• 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 4:00pm 
    • Social Studies Dept.

      Textbook:  World History by McDougal Littell

      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

      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.