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 Unit # 1 - The Age Of Exploration
Topics covered:  The Ottoman Empire, the Ming Dynasty (achievements and the voyages of Zheng He), navigational inventions, early sea explorers (Columbus, Diaz, Prince Henry, Vasco da Gama, Magellan). Causes and motivations for exploration.
 
 
Ottoman Empire (map below)
 
 
 Unit #2 - Columbian Exchange/The Encounter - Three Worlds Collide
Exploitation of the indigenous peoples of Mexico and Central America (Mesoamerica) and South America.  Spread of European diseases, European conquest with "Guns, Germs, Steel".  The African slave trade.  Economic and social system (Encomienda system) established by Spain and Portugal in the New World.  Extablishment of colonies to support mercantilism with the triangle of trade.  Exchange of resources and ideas between the Europeans, the Native Indians and the African slaves (Columbian Exchange).  Rise of monarchies and strengthening of the Catholic Church.
 Unit # 3 - Age of Absolutism (Absolute/Divine Right Monarchy)
Louis XIV of France as the ultimate Absolute Monarch. Tsar Peter the Great of Russia and the modernization of Russia.  England's Limited (Constitutional) Monarchy (Magna Carta, Bill of Rights)/English Civil War and the Glorious Revolution. 

Unit # 4 - The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment
In the tradition of the questioning spirit of the earlier Renaissance, these scientists (Newton, Descartes, Bacon) and Enlightenment philosophers (Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Voltaire, as well as pro-monarchist Hobbes)  looked to experiment, observation and natural laws that order the universe in the search for scientific and social/governmental truths, instead of blindly adhering to the ideas of the church and the monarchy. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unit #5 - The French Revolution/Napoleon and Empire
Causes of the French Revolution (problems with First, Second, Third Estates system from the Anciene Regime, excessive spending of the French monarchs).  Steps/events in the rise of democracy.  Influence of the Enlightenment ideas.  The Reign of Terror/rise and fall of Robespierre.  Napoleon and empire.  Congress of Vienna.                                                       
 
 
 
Unit #6 - Nationalism
Impact of the French Revolution on nationalism in Latin America - Haitian Revolution, South and Central American Revolutions, Mexican Revolution. Unification of Italy.  Unification of Germany under Bismarck.
 
                      
Unit #7 - The Industrial Revolution
Shift from economies based on agriculture to ones centered on industry (focus on Britain).  Rise of the middle class, urbanization, formation of unions/workers rights. Economic theory:  Marxism vs. Free Market Capitalism (Adam Smith), Irish potato famine. 
 
 
Unit #8 - Imperialism
Africa - Geography, African history (Bantu Migrations, Ghana, Mali and Songhai empires), reasons for and methods/exploitation of imperialism (prompted by industrial revolution), partition of Africa/Berlin Conference, South Africa/Boar War, African independence movements (Kenyatta), Apartheid (Nelson Mandela).  India - review India geography, dynasties, religions.  Reasons and methods of Imperialism.  Independence movements (Sepoy Rebellion, Gandhi/non-violent civil disobediance, Salt March), partition (split) of India and Pakistan. 
China - Review Chinese geography, philosophies (Confucianism, Legalism, Daoism), dynasties, Silk Road.  Reasons for and methods of imperialism. Independence movements (Opium War, Boxer Rebellion, Taipang Rebellion).  Japan - review Japan's geography, history and religion (Shintoism, Zen Buddhism).  Commodore Perry opens-up Japan.  Meiji Restoration and the modernization/rise to world power of Japan.  The Japanese (economic) "Miracle".
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gandhi (photo below)
 
 
Unit #9- World War I -
Geography, causes, new technology (weapons of war),trench warfare, Versailles Conference / post-war Treaty of Versailles.    
                                          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unit # 10 - Russian Revolution
Causes of the Revolution (Absolute Monarchy in the 20th century, Russo-Japanese War and WWI, famine), Marxism in practice (not just theory), Lenin - Father of the Revolution, Stalin and totalitarian dictatorship - Five Year Plan and purges.
 
