Course: World History, Culture,and Geography: The Modern World A
Term: Fall 2009
Engineering & Design SLC
In accordance with the California State Standards this course will introduce the study of History from the emergence of the Greek and Roman ideas up until the rise of 19th century western Democracy. Concepts will focus on the origins and developments of the social, economic, political, scientific, cultural, and artistic achievements of these people.
SLC SPECIFIC INTERDISCIPLINARY CURRICULUM
This course will be aligned with the Engineering & Design SLC’s interdisciplinary curriculum. The overarching question for this semester will be: WHY DO TTRADITIONAL STRUCTURES CHANGE ? Every few weeks there will be additional Unit Questions related to the semester overarching question.
Ellis & Esler, World History- The Modern World and selected readings to be announced
Attendance is vital to succeed in this course. Make up assignments, quizzes, and exams, will be the responsibility of the student and must be completed no later than ONE day after original due date. Tardies are unacceptable and penalties can include point deductions/detention.
1. Class tardies are unacceptable and student must be seated when the bell rings.
2. The text is required daily.
3. Student should be prepared to take notes and begin assignment on a daily basis.
4. No eating or drinking in class.
5 Talking in class will be kept at a minimum.
6. “Treat others as you would want to be treated.”
The course grade will be based on a monthly scale of 200 Possible Points whichwill consist of :
- 1 Quiz (25 Points)- Will be given the 2nd Friday of every month.
- 1 Research Assignment (25 Points) - Will be announced throughout the month, and will consist of one week long research assignment based on various topics.
Due dates are to be announced.
- 1 Exam (50 Points)- Will be held the last day before the month is over.
- Notebook and Portfolio (50 Points) - Will be periodically checked throughout the month.
- Homework/ Classwork (5 Points) - Will be announced throughout the month.
- Work Habits/Cooperation marks – Points will be deducted from monthly total at the instructors discretion.
- Extra Credit will be assigned at the instructor’s discretion.
The following monthly scale will be used when grading:
F= 59% and below
Will be based on a scale of a possible 1000 points.
There will be a main Topic for the week, followed by the discussion of different subjects relating to the main topic. Students are expected to take notes, maintain their portfolio, and participate in class discussions. Films, videotapes, and music will supplement class discussions and reading assignments.
_________________________________________________________________________________________ Semester Overall Reaching Question: WHY DO TRADITIONAL STRUCTURES CHANGE? ________________________________________________________________________________________
WEEK SUBJECTS READINGS CA State Standard/ Standards Based Concept
Unit 1: How does the form of a structure reflect its purpose?
1-4 “INTRO-THE RISE OF CIVILIZATION” 10.1
What is a Civilization? History? Ellis: 6-51 Ancient Roots of Democracy
Cornell Notes Judeo-Christian Tradition
Problems in History: Truth & Objectivity
Early Cultures “Body Ritual
Rise of civilization of the Nacirema”
5-8 “THE AGE OF REVOLUTION” 10.1
The Enlightenment & American Revolution Ellis: 52-105 Age Of Enlightenment
The French Revolution & Napoleonic Age Ellis: 106-141 Impact of the French Revolution
Revolution Spreads Ellis: 142-165 American Revolution
Video: “The Enlightenment”,
“Napoleon”, “The French
Unit 2: How Does the individual elements of a structure affect the structure as a whole?__
9-11 “THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION BEGINS” 10.3
The Inventions Ellis: 168-193 Growth of Industry
Science/Technology/ labor Video: “The Industrial Early Inventions
Revolution” The role of Capitalsim
“Industrialization Socialism, and Communism
Urbanization/Capitalism/The Middle class Ellis: 194-225 Changing Landscapes
Marx/Socialism/Communism Video: “Longitude”
A New Society
15-17 “NATIONALISM & RISE OF DEMOCRACY 10.4
Germany, Italy, Old Empires Ellis: 226- 255
The Rise of Western Democracies Ellis: 256- 283
Unit 3: How have the structures within your community evolved?_____________________
18-19 “IMPERIALISM” 10.4
The New Imperialsim Ellis: 284-317 Overseas Empire Building
New Global Patterns Ellis: 318-347 “White Man’s Burden”
Video: “Zulu”,“Zulu Dawn”
LIST OF FILMS & DOCUMENTARIES
As shown in the Course Outline, I will periodically show certain films which are relevant to the course. Some of this material is rated “R” by the MPAA rating system, and parental consent is needed.In compliance with the district policy requiring parents/guardians to approve the intended use of videotapes or films which are not owned, broadcast, or recommended by the district.
_____ “The Industrial Revolution”
_____ “Industrialization and Urbanization: 1870-1910”
_____ “The Age of Enlightenment”
_____ “The French Revolution”
_____ “Zulu Dawn”