MS. DANNY

 

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World Studies

 

COURSE RATIONALE

 

This course will survey several areas of the world: the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe.  We will examine each region’s history, geography, economics, and people in order to better understand the contemporary world.  There will also be an emphasis placed on the development and maintenance of social study skills.

 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

At the completion of this course, all students will be able to:

·        Recognize the effects of social, economic, political, and cultural changes on different areas of the world

·        Explain the role geography plays in a region’s development

·        Examine history through multiple perspectives

·        Research a historical event and develop a thesis on its impact

·        Form relationships between historical and contemporary events

 

 

 

Essential Questions

·        Whose point of view matters?

·        Is geography destiny?

·        How do natural resources affect the course of history?

·        What is the power of one individual in creating change?

·        How are present events related to past events?

·        Why does a country reinvent itself?

·        Are we ethically responsible for resolving global problems?

Culture

Lessons:

1.     What is history? – Students write information onto charts from the overhead – discussing similarities & differences between geographer, historian, and archeologist  – HW - worksheet

2.      What is culture? Students examine elements of culture and in groups conclude whether there is a global culture - HW - worksheet

3.      Economies – Students fill out and analyze via a chart regarding types of economies that we will study  - HW - worksheet

4.      Governments –Students compare government types with economic systems  - HW - worksheet

5.      Students exploring Developed and Developing Country Characteristics and then analyze a cartoon using the information that they gathered. – HW – worksheet

Disclaimer:  Lessons are subject to change due to scheduling or current events topic discussion issues.

 

Middle East 

Essential Questions

·        Why do countries reinvent themselves?

·        What is the role of the individual in society?

Topical Questions

·        How does geography shape society?

·        What are the origins of perceptions?

·        Are perceptions accurate?

·        How do belief systems shape society?

·        How does technology shape society?

·        Why are conflicts inevitable?

·        Why do we fight wars?

 Sept 24 - Oct 24 Lessons: 

1.     Students work on maps of the Middle East and introduction to Middle Eastern culture

2.      Student PowerPoint on Geography of the Middle East

3.     Pair share activity analyzing and drawing conclusions from statistics from the CIA fact book in regards to the Middle East

4.     Students work on DBQ’s of Water Issues in the Middle East

5.      Working on charts in pairs students research the - Elements of Middle Eastern - HW - Chapter 28 – Sec 3 p. 626 # 1-4

6.      Students explore what is a stereotype and analyze a video

7.     Students explore stereotypes of the Middle East – rotating through stations

8.      Students are assigned groups and investigate - Land Resource in the Middle East -Activity PBS

9.      Using Venn Diagrams students explore - 3 Religions of the Middle East –- PBS Islam videos - HW - Chapter 25 Sec 3 p. 566 # 1-5    and   Chapter 26 Sec 1 p. 575 # 1-6

10.  Students watch a video on Islam and answer questions – followed by discussion of essential question

11.  Students work on a DBQ regarding - Militant Religion Fundamentalism – PBS – HW - Chapter 27 Sec 1 p. 595 # 1-5

12.  Students rotate through stations in an activity on Oil – HW - Chapter 27 Sec 2 p. 602 # 2-5    and   Chapter 28 Sec 1 p. 615 # 1-5

13.  Student play the Imperialism Game – followed by notes– HW - Chapter 26 Sec 2 p. 579 # 3-6

14.  Working in groups of three student explore the idea of - Nationalism – in the Middle East– 3 leaders – HW - Chapter 26 Sec 4 p. 588 # 1-6

15.  Changing US Foreign Policy PBS Activity – Pair Share

16.  Creating outlines students map the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict – HW - Chapter 28 Sec 2 p. 622 # 1-6

17.  Through a student PowerPoint student learn information about the Middle East Today

18.  Middle East Project Due

v      Period 1 is due in full Nov 5 – first rough draft due Oct 18

v     Period 4 is due in full Nov 6 – first rough draft due Oct 22

v     Period 8 is due in full Nov 6 – first rough draft due Oct 22

 

Disclaimer:  Lessons are subject to change due to scheduling or current events topic discussion issues.

