Read pp. 972-975. Answer all questions in complete sentences on loose leaf.
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 social studies key terms that are boldfaced in the text.
2. Describe the actions of Jiang Jieshi and Mao Zedong during World War II.
3. What factors do you think were most responsible for Mao's victory over the Nationalists? Explain.
4. How did the division of China into two nations affect the Cold War? Describe the involvement of the two superpowers.
5. Create a chart entitled 'China Under Mao Zedong' with three headings: Territorial Expansion; Agriculture; and Industry. Take notes into the chart.
6. What were the goals of the Great Leap Forward? Why did it turn out to be a 'great leap backward'?
7. What was the goal of the Cultural Revolution? Who were the Red Guards?
8. Was the Cultural Revolution a success or a failure? Explain.
9. Which letter grade would you give Mao Zedong as a leader: A, B, C, D, or F? Consider his leadership during the Civil War, his postwar reforms, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution. Explain your grade in a paragraph of at least 5 sentences.
10. (Optional Extra Credit) Read Mao Zedong's Speech at the Supreme State Conference (file attached). You have been put in charge of advertising for Mao's economic plans. On a separate sheet of paper, create a propaganda poster that communicates Mao's ideas to the Chinese people. Your poster should contain a picture as well as words. I have work samples from previous years if you need some inspiration!
In case you need to add to your notes, here are the files:
In case you misplaced or never received a printed copy, here's Study Guide #7, due Friday:
Read textbook pp. 1046-1051. Answer all questions in complete sentences on loose leaf paper. Due Tue. 4/28.
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 social studies 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?
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?
10) What were some problems that Vladimir Putin faced as president of Russia?
11) Opinion: Some people argue that Gorbachev's reforms led to another Russian Revolution. Do you agree? Explain in a paragraph at least 5 sentences long.
This assignment is due Friday, 4/24.
Hi students. I'm posting this early in case you are done with your project. This assignment is due Thursday, April 23.
Read textbook pages 976-981. Answer questions in complete sentences on loose leaf. This assignment is due Friday 4/17.
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.