World History (parent submitted)

Note: This course will disappear in a couple of months. It has been recreated as an official EP course. If you switch to the official course, you will find yourself in the same place in the course in terms of what you are studying, but the grading is changed. You will need to adapt your grading sheet for the quarter you are in the middle of, if you aren’t going to finish your current quarter before switching over. Please read the notes at the top of the course. Students are creating a timeline over the entire course that will be used for their final presentation on Day 180. You can just start wherever you are with the timeline or go ahead and create one for the time periods you’ve already learned.  

Credits: 1
Prerequisite: World Geography recommended, but not required
Recommended: 10th, 11th, 12th

Thank you, Brenda Corrigan!

Course Description: This course is based on the Georgia Virtual World History curriculum.

The student will learn about the time frame of civilization as we know it, beginning from the first civilizations of Mesopotamia through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Enlightenment, onward past the World Wars to modern times.  Students will learn through online video lectures and readings and be able to respond to questions with written work.  Students will learn to evaluate information and become independent thinkers.  This course is writing intensive, and tests are not utilized. [Note: Although this course will not cover the pre-history portion of ancient world history, it is often taught from a secular viewpoint.  Various tests, such as CLEP and AP tests may ask questions based on the non-biblical stance of the age of the earth and evolutionary topics. Those wishing to test for CLEP or AP levels are encouraged to visit those websites for further study.]

Notes:

  • The Discovery Education videos throughout the website are inaccessible, and are therefore skipped (You may chose to take the topic of the Discovery Ed video’s to youtube to find something similar). 
  • The assignments should be done on your own paper or computer document, ignoring the “dropbox” that Georgia Virtual uses for their own students and teachers.
  • There is a lot of printing for this course.  Please plan accordingly.
  • Answers: There are no answer sheets because a lot of the assignments are answering questions straight off websites or are opinion type questions. (ie: “What do you think is the greatest invention of x time period? Justify your answer.”)

Reading List: Campion, Chaucer, Rudyard Kipling, Wilfred Owen, Anne Frank, Ruth Carlson

 

Module 1-Ancient River Valley Civilizations

Day 1*

  1. *Print out the grading sheet or the the Excel version  . The tabs at the bottom go to each quarter. (A link to the World History site will be given on most days, however, you must search the correct module and page number from the initial site for the corresponding day)
  2. Georgia Virtual World History view Ancient River Valley Civilizations, page 1. Read through the introduction and listen to the module minute.
  3. *Go to page 2-Sumer. Read through and print the Sumer notes in the right-hand column for your notebook.
  4. Listen to the presentation and add to your notes as needed.

Day 2

  1. Using your notes from Day 1, answer the following questions in short paragraph/essay format:
    1. What makes a civilization?
    2. Explain why the area was called the “fertile crescent?”
    3. What was it like to live in ancient Sumer?
    4. Why did the development of farming allow people to live in one place permanently?
    5. How do inventions improve people’s lives?
    6. How did people trade with each other?
  2. Use the following website to assist you as needed: Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent    Tigris-Euphrates Civilization
  3. Record your score out of 12 points (2 for each question: 1 for content and 1 for grammar/clarity)

Day 3

  1. Georgia Virtual World History Check the Key Terms on page 1 to ensure they have been covered in your notes.  Add as needed.
  2. Read about Hammurabi’s Code here
  3. Based on your research and the presentation on Day 2, answer the following question:  What was Hammurabi’s Code, what was the significance of them, and what was the impact of these laws on later civilizations?
  4. Record your score out of 12 (4 for answering each part of the question

Day 4*

  1. Georgia Virtual World HistoryDo the self-assessment on page 2.
  2. *Print out the Ancient Egypt notes in the right-hand column and view the additional resources as well.
  3. Read additional information here

Day 5

  1. Georgia Virtual World HistoryWatch the presentations on page 3 and add to your printed notes as needed.
  2. Check the Key Terms for Egypt on page 1 to verify all are covered in your notes.
  3. Answer the following questions in complete sentences:
    1. Describe ancient Egypt’s climate and geography.
    2. What was the role of the Nile River in the lives of Egyptians?
    3. Describe some religious beliefs of Egyptians and the significance of the pyramids.
    4. What kind of government existed?
  4. Record your score out of 8 total points.

Day 6

  1. Georgia Virtual World History Do the self-assessment on page 3.
  2. Have fun doing the mummification game  here
  3. Based on what you have learned, how important was the process of mummification and the afterlife to Egyptians? 8 points

Day 7*

  1. *Go to page 4-Indus River Valley Civilization. Georgia Virtual World HistoryPrint out notes and see additional resources on right-hand column.  The last link may not work, so see this site instead.
  2. Watch the presentations, take additional notes if needed, verify Key Terms, and be prepared to answer the question on Day 8.

Day 8

  1. Georgia Virtual World History Do the self-assessment on page 4.
  2. Complete an essay answering the following question based on the presentations and other internet sources. (10 possible points)
    1. Explain the major differences of Hinduism and Buddism.

Day 9*

  1. Edit your essay if needed.
  2. *Go to page 5- Ancient China.  Georgia Virtual World History Print out notes and see additional resources on right-hand column.  The last link may not work, so see this site instead.
  3. Watch presentation, take additional notes, verify Key Terms, and be prepared to answer the essay on Day 10.

Day 10

  1. Georgia Virtual World History Do the self-assessment on page 5.
  2. Explain the “Mandate of Heaven” idea and “Dynastic Cycle” of China. Possible 10 points.

Day 11*

  1. *Go to page 6. Georgia Virtual World History Print off the Ancient Hebrew Notes.
  2. Watch the presentation links for the various religions of the time.  Take notes.
  3. Create a religions chart (to be completed Day 12) as instructed for the Ancient Religions Project on page 7. Add a column to tell if monotheistic or polytheistic.  Use the links on the right of page 6 for additional information. 30 points

Day 12

  1. Complete chart.
  2. Take one assignment you scored the lowest and revise and edit .  Have it rescored and record the higher of the score on your grading sheet.

