Assignments--Modern World History

 

2008-2009 School Year

 

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August 2008

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

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10  

Week 1

11  

Teacher Institute

12  

Teacher Institute

13 --First Day--

Course Intro

Syllabus and Participation Rubric and Notebook Rubric

Seating Chart/Names

HW--Website Scavenger Hunt is Due Friday

14  

Perspective and Perception

Course Timeline

Learning Styles  

 

HW--Website Scavenger Hunt is Due Friday

Bring NB Tomorrow for check

15  Fr assembly  

Pre-history and Geography, and Civilization

Primary v. Secondary Sources

Characteristics of Civilizations

Power Point slides  

Just view power point instead

HW--

1. Recognizing Continents and Oceans page in HW packet 

2. Maps #1 and #2 from HW Packet 

16

17  

Week 2

18  

Start Guns, Germs, Steel

NO HW

 

19  

Guns, Germs, Steel theory

Discussion on Theory

NO HW 

20  

Ancient Civs Power Point

Finish Early Civilizations

In class primary source reading: Hammurabi's Code

NO HW  

21  

Classical Civilizations 

Greek Power Point

Greece and Democracy 

In Class primary Source: Pindar and Sophocles on Humanism 

HW--Complete reading on Pericles and Democracy

22  --sopm. assembly

Classical Civilizations

Rome and Republicanism 

Review

HW--review for Quiz/Test

--Will cover basic terms, maps, contributions from each civilization we discussed.  

23

24  

Week 3

25  

Quiz/Test

  

 

26  

Introduction to World Religions

Judaism

Judaism PowerPoint Slides

HW--complete reading and questions on Judaism from HW packet 

27 late start

Judaism Beliefs

NO HW

 

28--open house 

Finish Judaism

 

29  Tennis Trip to Champaign--out

In Class:

complete handout given in class--due at end of period.  

Read passage in packet on Christianity and complete question in HW packet.   

When done, review notes on Judaism and compare to Christianity.  

 

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September 2008

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 Week 4

1  

LABOR DAY

NO SCHOOL

2  

Christianity 

Power Point

NO HW 

3  

Islam 

HW--complete reading on Islam and questions

4  

Islam 

Power Point

HW--complete reading excerpt from the Koran

5  

Islam

NO HW

6

7  

Week 5

8  Finish Islam

Into Eastern Religions

Hinduism Power Point

HW--read passages in HW packet in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism in packet and complete questions in HW Packet 

 

9  

Eastern Religions 

Power Point II

Review 

HW--study for religions exam

10--late start   

Religions Exam 

11  

Introduction to the Middle Ages

Chivalry and Feudalism

Power Point

 

NO HW 

12  

Middle Ages

Manors and the role of the Church

Chess Board

NO HW 

13

14  

Week 6

15  

Lab 256 Reserved

HW--complete Lab on Middle Ages and Plague--Due on Wednesday   

16  

Crusades and Plague 

Power Point

BRING TEXTBOOK TOMORROW

HW--Complete Lab from Monday  

17  

Renaissance 

Power Point 1

HW--complete part one of reading packet assigned in class.

18  

Renaissance

Art and "controversy" over the DaVinci Code and the Last Supper

HW--Complete page in HW packet 1:1 using textbook  

19  

Renaissance

Finish Renaissance Art

Machiavelli and the Prince 

In Library on Monday 

NO HW

20

21  

Week 7

22  

Meet in Library for Renaissance Lab 

LAB is due on Thursday 

 

23  

Finish Renaissance and begin Reformation 

Martin Luther

HW--read chapter 1 Section 3 and complete corresponding page in HW packet. 

24 late start

Henry VIII

and John Calvin  

HW--begin to review for Exam

HW--Read Chapter 1 Section 4 and complete corresponding page in packet.

  

 

 

25--homecoming rally

Finish Reformation and Review 

Lecture on Calvin

Entire Reformation Power Point 

Review for Exam on Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation. 

