Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Compilation of Prelim SEQs 2007

Dear all,

You can now download Compilation of 2007 Modern World History Prelim SEQs.

The Compilation of Social Studies Prelim SEQs is uploaded (HSSPrelimSEQ2007).

Students of History of Malaya & Singapore can find their updated compilation as well.

Remember the SS Mock exam? A sample model answer is uploaded for your reference. Just click on the photo below. As you will see, wonderful answers are not LONG and mechanical. They are to the point, incisive and show alot of thought maturity. Check your answers against this model.

If you have lost your Mock exam paper, a copy can always be downloaded: (2006HSS4SA2India.pdf)



Best.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Business as usual next week...

Modern World History Class
  • Date: 29 Oct 2007 (Mon)
  • Time: 0830-1200
  • For: 3H & 3G
  • Venue: 3H
  • Topics:
    • Road to War in the Pacific
    • End of War (Japan & Germany)
  • Bring:
    • History Text & Workbook
    • SA2 Question Paper
Social Studies Class
  • Date: 2 Nov 2007 Fri (NOT 1 nov thu)
  • Time: 0830-1300
  • For: 3H only
  • Venue: 3H
  • Topics:
    • Causes of Conflict
    • Deterrence & Diplomacy
  • Bring:
    • Social Studies Text & Workbook
    • SA2 Question Paper
Keep-in-touch Activities
  • Social Studies, Southeast Asia & Modern World History
    • Attempt SA2 SBQs
    • Attempt SA2 SEQs
  • To be submitted in Week 1 Term 1 2008

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Notes on War in the Pacific

Dear Sec 4s,

This set of Japan notes are for those who have requested for more detailed info on War in the Pacific. The focus for this chapter is on the events/factors leading to
  • weakness of parliamentary democracy in 1920s
  • rise of militarism in late 1920s
  • Japan's aggression towards China in the 1930s
  • Japan's attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941
  • Japan's expansion into Southeast Asia after 1940
Best.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Prelim II Review

Sec 4s,

Suggested answers for Prelim II can be downloaded here:
Consultations slots for next week are:
  • 4B: Mon 0800-1100 4B Classroom
  • 4J: Tue 0800-1100 4J Classroom
  • 4C: Wed 0800-1100 4C Classroom
If you would be coming for consultation, pls indicate so under comments.

Happy Graduation!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sec 4 Mock Exam I

Sec 4 Mock Exam I

Social Studies
Date: 3 Oct 2007 (Wed)
Time: 1400-1530
Venue: Hall

Modern World History
Date: 10 Oct 2007 (Wed)
Time: 1400-1530
Venue: Hall

Malaya Singapore History
Date: 27 Oct 2007
Time: Curriculum
Venue: Class

Provide your own writing materials.

Revision Sec 4 2007

  • Week 3 (24-28 Sep)
    • MWH: Prelim II SEQ Test. BRING MWH PRELIM II QUESTION PAPER
  • Week 4 (1-5 Oct)
    • HSS: Northern Ireland SBQ Test; Singapore's Industrialisation SEQ
    • MSH: British Admin SBQ; Malaya Constitutional Development SEQ Test
  • Week 5 (8-12 Oct)
    • MWH: Nazi Germany SEQ, China under KMT & China under Mao SEQ
  • Week 6 (15-19 Oct)
    • Consultation
  • Week 7 (22-26 Oct)
    • Start of Exams
New SEQ Compilations uploaded:
MWH
HSS

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Sec 3 Revision Schedule

Revision Schedule Term 4
  • Week 2 (17-21 Sep)
    • HSS: SBQ/SEQ (Bring Past-year N Level Papers)
    • SEA: SEQ
  • Week 3 (24-28 Sep)
    • MWH: SBQ/SEQ (Bring MWH Workbook)
  • Week 4 (1-5 Oct)
    • HSS: SBQ/SEQ (Bring Past-year N Level Papers)
    • SEA: SEQ
  • Week 5 (8-12 Oct)
    • Start of SA2

Sec 4 Revision Schedule (Term 4)

Revision Schedule Term 4
  • Week 2 (17-21 Sep)
    • Prelim II Review
  • Week 3 (24-28 Sep)
    • MWH: War in Europe SEQ Test; China under KMT Test & China under Mao SEQ Test
  • Week 4 (1-5 Oct)
    • HSS: Northern Ireland SBQ Test; Singapore's Industrialisation SEQ
    • MSH: British Admin SBQ; Malaya Constitutional Development SEQ Test
  • Week 5 (8-12 Oct)
    • MWH: KMT-CCP China SBQ; Nazi Germany SEQ
  • Week 6 (15-19 Oct)
    • Consultation
  • Week 7 (22-26 Oct)
    • Start of Exams

Saturday, September 08, 2007

MWH3.4.1.End of War

Topic: End of WWII
Essential Question: Why were Germany & Japan defeated in 1945?
  • Review:
    • Why did Japan become an imperial power?
      • effects of imperialism/ideological factor
      • age of disarmament
      • rise of militarism
    • Why did Japan start a Pacific war?
      • weakness of LON/China
      • alliance with Germany
      • removal of US threat
    • Why did Germany become expansionist?
      • Rise of Nazism/ideological factor
      • Self-determination
      • Right the "wrongs" of Versailles
    • Why did Germany start a European war?
      • weakness of LON
      • Appeasement Policy
      • Soviet policy of Non-aggression
  • Understanding Goals
    • Why was Germany and Japan defeated in 1945?
      • Germany
      • Japan
  • Performances
    • Trace the course of the War in Europe. Deduce the reasons for the defeat of Germany
    • Trace the course of the War in the Pacific. Deduce the reasons for the defeat of Japan.
  • Assessment
    • Construct an SEQ a) and b) question based on your deduction of the reasons for the defeat of Germany and Japan.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Sec 4 Revision Schedule (Updated 1 Sep 07)

Revision Schedule Term 3
Revision Schedule Term 4



Saturday, August 25, 2007

MWH3.3.10. War in the Pacific

Topic: War in the Pacific
Essential Question: Why did Japan start a war in the Pacific?
  • Preview:
    • Why did Japan become an imperial power?
      • Age of Imperialism
      • Political Modernisation
      • Industrialisation
  • Understanding Goals:
    • Why was Japan aggressive in the 1920s and 1930s?
    • Why did Japan start a Pacific War?
      • What are the assumptions in these questions?
      • What are some evidence to support the assumptions?
      • What are the points of views to this question?
  • Performances:
    • Work in groups of 3s to generate your responses to these questions
    • Watch "Horrors in the East" to supplement your knowledge of Japan in the inter-war years.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

