World History

WSFCS exam exemption policy <---Click on link

How to answer questions effectively <--Click on link


RAFT paper template <----Click on link

Constitutional issues context <--Click on link

Historical thinking

Personal history timeline assignment

Personal Chronological History instructions <----Click on link [1/25/17]


Bias in history <---Click on link [1/26/17]


Types of historical sources PPT <----Click on link [1/27/17]

Types of historical sources lesson questions <-----Click on link [1/27/17]


Sample Primary source #1 <------Click on link [1/27/17]

Sample Primary source #2 <------Click on link [1/27/17]


Source Validity Task-Based on the two samples sources above students will do the following:

┬×Students will write one (1) page describing their thoughts about which of the writers they believe is more truthful and why.  If you think they are or are not truthful explain why using specific quotes from the text.  Be sure to cite specific passages from the text to support your response. [1/30/17]


Early farmers READING QUESTIONS <---Click on link [1/30/17]

Ancient civilizations [2]


Ancient civilizations chart [use this to organize thinking about ancient societies below]<---Click on link [2/2/17]


Ancient China

The Mandate of Heaven <---Click on link
The Mandate of Heaven <---Click on link

Ancient Babylon

Site #1 <---Click on link
Site #2 <---Click on link

Ancient Israel [Kingdom of Judah]

Site #1 <---Click on link
Site #2 <---Click on link
Site #3 <---Click on link

Ancient India

Site #1 <---Click on link
Site #2 <---Click on link


Ancient Greece

Greece <---Click on link

Greek mythology and Clash of the Titans <---Click on link [2/7/17]
Description of movie <---Click on link [2/7/17]

Greek mythology <---Click on link [2/3/17]
Greek God business card activity <---Click on link [2/3/17]


Slavery throughout history

Greek slavery <----Click on link

Roman slavery <---Click on link
Egyptian slavery <---Click on link
African-American slavery <---Click on link
American Indian slavery <---Click on link

Comparing modern and ancient slavery <---Click on link



 Slavery Brochure Research Project <---Click on link [2/13/17] Use the e-resources above


 
Edited Assessment #1 <---Click on link



World Religion

Big 5 World religions <---Click on link [2/14-2/17]




Islam's cultural impact on the rest of the world [Use links at bottom of page]<---Click on link
[2/20/17]

Use graphic organizer I give you to organize your thinking about Islam and its impact.  Turn the graphic organizer to the reverse side that is blank and create a drawing that depicts at least one of the cultural achievements of Islam during the Middle Ages. [2/20/17] Use the web links below!

Impact on Art                                Impact of increased trade        Impact on Scientific Thought
Site 1 <---Click on link                    Site 1 <---Click on link                 Site 1 <---Click on link
Site 2 <---Click on link                    Site 2 <---Click on link                 Site 2 <---Click on link

Impact of technology innovation

Site 1 <---Click on link
Site 2 <---Click on link


Constantinople <---Click on link [2/21/17]

Using the e-resource above answer the following questions about Constantinople [1]
How was Constantinople an important religious and economic place?  [2] How did its geographic location help it to become successful/powerful?  [3] Why was its empire in conflict with other countries?  [4] How did Constantinople spread Christianity? [2/21/17]

Empires and their leadership practices

Hammurabi's code <---Click on link [2/21-2/22/17]

Eastern religions/belief systems

Using the website resources below please complete the Venn diagram [electronically or on a sheet of paper) that will connect the similarities you discover about each but also shows what is not similar between/among all three belief systems below. [2/22/17]

Taoism<---Click on link
Sikhism <---Click on link
Confucianism <---Click on link


Comparing Social Classes: Ancient Civilizations, Middle Ages and Today <---Click on link [2/23]


The Middle Ages/The Medieval Period/The Dark Ages

Feudalism during the Middle Ages

EQ (Essential Question)-Why was feudalism fair or unfair to the serfs? [2/27] Use the two sites below to support your response.

Site #1 <---Click on link
Site #2 <---Click on link
Site #3 <---Click on link
Site #4 <---Click on link
Site #5 <---Click on link

Dark Ages PPT <---Click on link [2/27-2/28]


The Crusades [3/7/17]

Tasks-

[1] Answer the 2 EQs (essential questions) at the beginning of the PPT using specific evidence from the e-resource
in your own words. 

