History
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WORLD HISTORY

This course offers a student the opportunity to learn, in depth, world history from pre-historical period to the Modern era, through but not limited to readings, research, slides, videos, activities, lectures, books, and museums. The classroom timeline is the center pieces for discussion and evaluation of the relationship between the periods. In addition, they will identify and understand political, religious, and social relationships of the period or genre. Writing skills will be important in the description, analysis, and comparison of these issues to the historical timeframe. Students are required keep a notebook to record class discussion on significant historical events, vocabulary, and historical enrichment.

5. Etruscan

Etruscans: Early occupants of Italy whom the Romans wiped out entirely; art is deeply influenced by Greeks but very different— provided models for early Roman art and architecture. Heartland is the territory between the Arno & Tiber rivers of central Italy? Tuscany Emigrants from Asia Minor or native Italians? Etruria: the territory occupied by the Etruscans consisting of cities that co-existed and flourished or failed independently. Lack of political cohesion made them easy prey for Roman aggressors. Included most cities of Northern and Central Italy. Iron, Tin, Copper & silver all were successfully mined here—cities became prosperous, engaged in international commerce, after villages with agriculturally based economies.

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6. Rome

From the rise of the city-state under an Etruscan rule and the legends of Romulus and Remus, the Republic, the Empire to its split and destruction of western Rome we are looking at technology, warfare,politics, and the emperors and the rise of early Christianity.

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Ancient Rome: Geography and Early Republic Handout

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Ancient Rome: Geography and Early Republic

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Ancient Rome: Becomes an Empire

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Ancient Rome" The Empire

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Ancient Rome Video

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Ancient Rome: Fall of Rome Information

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Ancient Rome: Fall of Rome Handout

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Ancient Rome: Rise of Christianity

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Ancient Rome: Rise of Christianity Handout

7. Byzantine Empire

After Rome splits into, eastern Roman Empire become the central power of the world and western Roman Empire is destroyed creating a "new Rome" called the Byzantine Empire in the east. The capital is Constantinople which thrives for over a thousand years.

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8. Ancient China and Japa...

From the early development of civilizations on the Tzahse and Yellow Rivers, to the grandest dynasties in China, this section will look at religion, technology and the united peoples of China and their reactions to the rules and invaders of the lands. On the Island of Japan compare the similarities and especially the differences in a culture that has no natural resources.

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Ancient China: Video Questions

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Ancient China: Geography and Cuture

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Ancient China: Geography and Culture Handout

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Ancient China: Qin and Han Dynasties

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Ancient China: Qin And Han Dynasties Handout

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Ancient China: Tang and Song Dynaties

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Ancient China: Tang and Song Dynasties Handout

9. Islam

Introduction to Islam and the Islamic Empire

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Islam Rise Handout

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Rise of Islam Notes

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Islamic Empires

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Islamic Empires Handout

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Islam Mapping Skills

10. Mesoamerica

Early Peoples to the Maya, Aztecs, Incas

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Mesoamerica: Earliest Americans

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Mesoamerica: Earliest Americans Worksheet

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Mesoamerica: Mayans

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Mesoamerica: Aztecs

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Mesoamerica: Incas

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Mesoamerican: Civilization Handout

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Mesoamerica: Video Worksheets Aztecs

11. Middle Ages

From the fall of Rome to the Germanic Tribes, to the Renaissance; Europe hanging on during the Dark Ages with attacks from the plague,the Moors, the vikings and each other.

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2. Middle Ages: Cause and Effect Worksheet

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4. Middle Ages: Germanic Kingdoms Worksheet

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6. Middle Ages: Power of the Church Worksheet

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8. Middles Ages: Crusades Worksheet

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9. Middle Ages: Video Worksheet Dark Ages

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1. Middle Ages: Cause and Effect PowerPoint

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3. Middle Ages: Germanic Kingdoms PowerPoint

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5. Middle Ages: Power of the Church PowerPoint

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7. Middle Ages: Crusades PowerPoint

12. Renaissance

The Italian Renaissance followed on the heels of the Middle Ages, and was spawned by the birth of the philosophy of humanism, which emphasized the importance of individual achievement in a wide range of fields. The early humanists studied the works of the ancient Greeks and Romans for inspiration and ideology, mixing the philosophies of Plato and other ancient thinkers with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Under the influence of the humanists, literature and the arts climbed to new levels of importance.

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Renaissance: In Italy Worksheet

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Renaissance: Painters/Sculptors PowerPoint

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Renaissance: Painters/Sculptors Worksheet

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Renaissance: Writers PowerPoint

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Renaissance: Writers Worksheet

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Renaissance: Reformation PowerPoint

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Renaissance: Reformation Worksheet

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Renaissance: Video Worksheet