Country Study Debrief

ECON: Mon., 4/18 (B: SEHS)-Tue., 4/19 (C: SHS)

Agenda:

  1. Finish watching Black Gold
  2. Debrief/discuss development concepts in film
  3. Small groups: Compare country studies
  • What similarities are there between your countries’ challenges?
  • What differences are there?
  • In general, what should governments do to assist LDCs?
  • What should average citizens in Eugene, Oregon do?
  1. Whole class discussion

Homework due next class—Wed., (A: 11A & SEHS)-Thu., (B: 11B): Review development concepts.

Eurasian Conference Debrief/ Gandhi Document Analysis

HIST: Mon., 4/18 (B: SHS)-Tue., 4/19 (C: SEHS)
Agenda:

  1. Small group discussion about conference
  2. Whole class discussion
  3. Debrief reading on British reforms and the Congress Party
  4. Analyze documents on Gandhi and Satyagraha
  5. Discussion: To what extent do you agree with the principles of Satyagraha?

Homework due next class—Wed., 4/20 (A): Read handout “Part II: From Reform to Independence” from section on “The Muslim League” to the end and complete relevant sections of the worksheet given in class.

Black Gold

ECON: Fri., 4/15 (A: 11A & SEHS)-Mon., 4/18 (B: 11B)
Agenda:

  1. Watch film, Black Gold
  2. Complete question sheet to film

Homework due next class—Mon., 4/18 (B: SEHS)-Tue., 4/19 (C: SHS): Complete worksheet for film (10 pts.). Complete Aid and Indebtedness (20 pts.) and other country study assignments.

Eurasian Conference

HIST: Fri., 4/15 (A)
Agenda:

  1. Come to the Eurasian Conference and participate in the day’s activities

Homework due next class—Mon., 4/18 (B: SHS)-Tue., 4/19 (C: SEHS): Come prepared to discuss the essay questions about the conference.

Aid and Indebtedness

ECON: Wed., 4/13 (B: SEHS)-Thu., 4/14
Agenda:

  1. Identify your country’s level of debt with specific reference to terms used in Chapter 33. To what degree might debt in your country stifle economic development and growth?
  2. Explain what kinds of aid your country receives with specific reference to terms used in Chapter 33.
  3. Discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks to accepting such aid for your particular nation. What strings are likely attached to the help it is getting? (There’s no such thing as a free lunch!) In particular, look for examples of “structural adjustment” programs. What kinds of aid would you prefer, if available? This section should be at least one well-developed paragraph in length.

Resources:
Jubilee Debt Campaign interactive map of world debt (Jubilee is an anti-debt organization)
http://jubileedebt.org.uk/countries

Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook (Useful data about countries’ debt levels)
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Oxfam country links (Oxfam is a non-profit anti-poverty organization)
http://www.oxfamamerica.org/explore/countries/

World Bank country reports (The World Bank lends money for development projects)
http://www.worldbank.org/en/country

International Monetary Fund country links (The IMF lends money to avert financial crises)
http://www.imf.org/external/country/index.htm

Homework due next class—Fri., 4/15 (A: 11A & SEHS)-Mon., 4/18 (B: 11B): None.

Homework due Mon., 4/18 (B: SEHS)-Tue., 4/19 (C: SHS): Complete Aid and Indebtedness (20 pts.) and other country study assignments.

Eurasian Conference Preparation

HIST: Wed., 4/13 (B: SHS)-Thu., 4/14 (C: SEHS)

Agenda:

  1. Wheeler Pavilion map
  2. Review flow of day, paperwork
  3. Treaty writing practice
  4. Updates on key issues
  5. How to write amendments
  6. Q & A
  7. Videos of past conferences

Homework due next class—Fri., 4/15 (A): Come to the Eurasian Conference by 8:00 a.m. at the Wheeler Pavilion with a sack lunch.

Development Work Day

ECON: Tue., 4/12 (A: 11A & SEHS)-Wed., 4/13 (B: 11B)
Agenda:

  1. Overview of HDI, poverty cycles and overdependence on primary commodities
  2. Complete previously assigned work on barriers to growth & development
  3. Complete previously assigned work on growth and development strategies
  4. Start on previously assigned homework

Homework due next class—Wed., 4/13 (B: SEHS)-Thu., 4/14 (C: SHS): Read Chapter 33, “Aid and Indebtedness.” Take 1-2 pages of notes on the content of the chapter (10 pts.)

Gandhi and Satyagraha

HIST: Tue., 4/12 (A)
Agenda:

  1. Position paper analysis assignment
  2. Eurasian Conference dress code
  3. Debrief reading on British reforms and the Congress Party
  4. Analyze documents on Gandhi and Satyagraha
  5. Discussion: To what extent do you agree with the principles of Satyagraha?

Homework due next class—Wed., 4/13 (B: SHS)-Thu., 4/14 (C: SEHS): Deadline for all Eurasian Conference late work.

Growth & Development Strategies

Fri., 4/8 (B: SEHS)-Mon., 4/11 (C: SHS)
Guest Teacher for Friday: Brian Katsura
Agenda:

  1. Complete research and writing on barriers to growth & development
  2. Based on the research you have done so far and Chapter 32 of the textbook, identify at least one growth strategy and at least one development strategy. If you cannot find at least one of each, infer which strategies would be appropriate for your country.
  • Growth strategies include export-led growth and import substitution industrialization (ISI).
  • Development strategies include fair trade and micro-credit.
  • You do not need to refer to the Harrod-Domar growth model or the structural change/dual sector model.
  1. Draw and explain at least one diagram that illustrates the effect of one strategy. These might include AD/AS, PPC, poverty cycle, or trade barrier diagrams. Write at least one well-developed paragraph.
  2. Discuss in writing the appropriateness of the strategies you have selected. This means devising a thesis and making arguments that consider both pros and cons. This section should be at least one well-developed paragraph in length.
  3. This in-class assignment is worth 20 points.

Homework due next class—Tue., 4/12 (A: 11A & SEHS)-Wed., 4/13 (B: 11B): Read Chapter 32, Growth and Development Strategies. Take 1.5-2 pages of notes on the main concepts from the chapter. You do not need to know the details of the Harrod-Domar growth model or the structural change/dual sector model, just the main ideas. (10 pts.)

British Colonialism: “Shooting an Elephant”

HIST: Fri., 4/8 (B: SHS)-Mon., 4/11 (C: SEHS)
Guest teacher for Friday: Brian Katsura
Agenda:

  1. Partner/class discussion on reading questions: “Origins of British Colonialism in India”
  2. Read “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell
    -What does this piece of writing tell us about some realities of British colonialism in Asia?
    -What are the strongest statements in the writing related to the colonial experience?
  3. Discuss with partners
  4. Class discussion

Homework due next class—Tue., 4/12 (A): Read handout “Part II: From Reform to Independence” up to (but not including) section on “The Muslim League” and complete relevant sections of the worksheet given in class.