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Mr. Castellanos

Course Syllabus: Medieval and Modern History A and B

Mr. Castellanos

hpc9354@lausd.net

 

M,T,W,Th,F                        Fall & Spring 2022-2023

Room 508

 

Course Objectives: By the end of the course, students in Medieval and Modern History should be able to:

7.1 Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, social structures, and the causes and effects of the vast expansion and ultimate disintegration of the Roman Empire.

7.2 Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of Islam in the Middle Ages.

7.3 Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of China in the Middle Ages.

7.4 Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the sub-Saharan civilizations of Ghana and Mali in Medieval Africa.

7.5 Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of Medieval Japan.

7.6 Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of Medieval Europe.

7.7 Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the Meso-American and Andean Civilizations.

7.8 Analyze the origins, accomplishments, and geographic diffusion of the Renaissance.

7.9 Analyze the historical developments in the Reformation.

7.10 Analyze the historical developments of the Scientific Revolution and its lasting effect on religious, political, and cultural institutions.

7.11 Analyze political and economic change in the sixteenth, seventh, eighteenth centuries (the Age of Exploration, the Enlightenment, and the Age of Reason).

 

Materials

*fully charged Chromebook 

*one 1 ½ or 2 inch, three-ring binder with dividers/sections for all your classes

*college-ruled, 8 ½ inches X 11 inches writing paper

*BIC 4 color pen (blue, black, green, red)

*wood pencil with eraser

 

Assignments

Assignments not completed at the end of class may be submitted late. All assignments may be turned in three weeks prior to the end of semester for full credit. Lessons will be delivered through guided instruction, modeled over 2-4 days (depending on needs of students, needed scaffoldings, differentiation of instruction, and curricular acceleration).

 

Assessments

Assessments will be given after each lesson and chapter to gauge proficiency of the standard(s) and/or the need for intervention.

 

Work Habits

E=Consistently on task in class.  S=On task most of the time. U=Seldom on task.

 

Cooperation

E=Consistently collaborates and is respectful with peers and adults. S=Collaborates and  is respectful most of the time. U=Seldom collaborates and is 

respectful with peers, adults.

 

Scholastic Dishonesty

There are negative consequences for dishonest behavior (slander, libel, defamation, misrepresenting facts, larceny, harassment, discrimination, etc)  in private, public, work, and school settings. Dishonest behavior can be lying, withholding information, taking other’s work as your own. Avoid stealing other’s work (plagiarism) by placing the work inside quotation marks and citing the source (publisher, author, title of book, magazine, newspaper, article, year published, page, etc). 

What Are In-Text Citations?


 

Absences

Students are responsible for reading and submitting missed assignments and assessments during their absence to earn those missing points.  

 

Grading Scale

A=80%-100%

B=60%-79%

C=40%-59%

D=20%-39%   

F=0%-19%                   

 

Parent Conference

Parent/Guardian may schedule Zoom, phone, or in-person conference by contacting me at hpc9354@lausd.net for a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday 10:15 am (~30 minutes) appointment.

 

 

 

Course Syllabus:

United States History A and B

Mr. H. Castellanos

hpc9354@lausd.net

 

M,T,W,Th,F                Fall & Spring 2022-2023

Room 508

 

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course, students in United States History should be able to:

 

8.1 Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significance to the development of American Constitutional democracy.

8.2 Analyze the political principles underlying the United States Constitution and compare the enumerated and implied powers of the federal government..

8.3 Understand the foundation of the American political system and the ways in which citizens participate in it.

8.4 Analyze the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation.

8.5 Analyze United States foreign policy in the early Republic.

8.6 Analyze the divergent paths of the American people from 1800 to the mid-1800s and the challenges they faced, with emphasis on the Northeast.

8.7 Analyze the divergent paths of the American people in the South from 1800 to the mid1800s and the challenges they faced..

8.8 Analyze the divergent paths of the American people in the West from 1800 to the mid-1800s and the challenges they faced..

8.9 Analyze the early and stady attempts to abolish slavery and to realize the ideals of the Declaration of Independence.

8.10 Analyze the multiple causes, key events and complex consequences of the Civil War.

8.11 Analyze the character and lasting consequences of Reconstruction.

8.12 Analyze the transformation of the American economy and the changing social and political conditions in the United States in response to the Industrial Revolution.

 

Materials

*fully charged Chromebook 

*one 1 ½ or 2 inch, three-ring binder with dividers/sections for all your classes

*college-ruled, 8 ½ inches X 11 inches writing paper

*BIC 4 color pen (blue, black, green, red)

*wood pencil with eraser

 

Assignments

Assignments not completed at the end of class may be submitted late. All assignments may be turned in three weeks prior to the end of semester for full credit. Lessons will be delivered through guided instruction, modeled over 2-4 days (depending on needs of students, needed scaffoldings, differentiation of instruction, and curricular acceleration).

 

Assessments

Assessments will be given after each lesson and chapter to gauge proficiency of the standard(s) and/or the need for intervention.

 

Work Habits

E=Consistently on task in class.  S=On task most of the time. U=Seldom on task.

 

Cooperation

E=Consistently collaborates and is respectful with peers and adults. S=Collaborates and  is respectful most of the time. U=Seldom collaborates and is 

respectful with peers, adults.

 

Scholastic Dishonesty

There are negative consequences for dishonest behavior (slander, libel, defamation, misrepresenting facts, larceny, harassment, discrimination, etc)  in private, public, work, and school settings. Dishonest behavior can be lying, withholding information, taking other’s work as your own. Avoid stealing other’s work (plagiarism) by placing the work inside quotation marks and citing the source (publisher, author, title of book, magazine, newspaper, article, year published, page, etc). 

What Are In-Text Citations?

 

 

Absences

Students are responsible for reading and submitting missed assignments and assessments during their absence to earn those missing points.  

 

 

 

Grading Scale

A=80%-100%

B=60%-79%

C=40%-59%

D=20%-39%   

F=0%-19%                   

 

Parent Conference

Parent/Guardian may schedule Zoom, phone, or in-person conference by contacting me at hpc9354@lausd.net for a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday 10:15 am (~30 minutes) appointment.

Current Assignments