The reconfiguration of rural spaces is characterized by the paradox of closer links between rural and urban areas whilst some rural areas at the same time are excluded and remain peripheral. The state of Texas presents dramatic contrasts between urban and rural spaces. The state is experiencing impressive population growth and immigration along the Mexican border while rural communities struggle to maintain public services.
Introduction PowerPoint for Theme 3
This is a useful starting point for key ideas in this theme including the differing importance of rural areas in national economies, the concept of the urban-rural continuum and an understanding of rural fragmentation and rural gentrification:
An example Map of Rural Change and Challenges in Texas which you can use to create your own map (with around 12 symbols in the legend) – don’t try and copy it all that is not the objective of the exercise!
This theme compares the social and economic transformations of French and American societies in the late 19th – early 20th centuries. In France, the First Republic (1792-1804) and the Second Republic (1848-1852) were both replaced by imperialist and authoritarian regimes. However, following the collapse of the Second Empire (under Louis Napoleon), the Third Republic (1870-1914) survived for decades and constructed a nation around the republic ideal. The theme concludes with a study the development of French and American imperialism.
Analyze the main advances in production methods.
Evaluate the social and economic impact of industrialization.
Analyze the ideology of American expansionism
Analyze the causes and consequences of the Spanish-American War and Philippine Rebellion
What were the major consequences of industrialization?
How important was the impact of immigration?
How did women’s workforce and social roles evolve?
What were the economic, political, ideological, and military motivations behind American imperialism?
What were the consequences of Westward expansion to the Pacific?
Why and how did the US acquire an overseas empire at the end of the 19th century?
How did American imperial ambitions compare with European Imperialism in the broader global context?
Classwork and Homework for the week beginning MONDAY 8TH MARCH to be completed and submitted for week beginning MONDAY 22ND MARCH:
Watch the videos above and check out the PPT before reading SECTION THREE: BIG BUSINESS AND LABOR and complete SECTION THREE ASSESSMENT exercises 1,2,3 and 4 (you did not need to study Sections 1 or 2):
This chapter is about how, at the global scale, the principal places and actors involved in the production of wealth are undergoing change, becoming more numerous and interconnected in addition to being concentrated in metropolises and along the coasts.
Identify the different types of production areas
To be able to define the role of different actors in the supply chain
Understand how production areas constitute networks
Understand the New International Division of Labor
Understand how the digital economy influences production area
What are the different types of production areas?
How are production areas changing in the context of globalization?
What are the major actors of production at different scales?
To what extent do flows drive global production?
What is the impact of the digital economy on production area?
How do metropolises and coastal areas fit into production networks?
The megacity Mumbai is located in the state of Maharashtra in India on the west coast of India with an extended metropolitan population of aroud of 20.4 million inhabitants. It used to be known as Bombay until its name was officially changed in 1995.
It accounts for 1/3 of India’s tax revenue and is experiencing massive urbanisation due the growth of its economy in manufacturing. An increase in tertiary sector jobs such as IT and financial services means it has become a major centre for out-sourced work. It also has one of the largest film industries in the world located there, ‘Bollywood’. Despite this 42% of its population live in slums.
As we move towards the end of this theme and prepare for the first Theme of History in T°OIB it is vitally important your carefully read and think about the ideas raised on pages 456-469 (which constitute two sections) from The American Republic textbook, chapter 14 below.
Once you have read each of these chapters please complete the two Google docs quizzes to show your understanding.
1) watched the video WW1 in colour and written your comments on the blog (see blog entry below this one) 2) completed the WW1 Learning Pack holiday homework.
This week you will be learning about Why the USA entered WW1 in 1917. The objective is to complete the following DBQ essay question (and submit it before Wednesday 6th May):
* Why did the USA abandon its neutrality, choosing to enter World War One on the side of the allies? *
To introduce this topic there are links to two short videos below and The American Republic Since 1877 Chapter 14 – you must read ONLY section 1 for this work. You should make notes of any relevant information which helps to explain why the USA joined the war from the videos and Section 1 of the chapter. This will then be the context you can use to inform your DBQ essay (essay worksheet with documents is also attached below).
Introduction to the final Theme in 1°OIB History – World War One.
Watch this video, entitled ‘Catastrophe’, about WW1. Unusually it combines colorized original footage with interviews of survivors (who have all sadly since died given their great ages’ when this documentary was filmed). Write a blog entry below (of no more than 8-10 lines) before Thursday 9th April in answer to this question: To what extent is this video helpful to you in understanding experiences in WW1 at the start of the conflict in 1914? You will be awarded a Grade out of 20 for the quality of your blog entry regarding the level of justification and explanation in your response.