WORLD HISTORY COURSES
Make sure you complete all the work for the week. All assignments are due Monday.
Current Event #5 is also due on Monday, December 3, 2012.
Essay due Monday, December 3, 2012.
Cardinal O’Hara Catholic High School
World History 2-Track 2
Introduction to World History II
Mr. Brian Lari, Room 112
A historical survey of Europe from the absolutism to the present is studied. Emphasis is placed on the cause and effect of the significant events of this period, with particular emphasis on their relationship with current events. Global regions are studied as part of an expanded analysis of the Imperialist Era.
Ramirez, Stearns, and Wineburg. World History: Human Legacy-Modern Era. New
York, NY. Holt, Rinehard and Winston Publ. Co, 2008.
In the first few week of school, we will be doing a review of previous historical events and learning the importance of learning history, then we will follow the following topics:
- Unit 1-Changes in European Society
- Unit 2-Industrialization and Nationalism
- Unit 3-The World at War
- Unit 4-The Contemporary World
**In addition to the historical events, I also will be providing comprehensive instruction in geography, economics, and political science to make sure students understand the importance of these subjects.
- Textbook- Students must bring their textbook to class everyday.
- Pen/Pencil-You must bring something to write with you. You will be given something to write almost every day.
- Notebook-You need to get a one-subject notebook for History. You will need to take careful notes and it is a major grade each marking period.
- File Folder- You must bring into class a file folder that will be kept in class. This will be due by the 2nd week of class.
- Regular Folder-I give many hand outs and papers to review. Please make sure that you organize yourself and have a folder for papers.
- Computer at home-Assignments may be called to review websites or write a paper.
- Class Assignments- I give many class assignments in class. Please make sure that these are complete. Class assignments will help you understand the material better.
- Homework-I do NOT give homework every night. However, the homework that is assigned must be done. You do not want to get zeroes on something that takes 20 minutes. If you do not understand something, you should email me.
- Notebook-Every student is expected to keep a notebook. The notebook will be 100 points or a major grade for each marking period.
- Quizzes-I will give shorter quizzes. These quizzes can be announced or unannounced.
- Tests-Tests will range from an objective test, take-home, or even an essay test. All tests will be 100 points.
- Projects-I will be giving a project every quarter. These projects will be worth 100 points towards your quarter grade and DOUBLED. So the project counts twice. Your first quarter project will be a country project working with a partner. More to come later on this project.
- Current Events- On occasional days, students will be expected to work on current events. The first few current events, I will bring in to help you with learning how to do them. Basically, you will read the article or current event, and write a one-page analysis on the topic. Each current event is worth 20 points total.
I grade using the point system for each marking period. For example, if you were given an assignment that is worth 20 points and you score a 16/20 on the assignment, then your grade would be an 80%. I usually aim for about 500-800 points each marking period. Here is an example of a student’s marking period:
1. Class Assignment 1- 12/20
2. Class Assignment 2- 12/20
3. Class Assignment 3- 0/20
4. Class Assignment 4- 17/20
5. Homework 1- 15/20
6. Homework 2- 16/20
7. Homework 3- 17/20
8. Homework 4- 15/15
Test 1 60/100
Test 2 75/100
Test 3- 70/100
Quiz 1 10/10
Quiz 2 5/10
Quiz 3- 7/10
Project 80/100 (DOUBLED)
Current Events 90/100
To get your quarter grade, you simply add your total points DIVIDED by the points you could have earned. Then, you get your earned grade for the quarter. So in this case, a student earned 656/885, which would give you a grade of a 74.
DISCLAIMER: I reserve the right to higher a student’s grade based on interest, participation, and attitude. I will never lower a grade. A student will always get the grade they have earned.
Make sure you log into your GradeConnect account everyday! I will post announcements, grades, and assignments in there in case you “forget” to do it. Please make sure you keep track of your work. It is your responsibility.
When you are absent or miss time, you must take the responsibility to see me and find out what you missed. I will not approach you as there are too many students.
If you need help with the class, you may schedule tutoring with me after school. You need to give me a day’s advance notice so that I can make sure I am available. Again, showing effort is very important in your growth as a student.
Contacting Mr. Lari
You may email me for any questions, problems, or confusions. That is the best way to get in touch with me outside of class. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event that you copy, hand in work that is not yours, cheat, or any form of dishonesty, you will automatically receive a zero on the assignment and your parents will be notified, along with the Academic Office. It is better to just do what you know, and always ask if you are not sure.
