WORLD HISTORY -- Honors
    Mr. Mark Byers
    Room B-5
    Fall 2018 semester, FOURTH period
    Email: mark_byers@abss.k12.nc.us

    This is my eighteenth year teaching Social Studies at Western Alamance High School.  I will bring a high level of enthusiasm and preparation to the class as well as academic preparation.  I have a B.A. in History from the Pennsylvania State University, as well as a M.A. in European History from the same great institution.  I also have a M.Div. from "a former career" (wink, wink, nod, nod) and a plethora of education courses from A.C.C. and Elon University from the time when I was preparing for my teacher certification.  This somewhat-narcissistic selfie (above)  attempts to show some of my interests in just one picture.  How many can you spot in the picture or in class?
    For this semester, you can prepare for class with the following supplies: a 1- 1/2 inch three-ring binder, three-hole note paper, several writing utensils (pen or pencil is fine), a packet of colored pencils for map work (8 colors is enough), earbuds for in-class laptop use, a paper (not nylon or plastic) textbook cover will also be needed (I will explain how to adapt a simple brown paper grocery bag), and you will need to subscribe to our Google Classroom page.
  • Due to the belated/overnight 2-hour delay in school on Monday, September 17, the following changes in due dates and assignments will be made.  Pay close attention and "adjust":

    ** The multiple-choice portion (only) of the UNIT 1 EXAM — TODAY/Monday, September 17 (for 45-minutes).

    ** The mini-essay portion (only) of the UNIT 1 EXAM — TOMORROW/Tuesday, September 18 (but only for 45-minutes).

    ** The Half-class research in the library — TOMORROW/Tuesday, September 18 (as originally scheduled).

    ** The Second P/E Paper proof-reading — WEDNESDAY, September 19 (ONE-DAY DELAY).

    ** The new "EARLY due date" for the SECOND Major Assignment (P/E Paper) — THURSDAY, September 20.

    ** The new "Regular" due date for the SECOND Major Assignment (P/E Paper) — FRIDAY, September 21.

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  • I have uploaded the promised PDF-file on how to alter the default settings for World 2010 and Word 2016 for use with your P/E Papers.  Take note and they will guide you through the step-by-step process.  If you have any questions, feel free and encouraged to email me over the weekend!

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