Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Great, Great, Great, Grade, Grade Day

Today students are reviewing some of the concepts, ideas, and terms we learned a while back: GDP, infrastructure, globalization/trade, industrialization, etc...

But we're also grading some of the stuff we haven't graded together yet.  Since we're not taking the social studies ISTEP, I'm giving the students a little time to review and grade their Shooting an Elephant summaries, which they wrote a while back.  They were very good.  The essay, if you recall dealt with the effects of British Imperialism.

Lately, we've been discussing Japanese Imperialism.  We'll probably jump back to British Imperialism in a little bit, and specifically look at India's independence movement.  #Gandhi  #HumanRights  #CivilDisobedience  #FirstTimeUsingHashtags

I'm sorry that I haven't been quite as consistent in posting the blogs.  As I've said, the past couple days we've been studying Japanese Imperialism, and World Wars I and II.

I'm keeping today's post short.  If you were here the past couple days, discuss some of the reasons for WWI.  Then discuss what happened to cause Japan to switch sides between WWI and WWII.  What were they doing?  What did they want?

Write some answers to the questions you answered in your discussion.  Then, have the adult you discussed the blog with sign the paper.  Make sure your name, date, and hour are on it, and turn it in tomorrow.

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