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Text: World History: Connections to Today
, Ellis and Esler
Unit 1: Introduction, Easter Island, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Chapter 2
1. What laws are truly just?
2. How do we know what to believe in the
study of history?
Unit 2: India and China, Chapters
1. Are philosophy and conduct related?
What do we believe, as Americans?
Does the rest of the world think like us?
What is more important, what we believe, or what
Unit 3: Greece,
1. What are the characteristics of an ideal person?
What types of people do we admire? Why?
What type of person am I?
2. What is Western culture?
Unit 4: Rome,
1. Why do empires and countries rise and fall?
Will the United States always be what it is
2. Which is more important: freedom or security?
3. How do American ideas differ from non-American ideas?
Unit 5: Islam and the Middle East,
Chapters 10, 11
1. What motivates religious extremists?
2. How does Islam differ from
Christianity and Judaism?
Unit 6: Medieval Times, Chapters
1. What is a “crusade”?
2. To what extent does globalism affect daily life?
Why do we get so much from China?
Does it matter?
Unit 7: Renaissance and Reformation, Chapter 14
1. What is beauty?
2. What is a Renaissance man or woman?
Who would be considered a Renaissance man or
3. What knowledge is essential to all people? To what knowledge should
access be restricted?
Skills: Students will…
- Read and understand writing on world history.
- Write effectively about historical topics by summarizing,
paraphrasing, and analyzing historical writing, and responding to what they
- Conduct an original research project.
- Identify and describe important events from each of the time
periods under study and make comparisons with important events in history and