• Welcome to tenth grade Global Studies with Mr. Collier,


    In this class we will be covering the history of the world for the last five hundred years.  We’ll pick up around the year 1600 where you left off last year in ninth grade and continue our studies up to the present.  We will be tracking the creation, expansion, and fall of several empires. Major topics include the enlightenment, the industrial revolution, both world wars, the cold war, and globalization.  


    Our focus will be on the issues that endure throughout history.  As a class we will compare and contrast different time periods and themes in history while linking them to the present.  


    This class, like all social studies classes, involves reading, writing, and reflecting in addition to group activities and investigations. 


    To be successful in this class you will need to bring the following each day: 

    • A three ring binder to keep notes, tests, review materials, and other assignments 
    • Lined paper
    • A pen or pencil
    • Curiosity, critical thinking, and your participation


    Class starts on time each day.  Please be on time. If lateness becomes a pattern then disciplinary action will be taken.  


    Homework will be assigned in this class on a regular basis.  You are responsible for handing in your assignments on time for full credit.  Late homework assignments are accepted with a grade penalty up to end of the unit.  


    Grades will be a combination of homework, class participation, quizzes, and tests.  


    If at any point in the class you are having trouble please ask me for help.  I am available during the day or after school. Please do not hesitate to drop in and ask me for help! 


    This class prepares you for the Global History and Geography Regents Exam which you will take on Friday June 19th, 2020 at 9:15 am.  I will provide opportunities for review and preparation as we approach the test date. We got this! 


    I look forward to learning and working with you this year, 


    -Mr. Collier