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                                                                                            Prior Knowledge
                       TIME FRAME: 3 Weeks                                                   Elements of Physical and Human Geography
                                                                                             Characteristics of Government
                       VSC Indicator: Analyze the characteristics and structure of various systems of government around the world.


                       VSC Objectives:
                          1.A.1.a Describe and compare the advantages and disadvantages of limited governments, such as representative democracy
                            and parliamentary democracy
                          1.A.1.b Compare the advantages and disadvantages of unlimited government, such as authoritarian and dictatorships
                          1.A.3.a Evaluate the effectiveness of the various policies of governments in addressing issues, such as health, poverty, crime,
                            security, and environmental concerns.
Knowledge and Skills




                          1.C.2.a Describe the role of international organizations and policies in maintaining order during a time of crisis, such as the
                            International Red Cross/Red Crescent, the United Nations, the Geneva Conventions, and the World Health Organization.
                          3.A.1.a Use maps to compare geographic locations of places and regions.
                          3.B.1.a Compare methods used to change governments, such as coups, elections and revolts


                       Government CLG/Assessment Limits



                       VOCABULARY                       ENDURING UNDERSTANDINGS
                       emigration                               Students will evaluate how natural resources are distributed within a country’s
                       immigration                                boundaries and help determine it’s citizens wealth
                       United Nations                           Students will examine the government policies that have evolved both in colonized and
                       economic development                       non-colonized Asian countries
                       child labor                              Students will compare and contrast various economic systems in Asia.
                       limited government                       Students will develop an understanding of child labor practices in India and around the
                       unlimited government                       world
                                                                Students will evaluate the role of international organizations in resolving disputes
                                                                  between governments
                                                                Students will examine the role that government plays with respect to censorship and the
                                                                  media

                                                        ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS
                                                        SKILLS AND PROCESSES

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                                               In what way does population distribution affect economic prosperity in developed countries?
                                               How do political systems affect economic development in East Asia?
                                               How does cultural diffusion occur across neighboring countries and impact its religious and cultural
                                                institutions?
                                               How does censorship and suppression of civil and political rights impact the daily lives of citizens in
                                                China and North Korea?




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                                                                                       LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND STRATEGIES
                                      VSC Objective:                    Activity                                Description                                  Materials/Resources
P l a n Nigerian political cartoons




                                      7.3.A.1.a Use maps to     Geography Challenge        Students will identify the key geographic              Geography Coloring Book pg. 32
                                      compare geographic        Exercises –India, China,   features of the continent of Asia – dividing it        (India), pg. 33 (China), pg. 33
                                      locations of places and   Japan and the Koreas       into distinct regions based both on physical           (Japan and the Koreas
                                      regions                                              geography and population distribution in order
                                                                                           to understand the relationship between the
                                      7.1.A.1.b                                            continent’s history and its post-colonial              Nystrom Atlas World History pp. 84-
                                      Compare the                                          development.                                           85 (China map), 93-94 (China map)
                                      advantages and
                                      disadvantages of                                     Students will evaluate the physical and human
                                      unlimited government,                                geography of China and the region by examining a
                                      such as authoritarian                                variety of maps, as well as labeling and tracing
                                      and dictatorships.                                   physical features as well as population distribution
                                                                                           maps.
L e ar n i ng




                                      7.1.A.3.a
                                      Evaluate the                                         INDIA
                                      effectiveness of the                                 India U3 C Day 1.doc         India U3 C Day 2.doc
                                      various policies of
                                      governments in                                       India U3 C Day 3.doc
                                      addressing issues, such
                                                                                           CHINA
                                      as health, poverty,
                                                                                           China U3 C Day 6.doc
                                      crime, security, and
Su gg e st e d




                                      environmental
                                                                                           JAPAN
                                      concerns7.3.B.1.a
                                                                                           Japan U3 C Day 11.doc
                                      Compare methods
                                      used to change
                                                                                           Japan U3 C Day 12.doc
                                      governments, such
                                      as coups, elections
                                                                                           Japan U3 C Day 13.doc
                                      and revolts




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                               Political Systems-         To consider the value of political and personal freedom.      Red Scarf Girl (CH. 2) pp. 19-38, pp.
                               Censorship and Media       To examine the strength and importance of family ties         91-(CH. 7) 118
                               evaluation                 and family loyalties and consider the possibility of family
                                                          betrayal.                                                     Censorship letter (Ai Wei Wei
                                                          To discuss the possible results of the abuse of political     correspondence example)
                                                          power.
                                                          To become familiar with events and effects of China’s
                                                          Cultural Revolution.
                                                          To learn about details of Chinese culture, both before and
                                                          after the establishment of a Communist society.
                                                          To analyze the nature of courage and what it might take
                                                          to stand up to pressure and make a difficult decision.

                                                          China U3 C Day 7.doc           China U3 C Day 8.doc

                                                          China U3 C Day 9.doc China U3 Day 10.doc
                               Model UN Simulation        Students will be able to evaluate the key                     Eastern Hemisphere pp. 602-607
                                                          factors contributing to North Korean                          (Japan), pp. 608-609 (S. Korea), pp.
                                                          emigration by completing a country research                   610-611 (N. Korea)
                                                          activity.
                                                                                                                        Map of DMZ
                                                          Students will be able to identify and evaluate
                                                          the international organizations, such as the                  Model UN Rules and Procedures
                                                          United Nations, that help foster peace and                    Flow of debate
                                                          stability by completing a Model UN simulation                 Public speaking
                                                                                                                        Rules of procedure
                                                          Japan U3 C Day 14.doc                                         Resolutions
                                                                                                                        Sample resolution
                                                          Japan U3 C Day 15.doc
                               Political persuasion       Students will be able to articulate a political               Eastern Hemisphere pp. 552-555
                               through advertisement –    advocacy campaign against child labor                         (daily life in India), 548-550 (ancient
                               end child labor in India   practices in India by completing a political                  history and customs)
                               activity                   advertisement through visual arts.
                                                                                                                        India Vs United States: Economy, People,
                                                                                                                        Environment & Military | MintLife Blog |
                                                          India U3 C Day 4.doc
                                                                                                                        Personal Finance News & Advice

                                                          India U3 C Day 5.doc                                          India Watch :: India - China
                                                                                                                        Comparison

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                                                                                                      Child labor story (UNICEF)

                                                                                                      Sample case studies: Global
                                                                                                      Investigation of Child Labor: Case
                                                                                                      Studies from India, Uganda, and the
                                                                                                      United States - SPICE

                                                                                                      Textile activity lesson plans:
                                                                                                      http://www.soschildrensvillages.org.
                                                                                                      uk/get-involved/SOS-lesson-plan-
                                                                                                      child-labour-KS2-3.pdf



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