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Unit 6 Renaissance Reformation And Scientific Revolution Essay


Friday, 9/8

  • Reading religious texts as a historian: Moses Parts the Red Sea - reading and analysis
  • Political, Social, and Economic implications of the story

         Homework: none


Monday 9/11

  • Foundations of Christianity - notes
  • 10 Commandments - notes and storytelling activity

         Homework: none


Tuesday 9/12

  • Read 10 commandments stories
  • Spread of Christianity - notes
  • Begin Marketing Christianity project

         Homework: project due Friday


Wednesday, 9/13

  •          Work time in library on project

         Homework: project due Friday


Thursady 9/14

  • Thesis statements - how to and practice
  • First essay assignment

         Homework: write your thesis statement


Friday 9/15

  • Christianity Marketing project presentations for extra credit
  • What did Jesus look like? Historical thinking activity
  • Neature Walks

         Homework: none


Monday, 9/18 - Day 5, no class


Tuesday 9/19

  • Reasons that Christianity spread: personal relationship to Jesus and overall faith
  • Work on essay outlines

         Homework: essay due 9/25


Wednesday 9/20

  • Turning outlines into body paragraphs
  • Using good logical reasons
  • Work time in the library

         Homework: essay due 9/25


Thursday 9/21

  • Begin Islam unit: notes on the foundation story, comparison to Christianity
  • Crash Course in World History video

         Homework: essay due 9/25


Friday 9/22

  • Islam: Five Pillars notes
  • Islamic community - reading and note-taking skills

         Homework: essay due 9/25


Monday 9/25

  • Turn in essay
  • Review of 5 Pillars of Islam
  • Complete readings and take notes in chart

         Homework: none


Tuesday 9/26

  • Share reading notes with the rest of your group - take notes
  • How do religious rules and practices affect regular life? Worksheet and activity
  • How Islam formed Islamic culture

         Homework: ask your parents - what is one essential belief that you have about raising kids, and what is one rule that comes as a result of that belief?


Wednesday 9/27 - no class, Day 5


Thursday 9/28

  • How religious beliefs shape culture and empires - notes, discussion, map: http://explorethemed.com/riseislam.asp

         Homework: none


Friday 9/29

  • Essays handed back - writing notes and tips
  • Rewrite policy
  • Begin video: 30 Days Living as a Muslim. Watch and fill out worksheet. Link to video: https://vimeo.com/35186644

         Homework: none (rewrite essay optional)


Monday 10/2 - no class due to early release day


Tuesday 10/3

  • Finish 30 Days video on Islamic culture in America, discuss video
  • Islam Unit essay assignment handed out. See uploaded file below if you lost yours.

         Homework: essay due 10/13


Wednesday 10/4

  • Intro paragraphs: how to do it, practice intro paragraph
  • Work time on Islam essay

         Homework: Islam essay due 10/13


Thursday 10/5

  • SEE NEW UNIT: MIDDLE AGES in the links at left
November 9th
​Warm Up:

Each of the paintings below are of Napoleon Bonaparte. Examine the images and information presented, then answer the question that follows.
How is Napoleon depicted in the three images? How are they similar and how are they different?

​Essential Questions: Why was Napoleon's rise and fall from power so important to the development of modern Europe? Was Napoleon good or bad for France? What important accomplishments came out of the French revolution?
​Mini lesson: Video
November 8th
Warm Up:
How would you define an unjust government?
What, if anything, would lead you to take part in a violent revolution?

If a revolution was a cake, what would the recipe look like? How long would the prep time be: Five, ten, fifty years? What about the ingredients: a harsh ruler, lack of freedom, poverty? What would the directions look like? Create a recipe card for  a revolution.
Essential Question: How did the French revolution impact Europe?What were the consequences of the French Revolution?How did the American and French revolutions affect the world and history?How might a nation’s failure to protect citizens’ rights and responsibilities lead to revolution?​
​Mini lesson: Recipe for revolution PPT/ French Revolution/ PPT /Resource /Timeline
First Stage: (1789-1791)National Assembly
Second Stage: (1791-1792): Constitutional Monarchy
Third Stage: (1792-1794): Reign of Terror
Fourth Stage: (1794-1799): Directory
FR in 2 minutes
Assignment: Timeline Primary Source
Bonus: Assignment French Revolution
Exit ticket:
1. What was a major cause for the French Revolution?
a. The unequal tax structure                
b. Economic success of mercantilism          
c. Failure of the U.S President    
d. The rise of priest authority in the government
2.  The American and French Revolution were turning points in global history because they:
a. led to the abolition of slavery                                
b. inspired other people to seek democracy and interdependence
c. showed the need of Congress of Viena              
d.  marked the end of European influence in the Americas
3. Which one is not a cause for the French Revolution?
a. The spread of Enlightenment ideas                    
​b. Most people in France were without rights and freedoms  
c. France was deeply in debt   
​d. The first and Second Estate were angry about the high taxes they payed
Test/ Quiz