         
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unit # 11 - World War II
Rise of Fascism - Mussolini's (Italy) rise to power and influence on Hitler.  World-wide Great Depression, Weimar Republic, Hitler's rise to power.  Appeasement and the road to war.  War strategies, battles, geograpy.  Japan and the war in the Pacific.  War conferences (Stalin, Churchill, FDR).  Invention of the Atomic bomb and its use against Japan to end the war.  The Holocaust.  The Nuremberg Trials (Nazi war criminals).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unit #12 - The Cold War
Emergence of superpower nations equiped with nuclear weapons (USA, Soviet Union, China).  "Hot" and "Cold" tensions/events between the Soviet Union and the USA. Communist erection of the Iron Curtain/Berlin Wall.  Hot wars in the Cold War - Korean War, Vietnam War.  Cuban Missile Crisis.  Dictatorship of Pol Pot/Khymer Rouge in Cambodia. Communist Revolution in China (focus on Chairman Mao).  President Gorbechev (Soviet Union) and the collapse of communism, the Soviet Union and the Iron Curtain/Berlin Wall.
 
Unit # 13 - Post-Cold War/Modern Events and Environmental Issues
Desertification, Rain Forest, Green Revolution, Global Warming, Terrorism, the Iranian Revolution, Nuclear Proliferation, Isralie-Palestinian issues, Desert Storm (war with Iraq), Afghanistan War.
 

Course:                       Global History III, IV

Instructor:                  Ms. Johnson

 

Welcome to Global III and IV!

Global III and IV will be a comprehensive study of world history from the 15th century to the present.  Throughout the course we will examine many cultures from historical, artistic, philosophical, social, religious, literary and political perspectives while we look at the connections between the past and present, and possibilities for the future.  Events and decisions in history have brought us to where we are today, and we need to apply the successes of the past and not repeat the mistakes in order to make a peaceful and prosperous transition in the 21st century. Students will take the Global Regents Examination at the end of the 10th grade year (the exam will cover the material from both 9th and 10th grade global courses).  You will also take a 3 hour Final Exam in January, which will cover content from the 9th grade, all we have learned this year, and which will have two essays - a thematic essay and a DBQ essay.
 
Websites
 regentsprep.org - has mutliple choice questions that explain why your answer was right or wrong (all taken from previous Regents questions).  It also gives examples of previous thematic and DBQ essay questions.
Youtube.com - has fun historical videos set to pop songs.  Google Lady Gaga and the French Revolution to find the list.
Powerpointpalooza.com - has many of the power points we will see in class and more.  Power points will also be posted on this website at the end of these information pages.
 

Topics

The Age of Exploration (including the role of the Ottoman Empire and Zheng He/Ming Dynasty)

The Encounter (Europe, the Americas and Africa)/Columbian Exchange
The Age of Absolutism (Absolute/Divine Right Monarchy) - Focus on the English Civil War and the Rights of Englishmen, Peter the Great and the westernization of Russia, Spain's Gold Age under the rule of Ferdinand and Isabella, and Louis XIV of France - "the Sun King"

The Scientific Revolution

The Enlightenment

The French Revolution
Napoleon ("Child of the Revolution") and the consequent Congress of Vienna

Nationalism – focus on Haiti, Latin America, Italy, Germany

Industrial Revolution and reactions (rise of middle class, worker's rights, Irish potato famine, economic theory - Adam Smith and capitalism vs. Karl Marx and communism)
African history, religion, geography

Imperialism (reasons and methods, African Imperialism, independence movements, apartheid; Indian imperialism - review Indian history, religion, geography, reasons and methods, Gandhi, partition of India and Pakistan; Chinese imperialism - review of history, philosophy, geography, reasons and methods, independence movements, communism and Mao, modern China; Japanese Imperialism (review of history, religion, geography, Commodore Perry, Meiji Restoration, modern Japan).

World War I

The Russian Revolution (focus on Nicholas II, Lenin, Stalin)

Post WWI and the rise of totalitarian regimes

World War II

Post WWII colonial revolts and the rebirth of self-determinism

The Cold War

The Post-Cold War Era (Russia, Iranian Revolution, Arab-Israel conflicts, Iraq War, Afghanistan, Egypt, Syria, terrorism)

Globalization and challenges for the global community (political, economic, environmental)

 

Key Skills to Develop:

We will develop, hone and enhance the skills learned in 9th grade Global studies.