MWH3.3.9.War in the Pacific

Topic: War in the Pacific
Essential Question: How did Japan become an imperial power?
    • Watch clips on feudal Japan
  • Understanding goals:
    • How did Japan modernise in the period 1854-1893?
      • Role of the West
      • Rivalry between clans
      • Meiji Restoration
    • Why did Japan become an imperial power?
      • Age of imperialism
      • Search for economic security
      • Rise of militarism
  • Performances:
    • Here are some events in the power history of Japan.
      • Treaty of Kanagawa (1854)
      • Meiji Restoration (1868)
      • Sino-Japanese War I (1894-5)
      • Russo-Japanese (1904-5)
      • WWI & Shantung Issue (1918)
      • Washington Naval Conference (1922)
      • Kellog-Briand Pact (1927)
      • London Naval Conference (1930)
      • Manchurian Incident (1931)
      • Sino-Japanese War II (1936)
      • Anti-Comintern Pact (1937)
      • Tripartite Pact (1940)
      • Pearl Harbour (1941)
    • Research these events for their context and significance.
    • Plot these events on the Rise & Fall of Japan chart to indicating the power/prestige factor that Japan gained /lost through these events.
    • Justify your ratings for each of these events.
  • Assessment:
    • Check on CA2 corrections, HSS Workbook exercises.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

SEA3.3.8.Reassertion of Colonialism

Throughline: The Emergence of Southeast Asia

Topic: Reassertion of Colonial Rule
Essential Question: How did Colonialist Reassert Control of SEA?

  • Preview:
    • Impact of Japanese Occupation
      • On colonials: diminished in stature
      • On nationalists: driven in resistance/reform
      • On locals: politicised in awareness/actions
  • Understanding goals:
      • How did colonial attitudes react to nationalist activism?
  • Performances:
    • Watch Dien Bien Phu & Riding the Tiger. Discuss:
      • How similar were French & British colonial attitudes & actions towards SEA after WWII? Why were the attitudes and actions similar/different?
        • Attitudes: Conservative vs. Liberal;
        • Explanation:
          • Experiences of WWII in Europe
          • Administration during Japanese Occupation
          • Disarmament after Pacific War
      • How similar was nationalist activism in Vietnam and Malaya? Where was their activism similar/different?
        • Activism: Spirited vs. Passive
        • Explanation:
          • Usefulness to colonial intelligence
          • Political intervention of Japanese
          • Concept of nationalism
  • Assessment:
    • Review of CA2

Saturday, August 11, 2007

HSS3.3.8.Managing Peace and Security

Throughline: Appreciating Singapore
Topic: Managing Peace and Security
Essential Question: How does diplomacy and deterrence help me manage our national security?
  • Preview:
    • Bonding Singapore:
      • Challenges: racial, religious, regional
      • Channels: national identity, minority interests, social integration
  • Understanding goals:
    • Why do conflicts occur among countries?
      • territories
      • resources
      • ideology
    • How does Singapore manage international relations?
      • Bilateral diplomacy
        • FTAs
        • Humanitarian
      • Regional diplomacy
        • ASEAN
        • AFTA
        • ARF
      • International diplomacy
        • UNCLOS
        • SC & GA
        • UNPK
  • Performance:
    • Read the ASEAN Day message.
      • What are the assumptions in the message?
      • What are some evidence to support your assumption?
      • What are some key concepts in your evidence?
      • What are the points of view regarding these concepts?
      • What is the purpose of the message?
      • What inferences can you draw from the purpose of the message?
      • What are the implications of these inferences?
      • How will you take the issue from here now that you understand the implications?
  • Assessment:
    • Review of CA2
    • Assignments to be completed on 14 Aug 07
      • Conflict in Multi-ethnic Societies: Workbook pp. 42, 45-47, 48-52, 56-57, 58-59.
      • Bonding Singapore: Workbook pp. 66-67, 76-77.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Parliament in Session Anyone?

Attend 'live' Parliament proceedings.
Observe how laws are made and listen to Ministers and MPs debate on the policies and details of the proposed Bills.
Find out how Parliament votes.
A briefing will be provided on the proceedings just observed.

Date: 27 Aug 07
Time: 1500-1700
Interested? Sign up under Comments.
Closing date for sign up: 17 Aug 07

Saturday, August 04, 2007

HSS3.3.7.Bonding Singapore

Topic: Bonding Singapore
Essential Question: What are the challenges of managing multi-ethnic societies?
  • Preview:
    • Race Conflicts:Sri Lanka
    • Religious Conflicts: Northern Ireland
  • Understanding goals:
    • What are challenges Singapore face in managing ethnicity
      • Perceptions of race
      • Perception of religion
      • Influence from region
    • How can Singapore manage ethnicity
      • Fostering national identity
        • Multiracialism
        • Common practises
        • Bilingualism
      • Safeguarding interests of minority groups
        • Minority representation
        • Self-help groups
      • Developing common space
        • grassroot programmes
        • educational opportunities
        • housing integration
        • National Service experiences
      • Focusing less on Race
        • remove race categories
        • celebrate cultures & cosmopolitanism
  • Performances:
    • Take part in the I Luv SG competition!
    • "Upload a picture together with a short write-up of 50 words describing what you love about Singapore. The best ten entries will win prizes of $100 each!* The closing date is 30 Sep 2007. You may submit as many entries as you wish."
    • click on image below and follow the instruction on how to upload your pictures.
  • Assessment:
    • Review of CA2 on Mon.
    • Bring workbook on Tue.

