Homework
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To prepare for class on:
Assignment
Tuesday,
June 14
Final presentations due.
Friday,
June 10
We'll watch a short segment about elderly artists (living treasures) in Japan. Rest of class time to work on final presentations.
Wednesday,
June 8
Meet in library to hear about contemporary Cambodia and Vietnam from Mrs. Hamilton. Rest of class time to work on final presentations.
Monday,
June 6
Complete "10 Things to Know about Cambodian genocide" to share in class. We will watch excerpts of The Flute Player in class.
Thursday,
June 2
No homework - we will watch and discuss US involvement in Vietnam during the 1950s-1970s.
Tuesday,
May 31
No class for juniors.
Thursday,
May 24
Study for unit test on Japan, South Korea, and North Korea and bid farewell to seniors...
Tuesday,
May 22
No . We'll watch a film about Kim Jong-Il's rule in North Korea.
Friday,
May 20
No seniors in class because of community service day. No homework.
Wednesday,
May 18
Read class handout on Top Ten Things to Know About Korea.
Monday,
May 16
Read selected parts of ch. 2 (listed on attached handout) of Confucius Lives Next Door and respond to these questions:
Thursday,
May 12
Read class handout on Japanese history (to WWII). We'll discuss this in class, and explore some interesting images and art related to these historical periods.
Tuesday,
May 10
Read the handout I provided in class on China-US Relations from CQ Researcher, as well as the deliberation role card I handed out in class. Mark up your readings with key ideas. I will give you a few minutes to meet with students who have the same deliberation role that you have, and then we will have a graded discussion about US foreign policy regarding China. You are encouraged to draw on evidence from your readings and past class work.
Friday,
May 6
Read classroom handout on Taiwan, China, US Relations - (included here for anyone absent who didn't pick this up in class) and watch a video produced by the University of Southern California's US-China Institute about China-Taiwan Relations (http://china.usc.edu/ShowArticle.aspx?articleID=2246 - scroll down toward bottom of page for video). Respond to these questions as you watch the video:
Wednesday,
May 4
Read/review information in this presentation about some of the belief systems/philosophies practiced in China. In a Pages document, think of three highly intelligent questions you would like to ask about belief systems/philosophy in China.
Monday,
May 2
No homework.
Thursday,
April 28
Finish work on China-Tibet issues from class work with sub.
Thursday,
April 14
No homework. We'll finish group presentations in class.
Tuesday,
April 12
Complete work on group presentation on a major environmental issue facing China.
Friday,
April 8
Study for a map quiz of China (everything we added to our map in class will be included).
Wednesday,
April 6
Post your analysis of a current events story or political cartoon related to Asia on the current events site.
Monday,
April 4
No homework. Enjoy the weekend!
Thursday,
March 31
No homework... we'll only have seniors in class because of CEP.
Tuesday,
March 29
Study for unit test on modern Chinese history. We will have some time to review in class on Friday, 3/25.
Friday,
March 25
Read the second chapter of the reading packet I handed out in class about the Tiananmen Square uprising. We will have a brief reading quiz over this chapter.
Wednesday,
March 23
Read the first chapter of the reading I handed out in class about the Tiananmen Square uprising. We will have a brief reading quiz over this chapter.
Monday,
March 21
Complete your assigned reading on one person's account of the Cultural Revolution and fill in information on the note taking chart to share with others in class.
Wednesday,
March 16
Post your analysis of a current events story or political cartoon related to Asia on the current events site.
Monday,
March 14
Complete reading packet and respond to questions on Chinese history beginning with the Opium Wars.
Thursday,
March 10
Finish current event if you were not able to log in to your Yarmouth Google account.
Tuesday,
March 8
a. finish up work on country presentation (see South Asia page of wiki)
b. complete analysis of a current event story OR a political cartoon - post to current events page of wiki
Thursday,
March 3
Begin to work on country studies of South Asia - see the South Asia page of the wiki for guidelines, assignments, and resources.

Enjoy your February vacation!
Thursday,
Feb. 17
Study for unit test on India & Pakistan.
Tuesday,
Feb. 15
Finish Outsourcing homework.
Link 1: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/episodes/1-800-india/map-exploring-indias-outsourcing-economy/72/
Link 2: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/episodes/1-800-india/data-india-america-and-outsourcing/104/
Thursday,
Feb. 10
Complete Green Revolution handout, which examines efforts in 1960s and 1970s to revolutionize agricultural production in order to feed India's growing population and considers the economic, environmental, and health consequences. This will help us to make a link to India's current economic situation.
Tuesday,
Feb. 8
Read the attached document about partitioning India, which includes multi-media. After reading, you should listen to the NPR story about the partition and answer questions. Then click on the BBC link to view Margaret Bourke White's photographs from this time period. Choose one photograph that is interesting to you and examine it closely before explaining why you chose this image. Please drop box using the naming protocol: Partition.YourLastName.pages.
Thursday,
Feb. 3
Add a comment to someone else's post on the Gandhi page of the wiki: http://asianstudies-yhs.wikispaces.com/Thoughts+on+Gandhi%27s+nonviolence.
Tuesday,
February 1
Read the class handout about Gandhi's methods for nonviolent action and answer the questions at the bottom of the page. Note that the second question should be answered on the wiki. Go to the India/Pakistan page and look for the Gandhi section at the top. I've added a link there for a page to add your comments.
Friday,
Jan. 28
Read class handout and answer the two questions at the bottom of the page.