Why History is Important
World History Syllabus
To many students History is a class in which they have to learn about people who are dead and whose accomplishments have long been forgotten. Each year students ask “Why do we need to study history?” or “How is this class going to help me today or in the future?” these questions are important for the students to ask and they are questions that need to be answered so students will feel invested in their education.
So why do we study history? Why are these people, accomplishments, and events important to me even though they happened long long ago? History has a number of different reasons on why it is important to know/learn/and study, some of this revolves around the memorization of names, dates, and places but it does not end there! Learning history teaches us how and why our world is the way it is. It teaches us tolerance, respect, and appreciation for past peoples, for different cultures, and other areas of the world! It also gives us very important skills that we will use every single day for the rest of our lives (see below)!
What will I be doing in World History?
Throughout the year in World History we will be working on, practicing, and improving on important skills that the students will need in high school as well as work beyond their educational career
What should I know by the end of the year?
By the end of the school year each student should be able to:
What are the Main Themes of World History?
6th Grade – Students will study Ancient Civilizations! This class will begin with prehistory and continue their journey through the Greeks, the rise of Christianity, as well as developments in China, Japan, Russia, Europe, and Africa!
7th Grade – Students will focus on World History which opens with the coming and birth of Christ and moves through medieval Christendom and ending in the 18th century and the Enlightenment projects.
8th Grade – .Students in 8th grade will pick up where the 7th grade left off! Students will review the Age of Enlightenment to our modern age. The class with research and learn how modern ideas, institutions, and culture have developed from the high centuries of Christian culture.
Assignments and grades will be posted on Educate (formerly Cornerstone) weekly. If you wish to view test dates, project due dates, etc… please use the link provided below. A students education is a shared responsibility between teacher, student, and parents…
General Rules for Student Behavior
If students should not follow classroom rules, consequences will be given to the student(s) based on situation and is at the discretion of the teacher. If a detention or other major consequence is given to a student(s), the parents of that student will be contacted that day. If any ongoing issues arise in the classroom parents will also be informed.
Communication with Parents
Parents will be contact in one of many ways.
Students are expected to come prepared to work. Supplies needed in class everyday:
Is assigned to help students be prepared for class and is to be considered important to the learning. Homework is to be completed on time or the student will not be prepared for class and will be at a disadvantage during class discussions and activities. Homework will be assigned regularly. Late work will be accepted, but at a reduced grade. Incomplete and/or Late Assignment will drop one letter grade each day until it is turned in.
Student’s grades will be based on total points and will not be weighted in any way. Students will be allowed one and only one retake per test. Students will receive the best score of the two tests. Student’s grades will be determined by the following
Epiphany Catholic School is dedicated to the forming of students as Saints and Citizens! With the emphasis of Classical, Liberal Arts Curriculum we will develop the full person which will allow them to engage in worldly affairs with wisdom and virtue.
This task cannot be done on our own! The success of a student’s education must come from the dedication and cooperation of three individuals, the Primary Educator (the parent), the Student, and the Classroom Teacher! Each of these people have responsibilities for educational success!
A+ 97 – 100%
A 94 – 96.99%
A- 90 – 93.99%
B+ 87 – 89.99%
B 84 – 86.99%
B- 80 – 83.99%
C+ 77 – 79.99%
C 74 – 76.99%
C- 70 – 73.99%
D+ 67 – 69.99%
D 64.00 – 66.99%
D- 60 – 63.99%
F 59.99% and below