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Ms. Mantila at Standing Rock, ND
Ms. Mantila at Standing Rock September 2016

Hi Everybody,

We are currently finishing up the Africa Unit. We will review for the Unit Test this Thursday, March 23rd and take the test on Friday, March 24th.  I have been uploading pdf files of assignments on to the portal.  You can simply click on the assignment and a pdf file can be downloaded. This is quite a long process (uploading pdfs) but seems to be worth it! 

We are beginning the Africa Unit this week in World Studies.  The objectives for this unit are: 

  • I  can identify key political and physical features of Africa.


  • I can describe how geography affects how people live in Western, Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa.


  • I can compare and contrast how people in these regions live.


  • I can describe Africa before European colonization


  • I can explain how and why European powers took control of most of Africa’s land


  • I can describe the effect of colonization on the people of Africa and I can describe the process by which African nations won their independence.


  • I can explain how the legacies of European colonialism still affect the politics and the economies of African countries today.


  • I can identify factors such as health, education, economic development, globalization which affect standard of living in Africa


  • I can explain how Africans (and others around the world) are trying to improve conditions in Africa.


  • I can describe the effects and explain the causes of the Somali diaspora.


  • I can describe the effects and explain the causes of the Sudanese diaspora.


  • I can compare and contrast the causes and experiences of the Somali and Sudanese diasporas.


Useful Links for the Africa Before Colonization Project . We started this project on Thursday February 9th.




http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3n7mp3 Kingdom of Benin



Here are some links to start looking for topics for your Americas Unit Summative Assessment "Five Paragraph Persuasive Essay" on a current issue regarding a Latin American country (includes South America). This is past due! Please turn in ASAP if you have not already.  It is the first major assignment of Quarter 3 and counts as an assessment 40% of grade. 



An aticle about the Zika Virus http://go.galegroup.com.proxy.elm4you.org/ps/retrieve.do?tabID=T001&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&searchResultsType=MultiTab&searchType=BasicSearchForm¤tPosition=1&docId=GALE%7CIYLFQG978559980&docType=Article&sort=RELEVANCE-SORT&contentSegment=&prodId=ITKE&contentSet=GALE%7CIYLFQG978559980&searchId=R4&userGroupName=mnsminitex&inPS=true

























































































5.1   I can analyze the effects of racism and legalized segregation on American society.   (