November 6th
​Warm Up: 
Imagine this…
You're 25 years old, living by yourself in an apartment in Los Angeles, CA. Your mother/father/guardian calls you one night from Charlotte to request a few things: They want you to eat better, so please stop eating junk food and fast food. They’d feel better if you were home early each night, so please be in by 10 PM at night every night. They’d like a better car, so please send $100 a month to help with car payments. Write them a letter to tell them:
A) How would you feel about them telling you to do this? B) Would you do it? C) Why or why not?

Essential Question: How did the Enlightenment influence the American revolution? What political ideas shaped the founding documents of the United States of America? What were the causes and effects of the American Revolution?
Declaration of  independence/
Common Sense/ 
Enlightenment Ideas Influenced the Declaration/ Debate
Mini lesson: (Alpha boxes)Click here to watch the video
Assignment: Revolutionary Time Line Decoding-use google classroom timeline to decode the message
Exit ticket:

November 2nd
Sign in to the DBQ online
Block 1 click here to open
Block 2 click here
Block 3 click here
November 1st
Warm Up            WORD BANK
cures     doctors     God    mind      science                 scientists            superstition        witchcraft

Today we take ___ for granted. But in 1500 people knew little about how the world worked, many believed___ controlled the world, whilst others believed in magic,___. However some people were starting to take a different approach. They believed that the human__ could unlock natures secrets using science instead of__.  Many of them were__ who read the works of Vesalius and Harvey; they used their work to find out how the human body worked and to try to find___ for illnesses.
Essential Questions: How was the Enlightenment influenced by reason? What new views did philosophers have about government?
​Video-Write 10 facts about the ENLIGHTENMENT form the video
VoltaireBaron de MontesquieuJean-Jacques RousseauJohn LockeThomas Hobbes:  ​ Presentation/ Resource/ Enlightenment activity/ Activity/ Revolution activity/ Enlightenment DBQ
​Enlightenment Thinkers/ Enlightenment activity/ Quotes

March 24th 
Warm Up:
1. What is an absolute monarchy?
2. Louis XIV -Sun King was an absolute monarch in_____________?
3. This absolute monarch wanted to westernize his country. Who was he?
4.  Could absolute power and control bring revolutions? How and why?
5. What was the Scientific Revolution?

Essential Questions:How did scientific ideas move beyond the realm of science and affect society? What are some advatages and disadvantages of absolute monarchies? What was the Enlightenment?
​Vocabulary Words:  Geocentric Theory, Heliocentric Theory, Ptolemaic System, Universal Law of Gravitation, Scientific Method, Inductive Reasoning, Separation of Powers, Laissez-faire, Social Contract, Federal System, Philosophes, Salons
Assignment: Study Guide
​Exit:  Review

October 31st
Warm Up:
Draw a diagram showing the relationship between the sun and the planets. Your diagram should include labels for the sun, each planet, and Earth’s moon, and should show their orbits.
Look at the image of Heliocentric theory. Look at the image of our universe
Essential Questions: What changes led to the dawn of modern science?  What discoveries occurred in astronomy, physics, and math during the Scientific Revolution?How did early scientists advance knowledge in biology and chemistry?  How did scientific ideas move beyond the realm of science and affect society?
Vocabulary words: heliocentric, scientific method, hypothesis, gravity, natural law, social contract,
Mini lesson: (15 minutes)Video
Assignment: AS you listen to the video answer these questions: When? Where? Who? Why?(list 5 things that led to the Scientific revolution) What? (define the scientific revolution) How? 
Resources: Scientific revolution Questions/ Roots of the Scientific revolution/ Graphic Organizer/ Important people of the Scientific revolution/ Review
1. "I think the Earth and other planets revolve around the Sun."
2. "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction."
3. "I was looking through my telescope and the Sun really is the center of the universe."
4. " Be careful not to cut any major arteries. You could bleed to death."
5. " Do not just believe whatever the church tells you! Question everything."
I. Newton, N. Copernicus, W. Harvey, G Galilei, F. Bacon

