GRADE 8:
Schedule 2004-5:


SEPTEMBER

The World, c.1900
Introduction [2 days]
Using the myBook & Class Web Site


Asia c.1900 [1wk]
European colonialism (map activity) [1 day]
Meiji Japan [1 day]
traditional China [2 days]

Africa c.1900 [2 days]
European colonialism (map activity)

*American Culture c.1900 [1 wk]
Panama Canal (video) [2-3 days]

> "World War I" WWI [1.5 wks]
Alliances [2 days]
Major events/technologies [2 days]
Treaty of Versailles/Wilson's 14 Points [3 days]


OCTOBER

Research Paper [4 wks]


NOVEMBER

World Between the Wars [5 wks]
*America in the 1920's [1 wk]
>"Russian Revolution" Russian Revolution [2 days] pp 423-7, 428-32, 433-7
Rise & fall of the Weimar Republic [1 wk] pp 442-8


DECEMBER

World Between the Wars (cont.)
Rise of Nationalism [1 wk]
China-Sun pp 339-43
India-Gandhi pp 378-82, 382-5
Middle East--Hussein pp 453-8
Ethiopia-Salassie pp 459-62
>"Great Depression" *Great Depression/stock market [1 wk]

UNIT TEST

[winter break -2wks]


JANUARY

WWII & the Holocaust
Great Depression's effects [2 days]
....FDR's First Inaguration Speech
>"World War II" WWII [2 wks]
New alliances [2 days] pp 344-7
Major events [2 days] pp 438-41, 471-5, 476-81
....FDR's "Pearl harbor" Speech
WWII ends [1 day] pp 482-5, 486-90, 496-500
*The Holocaust [1 wk] pp 448-53, 491-5

UNIT TEST


FEBRUARY

>"Cold War"/"Chinese Revolution" Cold War Era [4 wks]
Beginnings [2 days] pp 501-7, 507-10
Korea [2 days] pp 516-22
*Vietnam [1 wk] pp523-9
The "Space Race" [1 day] pp 529-36
*America in the Sixties [1 week]
....JFK's Inaguration Speech

UNIT TEST


MARCH

Project 8th Grade [2 wks]

[spring break -2wks]


APRIL

The World: 1970-2000 [3 wks]
Middle East [2 days] pp 511-15
East Asia [2 days] pp 551-5, 561-67
Africa [2 days] pp 386-91, 546-50
Central America [2 days] pp 555-60
>"Collapse of the Soviet Union"/"European Unificiation" *USSR/Russia & Europe [1 wk] pp 539-545


MAY

Global Perspectives Project

[spring trip -1wk]

Finals [1 wk]