History 7 Warm-ups
Semester 2

Warm-ups are given to the students each day at the beginning of class. The students are expected to read the warm-up question on the board and then answer it in at least one paragraph. After approximately 10 minutes-15 minutes of writing, the question is discussed with the whole class. This discussion gives the students the opportunity to add to their answers if they so choose. At the end of the week, the warm-ups are turned in to the teacher for credit. The grade is determined by the number of questions answered and the quality of the answers. Students may make up or redo the questions for a better grade.

Warm-Up Questions

Week of 1/30

1. What is a "refugee?" What is a "terrorist?" How would you keep foreign terrorist from entering the United States?

2. What do you know about the "Middle Ages?"

3. Silently read pages 230-233. Do chart #3 found on page 233.

4. Where would you rather live: Northern Europe, Southern Europe, or Scandinavia? Explain your answer.

5. After the fall of Rome, how did Christianity spread throughout Europe and Ireland?

Week of 2/6

5. Who was "Charlemagne? Explain why he was called "Great."

6. During World War II, millions of Jews were killed by the Nazi government led by Adolph Hitler. Why do you think the people of Germany let this happen?

7. Who were the Vikings? What did they do? What were they like?

Week of 2/13

8. Are you afraid of the ocean? What do you like or dislike about it? How do you feel about sharks?

9. Explain Feudalism.

10. What is a "knight?" What is "Chivalry?" Does Chivalry exist today? Explain.

Week of 2/22

11. What was the reason for the growth of towns and cities during the Middle Ages? What was the life of women like during the Middle Ages?

12. In the Middle Ages, what kind of spiritual and political power did the Pope have? Why did he have this power? How was the Holy Roman Empire formed?

13. Describe the conflict between Pope Gregory VII and Emperor Henry IV.

Week of 2/27

14. Why is it important to save and preserve ancient artifacts? What do we do today to protect our artifacts? What are they?

15. What were universities like during the Middle Ages? Who was Thomas Aquinas? What new ideas de he propose?

16. Describe the churches of the Middle Ages. How did they contribute to the arts?

17. What was the "Magna Carta?" What were its effects?

Week of 3/6

18. From the information you give on the computer, what can someone learn about you? How can you protect yourself?

19. Who was "Joan of Arc?" What affect did the "Hundred Years War" have on England and France?

20. What was the "Black Death?" How did the Black Death change Europe?

21. What is "heresy?" What was the "Spanish Inquisition" and what was its purpose?

Week of 3/13

22. What are the advantages of knowing more than one language? What new language would you learn if you could? Explain your choice.

23. In what ways were the Jews discriminated against during the Middle Ages? Why do you think this happened?

24.Read Pages 240-241. Who was Beowulf? What does the story show about the values of the people of the Middle Ages?

25.Who were Kin Ferdinand and Queen Isabella? What did they do? Why were they considered "Great?"

Week of 3/20

26. Has food ever made you sick? What precautions are taken to keep us from getting sick from "bad" food?

27. The work "Renaissance" means "Rebirth." What do you think needed to be "reborn" after the Middle Ages?

28. What rights should working people have? In what ways should employers protect a workers health and safety.

Week of 4/3

30. How do you feel about "vending machines?" Are they good or bad? If you owned some, what would you sell? Be creative.

31. How does the city of Florence serve as a good example of a Renaissance City? How did Cosimo de' Medici help to bring about its wealth?

32. How did Dante and Machiavelli reflect the ideas of the Renaissance?

33. In what ways was Renaissance art different from Medieval Art?

Week of 4/10

34. Why are chemical weapons considered worst than conventional weapons? Should they ever be used?

35. How were Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci representative of the Renaissance?

36. Describe the arts of the Renaissance. How did they reflect "Humanism?"

Week of 4/17

37. Explain why the printing press was such an important invention. How did it work?

38. What makes a writer "great?" Why is William Shakespeare considered the greatest writer in the English language?

Week of 4/24

39. Who was Martin Luther? What was the Reformation? Why did it occur?

40. During the Catholic Reformation, what changes occurred? Who were some of the Catholic reformers? What did they do?

Week of 5/1

41. If you had a warning that a tornado was coming, and you could only save three items, what would they be?

42. How did the way new churches after the Reformation began to run themselves lead to how we govern ourselves today? What is "Federalism?"

43. Why would "humanism" lead to a new way of looking at science? What were the differences between the "old accepted way," and the "new way?"

44. What is the purpose of holidays? What do you know about Cinco de Mayo? Why are some U.S. places no longer celebrating it?

Week of 5/8

45. Do you like shopping malls? Why do you think that malls are not as popular as they used to be? How could they attract new customers?

46. In what ways did Greek ideas help to create the Scientific Revolution?

47. Who were Copernicus, Brahe, and Kepler? What did they contribute to science?

48. Why is Galileo considered one of the most important scientists of the Scientific Revolution?

Week of 5/15

49. Are you addicted to your cell phone? How would your life be different if all cell phones stopped working?

50. Who was Isaac Newton? What were his contributions to science?

51. Which new invention of the Scientific Revolution do you think was most important--the microscope, the barometer, the telescope, or the thermometer? Explain.

52. What contributions did Francis Bacon and Rene Descartes make to the Scientific Revolution?

Week of 5/22

53. Why do people pay taxes? What taxes do you pay? How do we make taxes fair for everyone?

54. What were the reasons for early exploration? In what ways would it benefit Europe?

55. How would the world be different if Columbus had not encountered the new world?

Week of 5/30

56.Who were the Omecs? How might they have influenced later cultures?

57. Who were the Maya? What were their achievements?