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March 31, 2009

  1. 1. March 31, 2009 Mexico is suffering through a serious outbreak of drug related violence. Much of it centers around marijuana. Some in Mexico say it is time to consider making marijuana legal as a way to cut the violence. Is this a reasonable alternative?
  2. 2. Women’s history Month <ul><li>Grace Hopper </li></ul><ul><li>December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992 </li></ul><ul><li>Admiral in the US Navy </li></ul><ul><li>Pioneer in computers </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a system of automatically translating computer languages </li></ul>
  3. 3. Women’s History Month <ul><li>Amelia Earhart </li></ul><ul><li>July 24, 1897 – missing July 2, 1937 </li></ul><ul><li>First woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. </li></ul><ul><li>The first woman to fly solo across the North American continent </li></ul>
  4. 4. Interview <ul><li>20 – 25 questions </li></ul><ul><li>That ought to take up 2 pages </li></ul><ul><li>Due when we return from break </li></ul><ul><li>You may turn in a cassette </li></ul><ul><li>Extra credit if you submit a picture of your person </li></ul>
  5. 5. Women’s History Month <ul><li>Poster or paper </li></ul><ul><li>2 page paper </li></ul><ul><li>Poster needs at least 3 pictures, no more than 5 </li></ul><ul><li>It needs 5 to 7 facts </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures and facts must total 10 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Nationalism <ul><li>Cultural unity </li></ul><ul><li>National symbols </li></ul><ul><li>National holidays </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnic unity </li></ul><ul><li>USA - USA - USA </li></ul><ul><li>“ We are number one!” </li></ul>
  7. 7. China <ul><li>Had been humiliated by the west for years </li></ul><ul><li>So, who needs an Emperor? </li></ul><ul><li>The Kuomintang overthrew the Emperor in 1911 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Nationalists V Communists <ul><li>They fight it out for control of China </li></ul><ul><li>Jiang Jieshi leads the Nationalists </li></ul><ul><li>Mao Zedong leads the Communists </li></ul><ul><li>The Nationalists take an early lead </li></ul>
  9. 9. Mao Zedong <ul><li>Leader of the Communists </li></ul><ul><li>26 December 1893 – 9 September 1976 </li></ul><ul><li>Known as a great political thinker and strategist </li></ul><ul><li>We will hear more about him later </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Long March <ul><li>The retreat of the Communist forces </li></ul><ul><li>Legendary in China </li></ul><ul><li>Mao was the leader during the march </li></ul><ul><li>At this time the Communists were losing </li></ul>
  11. 11. Japan invades China <ul><li>1937 </li></ul><ul><li>Japan wants to dominate Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Mao and Jiang join forces </li></ul><ul><li>The US sides with China </li></ul><ul><li>Reason? Missionaries </li></ul>
  12. 12. Class work <ul><li>Is Mao Zedong a Hero or a Villain? Worksheet </li></ul><ul><li>Skillbuilder p. 885 </li></ul>

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