Welcome to the Home Page for Ms. Mars' Classes:
European History and pre-AICE World History Honors
Schedule - April - May - June 2013
4th Quarter ends (for Seniors) May 24; for Sophomores - June 3
Unit - Totalitarianism --- March 5 - May 15
Sources (textbooks) "Europe, 1871 - 1991" and "The European Dictators"
Stalin and the USSR - 3/5-3/13 Propaganda Project - "USSR DAY" = Thurs. 3/14
Mussolini and Fascist Italy - 3/15 - 4/4 Propaganda Project - "ITALY DAY" = Friday, 4/5
Hitler and Nazi Germany - 4/8 - 4/18 Propaganda Project - "GERMANY DAY" = Wed. 5/15
Totalitarianism Test - Tues. 4/23
Review for Paper 1 - April 29 - May 8 Paper 1 is Thursday, May 9th.
We conclude with the Germany Propaganda Presentation on Wed. 5/15, wrapping up the class on the remaining days (through Monday 5/20)
***BOOKS MAY BE RETURNED FRIDAY, MAY 17 - We will take them to the Library during class.
Four (4) Books due: Europe: 1740 - 1870; Europe: 1871 - 1991; Origins of the First and Second World Wars; The European Dictators.
Please note - results for Paper 1 are usually released around the 2nd week in August. You will be contacted with the results, however
if you have not heard from CIE (Cambridge) by the end of August, please contact Mrs. Bechtle in Guidance.
Pre-AICE World History -
Unit - The Cold War --- March 12 - April 15
Sources (textbooks) - Cambridge World History ('green book') and occasionally, the Western Civilization book
Test - Mon. 4/15
Unit - Soviet Control of Eastern Europe and the Fall of Communism -- April 16 - May 15. (includes review days for Papers)
Test - Wed. May 15
Paper 1 Tues. May 7 (Core Content and Depth Study Questions)
Paper 4 Wed. May 22 (Depth Study Questions, using Sources; in lieu of Research Paper:)
Paper 2 Fri. May 24 (Source Based Questions; 20th century topic: World War I Peace Treaties, 1919-1923: Were they Fair?)
Reviews in class are supplemented by Wednesday afternoon Study Sessions (3:00 - 4:00pm 4/24, 5/1, 5/8 and 5/15)
All Students: You should have a 'hard copy' of the syllabus for planning purposes and any current handouts
on material we are covering in class. You should keep this information in a 3-ring binder,
'dedicated' to History. You can also keep old handouts and returned tests / papers in this binder.
Grades are posted in the classroom - updated at least once per week and following all major
quizzes and tests.
All Parents: You can easily keep in touch with what we are covering in class by asking to see the latest
handout, provided to all students.
Each handout contains specific assignments designed to complement the textbook and other
materials used in class.
Student grades can be accessed using eSchoolPlus.
Pre-AICE World History:
Pearson's "World History" and Spielvogel's AP Western Civilization
Supplemental for pre-AICE World History Honors - "World History" and "Russia: 1905-1991" - Cambridge University
"Europe 1760-1871" and "Europe 1870-1991" Harper-Collins Publishers
"Origins of the First and Second World War"
AP Western Civilization - class set
"The European Dictators - Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini"
Absences: If a student is absent, they are responsible for obtaining and completing all missed work.
If a quiz or test is missed, it must be made up within ONE week.
Make up days are and Tuesday mornings (8:00-9:00) or Wednesday afternoons
(3:00-4:00pm) or by appointment (Tuesday and Thursday afternoons)
It is the student's responsibility to attend one of the scheduled make up sessions
or make an appointment if necessary. All classwork, quizzes, tests and project
must be made up in a timely fashion and remember that full credit is only given for