Bundle #15 – Turning Points in World History
Four worksheet (75 minute periods) bundle. Worksheets/lessons contain a variety of activities designed to promote critical thinking and class discussion. Included in the bundle are the following worksheets:
Turning Point: The Neolithic Revolution - Global History Common Core
• Do now that serves to review from the previous lesson and set up the current one
• Questions about the meaning of the terms revolution and turning point.
• Secondary source reading explaining the Neolithic Revolution – followed by questions and a small group activity – advantages and costs of the Neolithic Revolution.
• Journal entry activity
• Analysis of Catal Hoyuk – reading and questions.
• Wrap it up activity
• Many opportunities for discussion.
Turning Point - The Fall of Rome worksheet - Global/World History Common Core
• Do now that serves to review from previous lessons and appropriately sets up the lesson.
• Think/pair/share – causes of an empire’s fall
• Six primary and secondary source documents discussing the causes of Rome’s fall – includes an enormous amount of critical thinking question perfect for class discussion. During this activity, students also fill in a tombstone with all the reasons of Rome’s fall (A short video from Youtube could also be added)
• DBQ activity – either in class or homework – Could the fall of Rome have been prevented.
• Answer the aim.
Turning Point - The Scientific Revolution - Global History Common Core
• Do now that appropriately sets up the lesson.
• Secondary source readings on Copernicus, Newton, Descartes, Bacon, and Galileo
• Galileo primary source
• Galileo play
• Political cartoon analysis
• Fill in the blank notes
• Includes over 20 questions!
• Enormous opportunities for class discussion!
Turning Point: The Protestant Reformation - Global/World History Common Core
• Do now reviewing prior knowledge and setting up the lesson
• Students are then given an official looking handout (attached and can be easily altered to fit your particular needs) telling them that they can now purchase points in their average. Sets up an excellent discussion on the fairness of this. It is then revealed that this is just like indulgences in the Middle Ages – Students typically go crazy during and after this activity.
• Secondary source readings with critical thinking and thought provoking questions.
• Primary source readings from the 95 Theses – students must translate and determine Luther’s beliefs.
• Multiple opportunities for class discussion.
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