Course description:






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Systems of Government

Why do we have governments?

Key concept: Systems

Objectives: A-D

AOI: Community & service

ATL: Transfer

Learner Profile:Principled


LOGBOOK

  • Week one: Why do we need government? What do governments do? (the prisoner's dilemma, the social contract)
  • Week two: What systems are out there?
  • Week three: current events

ASSESSMENTS

  • Political systems quiz
  • Current event involving a non-democratic nation
  • Summative assessment: The Red Essay. Topic assingments:

RESOURCES


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STUDENT WORK

REFLECTIONS



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The Russian Revolution
How did the Bolsheviks take control?
Key Concept: Change

Objectives: A-D

  • C3: Recognize different perspectives and their implications
  • A1:

AOI: Health & Social Education

ATL: Information Literacy

Learner Profile: Open-Minded


LOGBOOK

  • Week One: The Tsar's empire
  • Week Two: Opposition to the Tsar
  • Week Three: War and revolution
  • Week Four: Historical current event
  • Week Five: The Bolsheviks
  • Week Six: Lenin's Russia

ASSESSMENTS

RESOURCES

STUDENT WORK

REFLECTIONS




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Was world war inevitable in 1914?


Key Concept: Change


Objectives: A1, A2; C2, C3; D2, D3


AOI: Human Ingenuity


ATL: Information Literacy


Learner Profile: Inquirers





LOGBOOK

  • Week One: Causes of the First Wold War
  • Week Two: Trench warfare and stalemate
  • Week Three: Aerial combat and the rise of "aces"
  • Week Four: Analyzing propaganda
  • Week Five: 1917--US enters, Russia exits
  • Week Six: Armistice and Treaty

ASSESSMENTS


RESOURCES


STUDENT WORK

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    World War One propaganda poster (Hyun Kwon)

REFLECTIONS