Tuesday, second last Tuesday.

Period 4: Social Studies 20 Essay Questions: You have completed the first portion of your Social Studies 20 Final. At this time please hand in the first portion of your final and pick up your laptop.  Use your laptop and any resources to write a well thought out, detailed, cited essay. Be sure to come up with a clear, direct thesis statement on the topic of your choosing. CHOOSE ONE as a theme to center a thesis around and remember to be mindful of the themes/units. Ultra-nationalism: What is it?

Ultra-nationalism is a more extreme form of nationalism that can lead to fascism, authoritarianism and tight control over activities within the nation that supposedly will threaten the nation if left unchecked. It can lead to reduction or stoppage of immigration, expulsion, oppression, demagoguery, emotional aspects, talk of presumed real or imagined enemies, threat to survival, crack-down, limit of trade through tariffs, tight control over businesses and production, militarism, populism, propaganda and basically “us versus them” attitude. Ultra-nationalism ultimately can lead to conflict within a state, as well as between states, and in its extreme form leads to war, secession, or genocide. ESSAY PROMPTS When is nationalism a good thing? When is nationalism a bad thing? (Look at the themes of each unit of study and discuss how each can apply to the side you have chosen and your specific thesis statement.)

Militarism. Militarism the belief or desire of a government or people that a country should maintain a strong military capability and be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or promote national interest. Countries have used military influence for centuries to control, influence, conquer and bring safety to its citizens. Nearly every country in the world has a military. ESSAY PROMPTS When is militarism a good thing? When is militarism a bad thing? (Look at the themes of each unit of study and discuss how each can apply to the side you have chosen and your specific thesis statement.) 

Environmentalism. Environmentalism is a broad philosophy, ideology and social movement regarding concerns for environmental conservation and improvement of the health of the environment, particularly as the measure for this health seeks to incorporate the concerns of non-human elements. Environmentalism advocates the preservation, restoration and/or improvement of the natural environment, and may be referred to as a movement to control pollution. Why are environmental concerns at the forefront of political and legal debates? Do people really have the power to change the environment? Explain in detail/fact. (Look at the themes of each unit of study and discuss how each can apply to the side you have chosen and your specific thesis statement.)

1) What does it mean to be poor?
2) List 1 important event in Canada’s Aboriginal history that have added to the struggles that exist today.
3) List 3 methods of resource extraction used today in the world and write 1 fact about each as it relates to learning targets covered in class.
4) The world is growing at an alarming rate. Explain who you think will be THE MOST affected by the influx of people.
Be sure to mention different sectors that may be impacted as well. You must use the words; birth rate, death rate, density, standards of living, carrying capacity, scarcity
5) Briefly explain the Russian Revolution and how it led to Stalin taking o
ver Russia and the deaths of millions of people? Things you will want to include in your response to ensure you cover all you need: Lenin, utopian communism, realistic communism, exploitation, industrialization, Romanov, Stalin, Bolsheviks, Mensheviks, oppression

Letter of Application (18)
Reading Comprehension
Poetry Analysis (12)
Short Story (10)
Quotes (16)
Multiple Choice (3)
Short Answer (4)
Short Answer (15)
Symbolism (20)


Period 5: Photography 20 We will finish the Photography 20 portfolios…
Period 6: Ad Campaigns are due Thursday…


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