Friday, April 29, 2016

April 29


We had our last presentation today on the presidency of Bill Clinton. All of the presentation groups have completed their presentations and I hope to see your videos and Google Slides posted on the IB 30/35 wiki American Presidents page.

Please remember the following upcoming important dates for IB 30/35 History students: 
  • Paper 1 and Paper 2 Review session is on Wednesday, May 4th (during regular class time)
  • Paper 1 is on Friday, May 6th (pm)
  • Paper 2 is on Monday, May 9th (pm)
  • Paper 3 Review session is on Tuesday, May 10th (during regular class time)
  • Paper 3 is on Thursday, May 12th (pm)


We finished "The Corporation" today. All three film study sheets are due on Monday, May 2nd. I gave you the assignment sheet for the TNC Dossier Assignment, and you picked the TNC that you will be profiling. I'll give you some folders next week. This assignment is due on May 11th. On Wednesday, May 4th you will be writing your Chapter 10-11 Test (please see the study guide below).


Please make sure that you review Chapters 10 and 11. Please review your answers to questions/activities from your Unit 3 worksheet, as well as the key terms (from Chapter 10-11 and from the PowerPoint presentations). This test is on Wednesday, May 4th. 

Please review the following two PowerPoint presentations:

  • "Foundations of Economic Globalization"
  • "Expansion of Economic Globalization"

You should know these key terms really well:
  • Bretton Woods Agreement
  • international monetary system
  • fixed exchange rate
  • gold standard
  • floating exchange rate
  • World Bank
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • centrally planned economy
  • free market economy
  • recession
  • John Maynard Keynes
  • Friedrich Hayek
  • Milton Friedman
  • totalitarian
  • General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
  • tariff
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
You should also be able to answer the following questions:
  • What is economic globalization?
  • How did 20th century world events shape contemporary economic globalization?
  • What factors laid the foundations of contemporary global economics?
  • What were the major global institutions that were created at the Bretton Woods Agreement?
  • What are the major differences between the ideas of John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek?
  • What factors contribute to expanding globalization?
  • How do international agreements and organizations contribute to expanding globalization?
  • How do transnational corporations contribute to expanding globalization?
  • How do communication technologies contribute to expanding globalization?
  • What are the benefits of the WTO system?
  • What are some criticisms of the WTO?


I finished lecturing on the parliamentary system, and gave you the rest of the class period to work on your Chapter 10 Key Terms and Questions (this is due on Tuesday, May 3rd). On Monday, May 2nd, you'll be writing the Unit 2 Final Exam (please see the study guide below). On Wednesday, April 4th you're writing the Unit 2 WRA II Essay. I gave you the essay question sheet today, so if you missed class today, you should check your e-mail because I sent you the sheet.

Your Unit 2 Final Exam is on Monday, May 2nd, and the Unit 2 WRA II Essay is on Wednesday, May 4th. 




The Unit 2 Final Exam is on Monday, May 2nd. It will be a 70-75 multiple choice question test. In your textbook, this is material from Chapters 3-8. Please look at the studying hints below:

