World History Syllabus

Erwin High World History 2021-2022

Frank R. Tellez, Ph.D.

Email: [email protected] Phone: 828-232-4251   Room:2303

Greetings from Clyde A. Erwin High School, home of the Warriors!  Welcome to Dr. Tellez’s World History class for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.  I look forward to a successful year of historical investigations, research, and discovery.  This is my 7th year at Clyde A. Erwin High School.  I am from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and taught both AP and Regular World and American History, Government, and Economics at Cibola High School. As Freshmen, Erwin High School presents an opportunity and environment in which we adhere to a code of ethics and school policies that are crucial to your success both in and outside of the classroom. One of these policies is that students must wear a face-covering/mask at all times. This policy along with others will be covered during our first day of class.  We Erwin High School embrace “PRIDE.

P-Perseverance   R-Respect      I-Integrity   D-Diversity E-Excellence       

This thematically designed course will address topics such as globalization, migration and interaction of people, rebellions and revolutions, global conflict, and the cold war and contemporary issues. The time frame of the course will be from the 12th century to the present.  The course is a survey of each unit and is designed to help create a foundation of critical thinking that will help you succeed in all of your Social Studies courses and other courses throughout your high school education. This course is divided into seven separate units as follows:

Unit 0: Historical Thinking and Globalization
Unit 1: Regional Development and Expanding Interactions
Unit 2: New Ideas and Worlds
Unit 3: Revolutions and Rebellions
Unit 4: Global Conflict
Unit 5: Cold War and Contemporary Issues
Unit 6: Review

Types of Student work and/or Learning Strategies

  • Oral Presentations

  • Research based writing

  • Group Work

  • Essays

  • Homework

  • Open Response Questions      

  • Class Participation

  • Quizzes

  • Projects

  • Portfolio Binder

My goal for this course is that students become active historians performing their own investigations into the historic material and questioning their findings.  Students leaving my World History course will have worked diligently and have gained the ability to use historical evidence in order to explain the concepts covered in the course.  Students will utilize the textbook, maps, online materials, and other resources available in order to ensure that they have the best opportunity to enhance their learning. 


Grading Procedures

Grading will be based upon a point system. Please follow points listed as written below.

Tests - 100 points

  1. Weekly quizzes - 20 points

  2. Classwork - 130 Points

*Essay - 50 points

*Projects - 50 points

*Homework - 20 points

*Notes - 5 points

*Participation - 5 points

Grading Scale

A: 90-100 B:  80-89 C:  70-79 D:  60-69 F:  Below 60

Make Up Work for excused absences 

Students are responsible for their own make-up work.

a. Download and print any handouts needed for the assignment before or after class. 
    If you LOSE or MISPLACE any handouts, access my website in order to print copies.

b. Schedule make up time during Warrior Period 

c. Exchange contact information with classmates to keep on top of things

Will be accepted, but is susceptible  to a 1% per day penalty

Warrior Period- All students missing assignments, with a class average of less than 70%, or in need of tutoring or extra help are required to attend Warrior Period

 Attendance Policy

Students are allotted 5 absences per class, per semester.  Once a student misses 3 days and has a failing grade, or has missed 5 total days a mandatory conference with an administrator, counselor, and teacher is scheduled. Tardy Policy

Students must BE SEATED as the bell rings.  Any student, NOT seated, despite being in the room, is tardy.  Appropriate measures will be taken in accordance with Erwin High tardy policy.


No Cheating!  Ask your teacher for help before you cheat on an assignment.  The consequences are too severe if you are caught cheating.  

Cell Phone/Technology Policy

Personal technology equipment is NOT allowed in class.  These are some of the consequences of violating the policy.    

1st Offense - Students will receive a minor referral and technology will be confiscated until the end of class.  Refusal to give up technological devices will result in administrative intervention.

2nd Offense - Students will receive a minor referral and technology will be confiscated and given to an administrator requiring a parent or legal guardian to pick back up at the end of the day.

3rd Offense - Further administrative action may occur


- 2” 3 Ring Binder

- dividers

- black or blue pens

- pencils

- glue stick

- loose leaf notebook paper

Optional but appreciated

- hand sanitizer
- Expo Markers

- tape

` - packs of pencils or pens

- facial tissue

- Colored Pencils

The Bulletin Board will let you know the lesson, the strategies for that lesson, and the assignment for the day.

It is important that each of you visit and examine my Erwin School Website. You will find information, strategies, links to CANVAS lessons, and other resources to help you succeed in class. VISIT MY WEBSITE