Mr. Valenzuela
16Mar/20

Humanities 7 – Unit 5 China One Child Policy Debate

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Unit 5 - China's One Child Policy Debate

In this unit, you will consider the implications of China’s “One Child Policy.” The one-child policy has its supporters and its opponents. On which side do you stand? In this debate you will examine several documents. The documents cannot tell the whole story, but they do provide an introduction. As a group you will present a recommendation to the President of the Communist Party, and ultimately answer the question – China’s one-child policy: Was it a good idea?

Downloads/Handouts

microsoft_word_logo China One Child Policy Debate Overview

microsoft_word_logo China's One Child Policy Debate Preparation

microsoft_word_logo China One Child Policy Debate Committee Sheet

adobe-pdf-logo Debate Preparation Documents

Additional Resources

link World of 7 Billion 

adobe-pdf-logo Seven Billion and Counting Background Reading (Source: World of 7 Billion)

youtube-logo Democracy, Authoritarian Capitalism, and China: Crash Course [Video]

youtube-logo Population, Sustainability and Malthus: Crash Course [Video]

link How China's One-Child Policy Led To Forced Abortions, 30 Million Bachelors (Source: WBUR)

link Bringing an End to a Senseless Policy (Source: New York Times)

link Here’s Why China’s One-Child Policy Was A Good Thing (Source: Boston Globe)

link How China’s One-Child Policy Backfired Disastrously (Source: National Geographic)

Debate Schedule

Thursday 3/21 - Introduce project, get into groups (assign roles) and choose an option

Friday 3/22 - Continue debate preparation

Monday 3/25 - Complete debate preparation

Tuesday 3/26 - Debate 1 begins (groups make opening/closing statements and questioning/defending)

Wednesday 3/27 - Debate 2 begins (groups make opening/closing statements and questioning/defending)

Thursday - 3/28 - Debate 3 begins (groups make opening/closing statements and questioning/defending)

13Mar/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 13

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Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of countries in Monsoon Asia by taking a map quiz. After the quiz, students participated in a discussion of some of the challenges that our world's growing population poses to the Earth from what they have learned from their homework and classwork over the last two days.

microsoft_word_logo Background On China's One Child Policy

Homework - p. 32 - Read the article on the background on China’s One Child Policy, and on a separate sheet of paper respond to the questions in complete sentences (DUE MONDAY).

12Mar/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 12

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Today in class, students expanded their understanding of the challenges of population growth by analyzing maps and completing a four corners debate activity.

link World Population History Timeline and Map

microsoft_word_logo World Population History Timeline Investigation Handout

microsoft_word_logo Background On China's One Child Policy

link Monsoon Asia Map Practice Game

Homework - Make sure to complete both assignments for credit (each is worth a HW stamp):

p. 32 - Read the article on the background on China’s One Child Policy, and on a separate sheet of paper respond to the questions in complete sentences (DUE MONDAY).

p. 33 - Complete the World Population History Timeline Investigation, using the link above from worldpopulationhistory.org (DUE TOMORROW).

Reminder - Study for the closed-notebook quiz on Friday on the countries of Monsoon Asia (map).

11Mar/20

Humanities 7 – World Population History [Video]

World Population from Population Education on Vimeo.

11Mar/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 11

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Today in class, students explained the challenges of population growth throughout history by completing a population circle activity.

link World Population History Timeline and Map

microsoft_word_logo Seven Billion and Counting Reading and Understanding Questions

link Monsoon Asia Map Practice Game

Homework - p. 30 - Read the article “Seven Billion and Counting,” annotate the article with at least eight (8) comments/questions, then complete the reflection on a separate sheet of paper in at least 10 sentences.

Reminder - Study for the closed-notebook quiz on Friday on the countries of Monsoon Asia (map).

10Mar/20

Humanities 7 – Unit 4 1/2 Student Survey

10Mar/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 10

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Today in class, students explained the background on Monsoon Asia by completing a background investigation on the region.

microsoft_word_logo Monsoon Asia Background Investigation

adobe-pdf-logo Monsoon Asia Background Reading

link Monsoon Asia Map Practice Game

Homework - p. 28 - On a separate sheet of paper taped on to page 24 write a letter to a friend explaining what you learned about Monsoon Asia in class today. Your letter must be at least 10 sentences.

9Mar/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 9

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Today in class, students previewed the vocabulary and key concepts of Monsoon Asia by completing a vocabulary chart and blank of the region.

microsoft_word_logo Unit 5 Vocabulary Chart

microsoft_word_logo Blank Map of Monsoon Asia

Homework - There are two parts to tonight's HW, please make sure to complete BOTH for credit:

p. 26 - Complete the Unit 5 Vocabulary Chart by illustrating your understanding of the word and definition, make sure it is neat and colorful.

p. 27 - Complete the Blank Map of Monsoon Asia by filling in the country names (#25-47 ONLY)

6Mar/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 6

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Today in class, students returned from a week-long break to begin wrapping up their learning on Unit 4.3 Africa by examining and discussing the myths about Africa and learning the truths in small groups.

microsoft_word_logo Myths of Africa Wall Activity

microsoft_word_logo Myths of Africa Notes

microsoft_word_logo Myths of Africa Reflection

Homework - p. 24 - Complete the Myths of Africa Reflection handout by responding the prompts in at least 10 sentences.

4Mar/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 4

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Today in class, students completed the Unit 4.3 Africa Country Research by presenting their research on their chosen countries in small groups. Students also took notes on each of the countries that they observed during the presentations.

microsoft_word_logo Africa Country Research Presentations Chart

Homework - p. 20 - Complete a reflection of 10 sentences on page 20 of your notebook (or on a separate sheet taped in) about the presentations from class today (and yesterday) on the countries in Africa - you must include facts from at least 3 different countries you learned about. Use your notes from the Africa Country Research Presentations Chart to help you complete this assignment.

Reminder - Submit your final draft of the Africa Country Research Project on to TurnItIn.com by 5:ooPM tonight!