Readings For World Civilizations II
Readings for April 22, 2016
World War II
Japanese Internment Camps:
Executive Order 9066:
Why did Japanese Americans face internment by the U.S. government in 1942?
How is the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II similar to current issues about immigration, refugees, and the perception of foreign people in The United States?
For Friday, April 15th, 2016
This Friday we will have an in class group assignment with readings about WWI. So, no additional readings. Do not forget that your rough draft is due this Friday! Remember that this is a part of your overall paper grade and it gives you a chance to get some feedback about the paper before the final version is due. Because we are nearing the end of the semester, I'm not going to accept any late submissions on either the rough draft or the final paper (which is due May 6th).
p.s. Also, don't forget to bring your film reviews from last week to turn in this week.
Readings for April 1st, 2016
William Lloyd Garrison's, "The Liberator":
You will have to navigate yourself to the scanned images of The Liberator newspaper. Browse through some of the issues.
Questions for the Readings:
How do the two men, David Walker and William Lloyd Garrison differ in their writings on slavery?
Which writing seems more persuasive to you and why do you think that?
A reminder: March 11th is your midterm, do not forget.
For Friday March 4th, 2016
We will not have readings this week and instead will do an in class assignment over the American Revolution. See you soon!
Don't forget that the midterm is on March 11th. I will pass out the review in our next class.
Readings for Friday February 26th, 2016: The Industrial Revolution
Overview of The Industrial Revolution:
Child Labour and Industry:
Questions for Readings:
Overall, what effect did The Industrial Revolution have on people in England?
Why and how did child labour become such a prevalent aspect of The Industrial Revolution?
Readings for Friday, February 19th, 2016 - The Scientific Revolution
Writings of Nicolas Copernicus: http://legacy.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1543copernicus2.asp
Overview of Galileo's writings: http://www.spiritus-temporis.com/galileo-galilei/his-writings.html
Questions for the readings:
What are the key points of Copernican theory in regards to the universe and the revolutions of heavenly bodies?
What were Galileo's greatest contributions to the understanding of our universe?
Readings for February 5th, 2015 - European Exploration
Writings of Christopher Columbus: http://historyguide.org/earlymod/columbus.html
Bartolome de Las Casas: In Defense of The Indians (excerpts) http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/40/186.html
Questions for the readings: How do each of the author's regard the Native peoples in the "new world"?
Does the account of Las Casas go against the typical story of European exploration?
Readings for January 22nd, 2016: 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