SEA3.3.7.Reassertion of Colonialism

Topic: Reassertion of Colonial Rule
Essential Question: How did Colonialist Reassert Control of SEA?
  • Preview:
    • Aspects of Japanese Occupation
      • Expropriation of economic resources
      • Extermination of political resistance
      • Education for ideological patriotism
    • Impact of Japanese Occupation
      • On colonials: diminished administrative authority
      • On nationalists: increased resistance activities
      • On locals: increased political awareness
  • Understanding goals:
    • End of WWII
      • Peace Settlements: Victory for Allies
      • Disarmament forces: Surrender of Japan
      • Beginning of the Cold War: US vs. USSR
  • Performances:
    • Research on the implications for SEA of the 3 factors listed above:
      • Colonialist
      • Nationalists
      • Locals

Saturday, July 28, 2007

HSS3.3.6.Conflict in Northern Ireland

Topic: Conflicts in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Northern Ireland
Essential Question: Why do ethnic conflicts occur?
  • Review
    • How is the situation in Rwanda in 1992-93 similar to Sri Lanka?
  • Understanding goals:
    • Why did ethnic conflict occur in Northern Ireland?
      • History-Attitudes
        • Divided Loyalties
        • Lack of social interaction
          • education
          • residence
      • Acts of Discrimination-Interference
        • Unequal allocation of housing
        • Unequal employment opportunities
        • Lack of Voting rights
      • Troubles: Response-Retaliation
        • Civil right marches
        • IRA
      • Effects:
        • Political Violence
        • Economic decline
        • Social segragation
  • Performances
    • Watch BLOODY SUNDAY
      • The IRA: Freedom fighters or Bloody Terrorists?

      • For more discussion on the IRA & Sinn Fein, visit this wonderful educational site:
  • Assessments
    • CA2.1: Conflict in Multi-Ethnic Societies SBQ (Inference & Reliablity) on 6 Aug 07 (Mon)
    • CA2.2: Appeasement SBQ (7) on 6 Aug 07 (Mon)



SEA3.3.6.Impact of Japanese Occupation

Topic: Impact of Japanese Occupation
Essential Question: How did Japanese Occupation affect the development of nationalism in Southeast Asia?
  • Preview:
    • What are some observable trends from the Rise and Fall of Japan chart?
    • How does knowing the rise of Japan help us understand the impact of Japanese occupation in SEA?
  • Understanding goals:
    • Reasons for Japanese expansion into SEA
      • Economic security
      • Strategic calculations
      • Ideological motivations
    • Methods of Japanese rule
      • Requisition
      • Intimidation
      • Education
    • Effects of Japanese occupation
      • myth of western superiority
      • desire for political independence
      • formation of local resistance
  • Performances:
    • Compare and contrast the impact of Japanese occupation in Vietnam and Malaya
  • Assessment:
    • CA2.1: Rise of Nationalism SEQ (13) on 6 Aug 07 (Mon)
    • CA2.2: Appeasement SBQ (7) on 6 Aug 07 (Mon)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Now Showing: Hotel Rwanda

Date of Screening: 30 Jul 07
Venue: Auditorium

Pre
1. What was Rwanda like before 1992?
Information Counter
2. Why did a genocide take place in 1992-93?
Information Counter
Focus: Knowledge Telling

During
3. How is the situation in Rwanda in 1992-93 similar to Sri Lanka?
Focus: Knowledge Transitivity

Post
4. What are some of the themes explored in the movie?
5. Who do you empathise with the most?
6. What have you learned about personal-group responsiblity from the movie?
7. Was the conflict in Rwanda avoidable?
Focus: Knowledge Transformation

Respond to Qtn 7 in COMMENTS for Talkpic points!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

SEA3.3.5.Impact of Japanese Occupation

Topic: Impact of Japanese Occupation
Essential Question: How did Japan become an imperial power?
  • Review:
    • Character of Nationalism before 1942
      • Anti-colonialism & Ethnic Awareness
      • Achievements & Limitations
    • How will Japanese Occupation change nationalism in Southeast Asia & why?
  • Understanding goals:
    • How did Japan modernise in the period 1854-1893?
      • Role of the West
      • Rivalry between clans
      • Meiji Restoration
    • Why did Japan become an imperial power?
      • Age of imperialism
      • Search for economic security
  • Performances:
    • Here are some key events in the power history of Japan.
      • Treaty of Kanagawa (1854)
      • Meiji Restoration (1868)
      • Sino-Japanese War I (1894-5)
      • Russo-Japanese (1904-5)
      • WWI & Shantung Issue (1918)
      • Washington Naval Conference (1922)
      • Kellog-Briand Pact (1927)
      • London Naval Conference (1930)
      • Manchurian Incident (1931)
      • Sino-Japanese War II (1936)
      • Anti-Comintern Pact (1937)
      • Tripartite Pact (1940)
      • Pearl Harbour (1941)
      • Invasion of Southeast Asia (1941)
    • Plot these events on the Fortunes of Japan chart to indicating the power/prestige factor that Japan gained /lost through these events.
    • Which is the high point? Which is the low point? What is the general trend
    • Why did Japan become an imperial power?
  • Assessment:
    • How does knowing the rise of Japan help us understand the impact of Japanese Occupation in Southeast Asia?

HSS3.3.5.Conflict in Sri Lanka

Topic: Conflicts in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Sri Lanka
Essential Question: Why do ethnic conflicts occur?
  • Review
    • Think of a case of ethnic conflict you have learned.
    • Explain why you think ethnic conflicts occur.
  • Understanding goals:
    • Why did ethnic conflict occur in Sri Lanka?
      • History-Attitudes
        • Citizenship Rights
      • Acts Discrimination-Interference
        • Official Language Act
        • University Admission Quota
        • Resettlement Policies
      • Troubles: Response-Retaliation
        • Demonstration
        • Resistance: Tamil Tigers
      • Effects:
        • Political Violence
        • Foreign Intervention
        • Economic decline
        • Humanitarian crisis
  • Performances:
    • SBQ: Evaluating Reliability
    • Read the article THE MAKING OF A SUICIDE BOMBER.
    • What do you think is the root of the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka?
    • What are the challenges involved in resolving ethnic conflicts?
  • Assessment:
    • Share your diagnosis and evaluations with your classmates (Perks)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

SA1 Suggested Answers

SA1 Suggested Answers are available here:

Sec 3 Modern World History
(File: 2007MWH3SA1Kristalnacht.pdf)

Sec 3 Southeast Asian History
(File: 2007SEA3SA1Colonialism)

Sec 4 Social Studies
(File: 2007HSS4SA1Haze.pdf)

Sec 4 Modern World History
(File: 2007MWH4SA1Gorbachev.pdf)

Sec 4 Malaya/Singapore History
(File: 2007MSH4SA1MSC.pdf)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

HSS3.3.4.Deterrence & Diplomacy

Topic: Managing Peace & Security- Deterrence & Diplomacy
Essential Question: How does Singapore manage its national security though deterrence and diplomacy?
  • Review:
    • Governance in Singapore
      • Principles of good governance
      • Case studies of Transport management
      • Case studies of Population management
      • Case studies of Healthcare management
  • Understanding goals:
    • What is deterrence?
    • Why is deterrence necessary?
    • How is deterrence practised?
  • Performances:
    • Show how each of these efforts contribute to safeguard national security:
      • Citizen Armed Forces
      • Total Defence
      • Defence Industries
      • Military cooperation
  • Assessment:
    • Workbook pp. 80-81

MSH4.3.4.Nation Building

Topic: Nation Building, 1965-1971
Essential Question: How did Singapore ensure its survival after separation?

