2013 SS9 Course Outline

Mr Sitar
Reynolds Secondary

Email: isitar@sd61.bc.ca
Website: http://mrsitarswebsite.wikispaces.com

Course Themes

This course is divided in two main units:

1.) Modern Europe (1500’s to 1800’s)

  • Renaissance
  • English Civil War
  • French Revolution
  • Rule of Napoleon
  • Industrial Revolution

2.) Exploration & Colonization of North America (Pre-History to 1812)

  • First Nations’ Culture
  • European Exploration
  • Colonization
  • Wars for Control of North America


Please Follow the Reynolds 3 R’s:

1.) Respect

Be respectful of your teacher and your classmates. Be understanding and help others around you. Learning to work in a group is an essential part of many workplaces today, and of the job skills employers look for in today’s work force. Listen while someone has the floor, put your hand up if you want the floor, and be respectful of others’ opinions.

2.) Responsibility

Take responsibility over your learning. Keep up with your work, talk to me when you encounter a problem, and show up to class. The Wiki (see above) is there to help you get organized and to access more materials to aid your learning, but attendance, participation, and work habits are your responsibility. Take care or your notebook, keep it neat, and organized. You will need to hand it in once a month.

3.) Relationships

Build relationships with your classmates. You are in this together and you can learn from each other. It is a proven fact that you learn better from teaching each other. Many partner and group activities will be conducted throughout the semester. Use your time wisely and be a good team player. Be cooperative and an active participant in activities, projects, and assignments.


- Binder – You will be given handouts, articles, notes, and assignments. Keep them neat and in chronological order.

- Notebook (80-150 pages) – You will write notes, brainstorms, organizers, reflections, and summaries, chapter questions, and essays in them. Keep them well organized and neat. We will use Cornell-Style note-taking technique to organize our notes. You will hand in the notebook periodically for marks.

- Pen & Pencil – Use pen for writing & note-taking. Use pencil for mapping activities.

Marking Criteria

Assignments, projects, and homework checks not handed in will result in an incomplete mark. Students will not receive a grade until all assigned work is completed.

Breakdown of coursework marks:

- Notebooks – 20%

- Assignments – 25%

- Projects – 35%

- Chapter tests – 30%

Overall marks:

Term 1 & 2 – 80%
Unit 1 Midterm Exam - 10%
Unit 2 Midterm Exam - 10%