Thursday, April 17, 2014

April 17


You wrote your Unit 5 Test on the French Revolution and Napoleonic Age today, it took the entire period. Your Facebook assignment for your assigned Latin American revolutionary leader is due on Thursday, April 24th.



Most of today's class was spent preparing for next Wednesday's debate on the following topic: "Be it resolved that the 21st century will belong to China". You were split into the affirmative (PROP) and negative (OPP) sides in this debate. You had some time organize your thoughts and ideas, and take in some of the topics that I suggested you examine. I'll include some links to topics raised in class today in this post. To get a closer look at any of the infographics belowright click on the image and open in a new window.

Useful links to prepare for the debate:


 




Please remember that you have your Unit 2 Final Exam on Tuesday, April 22nd, please see the study guide here (scroll down to find it).



You wrote your Paper 3 on the U.S. Civil Rights Movement today in class. Please remember that you have Nixon assignment due on Tuesday, April 22nd.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April 16


You watched a video from the "China Rises" series today called "Getting Rich". As you watched the documentary you were to complete the film study sheet. You had a little bit of time to work on your Chapter 10 Questions for the remainder of class. Your Chapter 10 Questions are due tomorrow. Please remember that you have your Unit 2 Final Exam on Tuesday, April 22nd, please see the study guide here (scroll down to find it).



You had the entire class period to work on fake Facebook page for your assigned Latin American revolutionary leader. This assignment is due on Thursday, April 24th.

Please remember that you have your Unit 5 Test (The French Revolution and Napoleonic Age)tomorrow, please see the study guide here (scroll down to find it).


I finished with my lecture on the Nixon administration today. I also gave you an assignment that has four parts to it on the Nixon administration (and partly the LBJ administration as well) that is due on April 22nd. Please remember that you are writing your Paper 3 on the U.S. Civil Rights Movement tomorrow, please check out the comments/changes that I made to your group task pages on the IB 30/35 wiki.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April 15



We finished watching the PBS documentary from the American Experience series called "1964" today. Please remember that your film study sheet answers for "1964" are due tomorrow.


I moved on to 1968 for the most part today (and beyond), because we started looking at the Nixon administration. I'll continue my lecture on Richard Nixon tomorrow. Please remember that you have your Paper 3 on the U.S. Civil Rights Movement on Thursday, April 17th. Please check out the past IB exam questions below. Please review your IB command terms!

Here are some possible questions from previous IB Exams:
  • What were the successes of the civil rights movement from 1950-1964 and how were those successes obtained?
  • What were the successes and failures of the civil rights movement between 1954 and 1964?
  • Explain the development of the civil rights movement in the 1950’s.
  • To what degree had it achieved its objectives by the time of the March on Washington in 1963?
  • How were the philosophies and tactics of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X different and what caused those differences?
  • Why had the civil rights movement come to dominate national attention by 1964?
  • What impact did the Black Power Movement have on the Civil Rights Movement?
  • Compare and contrast the strategies of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.
  • What factors contributed to the urban riots post 1964?
  • The civil rights movement had achieved most of its basic goals by 1965. To what degree do agree with that statement?
  • Overall would you characterize the civil rights movement as a unified or dis-unified movement?
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the NAACP’s strategy from 1950-1968.



I gave you some class time to work on some textbook work from your History of the Americas textbook. You were to read pages 38-47, and complete the chart of page 44 which asked you to draw comparisons between Simon Bolivar, Jose de San Martin and George Washington. I also introduced the fake Facebook page assignment, and the long-term "shadow research" assignment on Latin American countries. Please remember that you are writing your French Revolution and Napoleonic Age test (the Unit 5 Test) on Thursday, April 17th. Please see the study guide here (scroll down to find it).



I finished off the "Foundations of Economic Globalization" PowerPoint lecture today. I also showed you a short video called "Global Economic Issues". I gave you the Unit 3 Worksheet today, your Chapter 10 Key Terms are due tomorrow. I will only be taking in the key terms tomorrow, not your answers to the Chapter 10 questions. One week from today you will be writing your Unit 2 Final Exam. Please see the study guide for this exam below.


