Ancient World History

Ancient World History

Educator: Mr. Marc Uhlmann

Phone: 323-5245

email: muhlmann@portageps.org

Room: 1108




 

 

 


Course Description:

This course presents ancient civilization from western and non-western perspectives. Students will study primary sources in learning about peoples, events, and cultures of past eras. Critical thinking and oral and written expression are emphasized. This class will apply these principles to the study of Ancient History from 4000 B.C.(B.C.E)–1453 A.D.(C.E.) The events, people, and ideas of this time period have had a profound effect politically and socially on the world we live in today. This class will be discussion and participation based. Students will be expected to apply knowledge from the course as well as formulate opinions which will be expressed in oral and written form. Attention will be given to historiography as well.

 Essential Learning Expectations:

This History course is divided into the following areas of study

1.      Ancient Middle East Civilizations --Sumerians, Phoenicians, Babylonians, Persians, Israelites.

2.      Ancient Far East Civilizations –India and China

3.      Ancient Greece

4.      Ancient Rome

5.      Byzantine Empire

 All areas of study will include an analysis of the culture through, Government, Military, Economics, Science , technology, literature, Art, Philosophy and Archeology.

 Text used and other recommended materials:

World History: the Human Journey   Holt Reinhart

 Evaluation:                                                                                                                    

Student assessment will be based on completion of exams, research projects, simulations, weekly quizzes, case studies and homework. Student evaluation will also include in class participation and discussion.  Letter grades will be assigned by the scale below.

Student scores that result in .05 or higher should be rounded up.  The following percentage scale applies.      

 100 - 91.5  = A

91.4 - 89.5 = A-

89.4 - 87.5 = B+

87.4 - 81.5 = B

81.4 - 79.5 = B-

79.4 - 77.5 = C+

77.4 - 71.5 = C

71.4 - 69.5 = C-

69.4 - 67.5 = D+

67.4 - 61.5 = D

61.4 - 59.5 = D-

59.4 - 0      = E

Grades will be rounded up only to the tenth place during this calculation.  Students will only earn a passing grade for a marking period if they achieve at or above 59.45%, which rounds to 59.5%.

                                                                                     TO CALCULATE FINAL SEMESTER GRADE

The final semester grade is based on a composite of two nine-weeks’ grades and the final examination/culminating assessment/project.  Each 9 weeks is worth approximately 43%, and the semester exam/project or District Culminating Activity assessment is worth approximately 14%.  

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