 

Africa – Starting Nov 12

 

1.     Geography –Questions to Answer, Map of Africa, and Facts on Africa

 

 

2.     Patterns of Life - Chapter 4 Section 2 p. 92 # 1-5

 

 

3.     The Slave Trade - Chapter 4 Section 3 p. 96 # 2-3

 

 

4.     Age of Imperialism – Chapter 4 Section 4 p. 102 # 3-5 & Questions to Answer

 

 

5.     Winning Independence - Chapter 5 Section 1 p. 111 # 3-6

 

 

6.     Changing Patterns of Life - Chapter 5 Section 3 p. 122 # 1-4

 

 

7.     South Africa - Chapter 6 Section 2 p. 143 # 1-5 & Questions to Answer

 

 

8.     Africa Today: Regional and Global Issues - Chapter 6 Section 1 p. 139 # 6-7

 

 

9.     Writing assignment – Darfur and Imperialism Story

 

 

 

 

Korea

 

1.     Geography – Worksheet

 

 

2.     Korea the Early Years - Worksheet

 

 

3.     Age of Imperialism – Worksheet

 

 

4.     Korea Today: Regional and Global Issues – Worksheet Chart

 

 

 

 

Japan

 

1.     Geography – Chapter 18 Section 1 page 393 # 2 - 6

 

 

2.     Feudal Japan – Chapter 18 Section 2 page 397 # 2 – 6

 

 

3.     Belief System – Chapter 18 Section 3 page 401 # 1 – 5

 

 

4.     Japan as World Power - Chapter 18 Section 4 page 408 # 2 – 6

 

 

5.     Government and Society - Chapter 19 Section 1 page 415 # 1 – 5

 

 

6.     Economy - Chapter 19 Section 2 page 418 # 1 – 5

 

 

7.     Japan and the World - Chapter 19 Section 3 page 422 # 1 – 4

 

 

8.     Japan and the Arts - Chapter 19 Section 4 page 426 # 2 – 6

 

 

9.     Japan DBQ writing

 

 

 

 

World Cultures

 

COURSE RATIONALE

 

This course will survey several areas of the world: the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe.  We will examine each region’s history, geography, economics, and people in order to better understand the contemporary world.  There will also be an emphasis placed on the development and maintenance of social study skills.

 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

At the completion of this course, all students will be able to:

·        Recognize the effects of social, economic, political, and cultural changes on different areas of the world

·        Explain the role geography plays in a region’s development

·        Examine history through multiple perspectives

·        Research a historical event and develop a thesis on its impact

·        Form relationships between historical and contemporary events

 

 

 

 

Essential Questions

·        Whose point of view matters?

·        Is geography destiny?

·        How do natural resources affect the course of history?

·        What is the power of one individual in creating change?

·        How are present events related to past events?

·        Why does a country reinvent itself?

·        Are we ethically responsible for resolving global problems?

Culture

Lessons:

1.     What is history? – Students write information onto charts from the overhead – discussing similarities & differences between geographer, historian, and archeologist  – HW - worksheet

2.      What is culture? Students examine elements of culture and in groups conclude whether there is a global culture - HW - worksheet

3.      Economies – Students fill out and analyze via a chart regarding types of economies that we will study  - HW - worksheet

4.      Governments –Students compare government types with economic systems  - HW - worksheet

5.      Students exploring Developed and Developing Country Characteristics and then analyze a cartoon using the information that they gathered. – HW – worksheet

Disclaimer:  Lessons are subject to change due to scheduling or current events topic discussion issues.

 

Middle East 

Essential Questions

·        Why do countries reinvent themselves?

·        What is the role of the individual in society?

Topical Questions

·        How does geography shape society?

·        What are the origins of perceptions?

·        Are perceptions accurate?

