Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Current Work: Century Overview Unit
The course culminates with a study of key people and events during the 20th century.

Final exam questions are here.

Students who don't have Word or PowerPoint are to install this.


Past Work
   
Feb 18, 19
Journal Entry
Two topics from the 1500s. A person and an event relating to:
1. The Renaissance:
"Ninja Turtles," Machiavelli, Dante Aligheri,
2. The Protestant Reformation:
Martin Luther, John Calvin, Martin Luther, William Tyndale, King Henry VIII, John Knox
3. Diet of Worms, Council of Trent, St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, Edict of Nantes
4. The Rise of the Ottoman Empire
5. The Rise of Muscovy/Russian Tsardom
6. English-Spanish War
7. The Spread of World Exploration/Conquest:
Harnan Cortes/Montezuma (Aztecs), Francisco Pizarro/Atahualpa (Inca), Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, Spain forms Mexico City, Spanish settlement of America, Portugal forms Rio De Janeiro, Portugal starts to trade with Japan (St. Francis Xavier)
Five needed things sheet.
Mar 25, 26
Journal Entry
Two topics from the 1600s. A person and an event relating to:
1. The Thirty Year War:
Gustavus Aldofus, Albert Wallenstein, Cardinal Richelieu
2. The Catholic Reformation,
3. The English Civil War:
Charles I, Oliver Cromwell or The Glorious Revolution: James II, William of Orange
4. French Absolutism:
Cardinals Richelieu and Mazarin, King Louis XIV
5. Russian Absolutism:
Romanovs, Tsar Peter the Great
6. 17th Century Literature:
William Shakespeare, John Milton, John Bunyan, Miguel de Cervantes
7. Baroque Art:
Rembrandt, Rubens or Music: George Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Pachelbel
8. Dutch settlement of America:
New Amsterdam/New York
9. French settlement of Canada:
Quebec City
10. British settlement of North America:
Jamestown, Plymouth Rock, Hudson Bay Company
11. Dutch settlement of Africa:
Cape Hope
12. The Chinese peasant revolt:
Ming dynasty overthrown by less European-friendly Qing (Manchu) dynasty
13. Dutch overturning of Portugese monopoly on trade with India
14. Reestablishment of the Japanese feudal system:
Sengoku Jidai
15. Europeans exploit instability in India to take over
Five needed things sheet.
Apr 8, 9
Journal Entry
Two topics from the 1700s. A person and an event relating to:
1. The Scientific Revolution:
Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon, Renee Descartes
2. 18th Century Philosophy:
Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau, Goethe, Kant, David Hume, Adam Smith, Mary Wollstonecraft, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Payne/Common Sense, Catherine II
3. Formation of Anabaptist communities in America:
Amish, Mennonite, Hutterite, Shaker and Quaker
4. British colonies formed in North America:
Nova Scotia and Upper Canada
5. British colonies continue to form all over America:
New England, Rise of Britain/decline of France
6. The Seven Years War:
Treaty of Paris, Quebec Act, Growth of Britain/East Indian Company, growth of Prussia and Austria/Maria Theresa, Joseph II, rise of Russia/Peter the Great, Elizabeth I and Catherine II of Russia
7. French settlement of North America:
Province of Quebec
8. 18th Century music:
Beethoven, Mozart
9. The American Revolution:
Battles of Lexington and Concord, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, overtaxing, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, War of Independence, Declaration of Independance
10. The French Revolution:
Storming of Bastille, Robespierre, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, Napoleon Bonaparte, Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Reign of Terror, Jean-Paul Marat, Charlotte Corday, Olympe de Gouges, religious persecution, new calendar
11. Industrial Revoluation:
Jethro Tull, James Watts/steam engine, Bourgoisie/middle class, child labour, dangerous factories
12. Decline of the Ottoman Empire:
Janissaries
3. French/Indian War
: Battle of the Plains of Abraham, Thomas Wolfe, Montcalm
Five needed things sheet.
May 13, 14
Journal Entry

Two topics from the 1800s. (Englightenment, Revolutions) Five needed things sheet.
1. The American Civil War: Ulysses S. Grant, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee
2. The Napoleonic Wars:
Napoleon Bonaparte, Wellington, Battle of Trafalgar
3. Crimean War: Russia loses
4. Nationalism: Italy/Giuseppe Garibaldi, Germany/Otto von Bismark, South Africa/Boer Wars
5.
Terrorist groups: Irish Republican Brotherhood, the Ku Klux Klan
6. Innovations: Steam locomotive/Richard Trevithick, telephone/Alexander Graham Bell, radiation/Marie Curie, evolution/Charles Darwin, communism/Karl Marx, internal combustion engine/Gottlieb Daimler, Periodic Table of Elements/Dmitri Mendelev, pasteurization, sterilization/Louis Pasteur, dynamite/Alfred Nobel, genetics/Gregor Mendel
7. Berlin Conference: 15 European countries divide Africa up like a pie
8. Queen Victoria: the British Empire
9. American expansion: The Trail of Tears, Louisiana Purchase, Alaska, Spanish-American War, Panama Canal

May 24
Essay
Upload your essay to Turn It In. College-streamed students follow these instructions. University-streamed students follow these instructions. Use Format #2. Use the Formal Writing Guide.
May 27, 28
Journal Entry

Two topics from the 1900s.
1. Russian Revolution
2. Soviet Union: Lenin, Stalin
3. First World War
4. The Great Depression
5. Second World War
6. Korean War
7. Cold War
8. Vietnam War
9. Sixties Scoop/Residential schools
10. Fall of the Soviet Union
11. Gulf War/Kuwait
12. Rise of telecommunications technology/personal electronics/the Internet
Five needed things sheet.

June 14
Critical Response
Write something no longer than one double-spaced page, outlining a) the main point of an article and b) how that point is made. Format it like an essay. Don't bother with citation, but quote from it correctly twice, using the name first and a verb. Here is a link to some articles.
June 20
Culminating Essay
Upload your essay to Turn It In. College-streamed students follow these instructions. University-streamed students follow these instructions. Use Format #2. Use the Formal Writing Guide.
 
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