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4/11:  South China Sea in-class country groups

  1. China
    1. People’s Daily:Land reclamation to expand in South China Sea islands: expert
    2. Reuters:China’s top paper says U.S. forcing China to accelerate South China Sea deployments
    3. Voice of America: “Conflict and Diplomacy on the High Seas,”
  2. Vietnam
    1. New York Times: “Vietnam, Yielding to Beijing, Backs Off South China Sea Drilling
    2. Reuters:Vietnam protests over Chinese military drill in South China Sea
    3. Voice of America: “Conflict and Diplomacy on the High Seas,”
  3. Malaysia
    1. Guardian:China and Malaysia agree on military cooperation in the South China Sea
    2. Asia Times:Malaysia speaks softly in the South China Sea
    3. Voice of America: “Conflict and Diplomacy on the High Seas,”
  4. Philippines
    1. New York Times:Philippines Halts Work in South China Sea, in Bid to Appease Beijing
    2. Reuters:China, Philippines Agree to Avoid Force in South China Sea Dispute
    3. Voice of America: “Conflict and Diplomacy on the High Seas,”
  5. United States
    1. New York Times:Trump’s Mixed Signals on South China Sea Worry Asian Allies
    2. Reuters:U.S. Destroyer Challenges China’s Claims in South China Sea
    3. Voice of America: “Conflict and Diplomacy on the High Seas,”


4/10:  South China Sea Resources:


3/5: Water-stressed Country Research

  • Links:
  • Add your country to the class PowerPoint HERE.  Include:
    • basic geographic
    • economic,
      political, 
    • and social information about the nation; 
    • its population; 
    • the cause and effect of its water shortage; 
    • what the long-term prospect is related to
      water; 
    • and possible solutions, if there are any.


2/8:  Fantasy Olympics


1/30:  State of the Union Address:

  • Watch HERE
  • History PowerPoint
  • Notes Template
  • PODCAST HMWK- Choose one podcast to listen to and add to a column in your notes.
    • NPR Up First (Wed Jan 31st)
    • NYT The Daily (Wed Jan 31st)

2/5:  Analyzing the State of the Union Address

  • Instructions:
  • Access Google Slides HERE
  • Create a slide and do the following:
    • Write the State of the Union speech topic you will address in the title In the body, write:
      • A brief summary of Trump’s comments
      • A brief summary of an opposition rebuttal
      • Factcheck both sides’ points.
      • Please list the SOURCES you used to factcheck on slide!
      • Write your opinion
      • Add a picture to the slide!

Assignments:

Discussion Leader--

Dollar Street--

The Week

Most Tuesdays we will have a quiz on The Week Magazine.  Please read the following sections and write the main idea of the article next to the section so you can easily study!

  • Editor's Letter
  • Main stories and how they were covered
  • Controversy of the week
  • US at a glance
  • World at a glance
  • Briefing
  • Best columns (US // Europe // International)
  • Talking points
  • Cartoons