Thursday, March 20, 2014

Student Government Crimea Crisis Questions and Links

Answer each of the questions on a piece of paper. Each question is a hyperlink that will take you to an article that will research to answer the question.
  1. What is the history of Ukraine? How did it get where it is today?
     
  2. What is Crimea’s political history? What are Russia’s interests there?
     
  3. What is the danger of full-blown war in the region? 
     
  4. Why has the international community compared the situation in Crimea as similar to the 2008 conflict in Georgia, which resulted in South Ossetia breaking away from Georgia and being recognized as its own country?
     
  5. What options does President Obama have in terms of a U.S. response? Why has the Crimean crisis been called the “most difficult foreign policy test of his presidency”?
     
  6. How might the United States’ reaction to the Crimean situation impact relations between America and the Middle East? How do Ukraine's economic challenges impact the world economy?
     
  7. How successful have the international community's diplomacy efforts been thus far?
     
  8. What is the situation like for people living in Crimea?

Hitler: The Rise of Evil

I wanted to post the video for those of you that wanted to see the ending.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Accelerated Credit Option: (.25 Credits!)

Watch the movie Stalingrad playing downtown at the Riverfront Theater. Type a one page paper describing the following:

1. Basics of the plot, main characters

2. Cite examples and specific scenes demonstrating how civilian was affected by the battle of Stalingrad.

3. 3-4 sentences describing your reaction to the film. Did you like it? Why? Why not?

Showtimes

 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Homework 13: Shell Shock

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/shellshock_01.shtml 

For Week 7, Day 1 you will  use the link above to complete the homework assignment. If you have completed the essay prior to or during class Monday/Tuesday you should complete HW13 in class and make the extra credit presentation. Directions for the presentation are on the HW13 handout.