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.
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Persia, Greece, Rome, Han, European Middle Ages, Islam
- Create Timeline - Combining Major Events of Early Civilizations
- Intro to the Persian War
- Finish Timeline
- Read/watch the film Engineering an Empire: Persia on the video page to answer the question "To what extent are Persians/Iranians accurate in claiming they are home to one of the most glorious civilizations in human history?" Categorize notes into major areas of achievement. Be sure to include relevant specific quotes that best explain the situation/contribution.
Creating Timeline for Unit 1
Hollywood's Depiction of the Persian Empire - 300
- Begin to answer the question - "Which entity had the more glorious, impactful golden age - the Persian Empire or Athenian Greece?"
- Watch "Crash Course - The Persians and Greeks"
- Frame the question - "What's the point of being alive - 1) longest, healthiest, most productive lives for all humans, or 2) lives where we pursue a great ideal?" - In our world, how do we define that ideal?
- Small Group Discussion - To what extent are Persians/Iranians accurate in claiming they are home to one of the most glorious civilizations in human history?
- No Homework. Enjoy your youth. Hug your parents and thank them for the world they've provided for you.
Hedonistic Treadmill - Purpose of Life/Governance is Protecting Pursuit of an Ideal
Recap of Persian Empire Success
- Review Test - Test Reflection - What are reasons why I might not have done as well as I wanted?
- Page 1 Page 1A
- Page 2
- Page 3 Page 3A
- Intro to Greece
- Correct your test using a different color writing utensil
- Homework: Read Chapter 9 in "Our World's Story" answering the questions - What elements of early Greek society influenced the West? How so?
- Watch video on Plato's Allegory of the Cave and then one of the related Hollywood films. Can you make connections between the two? How so?
Reasons for why you might not excel to your expectations on exams
Greece - Geographic Determinism
Overview of Greek Unification
- Characteristics of a Level 1 One Minute Speech
- Foundation of Early Greek Philosophy
- If necessary, read Chapter 9 in "Our World's Story" answering the questions - What elements of early Greek society influenced the West? How so?
- Prepare one minute speech on topic related to Impact of Greece on the Western World
Components of a Level 1 Speech
The Roots of Greek Philosophy
Sample Level 1 Speeches with Grading
- One Minute Speeches - Contributions of Greece
- Peer Review
- Greek Formal Thought
- Read Chapter 11 in Our World's Story on the Roman Empire. Use the Powerpoint to visualize the topics introduced. Be able to thoroughly answer all of the questions on the Powerpoint
- One Minute Speech - If you haven't yet delivered your speech, be sure to practice for Friday.
Contributions of Greece - Speeches - Period 3 Samples
Contributions of Greece - Speeches - Period 4 Samples
- Finish One Minute Speeches - Contributions of Greece
- Greek Formal Thought
- Quiz - Students are Teachers - Powerpoint
- Watch video - "Engineering the Roman Empire" (only 1:00-45:00 or 45:00 to 1:30 based on what was assigned in class)- Answer the question - What contributions of Ancient Rome make it the most dynamic empire in the history of the world? You will have a small group discussion and you will be sorted based on the depth of thought/detail you put into answering the question.
Introduction to Greek Formal Thought
Introduction to Roman Empire - Student Taught
Introduction to S.O.A.P.S.tone
S.O.A.P.S.tone Speech Introduction
Speed Dating - Sharing of Rome: Engineering an Empire Content
- Sample Document Analysis One Minute Speeches
- Introduction to issues related to America's government shutdown
- View Crash Course videos on Rome and Christianity to answer the following questions: 1) What were the major turning points in the evolution of the Roman Empire, 2) What were the major contributions of the Roman Empire? 3) What were the major turning points int he evolution of Christianity?
- Research and Prepare for One Minute Speech analyzing Rome document (extension of previous day's homework)
- Using four of the documents found on Twitter, gather and organize information to help you respond to the following prompt: Compare and contrast the fall of the Roman Empire to America's current situation. You will be answering the question in a 45-minute whole class shared inquiry discussion on Monday.
- Analyzing Documents - One Minute Speeches - What to consider?
- Shared Inquiry - Comparing the Fall of Rome to the Current State of America
- Review materials to ensure ability to answer all questions asked for Day 12 to 20
- For those of you who have not yet given your Document Presentations, ensure they are adjusted to take advantage of the feedback given in class today.
- Analyzing Documents - Finish One Minute Speeches
- The Middle Ages - To what extent was the period an age of unification/fragmentation?
- Read Chapter 14, answering the following questions - 1) What were the major turning points in the evolution of the Muslim Empire? 2) What are the major characteristics of Islam? 3) What were the major achievements/contributions stemming from the Golden Age of the Islamic Empire?
- Optional: Read Chapter 13 if you wanted further information on the Middle Ages.
The Middle Ages - Fragmentation or Unification
- Group Discussion - Contributions and Evolution of Islam
- Video Analysis - Golden Age of Islam
- Prepare for Unit 2 Test
- Speech: Research, analyze and prepare for one minute speech on UNIT 2 DOCUMENTS
- Objective/Short Answer: Prepare for historical content test, ensuring you have prepared responses for each of the questions listed above for all Unit 2 Topics
Unit 2 - Study Guide
Islam Questions - Considerations
- Unit Test - One Minute Speeches
- Unit Test - Short Answer
- Enjoy your Youth
- for each of the questions listed above for all Unit 2 Topics
Period 1 Speeches - Unit Test