Mrs. Colleen Weeks Voice Mail: 623-445-7280 AP World History Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room 720 Website: cweeks.myteacher.dvusd.org Course Description: 2009-2010 Welcome! The purpose of the AP World History course is to develop greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts, in interaction with different types of human societies. This understanding is advanced through a combination of selective factual knowledge and appropriate analytical skills. The course highlights the nature of changes in global frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies. Periodization forms the organizing principle to address change and continuity throughout the course. Students will be expected to complete homework daily in order to develop the analytical and writing skills necessary for success in a college- level history course. To this end, the course devotes considerable time to the critical evaluation of primary and secondary sources, increased reading, analysis of historical facts, presentations, and essays that include the DBQ, the comparative essay, and the change-over-time essay. This course emphasizes themes and addresses the habits of mind needed in order for the student to develop the necessary skills to be successful. Specific themes provide further organization to the course, along with consistent attention to contacts among societies that form the core of world history as a field of study. The 5 Themes of AP World History analyze the processes and causes involved in continuities and change: 1. Interaction between humans and the environment Demography and disease Migration Patterns of settlement Technology 2. Development and interaction of cultures Religions Belief systems, philosophies, and ideologies Science and technology The arts and architecture 3. State-building, expansion, and conflict Political structures and forms of governance Empires Nations and nationalism Revolts and revolutions Regional and global structures and organizations 4. Creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems Agricultural and pastoral production Trade and commerce Labor systems Industrialization Capitalism, Socialism, Communism 5. Development and transformation of social structures Gender roles and relations Family and kinship Racial and ethnic constructions Social and economic classes Chronological Boundaries of the Course: Periodization Foundations 8000 B.C.E. - 600 C.E. 19-20% (6 weeks) II 600 C.E. – 1450 22% (7 weeks) III 1450 – 1750 19-20% (6 weeks) IV 1750 – 1914 19-20% (6 weeks) V 1914 – present 19-20% (6 weeks) This program uses the designation B.C.E. (before common era) and C.E. (common era); these labels correspond to B.C. (before Christ) and A.D. (anno Domini). Course Materials: Main Textbook: Bulliet, Richard W., et al. The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History. AP/3rd Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. Primary Documents Reader: Andrea, Alfred J. and James H. Overfield. The Human Record: Sources of Global History. 5th Edition. Vols 1 & 2. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. Outside Reading: Hochschild, Adam. King Leopold’s Ghost. Boston: Mariner Books, 1999. Resources and Outside Readings used in the course: Detailed Course Description from the College Board AP, May 2008-May 2009 (Acorn Book) 2002-2008 AP World History Essay Questions, Rubrics, and Student Samples (AP Central) AP Student Guided Readings to accompany Earth and Its Peoples Cracking the AP World History Exam: Student Study Guide (Princeton Review, 2009-2010) Internet and power point presentations Multimedia: History Channel, A& E, PBS, National Geographic, Discovery Times Students are encouraged to take the AP World History Exam on May 13, 2010. The cost is $86.00. The test will be given from 8-11:30 am on our school campus. A score of 3,4, or 5 is passing and could result in college credit. All AP World students will also take the O’Connor AP World History Semester Finals. Grading Policy: Grades are weighted and cumulative for each semester. This is a 5.0 class. Percentage Breakdown of Letter Grades: 100 % - 