Global 10



    Global 10


    Course Description: This the second part of the two-year course in global studies designed to develop perspectives on the Middle East, Africa, South Asia (including India and Pakistan) and East Asia (including China and Japan), all of Europe and Latin America. Interactions and linkages among nations and people will be explored within specific time periods to ascertain how the past influences the present. The perspectives of history and the social sciences will be treated in each of the areas studied in grades 9 and 10. Specific themes will be highlighted within a geographic and cultural context, and will be covered chronologically from the Neolithic Revolution to the 1700s in grade 9 and from the 1700s until the present in grade 10.


    The following concepts and themes will be emphasized, but not limited to:


    World History Themes List

    a. Belief Systems:  The result of the human need to understand natural phenomenon and to answer the question regarding their way of life and what happens after death. Included are the major religions and philosophies of the world, including: Animism; Shinto; Hinduism; Judaism; Buddhism; Confucianism; Taoism; Christianity; and Islam.


    b. Change and Turning Points: Events that have changed the way people lived, such as political revolutions, social and religious change, new technologies, or the exploration of unknown places. Examples: Neolithic Revolution; Protestant Reformation; Age of Discovery; Industrial Revolution; political revolutions; and the Cold War.


    c. Conflict major clashes between peoples, nations, ethnic groups and religions.


    d. Culture and Intellectual Life: Periods in history where society enjoys not only cultural and intellectual achievements, but also stable government and strong economy. Golden Ages including: Ancient Greece; Roman Empire; Dynastic China; Gupta Empire; the spread of Islam; African Trading Kingdoms; European Renaissance and the Enlightenment.


    e. Diversity: There are many different peoples, cultures, traditions, political systems, and religions, in the world. Diversity is the idea that there are a variety of characteristics that define different people around the world.


    f. Economic Systems: An overview of the effects of different types of economic systems on people and events including the ideas of needs and wants, factors of production, and scarcity (inadequate supply)


    g. Environment and Society: All the conditions, circumstances, and influences surrounding, and affecting the development of people of the world at large.


    h. Geography: Human and physical. The relationship between the environment, people, and the resources they use.


    i. Human Rights:  The belief that all human beings are entitled to certain basic rights; examples: status of women; self-determination; ethnic tensions; and religious tensions. The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Dec. 10, 1948.  The declaration asserts that all persons are equal in dignity and rights, and have the right to life, liberty, and security.  It also lists certain social and cultural rights.


    j. Imperialism:  ambition of a powerful nation to dominate the political, economic, and cultural affairs of another nation.


    k. Interdependence: The reliance of people on goods, resources, and knowledge from other parts of the world. This interaction is mutually beneficial and most often takes the form of trade and cultural diffusion.


    l. Justice and Law: Throughout history, as humans banded and lived together, they have come up with certain rules and regulations to live by. These laws and how they are developed and carried out have affected human kind. Here we will examine how they have done so.


    m. Movement of People and Goods: The affects of the movement of people and goods on the world and the people living in it. Colombian exchange.

    n. Nationalism and the Nation state: Nationalism is more than the love of ones country. Historically nationalism, takes on a far greater meaning.  Throughout history, large groups of people who share a cultural identity (language, customs, history) have felt the pulling power of nationalistic feeling.  The spirit of nationalism also includes the belief that one's nation is better off as an autonomous state. 


    o. Political systems: the development of formal governmental systems such as monarchy, democracy, feudalism, communism, socialism, fascism, etc.


    p. Science and Technology: A look at how advances in science and technology have affected humankind over time.


    q. Urbanization:  a look at the movement of people from the farm to the city and its affect over time.




    TWIGS10: This Week In Global Studies 10 – This is our weekly agenda. It will be Displayed at the start of each week in class. It will list out the topic of each day and any and all assignments, tests, quizzes, etc. that are due or coming up. This agenda will be posted on my web site. It will usually be available Sunday evenings.


    Sources: Textbook – We will also be using a number of different primary and secondary sources, books, plays, songs, novels and videos.


    Instruction: We will be doing a variety of different activities in class. They may involve cooperative learning activities (small and large group work), reading (newspapers textbooks, historical documents, etc.), writing (student journals, editorials, letters, essays, etc.), student presentations (skits, role plays, debates, songs, research results), lectures, Web Quests, and video analysis.


    Grades: Evaluation will be based on a point system listed as follows (subject to change):

    Unit Exams: 100 points Quizzes: 5-30 points Homework: 25 points        

    Notebook: 50 points Projects: 50  - 100 points Participation: TBA



    Tests and quizzes: Quizzes will be given periodically –  may be based on a weekly reading assignment. The quizzes will/can consist of multiple-choice questions, true/false, matching, short answer, and/or fill in the blank questions.

    Unit Exams will consists of multiple-choice questions that are similar to those on the New York State Global History and Geography Regents Exam.



    NY State US History & Government Regents Exam: New York State mandates this exam. It consists of 50 multiple-choice questions, a Thematic Essay, and a Document Based Question (DBQ) essay. This test will be given in June.





    Homework will be assigned throughout each unit in relation to the subject matter. Homework will be evaluated in different ways. It could be collected, visually checked in class, or in the form of short homework quizzes. HW will be evaluated for completeness, neatness, effort. I will try not to give homework over weekends.  Late homework will be penalized 20% per day from the original due date (weekends included!) You cannot make up missing homework at the end of the marking period


    Projects: You MAY be responsible to complete a project per quarter. At times you may have to present your project in class. Details on specific projects will be provided as they come up.


    Class work and participation:  I prefer not to stand in front of the class and lecture; it’s boring for you and us. As a result we need to work together as a class to complete different activities that involve us all. This needs to be done in a considerate, respectful manner. I expect students to come to class prepared and ready to contribute.


    Notebook: You are to bring a three ring binder notebook to class with a blue or black pen, & a highlighter. You may want to invest in some colored pencils to have on hand for note taking. The notebook will have 5 dividers, one for a writing journal and the rest for each unit covered in class. Notebooks may be checked once per quarter. They will be checked for completeness, neatness, and organization.

    Class rules: The rules in my classes are the same as those in the student handbook; the following will be emphasized:

    §         Respect

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    In other words….

    §         Respect Mr. Saulino by

    o        Coming to class on time

    o        Coming to class prepared

    o        Being attentive in class

    o        Being neat and organized


    ▪ Respect others by

    ◦ Not talking while they are talking or trying to listen

    ◦ Not harassing them in any way, physically and/or verbally


    ▪ Respect yourself by…

    ◦ Taking advantage of the educational opportunities you have

    ◦ Asking questions or getting extra help

    ◦ Making up work missed due to illness or lessons

    ◦ Being accountable for you.



    Extra help: I am are available outside class for extra help or for any questions or concerns you may have. Our availability after school varies throughout the year. It is best to check with me and make a specific appointment to meet. Contact me at 758-2241 ext. 71285 or rsaulino@rhcsd.org (prefer e-mail as a contact option)


    Make-up work: If you miss work due to absences, it is your responsibility to make this up. You will have as much time as was given for the original assignment. If work is not made up, it will be counted as a Zero. This includes homework, tests, quizzes, and projects. Late work will be penalized according to the situation.


    Mr. Saulino’s HomePage: http://www.redhookcentralschools.org/page/657


    Mr. Saulino reserve the right to change/amend course outline as he sees fit in order to maintain the proper learning environment for all students.