• World History With Mrs. Potter


    In our class we will be taking a journey back in time, starting with the beginning of human development within community-based settings, to the major technological developments that have led to our modern day war strategies. Throughout the year, students will be prepped for the AZMerit Test by following the AZ State Standards and the DVUSD Standards for education.

      Office Hours:

    • Monday: 2:30-3:15pm (in the library) BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

    • Tuesday: 7am-7:30am (in our classroom)

    • Wednesday: 2:30-3:15pm (in the library)
    • Additional accommodations can be made ahead of time if needed 

    • My Email: casey.potter@dvusd.org, EXT. 63236 (Brief biography can be found in the tabs section!)
    World History

    Units of Study:

    Concept 2: Explain the development and contributions of ancient civilizations and

    Concept 3: Explore how the Middle Ages were a time of transition.

    Concept 4: Analyze the results and impact of the Renaissance and Reformation.

    Concept 5: Explore the interactions between Europeans and natives during early exploration

    Concept 6: Explore the Age of Revolutions.

    Concept 7: Analyze the causes and effects of the Imperialism.

    Concept 8: Analyze the causes and effects of both World Wars and the Cold War.

    Concept 9: Describe significant events and developments in the contemporary world religions.


    What are we all about?

    Our textbook can be found in Canvas under ConnectED

    By the time the student completes this course of study, the student will know or be able to perform the


    1. Use research skills to interpret historical data.

    2. Compare and contrast historical happenings to contemporary events.

    3. Identify key ideas, cite strong and thorough textual evidence and determine author’s point of view of information texts.

    4. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of historical subjects.

    5. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately.

    6. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.

    7. Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on various historical topics, primary and secondary texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

    8. Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

    • Period 1: Advanced Study Skills 
    • Period 2: SST World History
    • Period 3: SST World History
    • Period 4: SST World History
    • Period 6: SST World History 
    • Period 7: SST World History
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