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Readings For World Civilizations II

November 20th, 2015

I forgot to tell you that we will meet in the theater tomorrow to watch our film! See you then.

For November 6th, 2015

I hope that everyone had a happy and safe Halloween!

I neglected to post readings for you for Friday! Sorry about that. I will print out some World War One related readings for you in class.

See you soon!

Readings for October 16th, 2015

Expansion Westward and The Civil War:

Perspectives on Slavery:

David Walker's Appeal

William Lloyd Garrison, The Liberator

Questions for Readings:

Compare and contrast the Writings of David Walker and William Lloyd Garrison. How do the two men differ in their views on liberation? What evidence does each person use to make their case for emancipation?

For October 2nd, 2015

There will be no reading this week because we will do an in class assignment this Friday over The American Revolution. Please check your email for important information regarding the midterm and reading assignments. Thanks, see you soon!

Readings for September 18th, 2015: The Industrial Revolution

Outline of The Industrial Revolution:

Effects of The Industrial Revolution on society: This is from an electronic history textbook, just read the information, you don't have to answer any of the questions included in the text.

Questions for this week: Overall, how did The Industrial Revolution effect the people involved?

Was this event a positive change for humanity or a negative one?

At that time, even the children were assigned to work in the factories ...

Readings for September 11, 2015: The Scientific Revolution

Sorry that I am late in posting your reading! So, only one short reading this time.

Writings of Nicolas Copernicus:

Questions for Reading: What are Copernicus's main ideas about the universe? What evidence does he give for his hypotheses?

Scientific Revolution Telescope The scientific revolution

Readings for September 4th, 2015: The Age of Exploration

... will be the circa 1450 fra mauro one of the most famous world

( Map: The known world in 1450)

Bartolome De Las Casas: In Defense of The Indians:

The Writings of Christopher Columbus:

Questions for Readings: How do the writings of Christopher Columbus and Bartolome De Las Casas differ in their perspective on Native Peoples?

Readings for August 27th, 2015: The Black Plague and The Protestant Reformation

Martin Luther, The Freedom of a Christian:

Overview of The Black Death:

Questions to answer:

What was the overall effect on European society due to The Black Death?

What do you think Luther means by "Freedom" of a Christian person?

What are some of the ways that he criticizes the Catholic Church and advocates for a different way?


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