Mr. Valenzuela
1Jun/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jun 1

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Today in class, students continued with preparations for the Unit 7 Model EU and Syrian Refugee Crisis Debate by building coalitions with other EU member countries and discussing which new laws to support or oppose.

microsoft_word_logo Building Coalitions in the EU

link EU Reaches New Deal With Turkey to Return New Asylum Seekers (Source: NY Times)

link Onward Movements of Migrants: Estimated Daily Arrivals
(Source: UNCHR)

Homework - p. 34 - Read the article on the EU and Turkey deal on how to handle the Syrian refugee crisis. When you are finished, answer the questions below on page 34 of your notebook. Answer in COMPLETE sentences.

1) Using context clues from the article, what does the word clandestine mean?

2) What concerns do humanitarian groups have about the new deal?

3) In at least 3 sentences, summarize how the deal will work. What does Turkey get in the deal? How will refugees be treated in this deal?

4) Which country is the weakest link in this agreement, according to the European director for the Eurasia Group? Why is the country not capable of handling this deal?

5) Which four countries shut down the main route used by refugees that had moved on from Greece? Which is the country that most refugees had hoped to reach via the Western Balkans?

6) Using the link above Onward Movements of Migrants: Estimated Daily Arrivals (Source: UNCHR), look at the timeline of how many people have been arriving into Greece and moving on to the rest of Europe over the last year (move the slider at the bottom of the map to change the time of year). What do you notice about the numbers of migrants before January 2016? What do you notice about the numbers of migrants after March 2016? What changed?

31May/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 31

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Today in class, students continued to research their assigned EU country in preparation for the Unit 7 Model EU Debate by examining survey data on each of the 28 member countries' attitudes towards the handling of the migration crisis.

microsoft_word_logo My EU Nation Data Analysis

microsoft_word_logo EU Country Codes

adobe-pdf-logo EU Survey Data on Migration

Homework - p. 32 - On a separate sheet, complete your research of your assigned EU country by finding three (3) quotes from the leaders of your EU country's government on the migration crisis. Cite your sources for each quotation, and make sure you label who said the quote.

30May/17

Humanities 7 – Unit 7 Model EU And The Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Unit 7 Model European Union & The Syrian Refugee Crisis

In this unit, students will understand the various perspectives of European nations in how to respond to the Syrian Refugee Crisis of 2011-2016 by actively participating in a role play activity. The goals of this project are to: 1) understand the crisis from various European perspectives; 2) engage in a simulation that attempts to demonstrate the challenges of supranational cooperation amongst EU nations; and 3) to ultimately find a solution to this crisis.

Downloads/Handouts

microsoft_word_logo Unit 7 Model EU Debate Instructions

microsoft_word_logo My EU Nation Fact Sheet

microsoft_word_logo My EU Nation Data Analysis

adobe-pdf-logo EU Survey Data on Migration

 Research Links

link EU Member Country Profiles (Source: Europa.eu)

link The World Factbook (Source: CIA)

adobe-pdf-logo Three Main Citizenships Granted Protection Status in the EU 2016 (Source: Eurostat)

adobe-pdf-logo Asylum Applicants Considered Unaccompanied Minors in the EU Member States 2016 (Source: Eurostat)

adobe-pdf-logo First Time Asylum Applicants in the EU Member States 2016 (Source: Eurostat)

link Eurostat Reports on Syrian Refugee Crisis in EU Member States (Source: Eurostat)

link Europe's Migration Crisis In 25 Photos (Source: CNN)

link Timeline of Syrian Refugee Crisis (Source: Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute)

link Migrant Crisis: Migration to Europe Explained in Seven Charts (Source: BBC)

link Migrant and Refugee Crisis in Europe (Source: UNICEF)

link United States of Africa? African Union Launches All-Africa Passport (Source: CNN)

link Aleppo After The Fall (Source: NY Times Magazine)

adobe-pdf-logo Asylum Applicants by Destination Country in Europe 2015 (Source: Eurostat)

adobe-pdf-logo Top 5 Citizenship of Asylum Applicants by EU Country Oct-Dec 2015 (Source: Eurostat)

