Globalization Activity

Globalization Project

Answer the prompt.

Which aspects of globalization were most influential in forming the conditions of life around the world at the close of the 20th century? Consider various aspects of life: the economy, culture, intellectual life, diplomacy.

You may answer this question with a photo collage, a prezi, a PowerPoint, an essay, a short video clip.  The choice is yours.


Ch 36 Readings

Here are two readings that go in depth on some of the topics from Ch 36.
Click on the link below and read 28.5 and 29.7.  Answer the questions at the end of each reading.  Email all responses to lwaddell@tuhsd.k12.az.us

28.5. Alain Destexhe, Rwanda and Genocide in the Twentieth Century

1. How would you define genocide?  Do you think that Destexhe is correct in indicting the Hutu leadership for this crime?

2. In the refugee camp at Goma at least tens of thousands and possibly several hundred thousand Hutus died, largely from cholera, which swept the area in epidemic fashion.  Several media sources applied the term “genocide” to the tragedy at Goma, but Destexhe finds it inappropriate.  What do you think? 

29.7. “We Wage a War to Save Civilization Itself” (2001): George W. Bush

1. In his speech of September 11, Bush states that the U.S. was attacked “because we’re the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world.”  Do you agree with assessment?  Why or why not?

2. Can you think of any instances in history where terrorism worked to achieve a political goal?

World History Readings


Ch 35 Project

For this project you will create a timeline of China from 1900 to 1990. You need include at least 12 events. Be sure to have key leaders, key events, and any countries that may be involved. Some examples would be Mao, The Great Leap Forward, Little Red Book, to name a few (hint, hint).

You may use a variety of platforms to create this project. This project is due on May 3 by 11:59


Cold War Readings

Here are three readings from the Cold War and Beyond.  First up is the Marshall Plan.  This was the United States trying to rebuild Europe.  Next reading is the Warsaw Pact.  This is the Soviets response to NATO.  And lastly a reading by Albert Camus.  This illustrates some of the new philosophies that started to take shape after WWII.

Marshall Plan
Why did Marshall suggest such a sweeping measure of economic support?
What advantages would the United States gain from the realization of the Marshall Plan?
What connection was there between the Marshall Plan, the Truman Doctrine, and the Cold War?

The Warsaw Security Pact
What reasons did the parties to the Warsaw Pact five for the formation of a military alliance?
What were the essential terms of the treaty, and in what ways did it reflect the Cold War ideological between the East and West?

Albert Camus: The Rebel
What values or purposes did he see in the penchant of each individual to rebel against society?
In view of Camus’ assertion that “the twentieth century revolution…is first of all a politics and an ideology,” why did he insist that concentration upon politics and ideologies was futile and unrealistic?


Ch 29 Reading Quiz Retake

Here is the ch 29 quiz retake. Please email your responses to lwaddell@tempeunion.org.

In your response, be sure to address all parts of the question. Use complete sentences; an outline or bulleted list alone is not acceptable.

Answer all parts of the question that follows.

a) Identify ONE cause that contributed to the start of World War I.

b) Explain ONE other cause that contributed to Europe engaging in World War I. 

c) Explain the actions of ONE world leader that impacted World War I.  These actions may have contributed to the start of the war, the end of the war or actions during the war.