History 101 – Western Civilization / World History Professor Joshua Ockman The Most important thing I’ll mention today… • The Class Website is at: – http://jockman.x10.mx • Lecture outlines, Reviews, Corrections, etc. will all be posted there. • All material for this class will be under “Bastrop” What does this class cover? • The primary world civilizations (with a focus on Western Powers) from the Earliest civilizations to at least AD 1500 (Possibly as far as AD 1700) How will the material be covered? • Lecture – lots and lots of lecture • If you want the class to be more interesting, you must participate • Questions, comments, opinions, and discussion are all welcome – as long as it stays on topic How will we divide it up? (Tentative) • Test 1: – Earliest Civilizations up to Greece • Test 2: – Rome to the Early Middle Ages • Test 3: – The Middle Ages to the Reformation • Test 4: – Cumulative Final Speaking of Tests… • 4 Exams – Three 100 Point Exams – One 125 Point Final • Multiple Choice • True/False • Bonus Essay Review Day • The class period before an exam is Review day • We will discuss the primary events, people, and ideas that will appear on the exam. • This is the day for questions • NO questions about test material will answered on test day. The Dreaded Map Test • Download the Map at http://jockman.x10.mx It looks Like this… The Dreaded Map Test • Download the Map at http://jockman.x10.mx • Download the Additional Locations list – “Locations List.doc” Map Part 1: • Using the Internet, an Atlas, a Textbook, etc., discover the names that match with the Rivers and Mountain Ranges that are drawn on the map • Memorize this Map Part 2: • Using the Additional Locations List, place all cities, provinces, and landmasses listed onto the Map • Memorize this Map Part 3: • On September 9th, I will hand you a copy of the map with 25 spots marked for you to fill out in class – 5-10 Rivers, 5 mountain ranges, 5-10 cities, 5 Landmasses or Provinces • Worth 50 Points Then there’s the Quizzes.. • • • • • • 5-10 Quizzes 5-10 Questions a piece Take home Open notebook Accepted by E-mail only Worth 25 Points Adding it all up • • • • • • • Quizzes……………………………..25 Map Test……………………………50 Exam 1………………………….…100 Exam 2………………………….…100 Exam 3………………………….…100 Final Exam…………………….…125 Total Points:………………….…500 Contacting your Professor • E-Mail Addresses: – For Questions: email@example.com – For Assignments: firstname.lastname@example.org • E-mail Etiquette – All E-mails MUST be in this format: • Subject line: [School Name] [Class Name] [Class Hour] [Current Year] [Your Name] – Example: Bastrop Western Civilization First Hour 2014 John Smith • E-mails that ignore this will go unanswered • Correct E-mail Etiquette – John Smith – Nameless High School – Professor Ockman, – Professor, would you please send me the link for the Website? – Thanks, – John • Incorrect E-mail Etiquette • Wut we doin in class today???????? Extra Credit is available • Bonus Option One – Short Term Paper: – 25 Pts – 7 Pages based on an approved historical topic – You may write about a Historically inspired Book, Movie or Video Game, but at least one half the paper must discuss its historical accuracy – All topics must pertain to the time period covered in this class (Nothing can be after AD 1700) • Bonus Option Two – “Eastern/American Civilizations” Presentation – 25 Pts – Five to 10 minute Presentation on an approved segment on an Eastern or Native American Civilization – May be done in a group of up to Four • You may do both Bonuses (or one bonus twice on two topics) for a total of 50 pts Classroom Policies • Wikipedia is not an acceptable resource for any project in this class. You will receive no credit for any assignment that you use Wikipedia. • Plagiarism – If I discover a paper has been copied (especially from a website) it will be tossed out without a grade. • Cheating – Anyone caught cheating on an exam receives an automatic zero • Cell Phones – There are only two reasons a cell phone should be seen during my lecture – – – – You have placed it on my desk to record the lecture You are taking a picture of the current PowerPoint on the screen. Besides these two exceptions, phones should disappear until I finish speaking If I see a phone out during a test – that phone is banned from class until the semester ends Questions? About the Class? About History? About Me? About Life, the Universe, and Everything?