Course Info and Requirements
History is what you make it. If you choose to think of history as a random
collection of name and dates from the past, that will be its only use to you. However, if
you choose to apply the lessons and skills that you will discover in this course, you will
be prepared to take advantage of opportunities that you will encounter in your lifetime.
In this demanding course, we will introduce the major social, political and economic
themes and concepts of western civilizations. We will emphasize the role of geography in
the growth and decline of civilizations, the role of art and architecture in historical
cultures, the application of universal historical themes and concepts to today's world,
the development of analytical writing, and the development of student social skills within
The following are requirements for success in this course:
I. Attendance - The NVHS Attendance Policies are followed. You may be dropped from this
course after three (3) unexcused or twelve (12) cumulative absences.
II. Responsibility - You are responsible for any and all work missed due to excused
absences. Work missed due to unexcused absences will receive an automatic zero. Late work
can receive at most half (50%) credit. No late work in a unit of study is accepted after
that unit's test.
III. Preparation - Completion of homework assignments and readings is essential. Being
prepared gives you the opportunity to succeed on tests and quizzes. Not being prepared
leads to poor performance and missing assignments.
IV. Participation - You are expected to participate in discussions and group work, answer
when called upon and be attentive to material being presented.
V. Respect - Respect the opinions and input of your classmates, their goals and the goals
of the teacher.
VI. Pride - Autograph everything you do with excellence! Take ownership of the things you
produce, the knowledge you acquire and the skills you learn.
VII. Honesty - The NVHS Academic Honesty Policy is followed. Read it. Know it.
A=91-100 B=81-90 C=71-80 D=65-70 F=64 and below
The Ancient World
Egypt, The Middle East
India and China
The Classical World
Greece and Rome
The Medieval World
Age of Charlemagne
The Middle Ages
Age of Exploration
Age of Monarchs
Age of Revolutions
English and American
The French Revolution
The Industrial Revolution
The Modern World
World War I