Interesting Links of the Week

Kids React to the Death of Osama bin Laden

"Groovy Afghanistan" - astonishing pictures from the 1960s-70s

ETHNICITY AND STEREOTYPES RESOURCE ROUNDUP

This summer, apply to host a youth leader from Iraq, China, Mexico, or the Middle East/North Africa. Click here for homestay hosting information.

Google World News

Quarter 2-3 Learning Objectives

Year-long learning objectives

Get Help with Research

SweetSearch and SweetSearch for Social Studies

IHS Library resources and passwords, including Student Research Center

United Nations

US Department of State (US government agency for foreign policy, with information, briefings, and policies on most global issues and countries today. Search or browse for your country or topic in the top right-hand corner).

Council on Foreign Relations (US foreign policy strategies for high-priority countries such as Iran, North Korea, or Sudan. Use the search box in the top right-hand corner to find resources on your country).

US Library of Congress Country Studies (History and social, economic, political, and national security policies of almost every country in the world)

Foreign Policy Magazine Online (A more advanced source for policy proposals on a range of current global issues)

Debatabase

CultureGrams and CultureGrams Kids (login: issaquah, password: eagles)

Finding old news stories

Google World News

How to search the web effectively

Web search strategies in Plain English (3 min video)

Bibliography help and More bibliography help

SoundGecko converts documents to audio

Study Geography

POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Have you found an online game, app, or other resource that's helped you study geography? Which geography tools do you like best? Let Ms. Sibbett know!
  • GeoGuessr generates Google Maps view of somewhere on earth. You guess where it is. Addictive and fun!
Interesting Links Archive

Play Expedition and experience stereotypes about Africans up close and personal. You play the brave European explorer...

"The Click Song"/Qangquothwane (2:00)

Promises: A 2009 interview with Faraj. Thanks, Addie Strassell!

The crisis in Nigeria, in 11 maps and charts. Thanks, Hannah Judson!

VIDEO: Kidnapped Nigerian girls face serious risks (8:00). Thanks, Ariel Hablewitz!

Comparing TIME Magazine covers in America with TIME covers around the world. You'll be surprised! Thanks, Hannah Judson!

Banksy at the West Bank Barrier

The story behind Banksy

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's project build affordable health clinics worldwide

Nonviolence TED Talks:

An artist imagines the borders of Africa had it never been colonized by Europe

Monopoly experiment demonstrates how privileged people tend to (mis)behave

Online timeline-making tools 

Every country England has ever invaded (it's all but 22 countries in the world!)

What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

John Green of Crash Course explains what's going on in the Ukraine (6 min). 

CIA World Factbook

FindtheData Country Facts - thanks, Colten Woo!

Julianna Bernado recommends Library of Congress Country Profiles

Economist Intelligence Unit - Country Profiles (try this!)

UN Human Development - Country Profiles

Global Slavery Index 2013

U.S. Department of State: What is Modern-Day Slavery?

Slavery 101 (scroll down for 10 minute video introduction to modern-day slavery)

Modern slavery in the news:

Semester 1 Final Exam multiple choice answer key

Brooklyn's Mayans Pretty Sure World Won't End Friday

final grade calculator

podcast on descendants of Genghis Khan 

Genghis Khan DNA test attracts hordes of takers

Did the church perform same-sex marriages? 

Slam poetry regarding church's attitude toward gay people.

TED Talk: How to overthrow a dictator

Uncontacted Tribes (from Survival International)

Hinduism for kids

Buddhism for kids

wealth inequality in The Hunger Games

results of our class political survey (from Pew Political Typology)

Love, Betrayal, and a T-shirt (Planet Money episode 497), 22 minute radio story about Bangladeshi sisters in a t-shirt factory

website that shows you where stuff comes from

Equality Trust has data from the TED talk we watched in class ("How Inequality Harms Societies")

16 minute TED Talk video arguing that China is the new global example of how to succeed economically.

How to Tell Someone They Sound Racist (3 min video)

radio story on racial profiling in Seattle: 4 black men (including Sir Mix-a-Lot!) tell their experiences.

Top Ten Professions that Attract the Most Psychopaths

Great Firewall of China: Use this link to test whether your favorite websites are blocked in China by the government!

Modern day slavery directly affects 29 million people in the world today 

xkcd: A Webcomic of Romance, Sarcasm, Math, and Language takes on map bias

Curious about the government shut-down?

extremely rad 3:44 minute video, called 42 Amazing Maps.

