Modern World History (Block 4) WIKI



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Engineering a Better World


The Background:

The years between 1300 and 1650 saw Europe emerge slowly from the Middle Ages into a time of rebirth, the Renaissance… Fueled by world contact through the Crusades and the Silk Road Europeans began to reevaluate their place in the emerging global community. What would result was a time of change, innovation, and turmoil…

helo.jpgThe Task:

Working in groups of 4-5, you will be responsible for researching (aka outlining and discussing):
1) The Italian Renaissance (48-54)
2) The Northern Renaissance (56-60)
3) The Protestant Reformation (61-65)
4) Reformation Ideas Spread (66-71)
5) The Scientific Revolution (72-77)
After your group has done the research and taken a critical look at the time period and society it will be your task to not only present your information, but also put yourself in the true spirit of the times and be the “Renaissance Group” by inventing something that would be a benefit to the society at the time – using only the resources available at the time…

The Presentation:

Your group will be presenting your innovation/invention to the class, followed by a question (group or individual) to be answered… Your presentation grade will be determined by your invention as well as how well you answer the presentation question…

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Day 1: Break into groups and start the research
Day 2: Discuss/revisit the information, start planning and creating your inventions.
Day 3: Workday, Start Presentations*
Day 4: Finish Presentations*

Group Pages:

Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4
Group 5
Group 6
Group 7







Colonial TimesThe Beginnings of our Global Age: Europe and the Americas
The Background:
Europeans are beginning to explore far off places like India and China. Due to mercantilism and competing economies Europeans are in competition with one another for resources, land, and power. In 1492 Christopher Columbus set sail for India and ended up in the Caribbean, starting a continent-wide land grab between European countries in the Americas…

The Task:
Working in groups of 3-4, you will be responsible for researching (outlining and discussing)
1. Conquest of the Americas (p. 110-114)
2. Spanish and Portuguese Colonies (p. 115-119)
3. Struggle for North America (p.120-124)
4. The Atlantic Slave Trade (p. 125-128)
5. Effects of Global Contact (p. 129-133)

Next , in your same group, you will need to take a look at a specific group of the time period and create a newspaper* containing a minimum of two articles dealing with social issues of the time period, one visual (an example would be a photograph), and three other “items” from the list on the back (you are not limited to these items - they are just suggestions to get you thinking).

Specific groups:
Spain (sections 1, 2)*
Portugal (sections 1, 2)*
France (section 3)*
England (section 3)*
Native Americans (sections 1, 2)*

*Pay special attention to mentions of your specific group in all sections of the chapter. Presentation: Your group will be presenting to the class information on your specific groups as well as your newspapers/projects.

Timeframe:
Day 1: Break into groups, break up reading and begin research, organizing article topics, HW as needed
Day 2: Discuss/revisit information, writing articles, work on newspaper, HW as needed
Day 3: Finish up/Begin presentations







Europe HighThe Fighting Monarchs1550-1800
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As feudalism declined, stronger national kingdoms in Spain, France, Austria, Prussia, and Russia emerged under the control of absolute rulers. Absolute rulers wanted to control their countries' economies so they could free themselves from limitations imposed by the nobility...

The Task:
You and your group will be researching the absolute monarchs of Europe, then making yearbooks of your information. With so many names, places, and events you will need to be creative. Our school will be grades 8-12:
Seniors - Spanish (142-147)
Juniors - French (148-152)
Sophomores - English (154-162)
Freshman - Austrians and Prussians (163-167)
Faculty - Russians (168-173)


Your yearbook will contain the following sections:EuropeHighKing.jpg
1 - Class Sections (all 5) with pictures
2 - Drama/Arts Section
3 - Sports Section
4 - Remember When Section (Remember when...)

The Timeline:
Day 1 - Introduction and Work Time
Day 2 - Work Time
Day 3 - Work Time
Day 4 - Presentations


To Be Included:

Spain:

- People - Charles V, Phillip II, El Greco, Diego Velazquez, Don Quixote
- Events - Mediterranean/Netherlands Battles, Spanish Armada Sails, Spain's Golden Age
- Terms - Hapsburg Empire, Cumbersome, Absolute Monarch, Divine Right, Armada

France:

- People - Henry IV, Louis XIII, Cardinal Richelieu, Louis XIV, Michel de Montaigne, Jean Baptiste Colbert
- Events - Religious Wars & Edict of Nantes, Louis XIV Strengthens Power, Decline of the State
- Terms - Huguenots, Fronde, Estates General, Intendant, Versailles, Levee, Balance of Power

England:

- People - James Stuart (I), Charles I, Oliver Cromwell, Charles II, James II
- Events - The Century of Revolution, English Civil War, Cromwell's Commonwealth, The Glorious Revolution
- Terms - Dissenter, Puritans, English Bill of Rights, Limited Monarchy, Constitutional Government, Cabinet, Oligarchy,

Austria and Prussia:

- People - Ferdinand, Maria Theresa, Hohenzollern (Hoh un tsahl urn), Frederick William I, Junkers (Yoon kers), Frederick the Great (II)
- Events - 30 Years' War & Peace, War of Austrian Succession, The Seven Years' War
- Terms - Elector, Mercenary, Depopulation

