7th Grade History; May 3-7, 2020

May 3, 2020     Sherry Stockton    

Monday, May 3, 2020

Lesson 163

-What do you think about North Korea’s leader, Kim Jung-Sun, disappearing from public for a while? Do you think he was ill or quarantining himself?

-Did you get the 1 million imaginary points by answering the question, “Who is now the leader of Palestine since Yasir Arafat’s death?” Did you answer with D.W., Mahmoud Abbas?

  1. What were the six major people groups of former Yugoslavia?
  2. Look at the map in your textbook of Yugoslavia after WWII. What were the seven new nations that emerged from Yugoslavia?
  3. 3.Who was the Communist dictator who ruled Yugoslavia until his death in 1980?
  1. Who was the leader of Serbia who earned the nickname, “Butcher of the Balkans”?
  2. What is the killing, or doing away with a minority group, for the purpose of making an area ethnically homogenous (one people group)?
  3. As a result of 200,000 people dying and 2,000,000 people being forced from homes by the hands of the Serbians, what peace accords were signed in Ohio?
  4. What happened to Milosevich when he was tried for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity?
  5. Which country’s independence from Serbia on February 17, 2008, is considered the climax in the gradual breakup of the former country, Yugoslavia?

Tuesday, May 4, 2020

Today, I would like for you to watch a short clip on a young woman I know that lives in Kosovo. I have known Nadine since she was a young girl. She always had a heart for missions and desired to seek the Lord’s will for her life in everything. She married and they soon learned that they were expecting a baby. It wasn’t long afterwards, that her husband died from a heart attack. 

Nadine and her daughter, Lydia, eventually went to war-torn Kosovo. (You can find it on the map in your book on page 417.) She understood pain and a longing to find peace and hope in the Lord. Because of this understanding, she started a school or safe place for children in Kosovo who may have had loved ones killed in the violence there. The school was called, The House of Laughter”, based on Psalm 126:1-2. “We were like those who dream, then our mouth was filled with laughter.”

I would get letters from Nadine telling about the tanks in the streets, the stories the children told of relatives being shot, and the devastation on the streets. She offered hope and love. Her work caught the attention of the government because of her love, care, and concern for orphans and widows of Kosovo. Nadine’s next dream was to build a permanent school, and the city gave her 60 acres to build one! It is called the Kosovo Leadership Academy. 

Please watch the short video clip, When You Don’t See His Plan: The Nadine Hennesy Story. (You tube) After you watch the video, please write your thoughts.

Wednesday, May 5, 2020

Lesson 163 continued (pages 418-419)

  1. Who was the leader of Venezuela who passed a whole new constitution for socialist reforms and made no secret for his hatred of America?
  2. What did this dictator call President Bush in a speech he gave to the UN in New York City?
  3. After his death in 2013, his successor, Nicolas Madura, promised to do what?
  4. Who became dictator of Cuba after almost 50 years of Fidel Castro’s Communism?
  5. What have Cubans been allowed to have since the leadership of this new dictator? Remember, he became dictator in 2008!
  6. Which countries supply billions of dollars to Cuba’s struggling economy?

Thursday, May 6, 2020

Lesson 164

  1. The birth of the euro and growth of other new economies caused competition, the outsourcing of jobs that were moved to lower wage countries, and the US dollar being devalued. All these factors contributed to the shrinking of the ______________________ of the US.
  2. The Financial Crisis of 2007 began with what?
  3. What became a major issue in the 2008 US elections?
  4. Who were the two candidates running for the Presidency in 2008?
  5. What did Congress create for the purpose of creating government jobs and spending in the hopes of jumpstarting the economy?
  6. What story did Mr. Smith use to illustrate how we can learn from consequences?
  7. The government tried to fix this companies problems by giving it money. What is the name of the company?
  8. What is the term that means a country refuses to pay some or all of its debt?
  9. Who was the first lady who proposed a national health care system that would create substandard health care?
  10. Under whose Presidency was nationalized health care known as Affordable Care Act, passed?
  11. What two countries signed the Good Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation?

Friday, May 7, 2020.

Complete Quiz 40. You may use your book.