[2] Create your own PPT to present to your peers in class that will pose your own EQ and include at least 3 causes and 3 effects of the Crusades. [3/7/17]


Main e-resource <---Click on link

2 sample PPTs to use as models but do not copy and paste any content.

Sample PPT #1 
<---Click on link

Sample PPT #2 
<---Click on link




The Great Schism [3/9/17]

Task-Using the websites below as a starting point create a news paper story that captures the main idea (two causes and two effects) of the so-called Great Schism.  You will also have to include at least one image.  You must write all of your text in your own words [no copying and pasting].  This will be graded as an assessment. [3/9/17]

Site #1 <---Click on link
Site #2 <---Click on link
Site #3 <---Click on link

Use this template for your newspaper article <---Click on link



Accomplishments of African Civilizations

Task-Students will create an ancient tourism artifact that includes a description of all of the following: (a) How trades allowed Kingdoms such as Mali, Ghana, and Songhai to develop; (b) How the African Caravan developed transportation and city life in Africa; (c) How Timbuktu became a major area; (d) How Judaism and Christianity developed power in Ethiopia during the Middle Ages (1050 AD-1450 AD). [3/10/17]

Ancient Ethiopia <---Click on link
Ancient Ghana <---Click on link
Ancient Mali <---Click on link
Ancient Songhai <---Click on link
African Caravan/trade routes <---Click on link
Timbuktu <---Click on link


The Renaissance

The Italian Renaissance [<--Click on link] this POWER POINT presentation provides some understanding related to the Italian Renaissance. [3/13/17]

Web Museum [<--Click on link] this web site provides several interesting links related to well known artists of the early and high Renaissance period.

Vitruvian Man [<--Click on link] this link to Wikipedia.org, this feed is quite good, explains the impact of this sketch on art and science.

Leonardo Da Vinci [<--Click on link] this is a link to a comprehensive web site about the life of artist, scientist, inventor and revolutionary thinker Leonardo Da Vinci and complete list of his works.

Michelangelo [<--Click on link] this web site provides large amounts of biographical, historical and professional information about the Italian master artist Michelangelo Buonarroti.


An example of student notes on the Renaissance <---Click on link


The Protestant Reformation


The Reformation [<--Click on link] this POWER POINT presentation provides some understanding related to the Protestant Reformation of the 1500s.

[3/14/17]

Knowledge Questions about the Protestant Reformation [<--Click on link] this link provides three multi-layered questions students will know after the learning activities for this unit of the Protestant Reformation. [3/14/17]

Martin Luther and the Reformation [<--Click on link] this website provides some understandings related to German Catholic monk, Martin Luther, and his fight against the Catholic Church.

The Catholic Church's reaction to Martin Luther [<--Click on link] this website provides some understandings about how the Catholic Church responded to the protests of leaders who disagreed with it.

About Martin Luther [<--Click on link] this website link created by PBS provides some information about Luther's background, life and career.

Luther's 95 Theses [<--Click on link] this website provides a translated and edited version of Martin Luther's famous, or infamous, 95 Theses. 

95 Theses Rap [<--Click on link] this is a cool music video related to Luther's 95 Theses on Youtube.

About John Calvin [<--Click on link] this website link from www.greatwebsite.com provides some information about Calvin's background, life and career.


The Age of Exploration

European Explorers webquest <---Click on link [3/21/17]


Day 1 and 2 items:

What is a pass port? <---Click on link     What does a pass port look like? <---Click on link

Passport template version #1 <---Click link   Passport template version #2 <---Click link

DeLeon graphic organizer <---Click link

Columbus graphic organizer <---Click link

Cartier graphic organizer <---Click link

Newport graphic organizer <---Click link


Day 3 items

Explorer brochure <---Click on link



The Enlightenment


Enlightenment Thinker Assignment [<--Click on link] this link provides instruction to an assignment that asks students to explain and relate the impact of the most influential Enlightenment era thinkers. [3/27/17]


Men of Influence [<--Click on link] this POWER POINT presentation provides some information related to Enlightenment thinkers.

