Unit 1: Scramble for Africa

http://www.brown.edu/Research/AAAH/map.htm

http://pages.uoregon.edu/maphist/english/AF/AF01-00.html


Unit 2: Trench Warfare

Letters Home From the Trenches

1. Start here:

Front Line: Great website with lots of information about trench construction and warfare

http://trenches.jynx.ca/?page=home

2. Then, do some more research here:

PBS: Basic information about trenches (maps, photographs)

http://www.pbs.org/greatwar/chapters/ch1_trench.html

Life in the Trenches: Daily routine information

http://inthefootsteps.org.uk/Articles/1914-18GreatWar/LifeInTheTrenches.htm

3. Bonus/Advanced:

BBC Virtual Tour (links may not work on PCs):

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

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

World War I Weaponry:

http://www.firstworldwar.com/weaponry/

Sample World War I Letters:

http://www.u.arizona.edu/~rstaley/wwlettr1.htm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/special_report/1998/10/98/world_war_i/197437.stm (scroll down to "The Soldier's Story: Letters Home"

Unit 3: SPIES Dictators

Joseph Stalin:

http://www.history.com/topics/joseph-stalin

http://gulaghistory.org/nps/onlineexhibit/stalin/ (gulags)

http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/biographies/stalin.html

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/shared/minitext/prof_josephstalin.html

http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/in-depth/stalins-spies.html (secret police)

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/heroesvillains/g4/ (industrialization)

Adolf Hitler (Germany):
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/hitler.html

Benito Mussolini (Italy):
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/399484/Benito-Mussolini/5091/Role-in-World-War-II



Unit 4:

World War II Battles Research for Fact Sheets: What was the most significant "turning point" in World War II?

Hint: Start by reading a short account of the battle in your textbook to get a basic overview (16-4).

Options:

El Alamein:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/battle_el_alamein_01.shtml
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_el_alamein.htm

Stalingrad:

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_stalingrad.htm
www.stalingrad.net/

Italy:

http://worldwar2database.com/html/italy43_45.htm
http://www.worldwar2history.info/Italy/

D-Day:

//D//-//Day// - June 6, 1944 - the United States Army

www.army.mil/d-day/ www.dday.org/
www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/dday/sfeature/sf_info.html
www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/dday/

Battle of the Bulge:

www.army.mil/botb/
www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10006178
www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/bulge/

Iwo Jima/Okinawa:

www.iwojima.com/
http://www.history.navy.mil/library/online/battleiwojima.htm
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/pacific-civilians-okinawa/



World War II Leaders Research for SPIES

Adolf Hitler (Germany):
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/hitler.html

Benito Mussolini (Italy):
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/399484/Benito-Mussolini/5091/Role-in-World-War-II

Joseph Stalin (USSR):
http://www.stalinproject.com/,
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/stalin.html

Winston Churchill (Great Britain):
http://www.winstonchurchill.org/learn/biography/biography

Charles de Gaulle (France):
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=68

Hideki Tojo (Japan):
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=65

For all leaders:

1. http://ww2db.com/person.php (World War II database)

2. http://www.teacheroz.com/WWIILeaders.htm

3. http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/biographies/index.html




Unit 5 Cold War Third World Nations Research:

Cuban Revolution:

Cuban Revolution Overview (Scholastic):
http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/features/index.asp?article=f090108_Cuba

Fidel Castro (PBS):
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/castro/peopleevents/p_castro.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/castro/peopleevents/e_precastro.html


Cuban Missile Crisis:

JFK and the Crisis:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/heroesvillains/g2/

Cuban Missile Crisis:
http://www.cubacrisis.net/angl/pages/premset_01.html


Bay of Pigs:

Bay of Pigs Overview (Scholastic):
http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/features/index.asp?article=f013111_bay-of-pigs

JFK and the Bay of Pigs:
http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/The-Bay-of-Pigs.aspx


Nicaraguan Civil War:

Short Introduction:
http://www.coldwar.org/articles/80s/NicaraguaandlOrtega.asp

Sandinista Revolution:
http://library.thinkquest.org/17749/lrevolution.html

Iran-Contra Affair (for those of you who like a challenge):
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/reagan-iran/


Iranian Revolution:

Overview (Scholastic):
http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/features/index.asp?article=f091806_TP_Iran

Short Introduction to the Iranian Hostage Crisis:
http://www.coldwar.org/articles/70s/IranHostageCrisis.asp

PBS Iranian Hostage Crisis:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/carter-hostage-crisis/


Soviet War in Afghanistan:

Afghanistan: How We Got There (Scholastic):
http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/features/index.asp?article=f020810_afghan

PBS NewsHour:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/indepth_coverage/asia/afghanistan/soviet.html

Unit 6: Decolonization in Africa Case Study Project

CIA World Factbook: For statistics and demographics
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

BBC News Country Profiles:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm


Kenya:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIad7nsPYhg&list=PL5275672923A6D31A&index=12&feature=plpp_video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qehPz7Y0jCs&list=PL5275672923A6D31A&index=13&feature=plpp_video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olq2p4WjuhI&list=PL5275672923A6D31A&index=14&feature=plpp_video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I0-vbOgHR0&list=PL5275672923A6D31A&index=15&feature=plpp_video


Ghana:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pYorKr3XFQ&list=PL5275672923A6D31A&index=2&feature=plpp_video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joBjzivBKz4&list=PL5275672923A6D31A&index=5&feature=plpp_video

Congo (DRC):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqqmNA0al9Q&list=PL5275672923A6D31A&index=8&feature=plpp_video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foDvJ2CIdTI&list=PL5275672923A6D31A&index=9&feature=plpp_video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLV9szEu9Ag&list=PL5275672923A6D31A&index=7&feature=plpp_video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6os-YkHnvfA&list=PL5275672923A6D31A&index=10&feature=plpp_video

Nigeria:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjCcZ9ORxks&list=PL5275672923A6D31A&index=1&feature=plpp_video

Rwanda:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKXHK74qLdg&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-Fl89XOud8&feature=related


Unit 7: Democracy/Model U.N.
Research on your specific country:
(Best sites are in bold)

Up-to-date Country Updates: For a basic historical background
http://www.europeanforum.net/country_updates

CIA World Factbook: For statistics and demographics (literacy rates, education, etc.)
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

BBC News Country Profiles: For a basic background
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm

Democracy Web Interactive Map: Shows how democratic your country is
http://www.democracyweb.org/map-of-freedom

Amnesty: Click on the most recent report to see how your country is doing with human rights
http://www.amnesty.org/en/human-rights

Freedom House "Freedom in the World" Map: Shows how free your country is
http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=363&year=2011

Index of Economic Freedom Maps and Charts:
http://www.heritage.org/index/ranking

International Human Development Indicators Country Profiles:
http://hdr.undp.org/en/data/profiles/

Your Better Life Index: Creates graphics and visuals based on countries' quality of life
http://oecdbetterlifeindex.org/

Human Rights Watch: For in-depth articles
http://www.hrw.org/

March of Democracy: See 4000 years of democracy in 90 seconds
http://www.mapsofwar.com/ind/march-of-democracy.html

National Geographic Quality of Life Interactive Maps:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/earthpulse/quality-of-life.html

Gender Map and Country Profiles: Shows gender equality and inequality around the world
http://genderindex.org/content/sigi-world-map

Worldmapper: Cool site that manipulates maps according to various factors (global health, education, poverty, etc.)
http://www.worldmapper.org/textindex/text_index.html

Resources for Iraq/ISIS:

Start here:
http://www.attn.com/stories/74/confused-about-isis-simple-explanation (easier version)
http://www.vox.com/cards/things-about-isis-you-need-to-know (more advanced version)

How ISIS Works:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/09/16/world/middleeast/how-isis-works.html

More ISIS infographics:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/06/12/world/middleeast/the-iraq-isis-conflict-in-maps-photos-and-video.html


Iraqi Democracy:

Start here:

https://freedomhouse.org/country/iraq#.VW9911zBzGc (Freedom House rating for Iraq)
http://www.hrw.org/world-report/2014/country-chapters/iraq

More articles:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/12/opinion/mosul-falls-to-isis-endangering-iraqs-democracy.html?_r=0

http://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2014/06/20/war-without-end-why-iraq-can-never-be-a-stable-democracy/