Friday, June 26, 2009

World History Summer School 6/25

In Class - If you did not turn in your take home test from Chapters 5 and 6 yesterday, then I will take this today. However, I will deduct two letter grades for being late. Continue to discuss situation in Iran via video clips from In class writing assignement: Predict what you think will happen in Iran. Discuss homework: poem anlaysis (dialetical journal) of Rudyard Kipling's "White Man's Burden." Discuss imperialism in terms of the United States. Video: Target: Osama bin Laden. See how this video contributes to the political and military turmoil that is currently taking place in the Middle East between the United States and other Islamic countries. Turn in Homework: Dialetical journals and Chapter 9, Section 1 and 2 Quizzes and Primary Sources.

Homework - None. Enjoy your weekend.

Extra Credit opportunity - Click on the link below and watch the documentary: Breaking the Silence - Truth and Lies in the War on Terror (This is the 8th documentary from the top. Just scroll down until you see it). This documentary is narrated and created by John Pilger who argues that the war on terror is for the United States' imperialistic gain. There are some sensitive images and topics of discussion. You may also want to check out a few of the articles listed below as well.

The Assignment - Watch this documentary (approximately 51 minutes in length) and take a few notes of specific examples of imperialism by the United States in Iraq and Afghanistan. Use these examples to write at least a one page reaction answering the following question: Is the United States instituting imperialism in Iraq and Afghanistan for their own political, economical, and cultural gains? Use specific evidence to support your argument from the documentary.

This assignment is due no later than Tuesday, June 30 at the beginning of class. You will turn in your notes from the documentary and your write-up. This assignment can be worth up to 50 points of extra credit, but to receive the maximum number of points, I will look at the quality of your work. So, have fun and learn!

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