August 23-25:  Introduction to class.  Class expectations.  Begin list of 100 World History questions to be due at end of 9-weeks period.
    August 28-Sept 1:  Religious Philosophers:  Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism.  Early Civilizations:  Farming techniques, technological diffusion, Neolithic Revolution
    Sept 5-8: Textbook pages 152, 99  189-191, 120, 191-192, 170, 109, 200-207 Unit 3: Early Greece/Classical Greece including art, architecture, government; cornerstones of early Greece. Greek advancements/Ancient Greeks/belief in mythological creatures.  Alexander the Great Biography/History Channel video.  Begin Persian Empire
    Sept. 11-15: Cyrus the Great mini biography/Persian achievements/Rome:  Themes in Chapter 6/ 10 Innovations that Built Ancient Rome/Role of Women in Roman society/Justinian, Roman Emperor/ Gupta India/Mauryan Empire: read text pgs. 189-191. Jewish Diaspora, explanation of term/spread of Christianity.  UNIT ONE TEST WILL BE FRIDAY, SEPT. 15TH.  STUDY YOUR NOTES
    Sept 18-22: Unit 4 Topics:  Medieval Church/Magna Carta/Feudal System/Architecture of the Catholic Church/Song dynasty of China/Tang Dynasty/Mecca/ Cover definitions of Unit 4/ Intense study of the Life of Henry VIII and the far-reaching implications of the break from the Catholic Church 
    11/06/17:  Review for Unit test on Friday.  Go over Feudal system, medieval church, Magna Carta, Moors contribution to Spain, Gothic architecture, Song and Tang Dynasties, Holy city of Mecca.  UNIT FOUR TEST 11/10/17
    11/13/17:  Unit 5 Study of the Catholic Church, Mongol expansion across Europe, Jews/Christians/Muslims, Caliphates. Explain the division of Roman Catholicism into Western and Eastern churches.  The Great Schism.  Study of the Mongol Empire