Modern Middle East and Iran

HIST: A-Day, Tue., 2/17
Agenda:

  1. Present “Roots of Chaos” posters, discuss
  2. Introduce article analyses for issues 3, 4 and 5.
  3. Formulate initial hypotheses about Iran
  4. Refine hypotheses about Iran
  5. Jo-Anne Hart video clip on 1953 coup (2:42)

Homework due next class (Wed., 2/18-Thu., 2/19): Finish reading “The Middle East in the World,” complete “Study Guide—Part I” questions (5 pts.)

Trade Barriers: Tariff and Subsidy

ECON: A/B-Day, Tue., 2/17-Wed., 2/18
Agenda:

  • Review/wrap-up community surplus
  • Effects of trade
  • Effects of a tariff
  • Effects of a subsidy
  • Work on homework

Homework due next class (Thu., 2/19): Read pages 252-259. Complete workpoints 24.2 and 24.3 on the tariff and the subsidy.

Community Surplus

ECON: C-Day, Fri., 2/13
Agenda:

  1. Comparative advantage quiz
  2. Debrief Quiz
  3. Lecture on consumer surplus
  4. Lecture on producer surplus

Homework due next class (Tue., 2/17-Wed., 2-18): None for Econ. Work on Preliminary research for Seminar.

Israel-Palestine History

HIST: B/C-Day, Thu., 2/12-Fri., 2/13
Agenda:

  1. Debrief reading questions
  2. Read “Roots of Chaos” editorial, address questions
  3. Discuss editorial

Homework due next class (Tue., 2/17): Eurasian conference issue analysis for landmines and carbon tax (20 pts.)
Homework due Wed., 2/18-Thu., 2/19: Finish reading “The Middle East in the World,” complete “Study Guide—Part I” questions (5 pts.)

Comparative Advantage

ECON: A/B-Day, Wed., 2/11-Thu., 2/12
Agenda:

  1. Macro practice quiz
  2. Debrief simulation
    -Comparative advantage
    -Advantages/disadvantages of trade

Homework due next class (Fri., 2/13): Study for quiz on comparative advantage (20 pts.)

Comparative Advantage Simulation

ECON: C-Day, Tue., 2/10
Agenda:

  1. Turn in commentaries
  2. Comparative advantage simulation
  3. Debrief simulation

Homework due next class (Wed., 2/11-Thu., 2/12): Read pages 245-251 in the textbook. Complete the simulation debrief worksheet given out in class. If you were absent, complete the examination questions on page 251 instead.

Eurasian Conference Issues

HIST: A-Day, 2/11

Listed below are the issues for the 2015 Eurasian Conference. Read the abstract for each issue; check out and read the links for the issues as well.1.Landmines
2. Carbon Tax
3. Separtist Movements
Oil in the Caspian
5. Nuclear Proliferation
6. Oceans
7. Israel-Palestine

Homework: Complete Middle East reading assignment given last week

Israel-Palestine Partition Plans

HIST: B/C-Day, Mon., 2/9-Tue., 2/10
Agenda:

  1. Introduction to partition activity
  2. Create partition plans with partners
  3. Present/discuss partition plans
  4. Examine/discuss actual maps

Homework due next class (Wed., 2/11): None.
Homework due Thu., 2/12-Fri., 2/13: Read pp. 2-8 in the reading packet, from “Part I: The Middle East in the World” up to (but not including) “The Middle East and the Cold War.” Complete questions 1-6 in the “Study Guide: Part I.” (5 pts.)

Pads and Jeds

HIST: A-Day, Fri., 2/6
Agenda:

  1. Collect Geopolitical Analysis
  2. Pads & Jeds: Group poster/slogan making
  3. Debates

Homework due next class (Mon, 2/9-Tue., 2/10): None.
Homework due Thu., 2/12-Fri., 2/13: Read pp. 2-8 in the reading packet, from “Part I: The Middle East in the World” up to (but not including) “The Middle East and the Cold War.” Complete questions 1-6 in the “Study Guide: Part I.” (5 pts.)

Austerity Clips and Commentary Feedback

ECON: A/B-Day, Fri., 2/6-Mon., 2/9
Agenda:

  1. Key points on unemployment
  2. Debt v. deficits: IB example question
  3. Video clips on austerity
  4. Feedback on commentary outline during clips

Homework due next class (Tue., 2/10): Current Events Commentary #3 (Macroeconomics), 100 pts.

Attach a completed commentary cover sheet to the front of your paper. (Make sure Macroeconomics box is checked.)

Submit paper to Turnitin.com