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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)

Debatabase

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

Finding old news stories

IHS Library resources and passwords

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

Interesting Links of the Week
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!

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. 
    • Looking for more of a challenge? Thinking of taking AP European History next year? Current Euro students will visit Ms. Sibbett's 1st, 2nd, and 4th period classes on Monday 3/18. Talk to Sibbett if you're interested in coming to one of those class periods to get your questions answered.
    • 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 (due Thurs)

DUE TODAY:

simple timeline of Latin American/Haitian history (due Thurs)

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

TUESDAY -- periods 1-3 only
NO CLASS -- HSPE
NO CLASS -- HSPE simple timeline of Latin American/Haitian history (due Thurs) NO CLASS -- HSPE
WEDNESDAY
Consider your Social Studies options for next year.
  1. talk about registration for next year
  2. period 6: finish Haiti presentations
DUE TODAY: nothing
simple timeline of Latin American/Haitian history (due Thurs)
  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