Welcome to C&C--2012-2013

The C&C teachers for 2012-2013 are Christy Story and Peggy McKee

Ms. Story may be reached at < cstory@castilleja.org >

Ms. Story's C&C home page is
< https://sites.google.com/a/castilleja.org/christy-story/ii-c-c?pli=1 >

Mrs. McKee may be reached at < pmckee@castilleja.org >

Mrs. McKee's home page is
< http://castinet.castilleja.org/users/pmckee/ >

Interdisciplinary Project Based Learning Exercise [ "A Timer Is Bourn" ]

Introduction to "A Timer Is Bourn "

EOP 10/14/2012 "A Timer Is Bourn"

[ Welcome ] [ Assignments ]

The required freshman history class at Castilleja, C&C--Cultures and Civilizations--offers the students an introduction world history from the 15th through the 20th centuries. With emphasis on broad themes of global interaction, the course introduces the richness and diversity of world cultures with inclusion but not emphasis on Europe and the West. The students' primary text is Traditions and Encounters, vol. ii, 3rd, 4th, or 5th edition, by Jerry Bentley and Herbert Ziegler. We adopted this text as one that is "user friendly" for Castilleja freshmen. Students may purchase 3rd or 4th edition. As there are no significant differences between the two, and we hope that some students will be able to procure used texts, we will be including the page assignments for all both editions on the unit assignment sheets.

McGraw-Hill, the publisher of the Bentley-Ziegler text, provides useful online support materials. See below for links for both the 3rd and 4th editions. Depending on the unit, students can select the appropriate chapter and follow links for chapter outlines, practice tests, helpful interactive maps, and the like.

< http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072957549/student_view0/powerweb.html > (3rd edition)

< http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0073406937/student_view0/index.html > (4th edition)

Another useful support source, especially for the first unit, Europe in the Age of Exploration and Discovery, is the Spielvogel text, Western Civilization. It has games, activities, summaries, review materials, etc. For example, check out chapter 14. < Spielvogel >

For their 2012 history summer reading, the nines read Things Fall Apart, a classic novel about the Ibo/Igbo people of what is now Nigeria and their encounter with the West at the end of the 19th century during the Age of Imperialism. 2010 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of Chinua Achebe's epic novel. Students may read any edition.
C&C incorporates a variety of learning experiences, activities, and assessments. These include maps, videos/DVDs, research, current events, tests, essays, collaborative lessons, analysis of primary sources, and technology skills, to name just a few. One of the important components of the course includes literature to make a particular time or era "come alive." Thus, the summer reading included a novel about West Africa; for the Industrial Revolution, students read Germinal; for World War II and the Holocaust, they read Night. C&C students hone their research and writing skills in daily homework assignments and three major project: the first is a research paper based on topics from "The World of Islam"; the second is a collaborative presentation on nationalism in the non-Western world in the 19th century; the third is an evaluation of how film treats historical subject matter. Ninth grade English and C&C teachers make every effort to coordinate their guidelines and requirements regarding expository writing, bibliography, and citation.

A useful supplemental site, Bridging World History, produced by the Annenberg CPB Foundation, offers useful youtube segments
< http://www.learner.org/resources/series197.html >

The google portal is < http://castinet.castilleja.org/users/pmckee/ >


Christy Story and Peggy McKee, 2012-2013