  • Review
    • How did Singapore protect its national security?
      • Diplomacy
      • Deterrence
    • How did Singapore plan its economic survival?
      • Investment
      • Industrialisation
  • Performances
    • Class Test: SEQ on Building the Nation (45 mins)
      • Why was the outlook for Singapore pessimistic in 1965? (12)
      • Singapore's attempts to build friendly relations in the region were the most effective way to safeguard her national security. How far do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer. (13)
  • Assessment:
    • Review SA1 answer scripts with reference to suggested answers.
    • Review SBQ on Stalin

HSS4.3.4.Governance

Topic: Looking Ahead
Essential Question: How can Singapore continue to growth as a nation?
  • Understanding goals:
    • How can good governance ensure Singapore sustainable development?
      • Principles
      • Policies
      • Implementation: Characteristics of a Good Civil Service
    • How can we sustain good governance?
    • How can we promote sense of belonging and rootedness?
  • Performances:
    • Class test: complete assigned SEQ on Governance in 45 mins.
  • Assessment:
    • Review of SA1 Answer scripts with reference to suggested answer.

SEA3.3.4.Rise of Nationalism

Topic: Rise of Nationalism prior to Japanese Occupation
Essential Question: How important was nationalism in SEA before 1942?
  • Reveiw: What is the link between colonialism and nationalism
    • What is nationalism?
      • Awareness of identity
      • Attempts at improvement
      • Agitation for autonomy
    • What is the link between colonialism and nationalism?
      • western ideas & religions
      • trade & industrialisation
      • administration
    • What was nationalism like?
      • Nationalism as acts of collaboration: colonial [+] commoners [-]
      • Nationalism as attempts at adaptation: colonial [+] commoners [+]
      • Nationalism as anti-colonial resistance: colonial [-] commoners [+]
  • Understanding goals:
    • How did nationalism develop in Vietnam?
      • Nationalism = anti-colonialism
        • Patriotic mandarins - reforms from within eg. Phan Boi Chau
        • Western educated - reforms from without eg. Phan Chu Trinh
        • Communist inspired - revolutions from below eg. Ho Chi Minh
    • How did nationalism develop in Malaya?
      • Nationalism = Ethnic consciousness
        • Pan-malayan identity eg. KMS & KMM
        • Pro-China activism eg. KMT
        • Protection of Indians eg. CIAM
  • Performances:
    • Make a list the achievements and limitations of nationalism in Malaya and Vietnam
    • Classify the list of achievements and limitations into useful categories
  • Assessment:
    • SEQ (13) Constructing Explanation & Reaching Judgement skills
    • Nationalism in SEA achieved little in the period before 1942. How far do you agree?
      • Agree & Explain (with Evidence & Link)
      • Disagree & Explain (with Evidence & Link)
      • Reaching Judgment

Sunday, July 08, 2007

MSH4.3.3.Nation Building

Topic: Nation Building, 1965-1971
Essential Question: How did Singapore ensure its survival after separation?
  • Review
    • Economic undercurrents
      • Common market
      • Borneo loans/Federal contributions
    • Communal tensions
      • Race riots
    • Political antagonisms
      • Elections of 1963-1964
      • Malaysian Solidarity Convention
      • Quarrels in the House
  • Understanding goals
    • How did Singapore protect its national security?
      • Diplomacy
      • Deterrence
    • How did Singapore plan its economic survival?
      • Investment
      • Industrialisation
  • Performances
    • How similar are the dilemmas that Singapore faced before and after Malaysia?
    • What other factor(s) was/were crucial to the national building efforts of Singapore after separation?
  • On-going Assessment
    • Why was the outlook for Singapore pessimistic in 1965? (12)
    • Singapore's attempts to build friendly relations in the region were the most effective way to safeguard her national security. How far do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer. (13)
      • to be completed before class.

HSS4.3.3.Governance

Topic: Looking Ahead
Essential Question: How can Singapore continue to growth as a nation?
  • Review
    • The Social Studies story
    • Strategies to Sustainable Development
      • Economic Strategies
        • Improving Infrastructure
        • Investing in the People
        • Invigorating the Economy
      • Environmental Strategies
        • Governmental
        • Community
        • Individual
  • Understanding goals
    • How will Singapore sustain its development?
    • How can good governance ensure Singapore sustainable development?
      • Principles
      • Policies
      • Implementation: Characteristics of a Good Civil Service
        • Honesty
        • Openness
        • Meritocracy
    • How will Singapore sustain good governance?
      • Good Leaders
      • Responsive Civil Service
      • People's Support
        • Feedback Opportunities
        • Active Participation
        • Sharing Success
  • Performances of understanding
    • How will you outline the organisation structure of the chapter on Governance
    • How will you insert the supporting information for each header?
  • Ongoing-Assessments
    • Review SEQs on Good Governance.
    • Download compilation of SEQs on Good Governance here. FILENAME: HSS.GOVERANCE.SEQs.DOC.

MWH3.3.3.War in Europe

Topic: World War II in Europe
Essential Question: Why did war break out in Europe?

  • Review
    • How did Appeasement Policy contribute to the outbreak of WWII?
      • What is Appeasement Policy?
        • Treaty of Versailles too harsh
        • Self-determination is acceptable
        • Avoid war at all cost
      • When was it in practise?
        • Rearmament & Remilitarization
        • Reunion: Saar, Anschluss & Sudeten
        • Retreat: Berschtesgaden, Bad Godesburg & Munich
      • What was the outcome?
        • Invasion of Czechoslovakia
  • Understanding Goals
    • How did the Munich Agreement & the Invasion of Czechoslovakia affect the Soviet Union?
      • Seeking alliance with Britain?
      • Seeking alliance with Germany?
    • Why was the Nazi-Soviet Non-aggression Pact signed?
      • Benefits for Germany
      • Benefits for the Soviet Union
  • Performance of Understanding
    • Watch "Voices from the Shoal Visual History Foundation" (Schindler's List)
    • Evaluating Reliability
      • Identifying an assertion/statement/claim/judgement
      • Identifying a supporting/contrary evidence
      • Drawing a conclusion
  • On-going Assessment


Monday, July 02, 2007

MWH3.3.2.War in Europe

Topic: World War II in Europe
Essential Question: Why did war break out in Europe?
  • Review
    • How did Nazi domestic policies influenced Germany's foreign policy in Europe?
      • Explain how Hitler's political, economic & social policy at home contributed to Germany's aggressive foreign policy in Europe from 1934-1939.
      • Find 2 friends to form a trio. Select one of 3 policies (political, economic or social) and answer the following guiding question:
        • What was the nature of Nazi political policy? How did such a policy make Germany aggressive?
        • What were the characteristics of Nazi economic policy? How did such a policy prepare Germany for war?
        • What were the aspects of Nazi social policy? How did these policies made Germany expansionist?
  • Understanding Goals
    • How did Appeasement Policy contribute to the outbreak of WWII?
      • What is Appeasement Policy?
        • Treaty of Versailles too harsh
        • Self-determination is acceptable
        • Avoid war at all cost
      • When was it in practise?
        • Rearmament & Remilitarization
        • Saar, Anschluss & Sudeten
        • Berschtesgaden, Bad Godesburg & Munich
      • What was the outcome?
        • Invasion of Czechoslovakia
  • Performance of Understanding
    • Watch Voices from the Shoal Visual History Foundation (Schindler's List)
    • How are lessons from the outbreak of WWII applicable today?
  • On-going Assessment
    • Here are two possible causes of WWII. Germany's foreign policy & Britain's Appeasement Policy. Which do you think was a more critical cause of the outbreak of WWII? Explain your answer. (13)
    • Or you might like to try this:

Consultation Slots

Dear Sec 4 faithfuls,

Since there are no classes until 6 Jul 07, I am opening hourly consultation slots for you to see me in groups of 3 if you are keen to talk about your SA1 papers. Sign up with 2 other friends under COMMENTS for the slots you prefer. This members' only private sale is only for those who check here regularly. Your reward.

WED 4 Jul 07 (4J ONLY)

  • 0800-0900: Gordon, James, Bryan
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  • 1230-1330: Izzu, Firdie, Amzar

THU 5 Jul 07 (4B & 4C)

  • 0800-0900: Enquan, Yongxiang, Weien, Zhichao,
  • 0900-1000: Fanghe, , Weiyi, , Zhongming, Kangming
  • 1000-1100: Yazid, Douglas, Shamin, Zhaoqiang
  • 1100-1200: Chun Kang, Kevin, Joel, Matthew
  • 1200-1300: Bronson, Junheng, Brian, Sicheng
Updated 04072007 0707

Photos, Perspectives & Purpose


What can you infer from this photograph?

What does this photo tell you about the elderly in society/transport management?

Why was this picture taken?

What is the message of this photograph?

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Secondary 3 Social Studies Project

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Submission:

1. Email ONLY photo file (in jpeg) to khookymonster@yahoo.com
2. Keep your explanation caption as text in email. DO NOT SEND PHOTO INSERTED WORD DOCUMENT.
3. Project marks awarded for photo submission & online discussion
4. Deadline: 16 Jul 07

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Aim: The aim of this project is to show in a photograph a message relevant to a theme in Social Studies.

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Themes: You can choose to explore anyone of these themes in your photograph:

Singapore – A Nation in the World

Governance in Singapore

Managing Healthcare

Conflict in Multi-Ethnic Societies

Bonding Singapore

Managing Peace and Security: Deterrence and Diplomacy

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Procedure:

  1. Read your Social Studies textbook.
  2. Select a chapter that discusses an issue that appeals to you for your photograph.
  3. Think of a setting, scenario, situation where you can take a photograph that illustrates your take on the theme you have chosen. Eg. You might take an interest in “Governance in Singapore” due to the case study on Ageing Population in Singapore. You might decide to take a photo of elderly enjoying their twilight years or you might take a photo of an elderly person struggling with the infirmities of old age.
  4. You can focus the subject of your photograph on PEOPLE, PLACES or PRACTICES.
  5. Caption your photo with a short write-up (of no more than 50 words) of the message(s) of your photo and the reason(s) you took the photo. Eg. For the photo on elderly enjoying their twilight years, your message could be that growing old presents new learning opportunities. And the reason you took that photo with that message could be because too often growing old has been presented as sorrowful and sorry.
  6. You may take as many photos as you wish for as many themes as you want to explore. However, you have to selected your best photograph for submission in this project.
  7. Ensure that you do not exceed 2-mpg for your photographs.
  8. Save your photo files in a thumb drive to be given to your teacher for file transfer when the project is due.

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Objectives:

  1. To promote greater engagement with Social Studies through seeing its relevance to everyday life.
  2. To appreciate photography as an art and skill through understanding its potential as a message medium.
  3. To sharpen inferencing and picture analysis skills through the practice of thinking about message, medium and meaning.
  4. To develop a sense of national identity through developing opinions and perspectives about national issues/concerns.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

MWH3.3.1.War in Europe

Period I

  • Review of HSS (3H)/SEA (3G) holiday assignments from SA1
    • Students to generate pointers to answering SBQ
    • Students to generate PEER in answering SEQ
  • Review of MWH holiday assignments from SA1
    • Students to generate pointers to answering SBQ
    • Students to generate PEER in answering SEQ

Period II
Topic: World War II in Europe
Essential Question: Why did war break out in Europe?

  • Understanding goals
    • How Nazi domestic policies influenced Germany's foreign policy in Europe. (Unit content)
    • How to construct an explanation leading to a balanced judgement/ conclusion ( b-type SEQ skills)
  • Performances
    • Explain how Hitler's political, economic & social policy at home contributed to Germany's aggressive foreign policy in Europe from 1934-1939.
    • Find 2 friends to form a trio. Select one of 3 policies (political, economic or social) and answer the following guiding question:
      • What was the nature of Nazi political policy? How did such a policy make Germany aggressive?
      • What were the characteristics of Nazi economic policy? How did such a policy prepare Germany for war?
      • What were the aspects of Nazi social policy? How did these policies made Germany expansionist?
  • Assessment
  • You have been given 3 factors that contributed to Germany's aggressive foreign policy. Which do you think was the most critical factor? Explain your answer. (13)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Notice the notice!

