Contact Info

I am in my office from 8am until 3:15pm, Monday through Friday. 

My office phone number is (925) 634-2589 ext. 1094

If you would like to email me please use the Contact Me page of this site.


Welcome to World History

Welcome to the history of modern empires and civilizations, otherwise known as World History.  I love teaching this class because we have the chance look at many different cultures and civilizations and compare them to one another. 

During this course we will be discussing major trends and developments in many different civilizations from social, political and economic perspectives.  We will focus on what these peoples have left to us including architecture, science, art, religion and political structures, and cultural/regional identities. 

This class is a space to learn academic skills around doing project research and essay writing.  It will include several projects and we will spend significant time focusing on skills that will help you manage these kinds of projects better.  You will also be introduced to my two great loves in history, maps and timelines, so expect to spend time creating and working with both of these things while in this class.


Final Exam Review Information

Please go to the handouts link at the left and then click on the General Information folder for the Final Exam Study Guide.  Please print this out and bring it to class so that you can work on it during our review days


Empires Test Study Guide

Notes: You will be allowed to use 1 page of hand written notes (front side of one standard size sheet of paper)

Test will be on the following sections of reading and your notes from the following videos and lectures:

Lecture and discussion notes comparing Emperors and Modern Leaders

Pgs. 81-86 on the Early Empires of India

Pgs. 98-103 on the Chinese Empires

Pgs. 138-143 on Alexander the Great

Pgs. 150-154 on the Roman Republic

Pgs. 159-162 on the Formation of the Roman Empire

Pgs. 175-178 on the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Video on the Chin Emperor - Timelines of Ancient Civilizations: Chinese Neolithic to Sui Dynasty (minutes -6:40-10:50)

Video on Alexander the Great- Famous People, Incredible Lives: Alexander the Great (minutes 1:00 - 6:50)

Video on Chandragupta Maurya -Timelines of Ancient Civilizations: India Alexander the Great to Modern Day (minutes 1:00 - 5:30)

If you want to watch the videos again here are the directions to find them:

go to (log in using the log in and password from the library bookmark)

click on the School Help tab and then on the Learn 360 icon - use the search box on Learn 360 to search for the titles of the videos listed above.



China, India and the Israelites Timeline

Please use the following 10 events for the timeline.  Your timeline needs a description and date for each event. It is okay of the date is a time period or a general idea of when something happened) Here are ten events (they are not in chronological order):

1. Period of the warring states in China (end of the Zhou dynasty)

2. Israelites emerge as a distinct culture

3. Kingdom of Israel

4. Buddhism develops

5. Aryans invade Northern India

6. Shang dynasty begins

7. Reincarnation becomes part of Hinduism

8. Beginning of Zhou dynasty

9. Confucius is born

10. Daoism became popular