2015 Accelerated Geography of China Lesson Plan Date and Number Your Papers: Monday, April 27, 2015 Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Wednesday, April 29, 2015 ***First East Asia Unit Test is on Monday, May 11, 2015*** Monday, April 27, 2015 • Quiet Question: Type Two Prompt---Continuing with the water theme that we began in the Middle East Unit, we are going to watch a You Tube Documentary on China’s water issues titled “China Water Pollution and Shortage” and use the included “China’s Water Pollution Crisis” article by Elizabeth C. Economy published on January 22, 2013. Then you and your partner are going to complete the prompt. • a)What is the current state of China’s water situation? Explain. Why is it this way? • Give TWO DIFFERENT PIECES OF HISTORICAL EVIDENCE from either the article and/or the documentary that support this. Be sure to explain each! • b)What is being done by the environmentalists, the Chinese government, and/or businesses to try to correct the problem? Explain their actions or lack of action. • Give TWO DIFFERENT PIECES OF HISTORICAL EVIDENCE from either the article and/or the documentary that support this? Be sure to explain each. Monday, April 27, 2015 • Class: The introduction activity only touches the tip of the iceberg of the environmental problems that have been created in China as China has chosen to sacrifice its environment and the quality of life of its people for significant economic growth. • With this lesson, we will be examining the defining geographic characteristics of China and its ongoing environmental struggles. We will be doing this through two different ways: • The teacher lecture on the key geographic features • The group jigsaw homework on the environmental problems. • Class: The teacher is going to begin the China’s Geography PowerPoint Lecture, and you are to take notes in the provided graphic organizer. Monday, April 27, 2015 • Homework: You will be assigned one of the following environmental issues facing China to read and take notes in the separate graphic organizer from the China’s Environmental Problems PowerPoint and/or the Three Gorges Dam PowerPoint uploaded on the teacher page. You will be teaching this material to your group members on the third day of this lesson. YOU HAVE ONLY ONE NIGHT TO DO THIS. The next night will be the labeling and color-coding of the maps of China. • Jigsaw Topics: Five People Per Group A. Water Shortage and Water Pollution: Slides 5-28 (One Person in Group) B. Air Pollution and Smog: Slides 29-52 (One Person in Group) C. Deforestation and Desertification: Slides 53-64 and Overall Effects and Impact on China and World: Slides 65-70 (One Person In Group) D. Three Gorges Dam---Separate PowerPoint: Slides 27-78 (Two People in Group) • Focus Only On Environmental Topics of: • Person One: Flooding Control, End Water Shortage, Clean Power Source, Landslides, Earthquakes • Person Two: Weather Patterns, Pollution, Wildlife, and Silt and Erosion Issues Tuesday, April 28, 2015 •Class: The teacher is going to finish the Geography of China Power Point Lecture. •Homework: Tonight you are to label and color the Political and Physical Maps of China. Wednesday, April 29, 2015 • Groups: Break into your assigned Jigsaw Groups from the first day’s homework. You have the class period to teach and discuss the environmental problems of China and completed the second graphic organizer. • • Homework: Summative Assessment---You will be completing your second MiniQ this semester. The focus of this one is China’s One-Child Policy and its population issues. To help you with this, a separate PowerPoint on China’s One-Child Policy has been uploaded to the teacher page for you to also consult and use information from in your answers to the document questions and in your outline. • There has been a change to the Outline Section. You do not have to complete the CLASS NOTES Parts. • If you do, you will earn extra credit points to be added to the assignment grade. Chunking • Night One: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 • Read the Background Essay entitled “China’s One-Child Policy: Was It a Good Idea” and use Active Reading Strategies. • Go to the China’s One-Child Policy PowerPoint and read and take additional notes on the following topics: (If you do not do this, it will be very difficult to analyze and work with the documents.) • • • • • What is the policy? What were the reasons for the policy? When it was first implemented and how has it been implemented? Positives of the policy? Negatives of the policy? Chunking • Night Two: Thursday, April 30, 2015 • Read and analyze Document A: Population Projections and answer the 5 Document Analysis Questions. • Read and analyze Document B: Fertility and answer the 5 Document Analysis Questions. • This is the first day of the Japanese Geography Lesson Plan. • Night Three: Friday, May 1, 2015 • Read and analyze Document C: Environment and answer the 5 Document Analysis Questions. • Read and analyze Document D: Young Women in the Workplace and answer the 4 Document Analysis Questions. • This is the second day of the Japanese Geography Lesson Plan. Chunking • Night Four: Monday, May 4, 2015 • Read and analyze Document E: Social Imbalance and answer the 4 Document Analysis Questions. • Read and analyze Document F: Single Children Speak and answer the 3 Document Analysis Questions. • This is the third day of the Japanese Geography Lesson Plan. • Night Five: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 • Do the Bucketing and Thesis Development and Road Map Handout. • Do the Working Title of the Mini-Q Essay Outline Guide. • Do the Introduction/Paragraph One of the Outline. • This is the first day of the East Asian Philosophies Lesson Plan. Chunking • Night Six: BLOCK DAY Wednesday, May 6, 2015 • CHANGE: ADDITIONAL DAY ADDED DUE TO BLOCK DAYS! • Do the Body/Paragraph Two of the Outline. • Do the Body/Paragraph Three of the Outline. • This is the second and third day of the East Asian Philosophies Lesson Plan • Night Seven: BLOCK DAY Thursday, May 7, 2015 • Do the Body/Paragraph Four of the Outline. • Do the Conclusion/Paragraph Five of the Outline. • Print up everything if typed. Turning in on Friday, May 8, 2015! • FIRST EAST ASIA UNIT TEST on Monday, May 11, 2015!