Voltaire [<--Click on link] this link provides some biographical and professional about the influential French Enlightenment thinker Fran├žois-Marie Arouet also known as Voltaire.

John Locke [<--Click on link] this link provides some biographical and professional about the influential English Enlightenment thinker John Locke.

Newspaper Template [<--Click on link] this power point has a series of "blank" slides you can use to fill in text and images for a newspaper or magazine article.

Jean Jacques Rousseau [<--Click on link] this link provides some biographical and professional about the influential French Enlightenment thinker Jean Jacques Rousseau. 

Jean Jacques Rousseau [<--Click on link] this link provides further biographical and professional about the influential French Enlightenment thinker Jean Jacques Rousseau. 



The French Revolution


The assignment [<--Click on link] this link provides the directions for your assignment that is due Tuesday by end of class.

Event and History Timeline of French Revolution [<--Click on link] this link provides some key dates, times and locations related to the French Revolution.

Some of the main "trouble makers" in France [<--Click on link] this link provides some information about the reasons the common French people decided to overthrow the King of France and take control of the government.

The Tennis Court Oath [<--Click on link] this link provides details about a key meeting by defiant Frenchmen against the government that many people say led to the eventual revolt.

Georges Danton [<--Click on link] this website offers information and further links about a key early leader of the Revolution.

The Fall of the Bastille [<--Click on link] this website offers information on the Fortress used as a prison by the King of France and later the democratic government of France during the Revolution.

Queen Marie Antoinette [<--Click on link] this website offers information on the last queen of France and her life before and during the Revolution.

The Execution of King Louis XVI [<--Click on link] this website offers information regarding the accusations against King Louis XVI and his eventual execution.

Dr. Guillotine [<--Click on link] this website offers information regarding the development and controversial use of the infamous guillotine.

The Reign of Terror  [<--Click on link] this website offers information related to the most notorious time of the Revolution the Reign of Terror.

The Reign of Terror [<--Click on link] this website offers information related to the most notorious time of the Revolution the Reign of Terror.

Maximilian Robespierre [<--Click on link] this website offers information related to one of the leaders of the Committee of Public Safety from 1790 until his execution in 1794.

The Jacobins [<--Click on link] this website offers information related to a leading group involved in the Revolution.


The Spanish Empire, Christopher Columbus and the Fight for the New World

Spain's Empire [<--Click on link] this POWER POINT presentation provides understandings related to the unification of Spain after the marriage of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in 1469, the reconquest of territories controlled by Jews and Muslims and their ultimate expulsion by 1492, and finally the colonization of territories in the so-called New World in the areas known as the Americas.

Christopher Columbus [<--Click on link]

Christopher Columbus [<--Click on link]

King Ferdinand V of Spain [<--Click on link]

Queen Isabella [<--Click on link] 

La Reconquista: The Reconquest [<--Click on link]

Bartolome de Las Casas [<--Click on link]

Bartolome de Las Casas [<--Click on link]

Definition of Crimes Against Humanity [<--Click on link] this website should help you form an idea of the type of crimes Christopher Columbus is charged with in our hypothetical court case.

General Directions for Trial of Columbus [<--Click on link] use this set of directions to prepare for trial. 


Industrial Revolution <---Click on link [4/3/17]

Student work sample <---Click on link


World War 1

World War I <---Click on link [4/5-4/7]  Expanded WWI choice assignment <---Click on link


The Rise of Fascism and the Axis Powers [<--Click on link] This POWER POINT provides valuable insight into how and why Italy, Japan and Germany built their nations into world powers. [4/5-4/7]

Cause & Effect Prompt-Using the WWI PPT above cite (list) 5 reasons why WWI led to WWII.  Write in complete sentences and clearly explain how the 5 reasons led to WWII. [4/18]


World War 2


World War 2 <---Click on link [4/17-4/20]

EQs [4/17-4/20]

(1) How did the principles and ideals of fascism contribute to growing tensions in Europe (Germany and Italy)?

(2) How did the Allied Powers respond to the expansionist actions of Germany and Italy?


