Instructor: Wendy Shelton
School: Jefferson
School year: 2008-09
Course number: 27040
Course title: Global Studies
Subject: Social Sciences and History
Grade level(s): 10
Credits: 1
Course description:
This class will examine events that take place throughout the world and how these events relate to your life. Our class will make use of the studies of geography, current events, politics, history, economics and sociology to question, critique and explore global issues.
Prerequisites:
Priority standards:
Schedule of topics/units covered:
Major topics of study will cover culture, geography, politics, history, current events, colonialism, anthropology and the environment.
Academic vocabulary:
District adopted materials:
Supplemental resources:
Differentiation/accessibility strategies and support (TAG, ELL, SpEd, other):
Students will be identified at the beginning of the year as TAG, ELL, SpEd etc. All lessons will be modified and differentiated to meet students needs. All students will be able to use multiple literacy stategies to make a connection with content.
Final proficiencies:
The majority of work will require your participation in role-plays, simulations, group activities, discussions and individual assignments. We will study novels, short stories, autobiographical accounts, historical documents and film to gain an understanding of the different cultures and histories that we will be studying. You will be challenged to use your intelligence to tackle the exploration of serious world issues.
Career-related learning experiences (CRLEs):
  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • Project-based Learning
  • Mentorships for students
  • School-based business
Essential skills to be taught:
  • Read and comprehend
  • Write clearly and accurately
  • Listen actively and speak clearly
  • Apply mathematics
  • Think critically
  • Personal management and teamwork
  • Use technology
  • Civic and Community Engagement
  • Global Literacy
Essential skills to be assessed:
  • Read and comprehend
  • Write clearly and accurately
  • Listen actively and speak clearly
  • Apply mathematics
  • Think critically
  • Personal management and teamwork
  • Use technology
  • Civic and Community Engagement
  • Global Literacy
Assessment/evaluation/grading policy:
Daily work/homework/exams + Participation Points = Total Quarter Points
1st Quarter/2nd Quarter average to receive Semester grade
90%-100% = A
80%-89% = B
70%-79% = C
60%-69% = D
59% and below = F
Behavioral expectations:
All individuals in the classroom are expected to follow the philosophy: Do what contributes to your learning and the learning of others. Protection of the learning environment is absolute and crucial. Students need to be aware of obvious infractions to our learning environment which are not allowed in the classroom, for example: Not working, profanity, racist/sexist/homophobic remarks, electronic devises, talking during instruction, disrespecting another human being, etc. Other situations, which may arise, are to my discretion of whether the learning environment is in danger.
Safety issues and requirements:
All students will work to create a safe and positive learning environment.

Approved by Margaret Calvert on 9/24/2008.