World History II Syllabus

  • World History II


    Teacher:            Mr. Lodge, State College High School South 231-5020 office 240 south day A- office 55 north day B.

    Course:            This course completes our two-year program in World History. This course focuses on building geography skills, expanding cultural awareness, and the study of the history of humanity, from 1450 through the present day. Current issue studies are integrated throughout the course. The course strives to provide the student with the skills and knowledge to become a responsible citizen in a global society.
    Students participate in a variety of activities including class work, discussions, large and small group projects, individual projects, vocabulary development, lectures, current events and guest speakers. Research and writing skills are stressed, with particular attention given to the development and refinement of skills in research organization, application of traditional library and on-line resources, and appropriate use of presentation software.

    Evaluation:                        Grade Scale:            A 100-90

                                                                B 89-80

                                                                C 79-70

                                                                D 69-60

                                                                E 59 and below

                            Grades will be based on a point system in the following categories.

    Test:            After each chapter you will be tested on the material covered. The test will consist but not limited to multiple choice, true or false, matching, short answer, and essay type questions.

    Quizzes:            Quizzes will be given announced and unannounced periodically during the marking period.

    Research:       Multiple research projects and essays stressing the five-paragraph format will be given to each student.

    Participation:            Each semester the students will be expected to present and lead a discussion based upon a deliberative model using TED talks as their basis.

    Class Expectations: “RESPECT” school, teacher, parents, peers and yourselves


    Definitions of Plagiarism 

    Plagiarism is defined as the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work. Intentional plagiarism occurs when a student knowingly submits someone else’s words or ideas as if they were his/her own. Unintentional plagiarism occurs when writers and researchers use the words or ideas of others but fail to quote or give credit (perhaps because they don't know how). When in doubt, students must check with a teacher or librarian.

    1. Examples of plagiarism may include but are not limited to:
      1) purchasing or copying work produced by others (homework, reports, take-home exams, tests, research papers, music, art, images, etc.)
      2) direct copying (“cutting and pasting”) of selected sections (words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs) from another source without quotation marks and/or documentation.
      3) paraphrasing, summarizing, or otherwise rewording another’s original work that is not common knowledge without documentation.
      4) failing to document the use of charts, graphs, diagrams, statistics, or other materials not created or compiled by the student.
      5) working together on an independent assignment and then submitting individual copies of the assignment as one’s own individual work.

    6) fabricating data or in any way falsifying the results of an experiment or inquiry process.


Last Modified on May 3, 2016