Hutchinson Central Technical High School

Course Syllabus


Course Name: AP World History: Modern

Instructor: Alicia Proctor-Szilagyi            Contact Time: 10:27-11:08 or 9:42-10:23         Phone Ext: see contact info in course outline


Grading Policy
Grades will be based on a variety of things: Participation, Tests, Quizzes, Class Assignments- a point value will be assigned to every assignment you do and converted to a scale of 100%. Since we are virtual right now, the process will be fluid (meaning itíll change as we go).

Participation: 40%
Tests: 30%
Quizzes: 20%
Homework: 10%

For all intents and purposes now, your grades will be heavy on participation, and will account for 40% of your grade.
Participation, in the remote model, can include, but not be restricted to the following:

--Contributing verbally to class discussions by raising your hand & unmuting yourself

--Contributing to class by adding a comment/question into the "chat."

--Completing ungraded classwork

Class participation will count for 40% of your term grade.

Other sources of grades include quizzes (20%), tests (30%), homework (10%)

All of your will ALWAYS be announced ahead of time, but will be subjected to change at any time.



Homework Policy
Homework will not always be graded, but outside class work is always a part of an AP course, and is expected. Homework will be outside reading, asynchronous assignments (in our remote setting), research,..., a variety of things.
Please see the course description on location of assignments and homework. Word to the wise, check Schoology often. It will be our main hub.



Test Policy
Tests will be announced



Quiz Policy
quizzes will be announced






Course Outline
Welcome to AP World History: Modern

Teacher: Mrs Alicia Proctor-Szilagyi

Rm: 407

Contact Info:


Google Voice Phone/Text: 716-393-9756 (This is a Google Voice #, but it does call and text my phone. Please call during school hours only. You may text until 8PM).

*I can also be messaged on Schoology

Contact Hours for learning and help:
Per 4e, on A,C,E days will be our Synchronous(live) learning
Per 4e, on B,D,F days will our Asynchronous learning
It is during asynchronous days that you will contact me if you have any questions regarding class work or outside work.

All of your work and resources will be found in folders on the Schoology Platform.

AP World History: Modern (abbreviated syllabus)

Course Description: AP World History is a college-level course that analyzes global patterns of historical development and exchange from roughly 1200 C.E. to the present. Using primary and secondary sources, AP World History students will track historical change and continuity within and across 9 Units (4 time periods) of study, paying close attention to unifying course themes and accompanying learning objectives. Great emphasis is placed on the honing of historical thinking skills, such as chronological reasoning, comparison, contextualization, argumentation, interpretation, and synthesis. The course culminates with the national AP World History: Modern examination, which will be administered in May. Students will earn a weighted grade for this class and, if successful on the national examination, they could receive college credit at their preferred university. The AP World Exam is tentatively scheduled for May 10, 2021. Just an FYI You will also be required to take the NYS Regents Exam if you are a sophomore, which is given in June.
Course Resources: We will be using a variety of online sources, since I am unable to distribute a textbook at this point. Should we physically return to school, we will decide on how to proceed with supplies as a group.
Unit Structure : A typical AP World History unit will consist of interactive lectures, structured discussion of the assigned readings, primary source analysis, cooperative group work, class debates, technology-based instruction, essay skill development, short-answer skill development, map exercises, critical thinking activities, statistical data analysis, and Socratic Seminars. Finally, each unit will close with assessments consisting of stimulus-based multiple-choice questions, short-answer questions, a document-based question, and/or a long essay targeting a specific historical thinking skill. The class is structured around a 9-unit format.

The units are as follows:
Unit 1: The Global Tapestry (1200-1450)
Unit 2: Networks of Exchange (1200-1450)
Unit 3: Land-Based Empires (1450-1750)
Unit 4: Transoceanic Interconnections (1450-1750)
Unit 5: Revolutions (1750-1900)
Unit 6: Consequences of Industrialization (1750-1900) Unit
Unit 7: Global Conflict (1900-Present)
Unit 8: Cold War and Decolonization (1900-Present)
Unit 9: Globalization (1900-Present)

The five major geographical regions of the AP World History course include Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. The AP World History course provides balanced geographical coverage with all five of these regions represented.

Grading: Grades will be based on a variety of things: Participation, Tests, Quizzes, Class Assignments- a point value will be assigned to every assignment you do and converted to a scale of 100%. Since we are virtual right now, the process will be fluid (meaning itíll change as we go).
Late Work: I will always give you more than enough time to complete work, but keep in mind that this is an AP class. It will require work outside of class time to complete successfully. I will take points off for late work.
Class Work: You will find your class work on Schoology in appropriate folders. Due dates will always be clearly marked on your assignments.
Attendance: I highly recommend attending classes. On SNYCHRONOUS days, I will take attendance during our live classes. On ASYNCHRONOUS days, I will simply check to see if youíve logged into Schoology.
Assignments: All of your assignments will be posted to Schoology. Please make sure you are aware of what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, how to turn it on, and when to turn it in. This is your responsibility. Please do your own work. Plagiarism will not be tolerated on any level. You will receive a flat our 0 for a copied or plagiarized assignment. You will have work on asynchronous days. Please make sure that you are checking your assignments and announcements/updates on Schoology.