World History 1st Semester Final Review

These essential questions will be the final exam. Be prepared to answer a questio...
-    How would the world be different?

  4)   Renaissance means rebirth.
  -    Was the Renaissance a time of rebirth? Wh...
-    If you had the power to change one thing about our government, what would it be?

  3) England and France were differ...
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Mr. Lehr's 2009 1st Semester World History Final Review

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This is the Essential Question review for Greg Lehr's 10th grade World History class at Newton High School.

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Mr. Lehr's 2009 1st Semester World History Final Review

  1. 1. World History 1st Semester Final Review These essential questions will be the final exam. Be prepared to answer a question from each section. The final exam will be: Gold: Tuesday, December 15 Black: Wednesday, December 16 • Remember, PROVIDE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES These questions will be graded using the Ideas and Content rubric found below: Ideas and Content 5 points 3 points 1 point - Clear, focused, - Clear and focused - No sense of purpose interesting - Lacks insight - Dull, uninteresting to - Insightful - Limited development reader - Details relevant - Some random - Shallow - Writer in control thoughts development - Shows - Originality not seen - Very random imagination/creativity in main points - Not original Renaissance – Change 1) Many people refer to the Middle Ages as the “Dark Ages.” - What do you think? Was it “Dark?” (not the color) - Was the Renaissance a reaction to the Middle Ages? Why or why not? - Are we in a “dark age” or “renaissance” today? 2) Choose one of the following: - You’re da Vinci’s paintbrush… - You’re Michelangelo’s hands… - You’re Machiavelli’s pen… - What do you feel, see? - How is this person changing the world? 3) The Renaissance was a time that brought a lot of change. - If the "delete" button were pushed on the Renaissance, what would society lose?
  2. 2. - How would the world be different? 4) Renaissance means rebirth. - Was the Renaissance a time of rebirth? Why? - Can you think of any other instances where the world has undergone a rebirth? - What do you consider to be a rebirth? 5) Change was the Big Idea for the Renaissance. - Why does the word Change fit the Renaissance? - If you could give the Renaissance a Big Idea other than Change, what would it be? Reformation – Change 1) The printing press was an important invention. - Why is the printing press such an important invention? - Why did the printing press play such an important part in the Reformation? - What would have occurred if the printing press wouldn't have been invented? Exploration and Isolation – When One Group Prospers, Another Group Suffers 1) Money was definitely a factor in European exploration. - Why was money so important to exploration? - Does money play a part in people moving or “exploring” today? or does it matter? 2) Europeans had a huge impact on America. - Do you feel the Europeans coming to America was a positive or a negative? Or both? - Could it have been done differently? How? - How would life be different? 3) Isolationism is a concept that has been around for hundreds of years. - Why did China and Japan isolate themselves? - Can you predict the outcome if China and Japan didn’t isolate themselves? - Did it benefit them? 4) “When one group suffers, another group prospers,” is the Big Idea for Exploration and Isolation. - How does this Big Idea fit this unit? - If you could give this unit a different Big Idea, what would that be? Age of Constitutionalism & Absolutism - Independence 1) Thomas Rainsborough: “Every man that is to live under a government ought first by his own consent to put himself under that government.” - How does this quote apply to what happened in England? - Does this quote apply to the United States? How? 2) The events that occurred in England had a huge impact on the world. - Why does America have to thank England when it comes to our government?
  3. 3. - If you had the power to change one thing about our government, what would it be? 3) England and France were different as far as government goes. - Compare and contrast the government in France to the government in England during this time period. - How did the government in each country during that time affect the people? 4) Russia had a few different rulers that could be considered absolute. - Why could each ruler be considered absolute? Give specific facts for each ruler. - What is the relationship between an absolute ruler and the people they rule? - What about the relationship between a ruler that isn’t absolute and the people? 5) The Big Idea for this unit is “Independence.” - How does the term Independence fit both Constitutionalism and Absolutism? - If you could give this unit another big idea, what would you call it? The Enlightenment – Think, Think, Think 1) The Enlightenment helped the founding fathers write the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. - What were some of the Enlightened ideas that were used by the founding fathers in these historic documents? - Why are they significant? 2) The Enlightenment changed the world in which we live today. - How did the Enlightenment change the world? - Think about Locke, Hobbes, Rousseau, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Wollstonecraft - What would happen if the Enlightenment had not occurred? French Revolution – Freedom!!! 1) The French Revolution was a complicated affair with many different events. - Think about the Estates General, National Assembly and the Reign of Terror - How would you summarize the French Revolution? - Was it Positive or Negative? Why? 2) The French Revolution was a complicated affair with many different events. - Think about the Estates General, National Assembly and the Reign of Terror - How would you summarize the French Revolution? - Was it Positive or Negative? Why? 3) Many people consider the French Revolution to be the most important event in history. - Can you assess the value or importance of the French Revolution? - Why is it important?

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