Agenda: Week of April 7 - April 11, 2014

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 6 - The Most Recent Century
Chapter 23 Independence and Development in the Global South
MON: Quiz CH 23, Crash Course Decolonization & Nationalism
TUE: Review CH 22, Cold War & Comparing Chinese & Russian Communism
WED/THU: Indian Independence; South African Apartheid
FRI: Document Study
Targets Chapter 23 Independence and Development in the Global South

* To explore the breakup of imperial systems in the twentieth century
* To consider, through the examples of India and South Africa, how the process of decolonization worked
* To examine the challenges that faced developing nations in the second half of the twentieth century
* To investigate the potential clash of tradition with modernity in the developing nations, especially considering the case of Islam in Turkey and Iran

1.   In what ways did the colonial experience and the struggle for independence shape the agenda of developing countries in the second half of the twentieth century?
2.   To what extent did the experience of the former colonies and developing countries in the twentieth century parallel that of the earlier “new nations” in the Americas in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries?
3.   How would you compare the historical experience of India and China in the twentieth century?
4.   From the viewpoint of the early twenty-first century, to what extent had the goals of nationalist or independence movements been achieved?
Monday, April 7, 2014
Quote: “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” - Carl Jung

1. DO NOW: Prep for quiz Chapter 23 - Reading Check.
2. QUIZ: Reading Check CH. 23.
After the quiz: What obstacles confronted the leaders of movements for independence?
3. Video & DiscussionCrash Course WH: Decolonization & Nationalism
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Quote: "What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult." - Sigmund Freud

1. DO NOW QUESTION: How does the Cold War lead to a proxy "Third World" War?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Comparing Russian & Chinese Communism (quick 10 min. wrap)
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: The Cold War (quick 10 min. wrap)
4. Video: Ferguson's China Triumph & Turmoil. Part I of III.
Ferguson looks at the biggest and fastest industrial revolution in history, compressed into just 40 years.
From the madness of Mao, to the newly minted billionaires, to the Mao-worshipers who believe tomorrow belongs to them. What would it be like to live in a Chinese dominated world? Or will the Red Dragon crash and burn, as it has in the past... through turmoil.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 -and- Thursday, April 10, 2014
Quote"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind." - Mahatma Gandhi

1. DO NOW"In what ways did the colonial experience and the struggle for independence shape the agenda of developing countries in the second half of the twentieth century?"
2. Notes, Video, Discussion:  Who was Gandhi? (Indian Independence Notes)
Trailer for the Movie Gandhi 5:09
Gandhi is a 1982 biographical film based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, who led the nonviolent resistance movement against British colonial rule in India during the first half of the 20th century. The film was directed by Richard Attenborough and stars Ben Kingsley as Gandhi."

Video Clip 9:21: "In Search of Gandhi"
Gandhi, Mohandas K.: Usually referred to by “Mahatma” (Great Soul), Gandhi (1869–1948) was a political leader and the undoubted spiritual leader of the Indian drive for independence from Great Britain. (pron. moh-HAHN-dahs GAHN-dee)

3. Discuss: Why was Africa’s experience with political democracy so different from that of India?

Who is Nelson Mandela? (African Independence Notes)
Video Clip 8:23: "ESPY Awards 2009 Award for Courage: A short documentary for the ESPN Espy awards. This year the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage was presented to Nelson Mandela, and his work to unite his country through love of sport."

Mandela, Nelson: South African nationalist (b. 1918) and leader of the African National Congress who was imprisoned for twenty-seven years on charges of treason, sabotage, and conspiracy to overthrow the apartheid government of South Africa; he was elected president of South Africa in 1994, four years after he was finally released from prison. (pron. man-DEL-ah)

4. Discuss: What accounts for the ups and downs of political democracy in post-colonial Africa?
Friday, April 9, 2014
Quote: "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." - Nelson Mandela

1. DO NOW: Pick up handout - Document Study & Visual Sources CH 23. Read silently for 15 minutes.
2. Document Study in groups: Answer questions, jigsaw the documents. Present findings.

Quiz on Chapter 24 - Monday.
Test next Wed/Thu.