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