So, in all fairness, let me share with you MY List of 4-Big Ideas that you can use for your free write:
(these are pretty basic to get you started, if you ideas are more complex, that's great!)
1. Geometric borders create disputes-many were created by colonial rulers that did not take the nations of the territories into consideration.
2. Geometric borders can cause natural resource concerns.
3. Geometric borders can cause economic concerns.
4. Geometric borders and spark identity conflicts that stem from nationalism (to the state OR to the nation) and can be both centripetal and centrifugal forces.
Ok. Now you have to take the 4 big ideas and write 2 big ideas learned from the lesson (can you summarize them differently or categorize them?)
THEN you have to write 1 big ideas based of your 2 big ideas.
Lastly, write a paragraph that describes the main idea of the lesson. Use examples to help make your point stronger!
Links to ideas discussed in class today:
10 Most Controversial Territorial Disputes
Separatism in Africa
Civil Wars in Africa
The Colorado River Dispute