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Samuel Kirk Huston
  • Samuel Kirk Huston

    Government/Economics

    11-12th Grade

    Room Number: 3104

    Phone number: 281-788-1562

    Email Address: samuel.huston@humbleisd.net

    Tutoring: Monday/Tuesday 8:00-8:35, 12:30-1:00

     

  • World History Pre-AP
    Pacing Calendar 2019-2020

    1st Semester

       
         

     

    Week of

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    August 19 – 23

    Intro/Early Humans

    Intro/Early Humans

    Early Civilization

    Early civilization

    August 26 – 30

    Egypt/India

    Egypt/India

    China/ Other Civ

    China/Other Civ

    September 2 – 6

    No School

    Zhou/Quin/Han

    Zhou/Quin/Han

    Document Lab

    September 9 – 13

    Indian Religion/Review

    Indian Religion/Review

    Summative

    Summative

    September 16 – 20

    Persia

    Persia

    Greece

    Greece

    September 23 – 27

    Late Greece

    Late Greece

    Rome/Project Summative

    Rome/Project Summative

    September 30 - Oct 4

    Rome/Byzantium

    Rome/Byzantium

    Review

    Review

    October 7 – 11

    No School - Student Holiday

    October 14 – 18

    Summative

    Summative

    Late Byzantium

    Late Byzantium

    October 21 – 25

    Early MIddle Ages

    Early Middle Ages

    Middle Ages/Crusades

    Middle Ages/Crusades

    Oct 28 – Nov 1

    Review

    Review

    Summative

    Summative

    November 4 – 8

    Islam

    Islam

    Late Middle Ages

    Late Middle Ages

    November 11 – 15

    Sui/Tang/Song

    Sui/Tang/Song

    Muslim Empire

    Muslim Empire

    November 18 - 22

    Mongols

    Mongols

    Ming

    Ming

    November 25 – 29

    No School - Thanksgiving Break

    December 2 – 6

    Japan/Review

    Japan/Review

    Summative

    Summative

    December 9 – 13

    Renaissance

    Renaissance

    Reformation

    Reformation

    December 16 – 20

    Review

    Review

    Summative

    Summative

    December 24 - 27

    No School - Winter Break 

  • 2019 - 20 Course Syllabus - World History is the study of the History of Mankind and the ways people record and interpret it..

     

    Samuel Huston

    Room 3104

    281-641-7336

    samuel.huston@humbleisd.net

     

    Tutoring: Monday/Tuesday 8:00 a.m - 8:35 a.m.; 12:30pm-1:00pm.

     

    Textbook and Ancillaries:

    Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources;  There will be online resources used periodically throughout the semester. There will be a class set of books to use.  If a student needs a physical textbook at home they are welcome to check one out. 

     

    Supplies:

    pen/pencils

    Notebook

    Textbook

     

    Course Description as provided by TEA as stated in the TEKS document.

    • 113.42. World History Studies is a survey of the history of humankind. Due to the expanse of world history and the time limitations of the school year, the scope of this course should focus on "essential" concepts and skills that can be applied to various eras, events, and people. The major emphasis is on the study of significant people, events, and issues from the earliest times to the present. Traditional historical points of reference in world history are identified as students analyze important events and issues in western civilization as well as in civilizations in other parts of the world. Students evaluate the causes and effects of political and economic imperialism and of major political revolutions since the 17th century. Students examine the impact of geographic factors on major historic events and identify the historic origins of contemporary economic systems. Students analyze the process by which constitutional governments evolved as well as the ideas from historic documents that influenced that process. Students trace the historical development of important legal and political concepts. Students examine the history and impact of major religious and philosophical traditions. Students analyze the connections between major developments in science and technology and the growth of industrial economies, and they use the process of historical inquiry to research, interpret, and use multiple sources of evidence.

     

    World History Units

    Unit 1 - 8000 BC - 500 BC

    Unit 2 - 500 BC - 500 CE

    Unit 3 - 500 CE - 1500 CE

    Unit 4 - 1450 CE - 1750 CE 

    Unit 5- 1750 CE- 1914 CE 

    Unit 6- 1914 CE - Present 

     

    Summative Dates: 

    1. September 11-12
    2. October 14-15
    3. October 30-31
    4. December 4-5
    5. Final Exams will be given the week of December 16 - 19.

     

    PROCEDURES

    OPENING:

    1) Arrive to class in dress code, with your ID around your neck, prepared and on time

    2) Wait for Mr.Huston to start receiving students if the door is closed. Do not bang on the door, line up along the wall and wait.

    3) Upon entering class pick up any handouts and go to your assigned seat

    4) At your seat, get out and turn in any assignments that are due that day to your period tray

    5) At your seat, write down the agenda for the day in your planner and begin your warm-up in your notebook.

    6) All notes will be written in your notebook and most paper assignments will be placed there as well.

    6) We Work BELL to BELL

    CLOSING:

    1) The last 15-20 minutes of class we will complete the closing activity for the day.

    2) No one packs up until Mr. Huston shuts down the class, stay in your seat, do not line up at the door, and Mr. Huston will release you.






    Quest Success Code

    All members of Quest High School community operate under two basic community expectations which will help make each person successful at Quest:

    • Respect self and others in word and deed.
    • Help develop a clean and safe environment

     

    Passing Policy:

    Students cannot leave the classroom during the first and last 15 minutes of class. In order for students to use the restroom, students will be required to have a pass. In order for the student to leave the class for any other reason they must also have a pass. Students must provide evidence of where they need to go and why. Teacher always has the right of refusal.

     

    Academic Integrity

    Cheating on an assignment or test will result in a zero being recorded for that assignment or test.  Plagiarism is when you take someone else’s work (another student, from a resource online, a teacher, and a published work), put your name on it, and claim it as your own original work. Plagiarism will not be tolerated in this course and you will receive a 0/Zero for the assignment. In addition, cheating/Plagiarism is considered a conduct violation and is subject to additional disciplinary measures as discussed in the Student Code of Conduct.



    Grading Guidelines

    QECHS adheres to the grading guidelines set forth in the Humble ISD Parent/Student Handbook and Quest Facilitator Responsibilities document. 

    A= 100-90; B= 89-80; C= 79-70; F= 69-0

     

    Late Work

    A maximum of 10 points per calendar day will be deducted for late work. After 10 calendar days, no points will be given and a zero will be recorded. Facilitators may choose to extend this deadline at their discretion in a consistent and equitable manner.

     

    Online Learning Environment:

    This class will be using Google Classroom as a source for turning in assignments.  Classroom codes will be given out for digital work.  

     

    Classroom Learning Environment:

    This class will be doing projects, reading, discussion, and essays during class time and as homework. Students will be expected to turn in assignments when requested that week.

     

    Class Expectations:

    These are non-negotiable expectations/rules that each student will follow. It does not matter if Mr. Huston is present or a substitute is present, every student should adhere to the norms. 

    1) You are expected to be on time. Class starts promptly. You should be in your seat and ready to begin class at this time. You leave only when you are dismissed.

    2) No Cell Phones Out, except when called for when using on an assignment 

    3) Every student will be in dress code at all times (including id badges) 

    4) Every student will be engaged in the Learning Process: a) No Opt Out Allowed b) No sleeping or putting you head down on the desk c) We will work from Bell to Bell d) Raise your hand to be recognized.

    5) Every student will keep the room clean and neat (No Food, No Drink, No Candy) 

    6). Any continued disruption of class will result in a phone call home. After one warning, if the disruption continues, you will be asked to leave the classroom and visit with a principal.

    Student Responsibilities:

     1) Engaged in learning- participate, pay attention, take notes, complete class assignments, don’t interrupt when another person is speaking.  Questions and comments must be relevant to the topic at hand.

    2) Always respectful- no talking back, use appropriate tone when speaking, no derogatory language or swearing, don’t speak out of turn; be polite to every person 

    3) Get in the proper place - you should arrive to class before the tardy bell and be in your seat working on your warm-up 

    4) Leave it at home – the immaturity, the attitude, the laziness, leave it at home, we have work to do 

    5) Be prepared - be ready to learn; have your notebook for notes, notebook for warmups, current event, pen/pencil, & planner every class 

    6) Show responsibility- prove you deserve to be at Quest and complete assignments, turn in work on time, do your own work/homework

    Class Discussion: During the class we will talk a lot about current events that may create class discussions. Every student is entitled to his/her opinions and they should be respected. However, it is important to remember that all of your comments must be school appropriate and you must respect your classmates. During discussions you should raise your hand to speak to make sure that every student has a chance to speak. 

    Group Work: When we work collaboratively, I will assign the groups. Everyone is expected to do their share of the work and work cooperatively as a group. 

    Moving About the Room: If you need to sharpen a pencil, you may do so right after the bell or anytime that I am not talking. You may not move around the room to talk to classmates. 

    If You Finish Your Work Early: If you finish your work early, you may work on another assignment or enrichment. The only time you are to work on an assignment for another class is when all the work for my class has been completed.

     Consequences of Undesirable Behavior: Verbal Reprimand/Warning; Teacher Student Conference; Parent Contact (by phone or email or Skyward Message Center); Referral/Administration Involvement.

     

    ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY:

     Students will adhere to the following procedures regarding any and all electronic devices which include but are not limited to cell phones, mp3 and 4 players, IPods, IPads, headphones, Nintendo DS, earbuds, headphones, Gameboys, etc. 

    1. Students may use ‘smart technology’: laptops, iPad/Tablets, smart phone in the classroom, only if it is requested by the teacher.
    2. No cell phones may be used to play music, games, social media, take pictures, record class for any reason - (neither seen nor heard).

    3.I prefer student cooperation that does not require electronic device collection. If I have to collect an electronic device, I prefer to return the electronic device at the end of class. If a student refuses to comply, they are being insubordinate and are defying authority. This will result in disciplinary action.