August 22-24:  Introduction to class.  Class expectations.  Begin list of 100 World History questions to be due at end of 9-weeks period.
    August 27-Aug 31:  Religious Philosophers:  Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism.  Early Civilizations:  Farming techniques, technological diffusion, Neolithic Revolution
    Sept 4-7: 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. 10-14: 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 17-21: 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 
    10/29/18:  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 11/02/18
    11/05/18:  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
    11/12/18 Continue with Unit 5 Do short summary of the Hundred Years' War and Joan of Arc.  Discuss formation of languages, especially Swahili, a mix of Bantu and Arabic.  Brief summary of the Mughal Empire in India.  Notes on Black Plague.  Review historical background of Genghis Khan.
    11/26/18  Test Unit 5 this week after review.
    12/03/19:  Chapter 19 overview.  Topics for discusssion will include European explorers, Chinese history, Japanese history
    12/10/18:  Unit 7 Topics for discussion will include Sikhism, humanism, the Renaissance, the Reformation, Machiavelli's The Prince, Science and Scientific Revolution, the Act of Supremacy, Voltaire
    2/4/19:  Continue with Unit 7 YouTube: Artists of the Renaissance 18:11m
    2/11/19: Continue with Unit 7 The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein, the Younger, 1533 
    4/15/19: Unit 10  Russian Revolution/World War I/League of Nations/Great Depression/World War II


    Notes World History.                 Tuesday. May 7th


    Concentration Camps


    Hitler’s govt began the “Final Solution.”  This was the idea to kill every Jew in the world through extermination.  There were about 12 million Jews in the world.  Hitler was able, in about 12 years time, to kill half of them.    Most of the conc. camps were located in Germany & Poland.  Auschwitz was the worst.  Dachau is the one I visited.The destruction of the Jews was called the Holocaust.  It is defined as a crime of genocide.  Genocide is the intention of eliminating an entire race of people.




    Patricide. Father. “pa”

    Matricide. Mother



    In June of 1941, Germany began the invasion of Russia, which was code named Operation Barbarossa.  Hitler had planned this for years, even writing about it in his book Mein Kampf.  He wanted to annihilate Jews, Communists, and others he considered dangerous to Germany.The Soviet Union was not prepared for this attack.  Their troops just weren’t very good.  The Germans advanced week after week, finally were 500 miles inside Russia.  But the Russians did what they had done against Napoleon:  as they retreated they burned EVERYTHING so the Germans couldn’t use it:  crops, buildings, farm animals, houses, etc.  This is called scorched-earth policy.