If you noticed the NOTICE on the left sidebar, you will notice that that NOTICE is well worth noticing.

Mak Weng Hou
Gerald Lai
Ernest Puey
Gordon Bong
Izzudin
Collin Cheong
Liu Wenbo
Xu Yibo
Huang Xinhai
Ong Ziyang
Koh Wenyao

and they are all from 4J.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Semester 1 Recess Revisions

  • Sec 3H
    • Re-attempt HSS SBQ and BOTH SEQs
    • Re-attempt MWH SBQ and BOTH SEQs
    • Do Social Studies "Do U see what EYE see" project
  • Sec 3G
    • Deadline: Term 3 Week 1
  • Sec 4C & 4J
    • Construct a mindmap for Social Studies
      • Good Governance
      • Venice
    • Deadline Term 3 Week 2

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Second Preliminary Examination SEQs

For clarification
  • Social Studies SEQ
    • There are 3 SEQs.
    • Each SEQ (consisting sub-questions a. and b.) is based on ONE theme
    • If a theme is covered in one SEQ (a. and b.), it will not reappear in another SEQ in the same exam.
  • Modern World History SEQ
    • There are 3 SEQs.
    • Each SEQ consists of sub-questions a. and b.
    • Sub-questions a. and b. are from different chapters.
    • If a chapter is covered in one SEQ (a. or b.), it will not reappear in another SEQ (a. or b.) in the same exam.

Friday, April 27, 2007

MSH4.2.7.Revision

PERIOD I

  • SBQ Revision
    • GCE O Level 2005 SBQ on Road to War in Europe.
    • Review of Examiners' Report.
  • SEQ Revision
    • Random trigger of Prelim 2003-2006 databank.
    • SEQ Prelim Databank can be downloaded here.

HSS4.2.7.Revision

PERIOD I
  • SBQ Revision
    • GCE O Level 2005 SBQ on Foreign Talent
    • Review of Examiners' Report
  • SEQ Revision
    • Random trigger of Prelim 2003-2006 databank.
    • SEQ Prelim Databank can be downloaded here.
REMINDERS
  • 4J Supplementary class on 28 Apr 07 1030-1200.
  • 4C Supplementary class on 5 May 07 1030-1200.

SEA3.2.7.Revision

SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY
  • Reasons for Colonialism
    • Why did colonial powers come to Southeast Asia?
      • Exploration & evangelism
      • Economic exploitation
      • Empire expansion
    • How did colonial powers establish their control in Southeast Asia?
      • Trading posts
      • policy of intervention
      • gunboat diplomacy
    • How did Southeast Asia respond to colonialism?
      • collaboration
      • adaptation
      • resistance
  • Impact of Colonialism
    • How did colonial powers govern Southeast Asia?
      • Direct rule/indirect rule
      • Economic investments
      • Divide and rule social policy
    • What were the impact of colonial control on Southeast Asia?
      • Political
      • Economic
      • Social
  • Rise of Nationalism
    • How did colonialism lead to the rise of nationalism?
      • Awareness of identity
      • Attempts at self-help
      • Agitation for autonomy
    • What was nationalism like in Southeast Asia?
      • Collaboration
      • Adaptation
      • Resistance
    • Why was nationalism limited in the period before the Japanese Occupation?
      • Colonial policies
      • Nationalism movements
      • Local support
MID-YEAR EXAMINATIONS
  • SBQ (Answer ONE question)
    • Inference
  • SEQ (Answer BOTH questions)
  • 60 mins

HSS3.2.7.Revision

SOCIAL STUDIES

Here are some essentials questions culled from each chapter to guide you in your revision focus. Think of some keywords/concepts to each of these questions and think of how an SEQ can be asked on each of these topics.
  • Governance in Singapore
    • What is the role of the government?
    • What are the principles of governance in Singapore?
    • How does the management of traffic flow in Singapore reflect good governance?
    • How does the management of population in Singapore reflect good governance?
  • Healthcare in Singapore & Britain
    • How has healthcare evolved in Singapore & Britain?
    • What are the features of a good healthcare system?
      • Affordability
      • Accessibility
      • Quality
    • What is the approach to manage healthcare in Singapore and Britain?
      • Individual effort
      • Community support
      • Government assistance
    • Have healthcare policies in Singapore & Britain met the needs of its people?
MID-YEAR EXAMINATIONS
  • SBQ (answer ALL questions)
    • Inference
    • Inference
    • Comparison
  • SEQ (choose ONE)
  • 60 mins

MWH3.2.7.Revision

MODERN WORLD HISTORY

Here are some essentials questions culled from each chapter to guide you in your revision focus. Think of some keywords/concepts to each of these questions and think of how an SEQ can be asked on each of these topics.
  • Stalinist Russia
    • What was Russia like before Stalin came to power?
      • Tsarist Russia & WWI
      • 1917 Revolutions
      • Russia under Lenin
    • How did Stalin come to power?
      • Strengthening state control
      • Eliminating Trotsky
      • Cult of Personality
    • What was life like under Stalin?
      • Collectivization
      • Industrialization
      • Propaganda & Purges
    • Did the Soviet Union benefit from Stalin's leadership?
  • Nazi Germany
    • What was Germany like before Hitler came to power?
      • Impact of Treaty of Versailles
      • Weimar Republic under Stresseman
      • Effects of the Great Depression
    • How did Hitler come to power?
      • Elections of 1932
      • Role of Politicians
      • Rise of Communists
    • How did Hitler consolidate his power?
      • Eliminate communists - Reichstag Fire
      • Eliminate Social Democrats - Enabling Act
      • Win over the military - Night of Long Knives
    • What was life like under Hitler?
      • Economic autarky
      • Political dictatorship
      • Social control
    • Did Germany benefit from Hitler's leadership?
  • Treaty of Versailles & the League of Nations
    • What were the terms of the Treaty of Versailles?
      • Territorial Losses
      • Military Limitations
      • Reparation Payments
      • Moral Responsibility
    • How did the Treaty of Versailles affect Germany?
      • Territorial Losses > Germans outside of Germany
      • Military Limitations > defenseless
      • Reparation Payments > bankruptcy & hyperinflation
      • Moral Responsibility > Putsches
    • Why was the League of Nations set-up?
      • Collective Security
      • Conflict Resolution
      • Global Disarmament
    • Why was the League of Nations limited in its success?
      • Weak members
      • Lack of military
      • Lack of mandate
MID-YEAR EXAMINATIONS
  • SBQ (answer ALL questions)
    • Inference
    • Inference
    • Comparison
  • SEQ (choose ONE)
  • 60 mins

Saturday, April 21, 2007

SEA3.2.6.Rise of Nationalism

Topic: Rise of Nationalism

Essential Question: What brought about the rise of nationalism?