LAB AND HW PACKET ARE DUE ON TUESDAY

26  

Institute Day

27

28  

Week 8

29  

Exam on Middle Ages an Renaissance, and Reformation 

 

30  

Absolutism and Exploration 

HW--read chapter 3 section 1 and complete handout from class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2008

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

1  

Columbus and Spain

NO HW

2  

In CLass: read 4:1 

Conquistadors 

HW:4:1 worksheet

NOTEBOOKS collected tomorrow

3  

Guns, Germs, and Steel--Part II. 

Explorers Power Point

NO HW 

4

5  

Week 9

6  

Finish Conquistadors

NO HW 

7  

Intro to Slave Trade

HW--Read 4:3 and Complete handout from class 

 8 late start 

Middle Passage

Slave Ship

Slave Trade Power Point 

NO HW

9  

Slave Trade Primary Sources 

Work on Thesis Statements 

HW: Finish Primary Source Packet 

 

 

10  

Columbian Exchange 

Will be gone for Tennis

HW: Finish in class assignment if not completed in class 

 

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12  

Week 10

13  

Columbus Day

14  

Review Columbian Exchange 

Power Point

Effects of Exploration

Columbus Debate

15  

Introduction to Absolutism 

Absolutism in England

James I

HW--read 5:5 in text and complete handout from class:  Due tomorrow 

16  

Glorious Revolution and the English Bill of Rights 

Power Point

No HW

17  Gone for Tennis

Absolutism in  Russia

HW--complete handout on Russia if not completed in class.

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19  

Week 11

20  

Absolutism in Spain and  France 

Louis XIV

Power Point

HW: Read 5:2 and complete 5:2 page in HW packet

21  

Man in Iron Mask

22 late start   

Man in Iron Mask

23  

Finish Man in Iron Mask

 

24  

In Class: Finish movie and Review for Exam

Study Guide 

HW: read primary source on Louis XIV's advice to son and answer question on back in complete sentences--do for HW if not completed in class.

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26  

Week 12

27  

Exam on Exploration and Absolutism

 

28  

Go Over Exams

Intro to Revolutions

Intro to Scientific Revolution 

HW--complete page in HW packet titled

 "Three Theories of the Solar System" 

29  

Copernicus and Galileo

HW--complete page in packet 6:1--The Scientific Revolution 

30  

Finish Galielo

Kepler, Descartes, and Bacon 

NO HW

 

 

31  

History of Halloween

NO HW  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2008

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

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2  

Week 13

3  

Newton 

Complete Scientific Revolution PowerPoint 

Intro Enlightenment 

HW: Immanuel  Kant reading and questions

 

 

4  

Discussion on Kant--What is Enlightenment? 

Introduce Social Contract and Political Philosophy

HW--Read 6:2 in Textbook and complete 1 one ONLY of HW handout  --page 2-3 will be done on Thursday night

5  

Social Contract

Locke, Hobbes --primary sources read in class 

Connect Locke to Jefferson and American Revolution

HW: 

 

6  

Dec. of Independence and Paine's "Age of Reason" 

American Philosophes: Jefferson, Paine, and the American Revolution 

HW:  Complete 6:2 HW handout pages 2-3

7  

Rousseau, Voltaire, Diderot and the Spread of Enlightenment Ideas (6:3)

Complete Enlightenment Power Point 

 

HW--Study for Exam on Monday 

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9  

Week 14

10  

Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment Exam 

11  

Veterans Day

12 late start

Go Over Exam 

 

13  

French Revolution 

Lecture

HW--Read 7:1 in textbook and complete HW page

14  

Go Over HW

Dec. of Rights of Man 

Start French Revolution video

HW--Review for mini "make-up" test on Sci. Revolution and Enlightenment Monday 

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16  

Week 15

17  

20 Point Test 

7:2: 

Part II of Video

HW: 7:2 Handout and Reading in Text --DUE ON WED.

