After wrapping up the People’s Republic of China EXAM on Wednesday, April 17, we begin our inquiry into the UNITED MEXICAN STATES.
To begin the Unit, Mr. Cameron will lecture on the Making of the Modern Mexican State. Into the following week he will address Mexican Political Institutions and Mexican Citizens, Society, and the State.
DUE MONDAY, April 22:
- Newly Industrializing and Lesser Developed Countries & Reading Qs.
- Read Gov’t and Politics in Mexico – Ethel Wood (c. 2013). No Qs.
- Watch the first THREE of the six videos on Mexico, below.
DUE WEDNESDAY, April 24:
- Reading: Lawrence Wright, “Slim’s Time” (June, 2009).
- Reading: William Finnegan, “In the Name of the Law” (Oct. 2010).
- Comparisons between Russia and Mexico’s electoral systems. Use the DATA provided to complete this work. PRINT your work.
- Watch the remaining THREE of the six videos, below.
Student Presentations on Wednesday, April 24:
- Current Events Pres. w’ Julia, Colin, Sarah, Wyatt & Holly.
- Public Policy Presentation w’ Wyle, Nick, Cruz, Aeon & Chloe.
Socratic Seminar on Thursday, April 25:
- Overview & Rubric … S.S. Procedures
- Article Analysis Page … Student Groups
- Collection of Socratic Seminar ARTICLES
- Continuing our conversations with Four Corners of Mexico.
*MEXICO EXAM = FRIDAY, APRIL 26*
To continue the topic of violence and extend it to the contest for public office in Mexico, we should note the 1994 assassination of Luis Donaldo Colosio as well as a longitudinal tracking of assassinations of candidates to Mexico’s public offices. What correlations can you draw between your work with understanding how Mexico compares with Russia’s electoral systems and party systems, the topics related to corruption and violence, and civil society expressed in the lead up to July’s 2018 Presidential election? Note recent polls suggesting a tightening field of three candidates. Finally, inquire into AS/COA’s assessment of the recent Presidential electoral field.