2017 Second Semester First 9 Weeks Lesson Plan

2017 World History Second Semester First Nine Weeks Lesson Plan
Week 1 January 2-6 The Rise of Islam
We will cover the major causes and describe the major effects of the development of the Islamic caliphates and their impact on Asia, Africa, and Europe. Explain the political, economic, and social impact of Islam on Europe, Asia, and Africa. We will describe the interactions between Muslim, Christian, and Jewish societies in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and explain the development of the slave trade.
Weeks 2-3. January 9-20 Absolutism and the Enlightenment.
We will cover the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe including absolute monarchy, limited monarchy, the development of democracies and republic forms of government, Social contract theory and the scientific revolution. We will discuss the significance of Thomas Hobbs, John Locke, Louis XIV, Thomas Jefferson, Sir Isaac newton and others. Students will be expected to take notes in class and be able to present those notes for a grade if asked. Other grades will be in the form of a pop quiz and written test

Weeks 4-6, January 23- March 10 The Age of Democratic Revolution.
We will cover the 17th and 18th centuries in America and Europe with a focus on the development of the republic form of government, capitalism, and the American and French revolutions. We will discuss the significance of The U.S. Constitution, The declaration of the Rights of man. We will discuss the contributions of Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Simon Bolivar among others in the development of modern America and Europe. Students will be expected to take notes in class and be able to present those notes for a grade if asked. Other grades will be in the form of a pop quiz and written test.

Weeks 7-9 March 20-April 7 European Imperialism
We will cover the colonization of Africa, India, and the European influence on China. Major topics and people include Leopold II, the Boxer rebellion, Opium Wars, The Berlin conference, the Monroe Doctrine, and the scramble for Africa. Students will be expected to take notes in class and be able to present those notes for a grade if asked. Other grades will be in the form of a pop quiz and written test

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