  • study "The Development of Classical Liberalism" (ppt)
  • study "Responding to Classical Liberalism" (ppt)
  • study "The Evolution of Modern Liberalism" (ppt)
  • study "The Techniques of Dictatorship" (ppt)
  • study "20th Century Rejections of Modern Liberalism" (ppt)
  • study "The Origins of the Cold War" (ppt)
  • study the key concepts from the Chapters 3-8 worksheets
  • please see the summary notes from the Ideologies textbook: Chapter 7 (Private Enterprise)
  • supply-side economics
  • boom and bust cycle/business cycle
  • laws of supply and demand, Adam Smith, invisible hand, market forces
    self-interest, consumer sovereignty, competition, private ownership, profit motive
  • basic economic problems/questions
  • advantages/disadvantages of the market economy
  • causes of the Great Depression
  • FDR and the New Deal 
  • please see summary notes from the Ideologies textbook on the Mixed Economy Case Studies #14 (Sweden) and #15 (Canada), #16 (Japan), #17 (Fascism and Nazism)
  • also see the Democratic Socialism booklet on Sweden (indicative planning, "cradle to the grave" economics)
  • characteristics of a mixed economy
  • nationalization
  • privatization
  • democratic socialism
  • welfare capitalism
  • Keynesian economics
  • the business cycle and fiscal and monetary policies (study all of the notes I gave you and the booklet that I gave you)
  • demand-side economics
  • neo-conservatives
  • monetarism
  • trickle down economics
  • supply-side economics
  • Thatcherism and Reaganomics
  • Milton Friedman
  • Friedrich Hayek
  • how Keynesian economics deals with a recession (remember "the percolator": increase circulation of money reducing taxes, increase government spending on "make work" projects, and reduce interest rates, which according to Keynesian economics is going increase demand for goods and services and lead to more money circulating in the economy)
  • how supply-side economics deals with a recession (remember "trickle down coffee maker": government should stimulate the goods and services sector of the economy by reducing corporate and personal taxes, eventually benefits will "trickle down" to the middle class and working class, make connections between supply-side economics and laissez faire economics/classical liberalism)
  • advantages and disadvantages of a mixed economy
  • neo-conservative criticism of government intervention
  • characteristics of a centrally planned economy
  • advantages and disadvantages of a centrally planned economy
  • Marx notes (sent by e-mail)
  • Lenin notes (sent by e-mail)
  • establishment of the Soviet Union
  • Soviet economic system (top-down decision-making process)
  • Lenin's War Communism and the New Economic Policy
  • "Stalin and the Modernization of Russia" (see film notes)
  • Stalin notes (sent by e-mail)
  • "Changes to Soviet Society After Stalin" notes (this bridges the gap between Stalin and Gorbachev)
  • Gorbachev to Collapse Notes
  • Economic Planning in the USSR booklet
  • techniques of dictatorships (USSR and Nazi Germany case studies)
  • modern liberalism
  • features of the Nazi state
  • Hitler's rise to power
  • Characteristics of Democracy
  • Characteristics of Dictatorship
  • Democratic Systems notes
  • Non-Democratic Systems notes
  • Types of Dictatorships notes (includes Techniques of Dictatorships as well)
  • A Comparison of Communism and Fascism notes
  • Totalitarianism notes
  • Fascism/Nazism booklet (has techniques of dictatorship in Nazi Germany and USSR)
  • do a brief review of the political spectrum and economic spectrum and the quadrant model

Thursday, April 28, 2016

April 28


Today's presentation was on George H.W. Bush, hopefully the group will post their Google Slides and video on the IB 30/35 wiki tonight.


We continued Unit 3 material, by looking at definitions of government (federal system and unitary system) and direct democracy and representative democracy. We started talking about parliamentary democracy. Your Unit 2 Final Exam is on Monday, May 2nd, and Unit 2 WRA II Essay is on Wednesday, May 4th.




The Unit 2 Final Exam is on Wednesday, May 4th. It will be a 70-75 multiple choice question test. In your textbook, this is material from Chapters 3-8. Please look at the studying hints below:

  • study "The Development of Classical Liberalism" (ppt)
  • study "Responding to Classical Liberalism" (ppt)
  • study "The Evolution of Modern Liberalism" (ppt)
  • study "The Techniques of Dictatorship" (ppt)
  • study "20th Century Rejections of Modern Liberalism" (ppt)
  • study "The Origins of the Cold War" (ppt)
  • study the key concepts from the Chapters 3-8 worksheets
  • please see the summary notes from the Ideologies textbook: Chapter 7 (Private Enterprise)
  • supply-side economics
  • boom and bust cycle/business cycle
  • laws of supply and demand, Adam Smith, invisible hand, market forces
    self-interest, consumer sovereignty, competition, private ownership, profit motive
  • basic economic problems/questions
  • advantages/disadvantages of the market economy
  • causes of the Great Depression
  • FDR and the New Deal 
  • please see summary notes from the Ideologies textbook on the Mixed Economy Case Studies #14 (Sweden) and #15 (Canada), #16 (Japan), #17 (Fascism and Nazism)
  • also see the Democratic Socialism booklet on Sweden (indicative planning, "cradle to the grave" economics)
  • characteristics of a mixed economy
  • nationalization
  • privatization
  • democratic socialism
  • welfare capitalism
  • Keynesian economics
  • the business cycle and fiscal and monetary policies (study all of the notes I gave you and the booklet that I gave you)
  • demand-side economics
  • neo-conservatives
  • monetarism
  • trickle down economics
  • supply-side economics
  • Thatcherism and Reaganomics
  • Milton Friedman
  • Friedrich Hayek
  • how Keynesian economics deals with a recession (remember "the percolator": increase circulation of money reducing taxes, increase government spending on "make work" projects, and reduce interest rates, which according to Keynesian economics is going increase demand for goods and services and lead to more money circulating in the economy)
  • how supply-side economics deals with a recession (remember "trickle down coffee maker": government should stimulate the goods and services sector of the economy by reducing corporate and personal taxes, eventually benefits will "trickle down" to the middle class and working class, make connections between supply-side economics and laissez faire economics/classical liberalism)
  • advantages and disadvantages of a mixed economy
  • neo-conservative criticism of government intervention
  • characteristics of a centrally planned economy
  • advantages and disadvantages of a centrally planned economy
  • Marx notes (sent by e-mail)
  • Lenin notes (sent by e-mail)
  • establishment of the Soviet Union
  • Soviet economic system (top-down decision-making process)
  • Lenin's War Communism and the New Economic Policy
  • "Stalin and the Modernization of Russia" (see film notes)
  • Stalin notes (sent by e-mail)
  • "Changes to Soviet Society After Stalin" notes (this bridges the gap between Stalin and Gorbachev)
  • Gorbachev to Collapse Notes
  • Economic Planning in the USSR booklet
  • techniques of dictatorships (USSR and Nazi Germany case studies)
  • modern liberalism
  • features of the Nazi state
  • Hitler's rise to power
  • Characteristics of Democracy
  • Characteristics of Dictatorship
  • Democratic Systems notes
  • Non-Democratic Systems notes
  • Types of Dictatorships notes (includes Techniques of Dictatorships as well)
  • A Comparison of Communism and Fascism notes
  • Totalitarianism notes
  • Fascism/Nazism booklet (has techniques of dictatorship in Nazi Germany and USSR)
  • do a brief review of the political spectrum and economic spectrum and the quadrant model


 


We continued our film study of "The Corporation". We should be able to finish off this documentary tomorrow. We should also be able to do the TNC Dossier Assignment draw tomorrow. Please remember that you're writing your Chapter 10-11 Test on Wednesday, May 4th.



Please make sure that you review Chapters 10 and 11. Please review your answers to questions/activities from your Unit 3 worksheet, as well as the key terms (from Chapter 10-11 and from the PowerPoint presentations). This test is on Wednesday, May 4th. 

Please review the following two PowerPoint presentations:

  • "Foundations of Economic Globalization"
  • "Expansion of Economic Globalization"

You should know these key terms really well:
  • Bretton Woods Agreement
  • international monetary system
  • fixed exchange rate
  • gold standard
  • floating exchange rate
  • World Bank
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • centrally planned economy
  • free market economy
  • recession
  • John Maynard Keynes
  • Friedrich Hayek
  • Milton Friedman
  • totalitarian
  • General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
  • tariff
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
You should also be able to answer the following questions:
  • What is economic globalization?
  • How did 20th century world events shape contemporary economic globalization?
  • What factors laid the foundations of contemporary global economics?
  • What were the major global institutions that were created at the Bretton Woods Agreement?
  • What are the major differences between the ideas of John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek?
  • What factors contribute to expanding globalization?
  • How do international agreements and organizations contribute to expanding globalization?
  • How do transnational corporations contribute to expanding globalization?
  • How do communication technologies contribute to expanding globalization?
  • What are the benefits of the WTO system?
  • What are some criticisms of the WTO?


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April 27


I showed you the HBO documentary on Reagan today. Unfortunately, we didn't finish it off, and I don't think we'll have enough time to finish it off in the last two days.


We finished off the film study for "Life + Debt" today, and then moved on to "The Corporation" film study. We'll continue watching this documentary for the rest of the week. Your Chapter 11 Questions are due tomorrow. One week from today you'll have your Chapter 10-11 Test, please see the study guide below.


Please make sure that you review Chapters 10 and 11. Please review your answers to questions/activities from your Unit 3 worksheet, as well as the key terms (from Chapter 10-11 and from the PowerPoint presentations). This test is on Wednesday, May 4th. 

