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Miller Grove High School

Dekalb County Schools

Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus






      School Year/Semester: 2020-2021/Spring


Course Name

World History

Course Code


School Name

Miller Grove High School

Teacher Name

Ashley A. Ligon

School Phone Number


Teacher Email

[email protected]


School Website

Teacher Website

 Microsoft Teams-

Period 1:


Course Description: This course is intended to help students develop an understanding of the world through analyzing the relationships of people, places, and the environment over time.



Curriculum Overview 

The following academic concepts will be covered. THIS IS ONLY A GUIDE AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.




Week 1-3 – Connecting Themes and the Rise of Civilizations in Asia, Africa and Europe.


Week 4 &5 – New Empires Emerge


Week 6 & 7 – Transition to the Modern World  


Week 8 & 9     – World Collide


Week 10 & 11 -  Revolution


Week 12 &13 - Industrialization, Nationalism, & Imperialism


Week 14 &15 – The Worlds at War


Week 16 & 17-  Globalization, Interconnected and Interdependent


Week 18 - Review






 World History and Geography




Replacement Cost


Online book and/or resources

*Students will be provided with a textbook account in which to log-in and access an electronic copy of the book, along with additional online resources.

Students can access their textbook through their Clever Launchpad by clicking on the McGraw Hill icon.

Google student access code          (school specific)

Visit Google Classroom online. Click on the "Join a group" button and enter the code:* ONLY SELECT THE CODE FOR YOUR CLASS PERIOD

Period 1- 27n2flr

Period 2- ueasub2

Tutorial Class- dsi6q37


GRADING SYSTEM: The DeKalb County School District believes that the most important assessment of student learning shall be conducted by the teachers as they observe and evaluate students in the context of ongoing classroom instruction. A variety of approaches, methodologies, and resources shall be used to deliver educational services and to maximize each student’s opportunity to succeed. Teachers shall evaluate student progress, report grades that represent the student’s academic achievement, and communicate official academic progress to students and parents in a timely manner through the electronic grading portal. See Board Policy IHA.







Pre-Assessments Prior to Learning (Formative Assessments) - 0%

Assessments During Learning – 25%

Guided, Independent, or Group Practice – 45%

Summative Assessments or Assessments of Learning– 30%

A             90 – 100                               ~P (pass)

B             80 – 89                                 ~(fail)                

C             71 – 79 

D             70 

F              Below 70



*English Learners (ELs) must not receive numerical or letter grades for the core content areas in elementary and middle school during their first year of language development. A grade of CS or CU must be assigned. This rule may be extended beyond the first year with approval from the EL Studies Program. English Learners must receive a grade for ESOL courses.


~Elementary schools will utilize P (pass) and F (fail) in Health/Physical Education, Music, World Languages, Visual Arts and Performing Arts. 









Semester progress reports shall be issued four and a half, nine and thirteen and a half weeks into each semester.  The progress of students shall be evaluated frequently, and plans shall be generated to remediate deficiencies as they are discovered. Plans shall include appropriate interventions designed to meet the needs of the students. See Board Policy IH.





Students will not engage in an act of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, cheating, providing false information, falsifying school records, forging signatures, or using an unauthorized computer user ID or password. See the Code of Student Conduct - Student Rights and Responsibilities and Character Development Handbook.





Homework assignments should be meaningful and should be an application or adaptation of a classroom experience.  Homework is at all times an extension of the teaching/learning experience.  It should be considered the possession of the student and should be collected, evaluated and returned to the students. See Board Policy IHB.







When a student is absent because of a legal reason as defined by Georgia law or when the absence is apparently beyond the control of the student, the student shall be given an opportunity to earn grade(s) for those days absent. Make-up work must be completed within the designated time allotted. See Board Policy IHEA.










































**As stated in the DCSS virtual handbook. 

Assignments: Always place your name, date, and class period in the upper right-hand corner of your paper. Assignments will be returned for rewriting or given a zero if they are not legible. 


Classwork/ Homework: Class work will consist of lecture notes, reading assignments, writing assignments, group work, etc. Classwork is due at the end of the period. Homework is due at the beginning of class. Incomplete work will be graded accordingly. Each week students will have homework that consist of them finding a current event from anywhere in the world. Students will write a reflection of the current event. Students will be required to present ONE of their current events to me in a video, which will count as a project grade for the semester. 


Late Work: Work turned in late and not associated with an excused absence will not earn full credit.  Late work will always be accepted but not for full credit. Exceptions will be made in unique situations as determined by the teacher and/or administrator. 

  1. All assignment are considered late if turned in after the due date and time. As a result, zeros will be allotted for any assignments received after the given due date.


Projects: You will have one major individual project (Current Event Presentation) and a few “mini” projects each semester. Most of these projects will be assigned as group projects. Due dates will be announced well in advanced.


Absences/ Make-up work: The structure of this class requires students to attend class daily. In order to receive full credit on make-up work, students must provide the teacher with an excused admission slip from the attendance office. It is your responsibility to grab the make-up work out the folders for that missing day. If the absence is excused, you will be normally have one day for each day you are absent to make up an assignment (no more than 5 days), or you will be given a zero for each assignment missed.  


