Text and worksheet about the Enlightenment for homework complete short definitions to exercise 2 only which we can review at the start of the next lesson (use Britannica Online to help you – see access codes on Google Drive):
Russia, the largest state in the world, experienced significant economic and political changes during the 1990s caused by the transition for a centrally planned economy to one that is now market orientated. This shift created substantial inequalities that provide challenges for the government to manage today.
Short CNBC News report on the wealth gap in Russia (36s):
In this assignment you will learn how Russia is a continent which is rich in resources but remains at the mercy of fluctuations in their prices. It’s current population is just under 150 million inhabitants though it has lost population since the collapse of the Soviet Union (USSR) in 1991. You will also study, Norilsk, a town within the arctic circle, which has been a closed city since 1991 and is exploited for it’s mineral resources but pays a terrible environmental and social price.
Begin by watching the video tutorial which explains the work here:
Read the article under this link to learn about the closed city of Norilsk:
For T°OIB you will need to get used to writing long essays (approximately 800-1000 words) in the space of just two hours. Here is a OIB Bac style question for you to write an essay response to using the resources above and what you have learnt from completing Russia Case Study Pt 1 and Pt2:
The Affirmation of the State in the Kingdom of France
A short video tutorial I made to introduce and explain this theme and the assignments:
Learning Objective: To understand the affirmation of the State in France in its multiple dimensions
Key Question (for lessons):
How was the monarchy strengthened in the 16th century?
Read the chapter below (both parts) and complete the timeline (following the instructions on the timeline worksheet). Then on a separate sheet of paper complete carefully constructed written responses to Questions: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Read the chapter above and as you read it make a table (or chart) listing the causes of James I, Charles II and James II’s conflicts with parliament (see example on left hand side of first page of this chapter).
Then on a separate sheet of paper complete carefully constructed written responses to Questions: 1,2, 3,4,5,6,7 and 8
Additional video explaining the Glorious Revolution (12mins):
There’s nothing more essential to life on Earth than water. Yet, from Cape Town to Flint, Michigan, and from rural, sub-Saharan Africa to Asia’s teeming megacities, there’s a global water crisis. People are struggling to access the quantity and quality of water they need for drinking, cooking, bathing, handwashing, and growing their food.
Globally, 844 million people lack access to clean water. Without clean, easily accessible water, families and communities are locked in poverty for generations. Children drop out of school and parents struggle to make a living.
Overview of Water Resources (short video):
This is the lack of fresh water resources to meet the standard water demand. Water scarcity can also be caused by droughts, lack of rainfall, or pollution. This was listed in 2019 by the World Economic Forum as one of the largest global risks in terms of potential impact over the next decade
This occurs when the demand for water exceeds the available amount during a certain period or when poor quality restricts its use. Water stress causes deterioration of fresh water resources in terms of quantity (aquifer over-exploitation, dry rivers, etc.)
Link to Map to show water stress across the globe:
This key part of the final History Theme in 2°OIB paves the way for your ongoing studies in 1°OIB. The purpose of this chapter is to understand how a revolt in a British colony founded a new political model which recognized universal principles and was a source of inspiration for the French Revolution (which is studied in 1°OIB and forms part of the forthcoming Summer Assignment).
A fun way to start is by watching this video:
If you have time on your hands this video gives more detail:
Here is the chapter you need to carefully read, study and then use to answer questions 1-9 (don’t forget Britannica has a good section about this revolution too – if you have lost your password, just email me):