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Modern History

Modern History Syllabus                           Mrs. Kelley Davenport
 Students will study the rise of the nation state in Europe, the French Revolution, and the economic and political roots of the modern world.  This class will emphasize the development of historical thinking skills.  Students will examine the origins and consequences of the Industrial Revolution, nineteenth century political reform in Western Europe, and imperialism in Africa, Asia, and South America.  They will explain the causes and consequences of the great military and economic events of the past century, including the World Wars, the Great Depression, the Cold War, and the Russian and Chinese Revolutions.  Finally, students will study the rise of nationalism and the continuing persistence of political, ethnic and religious conflict in many parts of the world.  Relevant Tennessee connections will be part of the curriculum, as well as appropriate primary source documents.  Students will explore geographical influences on history, with attention to political boundaries that developed with the evolution of nations from 1750 to the present and the subsequent human geographic issues that dominate the global community.


Course Grades:

 Daily Grades (10%):  Homework, bell assignments, etc


In-class assignments (20%): PET sheets, writing assignments


assessments (70%):  Chapter tests, quizzes



New Grading Scale:

“A” 90-100

“B” 80-89

“C” 70-79

“D” 60-69

“F” 0-59


Procedures for Absences

You will be required to check Teams everyday while you are absent. Each day there will be an announcement with a summary of class activities that day. All extra materials such as power points, primary sources, etc will be posted under that Chapter, Files.



Makeup Work

Students are responsible for making up any work missed.  It is the student’s responsibility to request, and make-up missed workI am not required to give makeup work for unexcused absences.  All late homework for that chapter is due the day of that chapter test. Points will be deducted for each day late and no more than half credit for unexcused absences.



Communication is very important and expected if you have any questions about assignments, expectations, or class procedures. If you need to talk to me, I can be reached via email [email protected] or through the general channel on teams for your class.

Supplies Required:  3 ring binder (1 to 2 inch), paper, pens/pencils, download the teams APP on your phone




Classroom Rules/Expectations


  1. Be on time, on task and prepared to learn every day.
  2. Respect the teacher, the classroom, other students and yourself.
  3. Be responsible for your own learning. You are expected to work hard and cheating his unacceptable.
  4. Clean up after yourself and your peers.
  5. Keep all personal electronics put away.