Zirin, Richard

Mr. Zirin's ClassroomHello!  Welcome to Mr. Zirin's class. 

Room 212 West Wing
Advanced Placement World History, Honors U.S. History I

Contact Information
Email Address: rzirin@pway.org
Phone number:(732)981-0700 ext. 7029
The best way to contact me is by email.  I check it several times a day.  I will usually return you email within a few hours.  If you do not hear from me within 24 hours of a phone message or email, call the main office and ask them to leave me a message in my mailbox.
Grading Policy
Tests:   30%
Graded Assessments:   30%
M.P. Project:   30%
Homework/Classwork:   10%

The only exception is for first marking period AP World History, Where the summer assignments count as 5%(5% removed from the mp project for that quarter)
If you would like to keep track of what your child is doing, sign up for my Remind.com account.  Below you will find the codes for each class:
Period 1 AP World @339gh
Period 2 Honors USI @49d96a
Period 3 Honors USI @e2aeea
Period 4 AP Honors USI @a8ee99
Period 5 AP World @4934fc
  For a more detailed option, check the parent module of Genesis to view completed and pending assignments. This resource will keep you up to date on many of the major tasks your students will be doing in the near future.  
**Please note that not all assignments will be posted on the calendar and all assignments and due dates are subject to change.  If you have questions about a specific assignment, please email me at rzirin@pway.org.

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year.  This is going to be an exciting school year for my students, as we will be embarking on a journey through history and culture.  Students will be asked to do more than just answer the normal questions like who, what, when, where, and why -- but what if?  If you are a hard worker and show a desire for success, then it will be yours.  Hard work and determination will be rewarded!!!
Good luck, good learning, and a good year!!!
We begin the year in our United States History I classes looking at the Native American population that lived and thrived on the North American Continent.  We then continue with Exploration, Colonization, Revolution and Independence, and Founding the Republic.

Students will be asked to become the center of the classroom through group and individual presentations, peer teaching lessons, song parodies, etc...
Advanced Placement World History is a 5-credit full year course of study now offered to Freshman Students.  The Course enables students to develop understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts, in interaction with different types of human societies.  This understanding is advanced through a combination of selective factual knowledge and appropriate analytical analysis.  The course highlights the nature of changes in international frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies.  It emphasizes relevant factual knowledge used in conjunction with leading interpretive issues and types of historical evidence.  The structure of the course involves lectures, class discussions, plus in-depth readings of interpretative and historiographical materials.

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