•  World Studies                                                                                     Mr. Heywood

     2016-2017                                                                                          Room212


    WorldStudies is a multi-disciplinary study of the development of human civilization.Through examination of people, society, ideas, inventions, movements andexplorations, students will develop a detailed understanding of how ourcivilization developed. Students will learn to examine these issues criticallyand be able to demonstrate their understanding in concise, coherent form, bothorally and in writing.


    Althoughwe move through human history chronologically, much of the curriculum isthematic based. When we study history, we notice recurring patterns and theserecurring patterns give us a framework to understand history more deeply. Someof these themes include causes of conflicts and the effects of these conflicts,old ideas being rejected for new ideas (and some people embracing these newideas, while others rejecting them), similarities and differences in beliefsystems, in politics, in art, across cultures and across time. Of course, inwhatever we study, we will always want to be aware of the 5Ws: who, what, where, why and when.


    Primarysources (documents from the actual time period under study) are the buildingblocks of history and students will spend a lot of time analyzing primarysources and doing the work of actual historians. We will use the extensivecollection of primary source exercises created by the Stanford HistoryEducation Group (SHEG) in this process.



    An Introduction toHistory: The Development of Civilization

    TheNature and Practice of History

    TheBeginnings of Humanity

    TheOrigins of Civilization

    TheMajor Religions

    Easternand Western Ideas


    In with the New, Outwith the Old


    TheProtestant Reformation



    Civilizations Aroundthe Globe

    Civilizationsof the Americas

    Tang/Song China

    EarlyAfrican Societies


    The Economics of GlobalExpansion and Encounter

    SpainBuilds an American Empire

    EuropeanNations Settle North America

    TheAtlantic Slave Trade

    TheColumbian Exchange and Global Trade

    TheDutch Golden Age


    Major Research Topic: TheExplorers Cup


    Theme:Young Women Taking Charge Through Film:


    Girlwith a Pearl Earring


    2nd Semester


    The Age of Ideas/ theAge of Revolutions (1750-1917)

    TheAge of Absolutism

    TheScientific Revolution


    TheFrench Revolution


    Romanticismin the Arts

    TheIndustrial Revolution

    TheRise of Nationalism

    TheGrowth of Democracy

    TheRussian Revolution


    InternationalConflicts (1870-1945)

    TheAge of Imperialism

    WorldWar I

    TheRise of Totalitarianism

    WorldWar II


    Emergence and Developmentof New Nations (1900-Present)

    Gandhiand India

    Self-Rulefor British Colonies

    TheRise of African Independence

    Movementsfor Independence in Southeast Asia.


    Challenges toDemocracy and Human Rights (1945-Present)

    TheUnited Nations

    TheCold War

    TheChinese Revolution

    Israeland Palestine

    CBA:20th Century Conflicts

    Modern,Urban Africa



    MajorResearch Topic: CBA: Causes of Conflict


    Theme:Young People Taking Charge Through Film:


    HeNamed Me Malala

    TheGood Lie


    Evaluation is comprehensive andongoing. It will include short essays, longer essays, group projects,presentations, and involvement in class discussions. Each semester you will beresponsible one major piece of research. You will be responsible for presentingCurrent Events during the second semester. Also,each student in Social Studies must complete a Classroom Based Assessment (CBA)to receive credit in that class.



    Thefollowing is the Tumwater School District Grading Scale:












    50-59.99= F


    Retakes/MakeUps: Students have oneweek from when the original assessment is returned to complete a retake ormakeup an assignment.



    Plagiarism:- is claiming another person’s ideas or writings as your own. Plagiarism is

                          illegal and if youplagiarize you will receive an F for the assignment.



    No personal electronicdevices in academic areas (an academicarea is anywhere you are working, or are supposed to be working, during classtime).


    Chromebooks are for academic use only.