Cold War

The Cold War <---Click on link [4/24-4/26] 13 Days movie questions <--Click link


76th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack [4/24]

Task-Using the e-resources below write a narrative that describes what is was from either perspective from people who participated.

American                                    Japanese

Site #1 <---Click on link               Site #1 <---Click on link

Site #2 <---Click on link               Site #2 <---Click on link

Site #3 <---Click on link               Site #3 <---Click on link


The Red Scare <---Click on link [4/28] Newspaper templates <---Click on link


The Cold War Turns Hot [Korean War] <---Click on link [4/29]


Review Quiz <---Click on link [5/12]

Terrorism <---Click on link [5/15]


WW2 Practice Writing Prompt <---Click on link [5/17]


GOAL 4-REVOLUTIONS, REVOLUTIONARY THOUGHT AND THEIR LEADERS

Use each of the following websites to gain an understanding of specific revolution, revolutionary ideas, and their leaders

Revolutionary Topics

Enlightenment

site #1

site #2

site #3


Capitalism

site #1

site #2

site #3


Imperialism

site #1

site #2

site #3


Liberalism

site #1

site #2

site #3


Radicalism

site #1

site #2

site #3


Socialism

site #1

site #2

site #3


Cultural Revolution

site #1

site #2

site #3

 World History semester research project topic document <----Click on link

Rubric for semester research project [Due Wednesday 4/5/17]:

A (90-100)-Project is an electronic presentation or paper.  There is title page
    with the topic and student's name.  Students has a clear
    research question that aims to solve a clear historical question on the
    second page.  There are multiple specific pieces of evidence to help answer
    the research question.  Spelling and grammar are meticulous and correct
    throughout the project.  There is a source page that shows exactly where
    the evidence came from. Project is verbally presented to the class in a
    clear,  and audible voice.  Student clearly summarized and the text is NOT
    read word for word.  Student demonstrates a superior knowledge of his/her
    topic.


B (80-89)-Project is an electronic presentation or paper.  There is title page
    with the topic and student's name.  Students has a clear research question
    that aims to solve a clear historical question on the second page.
There is
    at least one specific piece of evidence to help answer the research
    question.  Spelling and grammar is acceptable throughout.  Source page
    shows where most of the evidence came from. 
Project is verbally presented
    to the class in a clear, and audible voice.  Student clearly summarized and
    the text is NOT read word for word.  Student demonstrates clear knowledge
    of his/her topic.


C (70-79)-Project is an electronic presentation or paper that has
    research question is not very clear and may not contain consistently clear
    evidence to answer the research question.  Spelling and grammar is not
    consistent and may be incorrect.  Source page is unorganized and
    unspecific. 
Project is verbally presented to the class but is not very clear
    and student does not show a solid knowledge of his/her topic.


D (60-69)-Project is an electronic presentation or paper that has
    research question is vague, unclear and/or disorganized.  Spelling and
    grammar are sloppy and contribute to confusion in the project.  No  
    source page or very unspecific.


F (59 and below)
-  Completely off topic and/or not submitted.

Semester Research project guidance <---Click on link

What every Semester research project must have:

[1] A title page with your name and topic

[2] A research question that has HOW or WHY as the question stem

[3] Clear evidence in your own words on the remaining slides that help you answer your research question.  You may also include images

[4] A work cited page at the end of your presentation that has all of the websites [URLs] and books that contained all of the evidence you collected and used in your presentation [www.google.com is not a specific URL to put on your works cited page].


Student work samples for semester research project

Sample #1<---Click on link

Sample #2 <---Click on link

Final Research Project [Students must complete a research paper or electronically based verbal presentation]


Honors World History must complete a three page argumentative research paper.


Standard World History has the option of writing a research paper or delivering a verbal presentation


Directions and Rubric for Research Paper [<--Click on link]


Directions and Rubric for Presentation [<--Click on link] 

Example of a research paper completed in APA 6th Edition style [<--Click on link]


Abstract PPT [<--Click on link]



Some guidance and suggestions about writing responses to questions [<--Click on link]


The American Revolution


Road to Revolution [<--Click on link]



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