High School World History



Alisa DeBorde

Course Time:
This course is offered on Thursdays.


  • This course is open to 9th - 12th grade students.


Course Texts (2):

  • World History, 4th Edition, BJUPress
    ISBN-   9781606821183



Course Description:
Beginning with Creation and continuing through present day, this course
presents an overview of the story of mankind and God’s work through the ages.

We will focus on history-shaping events, artifacts, and people. 


Course Class Time:

  • We will have weekly reading quizzes.

  • Class time will be spent on discussion, mini-lecture, student presentations,
    and group activities.


Course Homework Requirements:

  • Weekly Homework will consist of reading a chapter in the student text and completing a History Engagement. History Engagements will be assignments requiring students to more deeply consider a historic figure, event, or other facet of the week's reading. The assignment options will appeal to a variety of interests, learning styles, and strengths. 

  • Students will take a test at the end of each unit.

  • Students will deliver short presentations several times throughout the course.


Late Policy:

  • In order to receive full credit, work must be received by midnight of the due date.  

  • Half credit given if received by midnight, Wednesday, of the following week.

  • Zero points given if received after that, except in case of illness, or if other arrangements
    have been made. 


  • 30%  homework 

  • 10%  quizzes 

  • 30%  unit test

  • 30%  projects and presentations

Specific Requirements:

  • Internet access is required.

  • All written work, other than workbook activities, must be typed.

Course Supplies:

  • textbook

  • binder, with front and back pockets for handouts,
    and a clear front cover sleeve for their syllabus  

  • blue or black pens

  • colored pencils

  • loose-leaf lined paper

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