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Welcome to Coach Swartz's World History Page! 

Please feel free to email me at tswartz@huffmanisd.net or call at (281) 324-1845.
My Schedule Includes the following:
2nd World History
3rd World History
4th American Sign Language
6th World History

My conference is 7th period.


The Great Depression May 19th-24th

Answer the following questions using the website. You will need to click on the links associated with each topic on the web page. Also on your leisure time this week, take a look at the video.
The Stock Market Crash of 1929
1. What were the causes of the stock market crash?
2. Explain what happened on Black Tuesday?
3. What were some factors that made life difficult in the Midwest?
The 1930's
4. What were "Hoovervilles?'
5. What was Roosevelt's New Deal?
6.What did Roosevelt do in the 'first hundred days,' in office to change the nation?
7. What caused the end of The Great Depression?
The Dust Bowl
8. What caused the Dust Bowl?
9. How did the need for the production of wheat during WWI contribute to the Dust Bowl?
10.What were 'Black Blizzards?'

All Quiet of the Western Front (Extra Credit) May 4th-May 10th

If you have nothing left to watch on Netflix anymore, try checking out this movie about trench warfare. Since it is 2 hours and 30 minutes long, I will not require you to watch it, but if you want any extra credit. Watch it, write about it, and tell me what you think in about 250-500 words.

WAR Breaks Out in Europe-Week of May 4th-10th

Answer the following questions based off the Website below.
1. What was the Schlieiffen Plan? Do YOU think it was a good plan to fight two fronts?
2. As the war stalled out, and trench warfare began on the Western Front, what was life like in the trenches(click the link)?
3.How many died at the Battle of Verdun for each side (click the link)?
4. Why was Germany not able to secure a quick victory on the Eastern Front?
5. Why did Russia Leave the war?
6. Explain who the following groups of people were: Bolsheviks, Vladimir Lenin, The Romanov Family, and Karl Marx

Imperialism, Nationalism, and the start of the Great War 4/26-5/3

ALERT! Make sure you READ over the websites first. This assignment will count for TWO grades, so it will be your only assignment this week. Make sure you get this done!
As always, use the links below to help you answer the questions!
1) Imperialism was one of the main reasons for the cause of World War 1, what were 3 other reasons (medium.com link)
2) What role did militarism play in the start of WWI? (medium.com link)
3) What countries did Germany make an alliance with? (ducksters.com causes of WWI link)
4) What countries formed the Triple Entente? (ducksters.com causes of WWI link)
5) What event is widely believed to have started the war? (ducksters.com causes of WWI link)
6) Why was Archduke Ferdinand assassinated? (ducksters.com assassination link)
7) How many attempts did it take to assassinate Archduke Ferdinand? (ducksters.com assassination link)
8) What was America's stance at the beginning of the war? (ducksters.com causes of WWI link)

Imperialism and Nationalism-April 20-26

Assignment 1
Using this map from 1914, answer the following questions!

1) Which country acquired the most territory around the world?

2) Name 4 areas that the United Kingdom claimed land.

3) Name an area that the Netherlands claimed.

4) Name 2 areas that France had claimed land.

5) Which continent was most sought after? Why do you think so many countries fought over land here?

6) How many continents did the United Kingdom claim land on?

Imperialism and Nationalism, Week of April 13th-19th

As we move out of the Industrial Revolution, we move into a 'new period' of Industrialization where raw materials are at a premium. Countries began to explore and claim territory for their own benefit. This is a period of Imperialism. Imperialism and Nationalism become two key terms we will explore this week. watching the Prezi, write the FOUR PRIMARY REASONS for Imperialism and explain each.
Next, we are going to explore Nationalism. Define Nationalism and explain how YOU think it could cause problems in Europe! Make sure you get a good definition of Nationalism, that will help to explain how it led problems in Europe.
Eventually, all of these factors will lead the world into its first World War, the Great War (World War I).
Also, be thinking of a day or time for a live class and let me know. I am thinking Wednesday at 11 am. We can discuss Imperialism and I can answer any questions that you have about grades or assignments.

Assignments for the week of 4/6-4/12

For this week, we are going to be wrapping up the Industrial Revolution. There will be two assignments both will be due Sunday at the end of the day.
Assignment 1: I have given you 6 reasons for the cause of the Industrial Revolution. Explain how these 6 things could contribute to an industrial revolution in two or three sentences.
Natural Resources
Growing Population
Improved Transportation
High Immigration
New Inventions
Investment Capital
Assignment 2: While not all of the effects and moving forward of technology can be good. Some technological advances can have very negative side effects for society and the planet (ex. nuclear weapons can cause many deaths). Analyze some of the negative effects of the Industrial Revolution? What problems in both society and economically were caused by the Industrial Revolution? Remember, there we ZERO regulations at this time in safety, what went into products, and what was dumped into river and lakes. Be sure and explain what these issue caused in 2-3 sentences.
If you have any questions, please email me at tswartz@huffmanisd.net

March 30-April 3rd Week at a Glance

This week we will looking a little deeper into the Industrial Revolution. There will be 2 assignments with resources that will need to looked over BEFORE answering questions.
On Monday, the first assignment will include 5 short answer (2-3 sentence) questions. The Wednesday assignment will be a little more thought provoking, and will include excerpts and interpretations of political cartoons and authors from the time period.