Thursday, March 8, 2012

Quarter 3 Exam Review Topics

Mohandas Gandhi, leader of the nonviolent
revolution that allowed India to gain its
independence from the British Raj. You can
find a brief biography from the
New York Times here.
Your review sheet for your Quarter 3 exam is below. You can find an easily printed version at this link.

In addition, the sample Document Based Question (DBQ) we looked at in class today can be found here.

Homework for Periods 1 and 3 (30 points):
Read through the review sheet. Use it to complete the following.
  • Identify the 5 topics you need to study the most
  • On a sheet of loose leaf paper, write down those topics, then write down the page numbers for each. In addition, find the topics in your notes.
  • For each of your chosen topics, record three pieces of information you believe will be important for your test.

Homework for Period 6 (30 points):
The PowerPoint presentation from today's class can be found at this link.

Create a rough draft (in outline form) for the practice DBQ question (see link above) using this format:
  • Write out your introductory paragraph.
  • Create a loose outline of your “meat” s in this manner:
  • Skip a line from your intro.
  • Identify the “theme”/thesis of this first “meat” [underline or highlight it]
  • Indent bullets listing all facts/doc. info. and other o.i.”s that you will need in that
  • When done with that , skip a line and do the same for the other “meat” ¶s
  • Skip a line after your last “meat” and write you concluding out in full.
  • Bring your outline into class tomorrow and I will divide the class up into small “peer review” groups.
  • You will then read over the outlines of the other group members and make suggestions/corrections IN A CONSTRUCTIVE MANNER.

Your exam will include information from the following chapters:
  • Ch. 9-11: Latin America
  • Ch. 21-23: Southwest Asia/The Middle East
  • Ch. 24-26: South Asia (India)
You must:
  1. Be able to read a selection of text and answer any related questions.
  2. Be able to analyze a map and use it to respond to questions.
  3. Be able to analyze graphs/charts and use them to respond to questions.
  4. Demonstrate ability to write a three-part thesis statement, support that statement with primary source documents (Document Based Question Essay)
  5. Know all section vocabulary, especially the words discussed in class
  6. Know the political map of SW Asia. Be able to analyze political maps for Latin America and South Asia.
  7. Know the names and locations of Latin America’s important landforms (The Andes Mountains, the Sierra Madres, the Caribbean archipelago).
  8. Know the names and locations of SW Asia’s important waterways (Strait of Hormuz, Persian Gulf, Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean, Tigris & Euphrates).
  9. Be able to describe the impact of landforms and waterways on human civilizations.
  10. Be able to describe the impact of colonialism and imperialism on different parts of the world (Haiti, SW Asia, India).
  11. Describe the difference between “push” and “pull” factors, and give examples of each.
  12. Argue persuasively about the causes and effects of the Haitian Revolution.
  13. Argue persuasively about the causes and effects of the Palestinian-Israeli dispute.
  14. Analyze potential causes and effects of recent events in Syria and Iran.
  15. Analyze impact of U.S. War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  16. Be able to describe the major Southwest Asian trade routes.
  17. Know the 5 Pillars of Islam, as well as other relevant vocabulary (mosque, Muslim, hajj).
  18. Be able to describe the impact of Hinduism on Indian society.
  19. Be able to discuss the impact of the caste system on Indian society.
  20. Argue persuasively about the causes and effects of overpopulation in India.

Study Tips:
  • Look through this list. Make a list of all topics you need to look over the most.
  • Look through your textbook and notes. Write down the page numbers where you can find specific information.
  • Find somewhere quiet! Review your text and notes.

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