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Welcome to World History 10 my Young Scholars! We will continue the greatest of human traditions as we engage in a passionate quest for the exploration of knowledge. My goal is to take you where no teacher has taken you before on this 2008 World Tour. So, close your eyes, dream and, better yet, get involved. You have a great opportunity to jump into a time machine to travel back through history while also envisioning wonderful and exciting possibilities for the future!
This course will examine geographic and historic themes from the Middle Ages to the present. A strong emphasis will be placed on the people and events that influenced modern issues. The link between Geography and World History will be emphasized. Students will take the Standards of Learning test during this course.
TIME & HISTORY IN POETRY & SONG
THE TIME MACHINE
There's a time machine inside your mind,
To this time and space not confined;
Return to the past,
Destinations are vast,
Or fast forward to see what you find.
Re-experience moments you prized,
The delights of your life scrutinized;
Scenic beauty recaptured,
Again you're enraptured,
In your time machine all this reprised.
Full control of your life with your brain,
See things that no longer remain;
Events can be changed,
Some results rearranged,
You can be a young child once again.
Plan a trip to before you were born,
See the Earth on the very first morn;
No borders for nations,
No thought limitations,
Imagine the perfect sojourn.
Why not create a past life or two?
There is nothing your mind cannot do;
Dream up some dreams,
Go to any extremes,
Climb a mountain peak near Kathmandu.
On the trips to the future take care,
You may not like what you see there;
Be aware if you venture,
I don't want your censure,
The world will be different - - beware!
"Bueno The History Song lyrics"
Set in stone, in flesh and bone,
A history by victory,
And a classroom subjected turns the page and separates fact from fiction,
But the line is drawn by the men who hold the pen,
And hidden in the pages is a little piece of them,
A hint of pride, a touch of greed, his own biography,
The truth is then exchanged for an elitist's account of history.
From the past our future formulates, reasons us to hate, provides identity,
Anthems and enemies, yesterdays news, a pretty plastic point of view,
While culture gleams to capture a brilliance benign,
The populace subdues itself all intellect resigned,
We are a state of catatonic sleeping manufactured minds,
And we aim just like a weapon as we're falling into line.
And I'm sure it serves us well cling to sentiment,
How we glorify our battles as the war keeps raging on.
But it's certain that the paradigm won't save us,
We must come face to face with what we've done, and who we are.
Who embraces history so much that they comply?
Who makes sure and certain they succumb to the design?
Who subdues intelligence, who puts their faith in size?
Who designates the classes and assumes equal rights?
Who fashions all attraction, who billboards body types?
Who broadcasts better ratings, who turns them on at nine?
Who's the final say boy when all is said and done?
A sudden shock to second look, our work has just begun.
And I'm sure it serves us well to cling to sentiment,
How we glorify our battles as the war keep raging on,
But it's certain that our arrogance won't save us,
We must come face to face with what we've done.
And I do reject the custom and the paradigm,
They are culture cries for merchandise geared to justify,
And I won't embrace a history or conquest,
Or a memory of violent states inscribed.
***To all resounding tragedy, we make our fate,
WE MAKE OUR FATE!
And to all of you with gods out there they've left this up to us,
And our state may appear brilliant in flashing neon lights,
But the glow grows old against the cold and we tire of the sight,
It no longer strikes amazing when your pockets empty, heart is empty,
Losses some appeal when we pull the fucking plug,
There is nothing that survives divide, we are all connected, all subjected.
Our future is a bleak one unless we learn to love.***
Until then, we are all.....SET IN STONE
George Gershwin - They All Laughed lyrics
The odds were a hundred to one against me
The world thought the heights were too high to climb
But people from Missouri never incensed me
Oh, I wasn't a bit concerned
For from histry I had learned
How many, many times the worm had turned
They all laughed at Christopher Columbus
When he said the world was round
They all laughed when Edison recorded sound
They all laughed at Wilbur and his brother
When they said that man could fly
They told marconi
Wireless was a phony
Its the same old cry
They laughed at me wanting you
Said I was reaching for the moon
But oh, you came through
Now they'll have to change their tune
They all said we never could be happy
They laughed at us and how!
But ho, ho, ho!
Whos got the last laugh now?
They all laughed at Rockefeller center
Now they're fighting to get in
They all laughed at Whitney and his cotton gin
They all laughed at Fulton and his steamboat
Hershey and his chocolate bar
Ford and his misery
Kept the laughers busy
That's how people are
They laughed at me wanting you
Said it would be, "hello, goodbye."
But oh, you came through
Now they're eating humble pie
They all said wed never get together
Darling, lets take a bow
For ho, ho, ho!
Whos got the last laugh?
He, hee, hee!
Lets at the past laugh
Ha, ha, ha!
