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World History

The world has experienced significant changes and weathered numerous difficulties. This class will cover World History. The goal of this class is to examine the people, events, and ideals which have shaped the world we live in today.

World History

Unit 1

Weeks 1-3

Monday, January 7

Students return from Christmas holidays

Teacher will go over rules and expectations

Students will work in cooperative groups to determine when events occurred and correctly place them on a timeline

Students will write a paragraph about which time period they would like to live during

Tuesday, January 8

Students will take notes about the Enlightenment Period

Wednesday, January 9

Students will complete the notes on the philosophers

Students will map the four countries in which the Enlightenment Period originated

Students will describe the philosophies, works, and influence of the Enlightenment Philosophers

Students will complete a chart on the philosophers

Thursday, January 10

Students will complete a handout from the textbook describing the influence of the Enlightenment on art, literature, music, and government

Friday, January 11

Students will take an open note quiz to ensure they have been taking their notes and completing their work

Students will complete a handout from the textbook describing the influence of the Enlightenment Period on America’s independence and government

 

Monday, January 14

Students will watch exerts from The History Channel’s series:  The American Revolution and take notes about the American Revolution

 Tuesday, January 15

School is out for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 

Wednesday, January 16

Students will watch exerts from The History Channel’s series:  The American Revolution and take notes about the American Revolution

Thursday, January 17

Students will take notes on the origins of the French Revolution

Friday, January 18

Students will take notes describing the French Revolution and the aftermath of the war

 

Monday, January 21

Holiday

Tuesday, January 22

Students will finish taking notes on the French Revolution

Wednesday, January 23

Students will take a note quiz on the French Revolution notes

Students will begin a handout on Napoleon

Thursday, Jan. 24

Students will begin a handout on Napoleon

Students will review for their test tomorrow.

Friday, Jan. 25

Students will take a test on Enlightenment and Revolution

Students will begin Unit 2 – The Industrial Revolution

 

*Changes and accommodations will be made to these plans as necessary 

World History

Unit 7

Cold War

Lesson Plan

 

Objectives

 

Monday, Dec 3

Students will take notes on the fall of communism (Russia)

Tuesday, Dec 4

Students will watch a video clip of President Reagan’s speech to tear the wall down

Students will take a test on the end of the Cold War

Wednesday, Dec 5

Students will start working on handout for chapter 19 section 1

Thursday, Dec 6

Students will continue working on handout for chapter 19 section 2

Friday, Dec 7

Students will continue working on handout for chapter 19 section 3

 

 

Monday, Dec 10

Students will take an open note test on the Fall of the Soviet Union

Tuesday, Dec 11

Students will watch the movie Miracle

Wednesday, Dec 12

Students will work on study guide for their final exam

Thursday, Dec 13

Students will work on study guide for their final exam

Friday, Dec 14

Teacher will return graded study guides and review students

 

Week 12 

Wednesday, October 31

Students will be in English State Testing

Thursday, November 1

Students will use a textbook to complete a handout about changes in society following World War II

Friday, November 2

Students will take notes on how the Cold War began

Students will evaluate Cold War era political cartoons

 

Monday, November 5

Students will take notes on the escalation of the Cold War and the Russian blockade of West Germany and the Berlin airlift

Students will map the location of Berlin in perspective to the Russian sector of East Germany

Tuesday, November 6

Students will take notes on the Space Race

Students will begin the film October Sky

Wednesday, November 7

Students will watch the film October Sky

Thursday, November 8

Students will take notes on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Friday, November 9

Students will take notes on the Korean War

Students will map the location of the Korean Peninsula and the 38th Parallel

 

Monday, November 12

Students will take notes on the Korean War

Tuesday, November 13

Students will take a test using their notes from the Cold War

Wednesday, November 14

Students will take notes on the history of Vietnam and how it fell to communism

Thursday, November 15

Students will take notes on the US's involvement in Vietnam

Friday, November 16

Students will take notes on the end of the Vietnam War 

Students will identify Germany on a map of Europe

Students will distinguish between West and East Germany on a map

 

Monday, November 26

Students will take notes on West/East Germany

Tuesday, November 27

Students will take an open test on the Vietnam War

Wednesday, November 28

Students will watch Bridge of Spies

Thursday, November 29

Students will watch Bridge of Spies

Friday, November 30

Students will color a map of the Eastern Bloc Countries and label each one

Students will take notes on the history of the Soviet Union

Lesson Plans Oct 15 – Oct 26

Week 11

Monday, 15th

     Students will describe the events that lead to the start of World War II in Europe and group nations into their alliances

 

Tuesday, 16th

     Students will describe how Japan initiated the war in Asia and list the factors that lead to the involvement of the United States into World War II

 

Wednesday, 17th

     Students will list and describe the significant battles of World War II in the Pacific

 

Thursday, 18th

     Students will list and describe the significant battles of World War II in Europe

     Students will view a video which demonstrates the change of possession of territory over the war

 

Friday, 19th

     Students will select the names of the individuals they want to research for the timeline of the World Wars project

     Students will work in cooperative groups to map the islands of the Pacific which were involved in World War II and match their location to the events in the Pacific

     Students will compare the Holocaust by the Germans and Japanese Internment by the United States

 

 

 

Monday, 22nd

Students will go to the library to research information on individuals from World War I and World War II, locating a significant piece of historical information and a picture of the person

      

Tuesday, 23rd

    Students will discuss the end of World War II, the treaty which ended the war and the impacts on the home fronts

 

