Wednesday, November 08, 2017

November 8

We finished off the "China Rises: Getting Rich" video, so you should have finished the film study sheet to go along with this video. This Friday (November 10th) you will be doing a debate on the following topic: "Be it resolved that the 21st century will belong to China" I broke you into two teams today for this debate. This was a debate topic from the Munk Debate series. You can find the link to the Munk Debate on China here. At the Munk Debate site you can watch video highlights of the debate, and read the transcript from the debate. Another interesting link is to check out Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years in 4 Minutes. This is interesting to note the development of China and how there is a disparity between different regions in China. And now for a couple of links to videos and stories from Fareed Zakaria's Global Public Square: challenges facing China's leadershipwhy China's leadership needs a PR overhaul.  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:

You have your Unit 2 Final Exam on Monday, November 13th. Please see the study guide below. 

This final exam is entirely multiple choice format. There are 57 multiple choice questions. This Unit 2 Final Exam will be on Monday, November 13th. 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

We looked at the international response to Japan's invasion of Manchuria in 1931, especially from the League of Nations. As you will see, the League of Nations was unable to deal with powerful nation-states that were determined to pursue an expansionist foreign policy. I finished off the lecture on the Japanese invasion of Manchuria today.

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