This final exam is entirely multiple choice format. There are 57 multiple choice questions. This Unit 2 Final Exam will be on Tuesday, April 22nd. Please make sure that you study your key terms from Unit 2 (Chapters 6-9), as well as the three PowerPoint presentations from this unit:
  • "Historical Globalization and Imperialism"
  • "Legacies of Historical Globalization"
  • "Legacies of Historical Globalization in Canada"
Key Concepts from Unit 2:
  • world views
  • historical globalization
  • cultural contact
  • depopulation
  • the Silk Road
  • international trade
  • mercantilism
  • capitalism
  • free market
  • entrepreneurs
  • Adam Smith
  • exploitation
  • communism
  • industrialization
  • Industrial Revolution
  • cottage industries
  • imperialism
  • "new" imperialism
  • "old" imperialism
  • colony
  • protectorate
  • sphere of influence
  • paternalistic
  • Confederation
  • residential schools
  • the Oka crisis
  • First Nations Policing Policy
  • legacy
  • ethnocentrism
  • Eurocentrism
  • Scramble for Africa
  • Leopold II
  • migration
  • displacement
  • British East India Company
  • Queen Elizabeth I
  • the Raj
  • Mohandas Gandhi
  • swadeshi
  • deindustrialization
  • colonization
  • the Hundred Associates
  • Hudson’s Bay Company
  • Rupert’s Land
  • North West Company
  • Seven Years’ War
  • Proclamation of 1763
  • Quebec Act of 1774
  • the Numbered Treaties
  • the Indian Act
  • Status Indian
  • Non-Status Indian
  • multiculturalism
  • specific claims
  • comprehensive claims

Monday, April 14, 2014

April 14


We started a documentary from the PBS series "American Experience: 1964" today. I gave you a film study sheet to go along with the video that you need to complete for Wednesday. We'll continue this documentary tomorrow. Please remember that you are writing a Paper 3 on the Civil Rights Movement unit on Thursday.

Here are some possible questions from previous IB Exams:
  • What were the successes of the civil rights movement from 1950-1964 and how were those successes obtained?
  • What were the successes and failures of the civil rights movement between 1954 and 1964?
  • Explain the development of the civil rights movement in the 1950’s.
  • To what degree had it achieved its objectives by the time of the March on Washington in 1963?
  • How were the philosophies and tactics of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X different and what caused those differences?
  • Why had the civil rights movement come to dominate national attention by 1964?
  • What impact did the Black Power Movement have on the Civil Rights Movement?
  • Compare and contrast the strategies of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.
  • What factors contributed to the urban riots post 1964?
  • The civil rights movement had achieved most of its basic goals by 1965. To what degree do agree with that statement?
  • Overall would you characterize the civil rights movement as a unified or dis-unified movement?
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the NAACP’s strategy from 1950-1968.



I continued with the "Foundations of Economic Globalization" PowerPoint lecture today, I should be able to finish that lecture off tomorrow. On April 22nd, you will be writing your Unit 2 Final Exam, I will post the study on the blog tomorrow.



We started looking at Latin American revolutions today. The PowerPoint presentation that I went through today is on the IB 20 wiki under Unit 4: Independence Movements. Please remember to bring your History of the Americas textbook to class tomorrow. Please remember that you're writing your Unit 5 Test on Thursday, please see the study guide here (scroll down to find it). I'll do a session on Paper 1 tomorrow in tutorial.


Friday, April 11, 2014

April 11


You should have continued to discuss the presidency of LBJ today. You were given a summary of LBJ's domestic and foreign policies and were asked to rate him as a president in the following categories: public persuasion, crisis leadership, economic management, moral authority, international relations, administrative skills, relations with Congress, vision/setting an agenda, pursued equal justice for all, performance within the context of times. If you want to see how LBJ compares to other U.S. Presidents, you should check out this assessment from C-SPAN.


You should have started Unit 3 material today, "Foundations of Economic Globalization". I'll continue this lecture with you on Monday.


You completed the four options debate today. Make sure that you go through the Haitian Revolution booklet this weekend, I will be taking it in from you on Monday. A student from the class of 2013 put together excellent companion notes to this booklet. You should be able to find these notes on the IB 20 wiki under Collaborative Notes.


2. Other study tips:
  • know the causes of the French Revolution (short term, long term, economic, political, social, intellectual)
  • know the structure of French society during the Old Regime
  • know Napoleon's domestic policy
  • know Napoleon's foreign policy (Continental System in particular)
  • know key battles in the Napoleonic Wars (results of the Battle of Trafalgar, Russian campaign, the Battle of Leipzig, and the Battle of Waterloo)
  • know chronology of key events in the French Revolution
  • know the chronology of key events in the Napoleonic Age
  • know the key players at the Congress of Vienna (country and representatives)
  • what were the major decisions of the Congress? what were the guiding principles at the Congress of Vienna
  • know the 19th century political spectrum (please see the graphic below; values and characteristics of the various positions on the spectrum; what groups are represented on the various positions on the spectrum?; what phases/accomplishments of the French Revolution are represented on the spectrum?)
3. Study the 19th century political spectrum (click on the graphic to enlarge it)