Global History & Geography I Honors                                                 

Mr. Kruger

 (718) 423-8810 Ext. 236

 email:[email protected]

Global History & Geography I Honors is an in-depth approach to studying the history of mankind, beginning with Prehistory and ending with the Age of Reason. The program stresses the connections between regions, nations and peoples.  The areas, periods and concepts covered include:

Prehistory and the Neolithic Age

First Civilizations of Asia and Africa

Empires of India and China

Early Civilizations in the Americas

The Rise of Europe - Early and High Middle Ages

The Byzantine Empire and Russia

The Muslim World

Kingdoms and Trading States of Africa

Renaissance and the Reformation

Exploration and Colonization

Age of Absolute Monarchs

Digital Citizenship

Students in all Social Studies classes are expected to use good digital citizenship while in class as well as while learning remotely. Students may only use the technological mediums/apps that are approved by the teacher. Students must have cameras turned on at all times when learning remotely. Students may not post any material that does not uphold the Franciscan mission and values. Students may not bully or use profanities in chats and must follow the teacher’s directives regarding posting in chats.  


No one may record or photograph any part of any class without the expressed consent of the teacher nor post or share any content or resources on any social media platform. Any infractions of these rules and all rules set by St. Francis Prep will result in disciplinary action as well as academic penalty.


Supplies: Students are to bring their Global I Honors notebook/ and IPAD,  IPADs should be charged at home.

Homework: Students usually will have a reading assignment and/or written homework every evening. Students are responsible for homework assignments and notes even if absent from class. It is the student’s responsibility to check Google classroom or contact the teacher to remain up to date regarding classroom work. Late homework assignments will not be accepted.

Grading Policy: There will be 3-4 tests each quarter and an unspecified number of quizzes. All tests and some quizzes will be announced in advance. Some quizzes will also be given without notice. Tests will make up 65% of the grade, quizzes 15%, homework and classroom participation 20%. Students should be prepared and ready to contribute to class each day.

    The instructor will assign quarterly projects, which would be worth as much as a test in determining the quarter grade.

Cheating: Anyone cheating, giving or receiving answers, or plagiarizing will receive a zero for that test, quiz, homework assignment, quarterly project etc. Please consult the school honor code for more details.

Attendance: Class attendance at St. Francis Prep is a major priority. Absences do not excuse classwork, assignments or exams. In case of absence, it is your responsibility to make up all classwork/exams/quizzes and submit all assignments that are due in the appropriate time frame discussed by the teacher. Until assignments/exams are completed, a zero will be placed into PowerSchool. There are no exceptions. If a student is absent from class six or more times for any given quarter, this will be considered excessive absence. This will result in a mandatory five point deduction from the quarterly grade. Please be advised that classes missed due to lateness or early dismissal will be included in this group. Absences resulting from school sponsored events and official appointments in the school building will not be included in the total number of absences.

*The teacher has the right to revise the syllabus at any time. If a revision takes place, the teacher will notify all students in writing.


I  understand the Global I Honors course goals and requirements and will adhere to them. 

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