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Readings For World Civilizations II

Midterm Essay Questions:

Midterm essay questions.  These are also posted under the ASSIGNMENTS tab.

You can choose one of the following questions for your midterm question. Your answer should be one page (longer is completely fine), single spaced, or handwritten is acceptable as well. Make sure you address the question in an organized and detailed essay. You should also use examples from what you have learned to support your argument. If you have any questions, email at any time.  Remember this is Due by July 2nd.

1.     How do the events we have studied so far: The Plague, The Protestant Reformation, Exploration, The Scientific Revolution, and The Industrial Revolution, all come together to change the world into a modern one? How can see you see the influence of each chronological event on the following events?

2.    How do the events we have studied so far: The Plague, The Protestant Reformation, Exploration, The Scientific Revolution, and The Industrial             Revolution, tell a story about “progress’? Is progress helpful to humanity or harmful, or a bit of both?

Readings for Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

The Industrial Revolution in England

industrial revolution

An overview of the Industrial Revolution:

http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/lecture17a.html

The Communist Manifesto, read the Intro and Chapter One: The Bourgeois and Proletariat

http://www.fulltextarchive.com/page/The-Communist-Manifesto/

 

Readings for June 16th, 2015

Writings of Nicolas Copernicus:

http://www.humanistictexts.org/copernicus.htm#Introduction

Bartolome De Las Casas: In Defense of The Indians:

http://mrstylerenglish.pbworks.com/f/Bartolom%C3%A9+de+Las+Casas+and+his+Defense+of+the+Indians.pdf

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Readings for June 11th, 2015

Martin Luther's 95 Theses:

http://www.spurgeon.org/~phil/history/95theses.htm 

Martin Luther, The Freedom of a Christian:

http://www.theologynetwork.org/unquenchable-flame/luther/the-freedom-of-the-christian.htm

 
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