Friday, December 08, 2006

WH, Ch. 25 Sec. 3 European Challenges to the Muslim World

Chapter 25 Section 3 European Challenges to the Muslim World


Taking Notes
Caption, p. 628
Skills Assessment, p. 629
Connections to Today, p. 630

1. Lesson Plan Focus
During the 1800s, the Ottoman empire was threatened by economic decline, political corruption, nationalism, and the ambitions of European powers. In Egypt, Muhammad Ali hoped to modernize his country through political and economic reforms. Russia and Britian battled for influence in Iran, especially after the discovery of oil there.

2. In-Class Instruct
As a government official of Egypt, Iran, or the Ottoman Empire of the 1800s, you are aware of the declining power of the state. You are on special assignment. Outline the problems that are causing the state to decline and describe some actions that we can take to slow or reverse this trend.

1, 3-6 Extra Credit 7 & 8.

Mock Trial

Hello from the University of Pittsburgh's Mock Trial Organization! For the 3rd year in a row, we are hosting an invitational tournament for schools from around the country. You all should have gotten a regular mailing with information a few weeks ago, but if not, here is the basic information. This year we are hoping to expand the tournament even further to make it a more statewide competition. It will be held on January 6th and 7th, mostly in the Cathedral of Learning. Teams will compete using your official case for this year, competing twice as the plaintiff and twice as the defense. We will use the high school rules and case, but will follow the college tournament procedures, meaning teams will each compete 4 times against other schools. We will again be holding some "How To" sessions with some of Pitt's most experienced members, as we started last year. The tournament will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, and closing ceremonies will end at 3:30 on Sunday. If you would like a more detailed schedule, official registration form, or any other information, please contact us ASAP at The cost is $85 per team, and each school will be limited to bringing 3 teams. Spaces are limited and filling up, so let us know if you are interested. Thanks, and we hope to see you all in January!

-Keaton Carr
Tournament Chair
Pitt Mock Trial