Please look for CURRENT World History 10 information at:
Here's a link to the Extra Credit - World History Film opportunity...
Remember, no computers are used during the Final Exam, so any note sheet for the IDs needs to be printed out in advance.
- Essay: Due by the time you arrive at the Final Exam.
- Identifications: You do this at the Final Exam.
- DBQs: You do this at the Final Exam.
- Multiple Choice: You do this at the Final Exam.
Here's another copy of the Unit #8 Review/Study Guide.
Unit #8 Identifications: On Thursday, June 7th, you will write on your choice of 5 of the 8 identifications that appear on the ID portion of the Final (Unit #8) Exam chosen from the list below. You may bring 10 words of "notes" for each of the 15 possible identifications to the exam. (Printed out, as you will not be able to use your computer.) You will need to turn in these notes, and I reserve the right to count symbols, acronyms, etc. as one or more words. Each of the five identifications is worth 5 points.
A good identification is typically in the range of 4 to 6 sentences in length. (You do need to write in complete sentences.) You should demonstrate both an understanding of just who / what the ID "is" and place it in the appropriate historical context. In addition, you need to explain the significance of the ID. In other words, answer the "So what?" question.
Partition of India
Unit #8 Essay Exam - Questions and Format - You'll write an essay as part of the Final (Unit #8) Exam. This essay should be turned in no later than at your arrival to the Social Studies Final Exam on Thursday, June 7th. Below you can find both the questions from which you will choose and the format for the essay portion on the Unit #8 Exam. The essay will be evaluated on the usual 30 point scale, and that score is doubled in PowerSchool.
Format: The actual essay will be written by hand or word-processed. You should prepare for a five-paragraph essay. That means that you should include an introduction (with a clear thesis statement), three body paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph. (Note that the questions lend themselves to such a format. That is on purpose.)
Remember that the questions are not designed for you to tell us
everything you have learned. Focus on what the question is requiring
you to do.
* I want them printed out. Printing double-sided is fine.
Identify and explain the significance of the three specific events that
you feel best represent the overall nature of the Cold War. Is the
world of today more or less safe than the Cold War world? Why?
B. During a Cold War lesson, you were introduced to the "Doomsday Clock." (Here's the timeline.
It is currently set for six minutes to midnight.) Identify and explain
the significance of three factors/issues that you think should be
considered foremost in deciding where to set the clock in the near
future. Two years from now, what time do you think the Doomsday Clock
should read? Why?
Here is the 2009 report of the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. There are a lot of links to statistics and resources.
"Death Stalks a Continent" - Time, (2001) - As the front page says, "This is a story about AIDS in Africa. Look at the pictures. Read the words. And then try not to care."
If you want some straight-forward information, the Global Issues - AIDS in Africa site is a good one to use.
"Worldwide AIDS epidemic slowing, says UN" - The Guardian, July 29, 2008. This is one of many articles suggesting that the epidemic may be slowing. (Don't confuse that with being cured.)
"FRONTLINE: The Age of AIDS" - This 2006 PBS site looks at the worldwide aspects. The timeline and map features are both interesting.
First, you will have one minute (no more) to explain your thing, and its significance to the class. We try and get these in today.
Second, you will be expected to make a blog posting of 100-150 words or so regarding your topic. Give us the basic facts and significance of your item. If you want to include a link to something useful, feel free to do that. (These blog postings should be made on the entries provided, and they are due before class time Tuesday.)
Juan and Evita Peron - Argentina
"Dirty War" - Argentina
"Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo" - Argentina
Evo Morales - Bolivia
"Lula" da Silva - Brazil
Salvador Allende - Chile
Augusto Pinochet - Chile
Isabel Allende - Chile
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Colombia
FARC - Colombia
Plan Colombia - Colombia
Fidel Castro - Cuba
Guantanamo Bay - Cuba
"Papa Doc" and "Baby Doc" Duvalier - Haiti
Tonton Macoute - Haiti
Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) - Mexico
Frida Kahlo - Mexico
Tlatelolco Massacre - Mexico
Chiapas - Mexico
NAFTA - Mexico
Vicente Fox - Mexico
Zapatista Army of National Liberation - Mexico
Manuel Noriega - Panama
Operation Condor - "Southern Cone" dictatorships
Hugo Chavez - Venezuela
Representatives of Israel
Representatives of the Palestinians
Representatives of "The Quartet"