-Knighthood and Chivalry
-Trade and Town
-Women in the Late Middle Ages
-The Spanish Sea Explorers
-The British, Dutch, French
-The Ottoman Empire
-The Indian Landscape
-India's Golden Age....
-The Song Dynasty
I chose Slavery as one of my personal choices because it was so unfair, and I would like to know some reasons for it. They got captured when they weren't expecting it, and then they were forced to work for little or no pay.
I chose the Civil War because it was over whether the Americans could keep their slaves, or had to set them free. I would like to know who was on the slaves side.
Finally, I chose Harriet Tubman because she helped over 300 slaves get to Canada and freedom, in only 19 trips! I would like to know why she risked her life so many times, and how she freed so many in so few trips.
Thanks Bev! I appreciate the input.
-the Anglo-Saxons and the celts
-the golden age
-the feudal age
-the Europeans invade India
-the Muslim conquest
-the Bantu people's of central and southern Africa
-the people's of Africa: because I think it sounds like an interesting subject
-the Ottoman Empire: because I've never heard of it before
-the conquistadors: because I've heard of them before and they sound really cool to learn about...
Yah, conquistadors is a cool word to say out loud.
I know right?
Thanks Samuel. I like the idea about learning more about Africa...I too, don't know enough about it.
topographic map reading
I chose topographic map reading because it’s a handy tool to know and it’s very fascinating to me. Historical architecture has me curious to know how they made so many spectacular buildings without modern technology. Physical geography is one of the most interesting subjects I’ve wanted to learn more about; especially climatology and meteorology.
I like the idea of incorporating more geography. Thanks Nathan.
1. India's Golden Age
2. Social Upheaval
3. The Ottoman Empire
4. Islamic Spain
5. East Africa and Ethiopia
6. Chinese Philosophy
7. The Tokugawa Era
9. The Tang Dynasty
-The Indian Landscape
I chose the Indian Landscape because I find India very colorful and rich in history.My grandfather lived in Calcutta for 7 years in the 50s and brought back many beautiful handicrafts, such as rugs and hand carved furniture; I also like Indian food.
-The geography of Africa
I want to learn about Africa because it is home to many unique animals, The music of Africa also peaks my interest.
There has been an enormous amount of discrimination throughout the ages in all countries and I would like to find out more history about it.
Lots of Eastern Influence in your topics...I like the way you're thinking Escher.
- India’s Golden Age
- Islamic Spain
- The Spanish Sea Explorers
- The British, Dutch, French
- The Hundred years’ war
- Women in The Late Middle Ages
- The Ottoman Empire
- The Europeans invade India
- Thought and Belief
- The Song Dynasty
- Civil War
- The Portuguese
I chose Civil War because it was over whether the Americans had to free their slaves or if they could keep them
I chose Slavery because I want to know the reasons for slavery. I think slavery is unfair.
I chose The Portuguese because I think it’s an interesting subject
Thanks Sarah...lots of good suggestions.
2.The Medieval life and custom
3.The golden age :The tang dynasty, 618-907
4.The Middle East
5.Knight hood and Chivalry
6.War and Unification
7.The Great Artist
8.The Spanish Sea Explorers
9.The English reformation and The Tudors
10. The Ottoman Empire in Decline
11.The Europeans Incvade India
12.The peoples of Africa
13.The Ming Dynasty,1368-1644
I chose these topics because they sounded good
Thanks Tyrese. I really wanted to teach a unit on Chinese history, but we just didn't have enough time. I appreciate the suggestions.
Because it had a massive impact on history.
I chose the Mongols because they conquered more land in 25 years then the Roman empire did in 400 years.
Because its confusing.
Because it's confusing? Interesting reason to choose the Incan empire...
Genghis Khan...that would be interesting. Good topics!
1.) The Conquistadors
2.) The Riches of Asia
4.) The Middle East
5.) The Crusades
6.) The Tokugawa Era
7.) Chinese Philosophy
8.) The Ming Dynasty
9.) The Europeans Invade India
10.) The Great Artists
I have researched a lot about Napoleon but there is still tons of stuff I don’t know about him. I would like to learn more about Napoleon.
I know very little about the Mongols but I know there are a very cool subject so I would like to learn more about them.
3.) War of 1812
The War of 1812 was the only war between the US and Canada. I have done some research about this war and I find it a cool subject.
It would be great to have more time to dive into some of your choices Winston. My suggestions is, if it interests you...jump in and find out more about it. History is fascinating and with the internet it's all at your fingertips.
Window on the past the Viking raid
The Mediterranean world
Religion a force of change
The anglo Saxons and the celts
Window on the past the story of the payeux tapestry
William the conqueror and the feudal system
Medieval life and custom
Belief and devotion
Thanks Jenna! Looks like we have learned about a lot of the topics on your list...so hopefully you've enjoyed the first two terms.
-Aboriginal peoples and Europeans
-Great Wall of China
-Leonardo da Vinci
-Work in the Middle Ages
Three other Social Studies related topics I would like to learn about are Roman Emperors, China, and important inventions. I did cover the Fall of Rome, but I would like to learn more about the different Emperors of Rome and what they accomplished or why people didn't like some of them. I would like to learn more about China and some of the engineering that was done there (like the Terracotta Warriors or the Great Wall). I would also like to learn about important inventions, who invented them, when they were invented, and how they have helped us.
Sounds like you have a keen interest in Ancient Civilizations. Thanks Mason.
- Children of the Middle Ages
- Church courts
- Work in the Middle Ages
- Great wall of China
Titanic: I chose the Titanic because I don’t know that much about it and I would love to know more. I think it is interesting that there are movies made about it and scientists have dedicated their lives to studying more about it.
Actors and movie making: I would like to know more about old fashioned actors like Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe and the way the old movies were made compared to now. How the movie studios worked compared to now.
Music: I’d like to study some of the composers and the origins of music and what makes it popular and keeps certain music popular through many generations.
Hmmmm...pretty good ideas. I love the idea of looking at history through the lens of movies and music...cool!
1. The Peoples of Africa
2. The Historical Development of Africa
3. Medieval Life and Custom
4. The Spanish Sea Explorers
5. The Conquistadors
6. The Ottoman Empire
7. The English Reformation and the Tudors
8. The Middle East
9. India’s Golden Age: The Gupta Empire
10. The Song Dynasty: Renaissance in China
--Aboriginals. I would like to learn about Aboriginals because it seems like we learn a lot about other countries, but not very much about our own country. I’m interested in the way of living Aboriginals led.
--Development of Women’s Rights, (e.g. the Talibans), and Famous Women Throughout History. I want to know who was involved and what happened to make women’s rights possible, and what women contributed to make the world the way it is today. Seems like all the famous figures in history are boys!
-- The Mayans because they developed the calendar and built temples that lined up with the stars and interesting stuff like that. And because they’re named after me! :P
I couldn't agree more about aboriginal studies. I took a lot of first nations history classes in university and was completely fascinated by them. Good idea Maia!
1) Renaissance thought
2) The riches of asia
3) Ships and Navigation
4) The Spanish explorers
5) The protestant reformation
6) Making a nation-state-work
7) Spain after 1264
8) The ottoman empire
9) The peoples of Africa
10) Islamic Spain
If I had the choice, I would choose to learn about world war I and world war II because I have not learned much about them yet.
Learning about the World Wars was my gateway into my fascination with history...so I completely understand where you are coming from. Thanks Brandon.
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