HONOURS WORLD HISTORY
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Instructor: Jerry Alan Sayers
E-mail: School: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Web Page: http://www.sayersnet.com/history
Textbook: Band new. Do not lose it.
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
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
In recognition of the challenges posed by an honours course, three points will be added to each studentís 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 studentís return to school. Tests may require an hour and a half, so always be present on test days!
1. Be in assigned seat when bell
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
2014 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.
AUG 4 Homeroom
AUG 5 Introduction
AUG 6 The
AUG 11 A Rebirth of Art and Literature Renaissance Europe Map due
AUG 12 The Old World and the New World Physical Map of Latin America due
AUG 14 The Reformation Spreads
AUG 15 The Counter-Reformation Physical Map of Europe due
AUG 18 Tudor England Quiz: Physical Map of Latin America
AUG 20 France, the Hapsburgs, and the Thirty Years War Quiz: Physical Map of Europe
AUG 21 Review
AUG 22 Test 1: Early Modern History
The Sun King
AUG 26 The Sun King Absolute Monarchy Map due
AUG 27 The Stuarts
AUG 28 The English Civil War
AUG 29 The Enlightenment
SEP 1 LABOR DAY (NO SCHOOL)
SEP 3 Review
SEP 4 Test 2: Absolute
Families Chart due
SEP 5 The
SEP 8 The Reign of Terror
SEP 9 The Best of Times and the Worst of Times Napoleonic Europe Map due
SEP 10 Napoleon
SEP 11 The Industrial Revolution 1860s Europe Map due
SEP 12 Reform
SEP 15 Nationalism
Physical Map of Africa
Test 3: Nineteenth
SEP 22 Anglo-America Quiz: Physical Map of Anglo-America
SEP 23 Anglo-America Map of Anglo-America due
SEP 24 Latin America Map of Latin America due
SEP 25 Latin America
Map of the Middle East
Scramble for Africa
Map of Africa due
Quiz: Physical Map of Africa
SEP 30 South Asia and the East Indies Map of Asia due
OCT 1 East Asia
OCT 2 Review
OCT 3 Test 4: The Age of Imperialism
END OF TERM 1
OCT 13 The Great War Begins Map of Europe in 1914 due
OCT 14 Life in the Trenches
OCT 15 The Treaty of Versailles Map of Europe after WWI due; Map of the Middle East after WWI due
OCT 20 Life under Communism
OCT 23 Test 5: The Great War and the Russian Revolution
OCT 24 The West between the Wars
OCT 24 Worldwide Nationalism
OCT 27 The Rise of Fascism
OCT 28 Hitler
OCT 29 Nazi Germany
OCT 30 The Final Solution
OCT 31 Blitzkrieg
NOV 3 The Rise of Japan Physical Map of Asia due
NOV 4 NO SCHOOL
NOV 6 War in the Pacific Map of the Pacific in WWII due
NOV 7 War in the Mediterranean
NOV 10 The Tide Turns Quiz: Physical Map of Asia
NOV 12 Test 6: World War II
NOV 13 The Post-War World
NOV 14 The Iron Curtain
NOV 17 Two Chinas and Two Koreas
NOV 18 The Korean War
NOV 19 The War in Vietnam
NOV 20 The End of Empire
NOV 24 Test 7: The Cold War
NOV 25 Primary Sources from the Vietnam War
NOV 26 THANKSGIVING
NOV 27 THANKSGIVING
NOV 28 THANKSGIVING
DEC 1 The Fall of Communism
DEC 2 The Fall of Communism
DEC 3 The European Union
DEC 4 Post-Colonial Africa
DEC 5 The Consequences of Colonialism
DEC 8 Israel
DEC 9 Terrorism
DEC 10 Life in an Islamic Republic
DEC 12 The Rise of Asia
DEC 15 Review *
16 Test 8: A
DEC 17 Review
DEC 18 Review
DEC 19 FINAL EXAMS