World Studies - Power

OVERVIEW OF CLASS

Unit Overview

Syllabus

Standards for Power Unit

English Standards - Common Core

Social Studies Standards - World History Standards

Patterns of Interaction Online


Day 46

October 27

CLASSWORK:

 

  • Independent Reading
  • What is Power?  What is influence?
    • Answer the following questions?
      • How is power defined?
      • How do people gain/maintain power?
      • In your life, where do you have the most power, the least amount of power?
    • Wikipedia - a good starting point
    • Choose Power Readings
      • Marriage
      • Family
      • Friends
  • Introduction to Formative Argumentative Writing Assignment

 

HOMEWORK:

Read and understand ONE of the following articles from your group's topic:


Day 47

October 28

CLASSWORK:

  • Argumentative Formative - Moodle
  • Introduce Fishbowl process and Grading nomenclature
  • Review major components of power - how defined, how gained/maintained, where in life most/least
  • Read and take notes on articles - prepare for Fishbowl

HOMEWORK:

Read and understand remaining two articles from Monday's readings.  Be prepared to engage actively in tomorrow's Fishbowl Discussion.


Day 48

October 29

CLASSWORK:

  • Poetry - Power
  • Fishbowl Formative
    • Marriage
    • Family
    • Friends

HOMEWORK:

No Homework


Day 49

October 30

CLASSWORK:

 

 

HOMEWORK:

Membean Vocabulary


Day 50

October 31

CLASSWORK:

  • Sun Tzu - Art of War - Group Sharing
  • Introduction to the Art of... task

HOMEWORK:

Create original application of The Art of War

  • Choose 10 of Sun Tzu's theories - either ones already discussed in class or ones you've found in The Art of War that can be applied
  • Could be Art of Babysitting or The Art of Dancing or The Art of Winning at Chess or...
  • Must be in hard copy format for Monday - able to be passed around

Day 51

November 3

CLASSWORK:

HOMEWORK:


Day 52

November 4

CLASSWORK:

HOMEWORK:

Complete homework from Monday night


Day 53

November 5

CLASSWORK:

HOMEWORK:

Read and Understand Japanese Feudalism - Patterns of Interaction - page 339 to 343 and/or Our World’s Story - Chapter 18


Day 54

November 6

CLASSWORK:

 

  • Vocabulary
  • History Lecture: Power in Feudal Europe - How was power maintained?  Church vs. Feudalism
  • Compare Feudal Japan to Feudal Europe - Venn Diagram - on the board, around the room

 

HOMEWORK:

How did the Mongols come to power and maintain power?

  • Understand one OR more of the following  resources:
    • Our World’s Story - Chapter 16
    • Patterns of Interaction - Chapter 12 - Sections 2 and 3
    • Documentary - Dynasties: The Mongols

Day 55

November 7

CLASSWORK:

 

  • Personal Reflection - Choose a one of this week's studied civilizations and determine what position you would need to have to exert the most power.
  • Compare Mongol method of obtaining and maintaining power to Japan, Rome, Medieval Europe
    • Religion
    • Politics
    • Military
    • Trade

 

HOMEWORK:

Mongols/ISIS - Support, refute or qualify the following claim.

Violence is a necessary and effective means of securing “peace” for a region?

What do ISIS and Genghis Khan have in common?

Homework: Read the article first (don’t take notes).  After you’re done, create a T-Chart.  In one of the categories write down - “Reasons why violence is necessary and effective” and in the other write “Reasons why violence is NOT necessary and effective”.  Then, using facts from the article + your knowledge of the human experience, write down reasons that support and/or refute the claim.


Day 56

November 10

CLASSWORK:

  • Reading
  • Discussion - What are appropriate usages of power/influence?  When is the line crossed?
  • Introduce Lord of the Flies - Excerpt Analysis and Power

HOMEWORK:

Read Chapter 1 (7-20) - Use sticky notes to annotate the following.  Where do you find examples of the following contentions?

