CHY 4U: What is Our Purpose?

LEGO Indiana Jones in Grass by Rob Jones, via Flickr.
Let Indy be our inspiration as we explore the wilds, find historical treasures, and avoid snakes at all costs. LEGO Indiana Jones in Grass by Rob Jones, via Flickr.

Ladies and Gents,

The more I think about yesterday’s work, the more I think that I made a mistake. I don’t think I provide the necessary context for your task; if I had done so, there would have been far less confusion. So, let me correct this.

Our chief goal for this unit is to:

  • Gain a general understanding of world history in the 16th century (hence the jumping around)
  • Learn how to apply various historical schools to a wide range of topics

Relevant Topics

We have already examined some topics. Topics on the far right will not be learned by the entire class, but can be used for this assignment (they are in the textbook). We will examine the remaining topics before your assignment is due:

EXAMINED SO FAR WILL BE EXAMINED SOON WILL NOT BE EXAMINED IN CLASS, BUT CAN BE USED
  •  Renaissance and Medieval world views
  • Medieval Maps
  • Reformation
  • Martin Luther
  • Counter-Reformation
  • Henry VIII/Anglican Church
  • Spanish conquests of Incas/Aztecs
  • New World: slavery vs. conversion
  • Enlightenment/Great Scientists/ The Scientific Revolution
  • Elizabeth I
  • The Armada
  • The Gunpowder Plot
  • Pirates!!!
  • The Ottoman Empire
  • Suleiman the Magnificent
  • 16th century Japan
  • The Battle of Hansando

  •  The Plague
  • The creation of the Jesuits
  • 30 Years War
  • Glorious Revolution

 

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