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1 WORLD STUDIES With Mr. Chmiel

2 Background Married with three children – two are teenagers Married with three children – two are teenagers B.A. Princeton University B.A. Princeton University Master’s in Education Leadership – Seton Hall University Master’s in Education Leadership – Seton Hall University Teacher of Advanced Placement Art History, History of the Middle East, and World Religions Teacher of Advanced Placement Art History, History of the Middle East, and World Religions

3 Curriculum World history and cultures from 1400 – Present World history and cultures from 1400 – Present –Renaissance, Reformation, Exploration –Enlightenment and Age of Revolutions –19 th Century Imperialism and Colonialism –World Wars, Global Interconnection –Genocide and Human Rights –Current events

4 Using Art Art and many other visuals will be used to enhance learning Art and many other visuals will be used to enhance learning Most historical periods have visuals associated with it Most historical periods have visuals associated with it Attempting to reach a deeper understanding of the cultures and values of each time period Attempting to reach a deeper understanding of the cultures and values of each time period

5 Teaching Approach Interactive lectures using PowerPoint Interactive lectures using PowerPoint Cooperative learning Cooperative learning Maps, visuals, and primary sources – students analyzing them independently and in groups Maps, visuals, and primary sources – students analyzing them independently and in groups Class discussions Class discussions Review games Review games

6 Goals Improving student knowledge of world history, key time periods, events, and their impact Improving student knowledge of world history, key time periods, events, and their impact Understanding world cultures, how events from the past impact the world today Understanding world cultures, how events from the past impact the world today Building thinking, researching, writing skills to more well-rounded individuals Building thinking, researching, writing skills to more well-rounded individuals

7 Grading Based on point system (points earned by student/total possible points) Based on point system (points earned by student/total possible points) Tests Tests –Multiple-choice –Short answers/essays –A few per marking period –About 100 points each

8 Grading Quizzes Quizzes –A few per marking period –10 – 30 points each, varies Homework Homework –Based on textbook assignments –5 – 10 points each –Once a week

9 Grading Projects Projects –Working in groups –Researching and presenting –50 – 100 points Participation Participation –50 points –Prepared, answering questions in class, asking questions, respectful to peers

10 Geography Students took a geography test in the beginning of the year Students took a geography test in the beginning of the year No warning/studying – trying to obtain pure results – Where were they at? No warning/studying – trying to obtain pure results – Where were they at? End of the year, same assessment will be used End of the year, same assessment will be used Make students more knowledgeable about world around them Make students more knowledgeable about world around them

11 Writing Improving student expository and persuasive writing skills Improving student expository and persuasive writing skills Critical thinking and analysis of a prompt Critical thinking and analysis of a prompt How to construct thoughtful, cogently argued perspective supported by details How to construct thoughtful, cogently argued perspective supported by details

12 Contact Information Mr. Chmiel’s extra help day is Tuesday. Mr. Chmiel’s extra help day is Tuesday. His is His is

13 Concluding Remarks Balancing high expectations with nurturing environment Balancing high expectations with nurturing environment Building student confidence – realistic critique tempered with encouragement Building student confidence – realistic critique tempered with encouragement Getting students interested in the world around them Getting students interested in the world around them Learning is a process – “I am still learning.”…Michelangelo Learning is a process – “I am still learning.”…Michelangelo


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