Reading assignments & downloadable study materials

 

TOPICS/MATERIALS

Session 1
HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN
 

1. Prehistoric Britain (c. 500 000 BC - 43 AD)

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 1. The Foundation Stones (pages 3 -- 6)
 

2. Roman Britain (AD 43-410)

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 1. The Foundation Stones (pages 6 -- 10)
  2. 02 Hadrian's Wall West Bank Barrier Comparison-seminar worksheet
  3. 02 Hadrian's Wall, history-article
  4. 02 What is the West Bank Barrier-BBC News article
 

3. The Anglo-Saxon Period (440-1066)

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 2. The Saxon Invasion (pages 11 -- 17)
  2. 03 Anglo-Saxon Britain-video-worksheet
 

4. The Early Middle Ages (1066-1307)

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 4. Conquest & Feudal Rule, 5. The Power of the Kings of England, 6. Government & Society (pages 23 -- 43)

Session 2   

5. The Late Middle Ages (1290-1485)

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 7. The Century of War Plague & Disorder, 8. The Crisis of Kings & Nobles, 9. Government & Society
 

6. The Tudor Age (1485-1603)

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 10. The Birth of the Nation State, 11. England & her Neighbours, 12. Government & Society
 

7. The Stuarts (1603-1688)

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: Crown & Parliament, 14. Republican & Restoration Britain, 15. Life & Thought
  2. 08 Charles I: Living in a World of One's Own-classroom activity.doc 
 

8. The Eighteen Century (1688-1789)

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 16. The Political World, 17. Life in Town & Country, 

Session 3

9. The Age of Industrial Revolution

 
  1. COURSEBOOK:  18. The Years of Revolution

 

10. The Age of Liberalism (1851-1914)

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 20. The Years of Sefl-confidence
  2. Self-Confidence of Mid-Victorian Age-article
 

HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

Session 4

1. Colonial Period 
 
  1. COURSEBOOK: A NEW WORLD (subchapters 1. The First Americans, 2. Explorers from Europe, 3. Virginian Beginnings, 4. Puritan New England, 5. Colonial Life in America
  2. Colonial period-seminar video worksheet
  2. Towards Independence 
 
  1. COURSEBOOK: A NEW WORLD (subchapters 6. The Roots of Revolution, 7. Fighting for Independence)
  2. Declaration of Independence-seminar activity
  3. Declaration of Independence-original text
  3. The Formation of a National Government 
 
  1. COURSEBOOK:  A NEW NATION (subchapters 8. Forming the new nation)  
  4. Westward Expansion & Manifest Destiny
 
  1. COURSEBOOK: A NEW NATION (subchapters 9.Years of Growth, 10. West to the Pacific)

Session 5

 
5. The Civil War & Reconstruction (1861 - 1877)
 
  1. COURSEBOOK: A NEW NATION (11. North & South, 12. The Civil War, 13. Reconstruction)
  6. Years of Growth: American Empire 
 
  1. COURSEBOOK: YEARS OF GROWTH (14. Miners, railroads & cattlemen, 15. Farming the Great Plains, 17. Inventors & industries, 18. The Golden Door, 20. An American Empire
  7. Discontent & Reform 
 
  1. COURSEBOOK: YEARS OF GROWTH (19. Reformers & progressives) 
  8. War & Prosperity 
 
  1. COURSEBOOK: TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICANS (21. A War and a peace, 22. The Roaring Twenties) 
  2. The Fourteen Points (original test)
  3. Wilson Imagines a Better Future-article
Session 6  9. Depression & the New Deal
 
  1. COURSEBOOK: TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICANS (23. Crash & Depression, 24. Roosevelt's New Deal)
  2. 10 Depression and New Deal-seminar video worksheet 2005.doc
  10. From Isolationism to Hiroshima 
 
  1. COURSEBOOK: TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICANS (25. Arsenal of Democracy)
  2. Conflicting Historical Viewpoints-Why Was Atom Bomb Used on Japan.doc
  3. Origins of Cold War, Diplomatic Crossroad-Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima, 1945.doc