Monday, February 11, 2019

February 11

We started watching a documentary from the History Channel on the French Revolution, which we'll finish off tomorrow. Please see the study guide for the World Geography Test below.

This test will take place on Tuesday, February 12th. It is simply a country identification test. You will be given a world map with certain countries identified and you need to be able to write out what country it is. Here are the countries that may appear on the test:
  • any of the EU countries (there are 28 countries in the EU, a map of the EU is in your textbook on page 265, but it's out of date, it says that there's 27 countries in the EU. I'm not even talking about Brexit here...)
  • any of the NATO countries (there's some overlap here with the EU, but not all EU countries are members of NATO)
  • any of the G8 countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United States, and the United Kingdom
  • full members of MERCOSUR: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and other associate members or countries that are achieving membership in MERCOSUR, such as: Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador
  • to ask you to know ALL of the countries in the African Union would be cruel, so we'll focus on countries that came up last year or will likely be in the news this year: Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Zimbabwe
  • other very important countries that will be in the news this year, or that we'll be talking about, or get mentioned in your textbook: Cuba, Mexico, Jamaica, Serbia, Georgia, China,
    India, Myanmar, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq,
  • **BIG HINT: if a country is a member of a few of these international organizations then there's a STRONG possibility that they will be on the test!!**

We finished watching  "Sicko" today. You're writing the Chapter 1-2 Test tomorrow. Please see the study guide below for this test. I recommend copying and pasting this study guide into a Word Document so you have a hard copy of it and use it to focus your review. On Wednesday, February 13th you'll be writing your Unit 1 Final Exam (see the study guide below).

The Chapter 1-2 Test is on Tuesday, February 12th. It is a mixed format test, it will have a matching section and a short/long answer section. Here is what you should review/study for this test:

Chapter 1 and 2 Key Terms/Concepts:

  • 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
Other Study Tips:

  • you must know the 19th century political spectrum and the 20th century political spectrum
  • know similarities and differences between communism and fascism
  • what are the differences between communism and socialism
  • 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 and the notes I gave you in class)
  • know the differences between individualism and collectivism, be able to apply your understanding of these concepts
  • know the key ideas associated with Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau (for example, view of the nature of human beings, etc.)
The Unit 1 Final is a 50 question multiple choice test. It will be written on Wednesday, February 13th. Make sure that you study the following:

  • 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 Social 30-1 course books, pages 17-22)
  • 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 charts that is in your study booklets
  • 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! 

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