Elisabeth Moseng, Instructor
This exciting and fast pasted two-semester course provides an overview of world history from approximately 5000 BC to the present day. The class will focus on key civilizations, people, movements, and ideas that have shaped the course of human history. For students who are college bound, this is a excellent class to prepare them for any college history class that they may encounter. This class is targeted towards 10th grade students and will prepare them to take American History the following year, but is also highly appropriate for 11th and 12th grade students.
Weekly instruction will combine lectures, discussion and preparation for daily assignments. Students will be expected to come to class prepared to interact with the material and participate actively in a class environment.
Daily work will include reading, note taking, map work and written responses. Students should anticipate spending 45-60 minutes a day on homework. Assessment will include several exams, essay writing, and one year-end presentation project.
Students will be using World History by Jackson J. Spielvogl, Glencoe/McGraw Hill, 2003. The textbook is provided.
Day and Time: Mondays 9:55-11:10 2nd Period
Tuition and Fees: $190 per semester = $380 a year, plus registration fees.
Priority will be given to 10th – 12th grade students who possess the necessary reading and writing skills. Students who have not completed Lit/Comp or Intro to Literature at Sound Learning must complete a writing sample for placement – contact Elisabeth Moseng for more information. Student’s family must have reliable internet service with e-mail access and a printer. At the end of the first semester, a 70% passing grade will be required to continue on to the second semester.