In case you lost your hard copy from class, here's HW19. DOUBLE HOMEWORK. Due Friday.
Read textbook pp. 1046-1051. Answer all questions in complete sentences on loose leaf paper. Due Friday, April 21.
1) Vocabulary Builder: Find two words in the reading that you don't know. Look up each word in the dictionary. For each, write out the word, the definition, and a sentence that uses the word. Choose regular words, not key terms that are boldfaced in the text.
2) Why did Communist Party members select Mikhail Gorbachev as a leader? How was he different from previous leaders?
3) What does 'glasnost' mean? What changes did glasnost bring to the Soviet Union?
4) Write a paragraph that describes how Mikhail Gorbachev changed the Soviet economy, political system, and foreign policy.
5) What happened in March 1990? How did Gorbachev respond?
6) Who was Boris Yeltsin? What did he have in common with Gorbachev? Why did he criticize Gorbachev?
7) What major event happened in August 1991? What was the outcome?
8) By December 1991, the Soviet Union had split into 15 separate countries. Name all fifteen.
9) As president, how did Boris Yeltsin attempt to change Russia? Did his policies succeed, or fail? Explain.
10) What were some problems that Vladimir Putin faced as president of Russia in the early 2000s?
11) Opinion: In 1990, Time Magazine named Mikhail Gorbachev the "Man of the Decade" (most influential person) of the 1980s. Some people consider him a hero because his reforms brought about the end of communism in Russia and Eastern Europe. Others believe he is a villain because his policies weakened what was once a great power and led to many political, economic, and social problems. In your opinion, is he more of a hero, or more of a villain? Defend your answer in a paragraph at least 5 sentences long. HONORS: 2 PARAGRAPHS.
Print out the provided answer sheet. Answer the questions directly on to the sheet. This will become part of Notes 7.5. We will discuss this material in class on Friday.
Read textbook pages 976-981. Answer questions in complete sentences on loose leaf. Due Tuesday, April 4.
1. Vocabulary Builder: Find two words in the reading that you don't know. Look up each word in the dictionary. For each, write out the word, the definition, and a sentence that uses the word. Choose regular words, not key terms that are boldfaced in the text.
2. How was Korea divided after World War II?
3. Which side began the conflict in June 1950? How far did they advance by September? Who counter-attacked? How far did they advance by November? (Use the red and green lines on the map on p. 977.)
4. What new nation joined in the war in October? How did this change the war?
5. What were the results of the Korean War? Include: war deaths; territorial changes; differences between North and South Korea.
6. Who was Ho Chi Minh? Who did he defeat in 1954?
7. How was Vietnam divided at the Geneva Peace Conference? Who were the Vietcong?
8. Why did the United States get involved in Vietnam? What was the domino theory? What difficulties did the U.S. face?
9. Why did the United States troops begin to withdraw from Vietnam in 1969? Who eventually won the war?
10. What happened in Vietnam after the war?
11. Was the U.S. involvement in Vietnam justified? Explain your answer in a paragraph at least 5 sentences long.
Here are some materials you can use to study, in addition to your class notes and textbook.
Complete the Essay Planning Sheet to prepare for Friday's in-class essay exam.
I don't want students to misinterpret the task, so let's make sure we have our terms straight!
You should be studying Notes 6.5, 6.6, 6.7 and your textbook to prepare for this essay. I will also post a few additional study materials.
Study hard, & good luck! -Mr. S
Here's the essay question for next Friday's in-class essay exam. You'll complete a planning worksheet for homework and as usual we will do some essay prep in class on Thursday.