Welcome! This blog is for the purpose of supporting students in the Fortuna High School Global Studies program. If you have any questions, please contact Tara Nuth Kajtaniak at tkajtaniak@fuhsdistrict.org.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Assignment for 11/28

Please read through Chapter 7 in Things Fall Apart.  Questions for Chapters 4-7 will be collected Tuesday.  For Chapters 5 and 6, please summarize the New Yam Festival (in 5 sentences) and the wrestling match (in 5 sentences).  When you get to Study Guide Questions for Chapter 7, skip #3 ("Essay").

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Assignment for 11/15/11

Read Things Fall Apart through Chapter 3.  Complete Study Guide Questions as well as Vocabulary Cycle One questions from Study Guide for tomorrow.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Assignment for 11/14/11

Please read through Chapter 2 of Things Fall Apart and complete the Study Guide Questions for Chapters 1 and 2 on binder paper.

Gulen Essay Part 2 (Paragraph with MLA citations) due Tuesday.

Please complete "Vocabulary: Cycle One" in Things Fall Apart Study Guide for Wednesday.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Journals #10: Linguistic Map of Africa

Part One:  Study the linguistic map of Africa below.  What do you notice about both the language groups as well as the political borders on that map?  In one paragraph, what conclusions can you draw about what that means for the people, societies, and/or cultures of Africa?

Part Two:  Study the cartoon below and respond to the following two questions in one paragraph.

1.  Explain the cartoon that follows.  What is happening in the cartoon?

Total for this Journal Entry:  1 paragraph = 5 points each

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Aristide Article: "Globalization: A View From Below"

Link to Aristide article.

Response Questions
for “Globalization:  A View from Below” by Jean-Bertrand Aristide
1.  What do you think is the problem with profit being the only measure of human progress?
2.  Aristide argues that the poorest people of the world are only being used for ________?
3.  Describe the marketplace of Aristide’s childhood in comparison to what he calls the “faceless” global marketplace?
4.  What is Aristide’s fear regarding the increase of global trade?  
5.  Explain what happened to Haiti’s rice production as a result of the flood of rice from the US?  How did it affect everyday people in Haiti?
6.  Explain in detail what happened to the Haitian Creole pig.
7.  How do you think the situation with the Haitian Creole pig affected the people of Haiti’s view of globalization?
8.  What are the two options for the people of Haiti?  Why do you think so many Haitians have immigrated to the United States (with their largest concentrations in Miami and New York City)?
9.  What is Aristide’s thesis in this article?  (What is the main point he is trying to prove to his audience?)