Instructor:

Lisa Bloom

Contact Information

lrivers@pps.net or 503-916-6120 x71737

School:

Learning and Credit Options: Virtual Scholars

School Year:

2018-19

Course number: 2707OR2

Course title: Modern World History 2 (Semester 2)

Subject: Social Studies

Grade Level(s): 9

Course Description:

This is a course that makes you think. With more than seven billion people in the world today, there are a lot of stories to write about.  Human rights, immigration, and globalization, are all important to understand, as is understanding  international economic systems  Your job will be to research the facts and present them with clarity and context. You will also be identifying real global problems and then, suggesting well-developed solutions.

Prerequisites: None

Priority Standards and Final Proficiencies:

This course is a standards-based course. All students will be exposed to CCSS or Oregon state 9 standards--below are the standards that mastery must be shown in order to earn credit.

SS.9-10.CS.G.8 - Evaluate how human cooperation and competition for resources shape the earth's political, economic, physical, and social environments.        

SS.9-10.CS.H.2 - Construct, support and refute interpretations of history using political, social, economic, and cultural perspectives by drawing from a variety of primary and secondary sources.        

SS.HS.WHST.9 - Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.        

SS.9-10.CS.SSA.28 - Analyze characteristics, causes, and consequences of an event, issue, problem, or phenomenon.

SS.HS.G.20 - Analyze the impact on physical and human systems of resource development, use, and management and evaluate the issues of sustainability        

SS.HS.SSA.62 - Propose, compare, and judge multiple responses, alternatives, or solutions to issues or problems; then reach an informed, defensible, supported conclusion.

SS.9-10.WHST.4 - Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience        

SS.9-10.RH.RR/TC.10 - By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 9-10 complexity band independently and proficiently.

Schedule of Units Covered:

Unit One:

Thinking About Economics
Global Economic Systems
Debate on Communism
GDP and GNP
Globalization
The EU
Globalization and the WTO

Unit Two:

Visitor From Outer Space
UDHR
Ending Apartheid
Refugees
Child Labor
Disappearances, POC, Torture
Human Rights Enforcement

Unit Three

Cassandra's Dilemma  
Got Water?  
Energy Around the World  
Global Warming  
Focus on Oil  

Unit Four

Waste Not, Want Not  
Magic Metaphors  
Keep Dreaming    
 

Academic Vocabulary

Absolute Advantage
Academic Integrity
Acculturation
Aggression
Agricultural Nation
Allocation
Amnesty
Anarchy
Anthem
Antisemitism
Apartheid
Apathy
Arable
Arbitration
Aristocracy
Assimilate
Assimilation
Asylum
Asylum-seeker
Asylum/Refugee Status
Autocracy
Balance of Trade
Belittle
Belittling
Bigot
Bigotry
Biomass
Biosphere
Birth Rate
Calabash
Capital Resources
Capitalism
Carbon Monoxide
Carrying Capacity
Cartographer
Catastrophe
Catatonic
Child Labor
Civil Disobedience
Climate
Climograph
Coal
Command Economy
Communism
Comparative Advantage

Composting
Conscience
Continent
Continuum
Controversy
Cooperation
Culture
Death Rate
Deficit
Degrade
Delegate
Demand
Democracy
Demography
Dependent Nation
Developing Nation
Dictatorship
Dioxin
Disparaging
Displaced
Diversity
Domestic Policy
Drought
Dump
Earnings and Cost Approach
Ecological Footprint
Economic System
Elasticity
Emigration
Equilibrium
Ethnocentrism
Exploitation
Exploited
Export
Famine
Fatalistic
Fertility Rate
Feudalism
Flow of Product Approach
Food Security
Foreign Policy
Fundamentalism
GDP
Gross Domestic Product
Genocide
Geographic Literacy
Geographic Position
Geography
Geopolitical Map
Geothermal
Global Warming
Globalization
GNP
Gross National Product
Goods
Greenhouse Effect
Harass
Hate Crime
Homeland
Human Geography
Human Resources
Human Rights
Humanitarian
Hunting and Gathering
Hydroelectric
Immigration
Impassioned
Impervious
Import
Incineration
Industrial Nation
Infant Mortality Rate
Inspiration
Intermediate Goods
Internally Displaced Persons (IDP's)
Isolationism
Itinerary
Jihad
Junta
Military government.
Koeppen's Climate Classifications
Landfill
Langston Hughes
Law of Demand
Law of Supply
Legal Rights
Life Expectancy
Local Integration
Macroeconomics
Malnutrition
Market
Market Economy
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Mediation
Metaphor

