World History                                                                                                             ...
Does History Matter?• “[T]he experience of the past can find  its highest relevance in the guidance it  offers in living w...
What we’ll cover…• SOUTH AFRICA• 1st unit, fall
What we’ll cover…    • CHINA    • 2nd unit, fall term
What we’ll cover…• RESEARCH UNIT• winter term
What we’ll cover…    • THE MIDDLE EAST    • spring term
Skills…• reading  comprehension• note-taking• analytical thinking  and writing• oral discussion  and presentations• group ...
So you will be able to…          • prepare for success          • ask good questions          • prepare effective         ...
iPads will help us...      • follow current events        in countries we study      • organize notes,        “handouts,” ...
Essential rules…THAYER HONOR CODE     integrity   responsibility   mutual respect
Classroom necessities…       • be on time       • observe the dress         code       • turn off your cell         phones...
Parental roles• be supportive and talk with your children  about what they are learning• let them take responsibility for ...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

World back to-school 12-13

348 views

Published on

World History Intro

Published in: Education, Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
348
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
44
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

World back to-school 12-13

  1. 1. World History Honors 2012-2013 World Research 2008 Mr. Dunne Guidelines for the Freshman Research Project Mr. Dunne We will spend the bulk of the winter term working on a research project, which will result in a 6- to 7-page, fully documented research paper and a six- to eight-minute oral presentation. As a class, we will decide what region of the world we will explore. During the first two weeks of class we will learn about the research process and read some background information about the region we choose from some basic sources. By the middle of the second week, each student should have aPoster designed for “Expo 1967,” Montreal, Canada, 1967. working research topic to Found at The Canadian Design Resource , “Expo 67” pursue for the duration of the<http://www.canadiandesignresource.ca/ officialgallery/?cat=48&paged=3> term.The research project will be broken into a number of different components with deadlinesoccuring as we go. It is crucial that you keep pac e, meet your deadlines, and follow directionscarefully. If your early preparation is thorough and accurate, the end product often comestogether painlessly. If your early preparation is incomplete and sketchy, the end product canbe unbelievably difficult. Former students regularly offer this advice when they evaluate theproject at the end: “Follow directions and meet your deadlines!”On the back of this sheet you will find a list of graded steps with their approximate due dates.I will provide you with weekly calendars as we go. A mong the requirements for the projectare: topic and statement of purpose; tentative thesis statement; bibliographic evaluations (atleast six sources of at least four different types, and no more than two internet sites, b oth ofwhich will need my approval); note cards (at least 40 cards from at least six sources); anoutline; a first draft; a final draft six to seven pages in length; full documentation, including abibliography and footnotes/ endnotes; and a fully documente d slide show oral presentation.***Be sure to keep all the material you produce and that I return to you. You will needto turn in all your materials with the final draft. You will receive detailed weekly schedulesoutlining our work as we go, and you will receive more detailed explanations of the differentelements of the project as we proceed.
  2. 2. Does History Matter?• “[T]he experience of the past can find its highest relevance in the guidance it offers in living with the problems of the present.” —David Potter, historian
  3. 3. What we’ll cover…• SOUTH AFRICA• 1st unit, fall
  4. 4. What we’ll cover… • CHINA • 2nd unit, fall term
  5. 5. What we’ll cover…• RESEARCH UNIT• winter term
  6. 6. What we’ll cover… • THE MIDDLE EAST • spring term
  7. 7. Skills…• reading comprehension• note-taking• analytical thinking and writing• oral discussion and presentations• group efforts
  8. 8. So you will be able to… • prepare for success • ask good questions • prepare effective answers • gather and present information • draw meaningful conclusions • collaborate effectively
  9. 9. iPads will help us... • follow current events in countries we study • organize notes, “handouts,” and other resources • collaborate on projects • prepare for tests • lighten our backpacks!
  10. 10. Essential rules…THAYER HONOR CODE integrity responsibility mutual respect
  11. 11. Classroom necessities… • be on time • observe the dress code • turn off your cell phones • respect other people’s belongings • be prepared to be a student—and to enjoy learning history!
  12. 12. Parental roles• be supportive and talk with your children about what they are learning• let them take responsibility for their work• contact me by phone or e-mail if issues emerge• watch them grow!

×