World History

Unresolved Modern World Problems Unit

Purpose: To explore current social problems including crime, substance abuse, hunger, overpopulation and diseases. To brainstorm solutions to current problems including the use of technology. To gain an understanding of the current political and social problems facing the world today. To explore the recent history, political divisions, key leaders and important trends in the following regions: South Africa and the Middle East.

Objectives: At the end of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Complete a 3-5 page typed research paper including bibliography on a social issue of their choice.
    2. Conduct research to find multiple sources in the DHS Library including books, magazine and newspaper articles, encyclopedias and Internet searches.
    3. Explain the recent history of South Africa including the rise and fall of apartheid.
    4. Analyze the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

 

Skills: At the end of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Analyze primary source documents
    2. Locate multiple resources in the library including books, magazine and newspaper articles, and encyclopedias.
    3. Create a bibliography.

Assessment:

1)Social Problems Paper and Presentation (150 points) including rough draft, research notebook and final draft.

2) Social Problems Notebook (50 points) including all in-class activities, reading assignments, writing assignments and notes.

3) South Africa Notebook (100 points) including all warm-ups, reading assignments, writing assignments, notes, movie questions and in-class activities.

4) South Africa Test (50 points)

5) Middle East Notebook (50 points) including all warm-ups, reading and writing assignments, notes, movie questions and in-class activities.

6)Middle East Quiz (25 points)

7)) Class Participation Points / Stars (Available Daily)