  1. Contention #1 - Leaders use FEAR (False Events Appearing Real) play in determining leadership?

  2. Contention #2: People only follow rules because they fear punishment.

  3. Contention #3: People might claim to want independence, but they truly only want to be obedient to a higher power.

  4. Contention #4: Democracy is ludicrous and doomed to fail.

  5. Contention #5: Humans prefer to follow attractive leaders.

  • Other reasons for power: referent, reward, legitimate, expert, coercive

Day 57

November 11

CLASSWORK:

  • Reflection: What is Power?
  • Finish Reading Chapter 1 - Coughing Spell
  • Analysis Chapter 1
  • Quiz Chapter 1
  • Begin reading Chapters 2 and 3

HOMEWORK:

Read Chapter 2-3, annotating for Power considerations


Day 58

November 12

CLASSWORK:

  • Poetry:
  • Excerpt Analysis - Chosen Group to Individual - Literary Analysis
  • Theory of Power - Locke - Social Contract

HOMEWORK:

Read Chapter 4 - Power Question - How do people gain power through external threats (real or imagined)?


Day 59

November 13

CLASSWORK:

 

  • Vocabulary:
  • Excerpt Analysis - Discuss and then add relevant excerpts
  • Laws: Code of Hammurabi vs. Twelve Tables

HOMEWORK:

Read Chapter 5 - Power Question - What must occur for laws to be powerful?


Day 60

November 14

CLASSWORK:

HOMEWORK:

Read Chapters 6/7 - Power Question - What role does a group ethos play in determining appropriate behavior?


Day 61

November 17

CLASSWORK:

  • Independent Reading
  • Lord of the Flies - excerpt understanding and power scene recognition
  • Lesson - Literary Analysis Argument
  • Create original literary analysis - excerpt of your choice
  • Cut and paste your Analysis into a Literary Analysis Quiz

HOMEWORK:

  • Finish Literary Excerpt Analysis - No more than 10 minutes
  • Read Chapter 8 - Power Question - What role does faith and ritual play in maintaining control?

Day 62

November 18

CLASSWORK:

  • Independent Reading
  • Lord of the Flies - excerpt understanding and power scene recognition
  • Lesson - Literary Analysis Argument
  • Create original literary analysis - excerpt of your choice
  • Cut and paste your Analysis into a Literary Analysis Quiz

HOMEWORK:

  • Finish Literary Excerpt Analysis - No more than 10 minutes
  • Read Chapter 8 - Power Question - What role does faith and ritual play in maintaining control?

Day 63

November 19

CLASSWORK:

  • Independent Reading
  • Lord of the Flies - excerpt understanding and power scene recognition
  • Lesson - Literary Analysis Argument
  • Create original literary analysis - excerpt of your choice
  • Cut and paste your Analysis into a Literary Analysis Quiz

HOMEWORK:

  • Finish Literary Excerpt Analysis - No more than 10 minutes
  • Read Chapter 8 - Power Question - What role does faith and ritual play in maintaining control?

Day 64

November 20

CLASSWORK:

  • Independent Reading
  • Lord of the Flies - excerpt understanding and power scene recognition
  • Lesson - Literary Analysis Argument
  • Create original literary analysis - excerpt of your choice
  • Cut and paste your Analysis into a Literary Analysis Quiz

HOMEWORK:

  • Finish Literary Excerpt Analysis - No more than 10 minutes
  • Read Chapter 8 - Power Question - What role does faith and ritual play in maintaining control?

Day 65

November 21

CLASSWORK:

  • Independent Reading
  • Lord of the Flies - excerpt understanding and power scene recognition
  • Lesson - Literary Analysis Argument
  • Create original literary analysis - excerpt of your choice
  • Cut and paste your Analysis into a Literary Analysis Quiz

HOMEWORK:

  • Finish Literary Excerpt Analysis - No more than 10 minutes
  • Read Chapter 8 - Power Question - What role does faith and ritual play in maintaining control?

Day 66

November 24

CLASSWORK:

  • Independent Reading
  • Lord of the Flies - excerpt understanding and power scene recognition
  • Lesson - Literary Analysis Argument
  • Create original literary analysis - excerpt of your choice
  • Cut and paste your Analysis into a Literary Analysis Quiz

HOMEWORK:

  • Finish Literary Excerpt Analysis - No more than 10 minutes
  • Read Chapter 8 - Power Question - What role does faith and ritual play in maintaining control?

Day 67

November 25

CLASSWORK:

  • Independent Reading
  • Lord of the Flies - excerpt understanding and power scene recognition
  • Lesson - Literary Analysis Argument
  • Create original literary analysis - excerpt of your choice
  • Cut and paste your Analysis into a Literary Analysis Quiz

HOMEWORK:

  • Finish Literary Excerpt Analysis - No more than 10 minutes
  • Read Chapter 8 - Power Question - What role does faith and ritual play in maintaining control?