7th-8th History – Jan. 21-25

THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION

 – Week 19

Day 1 – Read Basic History, vol. 4, pp 209-212; The Seven Men Who Ruled the World From the Grave, pp 72-77.

Day 2 – Read Basic History, vol. 4, pp 212-221 (top).

Day 3 – Read Basic History, vol. 4, pp 221-226.

Day 4 – Read Basic History, vol. 4, pp. 226-230.

 Recitation – “Never Give In” speech by Winston Churchill.

This day in history –

Jan. 24, 1965 – Sir Winston Churchill died at the age of ninety and was buried at Bladon near Blenheim Palace.

 

WORLD WAR I

– Week 17

 

Day 1 – Read Basic History, vol. 4, ch. 8, pp 179-182 (top); The Yanks are Coming, pp 3-33.

Day 2 -Read Basic History, vol. 4, 182-185 (American Neutrality); The Yanks are Coming, pp. 34-62.

Day 3 – Read Basic History, vol. 4, pp 185 – 188 to 1st full passage; The Yanks are Coming, pp. 63-93.

 Day 4 – Read Basic History, vol. 4, pp 188-191 (US in WWI); The Yanks are Coming, pp 94-125.

RECITATION “ Never Give In”, speech by Winston Churchill.

This day in history – January 6, 1830, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, one of the greatest preachers in all of history, was converted at the age of 15 when he ducked into a tiny chapel to get out of a snowstorm.

BI-PLANES, BUICKS, & BASEBALL

-WEEK 16

Opportunity #2 is due in class on Friday!!!

The reading this week is pretty light, and can probably be done in 2-3 days if you don’t start school Monday or Tuesday.

Day 1 – Read History of Us, book 8, ch. 33, pp 173-176; Carry a Big Stick,  Pt. II, Character of TR, pp 91-115.

Day 2 – Read History of US, book 8, ch. 34 & 35, pp 177-186; Carry a Big Stick, pp 116-141.

Day 3 – Read History of US, book 9, ch. 9, pp 47-50; Carry a Big Stick, pp 142-168.

Day 4 -Read History of US, book 9, chl 10 , pp 51-54; Carry a Big Stick,    pp 169-203 & Lessons of Leadership.

RECITATION – “Never Give In” speech by Winston Churchill.

This day in history – 

Jan. 3, 1892 John Ronald Ruel Tolkien, renowned philologist and author of The Hobbit, the Lord of the Rings, and other tales was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

1864; END OF THE WAR; SURRENDER AT APPOMATOX; DEATH OF LINCOLN

Day 1 – Read Abraham Lincoln’s World, pp. 323-328; Up From Slavery, intro.

Day 2 – Read Abraham Lincoln’s World,pp. 329-335; Up From Slavery, ch. 1

Day 3 – Read Abraham Lincoln’s World, pp. 336-338; Up From Slavery, ch. 2.

Day 4 – Read Abraham Lincoln’s World, pp. 339-342; Up From Slavery, ch. 3.

RECITATION – “O Captain, My Captain.”

This day in history – November 6, 1861 – Jefferson Davis, a former United States Senator from Mississippi, was elected to a six-year term as president of the Confederacy.”

November 7, 1917– Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution took place as forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin overthrew the democratic government of Alexander Kerensky in the city of St. Petersburg.  A bitter civil war would take place over the course of the next six years in an effort to consolidate Communist rule over all of Russia and its neighboring states.

 

1862; VICKSBURG, GETTYSBURG, & THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION 

 

Day 1 – Read Abraham Lincoln’s World, pp. 302-309; Call of Duty, pp 234-261.

Day 2 – Read Abraham Lincoln’s World, pp. 310-314; Call of Duty, pp. 262-292.

Day 3 – Read Abraham Lincoln’s World, pp. 315-320; Call of Duty, pp. 293-321.

Day 4 – Read Abraham Lincoln’s World, pp. 321-322; Call of Duty, Part III, The Legacy of Robert E. Lee, all.

RECITATION -“O Captain, My Captain.”

 This day in history – October 29, 1929 – Black Tuesday descended upon the New York Stock Exchange.  Prices collapsed amid panic selling and thousands of investors were wiped out as America’s Great Depression began.

 

FORT SUMPTER; WAR OF NORTHERN AGGRESSION BEGINS

Day 1 – Read Abraham Lincoln’s World, pp. 285-294; Call of Duty, pp. 123-147.

