Global Context and Me

The Goal:

To create a self-portrait of you, showing how you have been impacted by your learning, withing the context of one of 3 Global Contexts.

You will answer the following:

How did your learning in I&S this year CHANGE?IMPACT?:

  1. What and how you THINK
  2. What you SAY
  3. What you FEEL
  4. What you SHOW in your actions
  5. What you want to CHANGE

What will this look like?

YOU – with a

  1. Thought bubble – What do you think about the Global Context and I&S
  2. Speech bubble – What do you want to say about the Global Context and I&S 
  3. A HEART – What did you like or love about learning in I&S that relates to the Global Context
  4. Something in your hand – One thing that you will take with you/remember from I&S and the Global Context
  5. Point to your foot – one change you will make in regards to the Global Context and I&S



  1. Take a picture of yourself.
  2. Put it in the middle of a page – not too big, not too small.
  3. Now THINK – what were the themes this year, what were the big ideas? The SoIs? The concepts? The Life Lessons? How has what YOU have learned CHANGED how and who you are?
  4. Title the page with one of the following Global Contexts:
    1. Identities and Relationships
    2. Fairness and Development
    3. Personal and Cultural Expression


Study Guide for China 1949-1975 Test

  • Consolidation of the communist state (1949–1961) under Mao Zedong; key policies; land reforms; rectification campaigns; Hundred Flowers campaign (1956)
  • Transition to socialism; successes and failures in economic developments (1949–1961); First Five-Year Plan; Great Leap Forward; Second Five-Year Plan
  • Social developments; women’s rights; health; education:

    Agrarian Reform Law (1950) and

    the “speak bitterness” sessions with the landlords; CCP organization and structure; Marriage

    Act (1950); Three- and Five-anti campaigns (1952–1953); first Five Year Plan (1952–1957);

    Constitution (1954); Hundred Flowers Campaign (1956) and the Anti-Rightist Campaign (1957);

    Great Leap Forward (1958); Three Bitter Years and the Famine (1959–1961); Peng Dehuai’s

    (P’eng Te-huai’s) criticism of Mao and the Lushan Conference (1959).

  • Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution: causes; Gang of Four; political, social and cultural impact

Inventor Knockout:

Inventor Knockout: 

Step 1:You will be randomly assigned a person from this list

Step 2:  Create a slide that shows why your person brought the most change to society is .

  • Rule 1:  1 slide
  • Rule 2:  No more than 3 words on each slide OR a quote about the person
  • Rule 3: Find images on Creative Commons
  • Rule 4:  You must have a basic citation of the image (who took the photo and name of the photo)
  • Rule 5: Put slide here (7M) or Here (7K)
  • Step 3:  Write your speech:
  • Should be persuasive
  • Must explain the persons contribution
  • Must explain why was this contribution so important


WWI Essay Questions

  • Evaluate the reasons why WWI lasted so long.
  • Evaluate the reasons why the central powers lost WWI.
  • Evaluate the reasons why the allies won WWI.
  • To what extent was WWI a total war?
  • To what extent did changes of military tactics and strategies determine the outcome of WWI?
  • To what extent was WWI the first modern war?
  • Evaluate the impact of technological advances during WWI on the nature of the fighting.


Empires Timeline Assessment



Link to Empires Timeline Assessment

Search Strategies

Notes on Important Characteristics of Empires


  • Don’t use Wikipedia

  • Search “____ Empire for students”, “…for kids”, “…timeline”, “…rise and fall”

  • Timelines can be a great way to find important dates / figures

  • Don’t forget to search for video documentaries, but don’t look at youtube comments (they are often from angry people who are still mad about the empire)

Where to research: Books in classroom, Library Books, Independent Online Research, YouTube Videos, BrainPop (username: yokohama, password hkc). Brainpop videos with connection to Empires include British Empire, Roman Empire, Spanish (conquistadors), Napoleon, info on World War 2. LibGuide on Empires, AND (really importantly) SchoolEB

Some links: