Monday, March 27, 2017

Month 8 Week 2

I hope everyone has had an opportunity to view the World History final study guide. Look over the questions and post an answer to one or more.  If you post it is public property so by all means help one another out and put the answers on your study guide.

Follow this format: Remember a picture is worth a thousand words.
Chapter 11 Section 1
 Europeans were motivated because they believed they were superior to every race and color.
The factors which allowed Europeans to control Africa.

Month 8 Week 1

Watch the Youtube on the Russian Revolution Discuss your thoughts on this event. You may comment on any aspect.

The Russian Revolution

Monday, February 27, 2017

Month 7 week 1

Discuss the image...industrial revolution.

Month 7 Week 2

Industrial Revolution

After reading and viewing the information on the Industrial Revolution discuss your views and opinions as they relate to the topic. How did the advances help the nation?

Month 7 Week 3

In honor of Women's History month I would like you to answer the following question. 
Have women made a difference in history? Explain your answer so that others may comment.
Women in Historynt-i-a-woman

Month 7 week 4

Discuss the role the US played
 in WWIRole US played in WWI

Friday, February 10, 2017

Month 6 Week 4

Was Britain justified in selling opium to China? 
Follow the links below and use the information to support your claim.
Opium Trade and BritianOpium Trade

Month 6 Week 3

Discuss how does indirect and direct control affect cultural identity?

In a direct rule, a colony would be governed by foreign officials while no self-rule was given to natives. The goal was assimilation of the colony into an empire. Government institutions were based on European governments. The Belgian King Leopold II practiced the most brutal style of direct rule in the Belgian Congo. Almost 10,000,000 Congolese were killed in his entire rule. France also often practiced direct rule of her colonies. Vietnam, Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia are notable examples.    

In an indirectly ruled colony, local government officials might be used, while the native upper-class was given limited self-rule over the colony. The goal was to Westernize future leaders of a colony in order to perpetuate a power’s control. This was accomplished in Raj India under the British East India Tea Company until the Sepoy Rebellion. After the rebellion was put down, the British Government assumed direct rule over the colony.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Study Guide Final 2016-17


Chapter 11 -The Age of Imperialism
Section 1
Summarize the motives of European colonizers, including the idea of Social Darwinism.
Identify the factors allowing the Europeans to control Africa.
Section 2
Explain different forms of colonial control.
Explain the patterns of imperialist management.
Summarize the impact of colonial rule on Africa.
Section 4
Summarize the impact of British colonialism in India.
Describe early nationalist movements in India.
Section 5
Summarize the impact of European colonization on Southeast Asia.
Summarize the U.S. acquisition of the Philippines and Hawaii.

Chapter 12 – Transformations Around the Globe
Section 1
Explain China’s resistance to foreigners in the 1800s and the tea-opium connection.
Summarize China’s struggles with reform, including problems within the self-strengthening movement.
Section 2
Describe why Japan ended its isolation and how it began modernizing.
Summarize the growth of Japanese imperialism.
Section 3
Explain Latin America’s colonial legacy and reasons for its political instability.
Describe U.S. intervention in Latin America.
Section 4
Explain the causes and results of the Mexican Revolution.

Chapter 13 – The World at War
Section 1
Describe the forces that helped propel Europe into war including, nationalism, imperialism, and militarism.
Explain the alliance system and identify the countries that made up the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente.
Summarize the events that began World War I.
Section 2
Describe the reaction to Austria’s declaration of war.
Summarize the military events on the Western Front, including the effects of trench warfare.
Summarize the progression of the war on the Eastern Front.
Section 3
Describe the escalation of World War I, including the entry of the United States.
Explain how governments established wartime economies.
Summarize how the Allies pushed to victory.
Section 4
Summarize the main provisions of the Treaty of Versailles, including the purpose of the League of Nations.
Summarize the effects of World War I on Western society.

Chapter 14 – Revolution and Nationalism
Section 1
Summarize the crises that paved the way for revolution in Russia.
Describe the March Revolution and end of czarist rule.
Summarize the Bolshevik Revolution and its outcome.
Explain Lenin’s reforms.
Section 2
Describe Stalin’s goal of transforming the Soviet Union into a totalitarian state.
Summarize Stalin’s state-controlled economic programs.
Explain the methods of control used in totalitarian states.
Section 3
Explain the problems facing China after the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty.
Summarize the rise of the Communist Party in China.
Section 4
Summarize the events that fueled nationalist activity in India.
Summarize how Gandhi used nonviolent tactics to free India from British rule.

