Each semester is broken into four, four-week units, primarily covering one skill area while progressing through World History. Click on the links below to follow the course assignments and classroom instructional videos.
Welcome Message from Mr. Burnett
Course Overview and Video Considerations
- Student Teacher Introductions - Yet...
- Course/Grading Expectations
- Introduction to Insight - Analyzing Music Videos - Gangnam Style>Korean Culture
- Enjoy your youth
Lesson 1: What Music Videos Might Tell Us About Today's Culture
- Review how to analyze music videos - Gangnam Style>Korean Culture
- Partner analysis of music of other cultures
- Chapter 1 - The Earth in 2013 - Read to answer the questions from the Powerpoints
- Our World's Story - Finish reading Chapters 1 and be able to answer the questions from the Powerpoints
- Class Discussion - Should humans be impressed by their achievements or embarrassed by their failures?
Lesson 2: Notetaking Skills Review and Video Analysis
- New York Regents Assessment
- Instruction - How to contribute positively in shared inquiry
- Shared Inquiry - To what extent should we proud of/embarrassed by the world in 2013?
- Read chapters 2 and 3 in Our World's Story. Answer the questions from the PowerPoints.
Lesson 3A: Shared Inquiry Instructions
Lesson 3B: Shared Inquiry - The World in 2013
- 20 Minute Writing Assessment - What were the major turning points in the evolution of early man?
- How to take notes using OUTLINING
- Why did man first "civilize" in Eurasia? Jared Diamond Theory.
- Use the Outline format to take notes on Chapter 4
How to Outline
Lecture intro to Guns, Germs and Steel
Assessing Quality Outlining
- Quiz - Chapter 4
- Lecture - Early Man and Evolution of Religions
- Animism > Polytheism > Ethical Monotheism
- Enjoy your Youth
- Review topics/videos to ensure you understand all the content from chapters one through four
Why do we have religion? Animism to Syncretism
Early phases of religion - pantheon of gods > ethical monotheism; Greeks>Yahweh
- Correct quiz - figure out why you missed the question - preparation, test-taking strategies, "cluelessness"
- Read Chapter 7.2 (p. 193-197) from the textbook Patterns of Interaction and take outlining notes
Lesson 6A - Test Taking Strategies
Lesson 6C - Intro to India
Lesson 6B - Note Taking Strategies
- Class Lecture
- What makes a great civilization?
- What made Harappa India "great" and why did it collapse?
- What factors led to the unification of India? (Aryans, Faith, Caste, Alexander, Ashoka, Buddha)
- Review and sort/organize notes; rewatch any videos for clarification
- Enjoy your youth
Lesson 7A - Dynamic Civilizations to Harappa India
Lesson 7B - Aryan Invasion to Buddhism
- Mindmapping using MindMeister
- Factors that lead to centralization and de-centralization (Faith, Culture, Class, Threat of Invader, Roads, Taxes)
- Group Quiz - Religion to India
- Take notes on Chapter 2 Section 4 - Pages 50-55 using MindMeister
- Enjoy your youth
Lesson 8A - Unification of India
Lesson 8B - Unification of India
- Download Cornoutline Template and Sample
- View Cornoutline Video
- Analyze and understand errors from India/Religion Quiz
- Watch Video - Engineering an Empire: China (to 25:17) to answer the question "To what extent was Shi Huangdi a polarizing figure in China's history?"
- Take notes in outline format and then transfer them to the Cornoutline format
- Finish Cornoutline on Engineering an Empire: China. Add in insight for Section 2. For Section 1, create thesis statement that answers the question with three main topics.
Cornoutline Instructions for Shi Huangdi as Polarizing Figure
- Review on how to read films - What do I see? What does this show?
- Teacher conference - notetaking
- Complete worksheet on Videos
- Study notes, quizzes and Cornoutline for Monday's test. Look at notes/rubric to determine how you need to improve your notes.
Gender Roles in Mulan
Preparation for Unit 1 Test