World History Schedule and Exams
Honors World History, 2017-2018
 
Course Schedule  

 
NOTE: Students are responsible for following and keeping up with the daily schedule.  In the event of absence, students should use this schedule to stay current with assignments.
 
NOTE: In the event that school is cancelled due to weather, you should check this page for updates, take-home assignments or revisions.  It is your responsibility to be prepared for class when school resumes!  Plan ahead, anticipate obstacles, and succeed!
 
NOTE: Here is an On-Line Version of your World History textbook.  You can use this at home or on your mobile device to dig deeper into the topics covered in our course.  There are lots of cool interactive elements woven into this text, and you will find it an excellent resource for maps, images and diagrams related to what you are studying.

Here is your
World History textbook.  Please download this PDF onto the desktop of your device so that you can access the text off-line.  

Daily Schedule

11/10

 

Veterans’ Day (Armistice Day)

 

 Chapter 18 SG

M, 11/13

 

French Revolution

 

 

11/14

 

The Ancient Regime

 

 

11/15

 

Napoleon: Hero or Despot?

 

 

11/16

 

 

Chapter 18 Exam

 

11/17

 

India during the Mughal Empire

Shah Jihan and the Taj

Chapter 15-16 SG

M, 11/22

 

Early Modern China

Ming and Manchu Dynasties

 

11/23

 

The Gunpowder Empires

Chapter 15-16 Exam

 


10/13

 

The Renaissance

“Rebirth” of what?

Machiavelli

 Chapter 12 SG

M, 10/16

 

Revival of Trade, Cities, Art

The Candler Renaissance

Sistine Chapel

 

10/17

 

The Protestant Reformation

English Lollards and the Bible

95 Thesis

 

10/18

 

Luther and Calvin

The Counter-Reformation

Council of Trent

Study Guide Due

10/19

 

Chapter 12 Review

Chapter 12 Exam

 

10/20

 

Indigenous South Americans

Maya and Aztec

Inca and Nazca Lines

Chap 11&13 SG

M, 10/23

 

Indigenous North Americans

Iroquois Confederacy

Anasazi

 

10/24

 

“Discovery”

Columbus

Conquistadors and Cortez

 

10/25

 

“Conquest of Paradise”

European Colonization

Mercantilism

Study Guide Due

10/26

 

Chapter 11, 13 Review

Chapter 11, 13 Exam

 

10/27

 

Kingdoms and Nation-States

Henry VII and Elizabeth

Phillip II

Chapter 14 SG

M, 10/30

 

Dynastic Conflict

Thirty Years War

Louis XIV

 

10/31

 

Colonial Expansion and Trade

Spice and Slave Trade

Prussia and Frederick

 

11/1

 

New World Powers

Seven Years War

British Empire

Study Guide Due

11/2

 

 

Chapter 14 Exam

 

11/3

 

The Modern World

 

 

M, 11/6

 

Scientific Method

Bacon

Descartes

Chapter 17 SG

11/7

 

Astronomy and Physics

Copernicus and Kepler

Newton and Physics

 

11/8

 

The Enlightenment

Locke v. Hobbes

Montesquieu

 

11/9

 

Liberalism and Economics

Adam Smith

The American Revolution

 Study Guide Due

 

 

Chapter 17 Review

Chapter 17 Exam

 

 

 

 

 

 


9/8

7

Indus Valley Civilizations

Gupta Empire (India)

Hinduism & Buddhism

SG 3.1

Chapter 3-4 SG

M, 9/11

8

Imperial China

Daoism & Confucianism

SG 3.2

9/12

9

Ancient Greece (Classical Period)

Homer & Herodotus

SG 4.1

9/13

10

Ancient Greece (Hellenistic Period)

Legacy of Alexander the Great

Study Guide Due

9/14

11

Chapter 3-4 Review

Chapter 3-4 Exam

Learn the Greek Alphabet!

9/15

12

Ancient Rome

Hannibal and the Punic Wars

Culture and Art

SG 5.1

Chapter 5 SG

M, 9/18

13

Roman Republic

Julius Caesar

Hadrian’s Wall

SG 5.2

9/19

14

Roman Empire

Caesar Augustus

Constantine and Christianity

SG 5.3

9/20

15

Fall of Rome

Mt. Vesuvius

Barbarian Invasions!

SG 5.4
Study Guide Due

9/22

16

Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 5 Exam

 

9/22

17

Islam and the Middle East

The Life of Muhammed

Five Pillars of Islam

 Chapter 6-7 SG

M, 9/25

18

Science & Culture in the Arab World

“Where’s Mecca?”

Ancient Wisdom & Algebra

SG 6.1


9/26

19

Early African Civilizations

Ghana and Songhai Empire

 

9/27

20

Salt Trade and Caravans

“Who’s Mansa Musa?”

“Where’s Timbuktu?”

SG 7.1
Study Guide Due

9/28

21

Chapter 6-7 Review

Chapter 6-7 Exam

 

9/29

22

Han China and the Mongols!

Genghis Khan

The Great Wall of China

 Chapter 8-9 SG

M, 10/2

23

Feudalism in Western Europe

Manorial System

Three Field System

SG 9.1

10/3

24

Charlemagne and the Vikings!

“Dark Ages?”

Norsemen in Longboats

 

10/4

25

Byzantine Empire and the Crusades

Justinian

Orthodox Christianity

Whose “Holy Lands?”

SG 9.2
Study Guide Due

10/5

26

Chapter 8-9 Review

Chapter 8-9 Exam

 

10/6

27

The Middle Ages

Serfdom: Lords & Peasants

The Gild System

 Chapter 10 SG

T, 10/10

28

The Medieval Church

Scholasticism and St. Thomas

Protestant Heresies

SG 10.1

10/11

29

High Middle Ages

The Gothic Cathedral

The “Black Death”

 

10/12

30

Late Middle Ages (1400s)

Kings and Kingdoms

Hundred Years’ War

SG 10.2
Study Guide Due

10/13

31

Chapter 10 Review

Chapter 10 Exam

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Date

 

Topics and Lessons

In-Class Activities and Assessments

Homework Assignment

Reading & Study Guides

M, 8/28

1

World History Orientation

Timeline of World History

Ancient Human Ancestors

Guiding Principles

World History Timeline

The Human Fossil Record

Your Textbook

Chapter 1-2 SG

T, 8/29

2

Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens

Paleolithic Man

Human Migration Patters

The Birth of Art

Answering with Evidence

Traits that Make Us “Human”

Read 1.1

W, 8/30

3

Neolithic Revolution

Early Human Settlements

Grading Protocol

Hunter-Gatherers?

Human Hierarchies

Read 1.2

Chapter 1 SG Due

R, 8/31

4

Mesopotamian Civilizations

Babylonian Empire

Characteristics of Civilization

Hammurabi’s Code

Chapter 1 Exam

F, 9/1

5

Ancient Egypt

 

Polytheism & Monotheism

 

Read 2.1

T, 9/5

6

Persians and Israelites

Pheonecians

Trade and Cultural Diffusion

Pictographs v. Phonetics

Read 2.2

W, 9/6

7

Indus Valley Civilizations

Gupta Empire (India)

Hinduism & Buddhism

Read 2.3

Chapter 2 SG Due

R, 9/7

8

Imperial China

Daoism & Confucianism

Chapter 2 Exam

F, 9/8

 

Hinduism and Ancient India



Chapter 3-4 SG

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