Mr. A. T. GuzakWorld History GeographyEmail: Guzak@Phoenixunion.org
- Room #765
- Office Hours 7:30am to 4:00pm
Textbook: World History by McDougal Littell
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.
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
Supplies needed: Folder for Social Studies, pen, pencils, paper, color pencils and a
Spiral notebook is necessary for notebook checks.
Student Requirements: Students will be evaluated and graded on the following criteria:
1. prepared daily with a pencil, notebook,
2. complete daily assignments
3. complete school projects
4. tests and quizzes
Homework policy: Students are required to complete their homework assignments each night and turn in the following day.
Makeup Policy: Late work will count for 80% credit (exceptions for extended illnesses and emergencies). It is your responsibility to make up any assignments, projects, quiz, tests, etc. when you are absent. Check the school notes for the weekly assignments or with your instructor.
Grades: A= 90-100% B=80-89% C=70-79% D= 60-69% F= 59% and below P= Passing
The approximate breakdown of the semester scale includes Tests/Quizzes 10%, Class work, and notebook 30%, Projects 10%, Homework 5% and District Criterion Reference Tests 30%. (15% is final, 5% Midterm Benchmarks, 10% Written Benchmark).
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 2:30p.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. Phillip Verdugo, or Assistant Principal for Instruction, Ms. Dana Cook, for additional information at 602-764-2016.