Unit One: The Renaissance
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  • identify and explain how the Renaissance served as a "rebirth" for European culture and society.
  • identify and evaluate how Martin Luther changed European religion and politics.
  • explain why geography made Florence, Italy and Cordoba, Spain starting points of the Renaissance.
  • identify and evaluate how humanism, secularism, skepticism, and individualism affected Renaissance Europe.
Iowa Core Standards addressed in this unit:
  • Standard 2: Understand how and why people create, maintain, or change systems of power, authority, and governance.
  • Standard 3: Understand the role of culture and cultural diffusion on the development and maintenance of societies.
  • Standard 4: Understand the role of individuals and groups within a society as promoters of change or the status quo.
  • Standard 6: Understand the effects of geographic factors on historical events.
  • Standard 7: Understand the role of innovation on the development and interaction of societies.
  • Standard 8: Understand cause and effect relationships and other historical thinking skills in order to interpret events and issues.
Project - For this two week project students will choose a topic pertaining to the Renaissance, present the topic to the class, and write a cover letter applying for a job related to your topic.
Renaissance Proposal
Renaissance Rubric

Daily Assignments
Renaissance Map Activity
Introduction to the Renaissance Webquest
Renaissance Art Study through DE Streaming: For this assignment, you must go to
http://assignments.discoveryeducation.com/ and input the code TFAFC-4A00 into the Code input box.


Unit Two: The Age of Exploration
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  • identify and rank the influence God, glory, and gold had on Europe's imperial conquests.
  • identify and judge how cultural isolationism affects societies.
  • evaluate how shifting from a Mediterranean-centered to an Atlantic-centered world affected global societies.
  • explain how global trade and multinational corporations affect societies.
Iowa Core standards addressed in this unit:
  • Standard 3: Understand the role of culture and cultural diffusion on the development and maintenance of societies.
  • Standard 5: Understand the effect of economic needs and wants on individual and group decisions.
  • Standard 6: Understand the effects of geographic factors on historical events.
  • Standard 7: Understand the role of innovation on the development and interaction of societies.
  • Standard 8: Understand cause and effect relationships and other historical thinking skills in order to interpret events and issues.
Daily Assignments
Age of Exploration Map
Exploration Pamphlet
Isolationism versus Expansionism Essay
Document Based Question

Notes to help you review
Europe
Ming and Qing China
Japan

Review Guide

The Unit 2 Test will be on Friday, March 4 (B-day) and Monday, March 7 (A-Day)
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Unit Three: Absolute Monarchs
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  • define the characteristics of an absolute monarch.
  • explain why absolute monarchs were given so much control in the early modern era.
  • analyze how absolute monarchs wielded their power.
  • identify factors that prevent the development of absolute monarchs today.
  • explain how the development of absolute monarchs solidified the end of feudalism in Europe.
  • analyze differences in absolutism between England under Charles I and the rest of Europe.
  • identify and explain the differences between an absolute monarchy and a constitutional monarchy.

Iowa Core standards addressed in this unit:
  • Standard 1: Understand historical patterns, periods of time, and the relationships among these elements.
  • Standard 2: Understand how and why people create, maintain, or change systems of power, authority, and governance.
  • Standard 4: Understand the role of individuals and groups within a society as promoters of change or the status quo.
Daily Assignments
Absolute Monarch Map
Louis Webquest
Path to a Constitutional Monarchy
Fakebook Directions and Fakebook Template
Ranking Absolute Monarchs

Notes to help you review
Absolute Monarchs
Spain
France
Central Europe
Russia
England

The Unit 3 Test will be on Friday, April 1 (B-day) and Monday, April 4 (A-day).

Unit Four: Enlightenment & Revolution
Essential Understandings:
  • Governments are more successful when they address the needs of the masses.
  • Inequalities cause unrest.
  • New ideas challenge the status quo and can be risky.
  • Changes in one part of the world impact the rest of the world.
Essential Questions:
  • How are new orders established?
  • How do gaps between rich and poor cause challenges to existing institutions?
  • How can embracing a new idea be seen as a challenge to existing institutions?
  • How did the American Revolution lead to further revolutions?
Iowa Core standards addressed in this unit:
  • Standard 1: Understand historical patterns, periods of time, and the relationship among these elements.
  • Standard 2: Understand how and why people create, maintain, or change systems of power, authority and governance.
  • Standard 3: Understand the role of culture and cultural diffusion on the development and maintenance of societies.
  • Standard 4: Understand the role of individuals and groups within a society as promoters of change or the status quo.
  • Standard 8: Understand cause and effect relationships and other historical thinking skills in order to interpret events and issues.
Daily Assignments:
Scientific Revolution & Enlightenment Packet
Enlightenment Thinkers Analysis Activity

6 Steps to a Revolution Comic Strip
French Revolution Fill-Ins
Comparing Revolutions Project

Notes to help you review:
Scientific Revolution & Enlightenment
French Revolution

Unit 4 Test Review

Unit 4 Test Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4!

Unit Five: Industrial Revolution
Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
  • identify industrialized versus non-industrialized countries.
  • analyze the factors necessary for industrialization.
  • evaluate the winners and losers of industrialization.
  • evaluate if current countries should be allowed to industrialize without restrictions.
Iowa Core standards addressed in this unit:
  • Standard 5: Understand the effect of economic needs and wants on individual and group decisions.
  • Standard 6: Understand the effects of geographic factors on historical events.
  • Standard 7: Understand the role of innovation on the development and maintenance of societies.
Daily Assignments:
Industrialization PowerPoint and Notes Sheet
Global Industrialization Movie Assignment (to be used while viewing movie clip available at
http://www.learner.org/courses/worldhistory/unit_overview_19.html?pop=yes&pid...)



Final Project
This project is due at the beginning of class on your designated finals day. Be sure to read the directions and rubric carefully to ensure that you earn as many points as possible.





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About the Tests
For this course you will be tested on fewer topics but asked to explain more.  Below will be links to the tests after you have completed them so that you can use them to study for the final.

Unit 1 Test: The Renaissance
Unit 2 Test: Age of Exploration
Unit 3 Test: Absolutism
Unit 4 Test: Enlightenment & Revolution


>>See below for important assignments, dates, and links.
 
 
Student Survey: Fill out this survey during class.  When you finish, please print and turn it in before you leave class.

Syllabus: Please print and have your guardian sign.  Turn in for credit on Friday, January 8 (A-Day) or Monday, January 11 (B-Day)