90% = A 89% - 80% = B 79% - 70% = C 69% - 60% = D <60% =F The student’s overall grade will be weighted according to the following percentages: Assessments: Unit Exams, quizzes, long-term projects, presentations, essays……64% Classwork/Homework/Participation: practice various lesson objectives……….16% Semester Final Exam……………………………………………………………...20% 100% Progress Reports: You may check grades online using PowerSchools and a school-provided password. Late Work: NO late work will be accepted! Absences/Make-up Work: Keep absences to a minimum. Upon return to school, it is the STUDENT’S responsibility to make-up any assignments or tests missed. If the work is not completed during the allotted time, the work will become a zero. Work missed as a result of an unexcused absence will result in a zero. Make-up Exams and Quizzes: Upon return to class, after an excused absence(s), a student has one school day for each excused absence to make-up the missed exam or quiz. You will need to schedule a time before or after school to take the missed exam or quiz no later than one week after the original scheduled date. Please speak with me regarding any special circumstances. Long-Term Project Policy: A long-term project is a project that is assigned at least two weeks before the day it is due. Long-term projects are due on the assigned due date, as defined in writing, in advance, by the instructor. If the student is absent the project is still due on the day assigned. Sweep: Any student who is swept and wants credit for a due assignment must turn the work into the instructor the same day of the sweep. It is the STUDENT’S responsibility to get any assigned material missed due to being swept and have it prepared on the due date. Classroom Rules and Consequences: Students are expected to be in their seats at the beginning of class. Please remove your hat. Be respectful and considerate of other people’s feelings, rights, and possessions. Come to class prepared and ready to participate. Give the speaker your full attention. No food, drink (except water), and/or gum allowed in the classroom. No electronic equipment may be used in class including cell phones, CD, MP3, and/or iPODS. Profanity, in any way, is NOT acceptable. All School rules will be enforced – NO exceptions. Any problems within this classroom will be dealt with quickly and effectively. The instructor will address any disruption immediately. The overall goal is to make this class as enjoyable and effective as possible for every student. 1st Offense: Teacher/Student Conference nd 2 Offense: Call home to Parents/Guardians 3rd Offense: Referral to Office Integrity: Integrity has been defined as: “How you act when no one is looking.” Integrity is vital to the learning environment and to life itself. Any instances of cheating will be dealt with according to the school rules and may include loss of credit for the assignment, parents notified and/or a referral to Administration. Cheating includes, but is not limited to: plagiarism (using another’s words without giving credit to the author), ANY giving or receiving of answers to/from another student, copying of project assignment, using answers during an exam. Talking or the appearance of talking, during an exam and/or quiz is considered cheating. Procedures for Getting Extra Help: There must be an open-line of communication between the students and the instructor. I will be available to work with individual students both before and after school. If you need help or need to speak to me, please see me to make an appointment for a date and time. Again, welcome and let’s have a great year! WHAP! (World History Advanced Placement) Student Name:_____________________________________________________ Hour:___________ AP World History Dear Parents/Guardians, It is my pleasure to introduce myself to you. My name is Colleen Weeks, and I will be your student’s Advanced Placement World History Teacher this year at O’Connor High School. It is my goal to make this an enjoyable class for your sons and daughters, and I will do my best to help them excel in this class. With every class, I send home a copy of the