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Tuesday, May 14

  1. page China edited Tibet, 2 Perpectives: {TibetPerspectives.key} Tibet links: History of Tibet Within China: http…
    Tibet, 2 Perpectives: {TibetPerspectives.key}
    Tibet links:
    History of Tibet Within China: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/guides/456900/456954/html/nn1page1.stm
    Tibetan Buddhism & The Dalai Lama: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/guides/456900/456954/html/nn3page1.stm
    and http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1347735.stm
    2008 Protests: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7299221.stm

    There are several maps to use here- scroll down!

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    {ChinaMap2.png}
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Sunday, May 12

  1. page Israel-Palestine edited ... Optional Notes Template: {ResearchNotes.pages} *Note- the vocabulary in some of these source…
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    Optional Notes Template: {ResearchNotes.pages}
    *Note- the vocabulary in some of these sources may be tough- try to work through it and take your best shot at the meaning. If you think something is an important details and you just can't figure it out, note it somehow so you can ask your group or Mrs. Ruthman next class.
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    your topic.
    Organize your presentation around the notes categories/questions
    What are the key issues/details involved in your topic
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Tuesday, November 13

  1. page Haitian Revolution edited ... http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/country_profiles/1202772.stm#media Earthquake: http://t…
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/country_profiles/1202772.stm#media
    Earthquake:
    http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/haiti/index.html?8qa
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/americas/2010/haiti_earthquake/default.stm
    http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/haiti.quake/
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Tuesday, May 8

  1. page Comic Life Assignment edited ... Step 4: Start working in Comic Life or drawing your own. Ask Mrs. Ruthman or classmates if you…
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    Step 4: Start working in Comic Life or drawing your own. Ask Mrs. Ruthman or classmates if you need help with the program.
    Grading:
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  2. page Comic Life Assignment edited Cold War Comic Life Assignment ... event/issue and involved involves some school-appropriat…

    Cold War Comic Life Assignment
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    event/issue and involvedinvolves some school-appropriate
    Step 1: Decide if you want to work alone or with a partner (2 maximum).
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    War packet (or Decolonization Notes) that will
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    For example,
    find
    find out more about aone of these...
    the negotiations and clash between Truman and Stalin at the Potsdam Conference
    how Europe reacted to US Marshall Plan aid
    a
    specific battle
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    nuclear bombs
    find out more about the

    the
    Soviet launch
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    the moon
    find out more about efforts

    the paradox of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) in the nuclear arms race, or the US-Soviet SALT talks to limit and reduce nuclear weapons
    efforts
    to escape
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    in 1989
    find out more about how

    how
    terrified the
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    & Khruszchev
    find out more about the

    the
    Vietnamization process
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    Tet Offensive)
    why the Soviets had such difficulty fighting the mujahideen in Afghanistan or the US Olympic boycott of 1980

    Step 3: Brainstorm an idea/overall plan for your comic. This exemplar can help give you a sense of what you are aiming for (the exemplar is 2 pages, yours can be less or more). Exemplar: {BerlinAirliftComic.pdf}
    Step 4: Start working in Comic Life or drawing your own. Ask Mrs. Ruthman or classmates if you need help with the program.
    Grading:
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  3. page Comic Life Assignment edited Cold War Comic Life Assignment Step You will create a comic that tells the story of a Cold War…

    Cold War Comic Life Assignment
    StepYou will create a comic that tells the story of a Cold War event/issue and involved some school-appropriate humor.
    Step
    1: Decide
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    a partner or partners. Group of 3 maximum.(2 maximum).
    Step 2:
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    one of events from the six Cold War events from your homework packet that
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    For example,
    - find

    find
    out more
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    nuclear bombs
    - find

    find
    out more
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    or the creation of NASA
    - find out more about Egyptian President Nasser as an Arab hero for standing up
    Apollo mission to the West in the Suez Crisis
    - find
    moon
    find
    out more
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    Wall or the protests that caused the
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    in 1989
    - find

    find
    out more
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    deal made
    - find
    between Kennedy & Khruszchev
    find
    out more
    Step 3: Brainstorm an idea/overall plan for your comic. This exemplar can help give you a sense of what you are aiming for (the exemplar is 2 pages, yours can be less or more). Exemplar: {BerlinAirliftComic.pdf}
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    in Comic Life.Life or drawing your own. Ask Mrs.
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Wednesday, May 2

