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U6.LP5: U.S. Foreign Policy


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  • 1. Warm-Up
    If you need to increase your grade, make sure to come to one of the after school tutoring sessions.
    Unit 2 Review, Tuesday, May 3rd
    Unit 3 Review, Thursday, May 5th
    Unit 4 Review, Tuesday, May 10th
    Unit 5 Review, Thursday, May 12th
    Unit 1 Review AGAIN, Tuesday, May 17th
    Senior Final will be on:
    Monday, May 9 for B-Day
    Tuesday, May 10th for A-Day
  • 4. Unit 6: Public and Foreign Policy
    Vocabulary Review
    Public Assistance
    Structure and Organization of Congress
    Foreign Policy
    Structure and Judicial Review
    Land Use and Zoning
    International Organizations
    Affirmative Action and Equity
    Environmental Policy
  • 5. Students will analyze foreign policy concepts in order to create policy solutions to current world events and that address national interests.
  • 6. Objective and Warm-Up
    Frayer Model
    Cornell Notes
    Guided Practice: Foreign Policy Event
    Independent Practice: Foreign Policy Events
    Exit Slip
  • 7. Frayer Model
  • 8. Objective and Warm-Up
    Frayer Model
    Cornell Notes
    Guided Practice: Foreign Policy Event
    Independent Practice: Foreign Policy Events
    Exit Slip
  • 9. Countries set up economic trade policies with other countries in order to get essential goods from other countries and protect their countries’ businesses.
    Economic Foreign Policy
  • 10. Key vocabulary:
    Trade: to buy and sell goods
    Exports: goods that are sent to other countries
    Imports: goods that are brought into a country
    Free Trade: An agreement to eliminate restrictions, such as tariffs and quotas to trade between countries.
    Tariff: a tax on imports and exports
    Quota: a restriction on the number of specific items imported.
    Embargo or Economic Sanction: To stop all trade with a country. Embargoes are imposed primarily to coerce other nations into eliminating policies by weakening their economy.
    Economic Foreign Policy
  • 11. Countries must protect its borders, citizens and freedoms in order to stay a sovereign (independent) nation.
    Political / Military Foreign Policy
  • 12. Political / Military Foreign Policy
    Key Vocabulary
    Treaties: Agreements among nations that each nation follows
    Military alliances: an agreement among countries to help one another when attacked.
    NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization is a military alliance that protects member nations.
    United Nations: an international organization with more that 190 country members to promote peace
    Diplomacy: handling foreign policy
  • 13. Social / Humanitarian Foreign Policy
    Countries assist struggling countries for the sake of helping innocent people and maintaining peace and democracy in unstable countries
  • 14. Social / Humanitarian Foreign Policy
    Key Vocabulary
    Human rights: basic rights of all people
    Famine: lack of food, mass starvation
    Civil War: war within a nation
  • 15. Why do we have foreign policy?
    Foreign Policy protects our national interests for:
    national security: protecting borders
    economic stability: maintaining a healthy economy
    promoting democracy: helping other country’s establish democratic governments
    protecting human rights: protecting innocent people from human rights abuses
    the reputation of the United States as a world leader: asserting our position as a military and economic superpower.
  • 16. Objective and Warm-Up
    Frayer Model
    Cornell Notes
    Guided Practice: Foreign Policy Event
    Independent Practice: Foreign Policy Events
    Exit Slip
  • 17. In the 1980s, the United States, some European countries, and the United Nations banned the trade of certain goods and services to South Africa. The policy was in response to South African laws, which enforced racial segregation.
    Which of these best describes this action toward South Africa?
    the use of diplomacy to gain military strength
    the use of free trade to build military alliances
    the use of humanitarian aid to win political support
    the use of economic sanctions to bring about social change
    Check for Understanding
  • 18.  Read the news headline below.
    Which of these is a purpose of this action by the United States?
    to decrease the cost of lumber
    to protect the United States lumber industry
    to decrease United States lumber exports
    to allow for the free trade of lumber
    Check for Understanding
  • 19. Which of these is an example of an economic sanction?
    providing poor countries with humanitarian aid
    creating trade alliances with bordering countries
    refusing to meet with a diplomatic representative of a dictatorship
    ending trade with a country that has a poor human rights record
    Check for Understanding
  • 20. In 1972, the United States and 143 other nations signed a treaty that banned the development, production, and storage of biological weapons.
    What is most likely the goal of this treaty?
    to give nations the right to defend themselves
    to stop nations from acquiring military secrets
    to conduct research on the effects of biological weapons
    to prevent the use of biological weapons by nations at war
    Check for Understanding
  • 21. “… let us resolve to wage an unrelenting [continuous] battle against poverty and for shared prosperity so that no part of humanity is left behind in the global economy.….” —President Bill Clinton, at the United Nations, September 21, 1999
    Which of these topics is most related to the excerpt?
    arms reduction
    climatic changes
    military deployment
    development assistance
    Check for Understanding
  • 22. Foreign Policy Event
    Consider the following situations. Each is based on an actual conflict somewhere in the world. You will answer a number of questions for each case.
    The first questions is always: what national interests are at stake?Possibilitiesinclude:
    national security
    economic stability
    promoting democracy
    protecting human rights
    the reputation of the United States as a world leader
  • 23. Video on Foreign Policy
    Video :
    What national interests are threatened? (Explain your answers)
  • 24. Video on Foreign Policy
    2. What questions do you have for Pakistan?
  • 25. Video on Foreign Policy
    3. Do you think the United States should pull troops out of Afghanistan now? Why or why not?
  • 26. Foreign Policy Events
    Complete the three foreign policy events and the questions.
    You have 20 minutes to finish.
    We will go over the second event in 15 minutes.
  • 27. Finish your letter to the President of the United States.
    Hand it in so that we can mail the letter to him!!!
    If you get a response from the President, we will bump your grade by one whole letter.
  • 28. Exit Slip
    Legislation promoting immigration would most likely cause
    a decrease in economic activity
    an increase in cultural diversity
    a decrease in population growth
    an increase in available housing
  • 29. Exit Slip
    Study the political cartoon below.
    Which of these foreign policy concerns is most likely addressed by the actions in this cartoon?
    supporting democratic reforms in other countries
    promoting environmental protection in developing nations
    providing humanitarian aid during crisis situations
    protecting residents from possible security threats