WORLD HISTORY
SYLLABUS
SPRING 2012

 

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 final exam will count as 25% of the Term 4 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

 
2012 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 2     NO SCHOOL

JAN 3     NO SCHOOL

JAN 4     Introduction

JAN 5     The Middle Ages (255-260)

JAN 6     The Beginning of Modern History (269-275; 282-288)

 

JAN 9     The Renaissance (Slides) (406-417; 434-439)

JAN 10    A Rebirth of Art and Literature

JAN 11    Renaissance Drama (423-427)

JAN 12    The Old World and the New World (444-451; 470-481)

JAN 13    SNOW DAY

 

JAN 16    NO SCHOOL (Martin Luther King, Junior Day)

JAN 17    The Reformation (page 428)

JAN 18    The Reformation Spreads

JAN 19    The Counter-Reformation (431-433)       

JAN 20    Tudor England (pages 429-430, 516)


JAN 23    Elizabeth I and the Invincible Armada (504-509)

JAN 24    France, the Hapsburgs, and the Thirty Years War (510-511; 525-527)

JAN 25    Review

JAN 26    Test 1:  Early Modern History

JAN 27    The Man in the Iron Mask   

 

JAN 30    The Sun King (510-514)    

JAN 31    The Stuarts (516-517)

FEB 1     The English Civil War (517-524)

FEB 2     Eastern Europe and the Balance of Power (525-535)

FEB 3     The Enlightenment (434-438; 540-565)

 

FEB 6     The Enlightenment (434-438; 540-565)

FEB 7     Review

FEB 8     Test 2:  Absolute Monarchy

FEB 9     The French Revolution (570-583)

FEB 10    NO SCHOOL

 

FEB 13    The Reign of Terror (584-590)

FEB 14    Napoleon (591-599)

FEB 15    The Congress of Vienna (599-600)

FEB 16    The Industrial Revolution (606-621)

FEB 17    Reform (622-626)

 

FEB 20    NO SCHOOL (Presidents Day)   

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 27    Test 3:  Nineteenth Century Europe

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

FEB 29    Anglo-America and Australia (739-743; 796-800)

MAR 1     Latin America (645-651; 801-807)

MAR 2     The Middle East (762-766) 

 

MAR 5     The Scramble for Africa (750-759)

MAR 6     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

             

Term 3 Ends

 

SPRING BREAK

 

 

MAR 19    The Great War Begins (812-828)

MAR 20    Life in the Trenches

MAR 21    The Treaty of Versailles (829-838; 861-864)

MAR 22    The Russian Revolution (839-845)

MAR 23    Lenin and Stalin (904-911)

 

MAR 26    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Animal Farm

MAR 27    Review

MAR 28    Test 5:  World War I and the Russian Revolution

MAR 29    The West between the Wars (881-893)

MAR 30    Worldwide Nationalism (858-861; 865-868)

 

APR 2     The Rise of Fascism (894-902; 926)

APR 3     Hitler (912-917)

APR 4     Nazi Germany (922-929)

APR 5     Nazi Germany (922-929)

APR 6     NO SCHOOL (Good Friday)

 

APR 9     NO SCHOOL (Easter Monday)

APR 10    The Final Solution (935-937)

APR 11    Blitzkrieg (930-934)

APR 12    The Rise of Japan (874-877)

APR 13    The Rise of Japan (874-877)

 

APR 16    War in the Pacific (869-873; 937-940)

APR 17    War in the Mediterranean (940-942)

APR 18    The Eastern Front and D-Day (942-947)

APR 19    The Tide Turns (948-950)

APR 20    The Atomic Age (950-953)

 

APR 23    Review

APR 24    Test 6:  World War II

APR 25    The Post-War World (954-956; 962-969)

APR 26    The Iron Curtain (970-974)

APR 27    Two Chinas and Two Koreas (985-991)

 

APR 30    The Korean War

MAY 1     The War in Vietnam (992-997)

MAY 2     Primary Sources from the Vietnam War

MAY 3     The End of Empire (1014-1023)

MAY 4     Review

 

MAY 7     Test 7:  The Cold War

MAY 8     NO SCHOOL

MAY 9     The Fall of Communism (998-1007; 1042-1047)

MAY 10    The Fall of Communism (998-1007; 1042-1047)

MAY 11    The European Union * (1096-1098)

 

MAY 14    Post-Colonial Africa (1024-1031)

MAY 15    The Consequences of Colonialism (1048-1053)

MAY 16    The Modern Middle East (1032-1037)

MAY 17    Islamic Revolution

MAY 18    Terrorism (1054-1059; 1115-1119)

 

MAY 21    The Development of Latin America (1082-1088)

MAY 22    The Rise of Asia (983-984; 1076-1080; 1099)

MAY 23    NO SCHOOL  Review

MAY 24    Test 8:  A New World Order  *  

MAY 25    Final Exam Review *

 

MAY 28    NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)

MAY 29    Final Exam Review

MAY 30    Final Exam

 

 



This page last updated 4 May, 2012.

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