Microeconomics
Mission Statement
Mixed Economy
Mollify
Monarchy
Monopoly
Mosaic
Mosque
Motif
Multiculturalism
Nationalism
Natural Gas
Natural Resources
Negotiation
Non-Renewable Resource
Nuclear
Oligarchy
Oligopoly
OPEC
Opportunity Cost
Overconsumption
Pace
Patriotism
Per Capita
Per person.
Perfect Competition
Persecution
Perspective
Petroleum
Physical Geography
Physiographic Map
Plagiarism
Planimetric Map
Plutocracy
Politics
Population Growth
Poverty
Premonition
Pristine
Producers
Production Possibility Frontier
Racism
Ratify
Raw Materials
Recycling
Refoulement
Refugee
Relative Location
Relocation
Renewable Resource
Repatriate
Replacement Rate
Republic
Resettlement
Resource
Resource-dependent Nation
Resource
Resurgence
Rubric
Rural
Sacred
Sanctuary
Scapegoat
Scarcity
Secular
Self-determination
Simile
Socialism
Solar
Stable Population
Stateless
Stationary Population
Stereotyping
Subsistence Economy
Supply
Surplus
Sustainable
Tenure
Terrorism
Theocracy
Tidal/Wave
Tolerance
Topical/Thematic Map
Topographic Map
Topography
Torture
Trade
Urban
Vegetarian
Vindictive
Voluntary Repatriation
Wastewater
Water Security
Water Stress
Weather
Wind
Woeful
Zero Population Growth

District-Adopted Materials

vs.pps.net

Supplemental Resources

As needed

Differentiation/Accessibility Strategies and Support (TAG, ELL,SpEd, other):

Accommodations based on IEP and 504 will be adhered to with guidance from case manager. Case manager approval is required for a student to take a VS course.

 

Instruction and assessments are created and delivered with a mind to multiple learning styles; it is with active cognition that teachers build material for students who learn in many different ways.

Career-Related Learning Experiences

N/A

Essential Skills and Required Work Samples:

Being a standards-based course, work will need to be scored at “Successful” or higher in order to earn credit.

Assessment/Evaluation/Grading Policy

Students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, students must follow their course calendar and make progress in the course every week. Students are required to complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students are expected to:

  • Make regular progress (follow course calendar)
  • Maintain regular contact with teachers

When teachers, students, and families work together, students are successful.

 

This course is a standards-based course.

Course lessons and assessments are targeted to a specific set of CCSS/Oregon state standards. Students will be expected to score at the “Successful” level or higher in order to be marked proficient in each assessment. Students are expected to complete all assessments in the course.

 

If a student scores “Work In Progress” on an assessment, they will be able to revise and resubmit it for re-scoring.

Final grades in Virtual Scholars are determined using the VS Proficiency Matrix.

Behavioral Expectations:

PLAGIARISM is strictly monitored.

 

From the PPS Student Acceptable Use Guide:

Students will not plagiarize works that they find on the Internet. Plagiarism is taking the ideas or writings of others and presenting them as if they were original to the student.

Students will respect the rights of copyright owners. Copyright infringement occurs when an individual inappropriately reproduces a work that is protected by a copyright. If a work contains language that specifies appropriate use of that work, the student should follow the expressed requirements. If the student is unsure whether or not they can use a work, they should request permission from the copyright owner.

 

Students will adhere to the regulations outlined in the PPS Student Acceptable Usage guide

Safety Issues and Requirements

N/A