18  

Reign of Terror part I

Finish Video 

HW--Complete 7:2 Sheet assigned yesterday--due tomorrow

19  

Go Over HW

Reign of Terror part II

Video

NO HW 

20  

Finish French Revolution 

Skill: Compare and Contrast French and American Revolutions

Introduce  Napoleon  

BRING BOOK TOMORROW 

NO HW

21  

Napoleon 

7:3 In Textbook

Reading Comprehension Skills 

IN LAB MONDAY

NO HW 

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23  

Week 16

24  

Napoleon Lab in 258

Click HERE to begin 

25  

ENTIRE French Revolution and Napoleon Power Point 

Fall of Napoleon 

and the 

HW--Lab assignment and 7:4 page due tomorrow

26  

Congress of Vienna 

Start Impact of Napoleon--Revolutions in Latin America

27  

Thanksgiving Break

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Thanksgiving Break

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December 2008

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

Week 17

1  

Finish Latin American revolutions 

Latin America and Review PowerPoint 

 Review

HW--Study for Exam on French Revolution and Napoleon

2  

French Revolution Exam

3  late start 

Review Course Questions and Key Terms

Intro Industrial Revolution 

Did You Know?... Shift Happens Video 

HW--read 9:1 in textbook and complete guided reading handout.  Also study flow chart on impact of railroads.  

4  

Review Mercantilism

England and the Factors of Production 

Industrial Revolution Power Point   Part I

 

 

HW: Complete activity on population growth in Europe. 

5  

Capitalism--Adam Smith

-Gordon Gecko Clip—Is GREED GOOD?

Intro Problems of Industry: Child Labor 

We are in the Lab on Monday!!! 

NO HW 

 

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7  

Week 18

8  

--Child Labor Lab --Lab 256 

clip on child labor during IR 

HW: LAB and 9:2 sheet will be due on WED. 

9  

Child Labor Today 

Child Labor Today clip 

Industrial Revolution PowerPoint    Part II 

HW--complete lab assignment and 9:2 sheet for tomorrow.

10  

Reaction to Capitalism  

Karl Marx & Marxism--Reading from the Communist Manifesto 

Marxism PowerPoint 

Smurfs and Communism 

HW--Read 9:4 in textbook and complete handout from class  

 

11  

Private Property and Inequality

Communist "Manifestoon"

The Gods Must be Crazy clip 

Communism v. capitalism 

HW--complete handout from class on effects of Industrial Revolution and creating mock debate on cap. v. com. 

HW--review for Industrial Revolution Quiz Tomorrow

12  

Finish Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution Quiz 

STUDY GUIDE FOR FINAL 

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Week 19

15  

Review

16  

Review

17  

Finals

1, 2, 4

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Finals

3, 8, 5

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Finals

7, 6

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January 2009

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

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Week 1

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Institute Day

6  

Classes Resume

7  

Review Key Ideas from course

Preview 2nd Semester topics

Goal for 2nd Semester

Read article on Race "A new Light on Skin Color" 

Bring notebook, folder, and textbook tomorrow

8  

Unit 1: Imperialism 

Bias and Perspective lesson

Article on view of Africa

Introduce topic and key terms 

Imperialism PowerPoint 1

NO HW

9  

Imperialism in Africa 

Clip from Guns, Germs, and Steel--Part III 

HW--read 11:1 and complete guided reading handout titled "Imperialist Divide Africa" 

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Week 2

12  

Review HW

External and Internal factors that made Africa vulnerable to Imperialism 

Finish Guns Germs and Steel

NO HW --BRING Colored Pencils Tomorrow

13  

Boer War and Clashes over S. Africa

Apartheid in South Africa 

Start In Class Map of Africa--complete for HW in not done in class

14 late start 

Go over Map of Africa

Possible Map Quiz 

Introduce Power of One and Key Terms from Film 

15  --late start due to weather 

Power of One 

16

school canceled due to weather   

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18  

Week 3

19  

No School

20  

"Power of One"

NO HW

21  

Watch and Analyze Presidential Inauguration 

--How does this speech relate to "Power of One?"

HW--read primary source "Kaffir Boy" and answer questions 1-3 in your notebook.   

22  

Finish "Power of One" 

NO HW 

 

 

23  

In Class--finish video 

Read and analyze primary source by Nelson Mandela

End of Apartheid and Nelson Mandela 

Imperialism in South Africa PowerPoint 

HW--Paper on Power of One Due--2 Pages Typed (double spaced) per the guidelines given in class handout.