Please review the following two PowerPoint presentations:

  • "Foundations of Economic Globalization"
  • "Expansion of Economic Globalization"

You should know these key terms really well:
  • Bretton Woods Agreement
  • international monetary system
  • fixed exchange rate
  • gold standard
  • floating exchange rate
  • World Bank
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • centrally planned economy
  • free market economy
  • recession
  • John Maynard Keynes
  • Friedrich Hayek
  • Milton Friedman
  • totalitarian
  • General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
  • tariff
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
You should also be able to answer the following questions:
  • What is economic globalization?
  • How did 20th century world events shape contemporary economic globalization?
  • What factors laid the foundations of contemporary global economics?
  • What were the major global institutions that were created at the Bretton Woods Agreement?
  • What are the major differences between the ideas of John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek?
  • What factors contribute to expanding globalization?
  • How do international agreements and organizations contribute to expanding globalization?
  • How do transnational corporations contribute to expanding globalization?
  • How do communication technologies contribute to expanding globalization?
  • What are the benefits of the WTO system?
  • What are some criticisms of the WTO?


I returned some homework checks today, and gave you the results back for your Cold War Exam. We did a film study on the BBC documentary "10 Questions about Democracy". On Monday, May 2nd you'll be writing your Unit 2 Final Exam (please see the study guide below). One week from today, you'll be writing your Unit 2 WRA II Essay (May 4th).



The Unit 2 Final Exam is on Wednesday, May 4th. It will be a 70-75 multiple choice question test. In your textbook, this is material from Chapters 3-8. Please look at the studying hints below:

  • study "The Development of Classical Liberalism" (ppt)
  • study "Responding to Classical Liberalism" (ppt)
  • study "The Evolution of Modern Liberalism" (ppt)
  • study "The Techniques of Dictatorship" (ppt)
  • study "20th Century Rejections of Modern Liberalism" (ppt)
  • study "The Origins of the Cold War" (ppt)
  • study the key concepts from the Chapters 3-8 worksheets
  • please see the summary notes from the Ideologies textbook: Chapter 7 (Private Enterprise)
  • supply-side economics
  • boom and bust cycle/business cycle
  • laws of supply and demand, Adam Smith, invisible hand, market forces
    self-interest, consumer sovereignty, competition, private ownership, profit motive
  • basic economic problems/questions
  • advantages/disadvantages of the market economy
  • causes of the Great Depression
  • FDR and the New Deal 
  • please see summary notes from the Ideologies textbook on the Mixed Economy Case Studies #14 (Sweden) and #15 (Canada), #16 (Japan), #17 (Fascism and Nazism)
  • also see the Democratic Socialism booklet on Sweden (indicative planning, "cradle to the grave" economics)
  • characteristics of a mixed economy
  • nationalization
  • privatization
  • democratic socialism
  • welfare capitalism
  • Keynesian economics
  • the business cycle and fiscal and monetary policies (study all of the notes I gave you and the booklet that I gave you)
  • demand-side economics
  • neo-conservatives
  • monetarism
  • trickle down economics
  • supply-side economics
  • Thatcherism and Reaganomics
  • Milton Friedman
  • Friedrich Hayek
  • how Keynesian economics deals with a recession (remember "the percolator": increase circulation of money reducing taxes, increase government spending on "make work" projects, and reduce interest rates, which according to Keynesian economics is going increase demand for goods and services and lead to more money circulating in the economy)
  • how supply-side economics deals with a recession (remember "trickle down coffee maker": government should stimulate the goods and services sector of the economy by reducing corporate and personal taxes, eventually benefits will "trickle down" to the middle class and working class, make connections between supply-side economics and laissez faire economics/classical liberalism)
  • advantages and disadvantages of a mixed economy
  • neo-conservative criticism of government intervention
  • characteristics of a centrally planned economy
  • advantages and disadvantages of a centrally planned economy
  • Marx notes (sent by e-mail)
  • Lenin notes (sent by e-mail)
  • establishment of the Soviet Union
  • Soviet economic system (top-down decision-making process)
  • Lenin's War Communism and the New Economic Policy
  • "Stalin and the Modernization of Russia" (see film notes)
  • Stalin notes (sent by e-mail)
  • "Changes to Soviet Society After Stalin" notes (this bridges the gap between Stalin and Gorbachev)
  • Gorbachev to Collapse Notes
  • Economic Planning in the USSR booklet
  • techniques of dictatorships (USSR and Nazi Germany case studies)
  • modern liberalism
  • features of the Nazi state
  • Hitler's rise to power
  • Characteristics of Democracy
  • Characteristics of Dictatorship
  • Democratic Systems notes
  • Non-Democratic Systems notes
  • Types of Dictatorships notes (includes Techniques of Dictatorships as well)
  • A Comparison of Communism and Fascism notes
  • Totalitarianism notes
  • Fascism/Nazism booklet (has techniques of dictatorship in Nazi Germany and USSR)
  • do a brief review of the political spectrum and economic spectrum and the quadrant model

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April 26


We had the Ronald Reagan group present in today's class. It was a very detailed, thorough examination of his administration. All groups that have presented already, please make sure that you have uploaded a link to your Google Slides and videos on the IB 30/35 wiki. Tomorrow, we'll be watching an HBO documentary on Reagan.

 Here's the remaining schedule of presentations:

  • George HW Bush is on Thursday, April 28th
  • Bill Clinton is on Friday, April 29th
Please remember the following upcoming important dates for IB 30/35 History students: 
  • Paper 1 and Paper 2 Review session is on Wednesday, May 4th (during regular class time)
  • Paper 1 is on Friday, May 6th (pm)
  • Paper 2 is on Monday, May 9th (pm)
  • Paper 3 Review session is on Tuesday, May 10th (during regular class time)
  • Paper 3 is on Thursday, May 12th (pm)



You wrote your Chapter 7 Test (Cold War Exam) today, and you'll get the results tomorrow. Your Chapter 8 Key Terms and Questions are due tomorrow.


Your WTO chart is due tomorrow, and your Chapter 11 Questions are due on Thursday, April 28th. One week from tomorrow you will write your Chapter 10-11 Test. I will post the study guide for this test tomorrow. We started a film study of "Life + Debt" today, which we'll finish tomorrow. It will provide you a case study (Jamaica) and a means to criticize the IMF, the World Bank, and the WTO, in addition to the Inter-American Development Bank. We'll finish off the film study tomorrow.


Friday, April 22, 2016

April 22

Sorry, I didn't get  a chance to post on the blog yesterday.



There was a presentation on the presidency of Jimmy Carter today. For the group that delivered this presentation: please post a link to the film you made and the Google Slide presentation on the IB 30/35 wiki on the American Presidents page please. We'll be seeing a presentation on Ronald Reagan on Tuesday. If your group has already done their presentation, you should start working on the Paper 1 Review Google Doc that I've shared with all of you.

I did a quick lesson on positive and negative freedoms today, and then gave you the remainder of the class time to work on your Chapter 8 Key Terms and Questions. Your Chapter 8 work is due on Wednesday, April 27th.

  • study "The Origins of the Cold War (ppt)"
  • study all notes on the Origins and Causes of the Cold War
  • study notes on the Korean War
  • study notes on the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • study notes on the Vietnam War (see notes package and Vietnam War booklet, and the notes that I sent to you on the Vietnam War)
  • make sure that you know all the Cold War Concepts
  • know the chronology of events of the Cold War (study the Cold War timeline and the Vietnam War timeline, and the end of the Cold War timeline that I will be giving you in subsequent class)
  • know key events that we've emphasized in class (for example: Berlin Airlift, Korean War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam War) plus other key events from the timeline
  • know major arms reduction agreements (bilateral agreements and multilateral agreements), please study the notes that I will give you next week on this topic.
  • know about the formation of alliances (NATO, Warsaw Pact) and the formation of "spheres of influence"
  • anything that I gave you as a handout is testable material and should be reviewed!!
  • know how the Cold War ends and its results/consequences


I finished off a lecture called "The Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Globalization". You had some time to work on your Chapter 12 Key Terms and Questions. Your advantages and disadvantages chart of the WTO is due on Wednesday, April 27th, and your Chapter 12 work is due on Thursday, May 5th.