course syllabus for the parents/guardians to read over. It is designed to let you know how the class will be conducted and what is expected of the students. Please read over this syllabus; furthermore, you may want to discuss the items/procedures with your child. If there are any questions, please contact me as soon as possible. I encourage open communication. Parents/guardians, please initial beside each of the following statements, as well as sign and date at the bottom: _____ I understand that Mrs. Weeks has a teacher website that is updated weekly. This is the best way to keep track of assignments, tests, & due dates. The course outline is also available on the website. _____I understand that I have access to grades via PowerSchools. _____I authorize my child to view videos with the rating of G, PG, or PG13. _____I understand what defines cheating. I understand that if my child is cheating, he/she will receive a zero for the assignment and a possible discipline referral. _____ I acknowledge that my student is encouraged to purchase the 2009–2010 Princeton Review AP World History Study Guide as part of this college-level class. (Earlier versions are acceptable.) _____ I will encourage my student to take the AP World Exam on May 13, 2010. There will be a cost of $86.00 to take the test. Scholarships are available. Once you have read the syllabus and discussed it with your student, please sign, have your student sign and return this page to me. Your student’s first assignment is to return this paper signed by Friday, August 21, 2009. Thank you, Mrs. Colleen M. Weeks, M.Ed. AP World History Teacher Sandra Day O’Connor High School I have read the syllabus and understand the information included. Student’s Signature:___________________________________________________Date:_________ Parent/Guardian’s Signature:____________________________________________Date:_________ AP World History Course Outline Fall 2009 Please note: The weeks are approximate times depending on numerous factors including length of week, length of unit, and length of notes. Also, daily warm-up’s consist of labeling assigned countries throughout the world and completing bi-weekly map quizzes. Periodization: Foundations Unit: 8000 BCE – 600 CE; Chapters 1-6; 19-20%; (6 weeks) Fall Week 1 (8/17-8/21) Early Civilizations Syllabus with Course Outline Review Pretest Primary Sources and How to Read Them Primary Source Document: Christopher Columbus; A Letter Concerning Recently Discovered Islands Lecture/Discussion notes: Early Civilizations Week 2 (8/24-8/28) River Valley Civilizations Chapter 1: “From the Origins of Agriculture to the First River-Valley Civilizations” 8000 – 1500 BCE; pgs 4-35 Chapter 1 Guided Reading w/ DBQ Babylonians New Year Festival 1-3 Lecture/Discussion notes: River Valley Civilizations Video Discussion: Guns, Germs and Steel part 1 Primary Source Document: The Judgments of Hammurabi Reading Quiz Chapter 1 Week 3 (8/31-9/04) Classical China Chapter 2: “New Civilizations in the Eastern and Western Hemispheres” 2200 – 250 BCE; pgs. 36-58 Chapter 2 Guided Reading w/ DBQ Analects of Confucius Lecture/Discussion notes: Classical China and Confucianism; 1000 BCE-500CE Video Discussion: Time Life’s Lost Civilizations: China- Dynasties of Power Reading Quiz Chapter 2 Weekend work (9/04-9/07) The Middle East Chapter 3: “The Mediterranean and the Middle East, 2000-500BCE; pgs. 59-86 Chapter 3 Guided Reading w/DBQ Israelite Prophet 1-3 Reading quiz Chapter 3 on Monday Week 4 (9/08-9/11) Greece & Persia Chapter 4: “Greece and Iran, 1000-30BCE; pgs. 89-120 Chapter 4 Guided Reading * (no DBQ – do short answer) Lecture/Discussion notes: Ancient Greece & Pericles Skit Primary Source Document: Homer, The Odyssey` Video Discussion: Battle of Thermopolyae Reading Quiz Chapter 4 (Note: * honors also completes the chapter) Week 5 (9/14-9/18) Rome & Han China Chapter 5: “An Age of Empires: Rome and Han China, 753 BCE- 600 CE; pgs 123-148 Chapter 5 Guided Reading * w/DBQ Slaves in Rome & China 1-3 Lecture/Discussion notes: Ancient Rome Video Clip Discussion: Julius Caesar Review discussion on Han Dynasty from