Wednesday, 24th

     Students will compile research on individuals from World War I and World War II on to a timeline and hang the completed project in the hall

 

Thursday, 25th

     Teacher will review students for their test on WWII

 

Friday, 26th

     Test on WWII

 

2nd Nine Weeks

Oct 8 – Oct 12

 

Monday

Students will use the textbook to describe the revolution in Mexico , growing nationalism in Africa and the Middle East, and unrest in India

 

Tuesday - Wednesday

Students will use the textbook to analyze how the peace in Europe following World War I could escalate into a future World War, specifically – the rise of Mussolini and Hitler

 

Thursday

Students will use the textbook to evaluate how the world found itself in another, greater war

 

Friday

Students will construct a booklet on the dictators of World War II, using a photo of each, a map

of each one's country, and providing information on the type of government and their policies 

Students will watch the History Channel’s World Wars- “Intercession”

 

Monday, September 24

Assessment  

Lesson         Students will read an article about the causes of the Great War and

complete a graphic organizer

Students will label and color a map of Europe from 1914

 Tuesday, September 25

 Lesson         Students will take guided notes on the causes of World War I and  

                    the alliances that developed as a result

Activity         Students will put together a foldable of the causes of WWI

Wednesday, September 26

Lesson  Students will take guided notes on major battles of the war and on

                    new technologies developed, trench warfare, and propaganda

Activity         Students will read an article about the major battles and answer

                    questions about them

Activity         Students will create a foldable of the new technologies

Thursday, September 27

Lesson           Students will view the History Channel film:  World Wars

Friday, September 28

Lesson           Students will view the History Channel film:  World Wars

Lesson           Students will take guided notes on the Bolshevik Revolution in

                     Russia and how that affected the Allies in World War I and on the

                     Treaty of Versailles

Activity           Students will create a foldable of the points of the Treaty of

                      Versailles

Activity           Students will label and color a map of Europe following the Treaty of                   Versailles and compare it to the first map that they colored and

                      labeled

 Monday, October 1

Review           Students will begin working on the review for the test

Tuesday, October 2

Assessment      Students will take a test on World War I

Review          Students will begin working on the review for their midterm exam

 Wednesday, October 3

Students will review for midterm

Lesson Plans

Monday, August 13

Students will complete a handout from the textbook describing the influence of the Enlightenment Period on America’s independence and government

 Students will watch exerts from The History Channel’s series:  The American Revolution and take notes about the American Revolution

Tuesday, August 14

Students will take an open note quiz to ensure they have been taking their notes and completing their work

 Wednesday, August 15

Students will watch exerts from The History Channel’s series:  The American Revolution and take notes about the American Revolution

Students will take notes on the origins of the French Revolution

Thursday, August 16

Students will take notes describing the French Revolution and the aftermath of the war

Friday, August 17

Students will finish taking notes on the French Revolution

 

Monday, August 20

Students will finish taking notes on the French Revolution

Students will begin a handout on Napoleon

Tuesday, August 21

Students will Finish handout on Napoleon

Students will review for their test tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 22

Students will take a test on Enlightenment and Revolution

Students will begin Unit 2 – The Industrial Revolution

Thursday, August 23

Students will continue notes on the Industrial Revolution tracing technological developments which lead to mass manufacturing

Friday, August 24

Students will use the textbooks to respond to questions about mass society and changing cultures

Students will locate certain European countries on a map

 

Monday, August 27

Students will continue notes on the Industrial Revolution tracing technological developments which lead to mass manufacturing

Tuesday, August 28

Students will use the textbooks to respond to questions about mass society and changing cultures

Students will locate certain European countries on a map

Wednesday, August 29

Students will go to a computer lab, research an invention from the Industrial Revolution and place it on a timeline poster to be displayed in the hall.

Students will review for their test tomorrow

Thursday, August 30

Students will take notes on Nationalism - describing the changing face of Europe

Friday, August 31

Students will take a note quiz on the notes they have taken on the Industrial Revolution and Nationalism.

 

Tuesday, September 4

Students will read an article on Romanticism and answer questions about it

Wednesday, September 5

Students will complete a study guide for the test tomorrow

Thursday, September 6

Students will take a test on the Industrial Revolution

As they finish their tests, students will use the textbook to answer questions about imperialism

Friday, September 7

Students will use the textbook to answer questions about imperialism

Students will take notes about imperialism

 

Monday, September 10 – Friday, September 14

Monday

Students will complete the notes on Imperialism

Students will use charts to classify characteristics of types of imperialism

 

Tuesday

Students will take notes on how imperialism affected Africa

Students will analyze a political cartoon about the dividing of Africa

 

Wednesday

Students will use the textbook to respond to questions about the impact of Great Britain's imperialist empire on the Muslim World and India

 

Thursday

Students will take notes on imperialism in China and how the people fought to keep foreign governments out

 

Friday

Students will complete the notes on imperialism in China

Monday, September 17 – Friday, September 21

 

Monday

Students will use the textbook to respond to questions about the impact of Europe's imperialism on Latin America and the response of the United States through the Monroe Doctrine

 

Tuesday

Students will take an open note quiz on the notes the wrote last week

Students will complete the Latin American packet they started on Monday

 

Wednesday

Students will begin a review packet for their test on Friday

 

Thursday

Students will work on their review packet

Teacher will take a grade for completion of the packet then go over the correct answers

 

Friday

Students will test on Unit 3 - Imperialism

 

 

*Lesson plans are subject to change as necessary

** Lesson plans will be adapted according to IEP and Special Education recommendations and accommodations