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Humanities 7 – Sample Monsoon Asia Country Research Project


Humanities 7 – Unit 5 Monsoons Asia Group Presentations


Unit 5 - Monsoon Asia Group Presentations

In this project, you will research and present on an assigned country from Monsoon Asia in teams of three or four. In this project, imagine your team has been hired by the government of a country in Monsoon Asia to present the biggest strengths and challenges of the country so that its leader can decide its next steps! The only thing is, that leader is very easily bored and confused, so your presentation must be supremely interesting, informative, and clear.


microsoft_word_logo Monsoon Asia Presentation Overview

microsoft_word_logo Monsoon Asia Presentation Group Worksheet

ppt_icon Sample Monsoon Asia Country Research Presentation Template

microsoft_word_logo Monsoon Asia Presentation Rubric

Additional Resources

link CIA World FactBook

link World Development Data Indicators (Source: The World Bank)

link List of Featured Data Indicators (Source: The World Bank)

adobe-pdf-logo Country Profile Data Sheets (Source: Encyclopedia Brittanica)

youtube-logo Globalization I - Upside Crash Course [Video]

youtube-logo Globalization II - Good or Bad? Crash Course [Video]

Project Schedule

Monday 4/22 - Introduce project, get into groups (assign roles) and choose a country

Tuesday 4/23 - Project work day in-class

Wednesday 4/24 - Project work day in-class

Thursday 4/25 - Project work day in-class

Friday 4/26 - Project is DUE and presentations begin!

Monday 4/29 - Presentations conclude


Humanities 7 – Homework – Apr 9


oday in class, students prepared themselves for the Term 3 Test by using various study strategies through a Station Rotation activity.

link Term 3 Jeopardy Review Game

link Term 3 Flashcards

link Monsoon Asia Map Practice Game

link Africa Map Practice Game

link Africa Map Countries Flashcards

link Africa Map Practice Quiz (Source: LizardPoint)

Homework - Complete your studying for Thursday's Term 3 Test by using some of the strategies we practiced in class today. Also make sure to up-date your notebook (ALL pages) for Thursday, it will be collected before the test begins.


Humanities 7 – Term 3 Flashcards – Study For Thursday’s Test!


Humanities 7 – One Child Policy Debate Reflection Survey


Humanities 7 – Homework – Apr 1


Today in class, students discussed the benefits and costs of globalization by doing a group reading and discussion of the textbook chapter titled "The Global Sneaker: From Asia to Everywhere."

microsoft_word_logo Globalization: The Challenge to America (Source: The New York Times)

adobe-pdf-logo The Global Sneaker Reading (Source: Geography Alive!)

Homework - p. 36 - Read the article "Globalization: The Challenge to America" on the class website, then on a separate sheet (tape onto page 36 of your notebook) answer the Reading Understanding Questions in COMPLETE sentences below:

1) Based on the title, what does Friedman seem to think about globalization?

2) Why are American companies hiring Indians to be call center employees? Explain at least two reasons.

3) What does the author most likely mean when he states that “Boston, Bangalore, and Beijing became next-door neighbors overnight?”

4) Based on paragraph 19, how does the author suggest that China has changed?

5) Based on the reading, come up with your own definitions for the following terms:


free market


Globalization II – Good Or Bad? Crash Course [Video]


Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 29


Today in class, students debriefed how the China One Child Policy Debate went by having a whole class discussion. Students also examined how globalization works by following the journey of a dollar from the United States around the world and taking lecture notes.

microsoft_word_logo  Journey Of A Dollar Lecture Notes (Student Handout)

adobe-pdf-logo Journey Of A Dollar Lecture Notes (Presentation Slides)

microsoft_word_logo Globalization Crash Course Videos Understanding Questions

youtube-logo Globalization Crash Course Part I: The Upside

youtube-logo Globalization Crash Course Part II: Good Or Bad?

Homework - Watch the two videos from the Crash Course World History series on Globalization (Part I: The Upside, and Part II: Good Or Bad?) and then answer the corresponding understanding questions for each video on your handout.


Humanities 7 – Unit 5 One Child Policy Debate


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?


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)


Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 20


Today in class, students began to analyze whether China’s One Child Policy was successful or not by looking through documents that explain the various pieces of evidence to support or contradict the success of the policy.

adobe-pdf-logo Documents Analyzing The One Child Policy

Homework - p. 30 - On a separate sheet of paper taped on to p. 30 use your notes from class today about the One Child Policy to decide whether or not you think the policy was a good idea for reducing the population of China (at least 10 sentences).

Reminder - You have a closed-notebook quiz TOMORROW on the Unit 5 Vocabulary and the map of Monsoon Asia (#25-47 of your blank map ONLY).