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25  

Week 4

26  

Imperialism in The Middle East, India and Asia

Suez Canal 

HW: Read 11:4 and complete handout from class

 

 

 

27  

India and Gandhi

Gandhi (read p. 406-407 in text) 

HW--MAP of Imperialism in India and Asia

 

28 late start

Finish Gandhi

Gandhi Quotes

Partition of India

Conflict between India and Pakistan over Kashmir

Imperialism in India PowerPoint

NO HW

29  

China and Japan respond to Imperialism 

China: Opium War, Hong Kong, and Boxer Rebellion 

HW--reading and chart analysis on Opium War 

 

30  

Finish China and Japan 

Review Unit

If Time: Analyzing Imperial Motives—chart and placards

HW--review of Exam on Monday

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February 2009

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1  

Week 5

2  

Imperialism Exam

3  

WWI

Notes—13-1

HW—Read 13:1 and complete handout map of Europe in 1914

4  

Read Primary Source on Assassination 

Black Hand Video

NO HW

5  

Key Terms from WWI

New Technology impacts war

HW 13:2-- complete handout 

PowerPoint for 13:1 and 13:2

6  

Lab 256 for activity on Trenches of WWI

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8  

Week 6

9  

13:3

America enters the War

Read Zimmerman Note 

HW--Read chapter 13:3

10  

Lost Battalion 

NO HW

11 late start 

Lost Battalion 

NO HW

12  

Lost Battalion 

End of War--review end of 13:3

13  

Treaty of Versailles

HW--read 13:4 and complete handout and map

14

15  

Week 7

16  --Institute Day

17  

Finish WWI

13:3 and 13:4 PowerPoint 

Review sheet 

HW--Study for Exam Tomorrow 

18  

WWI Exam 

19  

Russian Revolution 

Review Marxism and Communism

Introduce Russian Revolution

HW: Read p. 389-390 and outline each section and define all key terms in Bold in your notebook

20 first class

Start Bio On Lenin

HW: Read and outline in NB p. 390-392--Up to "The Bolshevik Revolution

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Week 8

23  

Finish Bio on Lenin

HW--read p. 392-394 and outline section in NB

24  

Death of Lenin 

Finish Bio

HW-- Write Obituary for Lenin 

25 late start 

Murder of the Czar's family and mystery of Anastasia 

Rise of Stalin

NO HW 

26  

Totalitarianism 

Stalinist Russia 

HW--Read 14:2 in text and complete handout from class

27  

Video on Stalin

 

NO HW

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March 2009

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1  

Week 9

2  

Russian Propaganda

 

HW--Read except from 1984

3  

1984

HW: create book cover for 1984 

 

4  

Chinese Revolutions 

HW--reading and questions on Revolutions in China and Cuba

5  

Finish China and Review 

Timeline of Communism

Entire Communist Revolutions PowerPoint

HW--Review for Exam

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Exam

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Week 10

9  

Between The Wars --Age of Anxiety, Prosperity, and Depression

Intro Existentialism 

HW--read 15:1 and complete Handout

10  

Nietzsche and the Superman 

Intro to Freud

NO HW

 

11 --Testing Day

12  

Freud, the subconscious, and Surrealism 

HW: Read 14:2 and outline section in NB. 

Be sure to define all terms in bold and focus on causes and effects of the Depression. 

13  

Stock Market Crash and Depression

NO HW:

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Week 11

16  

Chapter 15:1 and 2 PowerPoint

Connect Depression to Fascism 

Intro Mussolini

HW--HW: Read “Mussolini Comes to Power in Italy p.427-428 and complete causes and effect chart from PowerPoint

17  

Fascism 

Mussolini BIO

Mussolini 

HW--complete rest of reading on 15:3 and complete causes and effects chart handout.

