May 4

posted May 4, 2012, 6:04 AM by Peter Knowles
Turn in last night's homework by turning it in to the Class DropBox

  1. Nigeria
  2. Togo
  3. Egypt
  4. Suez Canal
  5. Algeria
  6. Tunisia
  7. Ethiopia
  8. Congo
  9. Cape Town, South Africa
If you haven't already done so, consider color coding your markers according to the European nation that controlled each area.

If you've already done that with Southeast Asia, be sure to use the same color codes as you used there as you do for Africa, so it's easy to see how the different European nations established colonies in the two areas of the world.
Africa and SE Asia map

If you complete your work on this with a bit of time to spare, you might want to zoom in on the marker you placed on the Suez Canal to see what it looks like today. How many ships can you find in the canal using the Google Map image you zoom in on? 
Read the feature on the Suez Canal on page 458 to learn more about the Suez Canal. Think about this question:
How would the creation of the Suez Canal have changed the lives of people in Egypt? In other areas of Africa? Of the world?

We'll complete today's class with a more focused look at the five regions of Africa. Working in a small group, review the section of last night's reading that deals with one area of Africa on your handout. Collect as much information as you can about your region of Africa, then prepare a group poster clearly showing your group's responses. Hand in the poster before the end of class.

HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 14-3: British Rule in India (466-471) before class on Monday. Create an outline of key ideas from the reading, using the section headings (in RED) and sub-headings (in BLACK) for your outline sections. Include notes that YOU think are most important, in either outline, list, or sentence form. For example:
I) The Sepoy Mutiny
    A) Events leading to revolt
    B) Effects of the Revolt
II) British Colonial Rule....and so on....

Our next assessment

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: Chapter 12, Section 2 & 3 (388-401),Chapter 13, Section 3 (434-437), Chapter 14 (450-479) Chapter 15 (488-509)