"Humanity is just an accidental assembly of atoms at the present time, which
will separate in the future" - Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)
1. Is Bertrand Russell correct about the future?
Not quite, as of now, humanity has not separated and doesnt seem li
Bishop Robert Barron became very interested in the teachings of Thomas Aquinas at the age
of 14 when he was taught to argue Gods existence by Aquinas theology. This led him to a path that
he has been on since, and continues to preach the teachings of the
1. Is Christianity a Western religion according to the authors?
Christianity was established in the holy city of Jerusalem locate in the Middle East. Maps from the
medieval era of Europe showed Jerusalem as the heart of the map because it was consi
1) Find three facts that you would like to fact check that the movie presents. You dont have to do the
fact check, just cite three samples of facts you think it would be worthwhile to check.
1. The plague swept through Europe by trading ships that contain
The Missing Ingredient
Empires are the creation of man ever since civilized human beings came together in mass
populations. The Ottoman Empire was once the most powerful civilization in the world spanning into three
continents at the height of its power.
D-Day: The Normandy Beaches
D-Day marked the first day of the Allied invasions of Western Europe during World War 2. On
June 6, 1944 ground operations took place in Normandy, France by Western Allies in effort to
liberate Europe from Nazi control. This sp
Part 1 The story is a story that is told by someone
1) What is historiography and why is it important?
Historiography is the study of history by the findings of factual information that is evident from many interpretations of a
point in time that an event
A) Why do you think Napoleon felt it was necessary to endorse the return of the Catholic Church?
After the effects of The Great Terror, the country was in urgent need of a leader who would bring the country
back together. The reintroduction of the Catholi
Industrialization brought forth many newfound aspects to society that introduced
premature ideas to people that had never seen innovation before. The difference between quality
and quantity was established and the world never went back to the outda
A New World Emerging in the Italian City States
1) Siena is a new beginning. What did the old society do?
The city of Sienna was at the peak of medieval civilization in Europe during the 1300s. A new class was created
during this early renaissance period
In summary, the Industrial Revolution forged the Modern Age and began many aspects of
life as we know it today. Given the various positive and negative outcomes from the
Industrial Revolution, how would you rate its impact?
Effects of the industrial revol
Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 in Genoa, one of the largest trading city states in Italy at the time being. At a
young age, Columbus moved to Portugal and then Spain working as a sea trader, a very highly regarded position duri
1) What essential elements of the study of history does historiography consider?
The study of history involves 3 main elements, bias, interpretation and language. Bias is the element in history
that chooses sides between geographical locations and culture
In the 17th century, the Protestant revolt divided the Christian faith into two official sects
in Europe, the Roman Catholics and the Protestants. Just like Sunni and Shia Muslims, these two
faiths did not see eye to eye in many of their beliefs. During t
Look for the two alliances that the major nations of Europe belonged to in 1914. List them, then
discuss how the linkage through these alliances actually drew nations into the conflict.
Russia, England and France
France allied with Russia in
Lech Walesa and the Solidarity worker movement in Poland
After the Second World War, Poland was handed over to Russia and was colonized as a
member of the Soviet Union. In 1943 the General Secretary of the Communist Union, Joseph
Stalin, made efforts to r
1. Define the term holocaust. What is its literal meaning? What historical event does it refer to?
Holocaust comes from the Greek word "holokaustos", which means "burned whole", it can also mean the
destruction or slaughter on a mass scale by burning in f
African Case Study: The Sudan Civil War
The Sudan Civil War was a power struggle between the Sudanese government and the
Sudanese People's Liberation Army. The conflict originated in southern Sudan which lasted from
1983 to 2005. About two million civilia
What would be your most famous piece of writing?
My most famous piece of work would have to be The Social Contract (Du contrat social ou Principes
du droit politique) published in my native French language in 1762. I intended to inspire political
1) When did the Renaissance begin?
The Renaissance was a period in Europe that came after the Middle Ages. This period began in the 14 th
century and lasted till the end of the 17 th century. The Renaissance was born amongst the trading
1) Describe the myth of Aztec origins.
The beginnings of the Aztec people are in constant debate and controversy, whether they were settled in
the Valley of Mexico or if they came from the north is still unknown. Aztec legend states that they first
A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot
endure, permanently half slave and half free. - Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln says that the United States of America cannot be stable if people are
segregated. The country can