Classical China notes Reading Quiz Chapter 5 Week 6 (9/21-9/25) India Chapter 6: India and Southeast Asia, 1500 BCE – 600 CE; pgs 150-170 Chapter 6 Guided Reading w/DBQ Kama Sutra for Women 1-4 Lecture/Discussion notes: India to 535 CE Compare Hinduism & Buddhism Reading Quiz Chapter 6 WHAP “Must Know” dates for Foundations Unit (8000 BCE – 600 CE) M/C Exam: Foundations Unit: Chapters 1-6 Week 7 (9/28-10/02) Comparative Essay Compare Rome and Han Periodization: Part II; 600 CE to 1450; Chapters 7-14; 22%; (7 weeks) ****Change: chapters 10,12,11,13 then exam Note: go in order next year! 7,8,9,10,11 test 12,13,14,15,16 test Weekend work (10/02-10/05) Trade Route Expansion Chapter 7: Networks of Communication and Exchange, 300 BCE-600 CE; pgs. 173-192 Chapter 7 Guided Reading w/ 17 m/c questions Reading Quiz Chapter 7 Monday Week 8 (10/05-10/09) The Rise of Islam Chapter 8: The Rise of Islam, 600-1200; pgs. 193-216 Lecture/Discussion notes: The Arab Empire and the Creation of Islam Chapter 8 Guided Reading* (no DBQ/ do short answer) Lecture/Discussion notes: Arab Islamic Empires Video Discussion: Islam: Empire of Faith part 1 Chart: Comparative Religions Reading quiz Chapters 8 Include notes on Umayyad, Abbasid, Baghdad and Islam pt 2 Week 9 (10/12-10/16) The Middle Ages & The Crusades Chapter 9: “Christian Europe Emerges, 600-1200; pgs. 218-240 Chapter 9 Guided Reading* (no DBQ, do short answer) Lecture/Discussion notes: Fall of Rome & Rise of Byzantine Lecture/Discussion notes: The Middle Ages 500-1500 CE Lecture/Discussion notes: The Church in the Middle Ages Lecture/Discussion notes: The Crusades Video Discussion: The Crusades, pt 2. Reading Quiz Chapter 9 Change: completed chapter 14 and took exam chaps 7,8,9,14 Week 10 (10/19-10/23) China & Japan Chapter 10: Inner and East Asia, 600-1200; pgs. 243-264 Chapter 10 Guided Reading, no DBQ – do short answer Lecture/Discussion notes: The Era of the Tang and Song Dynasties Lecture/Discussion notes: Japanese Feudalism Primary Source Document: The Ideal Samurai Reading quiz Chapter 10 Introduce strategies for DBQ (shoe grouping on podium) DBQ: Ely Tigers vs. Dillard Panthers Group together Assign DBQ AP 2007 Rome/Han attitudes towards technology Week 11 (10/26-10/30) The Americas Chapter 11 Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas, 600-1500; pgs. 267-290 Chapter 11 Guided Reading, DBQ Burials 1-4 Lecture/Discussion notes: The Americas on the Eve of Invasion Video Discussion: 500 Nations, Mexico Video: Guns, germs, and Steel pt.2 Conquistadors Reading Quiz Chapter 11 Primary Doct’s: Meeting between Cortes and Montezuma Week 12 (11/02-11/06) The Mongols Chapter 12: Mongol Eurasia and Its Aftermath, 1200-1500 Chapter 12 Guided Reading, DBQ Mongol Politics, Mongol Women 1-3 Lecture/Discussion notes: Last Great Nomadic Challenges Reading Quiz Chapter 12 Introduce Comp Essay AP 2005 Mongol rule Practice grading 2005 AP Comp student samples Weekend work (11/06 – 11/09) Chapter 13: Tropical Africa and Asia 1200 -1500, pgs. 324-347 Chapter 13 Guided Reading w/ DBQ India & Mali 1-3 Reading Quiz Chapter 13 Monday Lecture/Discussion notes: Spread of Islam into Africa & Asia (Monday) Week 13 (11/09-11/13) The Latin West Chapter 14: The Latin West 1200-1500; pgs. 349-373 Chapter 14 Guided Reading, DBQ Persecution & Protection of the Jews 1-3 Lecture/Discussion: The West and the Changing World Balance Lecture/Discussion Rise of Monarchies The Black Plague Lecture/Discussion: The Strengthening of Monarchies (Joan of Arc) Video Discussion: Joan of Arc Lecture/Discussion: The Renaissance Reading Quiz Chapter 14 Change: chapters 10,12,11,13 then exam Note: go in order next year! 7,8,9,10,11 test 12,13,14,15,16 test Week 14 (11/16-11/20) Chapter 15: The Maritime Revolution to 1550; pgs. 375-398 Chapter 15 Guided Reading Lecture/Discussion: The Age of Exploration, DBQ Kongo’s Christian King 1-4 Internet Activity: Zheng He & Ibn Battuta Primary Source Document: Ibn Battuta, A Donation to Those Interested in Curiosities The Reconquista WHAP “Must Know” Dates for Part II 600-1450 Change: showed 1421 Week 15 (11/23-11/25) The Reformation (Thanksgiving Week) Chapter 16: Transformations in Europe 1500-1750; pgs. 401-428 Chapter 16 Guided Reading, DBQ Machiavelli 1-3 Lecture/Discussion notes: Protestant Reformation Video Clip: Luther Reading Quiz Chapter 16 Periodization: Part III; 1450 to 1750; Chapter 16 cont Week 16 (11/30-12/04) The Reformation Video clip: Cromwell as intro to questioning absolute power Lecture/Discussion notes: Scientific Revolution & Enlightenment English Civil War English Bill of Rights Debate: Hobbes/Locke Week 17 (12/07-12/11) DBQ 2002 AP Exam Week 18 (12/14-12/18) Final Exams Final Exam M/C: 70 questions Winter Break Assignments Read Chapter 17 & complete Guided Reading Chapter 17 DBQ pgs. 442-443 questions 1-3 Read Chapter 18 & complete Guided Reading & Purchase Princeton Review Read King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild Complete Reader’s Guide; due March 22, 2010 Exam, Monday, March 22 AP World History Course Outline Spring 2010 Please note: The weeks are approximate times depending on numerous factors including length of week, length of unit, and length of notes. Also, daily warm-up’s consist of labeling assigned countries throughout the world and completing bi-weekly map quizzes. Periodization: Part III; 1450 to 1750; Chapters 16-20; 19-20%; (6 weeks) Week 1 (1/04-1/08) Atlantic Slave Trade (continue Part III Unit 1450-1750) CH 17 DBQ, Spanish Colonies 1-3 Grade GR 18: Chapter 18: The Atlantic System and Africa, 1550-1800; pgs. 457-477 Reading quiz Chapter 18 Chapter 18 Guided Reading, DBQ Slavery 1-4 Lecture/discussion notes: Exploration in North America Lecture/Discussion notes: Trade on a Global Scale Video clip: Amazing Grace Reading Quiz Chapter 18 Pretest Begin “5 Friday” review for AP exam using The Princeton Review Manual Ch 1; pgs. 4-9; “How to Crack the System” Week 2 (1/11 – 1/15) Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean 1500-1750 Chapter 19 Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean pgs. 484-509 Indian Ocean Trade Game Notes: Global Trade Chart: The 3 Empires: Ottomans, Safavids. Mughals Reading quiz: 19 5 Friday: Princeton Review Manual; ch 2, pgs. 12-36 Cracking Multiple Choice Section Week 3 (1/18 -1/22) Northern Eurasia 1500-1800 Chapter 20 Northern Eurasia pgs. 511- 530 Video: Japan Notes: Ming & Qing Dynasties, Japan Notes: Russian Empire Reading quiz: 20 5 Friday ch 3 Week 4 (1/25-1/29) The French Revolution 1750-1850 Chapter 21 Revolutionary Changes in the Atlantic World 1750-1850 pgs. 540-567 Chapter 21 Guided Reading French Revolution The American Revolution Reading quiz 21 5 Friday ch 4 Week 5 (2/01-2/05) The Industrial Revolution 1760-1851 Chapter 22: The Early Industrial Revolution, pgs 568-591 Chapter 22 Guiding Reading Reading quiz Chapter 22 Introduce strategies for Change and Continuity Over Time essay Score 2006 student samples 5 Friday: ch 5 Test 18-22 Part IV Unit: 1750-1914; chapters 23-27 Week 6 (2/08-2/12) Latin American Independence 1800-1890 Write CCOT from 2006 Peer grade CCOT from 2006 Chapter 23: Nation Building & Economic Transformation in the Americas, 1800-1890. Pgs. 592-622 Chapter 23 Guided Reading Reading quiz Chapter 23 WHAP “Must Know” Dates Week 7 (2/15-2/19) Imperialism 1750-1870 Chapter 24: Africa, India and the New British, pgs. 623-649 Chapter 24 Guided Reading Lecture/Discussion notes: Imperialism Muhammad Ali Lecture/Discussion notes: Imperialism in Asia (India & Sepoys) Great Trek Reading quiz Chapter 24 Friday review : ch 6 pgs. 88-122 “Ancient Stuff: 8000 BCE-500CE” Week 8 (2/22-2/26) Imperialism 1800-1870 Chapter 25 Land Empires in the Age of Imperialism, pgs.650-676 Chapter 25 Guided Reading The Ottoman Empire The Russian Empire The Qing Empire Reading Quiz Chapter 25 Friday Review” ch 6 complete Week 9 (3/01-3/05) Imperialism 1850-1900 Chapter 26 The New Power Balance, pgs. 680-706 Chapter 26 Guided Reading Lecture/Discussion notes: Unification of Germany & Italy; Japan Reading quiz Chapter 26 Friday review: ch 7 pgs. 124-154 “Really Old Stuff: 600 CE 1450” Week 10 (3/08-3/12) Imperialism 1869-1914 Chapter 27 The New Imperialism, pgs. 707-734 Chapter 27 Guided Reading