  1. page Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan edited from History Learning Site: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/russia_invasion_afghanistan.htm S…
    from History Learning Site: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/russia_invasion_afghanistan.htm
    Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
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    joined the MujahdeenMujahideen - a
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    government. The MujahdeenMujahideen declared a
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    that the MujahdeenMujahideen were no
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    to the MujahdeenMujahideen so the
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    power.
    The MujahdeenMujahideen proved to
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    match against Afgan MujahadeenAfghan Mujahideen men fuelledfueled by their
    The United Nations had condemned the invasion as early as January 1980 but a Security Council motion calling for the withdrawal of Russian forces had been vetoed......by Russia.
    The US responded to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan by putting a ban on the export of grain to Russia, ended the SALT talks taking place then (see nuclear arms race page) and boycotted the 1980 Olympic Games due to be held in Moscow. Other than that, America did nothing. Why? They knew that Russia had got itself into their own Vietnam-like situation (embarassing, unpopular war) and it also provided American Intelligence with an opportunity to acquire any new Russian military hardware that could be used in Afghanistan. The US government gave Mujhadeen fighters access to American surface-to-air missiles - though not through direct sales by America. By 1988 Russia withdrew its forces from Afghanistan, realizing it could not win the war and that the cost of maintaining such a vast force in Afghanistan was crippling Russia's already weak economy. By the end of the 1980's, the Mujahdeen was at war with itself in Afghanistan with hard line Taliban fighters taking a stronger grip over the whole nation and imposing very strict Muslim law on the Afghanistan population.
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  2. page Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan edited from History Learning Site: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/russia_invasion_afghanistan.htm S…
    from History Learning Site: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/russia_invasion_afghanistan.htm
    Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
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    Hazifullah Amin, had tried to
    On December 27th, 1979, Amin was shot and killed by the Russians and replaced by Babrak Kamal. His position as head of the Afghan government depended entirely on the fact that he needed Russian military support to keep him in power. Many Afghan government soldiers had deserted to the Mujahdeen so the new government led by Kamal government needed 85,000 Russian soldiers to maintain power.
    The Mujahdeen proved to be a formidable opponent. They were equipped with old rifles but had a knowledge of the mountains around Kabul and the weather conditions that would be encountered there. The Russians resorted to using napalm, poison gas and helicopter gun ships against the Mujahdeen - but they experienced exactly the same military scenario the Americans had done in Vietnam. By 1982, the Mujahdeen controlled 75% of Afghanistan despite fighting the might of the world's second most powerful military power (the Soviets). Young drafted Russian soldiers were no match against Afgan Mujahadeen men fuelled by their religious beliefs and furious anger at what they saw as an attempt at a foreign takeover of their country. Though the Russian army had a reputation, the war in Afghanistan showed the world just how poor it was outside of military displays. Army boots lasted no more than 10 days before falling to bits in the harsh environment of the Afghanistan mountains. Many Russian soldiers deserted to the Mujahdeen. Russian tanks were of little use in the mountain passes.
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  3. page Vietnam War edited From Worldbook Online for Students: http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar585370&…
    From Worldbook Online for Students: http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar585370&st=vietnam+war
    The Vietnam War was the longest war in which the United States took part. It began in 1957 and ended in 1975. Vietnam, a small country in Southeast Asia, was divided at the time into the Communist Democratic Republic of Vietnam, commonly called North Vietnam, and the non-Communist Republic of Vietnam, commonly called South Vietnam. North Vietnamese and Communist-trained South Vietnamese rebels, called the Viet Cong, sought to overthrow the government of South Vietnam and to eventually reunite the country under Communist rule. The United States and the South Vietnamese army tried to stop them, but failed.
    The Vietnam War was actually the second phase of fighting in Vietnam. During the first phase, which began in 1946, the Vietnamese fought France for control of Vietnam. At that time, Vietnam was part of the French colonial empire in Indochina (the region in which Vietnam is located). The United States sent France military equipment, but the Vietnamese defeated the French in 1954. Vietnam was then split into North and South Vietnam.
    The Vietnam War was the longest war in which the United States took part. It began in 1957 and ended in 1975. Vietnam, a small country in Southeast Asia, was divided at the time into the Communist Democratic Republic of Vietnam, commonly called North Vietnam, and the non-Communist Republic of Vietnam, commonly called South Vietnam. North Vietnamese and Communist-trained South Vietnamese rebels, called the Viet Cong, sought to overthrow the government of South Vietnam and to eventually reunite the country under Communist rule. The United States and the South Vietnamese army tried to stop them, but failed.
    United States aid to France and later to non-Communist South Vietnam was based on a Cold War policy of President Harry S. Truman known as the Truman Doctrine or containment policy. Truman had declared that the United States must help any nation challenged by Communism in order to stop the spread of communism. The Truman Doctrine was at first directed at Europe and the Middle East. But it was also adopted by the next three presidents, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and applied to Indochina. They feared that if one Southeast Asian nation joined the Communist camp, the others would also "fall," one after the other, like what Eisenhower called "a row of dominoes."
    The Vietnamese Communists and their allies called the Vietnam War a war of national liberation. They saw the Vietnam War as an extension of the struggle with France and as another attempt by a foreign power to rule Vietnam. North Vietnam wanted to end U.S. support of South Vietnam and to reunite the north and south into a single nation. China and the Soviet Union, at that time the two largest Communist nations, gave the Vietnamese Communists war materials but not troops.
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