World History Schedule and Exams
Honors World History, 2016-2017
 
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.  

Daily Schedule (1st 9 weeks)

3/10

 

The Renaissance

“Rebirth” of what?

Machiavelli

 

M, 3/13

 

Revival of Trade, Cities, Art

The Candler Renaissance

Sistine Chapel

SG 12.1

3/14

 

The Protestant Reformation

English Lollards and the Bible

95 Thesis

 

3/15

 

Luther and Calvin

The Counter-Reformation

Council of Trent

SG 12.2

3/16

 

Chapter 12 Review

Chapter 12 Exam

 

3/17

 

Indigenous South Americans

Maya and Aztec

Inca and Nazca Lines

 

M, 3/20

 

Indigenous North Americans

Iroquois Confederacy

Anasazi

SG 11.1

3/21

 

“Discovery”

Columbus

Conquistadors and Cortez

 

3/22

 

“Conquest of Paradise”

European Colonization

Mercantilism

SG 13.1

3/23

 

Chapter 11, 13 Review

Chapter 11, 13 Exam

 

3/24

 

Kingdoms and Nation-States

Henry VII and Elizabeth

Phillip II

 

M, 3/27

 

Dynastic Conflict

Thirty Years War

Louis XIV

 

3/28

 

Colonial Expansion and Trade

Spice and Slave Trade

Prussia and Frederick

 

3/29

 

New World Powers

Seven Years War

British Empire

SG 14

3/30

 

 

Chapter 14 Exam

 

3/31

 

The Modern World

 

 

M, 4/3

 

Scientific Method

Bacon

Descartes

 

4/4

 

Astronomy and Physics

Copernicus and Kepler

Newton and Physics

 

4/5

 

The Enlightenment

Locke v. Hobbes

Montesquieu

SG 17

4/6

 

Liberalism and Economics

Adam Smith

The American Revolution

 

4/7

 

Chapter 17 Review

Chapter 17 Exam

 

4/17

 

 

 

SG 15 and SG 16 Due


M, 4/17

 

French Revolution

 

 

4/18

 

Ancient Regime

 

 

4/19

 

Napoleon: Hero or Despot?

 

SG 18

4/20

 

 

Chapter 18 Exam

 

4/21

 

Industrial Revolution

 

 

M, 4/24

 

Nationalism in Europe

 

 

4/25

 

Conservativism

 

 

4/26

 

Mass Society and Democracy

 

SG 19-20

4/27

 

 

Chapter 19-20 Exam

 

4/28

 

Imperialism

 

 

M, 5/1

 

The Scramble for Africa

 

 

5/2

 

Modernization in China

 

 

5/3

 

Modernization in Japan

 

SG 21-22

5/4

 

 

Chapter 21-22 Exam

 

5/5

 

Causes of World War One

 

 

M, 5/8

 

The Western Front: To the Trenches!

 

 

5/9

 

Bolshevik Revolution and Lenin

 

 

5/10

 

Interwar Period

 

SG 23

5/11

 

 

Chapter 23 Exam

 

5/12

 

Rise of Fascism in Europe

 

 

M, 5/15

 

Revolution in Asia

 

 

5/16

 

Japanese Aggression

 

 

5/17

 

World War Two

 

SG 25-26

5/18

 

Legacy of WW2

Chapter 25-26 Exam

 

5/19

 

 

 

 

M, 5/22

 

The UN and Human Rights

 

 

5/23

 

Cold War Emerges

 

 

5/24

 

Contemporary Western World

 

SG 27-28

5/25

 

Fall of the USSR

Chapter 27-28 Exam

 

5/26

 

Post-War Latin America

 

 

M, 5/29

 

Memorial Day, No School

 

 

5/30

 

Post-War Asia and Africa

 

 

5/31

 

Conflicts in the Middle East

 

SG 29-30

6/1

 

 

Chapter 29-30 Exam

 

6/2

 

Exam Review

 

 

6/5

 

EOC Exam

EOC Exam

EOC Exam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Date

 

Topics and Lessons

In-Class Assessments

Take-Home
Assessments

1/26

1

World History Orientation

Timeline of World History

Ancient Human Ancestors

Guiding Principles

World History Timeline

The Human Fossil Record

 Your Textbook
(Please download this PDF onto the desktop of your device for off-line access.)

1/27

2

Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens

Paleolithic (Stone Age) Man

Human Migration Patters

Absence Protocol

Answering with Evidence

Traits that Make Us “Human”

The Birth of Art

SG 1.1

M, 1/30

3

Neolithic Revolution

Early Human Settlements

Grading Protocol

Hunter-Gatherers?

Human Hierarchies

SG 2.1

1/31

4

Mesopotamian Civilizations

Babylonian Empire

Characteristics of Civilization

Hammurabi’s Code

SG 2.2

2/1

5

Ancient Egypt

Phoenicians and Israelites

Persian and Assyrian Empires

Polytheism & Monotheism

Phonetics vs. Hieroglyphics

SG 2.3

2/2

6

Chapters 1-2 Review

Chapter 1-2 Exam

 

2/3

7

Indus Valley Civilizations

Gupta Empire (India)

Hinduism & Buddhism

SG 3.1

M, 2/6

8

Imperial China

Daoism & Confucianism

SG 3.2

2/7

9

Ancient Greece (Classical Period)

Homer & Herodotus

SG 4.1

2/8

10

Ancient Greece (Hellenistic Period)

Legacy of Alexander the Great

SG 4.2

2/9

11

Chapter 3-4 Review

Chapter 3-4 Exam

 

2/10

12

Ancient Rome

Hannibal and the Punic Wars

Culture and Art

 

M, 2/13

13

Roman Republic

Julius Caesar

Hadrian’s Wall

SG 5.1

2/14

14

Roman Empire

Caesar Augustus

Constantine and Christianity

 

2/15

15

Fall of Rome

Mt. Vesuvius

Barbarian Invasions!

SG 5.2

2/16

16

Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 5 Exam

 

2/17

17

Islam and the Middle East

The Life of Muhammed

Five Pillars of Islam

 

M, 2/20

18

Science & Culture in the Arab World

“Where’s Mecca?”

Ancient Wisdom & Algebra

SG 6.1

2/21

19

Early African Civilizations

Ghana and Songhai Empire

 

2/22

20

Salt Trade and Caravans

“Who’s Mansa Musa?”

“Where’s Timbuktu?”

SG 7.1

2/23

21

Chapter 6-7 Review

Chapter 6-7 Exam

 

2/24

22

Han China and the Mongols!

Genghis Khan

The Great Wall of China

 

M, 2/27

23

Feudalism in Western Europe

Manorial System

Three Field System

SG 8.1

2/28

24

Charlemagne and the Vikings!

“Dark Ages?”

Norsemen in Longboats

 

3/1

25

Byzantine Empire and the Crusades

Justinian

Orthodox Christianity

Whose “Holy Lands?”

SG 9.1

3/2

26

Chapter 8-9 Review

Chapter 8-9 Exam

 

3/3

27

The Middle Ages

Serfdom: Lords & Peasants

The Gild System

 

M, 3/6

28

The Medieval Church

Scholasticism and St. Thomas

Protestant Heresies

SG 10.1

3/7

29

High Middle Ages

The Gothic Cathedral

The “Black Death”

 

3/8

30

Late Middle Ages (1400s)

Kings and Kingdoms

Hundred Years’ War

SG 10.2

3/9

31

Chapter 10 Review

Chapter 10 Exam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Overview
  • Welcome to World History with Mr. Jones.  This semester, you can expect:

    1. homework on a daily basis (most of which will be reading and studying).

2. an exam every Thursday that will required open-ended, short essay responses supported by specific factual evidence.

3. a challenging world civilizations course that examines the hidden complexity behind the things that students think they already know.

4. a writing-intensive course that emphasizes literacy-skills as well as quantitative reasoning as the cornerstones of a quality education.

5. individualized feedback, academic intervention and advisement aimed at helping each student reach their fullest intellectual potential.

6. a mastery-based grading model that combines high expectations with multiple opportunities for students to demonstrate mastery.

7. a well-disciplined and orderly classroom atmosphere where students will be held accountable for their behavior.

8. an atmosphere of free inquiry, open dialogue and mutual respect where students can grow into mature, confident adults.      

Supplies Needed for Honors World History:

1) a designated loose-leaf, 3-ring notebook or binder; 2) loose-leaf paper; 3) pen and pencil, 4) your lap top, charged and ready, each day. 

 

 
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