Day 2 – Read Abraham Lincoln’s World, pp. 295-301; Call of Duty, pp. 148-179.

Day 3 – Read Call of Duty, Pt. II, The Character of Robert E. Lee, pp. 180-207.

Day 4 – Read Call of Duty, pp. 208-233.

RECITATION -“O Captain, My Captain.”

This day in history – October 25 1854 – The Charge of the Light Brigade took place during the Crimean War.  It was the climax of the Batt le of Balaklava during the Crimean War.  The battle, which has been long regarded as one of the most famous military blunders in history, took place in the Crimea.

 

THE ELECTION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Day 1 – Read Abraham Lincoln’s World, pp. 266-271; Call of Duty, Intro. & Prologue – 38.

Day 2 – Read Abraham Lincoln’s World, pp. 272-277; Call of Duty, pp. 39-65.

Day 3 – Read Abraham Lincoln’s World, pp. 278-280; Call of Duty, pp 66-93.

Day 4 – Read Abraham Lincoln’s World, pp. 281-284; Call of Duty, pp 94-122.

RECITATION – “ O Captain, My Captain.”

This day in history, October 16, 1859 – Abolitionist John Brown led a group of about twenty men in a raid on Harper’s Ferry.

 

THE PONY EXPRESS & DRED SCOTT

-Week 8

 

TAKE HOME OPPORTUNITY IS DUE FRIDAY!!

Day 1 – Read Abraham Lincoln’s World, pp. 253-265; The Pony Express, ch. 9, 10, & 11.

Day 2 – Read History of US, Book 5, ch. 13, pp. 78-84, attached; The Pony Express, ch. 12, 13, & 14.

Day 3 – Read History of US, Book 5, ch. 34, pp. 180-181, attached; The Pony Express, ch. 15, 16, & 17.

Day 4 – Read The Pony Express, , ch. 18, 19, & 20.

RECITATION – “The Gettysburg Address.”

“To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education.” 

                                                                                                -John Buchan (1875 – 1940)

 

This day in history – Oct. 13, 1845, Texas ratified a state constitution after joining the United States a decade after gaining independence from Mexico.

 

THE COMPROMISE OF 1850

 – Week 7

 

Day 1 – Read Abraham Lincoln’s World, pp. 209-220; The Pony Express, ch. 1 & 2.

Day 2 – Read Abraham Lincoln’s World, pp. 220-231; The Pony Express, ch. 3 & 4.

Day 3 – Read Abraham Lincoln’s World, pp. 232-242; History of US, Book 5, ch. 32, pp. 171-173, attached; The Pony Express, ch. 5 & 6.

Day 4 – Read Abraham Lincoln’s World, pp. 243-252; The Pony Express, ch. 7 & 8.

RECITATION – “The Gettysburg Address.”

STUDY FOR TEST

This week in history – Oct. 2, 1959 – Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone made its debut on CBS television.

 

REVOLUTIONS OF 1848; MARX & ENGELS; THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO

Day 1– Read Abraham Lincoln’s World pp. 204-208.

Day 2– Read The Seven Men Who Ruled the World, ch. 4, pp. 55-71.

Day 3– Read Manifesto of the Communist Party, pp. 49-65, I Bougeois & Proletarians.

Day 4- Read Manifesto of the Communist Party, pp. 65-76, II Proletarians & Communists.

Section III, Socialist & Communist Literature is well worth reading if you have the time & inclination.

RECITATION – “ The Gettysburg Address.”

“Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.”  –King Solomon

This day in history – September 25, 1898 – Southern author William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi.  His unique style of writing is evident in such works as Light in August, The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and The Reivers.  He received the 1949 Nobel Prize for literature.

 

Heading West & the Mexican-American War

– Week 5

Day 1 – Read Abraham Lincoln’s World pp. 190-196.

Day 2 – Read History of US, Book 5, ch. 5 & 6, attached; pp 30-42.

Day 3 – Read Abraham Lincoln’s World, pp. 197-203.

Day 4 – Read History of US, Book 5, ch. 11, pp 64-68, attached; and if you’re interested, ch. 12 about the Gold Rush!

Recitation – “The Gettysburg Address” speech by Abraham Lincoln.

 This week in history – Sept. 22, 1862 – President Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free–though he said nothing about any of the slaves in the Union states of Missouri, Maryland, Delaware, Kentucky, W.Virginia, or even the District of Columbia.

                        “Never laugh at live dragons.”–

                                             J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973)