• Mr. A. T. Guzak
    World History Geography
    Email:  Guzak@Phoenixunion.org
    • Room #765

    World History/Geography

      • Phone# 602-764-2000

        • Office Hours 7:30am to 3:30pm 
      • Social Studies Dept.

    Class Description

    World History/Geography is the first course in the Social Studies Program. This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to understand the major concepts, characteristics, events and people of modern history (1500 - present). The course will include an overview of Western Civilization. Economic and political developments, geographic concepts, belief systems and cultural contributions are integrated into the curriculum. The course is based on the Arizona State Social Studies Standards for World History.

    Class Sessions

    Unit 1 – The World in Spatial Terms                                      Unit 6 – Age of Revolutions

    Unit 2 – Early Civilizations                                                     Unit 7 – Age of Imperialism  

    Unit 3 – World in transition                                                    Unit 8 – World War One

    Unit 4 – Renaissance and Reformation                                   Unit 9 – World War Two and Cold War

    Unit 5 – Encounters and Exchange                                         Unit 10 – Contemporary World

    Homework policy: Students are required to complete their homework assignments each night and turn in the following day.

    Grades: A= 90-100% B=80-89% C=70-79% D= 60-69% F= 59% and below P= Passing

    Classroom Rules: 1. Be on time for class.   2.  Follow directions first time they are given. 3.  Electronic devices need to be put away. 4.  No vulgar language. 5.  Food and drink need to stay out of classroom. 

    Tardies: Students are allowed one tardy per quarter (9 weeks).  Second write the rule or Detention.   Fourth tardy will result in a Detention.  Fifth tardy will result a student referral.

    Consequences:       First Offense: Verbal warning

                                   Second Offense: written warning (writing the rule)

                                   Third Offense: After school detention issued

                                   Repeated Offenses: Parent-Teacher Conference/ Referral

    Detentions: Held in my room #765 after school from 3:00p.m. - 3:25p.m

    Academic tutoring and test preparation is available to all students. Additional support for passing classes and graduating on time is the intent of these services.  Support through Title I funding is available in the areas of Math, Reading and English.  If interested, please contact the Principal, Mr. Doherty, or Assistant Principal of Instruction for additional information at 602-764-2016.