May 11

posted May 11, 2012, 7:01 AM by Peter Knowles
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) 


Today it's time to work on your next assessment. You may want to start with your thesis statement and introduction. Or maybe you want to start with one of the other sections of the assessment. It doesn't matter where you start...just start! 
The outline below should help you understand some of your options. 

 Introduction

      Introduction should use an interesting opening (an anecdote, definition quote, or common, current example) to bring your reader into your response. You don't need to use any of the specific content to start with, but you should gradually make your way toward answering the question. 
 Thesis  A one sentence, clear answer to the question you'll be addressing in your piece.   
 Focus Paragraph 1 Deal with examples and information from EUROPE (Chapter 12 & 13)
You should use this paragraph to introduce some of the important "-isms" that you'll be dealing with later.
Include citations for all outside information, and use appropriate unit vocabulary terms when you can. 
 Focus Paragraph 2 Deal with examples and information from ONE of the overseas locations (SE Asia, Africa, India, or Latin America)
Include citations for all outside information, and use appropriate unit vocabulary terms when you can. 
 Focus Paragraph 3 Deal with examples and information from a SECOND one of the overseas locations above.
Include citations for all outside information, and use appropriate unit vocabulary terms when you can. 
 Conclusion Repeat your thesis (in a slightly different way) and review/summarize some of your main points and examples. Return to your Introduction's story, quote, example, etc. to make it seem like a finished, balanced piece of writing.
 References List all references used in proper format; You should have your textbook, and at least 3 other sources. Classroom videos, if you wish, may be some of those other sources. 

 For the video on the Sepoy Mutiny and British in India:
"Massacre At Amritsar." A&E Television NetworksLearn360.  Web. 11 May 2012.
For the video about the Suez Canal
"Suez Canal." A&E Television Networks. 2000. Learn360. Web. 11 May 2012.

HOMEWORK: Depending on how far you are on your assessment, you may want to do some work this weekend. You'll have one more class period on Monday, then it's due by midnight. Be ready!
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