Today, in Social Studies we will be talking about GLOBALIZATION and POPULATION GROWTH.
What is globalization? What is population? What is over population?
You will be able to define each of these words and list the positive and negative effects and influences of each. Your assignment will be to listen to the in class discussion, lecture and watch the video clips that have been selected to highlight the questions mentioned above.
After, you will be responsible to comment directly on this post about how 1 or both of the comics makes you feel and what you believe the implications are for the world. You will not be marked on whether you come up with the ‘right’ answer. You will be marked on how well you argue your response.
State which comic you will be commenting on.
Then use the Internet and classroom notes/discussion to formulate your opinion and remarks on how the comic makes you feel. Note; Where do you think the world is going? What are your thoughts on over population? Do you believe the world is over populated? What do you think needs to be done to ‘save our planet’? Do you think there is are any issues in the world? (This is a personal response to a HUGE topic- be sure to do some research. Yes you MUST source where your material is coming from.)
This is your first major assignment in Social Studies- be sure to put up a good fight to prove your message/opinion/thesis.
Chose a comic from this page.
Think about it: How do you feel about it? What do you know about it? What do you need to know about it?
Formulate a THESIS: Direct statement you wish to prove.
Argue for that thesis in a well thought out response.
This should be 2-4 paragraphs and must have a strong introduction and conclusion.
Comment on this post directly. This is how you will be handing in your response.