Warm Up:
​Essential Questions:  How did Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu strengthen the French monarchy? What were the main events in the monarchy of Louis XIV?  What reforms did Peter the Great make in Russia?  How did the rule of Catherine the Great affect Russia?What were the causes and results of the English Civil War?  What happened when monarchy returned to England?
Absolutism Webquest/ Google document
Reading / New Monarchs, Exploration & 16th Century Society/ 
 World History Changes in Europe Monarchs in Europe 18 [Compatibility
England's Monarchy
April 18th
Warm Up:
1. What is a DBQ?
​2. What are the elements of an essay?
3. How do you cite information from the document?
April 17th
Warm Up:
1. What was the Enlightenment? 
2. Name 3 Enlightenment thinkers and their ideas.
3. How was the Enlightenment a cause for the American Revolution? Where do we find the evidence for that?
4. How did the Enlightenment impact the French Revolution?
Essential Questions: What is a DBQ? How to write a well structured, comprehensive DBQ? How did the Enlightenment impact the American and French revolutions?
The DBQ is evidence-based, argument writing using historical inquiry and document analysis
​Video/ Video
Exit ticket
April 17th
Warm Up: Read the situation and decide which ENLIGHTENMENT Thinker will disagree with it and what his argument will be:
I. Louis XIV wanted to be an absolute monarch and centralize all power in himself. He wanted to control every aspect of the French government. He wanted to make laws, judge laws and enforce laws.
II. In France the 3rd Estate wanted a government run by the people. They did not want a strong king. Instead they wanted democracy where people had a major say in what happened. 
III. Henry VIII was tired of the Pope controlling him. So he left the Catholic Church and made himself the head of the Anglican Church. He now controlled the law making in England and the religion in England.
 Essential Questions: What were the political, social, economic and religious changes  Napoleon brought to France? Was he a hero or an enemy of democracy and the revolution? How were the American and French Revolutions turning points in history? How did the Enlightenment impact the revolutions?
Mini lesson: Effects of AMERICAN rEVOLUTION/ Effects of the French revolution
Assignment: DBQ
​​Unit6/7 test/ Unit 7 study guide
Enlightenment philosophers

Based on the quotes and their ideas about society, which Enlightenment Thinker could have said this:
1. " I do not agree with with a word that you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
2. "Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains."
3. " Man ... hath by nature a power... to preserve his property-that is, his life, liberty, and estate-against the injuries and attempts of other men."
4. "Liberty is the right to do what the law permits."
Salon/ Enlightenment Thinker

March 28th
Warm Up;
Imagine that you and all of the other students in your grade are going on a class trip to Japan. All of the students board a plane, but your teachers have to take another flight. When you’re flying over the middle of the Pacific Ocean the plane’s engines malfunction and you crash on a deserted island. The pilot and crew parachuted out of the plane before it landed, but miraculously all of the students survived. The island has enough food and fresh water on it for everyone, but after a week of waiting it is clear that no one is going to come and rescue you. The lack of rules have created tension between your classmates and you decide that a government is needed.
1. Why do you need a government? 
2. What should the government do for you and your classmates?
3. What limits should there be on the government?
It's time to establish a government for your desert island. On a constitution, write down five features of your new government and at the end of class you will  identify which Enlightenment philosopher inspired the idea.
Essential Questions: How was the Enlightenment influenced by reason? What new views did philosophers have about government?
Create a definition: ENLIGHTENMENT
Mini lesson: Video 10 Facts about the Enlightenment
Assignment: Profiles of the Enlightenment Thinkers.
Exit: Identify whose idea is represented in your constitution.
Match the enlightenment thinker with his book and idea
Bonaparte Crossing the Grand Saint-Bernard Pass by Jérôme-Martin Langlois and Jacques-Louis David, 1802.
Napoleon on his Imperial throne. by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1806.
Napoléon Bonaparte abdicated in Fontainebleau by Paul Delaroche, 1845​

Nov. 1799

Napoleon overthrows the Directory and declares himself First Consul of France

March, 1804

The Code Napoleon is issued ​

Dec. 1804

Napoleon declares himself Emperor of France and reinstitutes hereditary rule

1803- 1815

Napoleonic Wars

Conquers and controls most of Europe by 1812

Fails to invade Russia in Dec. 1812 and is defeated in wars against allied European powers

Napoleon is exiled for life

June 1815

At Congress of Vienna European powers redraw map to pre-Napoleon lines

Louis XVIII installed as the king of France
Best form of government includes separation of powers
Religious tolerance. Freedom of speech.
The state must have control over selfish people
Government is a contract between rulers and people(social contract)
Consent of the governed for protection of natural rights(life, liberty and property)
The punishment should fit the crime(no death penalty)

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