Phoenix Academy 2018-2019 Assignments and Classwork
Welcome! This is where you will find most of your assignments for Global Studies throughout the year..
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Assignment #35 Hope and Houses
Start by watching the following video-After the Ashes- when the fires came
Next, download the following PDF and answer all of the questions at the end.
Hope and Houses
Assignment #34- Yesler Terrace
Questions for Yesler Terrace
After watching the video:
Answer the following questions.
1. Make a list of the physical characteristics of Yesler Terrace, as depicted in the film. What materials are the housing units built from? What are signs of its age and disrepair? Describe the outside spaces in the neighborhood.
2. Describe what the future Yesler Terrace would look like, with evidence from the film, as described by residents.
3. Based on observations from the film, what do residents find positive about living at Yesler Terrace? What are some of the challenges or difficulties they experience?
4. Residents interviewed in the film come from a variety of backgrounds. Describe some of the residents' ethnicities and nationalities. Do you think the diversity of residents in Yesler Terrance contribute to a more dynamic neighborhood? If so, how?
5. Selaay says, "Growing up in Yesler, you really see what a community is." What do you think he means by this? List examples of what a community is, from his perspective in the film. How would you define community in your own life? Are there similarities between your own definition and what you feel Selaay means?
6. One Yesler resident explains that the simple fact of high-rise living, which is part of the future of Yesler Terrace, will destroy the current sense of community. Using the film as evidence, why do you think this might be?
Assignment #33-The High Cost of Cheap Fashion
The High Cost of Cheap Fashion
First read the article, “The High Cost of Cheap Fashion” and then answer the following questions:
The High Cost of Cheap Fashion
1. What is life like for the people who make clothes in Bangladesh?
2. Why are there so many Bangladeshi factories making American clothes? 3. How do clothes companies benefit from low wages?
4. How do consumers (YOU) benefit from low wages?
5. What are some ways globalization actually helps Bangladesh?
Next, read this article to find out why we don’t make them here anymore:
1. From 1960 to the present, what’s the general trend for percent of money spent on clothes?
2. From 1960 to the present, what’s the general trend for percent of clothes made in the U.S.?
3. What are three reasons why clothes (and most other things) are less likely to be made in the U.S.?
E. On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph answering this prompt: are you willing to pay extra to make sure the workers who made your clothes were paid a decent wage? Why or why not? Cite at least 3 of the posts (A), (B), (C), and/or (D).
Assignment #32-Feeding 9 Billion People-a Five Step Plan
Questions for Feeding 9 Billion People- a Five Step Plan
Feeding 9 Billion People- a Five Step Plan
1. Name and explain 3 ways why is farming the biggest contributor to global warming.
2. Besides simply increasing the number of people on the planet, how are certain parts of the world straining food supplies?
3. Summarize Each of the five steps and write a few sentences explaining why you think it might work or questions you have about that step.
Assignment #31-Food Desert
Read the short PDF and answer the following questions:
Food Desert Statistics
- Why might healthy, affordable food be difficult to obtain in certain areas?
- In which types of areas/communities do you think food deserts are most prevalent: urban, rural or suburban?
- How do you think living in a food desert could affect a person/family’s food choices?
- Other than grocery stores/supermarkets, where else could you purchase food?
- How might food options in convenience stores or fast food establishments be less healthy and/or more expensive?
- How could living in a food desert relate to food insecurity (hunger)? Conversely, how could it relate to obesity?
Assignment #30-The Real Cost of Cheap Groceries
Download and read the following PDF and answer the questions below.
The Real Cost of Cheap Groceries
1. What percent of disposable income does the average American spend on food? How has this changed from 90 years ago?
2. Where do most farm workers come from? How much can they make in a good week?
3. Do the farm workers seem to enjoy the work? Do they want their kids to do it as well? Explain.
4. Is there a high demand for farm workers? How does our current political discussion about immigration policy and a border wall affect the supply of workers?
5. How do the stores like Wal-Mart drive down the price they’ll pay for various crops? What happens to the cost of fruits and vegetables if they have a hard time getting workers?
Start by going to this website:
Your task is to answer the question, Is Illegal Immigration an economic burden to America?
Use this handout to outline your essay, starting with your claim. Your claim is how you answer the question. If you think they are a burden, find 2-3 reasons you think this is true. If you think they are not a burden, then come up for 2-3 reasons that is true...
Background Research for Persuasive Writing
Economic effects of Immigration
Discussion about economic effect of undocumented workers/families in the US
What have you heard?