·        How do belief systems shape society?

·        How does technology shape society?

·        Why are conflicts inevitable?

·        Why do we fight wars?

Sept 24 - Oct 24 Lessons: 

1.     Students work on maps of the Middle East and introduction to Middle Eastern culture

2.      Student PowerPoint on Geography of the Middle East

3.     Pair share activity analyzing and drawing conclusions from statistics from the CIA fact book in regards to the Middle East

4.     Students work on DBQ’s of Water Issues in the Middle East

5.      Students explore what is a stereotype and analyze a video

6.     Students explore stereotypes of the Middle East – rotating through stations

7.      Students are assigned groups and investigate - Land Resource in the Middle East -Activity PBS

8.      Using Venn Diagrams students explore - 3 Religions of the Middle East –- PBS Islam videos - HW - Chapter 25 Sec 3 p. 566 # 1-5    and   Chapter 26 Sec 1 p. 575 # 1-6

9.      Students watch a video on Islam and answer questions – followed by discussion

10.  Students work on a DBQ regarding - Militant Religion Fundamentalism – PBS – HW - Chapter 27 Sec 1 p. 595 # 1-5

11.  Students rotate through stations in an activity on Oil – HW - Chapter 27 Sec 2 p. 602 # 2-5    and   Chapter 28 Sec 1 p. 615 # 1-5

12.  Student play the Imperialism Game – followed by notes– HW - Chapter 26 Sec 2 p. 579 # 3-6

13.  Working in groups of three student explore the idea of - Nationalism – in the Middle East– 3 leaders – HW - Chapter 26 Sec 4 p. 588 # 1-6

14.  Changing US Foreign Policy PBS Activity – Pair Share

15.  Creating outlines students map the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict – HW - Chapter 28 Sec 2 p. 622 # 1-6

16.  Through a PowerPoint student learn information about the Middle East Today

 

Disclaimer:  Lessons are subject to change due to scheduling or current events topic discussion issues.

 

 

 

Africa – Starting Nov. 12

 

1.     Homework handouts

 

 

2.     Africa Journal Project – Nov 16

 

 

 

 

Korea

 

1.     Geography – Worksheet

 

 

2.     Korea the Early Years – Worksheet

 

 

3.     Age of Imperialism – Worksheet

 

 

4.     Korea Today: Regional and Global Issues – Worksheet Chart

 

 

 

Japan

 

1.     Geography – Worksheet

 

 

2.     Feudal Japan – Worksheet

 

 

3.     Japan’s Isolation - Worksheet

 

 

4.     Belief System – Worksheet

 

 

5.     Japan as World Power - Worksheet

 

 

6.     Government and Society - Worksheet

 

 

7.     Economy – Worksheet

 

 

8.     Japan and the World – Worksheet

 

 

9.     Japan and the Arts – Worksheet

 

 

10. Japan DBQ writing

 

 

 

US I

 

 

 

COURSE RATIONALE

 

This course will survey American history from colonization to the Progressive Era while addressing freedom as the central theme.  The history of the United States is in part a story of debates and struggles over freedom.  Crises like the American Revolution, the Civil War, and the United States’ current involvement in Iraq have transformed the meaning of freedom.  By focusing our course of study on this theme, we will be able to make connections among the different periods of American history.

 

 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

At the completion of this course, all students will be able to:

·        Explain how the definition of “freedom” has evolved in America since the Revolution.

·        Form relationships between historical and current events.

·        Examine history through multiple perspectives.

·        Recognize the effects of social, economic, and political changes on the nation.

·        Critically analyze history and the contemporary world

 

 

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US II

 

 

COURSE RATIONALE

 

This course will survey American history from the turn of the 20th century to the late 1900’s. 

The concepts to be covered this year include:

 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

At the completion of this course, all students will be able to:

·        Form relationships between historical and current events.

·        Examine history through multiple perspectives.

·        Recognize the effects of social, economic, and political changes on the nation.