I hope that you have a great sophomore year and hopefully you will learn something in the process.
Cardinal O’Hara Catholic High School
Social Sciences-Track 1-Intro to Sociology
Mr. Lari-Course Syllabus, Email: email@example.com
2012-2013 School Year
This is a one-semester course in Sociology! We will be studying social behavior and how individuals are affected by the society in which we live. Topics will include: learning what are social sciences, culture, society rules, conformity, and other topics related to sociology.
Since this is a semester course, we will need to move a little quicker to cover some more of the topics that you may find interesting. Therefore, you will be asked to do more reading at home. Depending on difficulty and interest, I may move slower or speed up on certain topics. Below is an outline of what we will cover this semester:
Unit 1-Introduction to Social Sciences and Sociology
Unit 2-Culture and Social Structure
Unit 3-Socializing the Individual, Social Control
Unit 4-Social Inequality
Unit 5-Social Institutions
I tend to use a variety of instruction to help you learn the material. I prefer more of an interaction approach, using examples from our own background. In addition, I will be using technology and group work to help you understand Sociology.
As you will see, part of your grade for the course is to participate fully in discussions and topics. The more you talk and participate in the class, the better you will do.
- Pen/Pencil-You will always need to write and take notes. Please make sure you have a pen especially for assignments.
- Notebook-You will need a one-subject notebook. I will be collecting notebooks towards the end of each marking period for a major grade.
- Folder-I give out many papers and articles. You may want to keep organized by getting yourself a folder for the class.
- Computer-Hopefully, all of you have a computer at home. I will be assigning papers to complete that should be typed. All printing must be done and have completed the day it is due.
- Textbook-You must bring your textbook everyday. We will be using it as a resource and to help us with the topics.
- In Class Assignments- You will be getting many in class assignments to work on. Please make sure you complete these.
- Homework-You will be getting reading assignments to complete each night. However, you will not be getting a daily assignment or homework every night. On some days, you will be asked to do things a few days later.
- Notebook-You will be expected to keep track of an organized notebook. Learning how to take notes in college is crucial. Your notebook will count for 100 points towards each marking period.
- Quizzes-You may receive small quizzes for the reading that is assigned. These quizzes may be announced or unannounced.
- Tests-Testing will be a variety. You may be asked to complete an essay test or an objective test. Each testing format will be different. Each test is worth 100 points.
- Project-Each marking period, you will be expected to complete a major project. Projects will be 100 points and be doubled towards your quarter grade.
I will be using the points system to grade each assignment, test, project, and notebook. At the end of the marking period, you simply add up the points you earned, divided by the total points possible. Below is an example of my grading system for a student. I aim for about 500-800 points for each marking period. All grades will be posted on GradeConnect as that is very important to use on a daily basis.
Class Assignment 1- 10/15
Class Assignment 2- 10/10
Class Assignment 3- 15/20
Class Assignment 4- 12/20
Quiz 1 15/20
Quiz 2 20/20
Homework 1 20/20
Homework 2 10/20
Test 1 80/100
Test 2 65/100
Project 72/100 points (Doubled)
This is not all exact, but it is an example of how the grading will be completed. Remember projects count twice for a grade and I may give more in class assignments or quizzes, it all depends on time and pace.
If you were given these grades above, you would have earned 492/645, which would be a grade of a 76.
Disclaimer- I reserve the right to higher a student’s grade based on interest, attitude, participation, and effort. I will never lower a grade. If a student does show effort and interest, then the grade could be higher to around a 78.
Tutoring: If you ever need additional help, please come visit me after school. I will be available on most days. In addition, you should email me regularly with any questions that you will have in the class.
Contacting Mr. Lari
If you have any problems in class or have a question, you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will always reply back within 24 hours. Also you should check gradeconnect for any announcements and grades.
Any student that copies, hands in material that is not documented properly, provides work that is not their own will receive a zero on the assignment and the parents will be notified along with the administration. If you are not sure about an assignment or how to cite properly, you must ask. It is always better to do your own work and avoid any issues of plagiarism.
I hope that you will find Social Sciences to be a rewarding course. . If you ever need to see me for any help, I will always be available after school for help that you need. Good Luck in your final year at Cardinal O’Hara!