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CR World History A

BVHS Fall, 2020

Mr. Schneemann


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Textbook Chapter

English Glossary

Spanish Glossary


While you are doing the assignments you may open other files at the same time to help you. It is okay to look up the answers in the online textbook, Glossary, or Power Points


The Resources are there to help you to learn the material.


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WH Prologue

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In the 1300s, a renewed interest in classical learning and the arts arose in Italy. Thinkers in northern Europe adopted these ideas as well but with a spiritual focus. The desire for a more satisfying spiritual life led some to revolt against the Catholic Church, as new churches were founded. In response, the Catholic Church undertook some reforms of its own, strengthening the faith.

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The Renaissance



Chapter 6 Text.pdf

English Glossary

Spanish Glossary

CHAPTER OVERVIEW Starting in the 1500s, European thinkers overturned old ideas about the physical world with a new approach to science. Thinkers of the Enlightenment hoped to use reason to make a better society in which people were free. Enlightenment ideas spread throughout Europe. They had a profound effect in North America, forming the basis of the new government of the United States.

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The Enlightenment


Assignment 13

The Declaration of Independence gave meaning to the philosophy of the Enlightenment. For the first time in history ordinary common people declared that they could govern themselves without a king.

Dr. Martin Luther King used it as the foundation for his, "I Have a Dream Speech." and people all over the world have used it to justify their quest for freedom.

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The Declaration of Independence
The Enlightenment put into practice

On the left you see Thomas Jefferson presenting the Declaration of Independence to Benjaman Franklin and John Adams. In the original version of the Declaration, Jefferson spoke out strongly against slavery but the congress removed his comments.

Jefferson owned slaves himself and after his wife died he began a relationship with one of his slaves named, "Sally Hennings." They were together for the rest of his life and she was with him when he died. In Chicago there is an African American family named "Hennings" who are the direct descendents of Thomas Jefferson.

Nationalist Revolutions Sweep the West, 1789–1900 CHAPTER OVERVIEW

Motivated by the American Revolution and the ideas of the Enlightenment, Latin American colonies won independence. In Europe, liberals and radicals pushed for change.  Nationalism spread throughout Europe, and Germany and Italy formed as nations. Artistic and intellectual movements emphasized nature and feelings, true life, and “impressions” of a subject or moment


Nationalist Revolutions Sweep the  West

American Revolution


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The American Revolution
(Two video's and two assignments)


As you watch these video's try to get a sense as to the attitudes of most people. Very few people could imagine a nation that was not ruled by a king of some kind of dictator. In the beginning the American people loved King George but as the ideas of the Enlightenment took root in the minds of the Americans we began to change our attitude. Finally we came to the conclusion that we did  not need a king. In fact, the United States was the first country founded on an idea tather than some military conquest. We were the first people who believed that ordinary people could rule themselves. We did not need a king.


The Industrial Revolution, 1700–1900

Britain fueled an Industrial Revolution, which changed society. Workers benefited eventually, but at first they suffered bad working and living conditions. Other nations followed Britain’s example and industrialized. Thinkers reacted to these changes by developing new views of society. Reformers pushed for changes to make society better.

The Industrial Revolution


Begin study of Ch-7 Immigration in the late 1800's

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September 8

On the right there are lots of resources to help you learn the Constitution.

  • Use the study guides and video lectures to prepare you for the assignment.

  • When you are ready, click on the assignment.

  • If you turn off your computer or close the assignment page, you will have to start the assignment over again

  • As long as you keep your assignment open you can continue to work on it.

  • You can always take screen shots of the answers you have finished to continue the assignment later


The Constitution of the United States
The culmination of mankind's long struggle for freedom made into law.

Aristotle > Renaissance > Scientific Revolution > The Enlightenment > Constitution of U.S.



You are doing great. Keep up the good work.

September 14

Get a partner to work with

You learn better by working with another student.

Share your knowledge

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If you would like to tutor another student, let Mr. Schneemann know. You will receive extra credit


Use this week to do make up work. After Friday you can no longer go back and do missing assignments. After Friday all grades for this grading period are final

We will start a new grading period on Monday, Sept 21

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September 18 & 21

Hispanic Appreciation Month
Helping to keep America strong!

My Story.........

My name is Frank Schneemann and I am the most senior teacher in the Sweetwater District.

In 1974 I was hired as a long term substitute at Southwest Middle. I like to experiment with new teaching ideas related to technology. The District Director of Spec. Ed. observed me teaching and told the Personnel Office NOT to hire me.

The Hispanic teachers and administrators went to the district and insisted that I be hired. People like Maria Medrano, Oscar Mercado, and many others saved my job. I'm not sure why.

In those days there were two dominant gangs at SW Middle, the Imperials and the Sydro's. I was not intimidated by the kids, I felt like I was "hanging" with the kids I grew up with. in the Philadelphia Badlands.I workd with those kids and they became like family.

Open your mind and heart to the Hispanic community and you will find, as I did, that you have joined a new family who will always be there for you when you need them.


Ceasar Foundation Site

  Dudemal & LA Philharmonic
Ceasar Chavez Biography   Dudemal Venesuala High School

Famous Hispanic Americans

  Important Hispanic Artists
Hispanic Contributions to America   Hispanic Americans in Government
10 Important Hispanic Scientists   Hispanic Techology Leaders
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce   Hispanics in US Navy
Watch Video McFarland USA


Your Hispanic Reflection Essay
  • Watch the video, McFarland
  • Do the Hispanic Reflection Essay





Sept 21

In the 1600's the Parliament tried to force King Charles I to sign the "Petition of Rights." He said that God made him the king and he did not have to obey Parliament.

Parliament cut off his head and tried to run the country without him. It was a disaster so Parliament asked his son, Charles II to become king and he did.

After the U.S. Constitution was written some states refused to ratify it without a Bill of Rights. The Founding Fathers drew from the English Bill of Rights and included one in the Constitution. This document is what you are going to study in this unit.

The Bill of Rights
This document protects the citizens from the government

Thank you James Madison and the rest of the Founding Fathers


You are doing great. Keep up the good work.

Sept 28

On the right there are lots of resources to help you learn the Amendments
Use the study guides and video lectures to prepare you for the assignment.

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Amendments 11 to 27

Presidential Debate

  • Resources
  • Assignments
    • GOV AMEND 11-27
      This is a long assignment.
      You may open the U.S. Constitution and Amendments pdf and use them while testing


    EXTRA CREDIT Presidential Debate
    Tuesday 6 pm - Any Media Outlet


    Watch the debate between Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.

    Record your observations. What has each candidate said that you agree with? What did they say that you disagree with?

    PRES DEBATE <<< Disabled as of noon


    Both President Trump and Joe Biden want to do what is best for America; they just have different philosophies about government. When you are trying to learn which candidate you want to support, take into consideration things like philosophy and programs and laws they support. You should NOT use things like race, religion, personality, appearance, class, or hearsay. Be positive and factual in your observations.




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