Course Description Guide
Course Title: Modern World History Instructor: Ms. Veronica Wienholz
Grade Level: 10 Course Length: One Year
Credit: 10 Department: Social Studies
Classroom: L110 Lead Teacher: Mr. Ron Rubio
World History is not only a DHS Graduation Requirement but also a CSU/UC Requirement!
Contact information: Please call the school at (925) 833-3300 ext. 7162 or e-mail me at Wienholzveronica@dublinusd.org
Teacher Website: http://teacherweb.com/CA/dublinhighschool/Wienholz/ until further notice
In this course students will understand and be able to describe when civilizations began, common characteristics of civilizations and ‘themes’ that continue to emerge throughout history. The curriculum traces the rise of democratic ideas and allows students to develop an understanding of the historical roots and the major developments in world history from the Glorious Revolution, the French Revolution, the two world wars and nation building in the contemporary world.
A combination of the following will be used: interactive lecture/discussion, cooperative learning strategies, individual and small group work and presentations, writing exercises, audio visual presentations, guest lectures, films and documentaries, research assignments, assigned reading and questions, objective and essay examinations.
Skills Developed in World History
Students will enhance and utilize the following skills: written and oral expression, various forms of note taking, analyzing and evaluating historical events, analysis of primary source material, cooperative learning skills, and utilization of technology for research and demonstration.
Forms of Assessment
Daily quizzes (both oral and written), quick writes, class and homework assignments, projects and papers, partner and small group work, comprehensive tests, class participations/cooperation and student notebooks are used to assess students mastery of the material. Notebooks will be checked at random throughout the semester for a grade. It serves as a great tool by both student and the parent to determine the success of the student in the class throughout the year.
§ Respect the rights of others to learn
§ Be in assigned seat and ready to work when bell rings
§ Keep the classroom clean and neat
§ No eating, chewing gum or sight or sound of cell phones
§ Abide by the appearance code
§ Refrain from personal grooming in the classroom
Your semester grade will be based on a point scale. Grades are based on the standard Grading Scale.
Below 59% F
General Procedures/Assignment and Make-up Procedure
Students must have a daily planner, a blue or black pen AND a pencil, and a wire bound notebook or binder and notebook paper for History class purpose only in class everyday. All work must be neat and absolutely NO work will be accepted late, unless prior permission has been obtained by the instructor. According to the Social Studies Department Policy, in the event of an excused absence, late work will be accepted under the following conditions: for each absence, one day’s grace period will be given unless other arrangements have been made with the instructor’s permission. Students who have an unexcused tardy will not be allowed to receive credit on the daily quiz and will receive a ‘zero’ for any assignments completed and submitted that day. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain any missed assignments due to an absence. Any test missed, the student will be required to make up the test the day he/she returns.