Thursday, May 10, 2012

GOVT - Citizenship Test Review materials

Your final exam is Friday, May 18 (plus Thursday, May 17 for Period 1).

The Citizenship Test is HALF your final exam grade. Please take the time to review, here:

Cheers,
Mr. Ippolito

Posted via email from Mr Ippolito's Government Class

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

MODCIV and GOVT - How to use Keepvid to download YouTube videos

I wrote an article for teachers, but it's just as good for students, too! Here is how you download YouTube videos to show at school using KeepVid.com:

Follow the directions CAREFULLY! Look at the screenshots.

Enjoy!
Mr. Ippolito

Posted via email from Mr Ippolito's Government Class

APUSH - Reviewing for the AP Exam



The "Themes" presentation is courtesy of Mr. Ippolito's brain, but much credit goes to the College Board for this publication here: http://isite.lps.org/jcorn/web/documents/APUSHcourseoutline.pdf

That information is also available in the Course Description here: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/ap-us-history-course-description.pdf

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It's not "FLO." It's actually "FJT"--Frederick Jackson Turner. He's the historian that came up with the Safety Valve Theory.

US Mean Center of Population animation is here:
http://www.census.gov/geo/www/maps/2010center_pop_animation/2010mean_center_animation.html

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Monday, May 7, 2012

MODCIV - Questions you should answer in your presentation

HERE ARE THE BIG QUESTIONS I WILL BE ASKING:
Where in the world is this happening?
Why should we care?
How many people are affected?
Are children or the elderly affected? How?
What is currently being done about this issue?
What work needs to be done?
What can a 10th grader at West Ranch do about this?
What does this problem LOOK like (photos and/or videos)?
BONUS: What are you (you doing this project) doing to raise awareness of this issue or to help solve this problem beyond this classroom?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

MODCIV 5/1/12 - Global Issues Project

MODCIV - Global Issues World Awareness Project Groups

MODCIV End-of-Year Project - Global Issues and World Awareness


World Awareness and Global Issues Project
Modern Civilizations B - Mr. Ippolito's Class



Your final project of the semester deals with global issues. Here is what you will do:
  • Organize into groups of 1, 2 or 3 (no more)
  • Choose a topic AND a place in the world from the list below (you can also come up with your own)
  • Research the topic
  • Prepare an oral argument that supports your position (why should we care about this?)
  • Prepare visuals, photos, video--anything that can be accessed from a school computer and a school internet connection
  • Prepare a paper handout for each student in the class (optional)

On the DAY OF your Project, you will:
  • Have 10 minutes to present your argument
  • Have 5 minutes to take questions and respond
  • Have handouts to give to everyone in the class.  You may give Mr. Ippolito ONE single-sided sheet to make copies.  You must give this to Mr. Ippolito by 12:15 p.m. the day BEFORE your presentation (again, a paper handout is optional)

You will be graded on:
  • The quality of your argument -- it should ultimately answer the question, "Why should we care about this issue in this part of the world?"
  • Having the FACTS to back up your argument (be prepared to explain your sources, and make sure your sources are reliable--not just, "Well, according to Wikipedia . . .")
  • Having resources to share with the class to back up your argument
  • Be prepared to answer your opposition's questions about your topic, your peers' questions about your topic, and Mr. Ippolito's questions about your topic--you should be knowledgeable about your subject--this is a good portion of your grade
First, choose a topic:
Treatment of aging population
Drug wars/drug violence
Human rights violations
Lack of religious freedom
Sectarian violence/civil war
Religious violence/religious intolerance
Treatment of women
AIDS
Nuclear proliferation
Children
Deforestation
Mining conditions
Malaria/mosquitoes
Access to water 
Access to medical care
Access to education
Access to information
Starvation
Civil war
Terrorism

Then, choose a part of the world to focus on:

THE AMERICAS
South American rainforest
US-Mexico border
Honduras
Nicaragua
Haiti

ASIA
China
India
Tibet
Bangladesh
Israel
Iran
Saudi Arabia
Pakistan
Yemen
Iraq
Afghanistan
Mongolia
North Korea

AFRICA
Central African Republic
South Africa
Uganda
Angola
Ethiopia
Sudan
Rwanda

Resources to get started:
United Nations Development Programme

Global Issues

United Nations Global Issues

GOVT 4/30/12 - Gay Rights Movement in America

GOVT 4/30/12 - Gay Rights Movement in America

MODCIV 4/27/12 - Final Exam Part I

GOVT 4/26/12 - Civil Rights Movement