Subscribe to news headlines! A quick skim each day keeps you up to date.   

March 11-15, 2013: Latin America, week 6 (Haiti, Chavismo en Venezuela)

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  • Tuesday, Wendesday, and Thursday, IHS is on an altered bell schedule for the HSPE.
  • Registration for next year's classes is next week. 
    • Thinking of taking AP European History next year? We will talk about AP Euro on Wed 3/13, and current Euro students will visit our class on Monday 3/18 to answer your questions.
    • A counselor will visit our class on Monday 3/18 to answer general registration questions.
    • Other questions? Visit the Counseling Center website for more information.
  • THE LATIN AMERICA TEST WILL BE NEXT THURSDAY, MARCH 21. We will have an in-class study session Wed 3/20 and a party Fri 3/22.
  • You may receive a participation grade on Friday.
  • The next late work deadline is Fri, 4/5. Any late work must be turned in by this date to receive 50% credit.

INTERESTING LINKS OF THE WEEK

LEARNING OBJECTIVES IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES HOMEWORK IF YOU WERE ABSENT...
MONDAY

Collaborate to put together the puzzle of how Haiti got to be the way it is today.

Make sense of the details and order of events in Haitian history.

  1. finish presentations
  2. turn messy in-class Haiti flowchart notes into clear, organized Haiti flowchart worksheet (using your notes and the answer key
  3. use Haiti flowchart worksheet and Latin America comic lecture notes to start a simple timeline of Latin American/Haitian history (periods 1-2 due Tues, period 4 due Thurs)

DUE TODAY:

simple timeline of Latin American/Haitian history (periods 1-2 due Tues, period 4 due Thurs)

  1. do the in-class activities
  2. do the HW

TUESDAY (periods 1-3 only)
Evaluate the appropriateness and efficacy of Chavismo -- Hugo Chavez's government and policies -- for Venezuelans.
  1. daily journal
  2. go over Latin America test study guide
  3. read "Hugo Chavez wasted his money on healthcare when he could have built skyscrapers"
  4. start watching Frontline: The Hugo Chavez Show
DUE TODAY: Latin America timeline (periods 1-2)

Latin America opinion survey, round 2 due Friday

study for the Latin America test next Thursday, 3/21

  1. for your daily journal, watch Hugo Chavez's workout video, then answer the question "should we take Hugo Chavez seriously as a leader? Why or why not?"
  2. read "Hugo Chavez wasted his money on healthcare when he could have built skyscrapers"
  3. watch the first 40 minutes of Frontline: The Hugo Chavez Show
  4. write "absent" + turn in any HW due today when you get back
  5. do the HW
WEDNESDAY
Consider your Social Studies options for next year.
  1. talk about registration for next year
DUE TODAY: nothing

Latin America opinion survey, round 2 due Friday

study for the Latin America test next Thursday, 3/21

  1. talk to Ms. Sibbett if you're thinking about taking AP Euro next year
  2. do the HW
THURSDAY (periods 4-6 only)
Evaluate the appropriateness and efficacy of Chavismo -- Hugo Chavez's government and policies -- for Venezuelans.
  1. daily journal
  2. go over Latin America test study guide
  3. read "Hugo Chavez wasted his money on healthcare when he could have built skyscrapers"
  4. start watching Frontline: The Hugo Chavez Show
DUE TODAY: Latin America timeline (period 4)

Latin America opinion survey, round 2 due tomorrow

study for the Latin America test next Thursday, 3/21

  1. for your daily journal, watch Hugo Chavez's workout video, then answer the question "should we take Hugo Chavez seriously as a leader? Why or why not?"
  2. read "Hugo Chavez wasted his money on healthcare when he could have built skyscrapers"
  3. watch the first 40 minutes of Frontline: The Hugo Chavez Show
  4. write "absent" + turn in any HW due today when you get back
  5. do the HW
FRIDAY Evaluate the appropriateness and efficacy of Chavismo -- Hugo Chavez's government and policies -- for Venezuelans.

  1. daily journal
  2. continue watching Frontline: The Hugo Chavez Show

DUE TODAY: Latin America opinion survey, round 2

Latin America crossword puzzle due Monday

study for the Latin America test next Thursday, 3/21 (including comparing your two opinion surveys (green and purple) and preparing for part 3 of the test

  1. for your daily journal, ____________
  2. watch the next 40 minutes of Frontline: The Hugo Chavez Show
  3. do the HW