Whos got the last laugh now? "
QUOTABLE QUOTES -- HISTORY
“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” --- George Santayana (1863-1952) Philosopher & Poet “History doesn’t repeat itself – at best it sometimes rhymes.” --- Mark Twain (1835-1910) American Author “History repeats itself, has to, nobody listens.” --- Steve Turner, British Writer “You have to know the past to understand the present.” --- Dr. Carl Sagan (1934-1996) American Scientist & Writer “We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready to call it falsehood tomorrow.” --- William James (1842-1910) American Philosopher & Author “All our ancient history, as one of our wits remarked, is no more than accepted fiction.” --- Voltaire (1694-1778) French Writer “Human blunders usually do more to shape human history than human wickedness.” --- A.J.P. Taylor (1906-1990) British Historian “It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.” --- Henry James (1843-1916) U.S. Novelist “The greater part of what passes for diplomatic history is little more than the record of what one clerk said to another clerk.” --- G.M. Young (1882-1959) British Historian “Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.” --- Voltaire “He was what I often think is a dangerous thing to be – a student of history; and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.” --- A.J.P. Taylor referring to Napoleon III “History gets thicker as it approaches recent times.” --- A.J.P. Taylor “History is more or less bunk. It’s tradition. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker’s damn is the history we make today.” --- Henry Ford (1863-1947) U.S. Car Manufacturer “History will teach us nothing.” --- Sting (1951- ) British Musician & Composer “History is past politics, and politics present history.” --- E.A. Freeman (1834-1895) Historian “History is philosophy teaching by examples.” --- Dionysius of Halicarnasus (40-8 B.C.) Greek Historian “History is the essence of innumerable biographies.” --- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Scottish Historian & Essayist “History is too serious to be left to historians.” --- Iain MacLeod (1913-1970) British Politician “The history of England is emphatically the history of progress.” --- Lord Macaulay (1800-1859) British Historian “No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.” --- Thomas Carlyle “History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.” --- Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) British Historian “If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us! But passion and party blind our eyes and the light which experience gives is a lantern on the stern, which shines only on the waves behind us!” --- Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) British Poet “It is impossible to write ancient history because we do not have enough sources, and impossible to write modern history because we have far too many.” --- Charles Pierre Peguy (1873-1914) French Writer “Man is a history-making creature who can neither repeat his past nor leave it behind.” --- W.H. Auden (1907-1973) British Poet “History never looks like history when you are living through it. It always looks confusing and messy, and it always feels uncomfortable.” --- John W. Gardner (1912-2002) U.S. Writer “There is properly no history; only biography.” --- R.W. Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. Poet & Essayist “There is no history of mankind, there are only many histories of all kinds of aspects of human life. And one of these is the history of political power. This is elevated into the history of the world.” --- Karl Popper (1902-1994) Austrian-Born British Philosopher “The attitude of the English . . . toward English history reminds one a good deal of the attitude of a Hollywood director toward love.” --- Margaret Halsey (1910-1997) U.S. Writer “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.” --- Karl Marx (1818-1883) German Philosopher & Revolutionary “It is not the neutrals or the lukewarm who make history.” --- Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) German Dictator “Memory is history recorded in our brain; memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.” --- Grandma Moses (1860-1961) U.S. Painter “It is the true nature of mankind to learn from mistakes, not from example.” --- Fred Hoyle (1915-2001) British Astronomer “The grim events of the past sixty years have taught us that man’s life, alas, remains much the same as Thucydides or Thomas Hobbes saw it: nasty, brutish and short. The optimistic idealism characteristic of so much Victorian thinking bears little relationship to the overall sweep of human history.” --- Peter Green (1924- ) British Historian “A good historian is timeless; although he is a patriot, he will never flatter his country in any respect.” --- Francois Fenelon (1651-1715) French Writer & Prelate “Great abilities are not requisite for an historian . . . imagination is not required in any high degree.” --- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British Lexicographer “We owe respect to the living; to the dead we owe only truth.” --- Voltaire (1694-1778) French Writer “Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” --- George Santayana (1863-1952) U.S. Philosopher “The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.” --- Edward Thomas (1878-1917) British Poet “Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.” --- Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Russian Writer “There is always something rather absurd about the past.” --- Max Beerbohm (1872-1956) British Writer “I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: ‘The big hits me, so I hit the babies; that’s fair.’ In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.” --- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) British Philosopher “History is philosophy teaching by examples.” --- Thucydides (460-395 B.C.) Greek Historian “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” --- Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British Statesman “History is written by the victors.” --- Winston Churchill “Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it.” --- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish Poet & Novelist “Remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall – think of it, ALWAYS.” --- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian Philosopher & Statesman “It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.” --- Robert Kennedy (1925-1968) U.S. Attorney General “History is a set of lies agreed upon.” --- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) French Emperor “Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.” --- Oscar Wilde “History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are.” --- David McCullough (1933- ) American Author “History is nothing but a pack of tricks that we play upon the dead.” --- Voltaire “We learn from history that we do not learn anything from history.” --- Unknown “History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.” --- Napoleon Bonaparte “History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.” --- Abba Eban (1915- ) Israeli Foreign Minister “What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.” --- Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French Author “History, although sometimes made up of the few acts of the great, is more often shaped by the many acts of the small.” --- Mark Yost, American Journalist “Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.” --- Haile Selassie (1892-1975) Ethiopian Statesman “History is fables agreed upon.” --- Voltaire “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” --- Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) English Author “The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.” --- Mahatma Gandhi “There is a history in all men’s lives.” --- William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English Writer “A secure profession for young people is history teacher, because in the future, there will be so much more of it to teach.” --- Bill Muse “The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.” --- Winston Churchill “History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances.” --- Donald Creighton (1902-1979) Canadian Historian “There are two kinds of man: the ones who make history and the ones who endure it.” --- Camilo Jose Cela (1916-2002) Spanish Writer “Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.” --- Dave Barry (1947- ) American Humorist “History is the short trudge from Adam to atom.” --- Leonard Levinson (1904-1974) Hollywood Writer & Producer “History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.” --- Anonymous “The only thing new in this world is the history that you don’t know.” --- Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) American Statesman “History has informed us that bodies of men as well as individuals are susceptible of the spirit of tyranny.” --- Thomas Jefferson (1762-1826) American Statesman
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