|AICE HISTORY: EUROPE OF THE DICTATORS
Victoria Schrimsher M. Ed
Mandarin High School
Phone # (904) 260-3911 Ext. 1139
Williams, R. (2013). European history 1789-1917. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Morris, T., & Murphy, D. (2004). Europe: 1870-1991 (Revised/Expanded ed.). London: HarperCollins.
Morris, T., & Murphy, D. (2006). Europe 1870-1990 (Revised/Expanded ed.). London: Harper Collins.
AICE is a rigorous, internationally recognized pre-university curriculum that provides students with a broad, balanced preparation for college honors-degree programs. AICE is recognized as the equivalent to first-year standing at more than 150 colleges and universities in 39 states. AICE prepares students to enter college with up to 30 hours of college credit and provides skills required to be successful once they become college students.
This course is an overview of modern Europe from 1789-1939. Students will be able to explain how and why Europe emerged as a dominant world power.
This class is an advanced level Cambridge AICE class; therefore I will conduct it as a college course. Generally, assessments will follow the AICE History essay model. Each student’s level of writing should improve to that of a college freshman. I expect readings to be completed fully and on time, and I expect everyone to come to class prepared and ready to participate. Non-essay format assessments will be used to ensure reading comprehension.
The major goal of the Cambridge history program is for students to gain a better understanding of not only the facts and figures of history, but the themes and ideas that shaped and are still shaping our world. Students will develop greater abilities in expressing their ideas and arguments both verbally and in writing.
Paper 3 is type of source based question and will focus on analyzing various interpretations of the Holocaust. Paper 4 will cover Europe of the Dictators 1918-1941. Students will be asked to answer 2 out of 4 questions dealing with the dictators.
Theme 1 Lenin
Theme 2 Mussolini
Theme 3 Stalin
Theme 4 Hitler
Theme 5 Holocaust (Source Question)
AICE History (9389) Components 3 and 4
Students will sit for the AICE Modern European A Level Papers (Exams) at the end of the school term if he/she is not satisfied with their current history score, or he/she has not earned an A Level. Paper 3 will require students to complete a source based essay based on the Holocaust. Students will have one hour to complete this essay. Paper 4 will ask students to select two of the four themes listed (excluding the Holocaust. Students will have one hour and thirty minutes to complete the two selected essays. Scores will be available August 2015.
The grades are determined on a total point system. Each assignment is given a total point value. At the end of the quarter a student’s points are added and then divided by the total points possible for the final average. Assignments not turned in by the due date will receive half credit. LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Students will get on late work pass to use each quarter. The late work pass will allow students to turn in one late assignment
, but will have a deduction of 20%. Students using this option will be assigned a final due date, if he/she does not meet that date
, then he/she forfeit the option of turning an assignment in late.
Tests------------------------------------- 100 points
Projects: -------------- ----------------- 50 points
Essays: ---------------- ----------------- 40-50 points
Quizzes: ------------------------------- -20-30 points
Class/ Homework Assignments -- -10-40 points
The following is an example:
Susie’s grades: 5/10, 20/20, 67/100, 85/100
177/203 = 76.9%/C
Grade Scale: A 90.0 % –100 %
B 80.0 % - 89.9 %
C 70.0 % – 79.9 %
D 60.0 % - 69.9 %
F 0.00%- 59.9 %
*Numerical averages on the bubble (.1-.9) will be “rounded” ONLY if a student has turned in all assignments by their due dates and has a successful binder check. Binders will only by collected for students that are on the bubble and meet the due date requirement.
1 three-ring notebook
(at least 1 ½ ”) with 6 dividers
Loose leaf college rule notebook paper
2 Number 2 pencils
2 Pens (blue or black ink)
2 pens (red or green for edits)
Sticky Notes/Post-It Notes
Rules and Procedures:
Classroom Rules Consequences
*Teacher may choose not go in order depending on the infraction.
Arrive on time with necessary materials 1. Verbal Warning
Keep hands, feet, and objects to self 2. Student/Teacher Conference
Work during all work times 3. Contact Parent
Follow direction on the first request 4. Guidance Referral
Follow student code of conduct 5. Administrative Referral
– Absolutely no hall passes will be given during either the first fifteen minutes or the last fifteen minutes of class. Hall passes will be granted only for emergencies such as illness or restroom needs.
ID BADGES, ELECTRONIC DEVICES & DRESS CODE
– Students will be checked for I.D. badges and dress code as they enter class. Please remember students must wear their I.D. badges at all times. Students are not permitted to use any electronic devices (cell phones, mp3 players, I-Pods, etc.) during class unless otherwise noted by the teacher. Students will get one warning
, then cell phone will be confiscated and returned to the student at the end of the day. Students that continue to violate cell phone policy will be placed on progressive discipline.
ATTENDANCE AND MAKE-UP WORK
– Attendance in class is extremely important. When a student is absent
, it is his/her responsibility
to check with the teacher to obtain any assignments missed. Any missed assignments
, quizzes, or tests need to be made up at designated times. Students missing a quiz will take the missing assessment the day they return to class. Students missing a test must stay after school on the designated day to make up a test.
Students, I welcome opportunities to help you, and I encourage you to make arrangements to see me if you are experiencing difficulty with the course. Parents, please feel free to contact me at any time. You may contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 904-260-3911 ext. 1139
* The Instructor reserves the right to make changes to the course syllabus with notification to the parent and student.
GOOD LUCK AND HAVE A SUCCESSFUL YEAR!!
AICE HISTORY EUROPE OF THE DICTATORS (2015-2016)
VIDEO PERMISSION FORM & SYLLABUS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
PLEASE DETACH AND RETURN TO MS. SCHRIMSHER ROOM L204
** From time to time videos/video clips of historical issues are viewed in class. These videos/video clips are occasionally rated PG or PG-13. The content always correlates to topics being discussed in class.
the box that applies:
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_______ I do not give permission for my child to view these. Please give an alternate assignment.
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I HAVE READ THE AICE EURO SYLLABUS ONLINE AND UNDERSTAND ALL THE RULES AND PROCEDURES CONTAINED WITHIN IT.
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