HONOURS WORLD HISTORY
SYLLABUS

FALL 2012

 

Some notes are the same as those used in earlier semesters, while some are updated

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Instructor:    Jerry Alan Sayers

E-mail:        School:  sayersd@jcschools.org
               Home:    dusty@sayersnet.com

Course Web Page:    http://www.sayersnet.com/history

Textbook:    World History by Elisabeth Gaynor Ellis and Anthony Esler, Pearson Prentice Hall, Boston:  2009.

Objective: The purpose of this course is to examine the history of the world from the fifteenth century to the present.  It will examine Western Civilization in Europe and the Americas, as well as its influence on the entire world and Europe’s loss of Empire through internal warfare and world-wide nationalism, and consider current world issues and their background.

Evaluation:   

1.  Most classwork, homework, and quizzes count as one grade each.
2.  Notebooks checks count as four grades each.
3.  Projects and presentations count as five grades each.
4.  Tests (objective and essay) count as five grades each.
5.  The final exam will count as 25% of the course grade.


Directions for Research Projects

Directions for Research Papers

In recognition of the challenges posed by an honours course, three points will be added to each student’s final grade.

Extra credit will not be assigned to improve a grade. 

Work is late if it is not ready to be handed in at the beginning of class (unless otherwise instructed).  Late work will receive a penalty of 5 points per day, and must be submitted within five days of the due date.  Missed tests must be made up within three days of a student’s return to school. Tests may require an hour and a half, so always be present on test days! 

Rules:

1. Be in assigned seat when bell rings.
2. Have class materials ready and personal put away when bell rings.
3. Only speak with permission.
4. Be respectful of others.
5. Turn in work on time.
6. Keep the room tidy.
7. Only leave the room with a hall pass.
8. Quid pro quo  


 
2012 Fall Session

In case of inclement weather, lecture dates may move back one day for each day missed.  Presentation dates will NOT change; if a presentation date is missed due to weather or illness, students should be prepared to give the presentation on the first day back in school. 

Reading assignments and quizzes will be announced throughout the session.  Be sure to be diligent in reading the textbook.

Page numbers listed in parentheses after each date's topic should be read before class on that date.  Quizzes and tests will be given on the dates marked.  Further reading assignments and quizzes may be announced throughout the session.  Be sure to be diligent in reading the textbook.


AUG  6    NO SCHOOL
AUG  7    NO SCHOOL
AUG  8    Homeroom
AUG  9    Introduction
AUG 10    The Middle Ages (255-260)

AUG 13    The Beginning of Modern History (269-275; 282-288)
AUG 14    The Renaissance; Slides (406-417)
AUG 15    A Rebirth of Art and Literature   (437-439)
AUG 16    The Old World and the New World (444-451; 470-481)
AUG 17    The Reformation (page 428)

AUG 20    The Reformation Spreads (423-428)
AUG 21    The Counter-Reformation (431-433; 461-465)  Quiz 1
AUG 22    Tudor England (429-430, 516)
AUG 23    Elizabeth I and the Invincible Armada (452-456;
482-486; 504-509)
AUG 24    France, the Hapsburgs, and the Thirty Years War (457-460;
510-511; 525-527) Quiz 2

AUG 27    Review
AUG 28    Test 1:  Early Modern History
AUG 29    The Sun King (510-514)
AUG 30    The Stuarts (516-517)
AUG 31    The English Civil War (517-524)

SEP  3    LABOR DAY (NO SCHOOL)   
SEP  4    Eastern Europe and the Balance of Power (525-535)
SEP  5    The Enlightenment (434-439; 540-565)  Quiz 3
SEP  6    Review
SEP  7    Test 2:  Absolute Monarchy   


SEP 10    The French Revolution (570-583)
SEP 11    The Reign of Terror (584-590)
SEP 12    The Best of Times and the Worst of Times
SEP 13    Napoleon (591-600)
SEP 14    The Industrial Revolution (606-621)   

SEP 17    Reform(622-626) and Nationalism (634-644)
SEP 18    The Springtime of Nations; Deutschland Über Alles music (690-708)
SEP 19    Storm and Stress: 19th Century Art and Ideas (674-685) Quiz 4
SEP 20    PLAN TEST
SEP 21    Review

SEP 24    Test 3:  Nineteenth Century Europe
SEP 25    Anglo-America and Australia (739-743; 796-800)
SEP 26    Anglo-America and Australia (739-743; 796-800)
SEP 27    Latin America (645-651; 801-807)
SEP 28    The Middle East (762-766)

OCT  1    The Scramble for Africa (750-759)
OCT  2    South Asia and the East Indies (767-771; 791-795)
OCT  3    East Asia (773-777; 782-790)  Quiz 5
OCT  4    Review
OCT  5    Test 4: The Age of Imperialism

END OF TERM 1

FALL BREAK

OCT 15    The Great War Begins (812-828)
OCT 16    Life in the Trenches
OCT 17    The Treaty of Versailles (829-838; 861-864)
OCT 18    The Russian Revolution (839-845) Quiz 6 
OCT 19    Lenin and Stalin (904-911)  

OCT 22    Life under Communism   Quiz 7
OCT 23    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Review
OCT 24    Test 5:  World War I and the Russian Revolution
OCT 25    The West between the Wars (881-893)
OCT 26    Worldwide Nationalism  (858-861; 865-868)

OCT 29    Worldwide Nationalism  (858-861; 865-868)
OCT 30    The Rise of Fascism (894-902; 926)
OCT 31    Hitler (912-917)
NOV  1    Nazi Germany (922-929)

NOV  2    The Final Solution (935-937)

NOV  5    The Final Solution (935-937)
NOV  6    Blitzkrieg (930-934) 
NOV  7    Blitzkrieg (930-934)  Quiz 8
NOV  8    The Rise of Japan (874-877)
NOV  9    War in the Pacific (869-873; 937-940)

NOV 12    War in the Mediterranean (940-942)
NOV 13    The Eastern Front and D-Day (942-947)  Quiz 9
NOV 14    The Tide Turns (948-950)
NOV 15    The Atomic Age (950-953) and Review
NOV 16    Test 6:  World War II

NOV 19    The Post-War World (954-956; 962-969)
NOV 20    The Berlin Airlift
NOV 21    THANKSGIVING        
NOV 22    THANKSGIVING        
NOV 23    THANKSGIVING        

NOV 26    The Post-War World (954-956; 962-969)
NOV 27    The Iron Curtain (970-974)
NOV 28    Two Chinas and Two Koreas (985-991)
NOV 29    The War in Vietnam (992-997) 
NOV 30    The End of Empire (1014-1023) Quiz 10  

DEC  3    The Fall of Communism (998-1007; 1042-1047)   

 Test 7:  The Cold War Take-Home Test Due (Test 7 Review guide)

DEC  4    The Fall of Communism (998-1007; 1042-1047)
DEC  5    The European Union (1096-1098)
DEC  6    Post-Colonial Africa (1024-1031)
DEC  7    The Consequences of Colonialism (1048-1053) 

DEC 10    Israel and Palestine (1032-1037)
DEC 11    Terrorism(1054-1059; 1115-1119)
DEC 12    Life in an Islamic Republic
DEC 13    The Development of Latin America (1082-1088)
DEC 14    The Rise of Asia (983-984; 1076-1080; 1099) Quiz 11

DEC 17    Review
DEC 18    Test 8:  A New World Order
DEC 19    Review
DEC 20    FINAL EXAM


 

CHRISTMAS

 





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