses a higher level textbook than the one used by the normal 10th grade Regents-level class. This course will continue, from a global perspective, an examination of the world from the Reformation to the present day. Just like last year, this course will require students to analyze and evaluate a series of themes and investigate how these themes have changed over time, and compare from region to region.

This course relies heavily on the student's ability to read, interpret and analyze a variety of written material. The class also relies heavily on discussion where students are responsible for completing the assigned readings before the start of class. In class, we will discuss the literature so as to discover deeper analysis and a greater understanding of history.


The Rigor of an Honors Course

Global History Honors is a course designed for serious students who wish to challenge themselves in high school, who not only have a desire to study history but also to work hard.


Global Honors is a rigorous course that will ask you to work harder and think more deeply than a traditional history class. Students will continue to obtain a solid foundation in content as well as improve on their skills in researching, note taking, analyzing primary and secondary sources, making inferences, generalizing, drawing conclusions, and presenting knowledge. 


This course will require you to be willing to be disciplined in study, manage your time effectively, be willing to improve your reading and writing skills, be able to work independently, and prioritize your activities. Simply being smart will not allow you to succeed in this class. 


In addition to written assignments, students will be assigned a considerable amount of reading.  Studying history requires that one read. If you do not read the material, then you will find it difficult to pass exams.  


Late Work and Make-up Work

When a student is absent he/she should contact a fellow student or me immediately upon returning to class.  Be sure to speak privately with me before or after class.  Having a class partner to rely on during absences is recommended.  Work must be made up within 2-3 days after absence.



All assignments and important dates will be housed on our class page, allowing you to keep up with your work regardless of any issues that may arise. There will also be a unit calendar that should be printed as each unit begins.


Extra Help

Extra help and make-up tests are offered every Monday and/or Tuesday, period 9 in room 316.



To avoid interruptions, please do not ask for a pass unless it is absolutely necessary; however not during the first and last ten minutes.  You must carry an agenda book in order to leave the room. If you are going to be late for class please get a pass.


Quarter Grade



Your quarterly grade will be based on many factors including:

·         Frequent reading quizzes

·         Graded Discussions and Presentations

·         Chapter Exams

·         Randomly checked homework.

·         Essays

·         Key Term Flash Cards


Tests:  You will have a full-period exam after each chapter. Exams may include both short-answer (Scantron) questions and written-response questions.


Quizzes:  You will be quizzed on each reading.  These quizzes are usually in the form of fill in the blank.


Homework:  You will have homework assignments most nights; generally to read and outline. Grades on written homework are usually given through spot checks, but homework is occasionally collected.  Reading assignments are checked through reading quizzes.  Plagiarized work as well as homework copied from friends will NEVER be accepted.  To receive full credit, homework must be submitted on the due date only (No exceptions outside of illness).  Only hard copies of assignments will be accepted.  


Participation:  You are expected to get to class on time and be in your seats when the bell rings.  You are expected to bring your notebook and pen every day.  You are expected to be actively engaged in classroom activities (taking notes, doing classwork, asking and answering questions).  Students will receive at least 100 points each quarter for participation, in addition to individual grades for group discussions.


Grade Breakdown:


Tests/Essays/projects                    50%

Quizzes                                                   20%

Homework                                            20%

Participation/In-Class work         10%