What happens when more people move here?
What happens, for example, if 5,000 more people moved to Windsor? (3,000 adults, 2,000 children k-12)
Then look at video:
Then read the handout and choose 2-3 bits of data from PDF for each of the 4 myths. Cite your sources for each quote or data point and save on a Google doc
4 Myths about how immigrants effect the US Economy
Assignment #29- DACA reading and Questions-Due today!
DACA Reading and Questions
Download the following PDF and answer the questions below.
What Is DACA? Who Are the Dreamers? Here Are Some Answers,”
1. When was DACA introduced, and what benefits does it provide its participants?
2. Who are the Dreamers? What requirements must they meet to be eligible for DACA?
3. Why did President Trump announce in September he was ending DACA?
4. What concessions do the White House and many Republican lawmakers want in exchange for providing a path to citizenship for DACA beneficiaries?
5. Why are many progressives, immigrant advocates and DACA recipients hoping for a “clean” Dream Act, and what would that law offer the Dreamers?
6. What will happen if Congress cannot come up with a solution and the injunction against the DACA phaseout is lifted by the courts?
Assignment #27-Deconstructing the Wall- parts 3 and 4
Use the same PDF from assignment #26 and answer all of the questions at the end of the section called Station 3, Station 4 and Station 5. (Pages 6-17in the PDF) Both #26 and #27 should be shared with me by the end of class. Open the PDF in Chrome or Preview so all of the links in the article are live.
Assignment #26-Deconstructing the Wall=Parts 1 and 2
Open the following PDF and answer all of the questoins for Station 1 and 2-pages 3-5.
Deconstructing the Wall: Teaching
About the Symbolism, Politics and
Reality of the U.S.-Mexico Border
Assignment #25- What does it mean to be a "real" American?
Read the following PDF and answer the questions below.
What does it mean to be a "real" American?
Questions for , What does it mean to be a Real American?
- What was the number one trait people said makes them American? Do you see this trait in most Americans? Explain.
- What did about 25% of respondents say was very importasnt to being an American? Are there some people that could never be “American”?
- Even though Native Americans were here first, when did they finally get the right to vote? Why do you think it took so long?
- Is it true to say that almost all new groups that immigrated to the United States faced various forms of discrimination? What does that say about us as a country?
- What kinds of discrimination do Muslims face on a daily basis? Do you think it is because of their country of origin, their religion, or both? Why?
- Why do you think some people will never accept some as true Americans? What do you think is a “real American?”
Assignment #24- Letter to the President
Trump Speech located here:
Here is the fact check of what he said”
Here is the transcript of what he said:
Your assignment is to write a letter to the President stating whether you support his idea to build a wall and explain why or why not. You need to be respectful and have clear reason and evidence for your opinion. Answer the following questions to help you get started.
Why does he say there is a crisis?
What does he say about drugs?
What does he say about crime?
How many people did they arrest last year trying to cross the border?
How does the President say a wall will help?
Do you agree or disagree with the idea of building a 1,000 mile wall at the border?
Do you agree or disagree that the government should be shut down until the wall is started?
Spring Semester, 2019
Assignment #23- Immigration Vocabluary
Immigration Terms to define
- Birthright Citizenship
- Lawful Permanent Resident
- Naturalized Citizen
- Population Density
- Port of Entry
- Safe Haven
- Temporary Worker
Extra credit Assignment!
Extra Credit review Questions
Please answer the questions below with has much detail as you can. Refer to the various readings on my web page for data to support your answers. This will either replace a missing assignment or add extra points to your grade.
1. In your opinion, is teen vaping a “health crisis” or is it just a fad that will eventually fade away? Support your answer with some evidence from the articles we read earlier.
2. How could the United Nations better ensure that everyone is at least somewhat protected by the Declaration of Human Rights? Is this possible or does each country have to make sure its citizens have these rights?
3. According to the latest climate report, the world is running out of time to improve the environment before the damage is permanent. If you could require countries to do 3 things to fight the effects of climate change, what would you do and why?
Assignment #22- Product Impact Infographic
Create an Info-graphic about your product
Each student will create their own info-graphic based on your product you are researching. Your info-graphic will have 4 parts::
1. Where is it from?
Research and explain what your product is made of-
Where do the raw materials come from?
How do they get these materials?
2. Who made it?
What conditions do the workers face each day?
Do they have health care or other benefits?
