WORLD HISTORY Summer Semester S1 & S2

Summer Semester
S1 & S2
Welcome to World History online! I really enjoy teaching online and think that
you will love learning online too! As long as you manage your time well, give
yourself enough time to take exams & keep up I think you will find it to be an
awesome semester! I am always here if you need anything at all, you just have
to ask! Communication is key in this class—I don’t get to see you face to face so
you have to communicate so that I can help you!
Instructor Katherine Rozei
Alpharetta High School
E-mail [email protected]
I check email frequently unless
posted otherwise
And available upon request
Welcome to Fulton Virtual! This is my second year teaching for Fulton Virtual. My home school is at
Alpharetta High School where I have taught French for the past year. Before that, I taught for twelve
years at Elkins Pointe Middle School in Roswell. I graduated from the American University of Paris with
an undergraduate degree in International Affairs. I also have a Masters in Political Science from
Georgia State University. I am very excited to be working with you all this semester and I know we are
going to have a very successful semester!
This semester course integrates key concepts from the social studies disciplines of history and
geography into a comprehensive view of mankind’s march from early river valley civilizations to empire
development to technological advancements. The year begins with a journey from the Early River
Valley civilizations continuing on through the Greek Empire, the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages and
Byzantine Empire, the foundation and spread of Islam, Africa and Asia, the Renaissance, and the Age of
Exploration and Discovery. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to discover and
analyze the developments and contributions of each of these historical periods and groups of people to
determine the significance that each has had on the world.
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☺ Turn in all work on time. Late work is not accepted. If you have an emergency, which prevents you
from submitting your assignments on time, contact me immediately. Emergencies happen rarely.
☺ Don’t procrastinate.
☺ Print a copy of the Course Schedule(click Information on left hand tool bar) and place it in an area
that you see every day. For example, you may wish to place it beside your computer or on the
☺ Dedicate a specific time to work on your course. Treat it as part of your regular schedule.
☺ Don’t be afraid to ask questions or to respectfully disagree with someone else’s point of view
(including your instructor’s point of view).
☺ Connect with your classmates. You will have opportunities to discuss things with your classmates
and your instructor.
☺ Participate fully in class discussions. If you are an early bird, go back and read the posts made after
your last entry. If you are a procrastinator, remember that your posts may not be read if you enter
them after the majority of your classmates have fulfilled their responsibilities for discussions. Also,
if you are one of the last to enter your comments in a discussion, it is highly possible that no one will
respond/react to your comments
☺ Check off each assignment as you turn it in. In this way, you will know what you have completed
and what you still need to complete.
☺ Be sure you keep a back up copy of EVERYTHING. When you submit your documents, label them
with the unit and assignment. Remember that the VC does not accept late work.
☺ Check Announcements daily.
☺ Check your e-mail twice a day.
☺ Make sure to submit your assignments correctly. If you are unsure contact the instructor. Make
sure to label your assignments with the unit and assignment names.
☺ You cannot go into tests more than once. If you do not touch your keyboard for more than 15
minutes, you will be kicked out and then you will not be able to get back in.
Save your work periodically. Submit your work when you are finished.
☺ E-mails should have the subject line filled in with the appropriate assignment or if a problem,
appropriately titled so instructors can easily decide priority of which e-mail to handle first!!
☺ Identify yourself on all e-mails—often times your email address doesn’t contain your name so it is
hard for me since I don’t get to see you on a daily basis to know which email belongs to my
☺ Make sure to go through your course in order. Do NOT skip around. The course has been created
so that you will learn the information in the correct order.
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World History – Patterns of Interaction
You can find the textbook online at:
Unit Tests:
A = 90 - 100
Vocabulary Quizzes and Unit Quizzes: 15%
B = 80 - 89
Daily Work / Assignments:
C = 70 - 79
Specialized Work / Projects
F = 0 - 69
Final Exam:
An assignment or test is considered late if it is not done by midnight of the due date on your Course
As members of the learning community of the Fulton County Schools, students have a responsibility to
conduct themselves with the highest standards of honesty and integrity. Academic honesty is of
utmost importance to the personal success of our community members as well as the community itself.
The Virtual Campus provides students an opportunity to achieve academic success through an online
environment. For this reason, a key component of the Virtual Campus is academic integrity. All
students must be honest and forthright in their academic studies. Students are expected to do their
own work and neither give nor receive unauthorized assistance. Falsifying one’s research, stealing the
words or ideas of another, cheating on an assignment, or allowing or assisting another to commit these
acts corrupts the educational process. Any violation of this standard will be considered dishonest
behavior and will be dealt with accordingly by the instructor and administration.
Dishonest behavior includes, but is not limited to:
1. Plagiarism. Plagiarism can be defined as the inclusion of another’s ideas, words, expressions, or data
in writing or presentation without properly acknowledging the source.
2. Unauthorized use off another person's password/login. Student logins/passwords are confidential
information that should not be shared with others.
3. Cheating. Cheating can be defined as the act or attempted act of deception by which a student seeks
to misrepresent his submitted work as uniquely his own completed without assistance. Cheating
includes copying another student’s work and submitting it as your own.
4. Impersonation. Performing work or taking an examination for another student or allowing someone
to do so for you.
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5. Falsification and/or misrepresentation of data. This can be defined as the submission of false or
contrived data or sources.
6. Computer crimes. This may include damaging computer programs, hacking, constructing viruses,
introducing viruses into a system, copying programs, etc.
Academic dishonesty will result in one or more of the following actions:
Loss of grade points
Removal from the course
Failure to receive credit for the course
Loss of eligibility to earn credits through the Virtual Campus
Interactive Learning: In communicating with the instructors and students through document sharing,
journaling, threaded discussions, and in the Webliography, students are reminded that comments and
links should:
Be related to this course
Be respectful to others
Be encouraging to others
Not include profanity
Not include inappropriate Web sites
All Virtual Campus students are required to take their final exams/End of Course Tests in a face-to-face
setting with a proctor. The performance on the final exam should closely match the work on
assignments and other quizzes and tests. Virtual Campus instructors have the authority to require that
students perform other tasks or undergo additional assessments in proctored situations. If a Virtual
Campus instructor suspects that there is a problem with academic integrity, the administrators of the
local school and the Virtual Campus will be informed.
Failure to follow these guidelines may result in removal from this course without further warning!!
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