“No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.”
Look at the following images:
What do you see?
What do these images make you think of?
What questions do these images bring to your mind?
Today we’ll work on the specifics of Paper 4.
This paper changed three years ago. We shall be discussing the changes and working on what is required of you now.
To that effect, we shall be working on this podcast.
Before we plunge into the actual practice of Paper 4, let’s have a look at the descriptors:
Finally, here are the questions that were asked in June’s sitting:
In Wilson’s own words “I can predict with absolute certainty that within another generation there will be another world war if the nations of the world do not concert the method by which to prevent it.”
This is what countries expected the League to do. The coming classes you will be analysing the aims of the League, the decisions she took and the work she underwent in order to assess the degree of her success.
You are now faced with a number of challenges, on the one hand a new topic and on the other hand the challenge of working cooperatively for your group and your own personal benefit.
Let’s take it step by step.
To start, work on a notetaking activity on some intoductory videos on the League of Nations.
Enjoy your Spring break and we’ll keep working when we get back! 🙂
Today we start working on a set of activities to better understand the work of the League of Nations, its success and failure during the 1920s.
Be ready to use your books when necessary to look up information you may need as well as your computers. Remember these activities will be done in your groups (Grupos Base) and it’s really IMPORTANT that you do the activities in order.
Here are some webpages you may use to help you:
At some point, you could divide the activities with the members of your group if you want to.
If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask the people in your group first, your classmates in another group and eventually ME! 🙂
As you complete your activities, share them in a doc with your group members and with me.
Here’s the rubric we shall be using to evaluate group work and learning outcomes.
A partir del tema de la guerra de Korea durante la Guerra Fría propuse una secuencia de actividades para que los chicos hicieran en sus Grupos Base.
Ellos no sabían al comienzo de la secuencia que estaban trabajando en sus Grupos Base. La idea era que pudiéramos hablar del espíritu de estos grupos una vez terminado el trabajo, analizando el recorrido en cada una de las actividades así como también las dificultades y los beneficios que encontraron en el trabajo grupal.
Comparto la planificación, fue un plan sencillo que apuntaba a poder cubrir los aspectos más importantes de la crisis en un tiempo razonable y también para poder pensar que se puede organizar una dinámica de aprendizaje cooperativo sin una planificación especialmente compleja o larga.
As you listen to the lecture, answer the following questions. They will help you to focus on the most important details.
1. What were the characteristics of Japanese rule in Korea from 1910 to 1945?
2. Who led North & South Korea after the Japanese were defeated?
3. What was China’s role on the conflict? Who was the leader in China at the time?
4. What were the events of June 25, 1950? What was the reaction to those events?
5. Who was Douglas MacArthur? What did he do? What was his relationship with Truman?
6. How does MacArthur manage to roll the UN/American troops into North Korea?
7. Why does MacArthur consider it important to control/bombard the Yalu River?
8. How does Chinese strategy force MacArthur to change his plans?
9. Why was MacArthur dismissed by Truman?
10: What’s your personal evaluation of this crisis?
What is North Korea like today? Let’s watch the following Ted Talk and discuss it. It’s good food for thought. 🙂
Here’s a very interesting page by the BBC to revise the Korean War.
In a new post in your blogs, answer the following questions:
1) War guilt.Explain the arguments FOR and AGAINST this term.
2) Which term followed War Guilt? How much would it be today? What consequences/impact did it have on Germany?
3) Why were the victors planning to prevent a future war with Germany in the Treaty?
4) What territorial losses did Germany have to face? What happened to the German colonies? What did Wilson dislike about this?
5) Which new nations were created after WW1?
Senior 1 2016 conversations: