Flagan GH1

Global History I                              Mr. Flagan

Global History I is a one trimester course that covers United States and World history from approximately 1890 until 1930, while also focusing on economic, civic, and geographic issues related to the United States and world events of that time period.  This course will build toward the final Social Studies courses of Global History IV and Government.

UNITS OF STUDY

Weeks 1-2   Tools of Historiography/Historical Analysis/Origins of a Source

Week 3 Unit 1 — Industrial Revolution History Alive — Chapters 13 and 14 Understand how innovations in industry and transportation created the factory system, which led to the Industrial Revolution and transformed capitalism.
Week 4 Unit 1 — Industrial Revolution History Alive — Chapter 15 Understand how innovations in industry and transportation created the factory system, which led to the Industrial Revolution and transformed capitalism.
Week 5 Unit 2 — Progressive Era History Alive — Chapter 16 Understand how reaction to Industrialism led to the Progressive movement.
Week 6 Unit 2 — Progressive Era History Alive — Chapters 17 and 18 Understand how reaction to Industrialism led to the Progressive movement.
Week 7 Unit 3 — Imperialism History Alive — Chapter 19-21 Understand the major consequences of imperialism in Asia and Africa at the turn of the century.
Week 8 Unit 3 — World War I History Alive — Chapters 22-25 Identify and understand the causes and effects of WWI and the reasons why the United States entered this war. Understand the terms of the Versailles Treaty.
Weeks  9-10 Unit 4 — Roaring 20s  History Alive — Chapters 26 and 27 Understand the changes in society and culture in the early 20th century. 
Week 11 Unit 4 — Roaring 20s  History Alive — Chapters 28 and 29 Understand the changes in society and culture in the early 20th century. 
Week 12 Finals review and preparation History Alive — Chapters 13-29 Select the era which you believe had the greatest future impact on American or Global events.  Defend your answer.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS
1. Attend class regularly.  When you are absent, you miss necessary and essential information.  If you are absent you are expected to get the work you missed and make it up on your own time.  If you know you are going to be absent, or are absent for more than two consecutive days, please notify me so you can get the work you are missing.

2. Come to class prepared.  Every day, without exception, you need to bring the following things to class:

  • Student planner
  • Notebook for notes
  • Writing utensil
  • Highlighter
  • Sticky notes

3. Participate in class activities.  The more you engage your mind in what we are doing, the more sense it will make, and the better you will understand it.  

SKILLS NEEDED TO PASS GH1
Source Evaluation

·         Origin of the source
·         Purpose of the source
·         Limits of the source
·         Values (Usefulness of the source)

Analysis

·         What is Analysis
·         What’s happening and why (Drawing conclusions and supporting w/evidence)
·         Formulate questions

Writing—Persuasive Argument

·         Minimum of one paper per term and a minimum of two pages
·         Recognize multiple perspectives
·         Supports arguments/ interpretation with firm evidence
·         Minimum of four sources

Reading

·         Identify purpose of text and author
·         What is the emphasis of the author
·         Formulate questions

GRADING EXPECTATIONS

Students must earn at least a 60% AND complete all tests, current events, and the term paper in order to receive credit for the course.

Students will have 5 school days after a test to retake a test (one retake for each test).  In order to retake a test, you must have taken all the notes in class and be able to show them to me.  A sign up sheet will be posted in my room for you to choose when you would like to retake any test.

GRADES WILL BE DETERMINED BY:

Tests-60%
Current events-15%
Term paper-15%
Daily participation-10%

CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR

The basic rule of the classroom is to treat each other with respect, regardless of individual differences or views.  A seating chart will be used for all students in all classes.  Each individual class will be given the opportunity to NOT HAVE A SEATING CHART by adhering to the classroom conduct rules.  If the entire class can keep from violating conduct rules for an entire week (5 straight days), there will not be a seating chart.  If the class as a whole violates the conduct rules three times in a class period, then the seating chart will go back into effect until the class can adhere to the conduct rules for an entire week (5 straight days)

ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Students will be asked to use their cell phones in class in order to search for information that contributes to the learning in class.  All other uses and not allowed.  Other electronic devices are not allowed in class.

BATHROOM BREAKS

Students will be allowed breaks in class as long as they take my classroom student planner with them that has been signed.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Email:  dave.flagan@redmond.k12.or.us
Phone:  923-4800 ext. 2139