Complete map of Partition of Africa during the Age of Imperialism (ch 27, pg 715) Lecture/Discussion notes: Imperialism in Africa Video/Discussion: Guns, Germs, and Steel part 3 Reading quiz Chapter 27 Friday review ch 7 complete M/C Test Chapters 23-27 Week 11 Spring break 3/15-3/19 King Leopold Questions Due upon Return Week 12 (3/22-3/26) CCOT Essay King Leopold Exam CCOT Essay 2003; Islam’s effect on Europe Grade student samples Peer grade students’ essays Part V Unit; 1914-present; chapters 28-36 Week 13 (3/29-4/02) WWI 1900-1929 Chapter 28 The Crisis of the Imperial Order, pgs. 735-764 Chapter 28 Guided Reading Lecture/Discussion notes: WWI Complete WWI Chart Primary Source: The Romance of War pgs. 371-376 Primary Source: Henry S. Clapham, Mud and Khaki, Memoirs of an Incomplete Soldier pgs. 377-381 Reading quiz Chapter 28 WHAP “Must Know” Dates for Unit IV (1750-1914) Week 14 (4/05-4/09) WWII 1929-1949 Chapter 29 The Collapse of the Old Order, pgs 765-792 Chapter 29 Guided Reading Lecture/Discussion notes: Causes and Effects of WWII Video Discussion: Hitler & Stalin Primary Source: Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf pgs. 394-399 Primary Source: Iwao Nakamura and Astuko Tsujioka, Recollections of the Atomic Bomb pgs 414-418 Primary Source: Rape of Nanking Reading quiz Chapter 29 Friday Review ch 8 pgs. 156-186 “Old Stuff” 1450-1750 Week 15 (4/12-4/16) Independence Movements 1900-1949 Chapter 30 Striving for Independence: Africa, India, and Latin America, pgs 793-816 Chapter 30 Guided Reading Lecture/Discussion notes: Mexican Revolution, Chinese Revolution, Indian Independence Lecture/Discussion notes: Russian Revolution and The Global Depression Reading quiz chap 30 Week 16 (4/19-4/23) Cold War 1945-1975 Chapter 31: The Cold War and Decolonization, pgs 820-846 Chapter 31 Guided Reading Lecture/Discussion notes: Cold War Video Discussion: The Berlin Wall Decolonization Activity Reading quiz Chapter 31 Friday review; finish ch 8 Week 17 (4/26-4/30) Cold War 1975-1991 Chapter 32: Crisis, Realignment, & the Dawn of the Post-Cold War World, pgs. 847-877 Chapter 32 Guided Reading Lecture/Discussion notes: Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, Fall of USSR Reading quiz Chapter 32 Friday Review ch 9, pgs. 188-216 “Not So Old Stuff 1750-1914” Week 18 (5/03-5/07) Globalization Chapters 33 Globalization at the Turn of the Millennium, pgs 878-905 Chapters 33 Guided Reading Lecture/Discussion notes: Modern Conflicts Debate: Arab-Israeli Conflict Primary Source: Osama bin Laden: Declaration of Jihad Against Americans Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Mosques pgs. 515-522 Primary Source: Mohammed Atta: The Last Night pgs 522-525 M/C Test Chapters 28-33 WHAP :Must Know” Dates 1914-present Week 19 (5/10-5/14) AP TEST WEEK *********WHAP EXAM, Thursday May 13th, 8 am Princeton Review Ch 5: COMP essay Comparative Essay: AP 2006 Exam; Compare and Contrast the goals and outcomes of the revolutionary process in two of the following countries, beginning with the dates specified: Mexico 1910; China 1911; Russia 1917 Practice grading student samples from 2006 AP Exam Reading quiz Chapters 33 DBQ: Change in Women’s Worlds from Review Manual CCOT Essay; 2006 AP Exam Analyze the cultural and political changes and continuities in ONE of the following civilizations during the last centuries of the classical era: Roman 100-600 or Indian 300-600 (already did China 100-600) Princeton Review Chapter 10 pgs. 217-249 “Recent Stuff 1914-Present” Princeton review CH 11: Practice Test 1; ch 12 practice test 1 answers & explanations Princeton Review CH 13: Practice Test 2; CH 14 pratice test 2 answers & explanations Week 20 (5/17-5/21) Final Exam Week AP World History Exam: May 13, 2010 8 am Final Exam AP World History Possible Summer Reading Assignments: 1. How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill Write a 5+ paragraph analysis essay about the main themes of the book. The essay will be turned in to the instructor the first day of class. Be prepared to discuss the novels and your papers with the class during the first days of school. Enjoy!