new.jpegSacrifice and Freedom: Africa- Sudan, Rwanda, and South Africa

What if regions of the world did not experience colonization centuries ago?

In this unit we will express the issues in specific regions of Africa, namely the Sudan, Rwanda, and South Africa. We will recognize the social disagreements in these areas and how they've impacted that country's development and ability to contribute to its citizens and the world. Why has this area of the world experienced so much turmoil and perpetual states of civil war, genocide, and oppressive regimes? What are the similarities between what was vowed 'never to happen again' during the Jewish Holocaust during World War II and the genocides that are occurring in many regions of Africa?

Video that describes the colonization of the entire continent of Africa

Innovations of a Decade: Space Race

We will explore the events of the space race between the United States and Russia(then the Soviet Union). We came out as allies after World War II and then began a period of chilly diplomatic relations, known as the Cold War. During this period which lasted well into the 1980s, created a competition for the stars. Why space?

iGeneration: China, Iran, and North Korea

We will study the position and conditions these three countries find themselves in today. As a student on the global stage (or instilling that inquisition) these countries are the most provocative, controversial, and in some instances still an enigma. Some of these countries have been placed in such categories as the 'Axis of Evil', or historically been isolated from the rest of the world. What does the future hold for them?
How does this subject connect with our theme of an iGeneration?

Invisibility and Invincibility- Russian Revolutions of 1905 and 1917

(From Wikipedia) The 1905 Russian Revolution was a wave of mass political and social unrest that spread through vast areas of the Russian Empire. Some of it was directed against the government, while some was undirected. It included terrorism, worker strikes, peasant unrest, and military mutinies. The 1917 Russian Revolution is the collective term for a series of revolutions, which destroyed the Tsarist autocracy and led to the creation of the Soviet Union. The Tsar was overthrown and replaced by a temporary government in the first revolution of February 1917. In the second revolution, during October, the Temporary Government was removed and replaced with a Bolshevik (Communist) government.

Unity and Division- Germany and Korea After World War II

How did conflicts among the Allies lead to a divided Germany and Korea?

(From PH World History TE, pg. 964)

"After World War II, there were confrontation among the superpowers. There was a wide range of nonmilitary contention between the United States and the Soviet Union. There were propaganda broadsides aimed at their own people and at 'world opinion'. Accompanying these varied form of competition, were repeated attempted to improve relations between America and the Soviet Union."
Caught in the middle was a country left in ruins after World War II, trying to rebuild and pick up the pieces. Used as a pawn in the power struggle between the US and Soviet Union, Germany was divided. Further east, a small peninsula became entangled in the struggle for freedom and the conflict over the spread of communism. Korea's fate, however, turns out differently than Germany.

Starting Off the Year with a Message from President Obama

What can hard work do?

Recipe for Success-Napoleonic Era

Was Napoleon's reign successful?