7th-8th History – April 29 – May 3

WATERGATE, CONSERVATIVE RESURGENCE

Day 1 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, 263-275 up to #2.

Day 2 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, 275-286 up to #3.

Day 3 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, 286-298.

Day 4 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, 298-304.

RECITATION -“I Have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Recommended reading – Any biography of Ronald Reagan or Margaret Thatcher. 

 This day in history – May 3, 1979 – Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher was chosen to become Britain’s first female Prime Minister as the Tories decisively ousted the incumbent labor government in parliamentary elections.

VIETNAM & THE 1970’S

Day 1 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, pp. 245-247 (Assault on American Civilization).

Day 2 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, pp. 247-254 (to the Revolt Against Authority).

Day 3 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, pp. 254-258 (Const’l Reconstruction).

Day 4 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, pp. 258-261.

RECITATION – “I Have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Highly Recommended Reading: America and Vietnam: The Elephant and the Tiger.

This day in history: April 24, 1905 – Poet and novelist Robert Penn Warren was born in Guthrie, Kentucky.

“Genius is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work.”

—                                                                                              Henry Ford, (1863-1947)

CIVIL RIGHTS & THE 1960’S-

Day 1 -Read Basic History, vol. 5, ch. 9, pp. 217-224 (up to last paragraph).

Day 2 -Read Basic History, vol. 5, pp. 224-232 (to impact of the Warren Court).

Day 3 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, pp 232 – 241 (to Great Cultural Revolution).

Day 4 -Read Basic History, vol. 5, pp 241-245 (to War in Vietnam).

RECITATION –  “I Have a Dream,” speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.

This week in history – April 17, 1961 – Cuban forces routed an invasion at the Bay of Pigs that had been sponsored by the United States government in an effort to overthrow the Communist government of Fidel Castro.  The CIA had trained 1,500 Cuban exiles for the assault.

 

THE COLD WAR, & 1950’S

Day 1 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, pp. 145-154 to Tentative Resistance to Communism.

Day 2– Read Basic History, vol. 5 pp. 154-162, to the Korean Conflict.

Day 3 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, pp. 162-169.

Day 4 -Read Basic History, vol. 5, pp. 170-182.

RECITATION -“I Have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.

This week in history – April 13, 1909 – Eudora Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi.  She would later remark, “Whatever our theme in writing, it is old and tired.  Whatever our place, it has been visited by the stranger; it will never be new again.  It is only the vision that can be new; but that is not enough.

 

RETURN OF THE JEWS;

REBIRTH OF ISRAEL -1948

Day 1 – Read Modern Times, pp. 480 (last paragraph) – 488, attached.

Day 2 – 4 – Research at the library, the internet, or books at home the history of Israel and the Jewish people after the destruction of the temple in 70 A.D.  Write a 1-page paper and present it in class on Friday.

RECITATION – “I Have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

This day in history – March 26, 1979 – The Camp David peace treaty brokered by American President Jimmy Carter was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat at the White House.

THE US IN WWII

 

Day 1 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, pp. 117-123.

Day 2 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, pp. 123-132.

Day 3 -Read Basic History, vol. 5, pp. 132-138.

Day 4 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, pp. 138-143.

 

RECITATION – “I Have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Movie Recommendations – “The Great Escape”, “The Dirty Dozen”, “Sands of Iwo Jima” (with John Wayne), “From Here to Eternity”, “The Longest Day”, “Patton” (but only with VidAngel or with TV Guardian, the profanity is heavy).

 

This week in history – March 21, Martin Luther King, Jr. led three thousand civil rights demonstrators on a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.  They were under the protection of federal troops since local police had assaulted the group two weeks earlier.

THE COMING OF WORLD WAR II

TAKE HOME TEST IS DUE FRIDAY

Day 1 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, pp. 95-99.

Day 2 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, pp. 99-104.

Day 3 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, pp. 104-110.

Day 4 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, pp. 110-115.

RECITATION – “I Have a Dream,” speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.

This week in history – March 5, 1946 – At Westminister College in Fulton, Missouri, Winston Churchill made his historic “Iron Curtain” speech.

 

WINSTON CHURCHILL

  

Day 1 – Read Hitler, March of Conquest.

Day 2 – Read Hitler, Barbarossa.

 Day 3 – Read Hitler, Slave Empire.

Day 4 – Read Hitler, Smashing the Third Reich.

 

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

Highly Recommended Reading: Churchill, by Quentin Reynolds (Landmark)

& Never Give In, by Stephen Mansfield.  (Leaders in Action).

Highly recommended movie – (if you can find it) – “Young Churchill”.

 

This day in history – February 28, 1944 – Corrie ten Boom, her sister Betsy, and her father were betrayed into the hands of the Nazis for attempting to aid and abet the escape of Jews from the Holocaust.

 

STUDY FOR TEST

HITLER & RACISM

– Week 23

 

Day 1 – Read Hitler, Prologue: River of Fire.

Day 2 – Read Hitler, Young Adolf.

Day 3 – Read Hitler, Path to Power.

Day 4 – Read Hitler, Land Without Justice.

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

Recommended Reading: Mein Kampf, Adolph Hitler.

“Many of our people, without knowing it, are Christian heathen, and demand as much missionary effort as the heathen of foreign lands.”  –Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)

 

This day in history – February 23, 1836 – The siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio during the struggle for control of Texas.  Though Mexican forces under the dictator Santa Anna ultimately slaughtered the entire force of Texas defenders, the massacre served to rally Texans everywhere, and they eventually won their independence.

 

FASCISM & COMMUNISM

Day 1 -Read Basic History, vol. 4, pp 230-234.

Day 2 – Read History of US, book 9, ch. 25, pp 107-111.

Day 3 -Read History of US, book 9, ch. 26, pp 112- 119.

Day 4 – Look in the dictionary, encyclopedia, or the internet and see if you can come up with a working definition of both “fascism” and “communism.”  Bring this definition to class.

RECITATION – “Never Give In” speech by Winston Churchill

This day in history: February 15, 1903 – the first teddy bear was introduced in America, named in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt.

February 12, 1809 – Charles Darwin, author of The Origin of the Species, was born in Shrewsbury, next to the border of Wales.

“War could have been prevented.  The malice of the wicked was reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous.”  –Winston Churchill

 

THE DEPRESSION & THE NEW DEAL

– Week 21

Day 1 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, ch. 2, pp 7-18.

 Day 2 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, pp 18 (gov’t response) -30.

 Day 3 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, ch. 3, pp. 31-44 #2. 

 Day 4 – Read Basic History, vol. 5, pp 44 – 58.

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

 “The greatest advances in human civilization have come when we recovered what we had lost; when we learned the lessons of history.”  –Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

 This day in History – February 8, 1828 – French author Jules Verne was born in Nantes, France. 

 

THE 1920’S & THE SCOPES TRIAL

 – Week 20

 

Day 1 – Read Basic History, vol. 4, pp 235-244; The Seven Men Who Rule the World From the Grave, ch. 1, pp. 23-33.

Day 2 – Read Basic History, vol. 4, pp 244-252; The Seven Men Who Rule the World From the Grave, ch. 2, 35-45.

Day 3 – Read Basic History, vol. 4, pp 252-259.

Day 4 – Read Basic History, vol. 4, pp 259-265.

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

Recommended Movie- “Inherit the Wind”, with Spencer Tracy.  Beware the modern anti-Christian, pro-Darwin bias.  How is the town minister portrayed?

This week in history – January 30, 1930 – Adolf Hitler was named chancellor of Germany by President Hindenburg after the Nazi party made a surprisingly strong showing in parliamentary elections.

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.