Thurs. Oct. 18

AS12: with your partner, all questions from the readings must be completed.  If you need them, the readings are here.  Unless posted below, the question sets are located in the documents.

  1. Excerpts from the Treaty of Nanking, August 1842 (Questions in the reading)
  2. The Opium War and Foreign Encroachment
    1. Compare the Treaty of Nanjing with the Chinese emperor’s reply to Lord Macartney. What sort of rights did the Chinese give to the British that they previously refused to give?
    2. If the word “imperialism” is defined as “the policy of seeking to dominate the affairs of weaker countries,” do you think Chinese today are justified in saying that China suffered from Western “imperialism” begun by the British?
  3. Macartney and the Emperor (no questions…just read it first to help you answer the questions in the next document) and Two Edicts from the Qianlong Emperor (Questions in the reading)
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Wed. Oct. 17

Summits…I hope you enjoyed your experience in Student Vote this year.  Again, municipal elections are very complicated compared to provincial and federal ones.  My hope is that your participation in Student Vote will empower you to vote for real when you become 18.

Make sure all your election homework is done by Monday (I’ll be checking).  You should have your list of issues/concerns about our city, a list of mayoral candidates that you researched, the worksheet on the Role of the School Trustee, and the chart on School Trustees.

Summit 8s: some of you still have not completed your project reflections and evaluations!  Please get it done by clicking here.

Mon. Oct. 15

Summit SS8: with your list of priorities for our city, and your information about your ideal school trustee, go to this link and research a mayoral candidate and up to 9 school board trustee candidates that you would vote for on Student Vote day Wednesday.  With these candidates, you should list along with their name, 1 or 2 reasons as to why you are voting for the specific candidate.

Summit SS9: because of the Safeteen presentations, all Current Events presentations scheduled for Monday and Wednesday will take place next Monday.  Complete the chart on School Trustee characteristics and the one on candidates.  Be prepared for Student Vote Wednesday!

Summit SS10: complete the chart on School Trustee characteristics and the one on candidates.  Be prepared for Student Vote Wednesday!

Fri. Oct. 12

https://vancouver.ca/your-government/2018-election.aspx

AS12: homework: determine your 5 most pressing issues in our city in preparation of the civic election.  In addition, take a look at the mayoral candidates at the link above and list the people that you are interested in voting for and why (just list a few reasons).  if you didn’t finish your Opium Wars questions, please get that done as well.

Thurs. Oct. 11

https://vancouver.ca/your-government/2018-election.aspx

Summit SS8: we will take a break from history and try to educate ourselves about the upcoming municipal election.  Our municipal government is in charge of a variety of things, such as schools, parks, libraries, streets, garbage collection, and the police (there’s a lot more!)  Your assignment is to list the 3 most pressing issues for you and/or your family in our city.  Come armed with this information for next class!  Also, make sure you all complete your project reflection and evaluation.

Summit SS9 and SS10: homework: determine your 5 most pressing issues in our city in preparation of the civic election.  In addition, take a look at the mayoral candidates at the link above and list the people that you are interested in voting for and why (just list a few reasons).

Wed. Oct. 10

AS12: Here is the link to the reading.  Answer the following questions while reading pages 1-8.  https://asiapacificcurriculum.ca/sites/default/files/2017-11/China%27s%20Opium%20Wars%20-%20Background%20Reading_0.pdf

Answer these questions:

  1. What were the large imperial powers doing that put Britain and China in contact?
  2. What prevented China from being fully colonized?
  3. What led China to be “somewhat” colonized?
  4. Explain the steps that led to the strict limitations of foreign trade in China.
  5. Discuss in detail while providing evidence the trading relationship between Britain and China.
  6. What is Opium? How does it affect those who stop taking it?
  7. How did Britain respond to the limitations of foreign trade?
  8. How did the Chinese government respond to the increase of opium imports?
  9. Create a T chart to compare and contrast the two sides that emerged in terms of dealing with the opium crisis in China.
  10. Which side won the debate, who was their leader, and what did they do to curb opium?
  11. How did the British respond to these events?