Russia:

- People - Peter the Great, Catherine the Great
- Events - Peter Modernizes Russia, Russian Expansion Under Peter, Catherine... Enlightened Monarch
- Terms - Westernization, Autocratic, Boyar, Warm-Water Port, St. Petersburg, Partition

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6 Group 7






The Industrial RevolutionChapter 7 – The Industrial Revolution Begins: 1750-1850
Chapter 9 – Life in the Industrial Age: 1800-1914


The Task:
Working in groups of 3* you and your partners will be researching your topic (see below) to present to the class. To be included in your presentation…
1 - Posters – Information and visuals (pictures, photos, or maps)
2 - WIKI Notes Posted – Have a typed outline posted to WIKI for the class to follow as you present.

Topics to Choose From:
Group 1 - Dawn of the Industrial Age (246-249) and Britain Leads the Way (250-253)
Group 2 - Social Impact of the Industrial Revolution (254-258)
Group 3 - New Ways of Thinking (260-264)
Group 4 - The Industrial Revolution Spreads (298-304)
Group 5 - Changing Attitudes and Values (312-318)
Group 6 - Arts in the Industrial Age (319-322)
Group 7 - Rise of Cities (305-309)


The Timeframe:
Day 1 – Intro and workday
Day 2 – Workday
Day 3 – Presentations!

You will be graded on:
1 - The accuracy of information in your WIKI outline X/20
2 - The neatness and creativity/”visual-ness” of your poster X/20
3 - The overall presentation (i.e. did you know your information) X/20







The Rise of Militarism, Fascism, Nazism, and Totalitarianism in the 20s and 30s
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The Background:
The 20s and 30s can easily be overlooked in the shadows of the two world wars. But, the years between the wars saw Japan rise in ultranationalism and militaristic expansion, the stumble of western democracies and the world-wide depression, the rise of a totalitarian state in the Soviet Union, and the rise of Fascism and Nazism in Italy and Germany... All foreshadowing what was to come...
The Task:Working in groups of 4-5 you will be researching your chosen topic (see below) to present to the class using the WIKI site.
To Include in Your Presentation:1) A thorough outline of your section, PLUS the section's key terms and checkpoint questions... As well as answers to the Practice Quiz Packet pertaining to your section!!!
2) Visuals pertaining to your information (pictures, photos, maps, etc.)... anything that will help others understand your topic. (min. of 5)
3) Two additional sources other than the textbook. If the source is an online site it must be an ".edu" or ".gov" site, or a site accessed from the LSW Media Center Databases. Any ".com", ".info", ".org", or ".net" MUST be approved by me before you proceed to use any information! Don't forget about books!!!


The Topics to Choose From:
Conflicting Forces in Japan (512-515)
The Western Democracies Stumble (529-535)
Fascism in Italy (536-540)
The Soviet Union Under Stalin (542-549)
Hitler and the Rise of Nazi Germany (550-555)
The Timeframe:Day 1 - Intro and Work Day
Day 2 - Work Day
Day 3 - Presentations

Grading:You will be graded on content (accuracy, organization, and presentability), as well as how well ALL of your group members know the topic. Remember, each person must help present the information, as well as show evidence that they contributed to the project!
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Modern Times Research Project
Chapter 18 – The Cold War (1945-1991)
Chapter 19 – New Nations Emerge (1945-Present)
Chapter 20 – Regional Conflicts (1945-Present)
Chapter 21 – The Developing World (1945-Present)
Chapter 22 – The World Today

The Task:
Working in groups of 3* you and your partners will be researching your topic (see below) to present to the class. To be included in your presentation…
1 - Posters – Information and visuals (pictures, photos, or maps)
2 - WIKI Notes Posted – Have a typed outline posted to WIKI for the class to print out and follow as you present.
3 - One Current Event that coincides with your topic (or one part of your chosen topic).

Topics to Choose From:
Group 1 - The Cold War Unfolds - The Industrialized Economies
Group 2 - Communism Spreads in East Asia - War in Southeast Asia
Group 3 - The End of the Cold War - Conflicts Divide Nations - Industrialized Nations After the Cold War
Group 4 - Independent Nations of South Asia - New Nations in Southeast Asia
Group 5 - African Nations Gain Independence - Struggles in Africa
Group 6 - The Modern Middle East - Oil, Religion, Threats to Stability
Group 7 - Challenges of Development - Africa Seeks a Better Future
Group 8 - China and India: Two Giants of Asia - Latin America Builds Democracy
Group 9 - Globalization - Social and Environmental Challenges
Group 10 - Security in a Dangerous World - Advances in Science and Technology


The Timeframe:
Day 1 - Intro and workday
Day 2 - Workday
Day 3 - Workday
Day 4 - Workday
Day 5 - Presentations
Day 6 - Presentations


You will be graded on:
1 - The accuracy of information in your WIKI outline X/20
2 - The neatness and creativity/”visual-ness” of your poster X/20
3 - The overall presentation (i.e. did you know your information) X/20