Writing

Effective note-taking and outlining

Essay writing – Thematic and DBQ

Essay Outlining

Informal writing – idea gathering

Responsive/Creative writing
Crticial Analysis/Compare and Contrast viewpoints in history
Book Report - major person/event in world history

Research Project/Cold War (spring semester)

 

Reading

Extracting the main ideas from textbook, documents

Detecting cause-and-effect relationships

Evaluating conflicting sources and interpretations

Making connections, recognizing patterns, and identifying themes about world history from a broad variety of primary and secondary sources

Interpreting documents, text, photos, cartoons, graphs, maps and other visual images

Speaking

Class discussions

Debates

Oral presentations

 

Course Requirements

  1. Three-ring binder(s) as term portfolio – students are required to keep an organized, chronological binder which will contain class notes, handouts, homework assignments, essays, group projects, and the term project.  Because we will use many handouts as supplements to the textbook, it is vital (and required) to have this type of notebook.  Binders will be evaluated and assigned a grade at the end of each unit (every 2-3 weeks).

 

      2.  No late homework, projects and essays will be accepted.  Late assignments will receive a “zero” grade.  Students who complete their homework excel on quizzes, exams and the Regents exam in June.  If you are absent, it is your responsibility to speak to me and to get your make-up work (after school).  Students who do not do homework and/or fail an exam will be required to come for after school tutoring.  All homework assignments and grades will be posted on Skedula (Pupilpath).

    3. Lateness and absences affect not only the late or absent student, but the whole class, because we all depend on each other’s insights and contributions to class discussions.  Therefore, an absence or lateness must be justified with a note from the parent, guardian, principal or guidance counselor.
4.      Organization and neatness is vital!  A three-ring binder is required to pass!

5.      **Class participation – there is a zero tolerance policy for disrupting the learning of other students.  If you decide to waste our time, you will be issued a pink slip.  If the disruption continues, you will be sent to the dean and your parent or guardian will be called.  If the behavior persists, your parent or guardian will be required to come to the school for a meeting.  The Global Regents exam in June is very difficult, and it is not fair for a student to hinder another student’s ability to earn a high score on this test. Remember, 10% of your grade is based on participation.

 

Required Materials

***Three ring-binder 

Lined, white, three-hole college rule paper                

 Pens (blue or black ink)                                                         

Yellow highlighter                                         

Students are required to bring the above materials to class each day                 

Students will not be required to bring their textbooks to class.
 (Textbooks:  World History:  Connections to Today, Global History and Geography ; Glencoe Regents Review book).
 

Grading

*Tests (including essays and booklet projects) - 50% - If you are absent on a test day, you must bring a doctor's note in order to make-up the exam.

*Homework: 30%
*Quizzes:  10%
*Class Participation: 10% (this includes in-class behavior, attendance, being prepared for class with a pen, paper and binder, and getting to work immediately, participating in class discussions, checking your Pupilpath, coming to tutoring)
 
Tutoring
Tutoring is available every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:00-3:45 in room 339-b.  Tutoring will be required if I request that you attend.  Failure to report to tutoring will result in a call to your parent or guardian.
 