Chapter 15 – Years of Crisis
Section 1
Explain how the scientific ideas of Einstein, Freud, and others challenged old beliefs.
Describe how the brutality of war led philosophers and writers to question accepted ideas.
Describe new styles in the arts and new ideas of individual freedom.
Explain how technological advances changed daily life.
Section 2
Describe the impact of World War I on postwar Europe.
Summarize the causes of the Great Depression.
Section 3
Summarize Fascist beliefs and policies.
Describe Mussolini’s rise to power.
Explain how Hitler and the Nazis gained control of Germany.
Section 4
Describe Fascist aggression in Asia, Europe, and Africa.
Summarize why British and French appeasement and American isolationism failed to stop Fascist aggression.

Chapter 16 – World War II
Section 1
Summarize the events leading to World War II, and explain the German strategy of blitzkrieg.
Describe the fall of France and the Battle of Britain.
Explain the conflict in the Mediterranean and on the Eastern Front.
Explain the importance of United States’ aid to the Allies.
Section 2
Explain how Japanese expansionism led to war with the allies in Asia.
Explain the importance of the Allies’ strategy in turning the tide of war against Japan.
Section 3
Summarize the course of the Nazi’s persecution of Jews, including Hitler’s “Final Solution.”
Section 4
Describe the Allied strategy for victory.
Explain how civilians on the Allied front contributed to the war effort.
Summarize events that led to the surrender of Germany.
Explain the importance of the atom bomb in the Allied victory over Japan.
Section 5
Describe the devastation of Europe following the war.
Identify some of the political consequences of the Allied victory in postwar Europe.
Show how defeat affected political and civic life in Japan.

Chapter 17 – Restructuring the Postwar World
Section 1
Explain the U.S.-Soviet postwar split.
Summarize how the Soviets came to dominate Eastern Europe.
Describe U.S. containment of Communist expansion, including the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan.
Describe the Cold War.
Section 2
Explain how China split into two nations.
Describe how Mao’s Marxist regime transformed China.
Section 3
Summarize the course and consequences of the Korean War.
Summarize the course and consequences of the Vietnam War.
Section 4
Describe superpower confrontations in Latin America after World War II.
Identify Cold War conflicts in the middle East.
Section 5
Summarize Soviet domination of the Easter Europe and the Soviet Union-China split.
Explain the origins of d├ętente and its effects on the cold war.
Describe the renewal of Cold War tensions in the 1980s.

Chapter 18 – Colonies Become New Nations
Section 1
Summarize the effect of World War II on the colonies.
Describe the events that led to the partition of India.
Section 2
Summarize the Philippines’ independence movement.
Section 3
Explain the impact of the Negritude movement on the colonists.
Section 4
Summarize the events that led to the formation of the new nation of Israel
Summarize the outbreaks of war between Israel and Arab states.
Describe the Camp David accords.

Chapter 19 – Struggles for Democracy
Section 1
Identify key building blocks of democracy.
Describe the factors that are obstacles to Latin American establishing democratic government.
Section 2
Explain the legacy of colonialism in Africa.
Describe South Africa’s shift toward democracy.
Section 3
Identify Soviet reforms under Mikhail Gorbachev.
Summarize changes in East Germany.
Describe democratic change in Czechoslovakia and Russia.
Section 4
Describe the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Identify problems faced by the Russian government.
Summarize the conflict in the former Yugoslavia.
Explain problems in Poland and Czechoslovakia.
Section 5
Summarize Mao Zedong’s rule.
Describe the democracy movement in China, including Tiananmen Square.
Identify China’s challenges.

Chapter 20 – Global Interdependence
Section 1
Identify the effects of expanding global communications in the late 20th century.
Explain the effects of advances in health care, medicine, and agriculture.
Section 2
Explain the effects of technology on the world economy.
Explain the difference between developed and developing (emerging) nations.
Identify challenges facing developing nations.