PERIOD I

  • Review: What is the link between colonialism and nationalism
    • What is nationalism?
    • What is the link between colonialism and nationalism?
    • What was nationalism like?
      • Nationalism as acts of collaboration: colonial [+] commoners [-]
      • Nationalism as attempts at adaptation: colonial [+] commoners [+]
      • Nationalism as anti-colonial resistance: colonial [-] commoners [+]
  • Performance:
    • Using the above matrix, how similar is the rise of nationalism in French Indochina and British Malaya? Give examples from the 2 case studies.
PERIOD II
  • Rise of Nationalism Revision
  • Impact of Colonialism Revision
  • Reasons for Colonialism Revision











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April 21, 2007
STINews: Insurance bill for global warming

By Andy Ho

IN LATE 2006, the British government released a 700-page report put together by its chief economist, Sir Nicholas Stern. The study was commissioned 'to understand more comprehensively the nature of the economic challenges (of climate change) and how they can be met in the UK and globally'.

The British government, incidentally, used its chairmanship of the United Nations Security Council this month to make climate change a council issue, much to the unhappiness of other UN agencies.

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STINews: Mother Earth is sick

April 21, 2007
STINews: Mother Earth is sick

By Tommy Koh

APRIL 22 is celebrated by the peoples of the world as Earth Day. I hope that Singaporeans will take a few moments from their busy lives to think about the health of Mother Earth. Mother Earth is sick.

The Earth is the only planet with the conditions to sustain human life. The future of humanity depends upon the preservation of a healthy biosphere, with all its ecological systems, a rich variety of plants and animals, fertile soils, pure waters and clean air. As the Earth Charter notes, the protection of the Earth's vitality, diversity and beauty is our shared obligation.

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HSS3.2.6.Social Studies Revision

PERIOD I
  • Healthcare in Singapore & Britain
    • Comparison SBQ Skills
    • Explanation SEQ Skills
  • Ageing Population Case Study
    • Inference SBQ Skills
    • Explanation SEQ Skills
PERIOD II
  • Transport Management Case Study
    • Inference SBQ Skills
    • Explanation SEQ Skills
  • Governance in Singapore
    • Review of Principles
PLEASE HAVE YOUR WORKBOOK WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES.

MSH4.2.6.Separation

Topic: Road to "Separation" 1963-1965

Enquiry Question: Why did a "separation" take place between Singapore and Malaysia?

PERIOD I

  • Review: Why was Singapore expelled from Malaysia
    • Bad ideas: Merger
    • Bad start: Malaysia Day 1963
    • Bad moves: Singapore elections & Federal Elections
    • Bad blood: common market & Race riots
    • Bad mouths: Malaysian Solidarity Campaign
    • Badman: who's the real "ultra"?
    • Bad news: Singapore is out!
  • Performance:
    • Reading from "A History of Singapore"
    • Which is the most important reason that led to "separation"?
PERIOD II
  • Performance:
    • Review of GCE O Level SBQ 2003 on Separation
    • Review of VS 2003 Prelim & VS 2006 Prelim (SBQ will be printed for you)

HSS4.2.6.Sustainable Development

Topic: Looking Ahead - Sustainable Development
Enquiry Question: How can the growth and development of Singapore be sustained?

PERIOD I

  • Review:
    • Why does Singapore need to sustain our development
      • Internal: Social Vulnerabilities & Physical Constraints
      • External: Economic Slowdown, Socio-political Instabilities, Environmental Issues
    • What are the economic strategies to promote sustainable development?
      • Diversify the Economy
      • Invest in People
      • Build up the infrastructure
  • Understanding Goals
    • What are the environmental strategies to promote sustainable development?
      • Individual/Community
      • Corporate/Government
      • Inter-governmental
  • Performances:
    • SBQ Practise: Foreign Talent
PERIOD II
  • Revision:
    • Review of SEQs on Sustainable Development
    • Review of SEQs on SS Topics from past-year prelim & O Level databank 2003-2006.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

HSS4.2.5.Sustainable Development

Topic: Looking Ahead - Sustainable Development
Enquiry Question: How can the growth and development of Singapore be sustained?

PERIOD I

  • Review: Growth of nation - industry, education, housing, healthcare, population
  • Understanding goals:
    • Why does Singapore need to sustain our development
      • Internal constraints
      • External vulnerabilities
    • What are the economic and environmental strategies to promote sustainable development?
      • Diversify the Economy
      • Invest in People
      • Build up the infrastructure
  • Performances:
    • Classify the economic strategies into these 3 categories
    • Explain how these economic strategies promote sustainable development
  • Preview: An Inconvenient Truth


















MSH4.2.5.Separation

Topic: Road to "Separation" 1963-1965

Enquiry Question: Why did a "separation" take place between Singapore and Malaysia?

PERIOD I

  • Review:
    • Why did the PAP want merger with Malaya?
      • Political reason: independence
      • Security reason: communists "threats"
      • Economic reason: decline of entrepot trade
      • Party reason: electoral promise of 1959
    • Why did Malaya NOT want "merger" after 1961?
      • Security reasons
      • Demographic reasons
      • Economic reasons
    • Why did Malaya want "merger" after 1961?
      • Security reasons: instability of PAP government
      • Territorial reasons: enlargement of Malaysia
      • Demographic reasons: inclusion of non-chinese
    • Why were there oppositions to the formation of Malaysia?
      • Disputed territories: the Philippines
      • Neo-colonialism: Indonesia
      • Domestics politics: Barisan Socialis
  • Understanding goals: Why was Singapore expelled from Malaysia
    • Bad ideas: Merger
    • Bad start: Malaysia Day 1963
    • Bad moves: Singapore elections & Federal Elections
    • Bad blood: common market & Race riots
    • Bad mouths: Malaysian Solidarity Campaign
    • Badman: who's the real "ultra"?
    • Bad news: Singapore is out!
PERIOD II
  • Performances:
    • Explain & evaluate the factors that brought about "separation" with this Priority Chart:
    • Is "separation" the best term to describe what happened on 8 August 1965?

