What This Course Covers
Global 10 covers significant events in global history from around the early 1700s up to the present date. Some popular topics include the rise and fall of nations, imperialism, World Wars I and II, terrorism, and the development and impact of one of the world's most destructive forces: Socialism and Communism/Marxism. Hopefully by studying these units and events you'll have a better understanding of the world we live in today and why past events matter as we move forward.
How Your Course Grade is Determined
Homework = 10%: Some of your assignments will be collected for a grade. Though I encourage you to turn in assignments early, they must be complete and ready to be turned in (either paper copies while in class or emailed to me) during your class period. Anything turned in after the end of class is considered late, and late or incomplete assignments are not acceptable. Also, I do not accept assignments unless they are on paper (they cannot be emailed to me).
Vocabulary Quizzes = 35%: These will be given once a week (or once every two weeks) and are based solely on what's in the "Vocabulary Packet." The format consists of fill-in-the-blank (no word banks or multiple choice). As we fill in words during the year, the list grows for words you may see on the quizzes. Normally quizzes will be about 10 questions.
Unit Tests = 55%: Unit tests will be similar to the vocab quizzes in format (fill-ins - no word banks or multiple choice) but with many more questions. In addition to fill-ins, you may periodically have questions where the answer stems from a document provided (e.g. a cartoon, chart, graph, quote, short reading passage, etc.).
Keys to Success in Global 10
1. Study your vocab packet 10-15 minutes a night.
2. Complete all assignments and do so as directed.
3. Make being here at schoola priority. You can't learn if you aren't present.
4. Check my teacher website often for assignments, quiz/test dates, and due dates.
5. Be prepared. Bring your binder and a pen EVERY DAY, and also your textbook when asked to.
6. Ask for help when you need it.