Month 6 Week 2

Listen to this YouTube  History repeats itself. thought it would be interesting for Abraham Lincoln's birthday.
For Discussion Would you join them? Hong Xiuquan (China), Emperor Mustsuhito (Japan), Jose Marti (Cuba), Benito Juarez (Mexico). 
Choose one of the above leaders and and answer one or more of the following questions:
1. What is the problem in my country?
2. What change is needed?
3.  How should we bring about change?
4.  How will this change help my country?`

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Month 6 Week 1

Analyze patters of global change in the era of New Imperialism in at least two of the following regions or countries: Africa, Southeast Asia, China, India, Latin America and the Phillippines.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Month 5 Week 4

The end of the semester has arrived, give one or more of your classmates a complement on their postings. Let them know what you enjoyed. Then add your thought on the question posed here.

Month 5 Week 3

Please review the "youtubes" on DBQ writing.
Do you have experience writing a DBQ? Describe your thoughts about the process.

Month 5 week 1

Please go back and read your classmates discussion points on one of the past four (4) posts  Comment on at least two giving your reasons for agreeing or disagreeing. You can use outside information to back your opinions.

A mid term reminder, you may bring one 81/2 X 11 sheet of paper one side to reference during the test. 

Month 5 Week 2

Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. 
In celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday this discussion board is dedicated to your thoughts on individuals that would walk the walk along with Martin Luther King Jr. Who else in history or currently is a social activist? Give examples of their work.

Monday, December 5, 2016

MID TERM helps

Mid Terms are scheduled for January 17th the three links below may be helpful for you to review prior to your studying. I know the study guides have been posted for all of the scheduled exams. Complete the study guides for extra credit and turn them in on the day you take your exam. Each student is allowed a cheat sheet for each test they are completing (I am not sure about math). The cheat sheet is to be one sided  a regular 8 1/2 X 11 hand written.

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How to Overcome Test AnxietyOver Coming Text Anxiety

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Study Guide for Mid-Term


World History Midterm Study Guide 2015-16

Hey gang, here is the study guide for your mid-term. I have attached a few links that may help you study. 

* You may use one 81/2 X 11 sheet of paper for the exam
* Turn in the study guide and online chapter quizzes before the midterm to earn 10 extra credit points..

Prologue – The Rise of Democratic Ideas
Section 1
Trace the development of Greek philosophy, including the contributions of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.
Identify the contribution of the Roman system of laws to the development of democracy.
Section 2
Compare and contrast the laws of Judaism to the laws of Greeks and Romans.
Identify the values of Judaism and Christianity and their impact on the development of democratic thought.
Section 3
Identify the principles of the Magna Carta and its contributions that furthered democracy.
Trace the establishment of constitutional monarchy in England.
Identify the principles of The English Bill of Rights.
Identify England’s impact on the development of democracy.
Section 4
Identify and compare the Enlightenment ideas of Hobbes, Locke, Voltaire, Rosseau and Montesquieu and their effects on modern democratic thought.
Identify the influence of Enlightenment ideas on the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution.
Trace the development of the the French Revolution.
Identify the principles of the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen.


Principles of the Bill of Rights

Chapter 6 – Enlightenment and Revolution

Section 1
Identify circumstances that led to the Scientific Revolution
Section 2
Explain Hobbes’s and Locke’s views on government.
List important Enlightenment philosophers and concepts.
Explain impact of enlightenment ideas on democratic revolutions in the United StatesFrance, and Latin America.
Section 3
Explain how Enlightenment ideas spread throughout Europe.
Section 4
Explain the influence of the Enlightenment on American colonists.
Identify the influences of Enlightenment ideas on the U.S. Constitution.
Identify the principles contained in the U.S. Bill of Rights.

French Revolution 
Congress of Vienna

Chapter 7 – The French Revolution and Napoleon

Section 1
Identify the three estates of French society and summarize the economic situation of each.
Summarize factors that led up to the French Revolution.
Describe the creation of the National Assembly and the storming of the Bastille.
Explain the importance of the Great Fear.
Section 2
Identify the provisions of the Declaration of the Rights of Man.
Explain the new changes made to France’s government, and the positions of the three groups that created division in the government.
Summarize the events of the Reign of Terror and how it came to an end.
Section 3
Explain how Napoleon Bonaparte came to power in France.
Summarize the steps Napoleon took to restore order to France.
Summarize the extent and weakness of the French Empire under Napoleon.
Section 4
Explain Napoleon’s tactical and political mistakes.
Section 5
List the goals that Metternich had for the Congress of Vienna.
Summarize the decisions made at the Congress of Vienna.
Explain the impact of the Congress of Vienna on other areas of the world.