Film
You are required to watch are write reports on 2 filmsGandhi and Hotel Rwanda. Do not write a summary of the film.  Discuss historical figures, events, clothing, or any aspect of the culture.  This needs to be creative/informal, but  must also be an organized piece of writing that includes meaningful details.  It is easy to judge if a student looked-up a film analysis on the internet, and if I suspect this I will meet with you to have a discussion about the film.    Make it a fun evening - have popcorn with a friend and take notes during the film. My webpage has a list of suggestions and descriptions about historical films. If you have another historical film in  mind, clear it with me first.
*Gandhi (required) - Epic story about Gandhi, who led India's struggle against Britain for independence
*Hotel Rwanda (required) - Genocide in South Africa between two African ethic groups in the 1990's.
The Name of the Rose - one of my favorite murder mysteries.  It's set in a medieval monastery.
Romeo and Juliette - Renaissance Tragedy of two young lovers.
Luther - excellent movie about the Protestant Reformation.
Elizabeth - make sure it stars Cate Blanchett.  Story of Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry the VIII (England).
Marie Antoinette - rock and roll version of one of the most interesting women in history, who helped bring about the French Revolution.
A Tale of Two Cities - story of the French Revolution.
Les Miserables - stoy of the injustices of the citizens in France on the eve of the French Revolution.
Napoleon - epic about the rise and fall of the great man who led France after the Revolution.
The Three Muskateers - Chivalary continues in 18th century France.
Oliver - Charle's Dicken's story of Victorian England during the industrial revolution and the effects on one young boy.  There is a musical version and a dramatic version.
Amazing Grace - tells the story of the abolition of slavery in England in the 18th century.
The Missionary - beautiful movie about missionaries in South America in the 18th century.
The Last Samurai - Japan's modernization during the Meiji era in the 19th century, starring Tom Cruise.
All Quiet on the Western Front - World War One in the trenches.
The Last Emperor - an epic about the fall of the late Chinese emperor to the nationalists
Nicholas and Alexander - story of the last Tsar or Russia and his family, who were murdered during the communist revolution in Russia.
Dr. Zhivago - epic story of the Russian Revolution and the affects it had on a Russian family
Schindler's List - Speilberg's epic about the Holocaust
The Pianist - Holocaust story of a pianist who survives the Holocaust.
Life is Beautiful - story of an Italian-Jewish father and son sent to a concentration camp.
Nuremberg - starring Alec Baldwin, this film is a true stroy about the first international court, when the Nazi's were put on trial for war crimes following WWII.
Enemy at the Gates - starring Jude Law, the story of a Russian sniper during the Battle of Stalengrad (against the Nazis).
The Killing Fields - story of Cambodia after the Vietnam War when communist dictator, Pol Pot and his men, the Khymer Rouge, killed thousands and brainwashed youngsters in an effort to make the nation forget the past and live under his new communist system.  One of my favorites!!
Platoon - Vietnam War
Apocalypse Now - Vietnam War
Invictus - moving sports movie about Nelson Mandela's work to create a non-racial South African nation.
Sarafina - Whoopie Goldberg plays an activist trying to bring an end to Apartheid in South Africa.
Last King of Scotland - film about the cruel dictatorship of Idi Amin  (Uganda, Africa) in the 1980's.
  
Classroom Rules:
There is one rule:  Don't disrupt the learning of others nor yourself
Many things fall under this rule:
  

Non-Negotiable items:

No cell phone, i-pod, texting.  If you are caught using any of these devices, you must surrender it/them immediately.  No discussion.  It will be returned at the end of class.  Resistance to surrendering your electronic device will result in it being taken by someone from the front office and your parent/guardian will need to come it to retrieve it.
 
Bathroom – There is no bathroom pass.  We have too much to do in Global.  Please go to the bathroom before class (especially on days when we meet after lunch.  Budget time during your lunch break to go to the bathroom).  NO EXCEPTIONS!
  

Seating- if you are asked to change your seat, you must.  There is to be no discussion.  Any time wasted debating this issue will result in a visit to the dean's office and a pink slip.

 

Food – no food/sodas are allowed in the classroom.  Bottled water is encouraged.
 
Clear Desk/Lap - all handbags, coats, etc. must be hung from your chair-back, put in the basket under your desk or set on the floor next to your desk.  Nothing is allowed to be on your lap or desktop.  This will prevent the temptation of texting, putting on lotion, etc., and will allow you to focus on the lesson.  No discussion.
 
Global is hard work, but we will have a rewarding time together if we stay focused and follow the rules.  Right now everyone has an "A" - let's work to keep it that way!  I arrive at school early every day, and if you need anything I am here for you!  Be good to yourself and do your best!  To know global history is to be a citizen of the world.  To understand the past is to understand the present and the future.  If one doesn't know history he/she is like a leaf who doesn't realize he/she is attached to a tree.
 
 
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