Global Studies 10 is the second half of the New York State World History & Geography curriculum. The sophomore year deals with the Age of Enlightenment through present day. A vast amount of information is to be mastered and can only be done so through organization, study and practice. The class ends with the New York State Regents test in June. You must pass this test in order to graduate high school.
Students will comply with rules established in the student handbook & class. Learning is a right and no one will be allowed to infringe on the class’s right to learn. A violation of class or school rules is subject to immediate action by both teachers and administration.
Averages for this course are calculated by Power Grade software and each grade is given a weight or value. These weights are used to determine quarter averages.
In class tests and quizzes 2-3
Homework 20%-or less
The final course average is broken done as follows:
1st Quarter 20%
2nd Quarter 20%
3rd Quarter 20 %
4th Quarter 20%
Final Exam: NYS Regents test 20%
Students are expected to come prepared with homework when assigned. If a student does not complete assigned work, he/she must bring hand in the material the following day regardless of the class schedule. The student must communicate with Mr. Wawrowski for any alternate arrangements, but those arrangements are at the discretion of the teacher.
Mr. Wawrowski is available 2:30-3:00 almost everyday. Written communications can be sent to the main office at the high school. Phone calls can be directed to
549-2300 ext 2161. Mr. Wawrowski’s room is 130 located in the West Wing of the building on the second floor. Please feel free to contact me if you have ANY concerns or questions.
Students are required to obtain:
A three ring binder at least 2 inches in width
Loose leaf paper
Blue or black ink pens
Crayons or markers
Prentice Hall Global History & Geography Review Book
Students must come to class with these materials EVERYDAY as they are part of the participation grade for the class. There will be frequent notebook checks to ensure student participation. Being prepared is key to success in any subject and in life.
regentsprep.org This is the valuable tool for the course as you can obtain notes and practice activities.
On the Ocean file look for Global History Review Organizers. The entire course both ninth and tenth are available in interactive graphic organizers.
School Island an online source for tests and quizzes for the course, don’t lose your computer privileges as you will have to complete assignments on the site.