Massalha, Catherine (Social Studies: World History 9; Pre-AP World History and Geography)

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Meet Mrs. Catherine Massalha, Time Traveler Extraordinaire (TTE)

I graduated from ASU in 1993 with a BA in Anthropology and from University of Phoenix in 2004 with a MA in Education. I have been teaching for 17 years. I taught in Israel for one year which was quite an experience. During that year, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Egypt during spring break and see sights in Cairo and Alexandria. In 2009, I official became a time traveler even though I had been time traveling for some time before that. I am super excited about sharing my knowledge of history and experiences with all of you this year at NPA.


 Pre-AP and AP Summer Reading Assignments:

Incoming 9th graders: This Fleeting World By David Christian This Fleeting World reading guide – Massalha

Incoming 10th graders: Destiny Disrupted by Tamin Ansary Note-Taking-Assignment-for-Destiny-Disrupted-2017 Sample Notes for Destiny Disrupted Ottoman Sticky Note Destiny Disrupted


Materials:

2 inch 3-ring binder (for World History or Pre-AP World History only), filler paper, dividers- 5 to 10, sheet protectors (at least 25), highlighters for SPICE-ing (multicolored-5), ballpoint pens (blue or black), pencils and eraser, colored pencils, flash drive, note cards, and a tissue box for the classroom.


Homework, Correction, & Retake Policy: 

  • Late work is 50% off of earned grade
  • Essays and Projects lose 10% per day
  • 0% after 2 weeks of original due date
  • Must redo or corrected assignments or retake tests with in 2 weeks of getting them back

Tutoring: Fridays 3:15 – 4:15 pm


Office Hours: Mondays 3:15-3:45 pm, Fridays 3:15- 4:15 pm

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Course List

moreWorld History 9 - all classes

Description:

This class is a regular 9th grade study of World History from prehistory and the origins of civilization to about 1600 CE.


Extra Credit Opportunities: You may complete one extra credit assignment per semester. For Semester 1: due  12/1/2017. For Semester 2: due 5/18/2018.


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Please complete end of the year student survey after clicking on this link: https://goo.gl/forms/LOwAi9rttt4OjzMn2 


Syllabus:

Click here to download the World History 9 - all classes syllabus (PDF)

Google Calendar:

morePre-AP World History and Geography - all classes

Description:

This course is an advanced placement course in the study of World History. The Pre-AP World History and Geography course is organized around five overarching themes that serve as unifying threads throughout the course, helping students to relate what is particular about each time period or society to a “big picture” of history. The time periods studied in Pre-AP World History and Geography are from 8,000 BCE – 1450 CE.


Grade Weighing:


Assessments 50% of overall grade


One-Pagers 25%


Classwork/Homework 25%


One-Pager description and rubric: One-PagerXassignmentXandXrubric


Extra Credit Opportunities: You may complete one extra credit assignment per semester. For Semester 1: due  12/1/2017. For Semester 2: due 5/18/2018.


Current Event Extra Credit Opportunity: ExtraXCreditXOpportunity


Current Issue Extra Credit Opportunity: CurrentXIssueXExtraXCreditXOpportunity


Documentary Movie Extra Credit Opportunity:  Documentary.XMovieXExtraXCreditXOpportunity


Please complete end of the year student survey after clicking on this link: https://goo.gl/forms/aM672qrUFGqipE5e2


Syllabus:

Click here to download the Pre-AP World History and Geography - all classes syllabus (PDF)

Google Calendar: