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Week 28: Geography of The Middle East
This week we will look at why the Middle East has evolved both culturally and geographically - in a very specific manner. This will help us look at why structures, cultures, foods, and rituals have all developed to form a "regional" identity. We will continue with the Islam Empires of Faith Documentary and it is our last opportunity to turn in the project for early credit. Wednesday @ the latest.
Geography of Middle East
Week 27: The Middle East
This week we will be looking at the Middle East and the Islamic World as a framework for some greater questions. We will start with a pre-test of your existing knowledge and move on from there. I will be gone Thursday and Friday of this week to help coast the SMA Alpine Ski team - I apologize in advance. In my absence you guys will have substitutes that will be screening the PBS Series: Islam Empires of Faith. Just like the India unit there will be an associated packet of movie notes that I expect will be complete when I return. We will also explore some geography of the Middle East Tuesday and Wednesday. If you intend to turn in your project for early submission credit please have that in before March 12th.
Middle East Pre-Test Survey - Link ** Please include your block and full name **
PBS Islam - Empires of Faith: Website Episode 1 Movie Questions
(In notebook) The Arab Table - May Bsisu Link - Online Version (courtesy of PSU - MESC)
1. According to the reading, what defines the Arab world as a single entity?
2. Find language/quotes that the text uses to discuss unity and diversity in the Arab world?
3. What reasons does the text cite for diversity in the Arab world?
(In notebook) Analyzing Maps to Understand the Arab World - Link - Online Maps
1. How might you attempt to define the term Middle East? Why could this be potentially difficult?
2. What are different ways you could "slice" or divide up the Middle East? Examples of overlap?
3. Ultimately, what countries would be included in "your" Middle East?
Week 26: Human Rights Workshop - Modern India
This week we will explore the plight of India's rapid growth and the affect it has had on the migration of its workforce, children and an influx of new jobs. It will be a tough week emotionally. We will watch a short film on the plight of India's youngest, Mother India: Life Though the Eyes of Orphans. In addition, we will explore the migration of India's workforce abroad - specifically those in the Middle East. If you have any articles, pictures, or video clips you would like to share with the class, please feel free to bring them. For more information on this look below:
Migrant Rights – Research Centre Infographic Statistics Video
National Geographic - Guest Workers
Mother India: Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan - Website (Netflix) Trailer ** Notes **
YouTube.com Videos: Passport Lebanese Class World Cup 2022
Current Events in the News - LinkBoard.com - Shared Folder
Thursday/Friday - Mini-Teach Lesson Worksheet Curry Descriptions
Some of you have asked for a simple recipe to use your homemade curry powder: Curry Recipe
Week 25: The Partition of India - Pakistan and Jinnah
This week I will introduce the culminating project for the India unit. We will construct ABC books to demonstrate our knowledge of India's history and the people, events, and empires that influenced it. This a great time to dust off your notes and take your memories back to the Maurya and Gupta discussed before Christmas break. We will also look at the Invention of Modern India, including the creation of Pakistan and Bangladesh (East Pakistan/East Bengal). Materials for this week:
The Story of India: ABC Book - Assignment Guide - Assignment Rubric
The Case for US Intervention in Pakistan - Point Counterpoint
A Bloody Partition - Documentary about the role of Pakistan's founder, Mohammed Ali Jinnah.
Partition of India: Origin of Hatred | BBC History Documentary | India
British Occupation Of India In Color
Week 24: Imperialism and India
SNOW DAY MONDAY! As our school days have come under some unexpected weather delays our curriculum must do the same. Those of you that I wasn't able to see Thursday or Friday are still accountable for the notes and finishing the video from week 23. That said, the notebook check is getting pushed another week so that students can catch up with the work. In order to finish the unit accordingly, I would like to offer The Story of India Pt. 6 as additional credit - we will watch excerpts during class to support this weeks lessons. For the week we will not be taking notes but instead use a Imperialism packet that will be digitally distributed and to be completed with the iPad in class. The materials needed for the week are posted below:
The Colonization of India: Mercantilism, Trade, and The East India Company
Imperialism Packet - PDF Format WORD Format
Holt Reading Audio Interview - William Dalrymple
The Story of India Part 5: Meeting of Two Oceans The Story of India Part 6: Freedom
Week 23: Islamic Invaders and Mughal India
This week will be spent exploring a new group of invaders, the Muslims. Slowly descending from Northern India, these invaders bring a very interesting brand of diversity, culture, and violence. India will be graced with some of its most amazing accomplishments but also a new mix of religion and culture that will permanently change India's native or "home-grown" power structure. We will continue with The Story of India Ep. 5: Meeting of Two Oceans. Also we will have additional notes some of the major Islamic empires during this period. Monday will include some practice speaking in public.
Phenomenal Article on Indian and US Relations after Diplomatic incident - WSJ.com
Early Islamic Empire PPT - Final **take notes on this Monday evening**
Week 22: Semester 2 - Cont. The Story of India - Grades
Exams are all graded. We will spend some time going over the results of them either this week or next. Averages for the exam are higher than last year and conversation/discussion points are also up - big plus! We will continue with The Story of India Ep. 4: Ages of Gold. This will mainly cover South India and the Cholan Dynasty but also the story of Rama as it relates to fundamentalism and extremism. will also be a notebook check next week. Please look to make sure all assignments are included. In class we will discuss another current event relating to India and focus on the embassy services and diplomatic immunity. If you missed what was printed in on the board:
Final Exam - Grades/Overview - If your group would like additional credit, see me outside of class.
Week 20: Dead Week
This week you will be focusing on preparing for the Final Exam. Monday your timeline will be stamped and submitted during your next notebook check. Groups will be given out Monday and if you were absent your group has likely emailed you. Below is the study guide and graphic organizer. We will be practicing both timed/un-timed questions. You should be in communication with your group outside of class and also have assigned tasks you have all agreed upon. Preparation during this time is paramount.
Final Exam Study Guide PowerPoint - Final Exam Review
Week 19: Welcome Back! Cont. The Story of India
Welcome Back! This week we will continue with The Story of India - Ep. 2/3. We will also begin constructing a small timeline in our notebook that will serve as a study tool for next week. Notebooks have all been graded and will be returned Monday and please come and get your scrolls during break or after school. Also please get your parent note signed and returned before the end of the week.
**Next week the study guide for the Final Exam will be passed out. Please make sure your notes are in order and that you bring both notes from China and India as this will be a comparative format. **
Maurya and Gupta PowerPoint Timeline Assignment
Week 16: The Story of India - Christmas Break!
This week we will focus on using The Story of India to help guide us through the India unit. You will be using a guided discussion question sheet to help us through each episode. Using YouTube is a way to access the films but you can also use Netflix and or the Multnomah Public Library. On Monday you will rewrite your comparative/persuasive paragraphs and submit them.
The Story of India - Discussion Questions Ep. 1-6 The Story of India - Discussion Questions Rubric
Week 15: Ancient India/Snow Days!
This week we focus on early India. Please make sure to be current on both PowerPoint's that are covered in the World History Documents section. There is also the Early India Worksheet which covers the book readings and finishes with a graphic organizer that funnels down into an analysis paragraph. Below are the directions for Turnitin.com and papers submissions.
Early India Worksheet Turnitin.com Sheet
Week 14: Welcome Back! Mini Teach Week
This week we will be focusing on our mini teaching lessons about modern China. You have all selected dates to present. Please be ready present on that day as there will be no make-up days given. Your notebook check will be this Thursday/Friday and will include: Senkaku Islands summary, Hammurabi Packet, Visual or Chart, etc. Grades for scroll projects should be posted the following week.
India Map Assignment - Label using notability or hand draw
Emily/Sarah Mini Teach Article
Week 13: Happy Thanksgiving!!
This week we will cover the topic of Human Rights. Please take a look at the article below and respond to the questions it presents in your notebook. Also watch The Story of Human Rights - U.N/Amnesty (9min)
From Hammurabi to the Patriot Act The Story of Human Rights
Please make sure to read these two articles and have summaries for your next notebook check.
Week 12 - 13: Modern China/Silk Road Connections/UDHR
For the next 2-3 weeks we will focus on the issues that plague modern China. Each small student group will conduct a mini-teach on a topic of their choosing. During this period we will also map the Silk Road from Chang'an to Venice and beyond. Lastly, we will close with a short presentation on the Universal Deceleration of Human Rights. (Hopefully this will include a teacher compiled video like we viewed last week Link ) Topics for this upcoming mini-teach should be pertinent to modern China and could include anything from economics, growth, human rights, education, minorities, capitalism, military, or technological development. Here are some examples of articles or videos you may want to pursue:
This is my favorite Link
Video: Ted Talks: Eye on China East 101: China's Dirty Secret Cyber Warriors Whispers of Change Food Safety Ghost Cities Angola - Investment Influence of China in Africa - Guinea
More: Free Press Mining in Ghana Gold Mines BBC: World Have Your Say China on 4 Wheels
Gordon Ramsey: Shark Bait Cooking: Danger Zone China A Bite of China Food is Heaven
Ka-Ching Dynasty Never Say Die Chinese American's Santa's Workshop iPad: Horrors
Press: When China Met Africa China, Saudi Arabia Human Rights Seat China's Reform Package
Labor Camps to End Philippine Aid Controversy Aircraft Carrier Women's Education Reform
Week 11: Silk Road and Test Decompression
This week we will focus on the importance of trade as it transitions in in/out of China. We will look at the routes taken around great geographic obstacles and the cities that sprung up to nourish and entertain travelers. I hope to squeeze in some more travel documentaries and end with a Silk Road "Vacation" planned by you.
Week 10: Testing Week - Sections A/B
This week is fairly straight forward as we had discussed previously. You will take Section A (Multiple Choice) on Monday and Thursday/Friday you will take Section B (Writing Response). We will watch a brief travel documentary addressing the Silk Road and start work with Chicago Style Citations.
Hutchins Brothers - Lost in China Travel Documentary
Week 9: Test Prep and Scroll Project Conferencing
This week we will spend some time reviewing for the Unit 2: China Unit Test. The study guide will be available below. Go through your notes this week and make sure you are comfortable with the material covered. We will spend some time with the material in class and you'll have time to study with a partner or two. During the final days of the week we will be conferencing about your project - you need to have your calendar filled in and all (9) of your scroll project summary sheets complete. During this time I will also look over your notebook. You should have all of the following:
Also, please check your grades. If you are receiving a C+ or below please come see me.
Unit 2: China Preparation Guide Jeopardy #1 Jeopardy #2
Practice Test - Section B Bingo Sheet
Week 8: Dynasty Days - Yuan - Ming - Qing - Republic
This week will will focus on the later dynasties of China. Beginning with the largely misunderstood Yuan Dynasty and continuing onto the Ming and the Manchu Qing. We will look at the roles of when during this period and compare it to that of the early Han. We will also look at China's Republic period and work on understanding some of the modern implications of the "Spheres of Influence." Please don't forget your dynastic (4-corner) summary sheets. The link below to YouTube should cover those of you who are at outdoor school or absent that missed the "Republic Period of China." You should also be working on your scroll project and keeping the calendar schedule filled out. This will be checked next week along with your notebooks.
Empress Xu - Ming Ban Zhao - Early Han China in Revolution 1911 - 1949 Film
Week 7: Dynasty Days - Disunity Period - Sui - Tang - Song
This week we will introduce (4) new dynasties into the mix. Each will cover a period of increasing Imperiallization as China fights to keep itself together. Government should be your focus during this week as each dynasty has a very interesting story to tell. Also, (3) dynastic summaries will be checked this week. You may either type them into your iPad, use paper-printed sheets, or copy into your notebook.
Week 6: Introduction to China and the Scroll Project
This week we will begin to cover early Chinese dynasties and their impact on the formation of early Chinese civilization. You will be given the directions for our scroll project and a preliminary timeline of due dates and expected workload. We will also look at China as an emerging modern society if time permits.
Scroll Project - 4 corner Sheet Scroll Project Assignment Guide
Week 5: Neolithic Revolution and River Valley Civilizations
Bahrain maps due this Monday. This week we will explore the shift of hunter-gatherer societies to those who settle on the banks of a river and create the beginnings of civilizations. We will explore the physical and human qualifiers that can identify a civilization and study were exactly they arose.
Week 4: Comparing Thematic and Reference Maps
This week you will be presenting your Journey Maps to the class. Monday we will begin presentations and they will go throughout the week.
Bahrain Map - Assignment guide will be available Monday and the PowerPoint and Q & A session will be Tuesday/Wednesday of this week. The Completed Bahrain Map is due Thursday/Friday. Bahrain.docx
Week 3: Discussion on Human Geography!
Notebook Check Due: 3/20 or 3/21
Islam: Empire of Faith Notes
End of the Unit: World History Classroom - India Lesson:
India Project Due: 3/17
** Alternative assignments or team projects please setup a conference first **
Story of India Due: 2/20 or 2/21
Imp. India Packet Due: 2/18 or 2/19
Notebook Check Due: 2/18 or 2/19
Group Debate: Was this handled appropriately? 2/3
Notebook: India Timeline Assignment Due: Monday 1/13
Early India Worksheet Due: 12/16
Finish from Hammurabi Due: ??
Senkaku Islands Article Due: ??
Silk Road Map Due: 11/25
Modern China Topics Due: 11/19
Scroll Project Due: 11/14
Unit 2: Test Part A: Monday 11/4
Test Part B: Thur/Fri 11/7
- Discuss Insurance Points -
Government on Break!