Current Event: Mexico!

Hey there, guys– you know the drill by now: look at one of the following sites and choose a news story which relates in some way to politics and governance in Mexico.  One thing, however– Mexico only has one daily English-language newspaper (there are some regional English-language papers written for American ex-pats in resort towns, but that’s not really what we want), so I’ve also included some broader news agencies that address news in Latin America as a whole.  If you choose one of those sources, do make sure to focus on MEXICO, not, like, Argentina.  And if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, I’ve included a couple of significant Mexican Spanish-language news sources as well, if you’re currently studying Spanish and want to push yourself.

Please use one of the following news sources:

Complete the following form on your article once you’ve selected one:

 

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Harkness Discussion Readings and Questions!

Hey, guys!  If you want a hard copy of the readings, feel swing by the classroom– I have a few ready to go.  If not, here’s what you’re reading for this week:

Couple of suggestions: you might want to read “The Indian Recognized” FIRST.  And secondly, you should know that the Zapatistas referred to in the 2005 article are NOT the same ones as those involved in the 1910 revolution; they’ve taken their name in tribute, but the fight is very, very different.  If you’re interested in doing more research on the Zapatistas, you might want to start here.

Remember, you only have ONE Harkness discussion this unit, and you’ll need to each submit one question ahead of time in order to earn credit for developing questions.  We’re going to do it a little differently this time and use a Google form– I’ll sort and print by class on the day of your discussion.

Nigeria Test Tomorrow!

Hey guys! This is really specific to my “A” Day classes, since I feel like I haven’t seen you in ages, so if you’re “B” Day, you can probably give this a miss.

I just wanted to give you the same opportunities as “B” Day had for review and bonus points!

If you complete ONE of the following comparative charts over this unit, I will give you some bonus points on your Unit Five Quiz.  (Not your test, but it DOES go in the same category, so….) You will turn it in at the start of class tomorrow, if you want your points!

Unit Five Study Session: Nigeria, Society, and Ethnicity!

Y’all know the drill by now: you have a test coming up on Friday, so we’re doing an online study session today (March 21st) after school from 5 to 7 PM.  If you’re able to watch live, use this link to go and participate in the live chat.  If it’s not working for some reason, remember that you can send me your questions via Twitter (@GallowayTeaches using the hashtag #AskMsGalloway), or over the Remind app.

It would probably be a good idea to have your Unit Five Study Guide_Ethnicity, Post-Imperial States, and Nigeria out while you watch, so that you can go through and check that you remember the required terms and themes.

If you can’t watch and participate live, you can find the recorded video below:

First Harkness Readings!

Hey guys, sorry about the delay in sending out your first batch of Harkness readings for this unit; I have to admit that I just totally forgot to send them out over break.  My sincere apologies.

So, for your first Harkness reading, please just go ahead and read the following two articles.  (I promise they aren’t long!)  I’ll provide the discussion questions, so you guys won’t have to worry about that this time.

 

Unit Four Study Session!

Hi! You have a test coming up on Thursday.  In order to help you prepare for your test, I strongly suggest that you:

I will be running an online study session via YouTube livestream from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on February 5th.  You can go here to watch live and participate in the live chat, where you can ask me questions.  If you can’t watch live, come back and check the space below to watch the archived video.  Remember, I will ONLY review with you as long as there are questions.  Once I’ve answered the last question, I’m going to stop!

Study hard, guys.

 

Current Event 2: People’s Republic of China

You know the drill by now, guys– you should use ONE of the sources linked below and choose a current event about the People’s Republic of China which has to do with current public policy, political debate, or governance. Read the article carefully, and then fill out the form below.

(Note: if you’ve had issues in the past with your article not submitting, please [1] check that your WiFi is stable, and [2] consider writing out your answers in a separate file, and then copy-pasting them into the form. That way if the information fails to go through, you still have a record of what you wrote and won’t have to do it twice.)

News Sources for the People’s Republic of China:

Current Event 1: People’s Republic of China

You know the drill by now, guys– you should use ONE of the sources linked below and choose a current event about the People’s Republic of China which has to do with current public policy, political debate, or governance.  Read the article carefully, and then fill out the form below.

(Note: if you’ve had issues in the past with your article not submitting, please [1] check that your WiFi is stable, and [2] consider writing out your answers in a separate file, and then copy-pasting them into the form.  That way if the information fails to go through, you still have a record of what you wrote and won’t have to do it twice.)

News Sources for the People’s Republic of China: