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posted Nov 4, 2013, 2:27 PM by Unknown user

Middle East Current Event

Colin Kerivan


In the last few months Iran has been in a great depression. The citizens have been working hard to try to earn enough just to survive. They are trying to become a new world power. They are arguing with the other world powers to become one.


This links to our economics unit, because the citizens are trying to answer the three economic questions for a business. What to produce, how to produce it, and for whom to produce it to.


SS7E5 The student will analyze different economic systems.

a. Compare how traditional, command, and market economies answer the economic questions of (1) what to produce, (2) how to produce, and (3) for whom to produce.

b. Explain how most countries have a mixed economy located on a continuum between pure market and pure command.

c. Compare and contrast the economic systems in Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.


http://www.cnn.com/CNNI/Programs/mme/archive/


 

 

 

Suicide Bombers Attack Sunni Leader During Banquet- Arian

posted Nov 4, 2013, 8:01 AM by Unknown user

By- Arian

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/30/world/meast/iraq-violence/index.html?hpt=imi_c2



Two suicide bombers attacked a Sunni leader about 70 kilometers north of Baghdad. They attacked him at a banquet and killed 22 people while injuring 15 more.



This relates to our standards because it shows how religion has caused problems in SWA. The suicide bombers were probably Shia and were trying to murder the Sunni leader.




SS7H2 The student will analyze continuity and change in Southwest Asia (Middle East) leading to the 21st century.


c. Describe how land and religion are reasons for continuing conflicts in the Middle East.

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posted Nov 3, 2013, 1:47 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 3, 2013, 1:47 PM ]

Israel strikes two sites in Gaza

By:Adriana


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/15/world/middleeast/israel-strikes-2-gaza-sites-hours-before-talks-start.html?pagewanted%3Dall&_r=0

Israel strikes the Gaza strip a Palestinian territory. Palestinians say they are working to have their own independent state on the coast of Israel. Palestinians are making construction in the west bank and east Jerusalem. Israelis are slowly trying to make peace. Israelis recently released Palestinian prisoners.

This relates to our standards because the Palestinians and Israelis don’t get along. Palestinians are now suffering what Israelis went through. Palestinians are making their own independent state in Israel.This is why the article relates to the standards.


SS7H2 The student will analyze continuity and change in Southwest Asia (Middle East) leading to the 21st century.

b. Explain the historical reasons for the establishment of the modern State of Israel in 1948; include the Jewish religious connection to the land, the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, and Zionism in Europe.

c. Describe how land and religion are reasons for continuing conflicts in the Middle East.



South West Asia Current Events Report

posted Nov 2, 2013, 4:52 PM by Unknown user

Parth


After quite a while, Iran and the United States finally start on their nuclear negotiations in Geneva. The new Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani talked in a suspenseful fifteen minute phone call and reopen a line of communication that has been closed for more than thirty years. The new Iranian president clearly wants to establish trust between the two country, but however, that will be no easy feat. A long time of arguing between the two countries will take a while to settle. There is also the nuclear problem which will be no easy task. In addition to the Us opening up the exportation channels, Iran would need to agree to the closure of some of its nuclear facilities. A partial deal will be struck and Iran will have a little connection with the west once again.


This is related to the standards because it has to do with trade. What I mean is the United States is wanting to trade with Iran because Iran has a lot of oil. Also, Iran is a prat of OPEC which is an organization (also could be called a confederation) that helps manage the amount of oil drilled in the Earth. Finally, the United States first had an embargo with Iran. Now, they are willing to open up a little since there is a new president.




http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/15/opinion/iran-nuclear-talks-ghadar/index.html?hpt=imi_r1


SS7E6 The student will explain how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Southwest Asia (Middle East).

a. Explain how specialization encourages trade between countries.

b. Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers, such as tariffs, quotas, and embargos.

c. Explain the primary function of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

d. Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currencies between nations.


In Iraq, a bushel of problems threaten stability By: Chesley Lucas

posted Nov 2, 2013, 3:34 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 10, 2013, 3:05 PM by Mister Parker ]

 Only two short years since the U.S army's extraction from Iraq to help destroy the Al Qaeda. Since then the conditions there had steadily increased for the worst this is because the government is controlled by Sunni Muslim controlled but the majority of people are Shia Muslims to add on to the trouble Iraq is a command economy. The difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims is the Sunni Muslims believe that Muhammad’s authority should be passed to a person who knows the religion but the Shia believe that Muhammad’s gifts are passed down through his genes. On November 1st 2013 an Al Quad-ea suicide bomber bombed a coffee shop in Iraq. Now Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is in Washington to beg for help from the United States in battling the al Qaeda.  

    This relates to our standards because we studied how the U.S helped established a government in Iraq. We learned that Iraq’s government is Sunni controlled so this causes a lot of conflict. We also learned that Iraq is a demand economy.        


 http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/01/world/meast/iraq-five-danger-signs/index.html?hpt=imi_c1

How the Web spreads anti-Semitism

posted Nov 2, 2013, 3:15 PM by Unknown user

Yash R. 4th period



http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/18/opinion/goldhagen-anti-semitism-internet/index.html?iref=allsearch

This article is about anti-Semitism. Many people around the world are using digital technology, like social networks, to be racist against Jews. These people come from mainly, Brazil, Nigeria, China, and arab countries. This is causing a higher rate in anti-Semitism but people are fighting it legally by asking internet providers and search engines to prohibit hate against Jews.

This article relates to our standards because we talked about anti-Semitism(which is basically racism against Jews). This also relates to our standards because this is one of the main reasons that the Jews had to create a new country

History

SS7H2 The student will analyze continuity and change in Southwest Asia (Middle East) leading to the 21st century.

a. Explain how European partitioning in the Middle East after the breakup of the Ottoman Empire led to regional conflict.

b. Explain the historical reasons for the establishment of the modern State of Israel in 1948; include the Jewish religious connection to the land, the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, and Zionism in Europe.

c. Describe how land and religion are reasons for continuing conflicts in the Middle East.

d. Explain U.S. presence and interest in Southwest Asia; include the Persian Gulf conflict and invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.


Suicide Bombings in Iraq - Olivia D.

posted Nov 2, 2013, 9:13 AM by Unknown user

Standard: Wars in SWA


In al-Tarmiya, on a Tuesday night banquet, there were two suicide bombers who attacked the house of a Sunni Leader and ended up killing 22 people and seriously injuring 15 people. The next day another incident emerged when 9 people were killed and 25 were wounded. Many people have tried to help the harmed people but were either killed or injured while trying to help.

This topic relates to our standards because the US isat war right now trying to stop terrorist like this and now we will have to focus and make sure we aren't attacked by Iraq while we are making sure we won't be attacked my Afghanistan.

SS7G8 The student will describe the diverse cultures of the people who live in Southwest Asia (Middle East).

a. Explain the differences between an ethnic group and a religious group.

b. Explain the diversity of religions within the Arabs, Persians, and Kurds.

c. Compare and contrast the prominent religions in Southwest Asia (Middle East): Judaism, Islam, and Christianity.

d. Explain the reason for the division between Sunni and Shia Muslims.

e. Evaluate how the literacy rate affects the standard of living.

Israel strikes Gaza, claims hits on 2 rocket launchers

posted Nov 1, 2013, 9:44 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 1, 2013, 9:45 PM ]

The Israelis launched an attack and hit the Gaza Strip right on the spot on October 28th, 2013.  CNN was told by the Palestinian security in Gaza that the two rockets that were fired at them hit a training camp just west of Gaza City.  The medical sources reported that there were no injuries.  The Israeli military said that the strikes came right after they had intercepted a missile that came from the The aftermath of an Israeli air strike on October 28, 2013 in Beit Lahia in northern Gaza.Gaza Strip and targeted Ashkelon.  Lt. Col. Peter claimed that the air strike launched was an immediate response to the terrorist aggression and its infrastructure in Gaza.

This article relates to our standards of Southwest Asia because it gives an example of the ongoing conflict between the Israeli Jews and the Arab Palestinians.  The Israelis came here because of their religious connection to the land, Zionism, anti-Semitism, and the Holocaust.  And the Arabs want this land because of their historical connection to the land.  More aggression is spreading between the Israelis and the Arabs because of their land and their religion.


Standards-

SS7H2 The student will analyze continuity and change in Southwest Asia (Middle East) leading to the 21st century.

b. Explain the historical reasons for the

establishment of the modern State of Israel in 1948; include the Jewish

religious connection to the land, the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, and Zionism in

Europe.

c. Describe how land and religion are reasons

for continuing conflicts in the Middle East.



http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/28/world/meast/israel-gaza-airstrike/index.html?iref=allsearch



'Burka Avenger',a fight against the Taliban for girls' education.

posted Oct 31, 2013, 8:23 PM by Unknown user


http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/pakistani-superhero-burka-avenger-new



Meet the Burka Avenger! The new ally of Malala Yousafzai. During the day, she’s a mild-mannered schoolteacher named Jiya, but when thugs try to shut down her girls’ school, she will transform into a burka superhero to save her school. A few months ago Pakistan made a new television show about  Malala Yousafzai’s fight for education for girls. Malala is a 15-year-old advocate, who was shot by the Taliban. Pakistan will go to extraordinary lengths to keep from receiving an education.



In class we discussed how the Taliban came into power,but were removed on September 11th,2001. The Taliban is still there though, and we all hope that this series will influence the Taliban to be less aggressive. This all ties in with the fact that the U.S invaded Afghanistan trying to find Osama Bin Laden who was protected by the Taliban. This also relates to the standards because, the TV show creators are trying to show that people should care about education which is investing in human capital. This will raise the GDP of Pakistan.


YouTube Video

Standards:


SS7H2 The student will analyze continuity and change in Southwest Asia (Middle East) leading to the 21st century.

d. Explain U.S. presence and interest in Southwest Asia; invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.



SS7E7 The student will describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Iran.

a. Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training) and gross domestic product (GDP).

Here is the trailer to the TV show!!!

Hope you enjoy it!!!

All Syrian Chemical Weapons Destroyed- Ayesha C.

posted Oct 31, 2013, 8:05 AM by Unknown user

    Syria has recently broken a promise to be chemical weapon free. In private, the country has been creating WMDs and hiding them. When we suspected the non-tolerable weapons and inspected, they had moved all equiptmen to one of 23 sights. The U.S. has been to 21 of them. Most people have considered this the "most challenging mission ever" due to their cleverness and our fear of nuclear war breakout. However, on November 15th, a huge step will be made towards peace as we adress the plan to destoy the chemical weapons.

    This article relates to the last section of this standard due to the Invasion of Afghanistan. The Invasion of Afghanistan took place because we thought that they had been creating chemical weapons instead of Syria.

SS7H2 The student will analyze continuity and change in Southwest Asia (Middle East) leading to the 21st century.

a. Explain how European partitioning in the Middle East after the breakup of the Ottoman Empire led to regional conflict.

b. Explain the historical reasons for the establishment of the modern State of Israel in 1948; include the Jewish religious connection to the land, the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, and Zionism in Europe.

c. Describe how land and religion are reasons for continuing conflicts in the Middle East.

d. Explain U.S. presence and interest in Southwest Asia; include the Persian Gulf conflict and invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

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