Wednesday, March 01, 2006

WH, Ch. 22 Sec. 2 The World of Cities

Chapter 22 Section 2 The World of Cities

World History, HW Review
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Ch. 22, Section 2 The World of Cities

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1. Lesson Plan Focus

Advances in medicine raised life expectancy in the 1800s. The population of cities oared as people flocked to urban centers for jobs. New wealth enabled cities to provide improved living conditions and cultural opportunities. For the poor, however, life in urban slums remained harsh. Conditions for workers gradually improved as the efforts of labor unions and government leaders brought reforms.

2. In-class Assignment

Students are divided into groups. Outlining the information in Section 2, students are to imagine that they are tour guides in a city of the time. Their assignment is to plan a tour of a typical city of the late 1800s. Make the tour as realistic and interesting as possible. Note the place to visit and an accompanying script (text) telling them what to say about each place visited. The tour should visit both rich and poor areas.

3. Close
Write two paragraphs describing life in a European city of the late 1800s. One paragraph should be from the perspective of a middle-class/upper-class person, and the second paragraph from the perspective of a working-class person.

Section 2 Review
Extra Credit

Mock Trial 2006 Schedule

Mock Trial 2006 Schedule

As most of you know, the mock trial competitions have already taken place. We will, however, be competing with each other in front of the school sometime in May. The prospective date is May 23rd, which gives us about 13 weeks. Since we were not given adequate time to prepare for the competition in February, we want to make sure we are ready for May. A lot of hard work is necessary if we want this to be a success.
In order for us to prepare for our competition, we need to begin having regular meetings with all members in attendance, so that each side can prepare their case. If you can’t make a meeting, please make sure you tell someone. During the meetings we will most likely pair up with the person(s) that we will be questioning, or are being questioned by. Opening and closing statements should work together. We will then meet with our sides, defense and prosecution, respectively, and share our ideas, questions, theories, etc., then practice. Meetings will be held every Tuesday from now on, until we perform for the school. If you feel that extra practice is needed, feel free to meet with your partner(s) or ask to call another meeting.

Meeting Dates:

· Tuesday, March 7th
· Tuesday, March 14th
· Tuesday, March 21st
· Tuesday, March 28th
· Tuesday, April 4th
· Tuesday, April 11th
· Tuesday, April 18th
· Tuesday, April 25th
· Tuesday, May 2nd
· Tuesday, May 9th
· Tuesday, May 16th