Globalization Readings

For each of the following readings answer the questions at the end of the reading. This assignment is due at the start of the next scheduled class period.

29.4 Deng Xiaoping, A Market Economy for Socialist Goals

29.5 Pope John Paul II, Centesimus Annus

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

Documents in History


Ch 35 – China 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. You may work with another individual. This is due at the end of the period in which it was assigned.


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?


Latin America Project

Directions:  Provide the following information for the figures you have been assigned:  A) dates lived, B) 3-4 bullet points of biography, C) explanation of 3-4 major accomplishments or works, and D) analysis of how he/she relates to the themes of Latin American Consolidation.  Be sure to include a visual of the person or place.

1. Toussaint L’Overture 
2. Father Hidalgo
3. Augustin de Iturbide
4. Simon Bolivar
5. Gran Colombia
6. Jose de San Martin 
7. August Comte 
8. Andres Santa Cruz 
9. Dom Pedro I 
10. Joao VI
11. Juan Manuel de Rosas
12. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
13. Benito Juarez
14. Maximillian von Habsburg
15. Domingo Sarmiento
16. Porfirio Diaz