Day 13

  1. Georgia Virtual World History Practice what you have learned with the games and quizzes on page 8.  This is the end of this module.

Module 2-Ancient Greeks and Romans

Day 14*

  1. Module 2-Ancient Greeks and Romans Georgia Virtual World History
  2. *Print the Greek and Roman key terms on the right side of page 1.
  3. Read the introduction and listen to the module minute.
  4. *Go to page 2 and print the notes on the right.  Go to the links on the sidebar taking notes on each culture including major accomplishments.

Day 15

  1. Go back to HistoryWiz: Homer and the Mycenaeans Also, study the links on the left and answer the following question in short essay format:  Describe the relationship between Homer and the Trojan War.  (10 points total)

Day 16*

  1. Edit your essay if needed.
  2. Georgia Virtual World History Complete the self assessment on page 2.
  3. Print out the notes of the Golden Age of Greece on page 3.  Visit the sites on the sidebar.  Take additional notes as needed.

Day 17

  1. Watch the three presentations in the resources section under the introduction on page 3.  Take notes.
  2. Georgia Virtual World History Watch the large Ancient Greece presentation in the middle of page3.

Day 18*

  1. Complete the Quiz me exercise. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. *Complete the Athens vs. Sparta chart found on page 8. (score out of 12)

Day 19*

  1. Georgia Virtual World History Print the Alexander the Great notes in the sidebar of page 4.
  2. Visit the additional websites in the sidebar and in the main text. Take additional notes.

Day 20

  1. Georgia Virtual World History Complete the crossword on page 4.
  2. Begin the Greek Biographies project on page 8.  You may do a powerpoint or essay.  Use information you have learned and research online.  Take notes to complete project tomorrow.

Day 21

  1. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Complete Greek Biographies project.  (20 points possible)

Day 22*

  1. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. *Print notes on sidebar and read about the Roman Republic.  Visit accompanying websites.  Watch videos and take notes.
  3. Choose someone from ancient Rome to do the Roman Biographies project on.

Day 23

  1. Go to Roman Biographies project on page 8.  Georgia Virtual World HistoryYou may do a powerpoint or essay.  Use information you have learned and research online. Take notes

Day 24

  1. Complete project. (20 points)

Day 25*

  1. Do the Quiz me on page 5. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. *Go to page 6 and print notes, visit websites, watch videos.  Take additional notes.
  3. Practice Key Terms.

Day 26

  1. Visit this website to compare and contrast Greek and Roman Gods.  Notice that both culture typically had a corresponding God but with a different name.  Click on a few gods of interest and read a few of the myths of these gods. Greek and Roman gods

Day 27*

  1. Go to page 7 to learn about the Fall of the Roman Empire.  Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Print notes, visit website, watch videos.  Take additional notes.
  3. Practice key terms.

Day 28

  1. You have learned about the ancient Greeks and Romans.  To solidify what you have learned, compare and contrast the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.  Include achievements, famous leaders, and reasons for decline. (30 points-include introductory paragraph, compare and contrast of each of the three points listed, and final paragraph)

Day 29

  1. Edit the assignment in this module you scored the lowest and have rescored.  Replace the higher of the two scores on your grading sheet.

Day 30

  1. Try the games and quizzes on page 9 for fun. Georgia Virtual World History

Module 3-Byzantines, Islam, and the Mongols

Day 31*

  1. You will begin the third module-Byzantines, Islam, and the Mongols Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Read page 1 and keep the Essential Questions in mind as you complete the chapter.
  3. *Go to page 2 and print notes, visit websites, watch videos, take additional notes.
  4. Answer questions 1-5 in sentence format. (score out of 10-grammar and content for each)

Day 32*

  1. Do crossword on page 2 for review. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. *Print and answer Byzantine Empire questions in sidebar on page 6. (possible 12 points)
  3. Answer the following in short essay format.  What were the three most important contributions of the Byzantine Empire to world history?  Do not just list the contributions; justify your answers. (record out of 20 points)

Day 33*

  1. Complete essay if needed.
  2. *Go to page 3.  Print notes, watch videos, visit websites.  Take additional notes. Georgia Virtual World History

Day 34*

  1. Complete crossword for practice on page 3. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. *Print and complete the Mongol Note Activity in the sidebar of page 6. (12 points)
  3. Complete page 4 except crossword. There are no notes on this page.  Visit the websites, watch videos, and take notes.

Day 35

  1. Complete crossword on page 4. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Answer the following Islam questions in essay format (12 points)
    1. How, where, and when did Islam begin?
    2. Explain the differences in Sunni and Shiite beliefs.
    3. Give two major accomplishments of the Islamic communities.

Day 36*

  1. Complete page 5-The Crusades. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. *Print overview notes, visit websites, watch videos, and take additional notes if needed.
  3. Complete crossword.
  4. Complete Crusades activity in the sidebar of page 6. You may print the page if you like. (12 points)

Day 37

  1. Finish activity if needed.
  2. Write a paragraph or two describing some of the lasting effects of the Crusades on modern history.  (20 points) Hint: Think about current events in the Middle East and Northern Africa.  Visit various news websites with parental guidance.

Day 38

  1. Complete essay if needed.
  2. Try to answer the questions on page 7 without looking. Try the quizzes for fun. Georgia Virtual World History

Day 39

  1. Edit and rescore the lowest graded assignment in this module.  Replace with higher score.

Module 4-Early African and Meso-American Societies

Day 40*

  1.  You will now begin the next module-Early African and Meso-American Societies
  2. Read through page 1.  Do not go to the websites on the sidebar as they will be covered with each topic. Georgia Virtual World History
  3. *Go to page 2.  Print the Notes from the sidebar.  Print off the Development of Africa questions on page 5.
  4. Go back to page 2 and go to the various websites, watch videos, and take additional notes as needed. Answer the relevant questions from the printed material.

