2013-2014 Contemporary World Issues

Unit 1:  North, Central, and South America

Long Term Assignments for Unit 1:

  • Blank Maps of the Americas:  Thursday August 29
  • Geography Fact Sheet:  Tuesday September 3
  • 5 Discussion Questions and Answers over Current Issues relating to the America’s:  Tuesday September 3
  • America’s Historical Study Guide:  Thursday Sept 5
  • Unit 1 Exam: Thursday Sept 5
  • Unit 1 Projects (Choice and Snapshot):  Wednesday Sept 11

 

Notes and Handouts:

Contemporary World Issues Geography Fact Sheet

Contemporary World Issue Project Sheet

Contemporary World Syllabus and Project Guide

Contemporary World Issues Printable Topical Study Guide

2013 Contemporary World Issues Americas (Notes)

Daily Assignments:

Monday August 19

Wednesday Aug 21

  • Introductions, work on Maps and Geography Fact Sheets
  • Assignment:  None

Friday August 23

  • Work on Geography Fact Sheets and Maps, Notes on Empires and Colonization
  • Assignment:  Geography Maps due on Thursday Aug 29

Tuesday August 27

  • Notes on Independence, Start Discussion #1 on Current Issues
  • Assignment:  Blank Maps due on Thursday

Thursday August 29

Tuesday September 3

Thursday September 5

  • Unit 1 Exam, Work on Unit Projects (Choice and Snapshot)
  • Assignment:  Unit 1 Projects due Sept 11

Monday Sept 9

  • Work on Projects

Wednesday September 11

  • Share Projects

Unit 2:  Europe

Long Term Assignments for Unit 2:

  • September 11th 5 Paragraph Essay:  Tuesday Sept 17
  • Blank Europe Maps:  Monday Sept 23
  • Geography Fact Sheet:  Wednesday Sept 25
  • 5 Discussion Questions and Answers:  Wednesday Sept 25
  • European Exam:  Tuesday October 1
  • European Projects:  Monday, October 7

Notes and Handouts:

2013 September 11th Papers

Europe Fact Sheet

Contemporary World Issues Printable Topical Study Guide  (Scroll down to Europe)

Notes listed below..underlined is test material.

Contemporary World Issues–Updated Europe Early Countries (Second set of notes)

Contemporary World Issues–Updated Europe Early History and Empires (First Set of Notes)

2013 Contemporary World Issues–Updated Europe Christianity to Problems (Last set of notes)

Daily Assignments:

Friday Sept 13

  • Finish Presentations, Europe Pretest, Work on Sept 11 Papers
  • Assignment:  Sept 11 5 paragraph essays

Tuesday Sept 17

  • Sept 11 Papers are due, Work on Maps, Fact Sheet, Study Guide and Notes over Europe, Sept 11 Discussion
  • Assignment:  None

Thursday Sept 19

Monday Sept 23

  • Turn in Maps, Discussion #1
  • Assignment:  Geography Fact Sheet

Wednesday Sept 25

  • Notes, Discussion #2
  • Assignment:  Discussion Questions

Friday Sept 27

  • Discussion #3, Work on Notes and Study Guides
  • Assignment:  None

Tuesday Oct 1

  • Finish Notes, Work on Study Guides
  • Assignment:  Study Guide

Thursday Oct 3

Thursday  Oct 7

  • Exam, Work on Projects
  • Assignment:  Projects are due…we will only share 1 of 2 projects.

Wednesday Oct 9

  • Share Projects
  • Assignment:  Test Re-Do

Unit 3:  Russia/Middle East

2013 Contemporary World Issues Russia

2013 Contemporary World Issues Middle East

Long Term Assignments for Unit 3:

Monday October 14

  • Europe Test Re-do, Finish Presentations
  • Assignment:  Russia/Middle East Maps due on Friday

Wednesday October 16

  • Middle East Pretest, Brainstorming, Current Events
  • Assignment:  Middle East Maps

Friday Oct 18

  • Notes, Work on Discussion Questions
  • Assignments:  5 Discussion Questions AND answers

Tuesday Oct 22

  • Russia Notes, Discussion
  • Assignment:  Geo Fact Sheet is due

Thursday Oct 24

  • Russia Notes, Discussion
  • Assignment:  Work on Study Guide and Projects

Monday Oct 28

  • Middle East Notes and Discussion
  • Assignment:  Study Guides due on Tuesday Nov 5

Wednesday Oct 30

  • Middle East Notes
  • Assignment:  Projects due on Thurs, Nov 7

Friday November 1

  • Finish Middle East Notes
  • Assignment:  Study for Exam

Tuesday Nov 5

  • Study
  • Assignment:  Exam

Thursday Nov 7

  • Middle East/Russia Exams
  • Assignment:  Projects

Monday Nov 11

  • Projects are due, share
  • Work on Reflections

Wednesday Nov 13

  • Finish up sharing

Unit 4:  Asia/India/Australia

Far East, India, Australia Fact Sheet

Contemporary World Issues Printable Topical Study Guide

Contemporary World Issues Asia (Notes)

Friday Nov 15

  • Go over Projects, Exams, Asian Pretest
  • Assignment:  Asian Maps

Tuesday November 19

  • Turn in Maps, Notes on India
  • Assignment:  5 Discussion Questions and Answers

Thursday Nov 21

  • Notes on China, Work on Fact Sheets, Discussion
  • Assignment:  Geography Fact Sheets

Monday Nov 25

  • Fact Sheets due, Work Day/Video

Monday Dec 2

  • China Notes
  • Assignment:  Study Guides

Wednesday Dec 4

  • Japan, SE Asia Notes
  • Assignment:  Study for Exam, Work on Projects

Friday Dec 6

  • Asia Exam, Work on Projects

Tuesday Dec 10

  • Asian Projects are due

Thursday Dec 12

  • Finish Projects, Begin Discussion on Africa
  • Assignment:  African Maps are due on Monday

Unit 5:  AFRICA

Updated Contemporary World Issues–Africa  (Notes)

Africa’s Topical Study Guide

Contemporary World Issues Geography Fact Sheets Africa

Monday Dec 16

  • Notes (Slides 1-50)
  • Assignment:  Fact Sheets are due on Wednesday

Wednesday Dec 18

  • Notes (Finish)
  • Assignment:  Study Guides and Study for Exam

Friday Dec 20

  • Africa Exam
  • Assignment:  Africa Projects will be due Friday Jan 3

Friday Jan 3

  • Share Africa Projects

Tuesday Jan 7

  • Review for Final

Thursday Jan 9

  • Semester Final Exam

2013 Contemporary World Issues Semester Final Study Guide

 

Contemporary World Issues:  Semester 2

Unit 1:  The Americas

Notes: 2013 Contemporary World Issues Americas

Project Guide and Syllabus:  Updated 2nd Semester Contemporary World Syllabus and Project Guide

Contemporary World Issues Geography Fact Sheets

Wednesday Jan 15

  • Intro, Project Review
  • Assignment:  None

Friday Jan 17

  • Notes over Empires/Colonization, Discussion
  • Assignment:  Maps

Wednesday Jan 22

  • Notes (Independence), Discussions
  • Assignment:  Fact Sheet

Friday Jan 24

  • Notes (Slides 29-42), Small Group Discussions
  • Assignment:  Discussion Reflections (5 paragraphs about anything we talked about)

Tuesday Jan 28

  • Finish Notes, Work on Creating Own Study Guides
  • Assignment:  Create own study guide for Exam

Thursday Jan 30

  • Exam
  • Projects are due on Monday

Monday Feb 3

  • Share Projects

Friday Feb 7

  • Notes on Ancient Europe
  • Sex Trafficking in Europe Discussion

Ancient Europe -Power Point Slides

Tuesday Feb 11

  • Notes over Europe Early History
  • Work time
  • Maps Due on Thursday

Early European Countries power point

 

ThursdayFeb 13

  • Maps due
  • Notes
  •  Current Event Discussion

Tuesday Feb 18

  • Notes
  • Work time
  • Fact sheets due

Industrial Europe, World Wars and Current Issues -power point

Thursday Feb 20

  • Notes over WWII

WWII power point

Monday Feb 24

  • Holocaust Lesson
  • ID Card Activity
  • Photograph Activity

Wednesday Feb 26

  • Finish notes
  • Work time for projects

Friday Feb 28

  • Exam

Tuesday March 4

  • Europe Projects due

Thursday March 6

  • Finish Projects
  • Start Russia Notes
  • Current Event Discussion

Russia Notes

Wednesday March 12

  • Notes over Russia
  • Go over exam

Friday March 14

  • Finish Russia Notes
  • Current Events Discussion
  • Questions for Guest Speaker

Tuesday March 18

  • Fact Sheet and Questions due
  • Guest Speak

Thursday March 20

  • Notes on Middle East
  • Current Events Discussion over Syria

Middle East 2014 Notes

Monday March 24

  • Finish Notes
  • Current event discussion over Syria

Wednesday March 26

  • Russia/Middle East exam

Friday March 28

  • Russia/Middle East projects due

Tuesday April 1

  • Start Notes over Africa
  • Introduce New Snapshot
  • Assign Map and Fact Sheet
  • Map due Thurs. April 3
  • Fact Sheet due Mon. April 7

AFRICA SNAPSHOT

Africa Notes

Thursday

  • Notes
  • Imperialism Activity

Updated Africa Notes World Africa *UPDATED*

Monday

  • Snapshots due

Somalia Snapshot Know: Independence, 1990s Violence, Attempts of Government in 2000s

Democrati Republic of the Congo Snapshot Know: Highest Mountain, Largest city, New Constitution

Kenya Snapshot Know: Independence, Jomo Kenyatta, cultural facts

Ethiopia Snapshot Know: Resistance in Scramble/Italy, Haile Selassie, Agriculture

 

Wednesday

  • Snapshots due

Ghana Snapshot Know: Geographical Features, Kwame Nkrumah, Akan of Ghana

South Africa Know: Independence, Mandela, Colonization (Boer War)

Madagascar Know: Current leader, Current Events (things happening today), and Events in the 1800s

Morocco Know: Form of Government, Current Leaders, and Religion

Friday April 11

  • Invisible Children Movie

Tuesday April 15

  • Finish notes

Thursday April 17

  • Africa Exam
  • Project Work Time

Thursday April 24

  • Projects due

ASIA

Contemporary World Issues Asia

Monday April 28

  • Ancient Asia Notes
  • Assignment:  Asia Fact Sheets and Maps Due on Wednesday

Wednesday April 30

  • Asia Notes, Discussion, Work on Snapshots
  • Assignment:  None

Friday May 2

  • Video, Discussion
  • Assignment:  Share Snapshots

Tuesday May 6

  • Share Snapshots

Thursday May 8

  • Finish Snapshots

Monday May 12

  • Finish Notes, Discussions
  • Assignment:  Study for Exam, Projects

Wednesday May 14

  • Share Projects, Exam

Friday May 16

  • Share Projects