Monday, May 16, 2016

May 16

I started Social 30-1 material today, so if you missed class today, you'll have some catching up to do this week. I gave everyone who came to class a Social 30-1 workbook for IB History students, that is yours to keep.

I reviewed the following content today:

  • 19th century political spectrum (and their view on change; along with some quick review of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era, specifically the Congress of Vienna)
  • 20th century political spectrum (I also talked about classical liberalism = economic conservatism, modern liberalism, and the transition from classical liberalism to welfare capitalism to modern liberalism--which created the welfare state. Remember: welfare capitalism is synonymous with welfare state)
  • economic spectrum
  • the techniques of dictatorship
  • economic-political grid (democratic socialism, democratic capitalism, dictatorial socialism and dictatorial capitalism, plus examples of each)
  • economic values of a command economy, a mixed economy and a market economy
  • principles of individualism (PRICES) --remember principles of individualism = principles of liberalism (I also defined liberalism)
  • principles of collectivism (PRINCE)

Here is your homework assignment between now and when I see you next on May 19th: 
  • read, highlight, annotate the Ideology Notes in the Social 30-1 workbook (pages 5-10)
  • read, highlight and complete the individualism and collectivism charts on pages 11-15
  • please print off (4 slides per page) of the following Unit 1 PowerPoint presentations: "Identity and Ideology" and "Introducing Government" (I'll go over this one in class on Thursday, May 19th)
  • you should read, highlight and annotate both of these presentations

(I'll go over Introducing Government in class on Thursday)

  • by Friday, May 20th you should be ready to go through the Unit 1 Review Prezi on the IB 30/35 wiki
  • scroll down on the navigation menu on the right-hand side of the wiki to find the Social 30-1 section to find all of the notes and PowerPoint presentations

Since we'd talked about the issue of resource development last week, I thought that it would be prudent to show you a video from the HBO series "Vice" and episode called "The Resource Curse" which examined a case study of an Exxon Mobil liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Papau New Guinea, among others. I'm embedding this episode below.

In connection with watching "Shipbreakers" last week, and talking about the life cycle of a ship and the sustainability of the shipbreaking industry, I thought it would be interesting to look at another example of an industry that has environmental consequences that are sort of "out of sight, out of mind". I'm talking about e-waste. National Geographic Magazine had a feature on e-waste in their January 2008 issue that I would like you to read. Here is the hyperlink to the article: click hereI also showed you a short video on e-waste in China from the CBC News in Review. As you watched this video you should answered the video review questions. I gave you a copy of the Unit 4 Worksheet today as well. The Chapter 15 Key Terms and Questions are due next week on Wednesday, May 25th.

Please have a look at the upcoming important dates for Social 10-1 students: 

  • Unit 3 WRA II Essay is on Wednesday, May 18th (please look at the sample student essays on the Social 10-1 wiki)
  • Unit 3 Final Exam (the study guide goes up tomorrow on the blog)
  • Chapter 15-16 Test is on Thursday, June 2nd
  • Social 10-1 Final Exam Part A is on Wednesday, June 8th

We continued topics that we started last week, namely illiberalism (you can also use the Civil Rights Movement as a case study for undemocratic actions/illiberalism) and the usage of the War Measures Act. This legislation was only to be used in circumstances of war, invasion and insurrection. In Social 20-1, you should have discussed the treatment of "enemy aliens" in WWI, and the internment of Japanese-Canadians during WWII. Today, we covered the FLQ crisis of 1970 in which Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa called in Canadian Forces claiming that the Quebec provincial government was facing an "apprehended insurrection". We watched a video from the Turning Points of History on the FLQ Crisis. As you watched this video, you should have filled in the blanks for the film study sheet in your Social 30-1 booklets.

I also did a homework check on Chapter 9 Key Terms and Questions, and the Civil Rights Movement Assignment at the beginning of class. Your Chapter 11 Key Terms and Questions are due tomorrow. You're writing your Unit 3 WRA I (if you're in 30-1) on Thursday. Social 30-2 students will be writing an Assignment 3 (three citizens question).

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