Day 41

  1. Complete the crossword on page 2. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Explain in essay format some of the accomplishments and achievements of Sundiata and Mansa Musa. (20 points)

Day 42

  1. Complete all of page 3.  Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Take notes and visit the Olmec and Mayan links on page 1. You can take brief notes from the links, but pay particular attention to Mayan accomplishments and look at the interesting Olmec artifacts.
  3. Answer the relevant questions from the printed questions from day 36.

Day 43*

  1. *Print the notes in the sidebar of page 4. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Complete page 4 except the written work at the bottom.  Answer the relevant questions from the printed questions from day 36.  These questions should now be complete. (Potential for extra credit-Record number of questions correct out of 20)
  3. Be sure to visit the links from page 1 on the Aztecs and Incas for help.

Day 44*

  1. *Print and complete the Meso-American Societies Chart found in the sidebar on page 5.  (potential for extra credit-score 2 points for each box, total score out of 40 points) Use the given links and your notes to help you. Georgia Virtual World History

Day 45

  1. Complete chart if you needed more time.
  2. Answer the following question in essay format: What were some of the great achievements and accomplishments of the Meso-American cultures?  Be sure to match the society with the accomplishment. (30 points-10 for each of the Maya, Inca, and Aztec culture)
  3. This is the end of the quarter. Wait until after Day 47 to calculate your score as the edited work may change the final grade.

Day 46

  1. Edit your essay.
  2. Try to answer the questions on page 6 yourself before scrolling over the answer. Georgia Virtual World History
  3. Play the Tribes of Mesoamerica Game in the sidebar.

Day 47*

  1. Edit and rescore your lowest scored assignment from this module.  Replace score on grading sheet with better score in the first quarter.
  2. Calculate your first quarter score.
  3. *Print the second quarter grading sheet if you didn’t on day 1. Follow the link on day 1.

Module 5-The Middle Ages

Day 48*

  1. *Print out the key terms in the sidebar of page 1 of the next module-The Middle Ages.  Complete the introduction and module minute on page 1. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. *Print notes in the sidebar of page 2. Visit the links and watch the videos on page 2 only. Take notes about Charlemagne.
  3. Look at the link in the “Charlemagne Interactive Map Activity.” Do the map portion only.

Day 49

  1. Write a brief essay about Charlemagne and his accomplishments. (20 points)
  2. Complete the crossword on page 2 and try to answer the self-assessment questions without looking. Georgia Virtual World History

Day 50

  1. Why does the Dark Ages have that name?  Please give five examples in a short essay of one or two paragraphs. (20 points)

Day 51*

  1. *Print the second quarter grading sheet or use excel.
  2. *Print both sets of notes in the sidebar on page 3. Georgia Virtual World History
  3. Complete all of page 3. Skip the webquest activity as it is inaccessible.

Day 52

  1. Write a brief essay on Feudalism.  Explain what it is and how it is structured.  Also include the tasks for which each class was responsible. (30 points)

Day 53*

  1. *Print the notes in the sidebar of page 4. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Complete page 4 except the question at the bottom. Play the “Medieval Game of life” and choose each individual separately.  Try to make the correct choices. Have fun!

Day 54

  1. Watch the following youtube video on the High Middle Ages. It is a long video. Take notes on the Magna Carta.  Be aware of the church and state power struggle that existed on a continual basis.  Copy and paste the following address in your browser. http://quietube6.com/v.php/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlxO0O_V2xs

Day 55

  1. Watch the following video on the Black Plague.  Notice the period artwork and how societies used the plague in a grotesque manner to their advantage in battles. http://quietube6.com/v.php/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kScxc9DPrnY
  2. Write a brief essay on the Black Plague and its significance to the era. Use external websites as needed.  (30 points)

Day 56

  1. What invention or inventions do you feel most affected the High Middle Ages? Write a brief essay and justify your answers. (20 points)

Day 57*

  1. *Print and complete the Middle Ages chart from the sidebar on page 5.  Georgia Virtual World History (20 points total)

Day 58 and 59

  1. Finish chart if needed.
  2. See what you’ve learned using the practice tests and quizzes on page 6. Georgia Virtual World History
  3. Play the games.

Day 60

  1. Edit and rescore your lowest assignment of this module.  Replace score on grading sheet with better score.

Day 61 and 62

  1. Before the next module, watch the following documentary over the next two days.  It follows a historian and two archaeologists attempting to live as tenant farmers at a monastery.  Remember, monasteries were places where Catholic monks worshipped God, and since their lives were devoted to him, they required outside help to feed them and take care of the property.  Take note of the role of the church in everyday life.  Tudor Monastery Farm (if that link does not work you can search youtube for episode 1 of Tudor Monastery Farm and spend the next two days watching it. It should be approximately an hour long total.)
  2. Click on the other episodes in the sidebar and read the extended episode descriptions only.  Feel free to watch the episodes in your free time if you are interested.

The Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation Day 63*

  1. You will begin the next module-The Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation. Be aware that the art found on some of the websites throughout the module may contain some anatomically correct art pieces.  Parental guidance is suggested.
  2. *Print the Key Terms in the sidebar and read the introduction and module minute on page 1. Georgia Virtual World History
  3. *Print the Renaissance Notes on page 2 (it is 10 pages long).
  4. Watch presentations, visit websites, take additional notes if needed from page 2.

Day 64

  1. Read the following poem by Thomas Campion, poet and author during the Renaissance What is a day, what is a yeere?  It should be easy to read, even with the spelling differences of the day.  The poem talks about how time in this world goes quickly and if one wants to get to heaven, one must be virtuous.  Folly, vain pleasure, and worldly treasure disappears like a vapor.  Religious beliefs at the time focus on works and behavior to get to heaven.  Contrast this to the free gift of God’s grace in Christianity today.  Relay your thoughts to your teacher. (5 points participation)
  2. Do the crossword on page 2. Georgia Virtual World History
  3. Explore the Renaissance website from the Virtual Tour Assignment in the sidebar on page 5. Be sure to also peruse the links found on the site.

