Story of the World vol.4 JRSR

FOLSOM, Wednesdays

Grade 7-9. 10:15-11:25am

Dates: Sept.16,23,30; Oct.7,14,21,28; Nov.4,18; Dec.2,9,16

ROCKLIN, Thursdays

Grade 7-10. 10:45-11:55am

Dates: Sept.17,24; Oct.1,8,15,22,29; Nov.5,12,19; Dec.3,10,17


This volume travels through time beginning with Queen Victoria’s England to the end of the Soviet Union (USSR.)

This class will be structured with lecture, class discussion, individual and/or group assignments, and quizzes.  Each class period the student will be expected to take notes on the lecture, participate in class discussions, take quizzes, turn-in homework and give presentations.

REQUIRED

Text: Story of the World vol.4 by Susan Wise Bauer

Access to: http://www.survivinghomeschool.net

OPTIONAL

Students may bring laptops to class to aid in facilitating research for group work assignments.

SEMESTER ASSIGNMENTS

  • Timeline Chart:  After each chapter, write the main events with dates on your timeline.  Keep adding dates and events throughout the semester.
  • Oral Presentation:  At the end of the semester, you will present your timeline and highlight three events you have studied in-depth.  Each event must include at least ten interesting facts.

WEEKLY HOMEWORK

  • Summary:  For each chapter, write a 200-word summary.  Approximately 100 words for each section due the following week.
  • Class Notes:  Class notes (taken each class) due on Week 12.
  • Homework:  You may choose to complete the homework individually or as a group.
    • Individual: Write 100 words or do a 1-min presentation to the class.
    • Group: Write 200 words or do a 2-min presentation to the class.

Weekly Timeline below is subject to change depending upon the ebb and flow of an in-person class. Class discussions, presentations, completing class work all play a factor in determining how fast (or slow) we move through the chapters.

FALL Ch.1-21

  • Week 1: Ch.1&2; Britain’s Empire & Sepoy Mutiny, Japan & Crimean War
    • Homework: Choose one exhibit shown at the Great Exhibition OR Tell a story that happened during the Crimean War.
    • Summary: Ch.1&2.
    • Timeline: Add events to your timeline.
  • Week 2: Ch.3&4; The Middle East & Livingston in Africa, Italy & Taiping Rebellion
    • Homework: Tell a brief history of the country of Afghanistan OR Draw a map of 1850 Italy (must be hand-drawn.)
    • Summary: Ch.3&4.
    • Timeline: Add events to your timeline.
  • Week 3: PROJECT DAY!
  • Week 4: Ch.5&6; United States Civil War, Freedom in Paraguay & Canada
    • Homework: Tell a story about one Confederacy state and their role in the war OR about Francisco Solano Lopez, Louis Joseph Papineau or William Lyon Mackenzie.
    • Summary: Ch.5&6.
    • Timeline: Add events to your timeline.
  • Week 5: Ch.7&8; Germany, Japan’s Meiji Restoration
    • Homework: Draw a map of the North German Confederation OR Draw a map showing all the worldwide time zones and the date line.
    • Summary: Ch.7&8.
    • Timeline: Add events to your timeline.
  • Week 6: Ch.9&10; Dutch East Indies, Suez Canal & War of the Pacific
    • Homework: Tell a story about Nicholas I of Russia, Dutch East India Company or Abdulhamid II of Ottoman Empire OR a story about the Suez Canal.
    • Summary: Ch.9&10.
    • Timeline: Add events to your timeline.
  • Week 7: Ch.11&12; Africa vs. Europe, Ireland & Boers vs. British
    • Homework: Tell a story about the Scramble for Africa OR about the Potato Plague.
    • Summary: Ch.11&12.
    • Timeline: Add events to your timeline.
  • Week 8: PROJECT DAY!
  • Week 9: Ch.13&14; Brazil’s Republic, Russian Czar and Ethiopia & Italy
    • Homework: Tell a story about Pedro II of Brazil OR about the two emperors of Ethiopia.
    • Summary: Ch.13&14.
    • Timeline: Add events to your timeline.
  • Week 10: Ch.15&16; Korea’s War & Spanish-American War, Expanding USA
    • Homework: Tell a story about the Spanish-American War OR about Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller or J.P.Morgan.
    • Summary: Ch.15&16.
    • Timeline: Add events to your timeline.
  • Week 11: Ch.17&18; China’s Boxer Rebellion, Persia & Balkan’s
    • Homework: Tell a story about the Boxer Rebellion OR about the Balkan Wars.
    • Summary: Ch.17&18.
    • Timeline: Add events to your timeline.
  • Week 12: Ch.19-21; China & Vietnam, Mexican Revolution & WW1, Russian Revolution
    • Homework: Tell a story about the Last Chinese Emperor OR about World War I.
    • Summary: Ch.19&21.
    • Timeline: Add events to your timeline.
  • Week 13: End of Semester Timeline Presentations

SPRING Ch.22-42

  • Week 1: Ch.22&23; Easter Uprising & India, Peace of Versailles & Joseph Stalin
    • Homework: Tell a story about the Easter Uprisings OR Joseph Stalin
    • Summary: Ch.22&23.
    • Timeline: Add events to your timeline.
  • Week 2: Ch.24&25; King in Egypt & Fascism in Italy, China & Long March
    • Homework: Tell a story about Mussolini’s Italy OR about Mao Zedong.
    • Summary: Ch.24&25
    • Timeline: Add events to your timeline.
  • Week 3: PROJECT DAY!
  • Week 4: Ch.26&27; Great Depression & Hitler, Rebuilding Germany
    • Homework: Tell a story about the Great Depression OR Hitler’s rise to power.
    • Summary: Ch.26&27
    • Timeline: Add events to your timeline.
  • Week 5: Ch.28&29; WW2 & Holocaust, Atomic Bomb
    • Homework: Tell a story about World War II OR the Atomic Bomb.
    • Summary: Ch.28&29
    • Timeline: Add events to your timeline.
  • Week 6: Ch.30&31; India & Palestine
    • Homework: Tell a story about Gandhi OR a the Suez Canal.
    • Summary: Ch.30&31
    • Timeline: Add events to your timeline.
  • Week 7: Ch.32&33; China after WW2, Communism & Korean War
    • Homework: Tell a story about South Africa OR Korean War.
    • Summary: Ch.32&33
    • Timeline: Add events to your timeline.
  • Week 8: PROJECT DAY!
  • Week 9: Ch.34&35; Dictators in South America & Belgian Congo, Cold War & Space Race
    • Homework: Tell a story about Eva Peron OR the Space Race.
    • Summary: Ch.34&35
    • Timeline: Add events to your timeline.
  • Week 10: Ch.36&37; John F. Kennedy & Civil Rights in USA, Vietnam War
    • Homework: Tell a story about JFK OR America’s Civil Rights disputes.
    • Summary: Ch.36&37
    • Timeline: Add events to your timeline.
  • Week 11: Ch.38&39; Soviet Invasions, India, Iraq & Iran
    • Homework: Tell a story about the KGB OR Operation Ajax.
    • Summary: Ch.38&39
    • Timeline: Add events to your timeline.
  • Week 12: Ch.40-42; Chernobyl & Nuclear Power, Communism, Persian Gulf War
    • Homework: Tell a story about Chernobyl OR Tiananmen Square.
    • Summary: Ch.40-42
    • Timeline: Add events to your timeline.
  • Week 13: End of Semester Timeline Presentations