WORLD HISTORY
SYLLABUS
SPRING 2010

 

Some notes are the same as those used in earlier semesters, while some are updated more frequently.  Be sure to check the date on each page.

* Recently updated or uploaded items are marked with a red asterisk. *


Instructor   Jerry Alan Sayers

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

Student Teacher: Brandi McCloud
E-mail:         
zbnh13@goldmail.etsu.edu

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 and homework assignments count as one grade each.
2.Quizzes count as two grades each.
3.Notebooks checks count as three grades each.
4.Projects and presentations count as five grades each.
5.Tests count as five grades each.
6.The end of course exam counts as 20% of the term 2 grade.
7.The final exam will count as 20% of the course 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 3 days of a student’s return to school. Tests may require an hour and a half, so always be present on test days! 

Notebook:
Each student will keep a notebook divided into five sections:
1.Notes taken in class
2.Maps
3.Worksheets
4.Quizzes and Tests
5.Other Handouts

Rules:
1.Be in assigned seat when bell rings.
2.Have class materials ready and personal items 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

 
2010 Spring Session

In case of inclement weather, lecture dates may move back one day for each day missed. 

Page numbers are listed for each topic.

JAN 4     NO SCHOOL
JAN 5     SNOW DAY
JAN 6     Introduction
JAN 7     The Middle Ages (255-260)
JAN 8     SNOW DAY

JAN 11    The Beginning of Modern History (269-275; 282-288)
JAN 12    The Old World and the New World (444-451; 470-481)
JAN 13    The Renaissance; Slides; (406-417; 434-439)
JAN 14    A Rebirth of Art and Literature
JAN 15    Renaissance Drama (423-427)

JAN 18    NO SCHOOL
JAN 19    The Reformation (page 428)
JAN 20    The Reformation Spreads
JAN 21    The Reformation Spreads
JAN 22    The Counter-Reformation (431-433)

JAN 25    Tudor England, Elizabeth I, and the Invincible Armada (429-430, 516; 504-509)
JAN 26    France, the Hapsburgs, and the Thirty Years War (510-511; 525-527)
JAN 27    Review
JAN 28    Test 1:  Early Modern History
JAN 29    The Sun King (510-514)

FEB 1     The Stuarts (516-517)
FEB 2     HOME ROOM
FEB 3     The English Civil War (517-524)
FEB 4     Eastern Europe and the Balance of Power (525-535)
FEB 5     Locke and Newton (540-556)

FEB 8     The Enlightenment (434-438; 557-565)
FEB 9     Review
FEB 10    Test 2:  Absolute Monarchy
FEB 11    The French Revolution (570-583)
FEB 12    The Reign of Terror (584-590)

FEB 15    The Reign of Terror (584-590)
FEB 16    Napoleon (591-599)
FEB 17    SNOW DAY
FEB 18    SNOW DAY
FEB 19    The Napoleonic Wars

FEB 22    The Napoleonic Wars
FEB 23    The Congress of Vienna (599-600)
FEB 24    The Industrial Revolution (606-621)
FEB 25    SNOW DAY
FEB 26    The Industrial Revolution (606-621)

MAR 1     Reform (622-626)
MAR 2     Nationalism (634-644)
MAR 3     The Springtime of Nations (690-708) Deutschland Über Alles music
MAR 4     SNOW DAY
MAR 5     Storm and Stress: 19th Century Art and Ideas (674-685)
   
MAR 8     Review
MAR 9     Test 3:  Nineteenth Century Europe
MAR 10    Anglo-America and Australia (739-743; 796-800)

MAR 11    Latin America (645-651; 801-807)
MAR 12    The Middle East (762-766)

MAR 15    The Scramble for Africa (750-759)

MAR 16    South Asia and the East Indies (767-771; 791-795)
MAR 17    East Asia (773-777; 782-790)
MAR 18    Review
MAR 19    Test 4: The Age of Imperialism


END OF TERM 3

MAR 22    The Great War Begins (812-828)
MAR 23    Life in the Trenches
MAR 24    The Treaty of Versailles (829-838; 861-864)
MAR 25    The Russian Revolution (839-845)

MAR 26    Lenin and Stalin; (904-911)
MAR 27    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

MAR 29    Review
MAR 30    Test 5:  World War I and the Russian Revolution
MAR 31    The West between the Wars (881-896)

APR 1     Worldwide Nationalism (858-861; 865-873)
APR 2     The Rise of Fascism (894-902; 926)

APR 5     Hitler (912-917) 

APR 6     Nazi Germany (922-929)
APR 7     Nazi Germany (922-929) and The Final Solution (935-937)
APR 8     The Final Solution
APR 9     Blitzkrieg (930-934)

APRIL 12-16 SPRING BREAK

APR 19    The Rise of Japan (874-877) and the War in the Pacific (869-873; 937-940)

APR 20    War in the Mediterranean (940-942) and The Eastern Front and D-Day (942-947)
APR 21    The Tide Turns (948-950)
APR 22    The Atomic Age (950-953)
APR 23    Review

APR 26    Test 6:  World War II

APR 27    The Post-War World (954-956; 962-969) *
APR 28    The Iron Curtain (970-974) *
APR 29    Two Chinas and Two Koreas (985-991) *
APR 30    The Korean War

MAY 3     The War in Vietnam (992-997) *

MAY 4     Primary Sources from the Vietnam War
MAY 5     The End of Empire (1014-1023) *
MAY 6     Review
MAY 7     Test 7:  The Cold War

MAY 10    The Fall of Communism (998-1007; 1042-1047)
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MAY 11    The Fall of Communism *
MAY 12    The European Union (1096-1098) *
MAY 13    Post-Colonial Africa (1024-1031) *
MAY 14    The Consequences of Colonialism (1048-1053) *

MAY 17   
The Modern Middle East (1032-1037) *
MAY 18    Life in an Islamic Republic *
MAY 19    Terrorism (1054-1059; 1115-1119) *
MAY 20    The Development of Latin America (1082-1088) and The Rise of Asia (983-984; 1076-1080; 1099) *
MAY 21    Review *

MAY 19   
Test 8:  A New World Order *
MAY 20    Review
MAY 21    Review

MAY 27    EXAMS
MAY 28    EXAMS

 



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