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World History II Lesson Plans SOL 2b

World History II Lesson Plans SOL 2b: Renaissance

Standard WH II:
2b The student will demonstrate an understanding of the political, cultural, geographic, and economic conditions in the world about 1500 A.D. (C.E.)
Describing artistic, literary, and intellectual ideas of the Renaissance
Lesson Plans
Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects
Essential Knowledge:
• “Rebirth” of classical knowledge;
“birth” of the modern world
• Spread of the Renaissance from the
Italian city-states to northern Europe
Contributions of the Renaissance
• Accomplishments in the visual arts:
Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci
• Accomplishments in literature
(sonnets, plays, essays): Shakespeare
• Accomplishments in intellectual ideas (humanism): Erasmus

Activities That Support Lesson Plans

Desiderius Erasmus Primary Source Reading

VIPs of the Renaissance Reading

Note: The above activities are best used with the Virginia Prentice Hall World History: The Modern Era textbook.


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Harmony Records

Harmony Red and Gold

New 78 Record Project Post:

Harmony Records

Special mention of Fletcher Henderson and his Dixie Stompers!

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Troubleshooting Feed Burner for WordPress

The purpose of this article is to acquaint users with the history of FeedBurner and provide some troubleshooting suggestions for WordPress.COM users.

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SCR-300 Radio for World War Two Reenactments

A collaborative effort between historical reenactors of how to use the SCR-300 Radio for World War Two Reenactments.

The SCR-300 Radio is a backpack (or manpacked) FM radio designed during WW2 as an inter-company or regiment radio. I purchased several in the late 1990s during the heyday of Cold War surplus sales.

SCR-300 Radio
SCR-300 Radio

Several years ago I worked with a buddy of mine to make available a resource that World War Two SCR-300 enthusiasts could use to analyze and learn about the radio. The article is posted on his website:


NOTES from TM 11-242 on the SCR-300 Wired Loops and Battery Case Catches  

The SCR-300 originally came with wired clips. This is according to TM 11-242, 1943. See below

SCR-300 / BC-1000 Original clips, TM 11-242, 1943.
SCR-300 / BC-1000 Original clips, TM 11-242, 1943.


A work order was made in Nov of 1944 for spring catches


Work order for Spring Catches for SCR300/BC1000 World War II Radio


This was then replaced with a New Latch Directive in Jan 1945. The wired loops would fail to hold down the clip so a springed catch was added.

New latch directive, Jan 1945


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WW1 Correspondents Uniform

                        World War One Correspondents and their Uniform
Source: Military Collector and Historian. Vol 39, No. 4. Winter, 1987. Pg 158-160.

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Configuring the Grid Template for the Edin Theme

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Configuring the Grid Template for the Edin Theme

Purpose: This tutorial demonstrates the process to display the Grid Template in the Edin Theme and troubleshoot some common issues.
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Version: WordPress 4.0 or above.

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Buddy System In World War Two

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 Notes on the Buddy System in World War Two

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US Marines take a break during the fighting on Peleliu

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