3. How it gets to the store
How far does it have to travel?
What is the impact on the environment?
4. How long is it generally used?
Do we buy it and throw it away quickly and get another one?
Does it end up in landfill or is it recycled?
Long term impact to the environment
You also need to show 3 ways the product could be more environmentally friendly.
Divide your page into 4 sections. You can use a
Feature 5-7 icons (small symbols or graphical representations) on your page.
We are going to try a website https://www.canva.comto create your info-graphic. You can create an account with your Google Docs sign in and they have templates designed for education. You can change images, graphics, text, colors and more for each of the designs.
Assignment #21- A Better Way?
Read the handout, "A Better Way?" and working with a partner, answer the questions for Distribution Recommendations.
Assignment #20 Food Waste
Read the Wasted Food Reading and answer the questions below.
1. Why does so much of our food not even reach the table? Why is it not sold?
2. How does wasted food use vital resources? How does it effect our water supply?
3. What does food in landfills do to the environment? What gas does it release and why is this bad?
4. What effect does wasted food have on the economy? How does ir hurt farmers?
5. How could we reduce how much food we waste? (list 3-4 things that the US could do)
The Story of Stuff
This 21 minute video takes us through the production process for the goods we buy and the possible consequences of those purchases. If you are not in class when we watch the video, start by going to this site:
Preview the questions before you watch the video and then answer each question below.
1. According to Annie, we are using too much stuff (trees, water, soil animals etc.). What percentage of the worlds natural resources have been consumed in the past three decades?
2. One example of the overuse of stuff in the U.S. is the exploitation of the forests. According to Annie, what percentage of forests that were here when Europeans arrived remain untouched?
3. According to Annie, our economy is based on keeping costs of stuff low so it continues to sell. But the way we keep costs down is to "externalize the true costs". Which groups of people pay these costs according to Annie?
4. When the U.S. was in shock after the attacks on 911, the President of the United States called for all Americans to take an action. What was that action? What did this have to do with terrorism or being safe?
5. What percentage of the materials that flow through the system described by Annie is still in use 6 months after their date of sale in North America? What are the effects on the environment?
6. Does this video give you any ideas of what you could do to help the environment? Will you actually commit to making changes? Explain.
Assignment #19- Federal Climate Change Report
Read the following PDF and answer the questions below.
Highlights Federal Climate Change Report
1. How will Americans be directly impacted over the next century?
2. What effect will climate change have on the economy? How?
3. How will it affect agriculture?
4. How will it affect our ecosystems?
5. How will it affect out water and coastlines?
6. How will it affect our health?
7. Can we do anything to combat these threats? What do we need to do?
Assignment #18- Working for a Living?/You're the Boss
Read the following PDF and think about your group work for "You're the Boss" and answer the following questions.
1. Why might some countries not want to enforce minimum wage and worker safety laws?
2. One business professor says that trade is “an instrument of peace and understanding” because it requires countries to cooperate with each other. Based on what you know, do you agree with this statement? Does it change your opinions about globalization?
3. If workers are to be paid higher wages, who should bear that cost? Should CEO’s be paid less? Should the costs be absorbed by the consumer?
4. Kofi Annan, the former Secretary General of the United Nations,
stated, “We must ensure... that allthe world’s people share the benefits of globalization.” Do you think all countries benefit equally from globalized production (that is, making and shipping products all over the world)? If not, what would allow for more people to benefit?
5. Human rights journalist Nicholas Kristof has said that sweatshop labor would be a dream for the poorest people in
the world, such as those who survive by scavenging through garbage. Do you think that working in a sweatshop (a factory with substandard working conditions) would be a significant improvement in the lives of people who dig through garbage to survive?
Classwork Nov 15
Read the following before we do an impact diagram.
Hamburger, Fries and a Cola
After doing the Impact diagram with your group, as a group, answer the following questions.
1. How is the ecological footprint of a person’s lifestyle connected to social and economic impacts?
2. Would the production, use, and disposal of these everyday items be sustainable if only a small number of people purchased the items?
3. How would the impacts associated with an item change if everyone in the world purchased or used it?
4. Does lessening our impacts necessarily mean reducing our quality of life? Why, or why not?
5. How might businesses be encouraged to produce these items in ways that have more positive impacts on the environment and on people?
6. Often negative impacts associated
with an item are not paid directly by the people who purchase and use the items. Who might end up paying for those impacts? Why do you think these impacts are not included in an item’s purchase price?
