*Mr Rochester Deptarment Head

Freshman World History
C-103
Sean Rochester

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About Me:

This is Sean Rochester’s 11th year teaching in Hilton Head, and 2nd year at Hilton Head Island High School.  He is a highly qualified teacher in Secondary Education, teaching 9th grade world history classes this year. Coach Rochester is also the varsity girls basketball head coach, entering his 4th season. Coach Rochester was born in Tiffin, OH, and graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2006 with a bachelors degree in education.  He also has his masters degree in curriculum, instruction, and technology from Nova Southeastern University.

Daily Schedule:

1st Period 8:45-9:40 2nd Period 9:43-10:45 3rd Period 10:48-11:43 ILT 11:43-12:15 4th Period 12:20-1:15 5th Period 1:18-2:15 6th Period 2:20-3:45 Office Hours:

Monday through Thursday, during ILT - or before/after school by appointment. Course Descriptions:

College Prep: World History is a general survey of the development of major cultural and political areas of the nations of the world from the industrial revolution to modern times. Geography and ideology strands are woven into the curriculum as students discover the role of place and environment in the shaping of human destiny. Research, map reading, and chart making skills allow students to draw connections among world cultures and understand the close relationship of literature and history. Students will write at least one data-based essay during the semester. Prior to the end of the semester, students are expected to be proficient in navigating the internet to locate and analyze credible primary and secondary source documents, cartoons, first-person diaries and similar resources. Expectations involve the proper inclusion of at least three (3) non-encyclopedic, vetted, on-line research tools in assigned essays and/or projects. Honors: This course is designed to have students analyze source materials and develop writing skills. Rigorous research-based assignments and papers are required to help prepare students for future Honors and Advanced Placement social studies courses. One-half of a quality point (.5) is added to the CP weighting for honors courses. Students are expected to write two data-based essays during the semester. In addition, students will be assigned various research-based projects which require higher level reasoning and analytical skills. Prior to the end of the semester, students are expected to have above-average proficiency in navigating the internet to locate and analyze credible primary and secondary source documents, cartoons, first-person diaries and similar resources. Expectations involve the proper inclusion of at least six (6) non-encyclopedic, vetted, online research tools in assigned essays and/or projects.

Unit Schedule:

1. Industrial Revolution 2. Imperialism 3. World War I & the Russian Revolution 4. The World Between the Wars 5. World War II 6. The Cold War 7. Decolonization and Independence