Friday, April 13, 2007

HSS3.2.5.Healthcare in Britain

Health care in Britain
Essential Question: Have British healthcare policies met the needs of the people?

PERIOD I
  • Review: What are the principles of healthcare management in Singapore
    • Individual responsibility
    • Community support
    • Government structure
  • Understanding goals: What is good healthcare?
    • The criteria for management of healthcare:
      • Quality?
      • Afforability?
      • Accessibility?
    • The approach to managing healthcare in Britain:
      • History of the NHS
      • Managing the cost & effects of free healthcare
        • Privatisation
        • NHS Plans (2000, 2004)

PERIOD II
  • Performances: Have British healthcare policies met the needs of the people?
    • Read the views towards healthcare on pp. 90-91.
    • Write a paragraph to state your stand on whether British healthcare policies have met the needs of the people.
    • Share your views with the class.
  • Review:

SEA3.2.5.Rise of Nationalism

Topic: Rise of Nationalism

Essential Question: What brought about the rise of nationalism?

PERIOD I

  • Review: Why was Siam not colonized?
    • Anglo-French rivalry
      • British Burma/British Malaya
      • French Indochina
    • Domestic modernisation by enlightened Kings
      • Reforms of Mongkut
      • Reforms of Chulalongkorn
    • Foreign relations concessions
      • Northern Malay states
      • Laos & Cambodia
  • Performance:
    • Which do you think is the most important reason why Siam was not colonized
    • Use the 2 approaches we have discussed to make your decision
      • The theory of enlightened kings
      • The theory of the colonialism's timing
  • Understanding goal: What is the link between colonialism and nationalism
    • What is nationalism?
      • Awareness of identity
      • Attempts at improvement
      • Agitation for autonomy
    • What is the link between colonialism and nationalism?
      • colonialism > western ideas & religions > threat to local traditions & cultures > awareness of indigenous identity
      • colonialism > trade & industrialisation > immigration/migration > urbanisation > income inequality > awareness of labour exploitation
      • colonialism > administration > education > intelligentsia/new elites > western ideas > awareness of rights, liberty, equality
  • Performance: Students to explain the links between colonialism and nationalism
PERIOD II
  • Understanding Goal: What was nationalism like?
    • Nationalism as acts of collaboration: colonial [+] commoners [-]
    • Nationalism as attempts at adaptation: colonial [+] commoners [+]
    • Nationalism as anti-colonial resistance: colonial [-] commoners [+]
  • Performance:
    • Using the above matrix, how similar is the rise of nationalism in French Indochina and British Malaya? Give examples from the 2 case studies.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

SEA3.2.4.Impact of Colonialism

Topic: Impact of Colonialism
Essential Question: Did Colonialism benefit Southeast Asia?

PERIOD I
  • Review:
    • Test your knowledge of European colonialism -
    • Target Diagram: Impact of Colonialism
  • Understanding goals: Why was Siam not colonized?
    • Anglo-French rivalry
      • British Burma/British Malaya
      • French Indochina
    • Domestic modernisation by enlightened Kings
      • Reforms of Mongkut
      • Reforms of Chulalongkorn
    • Foreign relations concessions
      • Northern Malay states
      • Laos & Cambodia
  • Performance:
    • Explain how colonialism benefited Siam.
PERIOD II
  • Understanding goal: What is the link between colonialism and nationalism
    • What is nationalism?
      • Awareness of identity
      • Attempts at improvement
      • Agitation for autonomy
    • What was the nature of nationalism in SEA before 1942?
      • Collaboration
      • Adaptation
      • Resistance
  • Performances: Going by the characteristics of nationalism in SEA, when did nationalism begin? Justify with examples from British Malaya and French Indochina.

HSS3.2.4.Healthcare in Singapore

Health care in Singapore
Essential Question: How is good governance reflected in Singapore's health care policies?

PERIOD I
  • Preview: Pls complete this preview activity to prepare for the next chapter on Health care in Singapore.
    • Refer to United Nations' Human Development Index
    • Which indicator(s) do you think most accurately reflect the state of health care in Singapore? Explain your answer.
    • If you could put together a composite of indicators to foreign friends to show them the state of health care in Singapore , what would these indicators be?
  • Understanding goals: To what extent is healthcare the responsibility of the government?
    • The challenges of providing healthcare
      • Quality?
      • Afforability?
      • Accessibility?
  • The Changes to the approach of managing healthcare
    • Healthcare in history
    • Healthcare in the present: individual, community and government (in that order)
    • Healthcare in the future: Meeting the needs of an Aging population
PERIOD II
  • Performances:
    • A list of approaches to managing healthcare appears on pg. 70-79.
    • Reclassify them under the 3 categories of approaches (individual, community & government)
    • From this exercise, what do you think is the approach of to managing healthcare in Singapore?
  • Review:
    • SBQ on ERP in Managing Traffic Flow
    • Skills: Checking Reliability

Sunday, April 01, 2007

MWH4.2.4.Mao's China

Topic: China under Mao
Essential Question: Did Mao's Leadership benefit China?

PERIOD I
  • Understanding goals: Why did Mao launch the Cultural Revolution in 1967?
    • Agriculture & industry normalcy after the Great Leap Forward: led to a fear of the return to capitalism in China
    • Political leadership: led to a fear of embarrassment and the rise of the reformist clique in the Communist party
    • Industrialisation & urbanisation: led to a fear of apolitical students and critical intellectuals
  • Performances:
    • How are the reasons given here similar/different from the answers in the textbook?
    • Explain how each of the reasons given here led to the launch of the Cultural Revolution.


PERIOD II

  • Understanding goal: Did Mao's leadership benefit China?
    • The Land
    • The Leaders
    • The Livelihood
  • Performances: Review SBQ on the Great Leap Forward
  • Assessment: Try this quiz: