Friday, May 25, 2018

May 25

I continued the Social 30-1 review today. I went through a review of the economic spectrum, the economic-political grid, and the business cycle. We also looked at how demand-side economics and supply-side economics respond to a recession. Please read, highlight, annotate the following pages in your coursebook: 

  • Keynesian economics (pages 23-25)
  • Supply-side economics (pages 28-30)
  • Private enterprise notes (pages 31-33)
  • If you really want to challenge yourself, have a look at the Causes of the Global Recession (pages 36-43) 
Over the weekend, you really should be previewing Unit 3 material on the IB 30/35 wiki. On Thursday, May 31st, you have the Political Systems Exam (please see the study guide below). You really need to start paying closer attention to current events, international news and national news and start making connections to political and economic ideologies. 

The Political Systems Test will be on Thursday, May 31st. It is a 70 multiple choice question test. Please review the following:

  • "20th Century Rejections of Liberalism" (ppt)
  • Marx notes
  • Lenin notes
  • Stalin notes
  • Soviet Economy notes
  • Soviet Economic System notes
  • Changes to Soviet Society After Stalin notes
  • Gorbachev to Collapse notes
  • Economic Planning in the USSR booklet
  • 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
  • review fascism and Nazism (test has questions on the techniques of dictatorship in Nazi Germany and USSR)
  • do a brief review of the political and economic spectrums
The following key concepts/key events/key people are mentioned in this test, if you (re-)familiarize yourself with them it will help you out immensely!

  • centrally planned economies
  • initiative
  • FDR and the New Deal
  • Reaganomics
  • consumer sovereignty
  • invisible hand
  • Keynesian economics
  • laissez faire economics
  • War Communism
  • Five Year Plans
  • mixed economies
  • indicative planning
  • proportional representation
  • democracy
  • dictatorship
  • political spectrum (characteristics associated with the various ideologies)
  • status quo
  • egalitarianism
  • conservative
  • reactionary
  • liberal
  • radical
  • SA
  • Hitler
  • Bolshevik
  • fascism
  • communism
  • indoctrination
  • controlled participation
  • terror and force
  • direction of popular discontent
  • democratic socialists
  • supply-side economics
  • authoritarian
  • tyrant
  • totalitarian
  • totalitarianism
  • ultranationalism
  • nationalization
  • privatization
  • propaganda
  • progressive taxation
  • Marx
  • Lenin
  • utopian socialism
  • Gorbachev
  • martial law
  • Reichstag (Reichstag Fire, Reichstag election results)
  • referendum
  • collectivization
  • modernization
  • classical liberal
  • laissez faire free market economy
  • mixed economy
  • planned economy
  • (review your economic political quadrant model)
  • Das Kapital
  • Mein Kampf
  • The Wealth of Nations    

I did a homework check on the Chapter 15 Key Terms and Questions today. Please remember that the Chapter 16 Key Terms and Questions are due on Monday. I gave you back your Unit 3 WRA II Essays, and gave you the result of your Unit 3 Final Exam. Hopefully, I can get through the TNC Dossier Assignments this weekend. I went through a PowerPoint lecture today (I didn't get to the last 4 slides, so you'll have to go through them on your own). The PowerPoint in question was called "The Effects of Globalization on Individuals and Communities". You have your Chapter 15-16 Test on Tuesday, May 29th. You can find the study guide below.

This test will follow the typical format: a matching section, a multiple choice section and a short answer section. Please use the following study guide. This test will be written on Tuesday, May 29th.

Study from your textbook and the following PowerPoint presentations:
  • "Quality of Life, Human Rights, and Democratization" (ppt)
  • "Impacts of Globalization on Groups in Society" (ppt)
Key Terms:
  • Chapter 15 Key Terms (from Unit 4 Worksheet)
  • Chapter 16 Key Terms (from Unit 4 Worksheet)
  • additional key terms from the presentations that correspond to Chapters 15 and 16
Key Questions:
  • What are human rights?
  • What is democratization?
  • What is quality of life?
  • What is standard of living?
  • How are ideas about human rights and democracy related?
  • How are globalization, human rights, and democracy related?
  • How have ideas about human rights changed over time?
  • What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
  • What is the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
  • In what ways does globalization affect the lives of children and youth?
  • In what ways does globalization affect the lives of women?

I showed you a video from the CBC series Doc Zone called "Darfur: On Our Watch". Your Chapter 11 Key Terms and Questions are due on Monday, and Chapter 12 is due on Tuesday.

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