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Extra Credit: Current Events Papers – possible 25 points – limit 4 per semester!
- Topics must be based on current events that relate to classroom material.
- Papers may come from articles out of Time, Newsweek, USA Today, Star Tribune, The Pioneer Press, etc…
- A copy of your article must be attached to your paper.
- Papers must be a minimum of 250 words in which you:
- Describe the topic of your article and summarize it in your own words.
- Make a clear connection how your article relates to classroom material. This is the most important part of the paper and it should display critical thinking and application of knowledge and information gained through the course.
- PAPERS MUST BE TYPED IN 12 POINT FONT AND BE DOUBLE-SPACED!
- Break your writing into multiple paragraphs, use correct spelling, indent your paragraphs... Do not lose your minds on this people- treat this the same as you would a writing exercise for your English classes.

- LIMIT ONE PAPER TURNED IN PER WEEK (papers will not be accepted the last two weeks of the semester)
  • In order to make up missing assignments, you must do the extra credit!
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Welcome to Mr. Litecky's World Cultures & US Government class "wiki."

World Cultures & Geography
US GOVERNMENT 3
US Government 8

US GOVERNMENT: Online Textbook
Online textbook: http://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com/snpapp/login/login.jsp
user name = tgstudent
password = tgstudent





WORLD CULTURES -- SEMESTER TWO 2008


Monday, February 11, 2008

Judaism Activity -- Use this online reading to complete the study guide distributed in class.

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

From the reading distributed in class, identify and be able to describe the following names, locations & terms.
  • Zionism

  • Balfour Declaration

  • David Bin Gurion

  • PLO

  • Yassar Arafat

  • FATAH

  • Gamal Abdel Nasser

  • PFLP

  • Black September (Munich)

  • The Yum Kippur War / Ramadan War

  • Intifadeh

  • Olso Accords

  • Mahmoud Abbas

  • Ariel Sharon

  • Tahediyeh

  • Hamas

  • Hizballah

  • Ehud Elmert

  • Hassan Nasrallah

Monday, February 25, 2008

Chances are that everyone in the class has come across a trading card of some type in their lifetime (baseball cards, football cards, pokemon, whatever...), your task for the end of the unit will be to create a set of 5 cards (BY YOURSELF) using the attached link.
Trading Card Maker

Here are the instructions, pay attention and follow these!!
1) For this assignment you must create a "playing card" for 5 Middle Eastern leaders.
- These individuals can be Presidents, Prime Ministers, Heads of State, Supreme Leaders or even leaders of militant groups.
- These persons must be currently LIVING!

2) Look at the Trading card maker. You will be responsible for providing the following for:
- providing a picture of the individual.
- using information from the WWW to complete only sections #1, #2, & #4.
- This will take some creativity and reading analysis on your part.
- The BBC.com link would be a good starting point, examine countries & read the leaders bio. section.


3) When you have you have completed section #4 click on the print button--- then click OK --- then click PREVIEW.
- Once at this screen, press the following "SHIFT + APPLE + 4"
- this will allow you to take a picture of your card (the picture will save to your desktop)
- Print off this page, and this is where you will cut and paste your individuals picture.

WE WILL WORK ON THIS IN CLASS TODAY AND ON WEDNESDAY, THIS MAY REQUIRE OUTSIDE OF CLASS WORK TIME.

THIS ASSIGNMENT IS DUE FRIDAY, FEB. 29th!!



Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Tomorrow in class we will be taking our second map exam of the semester. Results for the first map exam (the Middle East) had varied success, most in part to how people prepared for the day. You have now received two maps on the continent (the first was blank, the second I provided the correct locations for you) - continue to review them.

In an effort to study in a different way, today we will be playing a series of online map games. Below I have linked 9 different games to help you review for tomorrows exam. Some are quizzes, some are puzzles and some are games. Keep in mind that I have only asked you to know the 35 locations from your study maps, and none of these links are limited only to these 35 locations.

Try as many as you can, use today's class wisely, because tonight you will be cheering on the ladies at STATE.

http://www.maps.com/FunFacts.aspx?nav=FF#

http://www.schoolnet.na/games/map/africa.html

http://www.ilike2learn.com/ilike2learn/africa.html

http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/afrquiz.html

http://www.addictinggames.com/africamap.html

http://www.rethinkingschools.org/just_fun/games/mapgame.html

http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/africa-puzzle.html

http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/afrquiz.html

http://www.flasharcade.com/puzzle-games/africa-map-game.html




MONDAY, APRIL 28th, 2008


8-8-08: One World, One Dream


As we wrap up our unit on China this week, let's shift our focus to the upcoming summer Olympics. Today in class you must use your time eficiently to complete the following task.

Use the World Wide Web, and the official website for the Bejing games to complete the following task.

I am a certified Olympic junky, and I want you to share in my insanity for the games. Fill out the following chart of events in the upcoming games.

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When you are done with the assignment, do your best to bring home the gold on your own with this link.__


CHINA EXAM - REVIEW SHEET


The 100 point China Exam will take place on Friday, May 2nd. Copies of the review sheet were handed out in class on Tuesday, April 29th. Here is an electronic copy of the sheet.

[[image:../../i/mime/32/application/msword.png width="32" height="32" link="space/showimage/China Unit Exam REVIEW.doc"]][[space/showimage/China Unit Exam REVIEW.doc| China Unit Exam REVIEW.doc]]

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