Joshua Christian High School World History II Between Ancient

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             Joshua Christian High School
     World History II: Between Ancient and Modern
                    Curriculum Guide

1. Course Description
   World History II is a 1-year college - preparatory course devoted to the
   study of history from the decline of Rome (approx. 300 AD) through
   the American Revolution. This course is designed to encourage the
   student to read, think, discuss, and write about historical periods and
   the people, ideas, and events that shaped them. Geography, timeline
   work, and art appreciation, including architecture, will be incorporated
   into the study of each time period.

   This course utilizes the Tapestry of Grace Year 2 curriculum, which
   posits that the common thread in all of history is the Hand of God. A
   variety of books will be read, as suggested by the curriculum.

2. Instructional Materials
   Tapestry of Grace Year 2: Between Ancient and Modern, 2nd edition,
   published by Lampstand Press, Ltd., 2007

   Additional resources: DVD lectures from the Teaching Company
   about medieval history and occasional DVDs and videos on various
   topics.

3. Goals and Objectives
      1. To develop a thorough understanding of the Middle Ages, the
          Renaissance, the Reformation, colonial America, and the
          American Revolution
      2. To develop an appreciation for these time periods
      3. To identify Byzantine, Islamic, Medieval and Renaissance art
          and architecture
      4. To understand how geography shapes cultures and civilizations
      5. To identify important landforms, political boundaries, regions,
          cities, and transportation routes on maps
      6. To gain a greater understanding of when things happened
          (comparing timelines, etc) in various places
      7. To encourage student to think outside his own time and culture
      8. To observe the themes, successes, and mistakes of history and
          learn from them
      9. To develop personal discipline in independent work habits
      10. To deepen critical thinking abilities
      11. To conduct meaningful discussions related to history topics




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                    Curriculum Guide


4. Course Outline
     1. First Quarter:
              a. Begin Unit 1: The Middle Ages
                  1. Review the 3rd and 4th centuries (3 weeks)
                  2. Fall of Rome
                  3. Byzantine Empire and the Eastern Orthodox
                       Church
                  4. Byzantine Empire and the Rise of Islam
                  5. The Making of Medieval Europe: Charlemagne
                  6. Changes During the Viking Age
                  7. The Feudal System
     2. Second Quarter
            a. Continue Unit 1
                 1. The High Middle Ages: Crusades, Indulgences,
                    and Inquisition
                 2. Trade and Towns: the Mongols, Marco Polo, and
                    the Far East
                 3. The Reshaping of Medieval Europe
            b. Begin Unit 2: Renaissance and Reformation
                 4. Early Lights: Gutenberg and Pre-Reformation
                    Saints
                 5. Introduction to the Southern Renaissance
                 6. The Southern Renaissance and the age of
                    Exploration
                 7. The Southern Renaissance and Later Explorers
                 8. The Southern Renaissance and Spanish
                    Expansion Overseas
                 9. The Northern Renaissance: Erasmus
     3. Third Quarter
             a. Continue Unit 2
                 1. The Reformation: Martin Luther and the German
                      States
                 2. The Reformation: Switzerland, England, and
                      Scandinavia
                 3. The Counter Reformation: French Huguenots and
                      the Netherlands



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     World History II: Between Ancient and Modern
                    Curriculum Guide

                   4. The Scottish Reformation and Elizabethan England
              b. Begin Unit 3: Colonial America
                  1. Earliest European Colonies
                  2. Europeans in New England
                  3. Growing in Numbers and Diversity
                  4. Restoration Colonies
                  5. Religious Fervor in colonial America
     4. Fourth Quarter
             a. Continue Unit 3
                 1. Colonists and Native Americans
                 2. Two Empires at Odds
                 3. Colonial Culture
             b. Begin Unit 4: The Age of Revolutions
                 1. Shaping Influences of Colonial Society
                 2. French and Indian Wars
                 3. Give Me Liberty
                 4. First Battles for Independence
                 5. The Revolutionary War
                 6. The Confederacy
     5. Summer Quarter
           a. Continue Unit 4
                1. The French Revolution for the American Vantage
                   Point
                2. the U.S. Constitution: Its Inception
                3. The U.S. Constitution: Its Ratification

5. Teaching Methods
     1.   Weekly assigned readings from various sources
     2.   Written response to assignments
     3.   Student/Instructor discussion of assignments
     4.   DVD lectures on Medieval history topics
     5.   Occasional videos for enrichment

6. Evaluations
     1. Components
           a. Completion of reading assignments
           b. Written responses


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               Curriculum Guide

       c. Quality of preparation for and participation in
           discussions
       d. Occasional tests as determined by instructor
2. Grading
       a. 90-100%        A
       b. 80-89%         B
       c. 70-79%         C
       d. Performance at less than 70% requires work to be redone




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