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                                       - David C. McCullough

"History is a guide to navigation in perilous times.  History is who we are and why we are the way we are."

- David C. McCullough

Rectangular Callout: "History is a guide to navigation in perilous times.  History is who we are and why we are the way we are."
- David C. McCullough

"Everything is illuminated in the light of the past."

                                        - Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

 

Rectangular Callout: "Everything is illuminated in the light of the past."
                                        - Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated
 

 

 

 

This week in our class:

10/25- 10/29/10

Assignments

Homework

Monday  
bulletProject work day

 

bulletWork on magazine project
Tuesday  
bulletDiscuss chapter
bulletProcessing 7
bulletAssessment 7

 

bulletFinish assessment, if not finished at school
bulletWork on magazine project
Wednesday
bulletPreview 8
bulletReading notes 8
bulletWork on magazine project
Thursday
bulletReading notes 8
bulletProcessing 8
bulletWork on magazine project
Friday
bulletAssessment 8
bulletFinish assessment, if not finished in class
bulletWork on magazine project

  file:///H:/Make a Magazine.pdf

Course Syllabus

Assessments and Tests:

bulletOpen book, open note assessments are completed after each chapter.  Closed book unit tests will be completed after each unit.

bulletTextbooks are available for overnight check out at the LRC.

Literature Connections Follow this link for a list of novels related to our history curriculum.

    History Alive! The Ancient World

Unit 1 - Early Humans and the Rise of Civilization

Chapter 1:  Investigating the Past

Chapter 2:  Early Hominids

Chapter 3:  From Hunters and Gatherers to Farmers

Chapter 4:  The Rise of Sumerian City-States

Chapter 5:  Was Ancient Sumer a Civilization?

Chapter 6: Exploring Four Empires of Mesopotamia

Unit 2 - Ancient Egypt and the Near East

Chapter 7:  Geography and the Early Settlement of Egypt

Chapter 8:  The Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs

Chapter 9:  Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

Chapter 10:  The Kingdom of Kush

Chapter 11:  The Ancient Hebrews and the Origins of Judaism

Chapter 12:  The Struggle to Preserve Judaism

Unit 3 - Ancient India

Chapter 13:  Geography and the Early Settlement of India

Chapter 14:  Unlocking the Secrets of Mohenjodaro

Chapter 15:  Learning About Hindu Beliefs

Chapter 16:  The Story of Buddhism

Chapter 17:  Buddhism and the Unification of India

Chapter 18:  The Achievements of the Gupta Empire

Unit 4 - Ancient China

Chapter 19:  Geography and the Early Settlement of China

Chapter 20:  The Shang Dynasty

Chapter 21:  Three Chinese Philosophies

Chapter 22:  The First Emperor of China

Chapter 23:  The Han Dynasty

Chapter 24:  The Silk Road

Unit 5 - Ancient Greece

Chapter 25:  Geography and the Settlement of Greece

Chapter 26:  The Rise of Democracy

Chapter 27:  Life in Two City-States:  Athens and Sparta

Chapter 28:  Fighting the Persian Wars

Chapter 29:  The Golden Age of Athens

Chapter 30:  Alexander the Great and His Empire

Chapter 31:  The Legacy of Ancient Greece

Unit 6 - Ancient Rome

Chapter 32:  Geography and the Early Development of Rome

Chapter 33:  The Rise of the Roman Republic

Chapter 34:  From Republic to Empire

Chapter 35:  Daily Life in the Roman Empire

Chapter 36:  The Origins and Spread of Christianity

Chapter 37:  The Legacy of Rome in the Modern World