Unit 2: Cultural Diffusion by c0z1Mq7

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									Unit 2: Cultural Diffusion
Essential Questions:
1. What is culture?
2. How are cultures defined?
3. To what extent does the acceptance or rejection of new ideas affect communities?
4. To what extent are new ideas the products of past or established cultures?
5. Are the outcomes of cultural diffusion more beneficial or detrimental?

For all textbook readings, you should record the Terms & Names at the end of each section in your
notebook.

Day 1
To prepare: (1) Read textbook Chapter 1 (sections 1 & 2); (2) Print Renaissance Overview PowerPoint
Presentation from website (you may print 6 slides per page and in black-and-white ink).

Topic: Unit introduction; Renaissance Europe

Format:
      PowerPoint Presentation and discussion
      Video: Biography of the Millennium, Gutenberg (8 minutes)

Day 2
To prepare: (1) Print and read Italian & Northern Renaissance Seminar Readings; (2) Print and review
Renaissance Seminar questions.

Topic: The Italian & Northern Renaissances

Format: Seminar Discussion based on The Dawn of the Renaissance, by J.H. Plumb

Day 3
To prepare: (1) Complete map activity, Renaissance Italy, c. 1494; (2) Print Renaissance DBQ from website;
(3) Print DBQ Essay Organizational Chart from Writer’s Corner

Topic: Italian & Northern Renaissances; introduction to DBQ’s

Format:
      - Video: Biography of the Millennium, Renaissance (12 minutes)
      - Document-Based Question (DBQ) – Middle Ages or Renaissance? Differing Interpretations. Class
      will examine the documents, answer the related questions, and complete organizational chart.

Day 4
To prepare: (1) Print Renaissance Portfolio Project from website; (2) View Renaissance Art PowerPoint
Presentation (no need to print)

Topic: Art of the Renaissance

Format: Media Center research for portfolio project
Day 5
To prepare: (1) Print and read Renaissance Political Theory Seminar Readings; (2)Review discussion questions
to prepare for seminar.

Topic: Renaissance political theory

Format: Seminar Discussion, based on The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli and The Nature of a True Prince, by
John of Salisbury

Day 6
To prepare: (1) study for Renaissance test; (2) print Protestant Reformation Introduction

Format: - Renaissance test
      - Introduce Reformation

Day 7
To prepare: (1) Read textbook Chapter 1 (sections 3 & 4); (2) complete Religious Map of Europe, c. 1600; (3)
print Protestant Reformation PowerPoint Presentation from website (you may print 6 slides per page and in
black-and-white ink).

Topic: The Protestant Reformation

Format: - PowerPoint Presentation and discussion
      - Video: Biography of the Millennium, Luther and Elizabeth (5 minutes)

Day 8
To prepare: (1) Print 95 Theses from website; (2) Print and read Luther: Giant of His Time and Ours, by
Richard N. Ostling; review discussion questions to prepare for seminar.

Topic: The Protestant Reformation

Format: - Class reading and discussion of Ninety-Five Theses, by Martin Luther. In groups, students will
      rewrite the theses in their own words and decide which three theses best capture the spirit of the
      Reformation.
      - Seminar Discussion

Day 9
To prepare: Print Protestant Reformation Video Guide from website

Topic: The Protestant Reformation

Format:
      PBS Video and website: Martin Luther
      Video resources: vocabulary sheet, timeline, crossword, quiz

Day 10
To prepare: (1) study for Reformation test; (2) print Muslim Gunpowder Dynasties Worksheet from website

Format: - Reformation test
      - Introduce Muslim Dynasties
Day 11
To prepare: (1) Complete Muslim Gunpowder Dynasties worksheet; (2) Using the blank world map, combine
the maps on pps.65, 70, and 71 of the textbook into a single map of the Muslim Gunpowder dynasties; (3)
Begin preparing for Islam seminar on Day 12

Topic: Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Dynasties

Format: - Class discussion of worksheet
      - Website: PBS’s Islam Empire of Faith. Class will explore the website’s resources, including faith,
      culture, innovation, profiles.
      - Video: Islam, Empire of Faith (part III, 50 minutes)

Day 12
To prepare: Print and read Muslim Gunpowder Dynasties Seminar Readings and review the discussion
questions to prepare for a seminar on the topic.

Topic: Muslim Gunpowder Dynasties; cultural bias

Format: Seminar Discussion, based on following texts:
Suleyman: Warrior, Man of Justice
Suleyman the Magnificent, by Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq
Constantinople under the Turks, by Benedetto Ramberti
Descriptions of the Turks and the Christians, by Bertrandon de La Brocquiere and Sultan Bayezid II
Report on Persia, Persians, and Abbas I, by Father Simon
Akbar, by Father Monserrate
Shah Jahan: Legacy of Beauty

Day 13
To prepare: View Islamic Art PowerPoint on website (no need to print)

Topic: Islamic art

Format: Media Center research of Islamic Art


Day 14
To prepare: Print Comparative Essay rubric from Writer’s Corner of website

Topic: Renaissance & Islamic Art

Format: Comparative essay, “Compare and contrast the nature and function of visual arts in Renaissance Europe
and the Muslim Gunpowder Dynasties.” Class time will be used to develop thesis statements and outlines.
Completed essay due a few days later.

Day 15
To prepare: Study for Muslim Dynasties test

Format: - Muslim Dynasties test
      - Continuation of comparative essay
Day 16
To prepare: (1) Read textbook Chapter 3 (sections 2 & 3); (2) print Chinese Exploration Readings from website

Topic: - Comparative Essay
       - Introduction to Age of Exploration (East Meets West)
       - Chinese Exploration & Isolation

Format: - Final questions on comparative essay
      - Class reading and discussion of Letter to King George III (1793), List of Chinese Inventions and
      Discoveries with Dates of First Mention

Days 17
To prepare: Print Chinese Exploration NY Times Articles from website

Topic: Chinese Exploration & Isolation; Analysis of Historical Evidence

Format:
      PBS Video and website: 1421: The Year China Discovered America (select chapters)
      Class discussion of New York Times articles: (1) Who Discovered America? Zheng Who?, by Joseph
      Kahn (January 2006); (2) 1421: Pacific Overtures, by John Noble Wilford (February 2003)

Day 18
To prepare: (1) Read textbook Chapter 3 (section 1); Chapter 4 (sections 1 & 4); (2) Using a blank world map,
combine and reproduce the maps on pages 87 and 104 of the textbook; (3) Print European Exploration Fact
Sheets from website.

Topic: European Age of Exploration

Format:
      Fact sheet, Factors Behind 15th-Century European Exploration
      Fact sheet, Mercantilism vs. Free Market, 1500-1776
      Fact sheet, Interhemispherical Exchange of Plants and Animals 1492-1610
      Video: Biography of the Millennium, Explorers (6 minutes)
      Point/Counterpoint Reading: Legacy of Columbus

Day 19

Topic: Chinese and European Exploration

Format: Comparative Essay -- Compare and Contrast Chinese and European views of and experiences with
exploration. Class time will be used to develop thesis statements and outlines.

Day 20

Test - Chinese and European Exploration

								
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