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World History
YvetteCerbone Room C105
Email: **yvette.cerbone@cms.k12.nc.us**
Course Overview
World History is a semester length study of world civilizations and cultures. Our examination will begin with pre-history and the rise of early civilizations and continue through the post-Cold War era. An important focus of this course will be on the themes of geography, beliefs systems, culture and political structures of peoples from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.World History is the first required high school level class in the standard course of study for Social Studies in North Carolina. It is a graduation requirement, not an elective. The course covers more than 8,000 years of human history in the span of 90 classroom days including exams. Teacher facilitated note-taking and the expectation of homework several times each week is the only way to learn all of the material this course entails. Students will also have the opportunity to develop skills in the interpretation of historical documents, the writing of historical analysis, as well as the application of critical thought and problem solving on a daily basis. This is a challenging course that requires students to take responsibility for their own learning. To accomplish this, students must come to class prepared and be willing to participate in class discussions and effectively take notes.
Throughout our semester together we will address the following learning goals as we undertake the North Carolina standard course of study for ninth grade world history:
  • Historical Tools and Practices
  • Emerging Civilizations
  • Patterns of Social Order
  • Technology and Changing Global Connections
  • Patterns of History
  • Monarchies and Empires
  • Revolution and Nationalism
  • Global Wars

Supply List
Students must bring:
Three ring binder (2-inch)
5 binder dividers with tabs
Pens & pencils
200 sheets of loose leaf
Students will contribute one of the circled items to the class:
Ream of white copier paper 200 white index cards
Students will be provided with:
Holt Human Legacy textbook & a password to the online textbook site at http://my.hrw.com

  1. Students will be in their assigned seats at the bell. Students will have their WH notebook open and be in the process of writing down their daily objective & completing the warm up assignment.
  2. Every student will have a 2-inch size, three-ring binder which they will use as their notebook. This notebook will be a record of objectives covered, course notes, warm up & class activities, glossary of vocabulary, quizzes with corrections and essays. It will be checked six times during the semester and turned in for credit at the end of the course in June.
  3. Tutoring is offered every Thursday afternoon from 2:20 – 3:00 PM.If a student’s average is below 80% or his/her last test or quiz grade was below 80%, the student should be in attendance.
  4. Students are expected to be present on the day of tests and quizzes. However, if a student should be absent, he/she should make arrangements to take the assessment within the time period of no more than 5 days after the absence occurred.
  5. Students should use Parent Assistant to keep track of their progress. If a student does not have a username & password they should email Patty Thornton at patty.thornton@cms.k12.nc.us . Be sure to include your student ID# in your e-mail.
  6. Students MUST bring textbooks to class each day.
  7. Students are responsible for writing down assignments in their agenda daily. Daily assignments & objectives are posted on the whiteboard in my classroom.
  8. You may bring water to drink, but do not consume food in the classroom at any time.
  9. A calendar of upcoming tests and quizzes is available on my webpage at http://yvettecerbone.cmswiki.wikispaces.net. Click on the “Assignments” link on the task bar on the left side of the page.
  10. Email communication is made between the hours of 6:30 AM and 4:00 PM daily. Understand that emails sent after 4PM will be answered the following school day.