• Welcome
     Early World Map
    Studying history means to explore what it is to be human and living in society.  By studying history you are really studying human development, growth and change over a period of time.  Having this information in your “back pocket” will allow you to better understand what it means to be human and to be living in the world today.

    I will not ask you to memorize dates, battles, kings or queens (although some names are unforgettable).  It will, however, be essential to understand and analyze an assortment of perspectives that make up the history of the world and discuss how these different viewpoints affect our lives today. 

    Class Expectations:

    • Come to class on time.
    • Have a World History binder (1 1/2 inch) lined paper, and three dividers (homework, notes, and returned work) for your binder.
    • Maintain an assignment book (electronic or paper).
    • Have a writing utensil.
    • Have and maintain a binder with important assignments and due dates. 
    • Have your World History textbook covered and available in the classroom.
    • Have all necessary handouts and/or your assignments that are due.
    • Communicate when you have a question or concern about class. 
    • Most importantly, be prepared to learn, listen and actively participate.  Please get a drink, chat with friends, or go to the bathroom prior to entering class.

    You can expect that I will:

    • Be on time to class.
    • Be prepared to teach each day.
    • Assign reasonable and clear assignments with specific expectations for each task.
    • Check my email:  tmartin@acsdvt.org every day.
    • Be willing to meet with you and discuss anything concerning this class during a free block, lunch, or after school.  I am here to help and enhance your learning experience in this class and at MUHS.
    • Maintain an active website with assignments. 

    Class Norms: 

    It is essential that everyone must be able to learn at all times.  We must:

    • Be present and mindful. You are an important part of this classroom community.  Attending class will not only be essential for your own learning and success in the course, but will enrich the experiences of your classmates as well. 
    • Respect the learning of peers by monitoring your participation, welcoming a diverse range of perspectives, being an active listener and silencing cell phones.
    • Be prepared and engaged. Nightly readings and assignments will make the most out of the discussion the following day.
    • Sensitivity and respect:  As an individual and member of this academic community, I am strongly committed to sensitivity concerning gender, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability.  Should you feel embarrassed or hurt by any sexist, racist, or otherwise offensive remarks or behavior by an instructor, guest speaker, or student in this class, please bring it to my attention.