·        Critically analyze history and the contemporary world

 

Essential Questions

·        What should be the role of government?

·        What role should the US play in world affairs?

·        What is social justice?

·        Is there or has there been social justice?

·        How does pop culture reflect a society’s view?

·        What is the role of the individual in society?

·        What is liberty?

 

 

 

Lessons:

 

1.     Chapter 1 – Reconstruction – Lesson 1, 2, 3 Vocabulary and Questions

 

2.     Chapter 2 – Lesson 1, 2, 3 Vocabulary and Questions

 

3.     Chapter 3 – Business and Labor Unions

 

·        Lesson 1 – Students will analyze via a PowerPoint how workers built a network of railroads and how those railroads changed American life.

·        Lesson 2 - Students will analyze via a PowerPoint about the factors that encouraged the growth of industry during the late 1800’s.

·        Lesson 3 – Students will create cause and effect charts on the information that they learned.

·        Lesson 4 - Students will analyze via a PowerPoint how and why workers organized to improve their wages and working conditions.

·        Lesson 5 – Students work with the information to draw conclusions and answer the essential question.

·        Lesson 6 - Test

 

4.     Chapter 4 – A Time of Hope and Hardship -

Week of Oct 1

·        Lesson 1 – Students will be able to relate to immigrants experience a century ago to their own experience via simulation activity and pair share exercises on immigration.

·        Lesson 2 – Students will be able to discuss different immigration policies of the United States and verify reasons immigrants came to the United States via KWL learning module.

·        Lesson 3 - Students will analyze via a PowerPoint how farmers tried to organize economically and politically to improve their situation

Week of Oct 8

·        Lesson 4 – Continue lesson three; Students will design and create persuasive advertisements drawing 1890 immigrant to the Midwest

·        Lesson 5 - Students discuss urban reform and in a simulation develop a way to improve living in Tenements.

·        Lesson 6 – Test Review

·        Lesson 7 - Test

Week of Oct 17

·            Lesson 8 – Review

·            Lesson 9 – Test /

 

5.     Chapter 5 – The US as a World Power

 

·        Lesson 1 – Students will analyze via a PowerPoint why many immigrants were attracted to the United States in the late 1800’s.

·        Lesson 2 - Students will analyze via a PowerPoint why cities grew in the late 1800’s and how that growth shaped city life.

·        Lesson 3 - Students will analyze via a PowerPoint how farmers tried to organize economically and politically to improve their situation

·        Lesson 4 – Students work with the information to draw conclusions and answer the essential question.

·        Lesson 5 - Test

 

6.     Chapter 6 – Lesson 1, 2, 3 Vocabulary and Questions

 

7.     Chapter 7 – Lesson 1, 2, 3 Vocabulary and Questions

 

8.     Chapter 8 – Lesson 1, 2, 3 Vocabulary and Questions

 

9.     Chapter 9 – Lesson 1, 2, 3 Vocabulary and Questions

 

10. Chapter 10 – Lesson 1, 2, 3 Vocabulary and Questions

 

11. Chapter 11 – Lesson 1, 2, 3 Vocabulary and Questions

 

12. Chapter 12 – Lesson 1, 2, 3 Vocabulary and Questions

 

13. Chapter 13 – Lesson 1, 2, 3 Vocabulary and Questions

 

14. Chapter 14 – Lesson 1, 2, 3 Vocabulary and Questions

 

15. Chapter 15 – Lesson 1, 2, 3 Vocabulary and Questions

 

16. Chapter 16 – Lesson 1, 2, 3 Vocabulary and Questions

 

17. Chapter 17– Lesson 1, 2, 3 Vocabulary and Questions

 

18. Chapter 18 – Lesson 1, 2, 3 Vocabulary and Questions

 

19. Chapter 19 – Lesson 1, 2, 3 Vocabulary and Questions

 

20. Chapter 20– Lesson 1, 2, 3 Vocabulary and Questions