Social Studies Reflection #2

So far during unit two I have studied the first three chapters of China, the Worlds Most Populous Country. Some of the things that I have learned in this unit include the side affects of China’s rising population. One of the affects that this would have is that it would allow a phenomenon like a draught to dry up the crops and kill millions. This happened under Mao Zedong’s rule in the years 1958-1962. Another one of the side affects is that now you have more and more people. Who are using more and more energy. So to find and construct a way to cope with this problem will require a lot of thought, labour, and time. Which will require lots of hard work. Some of the plans that modern day China include building the largest dam in the worlds largest dam to generate power for the 1.35 billion people living there. This will allow them to reduce the amount of coal they are burning that contributes to the smog in China. Another method the government is using is the one person one child policy which allows each family one child. Before the punishments were harsh but now China has loosened the reigns and allowed special persons to have more than one. To promote this they now focus on the rewards rather than the punishments. These are some of the problems China faces today and how China has coped with it.

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China PD map

In this unit I will aim for the second highest badge because last time I did not seem to be able to achieve a higher goal. To achieve this I will take notes in class that I can review if I need them for a test or just for an activity in class. My goal for this unit was to stay on task while researching or studying while taking notes on the subject. So far I feel that I have been following up on these goals because of the amount of notes I’ve been taking on some of the mini-units.  I have been taking my notes off of the online chapters as it was a working method for the first unit. So this unit I will keep using this method to help me stay on task and prepared for any assessment.

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