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.
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Textbook: World History by Elisabeth Gaynor Ellis and Anthony Esler, Pearson Prentice Hall,
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 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!
Each student will keep a notebook divided into five sections:
1.Notes taken in class
4.Quizzes and Tests
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)
END OF TERM 3
MAR 22 The Great War Begins (812-828)
MAR 23 Life in the Trenches
MAR 24 The Treaty of
MAR 25 The Russian Revolution (839-845)
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 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) *
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 28 EXAMS