Video and Additional Resources

youtube-logo The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained (Source: Kurzgesagt - In A Nutshell)

youtube-logo Most Shocking One Second A Day Video (Source: Save The Children)

youtube-logo Is the European Union Worth It Or Should We End It? (Source: Kurzgesagt - In A Nutshell)

youtube-logo  European Union vs The United States (EU vs USA) 2017 (Source: The Infographics Show)

Project Schedule

Tuesday 5/30 - Introduce project and begin research on assigned EU country

Wednesday 5/31 - Continue research on assigned EU country and its stance on refugee crisis (leaders)

Thursday 6/1 - Research on assigned EU country and its stance on refugee crisis (citizens)

Friday 6/2 - Conference with other countries to lobby for support on amendments, draft changes

Monday 6/5 - Debate with other EU countries on amendments

Tuesday 6/6 - Debate with other EU countries on amendments, complete Model EU Debate with vote on amendments

Wednesday 6/7 - Extra day to complete Model EU Debate if more time needed

30May/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 30

asylum

Today in class, students explained the various responses to the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe.

microsoft_word_logo Unit 7 Model EU Debate Instructions

microsoft_word_logo My EU Nation Fact Sheet

ppt_icon Powerpoint on Syrian Refugee Crisis (Source: IamSyria.org)

youtube-logo The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained

youtube-logo Most Shocking Second A Day Video

Homework - p. 30 - Complete the My EU Nation Fact Sheet based on your assigned EU country. This is the first step of the Unit 7 Model EU Debate Project.

 Research Links

link EU Member Country Profiles (Source: Europa.eu)

link The World Factbook (Source: CIA)

adobe-pdf-logo Three Main Citizenships Granted Protection Status in the EU 2016 (Source: Eurostat)

26May/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 26

quiz

Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of country names in Europe by taking a map quiz. Students also had the opportunity to review their understanding on the Syrian Civil War (2011-present) and its effects on neighboring countries.

microsoft_word_logo Two Faces of the Refugee Crisis in Europe

link Bulgaria & Sweden: Two Faces of the Refugee Crisis in Europe
(Source: European Union)

youtube-logo The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained

youtube-logo Most Shocking Second A Day Video

Homework - p. 29 - Read the stories of the refugees fleeing Syria into two European countries (Bulgaria and Sweden) and complete the worksheet titled Two Faces of the Refugee Crisis in Europe.

25May/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 25

refugee camp

Today in class, student explained how the conflict in Syria has created a regional refugee crisis in Southwest Asia and Europe.

microsoft_word_logo Choose Your Escape Route Reflection

link Syrian Journey - Choose Your Own Escape Route (Source: BBC)

Homework - p. 26 - Complete the Choose Your Escape Route handout/reflection by going through the journey and watching the videos at the end about the stories of the journeys of Syrian refugees fleeing the violence in their home country and escaping to Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and eventually Europe. The video can be watched here.

Reminder: Study for tomorrow's map quiz on Europe and Russia!

24May/17

Humanities 7 – Europe Flashcards – Study For Friday’s Quiz!

24May/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 24

syria-2015-photos

Today in class, students examined the underlying causes and effects of the Syrian conflict from 2011 to the present by researching news articles on the topic.

adobe-pdf-logo Conflict in Syria Group Research

adobe-pdf-logo Conflict in Syria Graphic Organizer

link The Confused Person's Guide to the Syrian Civil War (Source: The Atlantic)

link What Is Happening in Syria? (Source: BBC News)

link From Arab Spring to Civil War (Source: Associated Press)

link Syria’s Crisis and Global Response (Source: Council on Foreign Relations)

link Syria Regional Refugee Response (Source: UN Refugee Agency)

link Al Jazeera: The Syrian Squeeze (Source: Al Jazeera)

link Syria (Source: The New York Times)

Homework - p. 24 - Read the comic book "What is the role of climate change in the conflict in Syria?" When you are finished, on a separate sheet of paper, write a reflection of 10 sentences on how this conflict could have been avoided.

24May/17

The Role Of Climate Change In The Conflict In Syria [Graphic Novel]