Assignment #17 Buried Treasure
After reading the following PDF, answer these questions and staple them to the reading and other questions.
Answer these questions after reading:
- Why were the items discarded?
- Did these people have ample resources to sur- vive, or did they struggle?
- What appeared to be important to them?
- How might they have spent their time?
- Did they have a relatively high or low standard of living compared to people in other places around the world?
Assignment #16 Climate Change Vocabulary
Define each of the following terms in your own words.
Climate Change Vocabulary
4. Fossil Fuel
5. Natural Gas
6. Greenhouse Gas
7. Carbon Dioxide
10. Greenhouse Effect
11. Global Warming
12. Carbon footprint
13. Renewable Resource
14. Extreme Weather Event
15. Ultraviolet Radiation
Assignment #15 Deciding to Act
Read the following PDF and answer the questions at the end.
Deciding to Act
Assignment #14- The Science of Race
Read the following PDF and answer the questions at the end.
The Science of Race
Assignment #12-Human Rights Slides
Working with a partner, choose two rights from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and create a Google slide show that answers the following:
- Why do you feel this is an important right?
- Does everyone in California have this right? The United States? The World?
- Provide a picture that demonstrates the right-either some having it or someone trying to get it.
- What are the obstacles to giving everyone this right? Can we fix this? How?
Journal #5 Write about a time you went out of your way to help someone.
Assignment #13 October 15
Start by watching this video:
30 minute video on Human Rights
and then answer the following questions:
1. I probably should have shown this video to you before giving you the actual document, right? Was this helpful? How?
2. Did these enactments of the rights seem believable?
3. Have you observed anyone being deprived of any of these rights? Where and why?
4. Which specific rights did you have a hard time with in the text, but now think you understand better because of the video?
5. Do we guarantee all of these rights in California? The United States? Explain.
Assignment #11- Due today! Upload to your "research" page of your web page.
Read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and answer the following questions:
1. After reviewing the thirty articles that make up the UDHR, consider which you think are easier to secure? Which are the most challenging to secure?
For example Article 25 states:
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.
2. What rights does the article hope to secure? How would you measure progress on those rights? Should all countries be held to the same standards?
Some critics argue that if the UDHR had fewer articles, they would be easier to enforce.
3. Review the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and choose two or three that seem the most important. If these articles had to be turned into laws, which would be the easiest to enforce? How could they be enforced?
4. Who would have to be involved? What systems would be needed to determine if they were being violated? What would you do with people who violated these laws?
A World Police Force
Benjamin Ferencz, former prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials, has worked to create structures to preserve world peace. As a consultant to the United Nations, he has also thought about the issue of enforcement with regard to the UN and the UDHR. Ferencz writes:
In every society there will always be law-breakers who will take the law into their own hands-regardless of economic sanctions or other attempts to restrain them by non-violent means. Those willing to use force will almost always prevail over those who are unwilling or unable to do so. International force may thus be needed as the ultimate guardian of peace...An international police force, under effective UN control-as envisaged in the [UN] Charter-is the best safeguard for world tranquility. But the UN must be given the means to do the job.
5. What do you think about his suggestion that we should have a United Nations police force? What are his arguments for this? What might be the arguments against his idea?
6. Why might his suggestion be controversial? How do you resolve the dilemmas between the right to national sovereignty and the enforcement of human rights?
Journal Topic #4- Answer all 5 questions:
1.What is a right?
2.What rights do you have in your home?
3.What rights do you have at your school?
4.What rights do you have in your community?
5.What rights do you think you should have in your home, school, or community but don’t feel that you do?
Assignment #10- 3 Guiding Questions about vaping
Each answer should be at least 1 paragraph. When finished, upload to your "writing" page on your web site.
These are 3 final questions for you to answer about vaping.
- Throughout all of your research on vaping and addiction, what new piece of information did you learn that you thought was most important? Why?
- If someone you care about is vaping, what would you tell them? Do you think it is OK that they do it or would you try and stop them?
- Even though cigarette smoking at high school is at the lowest it has been in 24 years, does vaping have a chance to get a whole new generation addicted to nicotine? Explain.
Research to help with your final products:
Here are some links to various articles and statistics on vaping.
FDA makes surprise visit to Juul
Current FDA Regulations on Vaping and Smokeless Tobacco
E-Cig Advertising to Teens image
Current cigarette smoking by HS Students
Teen vaping leads to teen smoking, new study suggests
Assignment #9- Final Project for Vaping Research: Create an Infographic. Due Friday, Oct 5. Upload to your "ProjectP page on your web page.
Create an Infographic on your group’s vaping question
Each student will create their own infographic based on your driving question.
Infographics are graphic visual representations. They use small icons to represent information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. They can improve understanding by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system’s ability to see patterns and trends.
The three parts of all infographics are the visual, the content, and the knowledge.
- The visual consists of colors and graphics. There are two different types of graphics – theme and reference. You are going to do a Reference graphic and answer the question your group chose.
- Reference graphics are generally icons that can be used to point to certain data/information
- Content is made up of statistics and facts. This can be obtained from any number of sources, including census data and news reports.
- Knowledge is the most important aspects of infographics. They contain some sort of insight into the data that they are presenting.
We are going to try a website https://www.canva.com to create your infographic. You can create an account with your Google Docs. Once you sign in, search templates for education infographics You can change images, graphics, text, colors and more for each of the designs. Do an image search in Google search for "vaping icons"- you will find many of them to choose from. Download them to your desktop and the, upload them to Canva.
Your infographic needs to have:
- Your driving question in large font across the top of the page.
- Use 2-3 bits of data on your inforgraphic- these can be graphs, charts, studies, interviews, etc..
- Have at least 1 quote that helps answer the question
- Feature 5-7 icons (small symbols or graphical representations) on your page.
Assignments due this grading period:
Journal Topic #3- Do Americans have more addiction issues that people from other countries?
Assignment #8- Drug Use in America VS Europe- Due today! Upload to the "Readings/Vocabulary" page on your web page.
Drug Use in America VS Europe
Start by going to this web page:
Map 1-Cannabis use
1. How did the US compare in cannabis use? Why do you think this is?
The data is from 2013- has it changed since then?
Map 2- Cocaine Use
2. What two countries were the worst? What is the difference in how cocaine abuse is treated in Europe to the US?
Map 3 Opioid Use
3. Is there any country close to the US? Is there a connection between this and Direct to Consumer advertising?
Map 4- Yearly Drug Overdose deaths
4. Why is the US so far ahead- more users, bad treatment or a combination of the two? What actions could our government take to make this better?
Map 4- Arrests for Illegal Drugs
5. What country arrests the most people for illegal drugs? Why is that ironic?
Map 5- number of people in treatment for substance abuse
6. Is this good news for the US? Does it solve our addiction problems? Why or why not?
7. Overall, what conclusions do you make about substance abuse in the US compared to Europe? Do we have different policies about drugs? Do we blame the individual for being weak rather than recognizing it as a disease?
8. Is this a serious problem or just a part of being American? What do you think should be done?
Assignment #7- Tobacco Advertising- Due Friday, Sept 21-upload to the "Research" page on your web page
Tobacco and cigarettes have been advertised for a long time. The ads have been effective in using a surprising mix of pseudo-science, emotional appeals, association and deception to sell their product.
First, in your group, review and discuss the strategies in the “Tricks of the Trade” handout. Which technique was most surprising? Did you realize that companies thought like that? Does it work?
Next, as a class we will review some older ads and try and identify which technique they are using.
Finally, do a Google search for images using the phrase, “examples of cigarette ads” . Choose 2 ads from different eras and answer all the “Questions for Tobacco Ads” PDF on my web page for both of your ads.
Assignment #2 Assignment #3, Assignment #6
Journal #1, Journal #2
Tobacco Timeline, “About You” page created
Assignment #5-Should companies be allowed to advertise prescription drugs directly to consumers?
History of Tobacco PDF
Assignment #-6FDA Crackdown on Vaping- due today!-upload to the "Readings/Vocabulary" page on your web page
Questions for FDA Intensifies Crackdown On E-Cigarette Sales To TeenagersStart by reading this article:
FDA Crackdown on E-Cigs
- What is the FDA and what did they do? Did they change any laws?
- What did they tell the makers of Juul they had to do in 60 days? What if they don’t?
- If you owned Juul, what would you do? Does the CEO sound believable with his statement? Why or why not?
- What did the January report by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine say about the health risks of e-cigs compared to regular cigarettes? What did David Eaton say about this?
- Based on what you know right now, should anyone under 18 be allowed to buy a Juul or other e-cig? Explain your answer.
Assignment #5- In class writing- due today!
upload to the "Writings" page on your web page
I know this might look like a lot, but you can do it! Don't worry about your web pages until I am back on Thursday- work on the journal topic and the essay today!
