Wednesday, July 06, 2016

July 6

You wrote your Chapter 1-2 Test. I will be marking this test tonight, so I should have the results for you tomorrow. Please remember that you are writing your Unit 1 Final Exam tomorrow (you can find the study guide below). We watched the Michael Moore documentary "Sicko" for most of the rest of the class. Although the film is becoming dated due to the Affordable Care Act allowing for more Americans to get health insurance.

The essay question sheet has the following source:

"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."
-Martin Luther King Jr.

As always, the essay question will be the same throughout the semester:
To what extent should we embrace the ideological perspective(s) in the source?
Use tonight and tomorrow night to prepare ideas, arguments, specific and detailed evidence to support your position. You are not allowed to write the essay ahead of time or anything like that, but prepare for it. Use the essay outline sheet that I gave to you, and start organizing your essay. Go back over the "Recipe for Success" as well and make sure that you follow the checklists of what needs to be in each paragraph of your essay (particularly that first paragraph). Read the sample essays that are on the wiki!! Good luck!

Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Unit 1 Final Exam is on Thursday, July 7th (please see the study guide below)
  • Unit 1 WRA II Essay is on Friday, July 8th
  • Chapter 1 and 2 Key Terms (please see the Chapter 1-2 Test Study Guide for a list of terms
  • Study the Ideology Notes (Black Gold School District PDF file, on the Social 30-1 wiki, and in your study booklets, pages 12-17)
  • Review Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau (view of the nature of human beings, how society should be organized, people's role in society; notes on page 3 of your study booklet)
  • Study the 19th Century Political Spectrum
  • Study the 20th Century Political spectrum
  • Study the political-economic grid
  • Know the values and ideas associated with the various ideologies (on the 19th century and 20th century spectrums)
  • Study the Individualism and Collectivism booklet that is in your study booklets (pages 4-7)
  • you need to be able to apply your knowledge and understanding of these concepts/ideas
  • there are a lot of source-based questions on this exam! (there are references to Nazi Germany, the USSR)

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