First Semester Daily Lessons - UNITS 4, 5, 6

The lessons below are in the order they are taught in the course:

Unit FOUR: East Asian Empires

(circa 600 to 1350 CE)

Each Daily Lesson Contains:


- the daily AGENDA
- the daily JOURNAL/"Bell-Ringer Activity"
- the daily LESSON PURPOSE/LEARNING TARGET
- a PREVIEW OF END OF LESSON QUESTIONS
- a MINI-LECTURE/LESSON (which corresponds to the student note-taking guide)
- the ACTIVITIES & ASSIGNMENTS of the day
- the END OF LESSON QUESTIONS (Major success criteria)
- the HOMEWORK assignment
- the LAUNCH! (a message to send with students at the end of the hour)

 

 

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Lesson 40: Introduction to East Asian Empires (circa 600-1350 CE) - CHINA & JAPAN

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Identify significant characteristics of major East Asian Empires and describe their contributions (circa 600 – 1350 CE) – Today’s focus CHINA & JAPAN

    • Lay the foundation in order to analyze impact of Mongols:

    • Explain how different east Asian civilizations (esp. Chinese dynasties) responded to internal and external challenges (focus on impact of Mongol invasions)

    • Locate and describe the geographic patterns of Mongol conquest and expansion (Mongol Empire)

Lesson 41: Korea, Southeast Asian Kingdoms, and an Introduction to the Mongols

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Identify significant characteristics of major East Asian Empires and describe their contributions (circa 600 – 1350 CE) – Today’s focus KOREA & SOUTHEAST ASIA (& basic intro to Mongols)

    • Lay the foundation in order to analyze impact of Mongols:

      • Explain how different east Asian civilizations (esp. Chinese dynasties) responded to internal and external challenges (focus on impact of Mongol invasions)

      • Locate and describe the geographic patterns of Mongol conquest and expansion (Mongol Empire)

Lesson 43: The Mongols

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Explain how different east Asian civilizations (esp. Chinese dynasties) responded to internal and external challenges (focus on impact of Mongol invasions)

  • Locate and describe the geographic patterns of Mongol conquest and expansion (Mongol Empire)

  • Describe the characteristics of the Pax Mongolica (esp. concerning trade)

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Unit FIVE: The European Middle Ages

(circa 500 to 1500 CE)

Lesson 50: The Byzantine Empire & the Eastern Orthodox Church

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Identify some major characteristics of the Byzantine Empire and its historical impact (especially in regards to the development & spread of Eastern Orthodox Christianity) 

    • Create multi-flow Thinking Map

  • Compare and Contrast the Western Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church

    • Create Double Bubble Thinking Map

Lesson 51: Part One - Early/Medieval Kievan Russia, Part Two - Seljuk Turks

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets

  • PART ONE KIEVAN RUSSIA:

    • Identify the unique geographic location of Russia (explain how Russia’s unique geographic location has caused debate over its cultural identity)

    • Identify and explain how Byzantines (and Eastern Orthodox Christianity), Slavic groups, and Mongols have impacted and shaped Russian history​​

  • Part TWO SELJUK TURKS:

    • Identify how the Seljuk Turks continued Muslim control of the Middle East

    • Describe the nature of the Seljuk Turks’ interaction with medieval Christians (esp. The Crusades) and the Mongols…​

Lesson 52: Introduction to Europe (the Context for the Middle Ages)

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Describe the general geographic boundaries and regions of Europe

  • Identify and explain unifying factors in Europe’s history (esp. Greco-Roman and Christian influences and the influence of the USSR in Eastern Europe)

  • Identify and explain the role of the European Union

  • Identify the medieval time period/The Middle Ages in European history

Lesson 53: Introduction to the Early Middle Ages

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Identify, describe, and analyze major effects of the fall of the Western Roman Empire and its connection to the European Middle Ages

  • Begin to identify, describe, and analyze major political, economic, and religious characteristics of early medieval European society and their causes (esp.  effects of the development of Germanic kingdoms, the role of the Western Roman Catholic Church, and Charlemagne’s Carolingian Empire)

Lesson 54: Medieval Feudalism

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Identify and describe major political, economic, and religious characteristics of early medieval European society and their causes (esp. feudalism and the manor system)

  • Explain & analyze the causes of the development of feudalism in medieval Europe and describe major characteristics of this system

Lesson 55: The Power of the Church in the Middle Ages

.Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Describe and analyze the role and political impact of the Western Roman Catholic Church on European medieval society