- Journal Topic #2-Should high schools provide a place on campus for students to vape? (Let them write for about 10 minutes and then try and discuss. They have been a little reluctant to speak in class, so be patient!
2. Next, your assignment is to write a 3 paragraph essay on “Should Prescription Drugs be advertised directly to consumers?”
Here is an example of direct to consumer advertising to show the class:
Start by going to this website:
This is about those commercials we see on TV advertising a prescription drug and listing all the positive and negative effects. Read the arguments in favor of this and the arguments against, and decide whether you are in favor of the government allowing this kind of advertising or not.
Use this graphic organizer to help outline your thoughts:
Start with your claim- why do you think that this is either good or bad for the average person? What effects might this have on society? What are the best arguments you read- what does the data say?
Once you come up with your claim, then you need to support your main idea, with data, quotes and other evidence. For each bit of data you present, follow up with some analysis of what the data means and add an opinion of why this might be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on whether you are for or against it.
You need to use at least 2 direct quotes and cite your sources. If you quote, “Most DTC (Direct to Consumer) prescription drug ads spend more time on benefits than negative side effects. “(C. Lee Ventola, "Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising: Therapeutic or Toxic?,” ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, Oct. 2011).
Finish off with a conclusion that reflects your research and main points. Your conclusion should analyze 1-2 of your main arguments and add some opinion based on the evidence; it is your chance to make a closing argument.
Assignment #4- Research on the influence of shape and size of Various European countries
Research on the influence of shape and size of Various European countries
Working in small groups, your task is to analyze the shape and size of a selected country and Europe and determine how the geography might influence the human activities within that country.
Here is the list of countries:
- · Bulgaria
- · Estonia
- · Germany
- · Italy
- · Spain
Here is the link to mapmaker:
Each group needs to draw and label borders, physical features, and cities in their countries.
Ask groups to sketch the general shape of their assigned country on a blank sheet of paper and work together to do the following:
· identify the borders that are on a coast
· identify the borders that are on land
· note physical features, if any, that define the land borders
· identify any countries that share a border with the assigned country
· locate the capital and other major cities
Then as a group, answer the following questions on one Google doc and share it with all the members of the group.
- How would you describe the country’s shape?
- How much of the border is coastal? How much is land?
- How many countries border yours?
- Where is the capital city located relative to the shape?
- Where are other major cities located relative to the shape?
- What problems or advantages might these locations offer given the shape of the country?
- How might the shape influence such human activities as transportation, government, defense, regional identities within the country, and similar activities?
Assignment #3- Questions for "The History of Tobacco" PDF. Due Friday, Sept 7-upload to the "Readings/Vocabulary" page on your web page
Questions for The History of Tobacco PDF
1. How did the Europeans market tobacco during the 1500’s? How did it spread throughout the world and what effect did it have on the Colonies?
2. How did tobacco production change because of John Rolfe and how is tobacco connected to slavery?
3. After the American Revolution, what new invention made it easier to smoke?
4. What did studies and new research between 1828 and 1840 conclude about smoking?
5. During the 17th and 18th centuries, how much of USA internal income was generated by tobacco taxes?
6. What invention in 1884 allowed the production of millions of cigarettes? If a product makes a lot of money, does it make it more difficult for the government to ban it?
7. When did doctors first start to connect tobacco with lung cancer? Why do you think the government included cigarettes in rations for soldiers?
8. Despite medical warning, price-fixing, marketing to children and various other unscrupulous business practices, is tobacco still popular? Why?
Assignment #2 Add an "About Me" page to your Weebly page
You need to create an “about you” page for your Weebly page. You need to have your picture and some basic information:
Grade in school
And maybe some of the following or other information you want to share…
Favorite book or movie,
Favorite place to visit
Plans after high school
Journal#1 - Who should decide what substances we put into our bodies- the individual or the Government?
Assignment #1- Tobacco Timeline
Working with a partner, create a tobacco timeline- answer all the questions and choose 15 events for your timeline. Use this PDF on the History of Tobacco to find 15 important events that made tobacco's popularity grow, increased profits, etc..
Start by reading and highlighting the following PDF:
History of Tobacco
You can use Apple's Preview to open the PDF and then the highlight tool for important information. Once you have your events, create your timeline. Look at the following PDF:
Open a new drawing document in Google Docs and use the kine tool, text boxes and images to create a timeline. (I will demonstrate in class).