 Textbooks/Binders/ Agenda Book: Students must bring their Binder and Agenda and textbook to class every day. Binders should have 5 tabs, which will cover the 5 units of World History. It is important to bring these materials to class daily in order to become and stay organized with the rigorous requirements of this course as well as be academically successful. 


Computers:  All students must gain access to a computer at home, school, or public library as all assignments are posted online. Assignments can also be accessed with a smart phone. Assigned work and a variety of resources will be posted and referenced to the Internet throughout the semester via Verge, Google Classroom, and other technological sources such as Flipgrid and Remind. In addition, software programs such as Micro Soft Office, Office 365 and Google Docs will be utilized regularly during the school year. 


• Please note: Students without technology will be put on an individual plan as developed by the classroom teacher for additional support to receive assignments. *Please be sure to back up any files on whatever computer system you use. 


Virtual Classroom Etiquette:

 1. Log On- Use your LEGAL name for attendance purposes. 

2. Be on Time- Have all necessary materials prepared and ready, including technology.

 3. Mute Yourself- Make sure your mic is on mute BEFORE you enter the classroom. Pay attention to your teacher and others who may be speaking.

 4. Participate- Be focused and ACTIVELY participate in independent, cooperative group or whole class activities. Type in comments or questions in the chat or wait for your teacher to call on you. Refrain from electronic devices (cell phones) unless instructed for academic usage.

 5. Be Respectful- No profanity, vulgarity or inappropriate comments. Do not speak when someone else is talking or presenting and respond to others with respect in word and gesture. 

6. Dress appropriately- Please adhere to the dress code criteria as stated in the Student Code of Conduct.


Tests/Quizzes: You will be given a test at the end of every Unit. Assessment material will cover information presented from readings, lecture notes, handouts, and any other pertinent information. Each test will be announced, and you are encouraged to invest your time in order to perform well on tests. quizzes will be given also and it is your responsibility to be prepared for them at any given moment. All assessments will be complete on the Illuminate Assessment Platform.


Bathroom Passes: 

Students will be allotted (3) bathroom passes a 9 weeks. That is (6) bathroom passes total a semester. Students are advised to use the restroom before and after class. If a student has a reason as to why they will need more passes throughout the semester, please talk to me about the circumstance.


General Rules: Students will be on time, prepared, respectful and responsible. 

No backpacks are allowed in the classroom unless they’re mesh or clear. 

No phones are allowed in the classroom unless given permission. 

Students will use appropriate language within the classroom and hallways. 


Expectations for class: Every student has the right to learn in a safe environment. 

Each individual student will be respected.

Hard work is necessary for learning.

Critical thinking and asking questions create effective problem solvers!


Earned consequences:  

1.       Warning

2.       Individual Teacher- Student Meeting

3.       Phone call home/ Parent Conference

4.       Referral to Administer

5.       In school suspension

6.       Out of school suspension


Cheating/ Plagiarism: Cheating will not be tolerated on ANY assignments. Plagiarism is prohibited. Students (s) will receive a zero if caught on the offense and the assignment cannot be made up. Second offense will result in a referral to an administrator for further disciplinary action. 

  1. If a student allows other to copy his or her work, all students involved will be penalized. 




Chromebook and wifi

3 ring binder ( at least 2-4 inch)

Loose- leaf notebook paper

Dividers ( at least 5)

Pens/ Pencils

Markers and/ or colored pencils 

Glue Sticks






Virtual Office Hours: Monday- Friday (2:00-4:00 pm) 

Extended Learning Times: Tuesday & Thursday (9:00-9:40 am) 

As built into the virtual learning schedule, this timeframe is an opportunity for students to receive remediation and/or enrichment based upon academic and nonacademic expectations. 

Tutorials: Available by appointment on Wednesdays 

Please Note: Extended Learning and tutorial will take place virtually through Google Classroom on Google Meets-Tutorial Code (ALL STUDENTS): dsi6q37

*Students are encouraged to form study groups or partners outside of class time in order to prepare for assignments and assessments.





As a veteran teacher of DeKalb County Schools, I will do my best to provide a classroom atmosphere that will be conducive to educational challenges, learning opportunities, and academic success. I expect to have your support as we work together to prove every child can learn and succeed.

 • Parents/Guardians will be able to view all grades and are encouraged to monitor grades through the Parent Assistant. Zeros (M-missing work) earned by students will be posted in Infinite Campus.

 • Teachers will provide three make-up work opportunities to students to complete missed work or improve failed work within a two-week deadline as established by the teacher. 

• Teachers will document contacts to parent/guardian in Infinite Campus.

 • A deficiency report will be provided to parents via email or US mail to the parent/guardian indicating the plan for improvement. 

• Parents will be contacted by email, phone and Remind

 Remind Code: *Parent conferences can be scheduled virtually or via phone by appointment only.





WORLD HISTORY SYLLABUS  (homework grade) 







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Additional information to support continued contact:





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*This form maybe printed, completed, and submitted through email or Google Classroom. It can also be completed electronically by submitting a Syllabus Acknowledgment Form. Copy and paste the link below in your web browser: