World Studies Class.
This page only applies to those in my class and for the assigned term. Generally speaking, this class starts at the beginning of known human history and progresses to the present. That's a lot of time to cover! However, current education practice calls for more "process" learning over "content" because the internet allows information to be found so easily. We are in an "information age". The course is designed to add some basic historical "content" knowledge to give context, but also to explore processes for the use of history. Globalization and Geography, in historical context, will be the focus thanks to RSU 10 curriculum standards. Because this is a freshman class, research methods and source citations will be a significant part of the course. Library time will be essential.

Textbook assignments for our "common content" can be found below. All deadlines for reading and questioning will be outlined on the board in class and discussed daily. A homework rubric (link below) is also used to grade the work, in person, in class, as often as practical. Otherwise, this page will contain the latest available assignment outlines and some resources. However, due to constant updating and revision, old materials may linger until they get in the way. Currently-in-use portions will be up-to-date, though still subject to minor revisions as required.
Contact: Email Mr. C

Class Expectations : This page contains class expectations for all students.
Course Curriculum Standards: These are the items that will be assessed.

Submitting Textbook and Other Homework:

Homework from the textbook can be submitted digitally or on paper to receive a grade and to provide you a copy for use on the mid-term and final exam. Keep copies of everything! The digital format will likely be through First Class for now with eBackpack to be used in the future. SUBMIT EVERYTHING IN .PDF FORMAT regardless of program used. This allows functionality.
Here's the full page: Digital Submissions

Homework Rubric Link


Daily On-line Bellwork:

Daily "Bellwork", 20 Percent of Quarter Grades, will be placed in a class group on Edmodo. Use the following rubrics to attain the maximum grade for this work. Go here to get the code for this group: Edmodo Signups

Edmodo Rubric Link .......Edmodo Guidelines Link

You will receive a "quantity" grade and a "quality" each grade term. A changeable "quantity" score may be used to show progress. This score will not be permanent until the term ends.

DHS H.O.W.L. Rubric In my class this means you lose 5 pts per missing assignment and only 2 pts. if it is merely late. Your score is calculated twice per term and is 10% of your total grade.


.............................Term A - Chapter Outlines and Links.....................



Chapter 1 Outline "The Beginnings"

................Nomadic Journey: 1750

......................31st Century Archaeological Dig

Chapter 2 Outline "Egypt and Mesopotamia"

Rosetta Stone
Good source for Hammurabi's Code:



Chapter 11 Outline "The Muslims"

Characteristics of Civilization
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Middle East Project
5 Themes of Geography
........................Geographical Thesis Task


Chapter 3 Outline "Indus Valley and the Sub-Continent"

Hrappan Civilization
Mohenjo-Daro
Indus Valley Civilizations
Shang Map
Shang Dynasty Jade
For the fun of it: http://www.reincarnationstation.com/

Chapter 4 Outline "Hindu's and Buddhists"

Wikipedia on Siddhartha Gautama, The Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path.
............Postcard Project
............Globalization Activities
..................Globalization Assessment


.............................Term B - Chapter Outlines and Links.....................


Chapter 5 Outline "The Greeks"

............Vocabulary and Terms
.............Mapping Activity

............"The Greeks" Project

..................Plato's "Allegory of the Cave"

Chapter 6 Outline "Romans and Early Christians"

Vocabulary and Terms
Roman Factoid Activity
"Roman Scavenger Hunt"
Gladiator Movie Task

Triumph of the Will Famous German movie (Nazi pageantry mimicking the Romans)

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Chapters 8&9 Eras:

Vocabulary and Terms

.......Dark Ages Internet Review

............Create You Own Feudal Kingdom

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Chapter 10 Outline "The Byzantines"

..............Vocabulary and Terms

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Chapter 14 and Chapter 15 Outline "Renaissance and Reformation"

Chapter 14 Vocabulary and Terms
Chapter 15 Vocabulary and Terms
Project: "Renaissance and Reformation"

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Chapter 7 Outline "Mesoamerica" (if time permits)



The textbook and source citations in MLA format:

Here is the actual citation for the textbook:

Ellis, Elisabeth Gaynor., and Anthony Esler. World History: Connections to Today. Upper
......Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999. Print.

Use convenient "Easy Bib" to make MLA format citations for anything else.






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