WORLD HISTORY
SYLLABUS
SPRING 2011

 

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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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 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

 
2011 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 3     NO SCHOOL

JAN 4     Semester 1 Review Day

JAN 5     Semester 1 Exam Day

JAN 6     Introduction

JAN 7     SNOW DAY

 

JAN 10    SNOW DAY

JAN 11    SNOW DAY

JAN 12    SNOW DAY

JAN 13    The Middle Ages (255-260) and The Beginning of Modern History (269-275; 282-288)

JAN 14    The Renaissance; Slides (406-417; 434-439)

 

JAN 17    A Rebirth of Art and Literature

JAN 18    Renaissance Drama (423-427)

JAN 19    The Old World and the New World (444-451; 470-481) 

JAN 20    The Reformation (page 428)

JAN 21    Luther
JAN 22    The Counter-Reformation (431-433)

 

JAN 24    The Counter-Reformation (431-433)

JAN 25    Tudor England  (pages 429-430, 516)

JAN 26    EARLY DISMISSAL FOR SNOW

JAN 27    Elizabeth I and the Invincible Armada (504-509)

JAN 28    France, the Hapsburgs, and the Thirty Years War  (510-511; 525-527) and Review

 

JAN 31    Test 1:  Early Modern History

FEB 1     The Man in the Iron Mask

FEB 2     The Sun King  (510-514)

FEB 3     The Stuarts (516-517)

FEB 4     The English Civil War (517-524)

 

FEB 7     Eastern Europe and the Balance of Power (525-535)

FEB 8     The Enlightenment (434-438; 540-565)

FEB 9     Review

FEB 10    Test 2:  Absolute Monarchy

FEB 11    The French Revolution (570-583)

 

FEB 14    The Reign of Terror (584-590)

FEB 15    Napoleon (591-599)

FEB 16    The Congress of Vienna (599-600) 

FEB 17    The Industrial Revolution (606-621)

FEB 18    Reform (622-626)

 

FEB 21    Nationalism (634-644)

FEB 22    The Springtime of Nations; Deutschland Über Alles music (690-708)

FEB 23    Storm and Stress: 19th Century Art and Ideas (674-685)

FEB 24    Review

FEB 25    Test 3:  Nineteenth Century Europe

 

FEB 28    Anglo-America and Australia (739-743; 796-800)

MAR 1     Anglo-America and Australia (739-743; 796-800)

MAR 2     Latin America (645-651; 801-807)

MAR 3     The Middle East (762-766)   

MAR 4     The Scramble for Africa (750-759)

MAR 5     South Asia and the East Indies (767-771; 791-795)

 

MAR 7     East Asia (773-777; 782-790)

MAR 8     Review

MAR 9     Test 4: The Age of Imperialism

MAR 10    The Great War Begins (812-828)

MAR 11    Life in the Trenches

 

MAR 14    The Treaty of Versailles (829-838; 861-864)

MAR 15    The Russian Revolution (839-845) and Lenin and Stalin  (904-911)

MAR 16    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Animal Farm

MAR 17    Review

MAR 18    Test 5:  World War I and the Russian Revolution

              Term 3 Ends

 

SPRING BREAK

 

 

MAR 28    The West between the Wars (881-893)

MAR 29    Worldwide Nationalism (858-861; 865-868)

MAR 30    The Rise of Fascism (894-902; 926)

MAR 31    Hitler (912-917)

APR 1     Nazi Germany (922-929)

 

APR 4     Nazi Germany (922-929)

APR 5     The Final Solution (935-937)

APR 6     Blitzkrieg (930-934)

APR 7     The Rise of Japan (874-877)
APR 8     The Rise of Japan (874-877)

 

APR 11    War in the Pacific (869-873; 937-940)

APR 12    War in the Pacific (869-873; 937-940)

APR 13    War in the Mediterranean (940-942)

APR 14    The Eastern Front and D-Day (942-947)

APR 15    The Tide Turns (948-950)

 

APR 18    The Atomic Age (950-953) and Review

APR 19    Test 6:  World War II

APR 20    The Post-War World (954-956; 962-969)

APR 21    The Iron Curtain (970-974)

APR 22    The Iron Curtain (970-974)           

 

APR 25    Two Chinas and Two Koreas (985-991)

APR 26    The Korean War

APR 27    The War in Vietnam (992-997)

APR 28    Primary Sources from the Vietnam War

APR 29    The End of Empire (1014-1023)

 

MAY 2     Review

MAY 3     Test 7:  The Cold War

MAY 4     The Fall of Communism (998-1007; 1042-1047)

MAY 5     The Fall of Communism (998-1007; 1042-1047)

MAY 6     The European Union (1096-1098) *

 

MAY 9     The European Union (1096-1098) *

MAY 10    Post-Colonial Africa (1024-1031)

MAY 11    The Consequences of Colonialism (1048-1053)

MAY 12    The Modern Middle East (1032-1037) *

MAY 13    Islamic Revolution

 

MAY 16    Terrorism (1054-1059; 1115-1119)

MAY 17    The Development of Latin America (1082-1088)

MAY 18    The Development of Latin America (1082-1088)

MAY 19    The Rise of Asia (983-984; 1076-1080; 1099) and Review

MAY 20    

 

MAY 23    Test 8:  A New World Order

MAY 24    

MAY 25    Review

MAY 26    Final Exams

 



This page last updated 18 May, 2011.