• Mr. Hudson’s World History Class


     Room G262,         Phone: (972) 727-0400,        Email: willis.hudson@allenisd.org

    Tutoring Hours: after school 4:15-4:45

     Course Description:

    World History focuses on the development of students understanding from 8,000 B.C.E to the present. Students will study events, cultural, religious, social, and economic changes that took place throughout World History from the development of the river valley civilizations to the modern day issues.


    **Your textbook will be available online: (accessed through Canvas)

    **There are also frequent required readings throughout the year.


    In World History, we will be using Canvas (canvas.allenisd.org). Students will be required to complete Canvas quizzes, online assignments, online readings, online discussion boards, and other instructionally relevant items.  

     Student Conduct:

    In order to promote a positive educational experience for all students, the District expects students to adhere to seven basic standards of conduct: (1) exercise self-control, self-respect, and self-discipline, (2) demonstrate a positive attitude, (3) respect the rights and feelings of others, (4) respect school property, (5) support the learning process, (6) adhere to rules, and (7) promote a safe environment. Because of significant variations in student conduct, it is not always possible for the Student Code of Conduct to address each and every act of student misbehavior. To that end, the District retains discretion to address student misconduct that is inconsistent with these seven standards even though conduct may not be specifically included in the Student Code of Conduct. (Student Code of Conduct, pg. 3)


    Class Schedule:

    Time (Class Period)

    (1st) 8:50-9:45

    World History

    (2nd/5th) 9:50-1:25

    World History

    (3rd/6th) 11:30-1:30

    Conference /World History

    (4th/7th) 1:15-2:37

    World History /Team Meeting

    (8th) 3:15-4:10

    World History


    **Unlike Egyptian Hieroglyphics, this syllabus is NOT written in stone and may change. Please check my faculty website and Canvas at least one day before class for changes to the syllabus.


    Grading Policy:

    Daily Grades are worth: 30%

    • Daily Grades Include: Daily Class Work, and Homework

    Quizzes are worth: 30%

    • Quizzes include vocabulary quizzes, notes quizzes, and canvas quizzes

    Tests and Projects are worth: 40%

    Tests grades include unit tests and classroom projects

    • Final Exams are worth: 20% of your overall grade in this class.
    • *Late Work: We ask that students turn all work in on time and be accountable and responsible for due dates. If work is turned in late our policy will follow district guidelines:

    -----Students will have three school/Calendar days to turn in their work for a maximum grade of 70. Therefore, whether an assignment is one, two or three days late no more than a total of 30 points penalty can be taken off for that assignment.


    Classroom Expectations:

    1. Be on time and prepared for class.             4.   Be respectful of everyone.                    
    2. Listen and participate.          Always give your best effort.
    3. Complete all assignments.          Be responsible for your actions and work.



    Deliberation and collaboration take different people from different cultures with multiple personalities and perspectives and helps them confront, discuss, learn, and use inquiry in regards to “relevant problems of living together” (Dewey, 1985). Participating in group activities, discussions, and group work is imperative in learning new material and exploring closed areas.


    Academic Monitoring:

    • Students who are failing 2 or more CORE class (English, Science, Math, History and Foreign Language: LOTE) at the 3 week, 6 week check or 1 class at the end of the grading period will be put in Academic Monitoring.
    • Any privilege period on your schedule will be changed to an Academic monitoring class and you will be REQUIRED to attend that class everyday it is schedule.
    • In order to get out of Academic Monitoring you must be passing ALL of your CORE classes by the next grade check.
    • You will be told by your Academic Monitoring teacher that you have successfully been removed from the class. You do not remove yourself even if you are passing all of your classes.


    Identification Cards- 7th – 12th Grade Students In order to provide a safe and orderly environment for all AISD students in grades 7-12, ID badges will be provided, without charge, upon enrollment. In grades 7-12 ID cards must be worn around the neck and be visible on the bus ride and at all times during the instructional day. ID cards are used to purchase lunch, to issue textbooks, to check out library books, and are one of the requirements to purchase a parking permit at the high school. A replacement ID will be provided at a nominal fee($5.00). Students in grades 7-12 must have their ID and furnish it to all district employees and any law enforcement officer upon request while on school property and at any school activity.

    Students will not deface or alter the appearance of the ID card. Students who deface their ID will be charged for a new ID.

     Allen High School Honor Code:

    “Allen High School deeply values learning and seeks to empower each student to reach his or her full potential. We recognize that struggles and mistakes are necessary elements of the learning process; however, cheating and plagiarism eliminate the development of critical thinking, stifle creativity, and relegate us to a world of what already is rather than a world of what could be. In order to realize our full potential, we pledge to value learning above grades and to hold ourselves to the highest standard of academic integrity. © Academic Honor Code 2015-2016

    Any other questions regarding the consequences of not following that Allen High School Honor Code can be found on the Allen ISD webpage.

     Electronic Devices: “For safety purposes, the district permits students to possess personal mobile telephones and other electronic devices. Electronic device use during the day will be determined by the campus administration. Devices are prohibited during all testing, unless authorized by a teacher.”

    • Cell phones need to not be in use during instruction or individual work. If there is a problem with your cell phone usage I may take it up and it will be personally delivered to your specific house office.

     “If a student uses an electronic device that interrupts the school environment without authorization during the school day, the device may be confiscated. Confiscated telecommunications devices that are not retrieved by the student or the student’s parents will be disposed of after the notice required by law”

     “Students are prohibited from sending or posting electronic messages that are abusive, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging to another’s reputation, or illegal. This prohibition applies to conduct of school property if it results in a substantial disruption to the educational environment. Any person taking, disseminating, transferring, or sharing obscene, sexually oriented, lewd, or otherwise illegal images or content will be disciplined according to the Student Code of Conduct and may, in certain circumstances, be reported to law environments.”