Day 65

  1. Write a brief essay about Johan Gutenberg.  Include his major accomplishment for this time period and relate how this invention contributed to the Renaissance (art, architecture, and literature only) (20 points)
  2. Read the first stanza of the General Prologue of The Canterbury Tales  Chaucer was another famous writer of the times.  Try to read the stanza in Middle English on the right.  Big difference!

Day 66

  1. Read about Miguel de Cervantes here He is a Spanish writer of the period who makes fun of the feudal system.
  2. Go to page 3, visit the websites, and watch the presentations. Take additional notes if needed. Georgia Virtual World History

Day 67*

  1. Do the self-assessments on page 3. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. *Print and complete the Artist and Writer Chart on page 5. (24 points)

Day 68*

  1. Complete chart if needed.
  2. *Print the Protestant Reformation notes in the sidebar on page 4. Georgia Virtual World History
  3. Watch the presentations and visit the link in the sidebar.

Day 69

  1. Do the self-assessments on page 4. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Write an essay on Martin Luther and his relationship to the Protestant Reformation.  Include how the effect of the printing press enabled easier access of the Bible to the common man. (20 points)

Day 70

  1. Finish essay for grade.
  2. Read about Henry VIII here
  3. In your own words, explain how the attitude of King Henry VIII and his views of marriage and the need for a royal successor assisted in promoting the English Reformation. (20 points)

Day 71

  1. Visit the following website about Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII. Queen Elizabeth I
  2. Write a brief essay on her relationship with her sister, Mary, and how Elizabeth supported the Reformation during her reign. (20 points)

Day 72

  1. Do the quizzes and games on page 6 dealing with the Renaissance. Georgia Virtual World History

Day 73

  1. Do the quizzes and games on the rest of page 6 on the Reformation/Tudors/Henry VIII. Georgia Virtual World History

Day 74

  1. Visit this website. Humanism and Science and the Renaissance
  2. Besides the printing press, write an essay explaining what you feel is the greatest accomplishment of the Renaissance era and why. You may use information in the above website and/or information you have learned thus far. (30 points)

Day75

  1. Edit your essay for grade.
  2. Play the following game about schools at the time. Medieval schools

Day 76

  1. Learn more about objects from the time here Use flash or text depending on computer capabilities (we had problems with the flash)

Day 77

  1. Edit and rescore your lowest assignment from this module.  Replace with better score on the grading sheet.

Day 78

  1. Before we begin the next module, watch the following video.  It is episode one of a documentary following archaeologists and historians attempting to duplicate life on an English farm in this time period.  Note the labor intensive work daily by the men and women.  Also note how religion does not seem to take as primary role in life as in Tudor Monastery Farm from day 54-55.
    Search youtube for Tales From the Green Valley Full Episode 1.

Age of Exploration

Day 79*

  1. *Print the Age of Exploration Key Terms in the sidebar of page 1. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Read the introduction and module minute.
  3. *Print the Reasons for Explanation (supposed to be Exploration) page 2
  4. *Print the Explorers Chart from page 5 and complete as you go through the module.
  5. Watch this video on some Portuguese explorers.  Begin to fill in your chart. Age of Exploration Begins
  6. Watch this brief video on Bartholomew Diaz Diaz
  7. Watch this brief video on Vasco da Gama  da Gama
  8. Answer the following questions:
    1. Give an important invention of Prince Henry and his school of Navigation and why it was important. (2 points)
    2. Why was Bartholomew Diaz important to Portugal? (2 points)
    3. What was Vasco da Gama important to Portuguese exploration? (2 points)
    4. What was da Gama’s reasons for exploration? (2 points)

Day 80

  1. Read about Christopher Columbus here. Be sure to read all the pages.
  2. Watch this brief presentation on how Columbus was finally hired by Spain. here
  3. Did Columbus believe he reached Asia? (2 points)
  4. What were some of his accomplishments? (6 points)

Day 81

  1. Watch this brief video on Italian Amerigo Vespucci. here
  2. How was Vespucci credited with naming the New World “America?” (2 points)
  3. Watch this video on Italian Giovanni de Verrazano. here
  4. What was Verrazano’s accomplishment to exploration? (2 points)
  5. Complete more of your explorer chart.

Day 82

  1. Watch the brief biography of Ferdinand Magellan here
  2. Why did Magellan give the Pacific Ocean its name? (2 points)
  3. How did Magellan die? (2 points)
  4. Did the remaining ships make it back to Spain? (2 points)
  5. Give a rough estimate of how long the entire journey was. (2 points)
  6. What are the accomplishments of the journey? (8 points)

Day 83

  1. Watch the brief biography on Vasco Nunez de Balboa here
  2. What was his major accomplishment? (2 points)
  3. Watch this brief biography of Francisco Pizarro  here
  4. How did he conquer the Incan people? (2 points)
  5. Watch this biography of Francisco Vazquez de Coronado here
  6. What are his accomplishments? (8 points)
  7. Watch this brief biography of Hernan Cortes here
  8. How did he defeat the Aztecs? (2 points)
  9. What was Cortes’s lasting effect on the region? (2 points)

Day 84

  1. France also sent explorers abroad.  Watch this biography on Jacques Cartier here
  2. Where did Cartier explore? (2 points)
  3. Watch this biography on Samuel de Champlain  here
  4. Where did de Champlain explore? (2 points)
  5. Watch this biography on Robert de La Salle here
  6. What are his accomplishments? (2 points)

Day 85

  1. Watch this presentation on James Cook here
  2. What are his accomplishments? (2 points)
  3. Watch this biography on Sir Walter Raleigh done by a fourth grade homeschooler here
  4. Discuss his accomplishments. (2 points)

Day 86

  1. Do the self-assessment on page 1. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Complete page 3.  Watch videos and visit the safavid website in the sidebar.
  3. Begin an essay answering the following questions: (30 points)
    1. For each of the empires; Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughals, who were the key leaders of each?
    2. Talk about the influence on religious practices in their empires.
    3. Discuss the structure of government under each empire.

Day 87

  1. Complete page 4.  Take notes. Visit websites in the sidebar. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. What are Zheng He’s accomplishments? (2 points)
  3. Do the self-assessment on the page.

Day 88

  1. Go to the Tokugawa Japan activity in the sidebar of page 5.  Visit the website and answer the questions as you read. (20 points) Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Think about which event or person had the most impact on exploration for tomorrow.  Be prepared to justify your answer.

Day 89

  1. Write a brief essay answering the question from Day 88, #2. (10 points) Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Edit assignment with the lowest score and replace with the better score on your grading sheet.

Day 90

  1. Try to answer the questions on page 6. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Visit some of the websites and see how well you do.
  3. This is the end of the module and end of the quarter. Determine your grade for this quarter.

The Age of Enlightenment and The Age of Revolutions

Day 91*

  1. *This is the beginning of the third quarter.  Print off the grading sheet  if you didn’t on day 1.  Go to the link on day1.
  2. Read through page 1 of the new module, The Age of Enlightenment and The Age of Revolutions. Georgia Virtual World History
  3. *Print a copy of the key terms in the sidebar.  Learn about these terms as you go through the module.
  4. *Print the Enlightenment Thinkers Chart in the sidebar on page 2.
  5. Spend the next few days watching the videos, visiting the websites on page 2 and filling in the chart.

Days 92-93

  1. Complete the Thinkers chart using page 2. (52 points-one point each blank) Georgia Virtual World History

Day 94

  1. Try to answer the questions at the bottom of page 2 without looking at the answers.  Check your answers as you go. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Complete the crossword puzzle on page 2.
  3. Watch this video on the Enlightenment here
  4. Explain in a brief essay how the Enlightenment affected the development of the government of the United States. (20 points)

Day 95*

  1. *Print the four sets of notes in the sidebar of page 3 (12 pages total) Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Watch the presentations and visit the websites for the Age of Monarchs and American Revolutions.  Follow along with your notes. Take additional notes if you feel the need.

Day 96

  1. Watch the presentations and visit the websites for the French Revolution and the French Revolution and Napoleon sections.  Follow along with your notes and take additional notes if needed. Georgia Virtual World History

Day 97

  1. Watch the presentation and visit the websites for the Haitian Revolution and Latin American Revolution.  Again, follow along with your notes and take additional ones. Georgia Virtual World History

Day 98*

  1. Do the self-assessments on page 3. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. *Print the Age of Revolutions questions in the sidebar of page 5.  Spend today and tomorrow completing the questions. You may also use the links provided.

Day 99

  1. Complete the questions. (62 points-2 points per question) Georgia Virtual World History

Day 100*

  1. *Print notes in sidebar on page 4. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Complete page 4, watching presentations and visiting websites.

Day 101

  1. Complete the Opening of Japan and China assignment in the sidebar of page 5. (40 points-20 points for each complete short essay) Georgia Virtual World History

Day 102

  1. Edit lowest scored assignment in this module and replace grade on grading sheet with the better score.
  2. Try the games and puzzles on page 6 to review what you have learned. Georgia Virtual World History

The Industrial Revolution, Nationalism, and Imperialism in the 19th Century

Day 103*

  1. You will begin a new module today.
  2. Before you begin, search youtube for any episode or several clips from Victorian Farm.  Note any technological advances. It again follows historians during a simulated 19th century English farm.  There is a mark in the center of the screen, but please watch anyway.
  3. *Print off the key terms in the sidebar of page 1. Georgia Virtual World History
  4. Read the introduction and module minute.

Day 104*

  1. Watch additional clips from Victorian Farm. Again note technological advances..  Notice the technological advances in each episode.
  2. *Print out the notes on page 2. Georgia Virtual World History
  3. Visit the websites and watch the presentations about the Industrial Revolution and Development of Capitalism.

Day 105

  1. Search youtube for Hidden Killers The Victorian Home season 1 episode 1.  Watch the first half today,
  2. Begin a brief chart with the invention and the risk (ie. Food preservation, illness)

Day 106

  1. Watch the rest of Hidden Killers: The Victorian Home.  Complete your chart. (20 points)
  2. Complete the Industrial Revolution project in the sidebar of page 5. Finish over the next day or two if you need additional time. (30 points)

Day 107

  1. Learn about Karl Marx and Communism on page 2. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Complete the Question for Thought on page 2 in short essay format. (20 points).

Day 108*

  1. Do the self-assessments on page 2 for review. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. *Print the notes in the sidebar.
  3. You will do the portions regarding Italian and German unification today. Watch the presentations and visit the websites and maps on page 3.  Visit sites in the sidebar except the Boxer Rebellion link.

Day 109

  1. Do the Nationalism Assignment in the sidebar of page 5.  Complete a short essay for each question. (40 points-20 each essay) Georgia Virtual World History

Day 110

  1. Complete the rest of page 3 on Japan and China. Take additional notes if needed. Be sure to visit the website on the Boxer Rebellion in the sidebar. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Do the self-assessments.

Day 111

  1. Write an essay explaining how events such as the rise of the Young Turks, the Russo-Japanese War, and the Boxer Rebellion are tied to nationalism. (30 points)

Day 112*

  1. *Print the Imperialism notes in the sidebar of page 4. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Read the poem by Rudyard Kipling “The White Man’s Burden” here .  Be sure to read the interpretations, history, and explanations found on the page.  The poem was pro-imperialism and attempted to paint those living in many foreign countries as lesser people, in need of help from more “civilized” societies.
  3. The poem was written just before the Boxer Rebellion and gives a glimpse into how some people viewed foreigners.  Write a short essay about what peoples Kipling was disparaging and what he was saying about them.  You can use the website or additional research.

Day 113

  1. Complete the Imperialism and the Imperialism in Africa portion of page 4.  Visit the first three sites in the “More Resources” in the sidebar. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Why were African tribes, colonies, and countries easy to conquer? (2 points)
  3. What were the views of the Europeans to justify conquest? (2 points)
  4. What kinds of goods came from Africa? (2 points)
  5. Read some quotes from the book Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad here .
  6. Write a paragraph on how these quotes make you feel about imperialism in Africa. (10 points)

Day 114

  1. Visit the last three sites in the sidebar on page 4. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Explain in a few sentences some of the effects of Imperialism on Japan. (10 points)
  3. What is the “Open Door Policy” promoted by Commodore Matthew Perry? Explain. (10 points)
  4. Who was Sun Yat-sen and what did he accomplish? (5 points)
  5. What type of government was created in China after he stepped down? (2 points)

Day 115

  1. Complete the Imperialism Analysis Assignment on page 5.  The link is in the sidebar. (30 points) Georgia Virtual World History

Day 116

  1. Try your hand at the games and quizzes on page 6. Georgia Virtual World History

Day 117

  1. Before beginning the next module, watch this partial episode of Edwardian Farm here or search youtube for Edwardian Farm Ep3 p1/4 if the link is no longer working.  It also follows the historians during life at the beginning of the 1900s. Take note of the gas engines and other technological advances of the day.
  2. Search youtube for Hidden Killers The Edwardian Home and watch half of this video. Begin a chart of the invention and the problems (ie. Electricity, electrocutions/fires)

Day 118

  1. Watch the rest of Hidden Killers The Edwardian Home and complete your chart. (20 points)
  2. Write a brief paragraph on how the inventions of the videos, once mastered, would change the way people lived during the times. (10 points)
  3. Edit lowest scored assignment in this module and replace with better score on grading sheet.

World War I

Day 119*

  1. In this module, you will learn about the events that led up to World War I, the war itself, and the aftermath.  Visit this BBC website and go through the timeline by clicking on four dots per day (or simply scroll down to the next two topics).  This site covers the events 37 days prior to war beginning. 37 Days Do June 28, 29, 30, and July 5 today.
  2. *Print the key terms from page 1.  Become familiar with the terms as you work through the module. Georgia Virtual World History
  3. Read through the introduction and module minute.

Day 120

  1. Visit days July 7, 9, 19, 21 of 37 Days
  2. Go to page 2 and read the introduction.  Use the map in conjunction with the two websites under the first paragraph. Visit the website next to #1 Great War-Causes.  Be sure to take notes so you understand what is going on.   Georgia Virtual World History

Day 121

  1. Visit days July 23, 25, 26, 28  37 Days
  2. Go to website #2 on page 2.  This site should be a good summary of what you read about in the site above it. Georgia Virtual World History

Day 122

  1. Visit days July 29, 30, 31, Aug 1  37 Days
  2. Watch the brief note presentation on WWI near the top of page 2.  Take notes.  Pay particular attention to new military advances and reasons the United States entered the war. Georgia Virtual World History

Day 123

  1. Visit days Aug 2, 3, and both 4th days 37 Days
  2. Watch the video on WWI’s beginnings.  It is a review of much of what you have read or seen thus far. Georgia Virtual World History
  3. Watch the videos on the Origins of WWI Part I and II.

Day 124

  1. For the next three days, write an essay describing how Balkan nationalism, entangling alliances, and militarism led to World War I.  Be sure to define and explain the terms.  Give examples.  Include the specific names of the two major alliances, which countries were involved, and why they allied with one another. Use your notes or other sources you have used (50 points)

Day 125

  1. Work on essay.

Day 126

  1. Work on essay, edit, and finalize for grade.

Day 127

  1. Read about the Schlieffen Plan on page 3 in the main text and the sidebar interactive map. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Write a brief paragraph explaining this plan.  Also explain if the Germans were able to fulfill this plan.  If not, what circumstances prevented them? (20 points)

Day 128

  1. Watch the presentations on trench warfare on page 3. (The site for “Trench War” doesn’t work on the GVL site, so we’re linking it here.)  Visit the website Trench War  and the site about Trench Warfare on the sidebar of page 3 today and tomorrow.  Search through topics on this site as it is exhaustive. Take brief notes. Georgia Virtual World History

Day 129

  1. Continue looking at the Trench War site and Trench Warfare on the sidebar of page 3. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Wilfred Owen is a famous poet of World War I.  Read his “Dulce Et Decorum Est” here and his “Anthem for Doomed Youth” here
  3. Why does Owen say “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori” is a lie? Look up the translation to answer this question. (2 points)
  4. What imagery does he use to convey the conditions of warfare? Provide a list for each poem. (20 points)

Day 130

  1. Watch the video on the Battle of Verdun video from youtube here.

Day 131

  1. Watch America Enters the War video on page 3. Visit the corresponding website on the sidebar. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Write a brief essay on the main reasons the United States entered the war. (20 points)

Day 132

  1. Watch these videos on the US and WWI. http://quietube6.com/v.php/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCP_6jGYOf8
  2. http://quietube6.com/v.php/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHxkIdkmL2E
  3. Visit the Major Topics of WWI in the sidebar of page 1 and look at things that interest you. Georgia Virtual World History

Day 133

  1. Do the self-assessment at the bottom of page 3. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Watch the video on the end of the war on page 4.
  3. How will the Treaty of Versailles in some way contribute to World War II? (2 points)
  4. President Wilson urged the creation of the League of Nations.  Did the United States join? Why or why not? (2 points)
  5. Watch the video on territorial changes in Europe after WWI (page 4) Notice all the new countries formed.
  6. Complete the Treaty of Versailles Assignment Sheet in the sidebar of page 5.  Read through the assignment as the questions are duplicated.  Answer only one time J (20 points)

Day 134

  1. Do the Propaganda Assignment Sheet in the sidebar of page 5.  You do not have to do a powerpoint, but copy the pictures on a document and answer the questions from the assignment on the document. (40 points) Georgia Virtual World History

Day 135

  1. Edit your lowest scored assignment for this module and replace with better score on grading sheet.
  2. Do the crossword puzzle on page 6 and try the quizzes and games. Georgia Virtual World History
  3. This is the end of the module and the third quarter. Calculate final grade for the quarter.

The Years Between the Wars

Day 136*

  1. *Print the grading sheet  for the fourth quarter if you didn’t on day 1. Follow the link on day 1.
  2. *Print the Key Terms in the sidebar of page 1 of the new module: The Years Between the Wars. Georgia Virtual World History
  3. Read through the introduction and module minute.
  4. Watch the following video on Mahatma Gandhi here OR go to the website on page 1 and take notes on his life and philosophical views.

Day 137

  1. Read the introduction on page 2 and watch the first notes presentation. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Watch the Ataturk and Sun Yat Sen videos. Visit the accompanying websites.  Also visit the Sun Yat Sen site on page 1. Take notes on their accomplishments/views.

Day 138

  1. Watch and visit websites dealing with Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso on page 2.  Georgia Virtual World History Also visit the sites on page 1. Take notes on accomplishments/views.

Day 139

  1. Learn about Sigmund Freud on page 2.  Take notes. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Try to answer the questions in the Self-Assessment at the bottom of page 2.
  3. Begin answering the questions in the Nationalism in China, Turkey and India Assignment on page 5.

Day 140*

  1. Complete the assignment. (20 points)
  2. *Print the Russian Revolution Reading Notes in the sidebar. Georgia Virtual World History
  3. Visit the activities website in the sidebar.  Click on all the links and take notes on the events.
  4. Begin the Russian Revolution Chart in the sidebar of page 5.

Day 141

  1. Watch the Russian Revolution and Joseph Stalin videos on page 3. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Try the Self-Assessment at the bottom of page 3.
  3. Complete the Russian Revolution Chart. (46 points-2 points each blank)

Day 142

  1. Go to page 4 and do the Great Depression site. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Learn about Facism and Mussolini. Take notes.
  3. Watch this video on the Spanish Civil War  Spanish Civil War   (the website in the sidebar is inaccessible for us) Learn about Francisco Franco. Take brief.

Day 143

  1. Learn about Adolf Hilter using the Brainpop website and Emperor Hirohito on page 4.  And http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirohito  (Most of the sites in the sidebar are inaccessible to us.) Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Search youtube for The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler Documentary.  It is a little over an hour long.  You may watch part of it today and the rest tomorrow. (Note that the video may contain graphic pictures and racist speech due to the Jewish persecution, talk of suicide, degredation of women, etc.) Take notes only on how this man was able to take control of Germany. (for example-intimidation, persuation, and so on)

Day 144

  1. Watch the video on the League of Nations here
  2. What was the policy of appeasement of the League of Nations and what was the consequence of this inaction? (5 points)
  3. Do the Self-Assessment at the bottom of page 6. Georgia Virtual World History

Day 145

  1. Try some of the games and quizzes on page 6. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Edit your lowest scored assignment in this module and record the better score.

World War II (This module may contain graphic pictures and language due to the Holocaust and other issues of wartime)

Day 146

  1. During this new module, you are going to watch Wartime Farm, videos with our historian friends attempting to live as though during World War II. There are 8 videos, each an hour long.  They give insight into trying to survive, spy on the enemy, government pressure to increase their harvests for country and troops, and other issues.
  2. Watch episode 1 here

Day 147*

  1. Read through page 1. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. *Print the Key Terms
  3. *Print the WWII Reading Notes in the sidebar of page 2. Visit the links in blue on the notes pages while on the computer and take additional notes.
  4. Begin visiting the sites and maps of WWII on page 2.  You will have several days to do this. Take notes.

Day 148

  1. Watch episode 2 of Wartime Farm here

Day 149

  1. Visit more sites on page 2 (except the Discovery Ed videos) and the More Resources on page 1. Take notes. You will also have time tomorrow. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Watch episode 3 of Wartime Farm here if you have time.  Watch how the group set fires to confuse Nazi bombers.

Day 150*

  1. Read the extended video description of episode 4 of Wartime Farm  here and the rest of the videos’ descriptions accessed at the right.  Only watch the rest of these episodes on your own time and if interested.
  2. Continue with page 1 and 2 websites.  Take notes. Georgia Virtual World History

Day 151

  1. *Go to page 3 and print the Holocaust notes. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Visit The Holocaust link at the right sidebar of page 3.  It takes you to the United States Holocaust Museum website.  Spend the rest of your history time perusing the site.  Be sure to read about the victims and survivor stories (May have graphic or anti-Semitic language)

Day 152

  1. Learn about Anne Frank and read some of her writings here
  2. Visit the Nazi Ideology link on page 3. Georgia Virtual World History

Day 153

  1. What was the Nazi ideology that led to its decision to eradicate Jews? (5 points)
  2. How have the writings of Anne Frank impacted history? (5 points)
  3. Why should we remember the Holocaust? Write a short essay answering this question (20 points)

Day 154

  1. Discuss the main reason the United States entered the war.  How and why did this happen? (10 points)
  2. Discuss why El-Alamein, Stalingrad, Midway, and D-Day were considered turning points of the war. Include the result of each battle. (20 points) Georgia Virtual World History

Day 155 and 156

  1. Do the World War II Timeline Assignment on page 5.  Create a timeline using a Word document or handwritten.  It may be helpful to use index cards that you can put in chronological order.  You will have through tomorrow to complete. (50 points) Georgia Virtual World History

Day 157

  1. Work through page 4 up until the Marshall Plan.  Visit sites and watch videos. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Create a chart listing the three conferences and the decisions made at each. (15 points)

Day 158

  1. Learn about the Marshall Plan and MacArthur’s Plan for Japan on page 4. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Watch  The United Nations: History and Functions   (Note: There is controversy on many aspects of the United Nations, from global warming issues to being able to enforce laws in other countries.  We will NOT get into any of these issues here.)
  3. Complete the Results of WWII Activity in the sidebar of page 5 on your own paper or computer document. Feel free to revisit websites if needed. (20 points)

Day 159

  1. Do the Self-Assessment on page 6. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Try the review activities also on page 6.
  3. Edit your lowest scored assignment in this module and record the better score in your grading sheet.

