World Studies Mr. Heywood
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
Easternand Western Ideas
In with the New, Outwith the Old
Civilizations Aroundthe Globe
Civilizationsof the Americas
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
The Age of Ideas/ theAge of Revolutions (1750-1917)
TheAge of Absolutism
Romanticismin the Arts
TheRise of Nationalism
TheGrowth of Democracy
TheAge of Imperialism
TheRise of Totalitarianism
Emergence and Developmentof New Nations (1900-Present)
Self-Rulefor British Colonies
TheRise of African Independence
Movementsfor Independence in Southeast Asia.
Challenges toDemocracy and Human Rights (1945-Present)
CBA:20th Century Conflicts
MajorResearch Topic: CBA: Causes of Conflict
Theme:Young People Taking Charge Through Film:
HeNamed Me Malala
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:
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.