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Current Events Period 7

millions of illegal migrant workers being deported from Saudi Arabia -Sara K.

posted Nov 6, 2013, 7:35 AM by Unknown user

Nearly a million Bangladeshis, Indians, Filipinos, Nepalis, Pakistanis and Yemenis have  been deported from saudi Arabia in the past three months. This is supposed  to increase availability of jobs for the saudi men, and decrease the 12% unemployment rate. any companies caught with illegal workers can be charged with fines, and prison.


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.


This article is describing  the needs, and wants of saudi arabia's economy. it is also describing how different countries, and their people can influence the state of a countries economy and how its resources can attract immigrant human capital.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24810033


United States Exit Strategy From Afghanistan

posted Nov 2, 2013, 4:05 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 2, 2013, 4:08 PM ]

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/21/opinion/an-exit-strategy-from-afghanistan.html?_r=0

The United States is still looking for away out of its 12 year old military commitment in Afghanistan, trying to avoid a stalemate. It has been concluded a while ago that war could not end by military victory, but by a negotiated settlement. Part of their exit strategy is to make a bilateral security agreement between the two nations, and a political settlement with the Taliban. Unfortunately it is not promised that once American forces leave that the Taliban would not gain ground, at least in rural areas.


This article relates to this standard because it describes how the United States has been involved in and trying to exit Afghanistan. It also tells how American forces haven’t left yet because if they do, they believe the Taliban would take over.


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; include the Persian Gulf conflict and invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Kelsey P

Israeli planes strike Syrian military base

posted Nov 2, 2013, 9:53 AM by Unknown user

    This article is about the the Israelis striking a military base near the Syrian port city of Latakia. The target was missiles and related equipment that was believed by the Israelis would be transferred to the militant group Hezbollah. The timing of the attack is confused to be of Wednesday or Thursday of this week. Israel has been accused many other times this year of launching airstrikes inside Syria. This article shows the violence of attacking Syria unexpectantly.

    This article follows the Unit 2 Standard, Modern history in SW Asia.

    This relates to the standard because of all the fighting that's been going on in SWA, such as the arguing of the Israelis and Palestinians. The Israeli strike at the Syrian military base shows how there's always two or more countries in conflict and in this case its between the Israelis and the Syrians. In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict the two ethnic groups, Palestinian and Israeli had conflict. 


By: Niya D.

Syrian Rebels Warn Against Talks With Regime

posted Nov 2, 2013, 8:48 AM by Unknown user

http://cnn.org/2013/10/27/world/meast/syria-civil-war/index.html?hpt=imi_c2


A couple days ago, 19 Syrian rebel groups warned against peace talks with the Bashar- al Assad regime. The decision is now delayed. Syrian rebels continue to fight their oppositions.



The current event is reflected on this standard because the Syrian rebels are fighting the Bashar- al Assad dictatorship. They want to create a democracy since it is ruled by the people. The Syrian Civil War really started when Britain and France created artificial borders that created many conflicts.



SS7CG4 The student will compare and contrast various forms of government. a. Describe the ways government systems distribute power: unitary, confederation, and federal. b. Explain how governments determine citizen participation: autocratic, oligarchic, and democratic.


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.


Poojan M

Israel Hits Gaza with 2 Rocket Launchers

posted Nov 2, 2013, 8:27 AM by Unknown user

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


Israel Hits Gaza with 2 Rocket Launchers


This article is about Israel attacking Gaza early Monday morning on October 28th with to rockets. The first rocket did not hurt anybody, and neither did the second rocket. Israel did this to send a political message for them to stop terrorizing the country and say that they will get payback if they do get terrorized again. Israel plans on setting off bombs underground in an underground tunnel they found the previous week.


This event relates to SW Asia having conflict with other countries around it because there has been lots of conflict throughout the last couple hundred years, due to everything from wars to bombings to rocket launchers. This event connects to historical events because every little thing a country does makes a difference in the world and will eventually lead up to something big. This relates to religious conflict because most people who live in Gaza are Muslim and most people who live in Israel are Jewish. Each of the countries fight for their religion, especially when other people try to take it away.




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.


Israel Strikes Gaza Strip, Claims Hit on 2 Rocket Launchers

posted Nov 1, 2013, 7:02 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 1, 2013, 7:24 PM ]

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/28/world/meast/israel-gaza-airstrike/index.html?hpt=wo_bn8



On Monday, October 28, an Israeli airstrike took out two hidden Palestinian rocket launchers in the Gaza Strip. The Israelis retaliated when their Iron Dome defense system shot down a rocket above the city of Ashkelon, the rocket had been fired from the Gaza Strip. Another rocket was launched and landed somewhere in the area and has not been located yet. There were no injuries reported.



This article relates to the standard because the Israelis and Palestinians are at conflict again because of land and religion. The Palestinians bombed Israel, and then the Israelis bombed them back. That is a good example of why they do not like each other.



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.



by: Matthew S


Israel Strikes Gaza Strip

posted Nov 1, 2013, 5:45 PM by Unknown user


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


This article is about an Israeli air strike that hit the Gaza Strip. The air strike occurred on Monday, October 28th, and it hit two concealed rocket launchers, which struck a training camp west of Gaza City. Luckily, no injuries or deaths were reported.



This article connects to our standards because we learned where the Gaza Strip was. We also learned about how the Gaza Strip caused tension in the Middle East.


SS7G5 The student will locate selected features in Southwestern Asia (Middle East.

a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: Euphrates River, Jordan River, Tigris River, Suez Canal, Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Arabian Sea, Red Sea, and Gaza Strip


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

Women who defied Saudi driving ban fear repercussions

posted Nov 1, 2013, 4:01 PM by Unknown user


http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/28/world/meast/saudi-women-drivers/index.html?hpt=imi_c2



A few days ago these women in Saudi Arabia fear that they are being followed and investigated by the country’s secret police, who participated in the October 26 Women’s Driving Campaign. Some said that cars were parked outside their houses. About 41 women drove that day and now they’re worried about what will happen next since they’re not allowed to drive. Saudi Arabia still doesn't know what to do with this if women should be able to drive or not.



This article connects to the standards because we learn about the rights that people have in other countries. Also, if they don't have that many rights if its because of the religion or because of the government.




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

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.


Car bomb kills dozens in Iraq

posted Nov 1, 2013, 5:41 AM by Unknown user

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/27/world/meast/iraq-violence/index.html?hpt=imi_c2


A car bomb kills dozens in Iraq


At least 35 people were killed and over 100 were wounded in a series of car bombs in Baghdad on Sunday the 27th of October. In the city of Mosul 9 people were killed and 14 others were badly wounded. A parked car exploded outside of the al-Rafidain Bank. Other explosions occurred and appeared to target Shiites as well.


this connects to the conflict in the middle east due to the artificial borders made by the French and British in world war two. over the past 60 years this has caused many different conflicts like the persian gulf war, and the afghanistan war.
 
Ryan G

Airstrike on the Gaza Strip

posted Oct 30, 2013, 2:38 PM by Unknown user


http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/28/world/meast/israel-gaza-airstrike/index.html?hpt=wo_bn8




On Monday October 28, 2013, an Israeli airstrike hit two concealed rocket launchers in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military said that the strikes came after their defense system intercepted a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip. Luckily and thankfully no people were killed or wounded.




SS7G5 The student will locate selected features in Southwestern Asia (Middle East).

a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: Euphrates River, Jordan River, Tigris River, Suez Canal, Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Arabian Sea, Red Sea, and Gaza Strip.

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.


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