Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts
Pre-AP World History
This is the story of man, his civilization and culture, his ideas and institutions, from the primitive beginnings to the present time. It traces the political, economic and social experiences of mankind and applies them to the present. Students gain an awareness of American-Western Civilization and the relationship of Western culture to other great world cultures. With this background, a study of contemporary world affairs becomes an essential element of the course, as do the achievements of man in this total cultural setting.
1. Be Punctual
2. Be Prepared
3. Be Respectful
4. Be Productive
5. Be Responsible
1. Interactive Notebook
3. Color pencils/crayons
4. USB (for lecture videos)
5. Glue sticks
6. Zipper pouch or box for supplies
Over the course of the semester you will be creating your own PAP World History Interactive Notebook (INB). INBs will be graded periodically, so students are expected to keep an updated and organized notebook.
What is a flipped classroom? In a flipped classroom, the traditional method of lecturing in class and assigning homework for students to complete at home is reversed. Students watch lectures via video on their own time outside of class and use the time in class to complete homework, work through problems, collaborate with others and the teachers, discuss advanced concepts, and engage in other more interactive activities.
What is expected? Instead of listening to a lecture in class daily, students will be given a weekly list of videos to watch at home. Students are able to watch these videos at their own pace and re-visit them as often as necessary throughout the course. While watching the videos, students will complete a short assignment to be used for in-class review and a quiz.
What if I don't have access to the internet at home? Students will need to bring a USB to class allowing the teacher to upload the videos for the student to watch on their laptops. If the student's laptop is not working, he/she must take it to the technology department at their home campus for repair. Students are also welcome to come to class during their fine art block (with permission from fine art teacher), before school, or after school to watch the videos. Failure to watch videos will affect the students' overall grade.
Nine Weeks Grades
Quizzes and Cover Sheets = 50%
INB Checks, Exams, and Projects = 50%
First and Second Nine Weeks Average - 75%
Final Project - 25%
Video Quizzes: After watching a video lecture, students are required to take a quiz in class the next day. Students who do not watch the video will receive a ZERO on the quiz and forfeit the opportunity to make it up.
Late Work: Late work is discouraged but accepted until the last day of the 9 weeks. Ten points will be deducted from final grade for every day it is late.
Re-Tests: Students may request to make up a failed exam or test grade. The request will be granted at the teacher's discretion based on the student's attendance, participation, and completion of assignments throughout the course.
Academic Integrity: The teacher has a ZERO-TOLERANCE policy for plagiarism and cheating. A student who has plagiarized or cheated will receive a zero in the grade book, will be given a referral, and will forfeit the opportunity to make up the grade.
Per Laredo I.S.D. policy, all students are required to attend class daily and on time in order to receive credit for the course. If a student is absent, it is his/her responsibility to A) ensure their absence is excused; B) obtain missing assignments; and C) complete all assignments by the due date.