Latin American independence 

Chapter 8 – Nationalist Revolutions Sweep the West, 1789-1900

Section 1
Describe how Haiti achieved independence and identify its leader.
Describe the divisions of Latin American colonial society.
Explain how events in Europe triggered Latin American Revolutions.
Identify the main leaders of the independence movements in Latin America.
Show how Brazil’s liberation differed from other Latin American countries’.
Section 2
Identify the three forces of European society that struggled for supremacy.
Define nationalism.
Describe how nationalism affected the Balkans.
Describe how revolutions and reforms affected Europe, especially France and Russia.
Section 3
Explain how nationalism weakened empires.
Summarize how Cavour unified Italy.
Describe how Prussia led the unification of Germany.
Explain the shift in the balance of power among nations.
Section 4
Define romanticism and give examples of romantic literature and music.
Explain the shift to realism and give examples of realistic art and literature.

Industrial Revolution 

Industrial Revolution 

Chapter 9 – The Industrial Revolution
Section 1
Trace the beginnings of industrialization in Britain.
Explain why the Industrial Revolution began in England.
Describe key inventions that furthered the Industrial Revolution.
Section 2
Summarize the effects of industrialization.
Section 3
Describe industrial growth in the United States.
Summarize the growth of industrialization in Europe.
Explain the impact of industrialization on the rest of the world.
Section 4
Identify ideas and thinkers that supported industrialization.
Identify and explain the ideas that arose in response to industrialism,
Describe unionism and related reform laws.
Identify other reform movements.

Chapter 10 – An Age of Democracy and Progress
Section 1
Identify and explain the democratic reforms made by Britain.
Explain the origins and goals of the women’s suffrage movements.
Section 2
Describe how CanadaAustralia, and New Zealand obtained self-rule.
Describe the British domination of Ireland.
Section 3
Summarize U.S. expansion to the Pacific.
Describe the effects of the Civil War on the United States.
Explain the economic expansion after the Civil War.
Section 4
Describe inventions of the late 19th century and their impact on daily life.
Define mass culture and identify ways in which it arose.
Identify 19th century advances in medicine, science, and the social sciences.

Month 4 Week 2 Due 12/2

Early in the morning of October 5, 1789, a large group of  French women came together in the central marketplace of Paris. What followed was the March to Versailles, one of the most violent episodes that occurred during the French Revolution. The March to Versailles was staged in an effort to obtain bread and force the high prices of bread down. Versailles was known as a royal paradise, reserved for the royal families and their entourages. Versailles was a symbol of the excessive luxuries available only to the king and his family. This naturally became the destination for the angry French women who merely wanted to feed themselves and their families.
Bread was the main diet of the French people during the 1800s. Working people often spent nearly half of their income on bread. In August 1789, however, the price of bread increased dramatically. The people had so much trouble getting bread that they began resorting to desperate measures.

The original crowd of women, numbering around 6,000, reached the Hotel de Ville in Paris and were encouraged by onlookers to march all the way to Versailles. As they marched through the streets, more women left their homes and joined in the march. The women were armed with pitch forks, muskets, pikes, swords, crowbars, and scythes. Once the women reached Versailles they stormed through the gates and demanded bread. The king was awestruck by the crowd of women and quickly gave in to their demands. The king ordered that all of the bread in Versailles be delivered for the people to Paris. Much to the surprise of the citizens of Paris however, the king then left Versailles, moving his royal court to Paris. This decision would have dire consequences as the revolution continued to unfold.
Women of the French Revolution 
Discuss how the March on Versailles change the role of  women in France? 

Month 4 Week 3 Due 12/9

Follow the link for background information to: Discuss the goals of the major powers at the Congress of Vienna (1814-1815)? How realistic were they and how well did they meet them?

Month 4 week 3 Due 12/18