A great lecture on the Korean War, summarises the whole conflict in 16 minutes. Amazing!
As you listen to the lecture, answer the following questions. They will help you to focus on the most important details. Answer the questions on a separate sheet of paper and bring them to class on Friday, September 22nd.
1. What were the characteristics of Japanese rule in Korea from 1910 to 1945?
2. Who led North & South Korea after the Japanese were defeated?
3. What was China’s role on the conflict? Who was the leader in China at the time?
4. What were the events of June 25, 1950? What was the reaction to those events?
5. Who was Douglas MacArthur? What did he do? What was his relationship with Truman?
6. How does MacArthur manage to roll the UN/American troops into North Korea?
7. Why does MacArthur consider it important to control/bombard the Yalu River?
8. How does Chinese strategy force MacArthur to change his plans?
9. Why was MacArthur dismissed by Truman?
10: What’s your personal evaluation of this crisis?
What is North Korea like today? Let’s watch the following Ted Talk and discuss it. It’s good food for thought. 🙂
Here’s a very interesting page by the BBC to revise the Korean War.
It’s the dawn of a new project, a new challenge, a new experience for us in Senior 1. We are taking a plunge into the work of the League of Nations. Let’s warm up our engines watching this video made by History students.
Today you will be answering questions on the chapter of the League of Nations. Here are the instructions for the work:
You can work in pairs, with the person sitting next to you.
Create a post in your blog with the rubrics in this post and the questions.
Answer the questions in your blog. If you do not have access to a computer, you may start answering your questions on paper.
The final product, i.e. your answers, must be in a post in your blog.
We have read an overall description of who the leaders at Versailles were. Today you will first watch a video on the Paris Peace Conference and then you will have the chance of reading and listening to the conversations made by Senior 2 last year.
Choose ONE of the conversations after you listen to them and post them in your blog with a description of the conversation and the reasons why you chose that conversation.
After watching the video (as many times as you need) make a glossary of the following terms:
“I shall not easily forget those long winter nights in the front line. Darkness fell about four in the afternoon and dawn was not until eight next morning. These sixteen hours of blackness were broken by gun flashes, the gleam of star shells and punctuated by the scream of a shell or the sudden heart-stopping rattle of a machine-gun. The long hours crept by with leaden feet and sometimes it seemed as if time itself was dead.”
F. Noakes, in ‘The Distant Drum’
One can hardly imagine what living at war must be like. Most people who had to live through war agree on one point: life is never the same after war.
We shall now explore some aspects of the development of WW1.
Let’s begin by looking at the chronology of the war. Below, are two timelines that will help you analyse the main events during WW1.
Next, we will work on some aspects of life during the war.
Start by exploring trench life through the following animation.
Then, listen to one story from the ones provided here.
Your task is the following: as you look through the chronology, as you explore trench life as well as while listening to one soldier story of your choice, you should be taking down notes on a sheet of paper. That information will later be turned into a poster that you will post in your blog.