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Homework / Important Dates
Global 9 is a one-year course that concludes with a local exam.
- The Rise of Civilizations: Human Beginnings and the early civilizations
- The Flowering of Civilizations: Study the Greek, Roman, Chinese, and Indian empires
- Regional Civilizations: Byzantine Empire, Islam, Medieval Europe and the Americas
- Emergence of the Modern World: Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Exploration, Royal Power & Conflict
We basically cover chapters 1-19 of the book in 9th grade.
We do not cover all of the information in those chapters.
Text used: World History: The Human Experience
Each chapter is completed when the students take the chapter test. No assignments from the chapter will be accepted after that test!
U.S. History & Government
This class is a prep class for the New York State Regents Exam in United States History and Government that all students will take in June. The course spans the time line of American history, beginning with colonial America and ending with current issues in our country such as the war against terrorism and increasing health care costs.
This is a state mandated class with a state mandated curriculum that we must follow. The regents consists of 50 multiple choice questions, a thematic essay, and a document-based question. We will spend a few weeks at the end of the year reviewing and preparing for the exam.
Text: America: Pathways to the Present (Prentice Hall)
AP US History
The AP U.S. History course is designed to provide students with the analytic skills andfactual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in U.S.history. The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. Students should learn to assess historical materials—their relevance to a given interpretive problem, reliability, and importance—and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. An AP U.S. History course should thus develop the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions on the basis of an informed judgment and to present reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively in essay format.
AP Exam Grades
The Readers’ scores on the free-response questions are combined with the results of the computer-scored multiple-choice questions; the weighted raw scores are summed to give a composite score. The composite score is then converted to a grade on AP’s 5-point scale:
AP GRADE QUALIFICATION
5 Extremely well qualified
4 Well qualified
2 Possibly qualified
1 No recommendation
AP Exam grades of 5 are equivalent to A grades in the corresponding college course. AP Exam grades of 4 are equivalent to grades of A–, B+, and B in college. AP Exam grades of 3 are equivalent to grades of B–, C+, and C in college.
T he E x am
The exam is 3 hours and 5 minutes in length and consists of two sections: a 55-minute multiple-choice section and a 130-minute free-response section. The free-response section begins with a mandatory 15-minute reading period. Students are advised to spend most of the 15 minutes analyzing the documents and planning their answer to the document-based essay question (DBQ) in Part A. Suggested writing time for the DBQ is 45 minutes.
Parts B and C each include two standard essay questions that, with the DBQ, cover the period from the first European explorations of the Americas to the present. Students are required to answer one essay question in each part in a total of 70minutes. For each of the essay questions students choose to answer in Parts B and C, it is suggested they spend 5 minutes planning and 30 minutes writing. Both the multiple-choice and the free-response sections cover the period from thefirst European explorations of the Americas to the present, although a majority of questions are on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
This and other helpful information can be found at www.apcentral.collegeboard.com