The Cold War

Day 160*

  1. *Print the Key Terms in the sidebar of page 1 of the next module, The Cold War. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Read the introduction and module minute.
  3. *Print the Cold War Reading Notes in the sidebar of page 2.
  4. Watch the first video on the early years of the Cold War.
  5. Visit the two resources under the More Resources section in the sidebar.

Day 161

  1. Watch the first video on page 2 about Cold War “hot spots.” Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Visit the Nuclear Arms Race link in the sidebar.
  3. Watch this Khan Academy video on the Korean War here

Day 162

  1. Watch the Khan Academy video on the Cuban Missile Crisis here
  2. Watch the second video on Cold War “hot spots” on page 2. Georgia Virtual World History
  3. Watch the Khan Academy video on the Vietnam War here

Day 163 and 164

  1. Answer the following question in short essay format: How did the interference by the Soviet Union and the United States affect Korea, Cuba, and Vietnam? Use what you have learned and the resources. (30 points)

Day 165*

  1. Watch the first 3 minutes of this video about the creation of Israel here
  2. Watch this brief video on Indian Independence  here
  3. Watch this brief video on Ghana’s Independence  here
  4. *Print or take notes from the Chinese Communist Revolution notes in the sidebar of page 3. Georgia Virtual World History
  5. Watch this brief video on the Communist takeover of China here

Day 166

  1. Complete the Revolution Activity on page 5. (40 points) Georgia Virtual World History

Day 167

  1. Watch the video on the end of the Cold War on page 4. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Read about the Berlin Wall in the sidebar.  Be sure to read the poem by Ruth Carlson at the bottom of the site.
  3. Visit the End of the Cold War site in the sidebar and take notes.
  4. Read the very brief biographies on Nikita Khrushchev and Mikhail Gorbachev in the sidebar.

Day 168

  1. Read a brief history of Apartheid in South Africa here .  Fortunately, it was defeated after many protests and involvement from other nations.  Read about anti-apartheid in the sidebar of page 4.
  2.  Read about Tiananmen Square here
  3. Begin writing an essay on what or who you feel contributed the most to the collapse of the Cold War.  Justify your answers.  Use all the information you have available.

Day 169

  1. Complete your essay. (50 points)

Day 170

  1. Try the Cold War quiz on page 6. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Complete the Self-Assessment.
  3. Edit your lowest scored assignment and replace with the better score on your grading sheet.

Global Issues

Day 171*

  1. *Print the Key Terms in the sidebar. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Read the introduction and module minute.
  3. Learn about the breakup of the Soviet Union by visiting the websites and watching the video.
  4. Visit the two websites above the Discovery Education icon on page 2 about Bosnia and Rwanda.

Day 172

  1. You are going to learn about some famous women world leaders.
  2. Watch this brief video on Margaret Thatcher here
  3. Read about Indira Gandhi  here
  4. Read about Golda Meir  here
  5. Write a few sentences about each woman and their accomplishments. (30 points)

Day 173

  1. Pick a current female leader in the world and write a brief paragraph about her accomplishments. (20 points)

Day 174

  1. Go through page 3 on the Rise of Terrorism. Visit the sites and watch the video at the bottom (the others are Discovery Ed videos) Georgia Virtual World History
  2. How does Terrorism affect the world today? (2 points)
  3. Why do Terrorists attack? (2 points)
  4. There is controversy on how countries have dealt and should deal with terrorists and terrorism. What are your thoughts on how countries should prevent attacks? (2 points)

Day 175

  1. Today you will be doing page 4.  Notes that this contains highly controversial subjects, such as notes on a global community and the issue of global warming. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. You have already learned a little bit about the United Nations, but not the World Trade Organization.  Learn about it at the website in the sidebar.  Note that both of these organizations have goals to settle disputes.  There are differing views as to whether they are interfering in personal affairs.  Read up more on the controversy on your own if you so choose.
  3. Although you may not believe in global warming, please watch the video and visit the sites anyway.  It will give you an idea of what others believe.  There are some scientists and meteorologists who believe it does not exist.  The instructor in the video does indicate there is as much information that seems to show it does NOT exist than does exist.  And even though this seems like more of a science-type topic, you are learning a bit about this because some governments and global organizations are influenced by these types of findings and hope to exert their influence and change world policy. Get the other side of the story.  Read about global warming hysteria here
  4. Because of the advanced ways of communication today, globalization has become a buzzword in society.  Read a little about it here

Day 176

  1. Write a brief essay on your thoughts on global warming.  Justify your answer.  If you are unsure, include your reasoning. (10 points)

Day 176 and 177

  1. You have learned a lot about the world in the last year.  Think about the technological advances made over that space of time.  Write an essay on the 3 major advances you see as having the greatest impact on the world.  Talk about the advancement, how and why it has shaped the world.  Justify with examples from history.  Use exterior websites, your notes, or other parts of this course. (40 points)

Day 178

  1. Try the quiz on page 6. Georgia Virtual World History
  2. Think about this: What are reasons that conflict/wars between two nations or peoples occur?  Make a list of at least 6 different reasons. Think about wars and conflicts you have learned about. Use your past notes if you need ideas. (12 points)

Day 179

  1. Edit your lowest graded assignment in this module and record the better score on your grading sheet.
  2. For these last two days, think about what time period or event has interested you the most about World History.  Write about that and explain why it interests you.

Day 180

  1. Complete your short essay from yesterday. (10 points)
  2. Congratulations!  You have completed this course.
  3. Calculate your grade for this quarter and the entire year.  Be sure to include it on your high school transcript.