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1 History 102 – World History Professor Joshua Ockman

2 The Most important thing I’ll mention today… The Class Website is at: – Lecture outlines, Reviews, Corrections, etc. will all be posted there. All material for this class will be under “Delta”

3 What does this class cover? The primary world civilizations (with a focus on Western Powers) from Circa AD 1300 to Modern Times

4 How will the material be covered? Lecture – lots and lots of lecture If you want the class to be more interesting, you must participate Questions, comments, opinions, and discussion are all welcome – as long as it stays on topic

5 How will we divide it up? (Tentative) Test 1: Circa 1300 to 1650 – End of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Exploration, Reformation and Religious Wars, Scientific Revolution Test 2: Circa 1600 to 1830s – Constitutionalism, Absolutism, Colonialism, the Enlightenment, American and French Revolutions, and Napoleonic Wars, and the Restoration Test 3: Circa 1830s to Modern Day (If Possible) – New Revolutions, New Nation states and Cultural movements, Imperialism, the Great War (WWI), the Russian Revolution, World War II, the Cold War, and Modern times Test 4: Final

6 Speaking of Tests… 4 Exams – Three 100 Point Exams – One 125 Point Final Cumulative – Questions from Old Exams Multiple Choice True/False Bonus Essay

7 Review Day The class period before an exam is Review day We will discuss the primary events, people, and ideas that will appear on the exam. This is the day for questions NO questions about test material will answered on test day.

8 The Dreaded Map Test Download the Maps at

9 It looks Like this…

10 And this…

11 Map 1: Using the Internet, an Atlas, a Textbook, etc., discover the names that match with the Rivers and Mountain Ranges that are drawn on the map Memorize this

12 Map 2: Using the Internet, an Atlas, a Textbook, etc., discover the names that match the modern nations and capitals of Europe Memorize this

13 Map Part 3: In roughly 3 weeks (I’ll give you a specific date later this week) I will hand you a copy of the map with 30 spots marked on the map for you to fill out in class – 15 rivers and mountains – 15 countries and capitals Worth 50 Points

14 Then there’s the Quizzes Quizzes 5-10 Questions a piece On Website – Due Next Class Meeting Open notebook Accepted by only Worth 25 Points Total

15 And the Project Recent Newspaper Article – No older than 2010 – I must approve the Article by March 1 st Two page paper – Why is this event significant to History? – Why would future classes study this event/person? Presentation – 5 minutes

16 Adding it all up Quizzes……………………………..25 Map Test……………………………50 Project…………………………….100 Exam 1………………………….…100 Exam 2………………………….…100 Exam 3………………………….…100 Final Exam……..……………..…125 Total Points:………..……………600

17 Contacting your Professor Addresses: – For Questions: – For Assignments: Etiquette – All s MUST include: First and last name School Complete sentences – s that ignore this will go unanswered

18 Correct Etiquette – John Smith – Nameless High School – Professor Ockman, – Professor, would you please send me the link for the Website? – Thanks, – John

19 Incorrect Etiquette Prof, Wut we doin in class today????????

20 Extra Credit is available Bonus One – Short Term Paper: – 25 Pts – 7 Pages based on an approved historical topic – You may write about a Historically inspired Book, Movie or Video Game, but at least one half the paper must discuss its historical accuracy – All topics must pertain to the time period covered in this class (Nothing can be Before AD 1300) Bonus Two – Visit to Temple B’nai Israel – 25 pts – Listen to a lecture on the Holocaust and Jewish Culture at the Temple in Monroe – Date TBD

21 Classroom Policies Wikipedia is not an acceptable resource for any project in this class. You will receive no credit for any assignment that you use Wikipedia. Plagiarism – If I discover a paper has been copied (especially from a website) it will be tossed out without a grade. Cheating – Anyone caught cheating on an exam receives an automatic zero Cell Phones – There are only two reasons a cell phone should be seen during my lecture – You have placed it on my desk to record the lecture – You are taking a picture of the current PowerPoint on the screen. – Besides these two exceptions, phones should disappear until I finish speaking – If I see a phone out during a test – that phone is banned from class until the semester ends

22 Questions?


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