Edward Tierney Pre-AP World History See www.tierneyworld.weebly.com for syllabus and tons of information EMAIL: [email protected] Mr. Tierney grew up in Dallas, attended Jesuit Dallas Graduated from UT in 1999 15 years of teaching experience, all at Austin High One of the founding members of AGS Has taken over 500 students to 12 different countries The Roots of the Modern World World History Units: Details on my website: www.tierneyworld.weebly.com FIRST SEMESTER 1. First Humans, First Farmers, First Civilizations 2. Birth of Western Civilization 3. Birth of Eastern Civilization 4. Monotheistic Religions 5. Medieval Europe 6. Renaissance and Reformation/Americas and Africa SECOND SEMESTER 7. Age of Exploration 8. Scientific Revolution 9. Enlightenment and Revolution 10. Industrialization and Imperialism 11. World War I 12. Totalitarianism and World War II 13. Cold War and Modern World To Know About Costa Rica • Date: January 15-20, 2015 • All students expected to go. This is school. • Students need passports- start the process today if you do not have a passport. • Estimated cost is $1700. Payments are due June 3, September 3, October 3 and November 3. Scholarships available. We need help fundraising. Tools of the class • Textbook: for reference and looking up terms • Students keep this at home. We have a class set at school. Interactive Student Notebook: (ISN) a collection of daily work and homework due at the end of the unit Tests are multiple choice with a study guide on the website. All writing is typed and included in an Idea Book which counts in all AGS classes. Rough drafts are checked to make sure students are not falling behind. Class is structured, predictable and organized 1. Due dates are announced at least 2 weeks in advance 2. Each unit is structured the same way to allow for predictability 3. Study guides are available for tests 4. Website is a good supplement to the class How parents can help their student 1. Check the website for test dates. 2. Ask to see their ISN and Idea Book rough and final drafts. 3. Call out terms before tests. Ask them to explain the study guide. 4. Read their writing and give feedback for improvements. 5. Encourage students to attend tutoring and seek help when they feel behind. Tutoring is every day at the beginning of lunch. I want to help.