lunes, 27 de febrero de 2017

CAR: F. U. N. 2, 1930s (February 28)

1. Herbert Hoover
2. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
3. Plutarco Elías Calles
4. Lázaro Cárdenas
5. Paul von Hindenburg

6. Adolf Hitler
7. Victor Emmanuel III
8. Benito Mussolini
  • Britannica article, "Rise to power" and "Dictatorship"
  • February 23, 1941, speech, from the beginning "Blackshirts of Rome!" up until "Let it be said for foreigners who are always ready to libel that the comportment of German soldiers in Sicily and Libya is under all respects perfect and worthy of a strong army and a strong people brought up under severe discipline." 4 pages total.

CAR: F. U. N. 1 (February 27)

sábado, 25 de febrero de 2017

#CorruptionGirl: Nepotismo e Ivanka Trump

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Ligas y Charolas: ¿El nepotismo es corrupción?

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CAR: Partial Project 2 (due March 14)

Telling your people's stories

Individually, you will interview a family member, friend, or acquaintance who lived through the 1920s, the 1930s, or the 1940s. You will pick which decade you focus on.

You will design the interview and conduct it in the language that is convenient for the person you are interviewing. You may choose to interview them about any decade from the second partial (1920s, 1930s, and 1940s), but the interview should answer the question: How did the decade's historical events affect everyday life in the person's individual context?

On March 14, before midnight, you will make a folder on Google Drive with the name "Partial Project 2" and your name. The folder should have the following files:
  1. The video or audio file with the actual interview you conducted, named "Interview_NAME". Yes, it has to be a file. Youtube links will not count. (20% of your grade)
  2. A Word document (.docx, 10% of your grade) where you write an account of the event or events your interviewee talked about. It should be between 500 and 1,000 words (10%), identify your relationship to the person you interviewed (20%), and in an essay structure, mention the interviewee's perspective on at least one specific historical event that was seen in class (30%). The file should be named "Mystory_NAME.docx".
  3. A picture of you and the person you interviewed. The file should be named "PP2 photo_NAME" (10% of your grade).

RIRC: Instituciones y organizaciones (Febrero 27)

1. Capítulo 9, "International Political Economy" de "Essentials of International Relations" de Karen Mingst

2. "Multinational Corporations" de Allen Sens

3. Capítulo 7, "Intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations and international law" de "Essentials of International Relations" de Karen Mingst

4. "Wannabe" de las Spice Girls

jueves, 23 de febrero de 2017

CAR: "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald (February 24)

1. "Like Pale Gold - The Great Gatsby, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 4" by John Green

2. "Was Gatsby Great? - The Great Gatsby, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 5" by John Green

3. Trailer for "The Great Gatsby" (2012)

RIRC: Tarea para el 3 de marzo

1. Vean el episodio 2 de la temporada 1 de "The Crown" (titulado "Hyde Park Corner") y el episodio 3 de la temporada 3 de "House of Cards" (titulado "Chapter 29").

2. Escriban un ensayo de 500 palabras en el que comparen y contrasten la manera en que se muestran el nivel de análisis individual y estatal en ambos episodios. No se queden en comparaciones burdas como que uno es ficción y el otro está basado en hechos reales. Intenten hacer un análisis de qué papeles se cumplen por qué personas dentro de cada nivel.

3. Súbanlo a Blackboard antes de la medianoche del 3 de marzo de 2017. Trabajos entregados fuera de tiempo o por la vía incorrecta (incluyendo e-mail) tendrán cero.

RIRC: Integración y Proyectos (Febrero 24)

1. Encuesta sobre su futuro.

2. Lluvia de ideas sobre temas de ensayo:

  • Opiniones fuertes
  • Conexiones personales
  • Noticias relevantes
  • Tema que te interesa desde antes
3. Bases de datos relevantes:

CAR: 1920s and Great Depression, Integration (February 23)

1. "The Roaring Twenties: Crash Course US History 32" by John Green

2. "Women's Suffrage: Crash Course US History 31" by John Green

3. "The Great Depression: Crash Course US History 33" by John Green

miércoles, 22 de febrero de 2017

CAR: Book presentations, March 3, 10, and 17

In these presentations, you were divided into larger teams, depending on your group. This means smaller groups have fewer people in their teams than larger groups.

On these dates, two things will happen. First, only TWO people from the team will make a presentation about the novel in the usual manner. You will choose who does this. I will not choose who makes this presentation. It is your responsibility.

The rubric for the presentation by these two people you chose is the same one as for other book presentations. Here it is:


Explain general plot and characters of the book. Give a brief overview of who the characters are and what happens in the book.
Give a brief overview of the author’s life. Include where they were born, when and why they became famous, and where they died.
Identify at least 3 themes that link the book to its historical period. Include direct quotes from the book and reasons why these themes are important in the book.
Describe the international context when the book was written and published. Be specific about whether if the book was published immediately, published a long time after being written, banned, or actively promoted.
Use the book as a historical source and identify its argument in one sentence. What does it “say”?
25 minutes

Afterwards, the remaining people in the team will make INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS where you come up with a question that is related to the historical themes of the book and answer it in front of everyone. Yes, you will present the same day as the two people mentioned above. Yes, individual presentations are shorter, because they only require you to explain one question and answer it. The rubric for these individual presentations is here:


Shows one question that asks about a perspective on a historical event or a comparison on a historical theme. Other types of questions will not count.
Gives a brief overview of how the novel is related to the perspective or theme. This does not necessarily include the plot of the book.
Answers the question clearly and correctly. Answer should be projected on the screen and explained aloud.
Creates a brief discussion about the question in the class.  

If you're one of the two people presenting in the usual manner, you do NOT need to also present a question. If you are presenting an individual question, you do NOT need to present with the two people that are explaining the book in the usual manner.