18 late start

Fascism and Nazism  

NO HW

19  

Hitler In Color

Speeches by Hitler

HW: Reading excerpt and questions from Mein Kampf

20  

Hitler and propaganda

Hitler Youth

NO HW

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Week 12

23  

Swing Kids

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Swing Kids

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Swing Kids

 

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PowerPoint on Fascism and Nazism 

Review 

HW--review for Exam

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Exam

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Week 13

Spring Break

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Spring Break

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Spring Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2009

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

1  

Spring Break

2  

Spring Break

3  

Spring Break

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Week 14

6  

Go over Exam

WWII

Intro Causes of WWII

HW--read and outline 15:4 --Aggressors on the march

7  

HW Quiz/Review

16:1--Hitler's Lightning War 

HW--16:1 Guided Reading

8 late start

WWII Video 

NO HW

9  

Japan Strikes in the Pacific 

Pearl Harbor 

HW: Read and outline 16:2

10  

NO School

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12  

Week 15

13  

War in the Pacific: Kamikaze Source reading and video 

Maps of Europe and Pacific Front

HW--Complete Maps

14  

Genocide 

The Holocaust 

HW: Read "Night" and answer 3 questions in NB and outline 16:3 in textbook

15  

16:4 War on the Home front

D-Day

NO HW

16  

Germany Surrenders

VE Day

Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 

VJ Day

 

NO HW

17  

Discussion on decision to drop the Atomic Bomb

Thesis Development

HW: Essay on decision to drop the A-Bomb --Finish for HW if not done in class

 

 

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Week 16

20  

Peer-review Essays

16:5--Post War Europe and Japan

In Class Complete Guided reading of 16:5 on Post War Europe and Japan 

HW--Study for WWII Exam

WWII Power Point to View

21  

WWII Test 

22  

Cold War Intro

HW: 17:1 Read and outline p. 475 up through 479.  Stop when you get to “The Cold War and a Divided World”

23  

Churchill Iron Curtain reading and speech in class 

"How to Spot a Communist"

NO HW 

24  

Containment and the Berlin Airlift 

 

HW--Type Final Paper on Bombing of Hiroshima

-5 Paragraphs 

-2 Pages Typed

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Week 17

27  

Cold War Alliances: NATO and Warsaw Pact

In Class: Read and outline 17:1 p. 479-480 "The Cold War and a divided World"

Complete map of Europe

The Nuclear Threat--Arms Race: "Russians" by Sting

NO HW

28  

99 Red Balloons

Bomb Shelters

Containment in Action: Flashpoint--Korea

In Class: Outline 17:3 p. 486 and 487.  Stop at Vietnam

HW: Read and outline rest of 17:3 on Vietnam, pages 488-490

 

29  

Containment in Action: Vietnam

Cold War and Pop Culture 

HW: 17:4 p. 491 - 493--end after "The Cuban Missile Crisis" 

 

30  

Cuban Missile Crisis

 

HW: visual metaphor of Containment 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2009

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

1  

Cold War in the Middle East 

In Class: read and outline 17:4--p. 494-495

Confrontations in The Middle East

NO HW

2

3  

Week 18

4  

Cold War Thaws

17:5

NO HW

5  

Collapse of the Soviet Union 

HW: Study for Exam

Review Cold War Power Point

6  

Cold War Exam

7  

Towards 21st Century

Terrorism, Globalization, and Challenges for the 21st Century 

Post Cold War World: Clash of Civilizations?

HW--reading on "Clash of Civilizations" 

8  

Conflict in the Middle East

Middle East Map

HW: Questions on 18:4 (start in class)

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10  

Week 19

11  

Review Israel and Palestinian Conflict

if Time: "Perspectives from all sides" reading

HW: Complete guided reading on Israel--need textbook 

STUDY GUIDE for FINAL 

12  

Terrorism and 9/11

The Origins of 9/11

NO HW

13  

9/11

Afghanistan and Iraq 

NO HW

14  

Challenges of the 21st Century 

Environment

Population

Genocide

State Conflict

Globalization 

15 

Summary and Wrap up of Course  

HW: work on Study Guide for Final Exam

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Week 20

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Review

19  

Review

20 finals

1 8:25 – 9:35

2 9:50 – 11:00

4 11:15 – 12:25

21 finals

3 8:25 – 9:35

8 9:50 – 11:00

5 11:15 – 12:25

22 finals

7 8:25 – 9:35

6 9:50 – 11:00

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