Lesson 56: The High Middle Ages - The Age of Faith

.Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Describe and analyze the role and political impact of the Western Roman Catholic Church on European medieval society during the High Middle Ages 

Lesson 57: The Crusades

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Analyze the role and political impact of the Western Roman Catholic Church on European medieval society (focus on Crusades)

  • Identify and explain major causes of the Crusades

  • Identify and explain major effects of the Crusades (especially in regards to trade, the Reconquista, and the role of the Crusades in the early development of centralized nation-states)

Lesson 58: Changes in Medieval Society & the Black Death

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Describe major changes in later medieval society and explain their causes (esp. agricultural innovations and growth of trade leading to growth of towns, cities, and universities in the later middle ages)

  • Explain the causes and spread of the Plague (esp. using maps)

  • Identify major effects/consequences of the Black Death on European society (esp. the role of the Plague in bringing about the end of the medieval period/early development of centralized nation-states)

Lesson 59: England & France Develop - The End of the Medieval Period

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Identify European nations in the High and Late Middle Ages which began to develop characteristics of modern states (especially development of centralized governments in France and England and democratic developments in England)

  • Identify and explain major causes of the end of the Middle Ages/medieval period (especially the role of the Black Death, the Great Schism, the Hundred Years’ War and the development of the English long bow)

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Unit SIX: Renaissance & Reformation Europe

(circa 1300-1600 CE)

Lesson 62: Introduction to the Renaissance! (The Renaissance Begins in Italy)

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Identify and explain major causes/reasons for the Renaissance’s origins in Italy

  • Identify and describe major characteristics of the Renaissance period (begin to contrast with the medieval period)

    • Analyze the cultural and social impact of the Renaissance on Europe (Italian High Renaissance)

Lesson 63: Characteristics of the Renaissance as Demonstrated in the Art

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets

  • Explain and analyze characteristics of the Renaissance period (esp. in contrast to the medieval period)

    • Focus on the cultural and social impact of the Renaissance on Europe (with a focus on Italian High Renaissance)

    • Application: Categorize art and architecture as Renaissance or medieval and justify categorization with knowledge of Renaissance characteristics

Lesson 64: The Northern Renaissance

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Identify and describe major characteristics of the Renaissance period (focus on the Northern Renaissance)

    • Focus on the cultural and social impact of the Renaissance on Europe (esp. Northern Europe)

    • Contrast the nature of the Northern Renaissance with that of the Italian/High Renaissance

    • Identify and explain major effects of Gutenberg’s Printing Press on European Society (esp. role it played in the Renaissance)

  • Identify and explain major effects of the Renaissance

    • Focus on ways in which the Renaissance transformed European society (particularly culturally and socially)​

Lesson 65: Effects of the Renaissance Test Review

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Identify and describe major characteristics of the Renaissance period (focus on the Northern Renaissance)

    • Focus on the cultural and social impact of the Renaissance on Europe (esp. Northern Europe)

  • Contrast the nature of the Northern Renaissance with that of the Italian/High Renaissance

  • Identify and explain major effects of Gutenberg’s Printing Press on European Society (esp. role it played in the Renaissance)

  • Identify and explain major effects of the Renaissance

    • Focus on ways in which the Renaissance transformed European society (particularly culturally and socially)

Lesson 66: The Protestant Reformation Begins

Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Explain the significance of the Protestant Reformation

  • Identify and explain major causes of the Protestant Reformation

  • Compare and contrast Protestantism and Catholicism (esp. Identify major differences)

  • Identify major Protestant figures and explain their role in the Reformation

  • Identify and explain major effects/impacts of the Protestant Reformation (esp. role in transforming European society)

Lesson 67: England Becomes Protestant

.Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Identify and explain major causes and developments of England’s break from the Western Roman Catholic Church

  • Identify and explain major effects/impacts of England becoming Protestant (especially on modern day North America

Lesson 68: The Reformation Continues (Wars of Religion and the Catholic Counter-Reformation)

.Purpose of Lesson/Learning Targets: 

  • Identify major Protestant denominations (compare and contrast major characteristics, identify leaders, etc. Focus on Calvinism today…)

  • Identify and explain major effects of the Protestant Reformation (esp. Catholic Counter-Reformation, Wars of Religion, and impact on European society)

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MIDTERM EXAM REVIEW

MIDTERM EXAM REVIEW - QUESTIONS 1 - 40

MIDTERM EXAM REVIEW - QUESTIONS 41 - 72

MIDTERM EXAM REVIEW - QUESTIONS 73 - 86

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