May 10

posted May 10, 2012, 5:53 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated May 10, 2012, 5:55 AM ]
Today is a catch-up and get ready kind of day -- catch-up on your map, vocabulary, yesterday's in-class assignment (which you probably didn't have time to finish) and to GET READY for our next assessment: 

Our next assessment: Due Monday, May 14

Standard-- Geography 3.3: Understand the geographic context of global issues.  

Big Question -- How do differing ideas of territorial control change the lives of people around the world? 

Content Focus-- Global Challenges 1870-1914: Ch 12, Section 2 & 3 (388-401), Ch 13, Section 3 (434-437), Ch 14 (450-479) 

If you'd like a little more focus to the Big Question above, think about how each of the sections you've been asked to read can help you address part of it with specific examples and ideas:
Ch 12.2-- How did the idea of conservatism lead to liberalism and nationalism and change the way Europeans saw their lives in relation to their leaders?
Ch 12.3-- How did the idea of nationalism change the control of land in Europe and impact the lives of people who lived there.
Ch 13.3-- How did expanding democratic ideas and international rivalries change the control of lands around the world?
Ch 14.1-- How did the development of colonial possessions in Southeast Asia change the lives of people there and in Europe?
Ch 14.2-- 
How did changes in territorial control in Africa change the lives of people there? 
Ch 14.3-- 
How did Britain's ideas of territorial control in India change the lives of people there? 
Ch 14.4-- How did changes in territorial control in Latin America change the lives of people there and in their former colonial powers? 
A good response to this assessment above should address a number of these questions and provide examples from many different areas that we've studied.

FIRST: Vocabulary review -- Do you know the definitions of the words in the following list? These are all terms from this assessment cycle that may help you complete your assessment (and help you score well on the "uses appropriate vocabulary" portion of the scoring). Spend some time reviewing their meanings; look up or create your own definitions if you like. (You can copy and paste the list into a GoogleDocs spreadsheet pretty easily). Or use the Study Central vocabulary flash cards to review if necessary. (Study Central Vocabulary for Chapter 12, Chapter 13, and Chapter 14. Keep in mind there are more flashcards than words on this list)
  1. Conservatism
  2. Liberalism
  3. Nationalism
  4. Social Darwinism
  5. Zionism
  6. Imperialism
  7. Colonialism
  8. Cash crop
  9. colony
  10. protectorate
  11. direct rule
  12. annex
  13. sepoys
  14. viceroy
  15. indigenous
  16. creoles
  17. mestizos
  18. indirect rule
  19. peninsulares
  20. caudillos

THEN: Open your Google Document Template from yesterday called "Latin American Nations" and complete the chart and questions there. As you do so, keep this question in mind:
How did changes in territorial control in Latin America change the lives of people there and in their former colonial powers?

 READ the two poems on "The White Man's Burden" and be ready to discuss when class begins tomorrow. You can open a copy from Google Doc Templates. There are questions at the end that we'll use for our discussion; you don't need to answer them before class, but you may. You should definitely read the questions along with the poems before class.
FINALLY: You might want to continue with your map. They will be checked tomorrow in class, so you should have all 43 locations identified by location and by a short description that explains their importance. 

HOMEWORK: Any of the assignments for this assessment cycle that you have not finished are fair game for homework tonight. Or get started writing your next assessment. At least 20 minutes of homework will you spend your 20 minutes?