Unit 1: The French Revolution and Napoleon (1789-1810)

  • Liberalism and Conservativism
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* Moderates, Radicals, and Reactionaries
  • Nationalism
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* Napoleon: Tyrant or Great Man?(3 weeks/18)

Unit 2: The Industrial Revolution, Ideology, and the Age of Imperialism (c. 1800-1914)

  • The Steam Age, Urbanization, and New Social Classes
  • Liberalism, Communism, Utopianism
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* The "White Man's Burden" and the Rest of the World
  • Modern Intellectual History: Darwin, Freud, and Nietszche (5 weeks/13)

Unit 3: World War I, the Russian Revolution, and the Chinese Revolution (1910-1918)

  • The Limits of Imperialism?
  • Lenin, Trotsky, and the Fall of the Romanovs
  • The New Europe(5 weeks/8)

Unit 4: Inter-War Years and World War II (1918-1945)

  • The Failures of Versailles
  • The Roaring '20s
  • The '30s: World Depression
  • Clash of Ideologies: Fascism, Communism, Liberal Capitalism
  • World at War and the Nuclear Age (3 weeks/5) === ===

Unit 5: The Cold War (1945-1991)

  • The Bi-Polar Order
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* The Iron Curtain in Europe
  • The Bamboo Curtain in Asia
  • The Non-Alignment Movement/Post-Colonialism
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* Space Race and Arms Race in the Transistor Age
  • Vietnam
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* Cuba and the Nuclear Nightmare
  • Down Come the Walls (3 weeks/2) === ===

Epilogue: The Modern Middle East (1900-present)

  • Zionism and Herschl
  • Zionists in World War I
  • Balfour, MacMahon, and Sykes-Picot
  • The British Mandate
  • The UN Plan
  • The Arab-Israeli Wars(1 week/0)
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Unit 1: The French Revolution and Napoleon (1789-1810)

  • Essential Questions:
  • Learning Outcomes:
    • Reading
    • Listening
    • Speaking
    • Writing
  • Assessment:

Week 1: Set up Sem. 2

  • Lesson 1: Mona/TueE Jan. 8/9 Welcome back! Intro new students, hand back papers and new packets, reflect,
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* Lesson 2: WedA/ThuE Jan. 10/11: Set up Wiki project. Reading 1
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  • Lesson 3B: FriA Jan. 12: Create Wikipedia TOC and assign entries; assign role characters for ant farm
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Week 2:

  • Lesson 3B: MonE Jan. 15
  • Lesson 4: TueA/WedE Jan. 16/17: Peer review Wikipedia articles and nominate "Hall of Fame" entries; create character brainstorm; HW (start in class): Review "discussion feedback" of your Wikipedia artiicle and quickly revise; write diary 1, read Reading 2
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* Lesson 5: ThuA/FriE Jan. 18/19: Peer review 3 diaries; HW (start in class): Write Diary #2 and 3, interacting with at least one other student's character from each Estate AND a foreigner. Read Reading #3. Revise your Wikipedia based on feedback.
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Week 3:

  • Lesson 6: MonA/TueE Jan. 22/23: Peer review 3 diaries; HW (start in class): Write Diary #4 and 5, interacting with at least one other student's character from each Estate AND a foreigner.
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* Lesson 7: WedA/ThuE Jan. 24/25: Napoleon lecture and review for test. (videotape and post on Moodle)
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  • Lesson 8A: FriA Jan. 26: Test (or begin next unit and give weekend for test review?)
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Week 4:

  • Lesson 8B: MonE Jan. 29: Test

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Unit 2: The Industrial Revolution, Ideology, and the Age of Imperialism (c. 1800-1914)


  • Lesson 9: TueA/WedE Jan. 30/31
  • Lesson 10: ThuA/FriE Feb. 1/2

Week 5:

  • Lesson 11: MonA/TueE Feb. 5/6
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* Lesson 12: WedA/ThuE Feb. 7/8
  • Lesson 13a: FriA Feb. 9

Week 6:

  • Lesson 13b: MonE Feb. 12
  • Lesson 14: TueA/WedE Feb. 13/14
  • Lesson 15a: ThuA Feb. 15
  • No school Friday Feb. 16--return Wed (E period) Feb. 21

Week 7:

  • Lesson 15b: WedE Feb. 21
  • Lesson 16: ThuA/FriE Feb. 22/23

Week 8:

  • Lesson 17: MonA/TueE Feb. 26/27
  • Lesson 18a: WedA Feb. 28
  • No school Thursday-Friday Mar. 1-2

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Week 9:

  • Lesson 18b: MonE Mar. 5
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* Lesson 19: TueA/WedE Mar. 6-7
  • Lesson 20: ThuA/FriE Mar. 8-9

Week 10:

  • Lesson 21: MonA/TueE Mar. 12-13
  • Lesson 22: WedA/ThuE Mar. 14-15
  • Lesson 23a: FriA Mar. 16

Week 11:

  • Lesson 23b: MonE Mar. 19
  • Lesson 24: TueA/WedE Mar. 20-21
  • Lesson 25: ThuA/FriE Mar. 22-23

Week 12:

  • Lesson 26: MonA/TueE Mar. 26-27
  • Lesson 27: WedA/TueE Mar. 28-29
  • Lesson 28a: FriA Mar. 30

Week 13:

  • Lesson 28e: MonE Apr. 2
  • Lesson 29: TueA/WedE Apr. 3-4
  • Lesson 30a: ThuA Apr. 5
  • No school E Period Friday Apr. 6

Week 14:

  • Lesson 30e: MonE Apr. 9
  • Lesson 31: TueA/WedE Apr. 10-11
  • Lesson 32: ThuA/FriE Apr. 12-13

Week 15:

  • Lesson 33: MonA/TueE Apr. 16-17
  • Lesson 34: WedA/ThuE Apr. 18-19
  • Lesson 35a: FriA Apr. 20
  • No school the entire following week.
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Week 16:

  • Lesson 35e: MonE Apr. 30
  • Lesson 36: TueA/WedE May 1-2
  • Lesson 37: ThuA/FriE May 3-4

Week 17:

  • Lesson 38: MonA/TueE May 7-8
  • Lesson 39: WedA/ThuE May 9-10
  • Lesson 40a: FriA May 11

Week 18:

  • Lesson 40e: MonE May 14
  • Lesson 41: TueA/WedE May 15-16
  • Lesson 42: ThuE/FriE May 17-18

Week 19:

  • Lesson 43: MonA/TueE May 21-22
  • Lesson 44B: WedA May 23
  • No school Thursday May 24
  • Lesson 44e: FriE May 25

Week 20:

  • Lesson 45: MonA/TueE May 28-29
  • Lesson 46: WedA/ThuE May 30-31
  • Lesson 47a: FriA Jun. 1

Week 21:

  • Lesson 47e: MonE Jun. 4
  • Lesson 48a: TueA Jun. 5
  • No class Wed. Jun. 6
  • Lesson 48e: ThuE Jun. 7