Thursday, May 10, 2018

May 10

We continued talking today about "Nations, Nation-States and Internationalism". I'll finish this lecture off tomorrow. Please come to class and be able to participate in a discussion on the Iranian nuclear deal. Here are the links that I posted yesterday (this is the recommended reading). Print off the articles, read them, highlight them, and annotate them. Don't forget that you're writing the Unit 2 Final Exam on Monday, May 14th. Your dossier/Prezi assignment for Unit 2 is due on Tuesday, May 15th.

Here's more information on the JCPOA:

This exam consists of 75 multiple choice questions, and it will be on Monday, May 14th

1. Study the following PowerPoint presentations from Unit 2:
  • The Causes of World War I
  • Total War-Allied Victory in WWI-Paris Peace Conference
  • Ultranationalism in WWII: Italy, Japan, Germany
  • The Internment of Japanese-Canadians in WWII
  • The Holocaust
  • Eight Stages of Genocide (from the Genocide Watch website)
  • Contemporary Examples of Genocide

2. Know the following key concepts:
  • national interest
  • domestic policy
  • foreign policy
  • Triple Alliance
  • Triple Entente
  • Treaty of Versailles
  • Big Four (Woodrow Wilson, David Lloyd George, Georges Clemenceau, Vittorio Orlando)
  • appeasement
  • ultranationalism
  • propaganda
  • conscription crisis
  • Adolf Hitler
  • Nazis
  • Hirohito
  • Tojo
  • Kristallnacht
  • The Way of Subjects
  • League of Nations
  • total war
  • internment
  • War Measures Act
  • Great Depression
  • the Great East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere
  • irredentism
  • genocide
  • crimes against humanity
  • war crimes
  • Holocaust
  • ethnic cleansing
  • lebensraum
  • Weimar Republic
  • Final Solution
  • decolonization
  • successor state
  • self-determination

3. Make sure that you review the following broad topics in your review of Unit 2 (and make sure that you can answer ALL of the questions on the Unit 2 Worksheet):
  • World War I (don't concern yourself with memorizing battles though)
  • Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles
  • The Interwar Years
  • Rise of ultranationalism in Germany, Japan, and Italy
  • Causes of World War II and key events (turning points in the war)
  • The Holocaust
  • Contemporary examples of genocide (review case studies that were emphasized in class and in the textbook, review your notes for "Scream Bloody Murder", "Shake Hands with the Devil")
  • Decolonization and self-determination (what are successor states? What is self-determination?)

I finished off the lecture on "Globalization and Sustainability" today in class. I also showed a video from the old CBC show "The Hour" and George Stroumboulopoulos' interview of Jeff Rubin. The main point of showing this video was linking the sustainability of globalization if oil prices increase, transportation costs rise so that distance begins to matter once again. Please don't forget that your TNC Dossier Assignments are due on Monday, May 14th.

I did a massive review of Social 30-1 concepts that you'll need to know for tomorrow's test. Please see the study guide below. Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau do appear in the matching section of the test, so you should have a look at the "Introducing Government" PowerPoint lecture on the wiki.

  • ideology
  • Thomas Hobbes
  • John Locke
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • representative democracy
  • individualism
  • collectivism
  • private property
  • public property
  • ideology
  • radical
  • liberal
  • moderate
  • conservative
  • reactionary
  • communism
  • socialism
  • liberalism
  • conservatism
  • fascism
  • adherence to collective norms
  • economic freedom
  • economic equality
  • rule of law
  • competition
  • individual rights and freedoms
  • cooperation
  • self-interest
  • Adam Smith

  • you must know the 19th century political spectrum and the 20th century political spectrum
  • know similarities and differences between communism and fascism
  • be able to label political and economic spectrums and the values associated with these ideologies
  • be able to label the political-economic grid and know examples of the ideologies in the quadrants (study the Ideology Notes (PDF, available on the wiki) and the notes I gave you in class)
  • know the differences between individualism and collectivism, be able to apply your understanding of these concepts (PRICES and PRINCE)
  • know the key ideas associated with Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau (for example, view of the nature of human beings, etc.)
  • study "Introducing Government" (ppt), this is on the wiki. You'll need to look over this PowerPoint to get the differences between Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau so that you differentiate between them on the matching section. 

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