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International Relations and Diplomacy

Statathe Levant- has been engaged ina war of terror against the 

governments of Syria and Iraq.  ISIS has gone further, threatening any nation they 

believe stands in the way of their goals.

This homework assignment will help you explore the level of the threat posed by ISIS. 

Note: news sources often just refer to ISIS as “IS”-which is short for Islamic State

Complete written answers to the following:

1.find out what ISIS is and who as joined them (what specific groups of people or types 

of people have joined this group?);

2.identify where ISIS operates. Be as specific as you can here. Where in Syria or Iraq 

are they causing the most trouble?

3. Describe the goal of ISIS: what is ISIS trying to achieve?

4. In your opinion, does the goal of ISIS pose a threat to the United States?

5.In your opinion, should the United States pay more attention to the situation in the 

Ukraine or the Ebola Virus?

The following BBC articles will help you.  If you have any trouble with th e reading level 

of these articles, please see me when you can-I can help!:

Syria/Iraq: The Islamic State Militant Group at http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-

east-24179084

The Rise of Islamic State at http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28116033

Islamic State: Where does jihadist group get its support? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29004253

Iraq Crisis: Islamic State accused of Ethnic Cleansing  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-

middle-east-29026491

The situation in the Ukraine: Why is Ukraine at War? At 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28969784

Why Ebola is so Dangerous at http://www.bbc.com/news/world-af

HELPFUL VIDEOS

IRAQ WAR EXPLAINED

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQPlREDW-Ro 

SYRIAN WAR EXPLAINED

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5H5w3_QTG0

REFUGEE CRISIS 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvOnXh3NN9w 

 

09.16.15 - The Middle East in the Modern Era

HW: Finish the packet and finish the questions at the end.

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09.15.15 - Intro to the Middle East

HW:  Read pages ii-8 in the packet given in class.  Complete questions 1-6 at end of packet.

09.10.15 - The Sunni-Shia Divide

recap:  We looked a little deeper into what exactly is the Islamic State.  We analyzed a few political cartoons concerning President Obama and his handling of it.

Homework:  Please click on this link The Sunni-Shia Divide.  Read the section "Origins of the Schism" and "Practicing the Faith."

When you finish reading: Create a venn diagram comparing and contrasting Sunni and Shia interpretations of Islam.

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09.08.15- Welcome to International Relations!

recap: Today we went over the possible pathways this course will take us this trimester. We also brainstormed current events of global significance and evaluated the challenges they pose to the US and the world.

Homework: The Threat Posed by ISIS

Our first major unit this trimester will focus on the Middle East.  

For the past year, the group known as ISIS-also known as the Islamic State, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant- has been engaged in a war of terror against the governments of Syria and Iraq.  ISIS has gone further, threatening any nation they believe stands in the way of their goals.

This homework assignment will help you explore the level of the threat posed by ISIS.

Note: news sources often just refer to ISIS as “IS”-which is short for Islamic State

Complete written answers to the following:

1.find out what ISIS is and who as joined them (what specific groups of people or types of people have joined this group?)

2.identify where ISIS operates. Be as specific as you can here. Where in Syria or Iraq are they causing the most trouble?

3. Describe the goal of ISIS: what is ISIS trying to achieve?

4. In your opinion, does the goal of ISIS pose a threat to the United States?

5. In your opinion, should the United States instead pay more attention to the refugee crisis in Europe or the economic crisis in China?

The following BBC articles will help you.  If you have any trouble with the reading level of these articles, please see me when you can-I can help!:

Syria/Iraq: The Islamic State Militant Group

The Rise of Islamic State

Islamic State: Where does jihadist group get its support?

Iraq Crisis: Islamic State accused of Ethnic Cleansing  

The Refugee Migrant Crisis in Hungary

China Poses Threat to Global Growth 

 


Stateof Iraq and the Levant- has been engaged ina war of terror against the 

governments of Syria and Iraq.  ISIS has gone further, threatening any nation they 

believe stands in the way of their goals.

This homework assignment will help you explore the level of the threat posed by ISIS. 

Note: news sources often just refer to ISIS as “IS”-which is short for Islamic State

Complete written answers to the following:

1.find out what ISIS is and who as joined them (what specific groups of people or types 

of people have joined this group?);

2.identify where ISIS operates. Be as specific as you can here. Where in Syria or Iraq 

are they causing the most trouble?

3. Describe the goal of ISIS: what is ISIS trying to achieve?

4. In your opinion, does the goal of ISIS pose a threat to the United States?

5.In your opinion, should the United States pay more attention to the situation in the 

Ukraine or the Ebola Virus?

The following BBC articles will help you.  If you have any trouble with th e reading level 

of these articles, please see me when you can-I can help!:

Syria/Iraq: The Islamic State Militant Group at http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-

east-24179084

The Rise of Islamic State at http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28116033

Islamic State: Where does jihadist group get its support? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29004253

Iraq Crisis: Islamic State accused of Ethnic Cleansing  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-

middle-east-29026491

The situation in the Ukraine: Why is Ukraine at War? At 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28969784

Why Ebola is so Dangerous at http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-26835233All summer, the group known as ISIS-also known as the Islamic State, or the Islamic

Stateof Iraq and the Levant- has been engaged ina war of terror against the 

governments of Syria and Iraq.  ISIS has gone further, threatening any nation they 

believe stands in the way of their goals.

This homework assignment will help you explore the level of the threat posed by ISIS. 

Note: news sources often just refer to ISIS as “IS”-which is short for Islamic State

Complete written answers to the following:

1.find out what ISIS is and who as joined them (what specific groups of people or types 

of people have joined this group?);

2.identify where ISIS operates. Be as specific as you can here. Where in Syria or Iraq 

are they causing the most trouble?

3. Describe the goal of ISIS: what is ISIS trying to achieve?

4. In your opinion, does the goal of ISIS pose a threat to the United States?

5.In your opinion, should the United States pay more attention to the situation in the 

Ukraine or the Ebola Virus?

The following BBC articles will help you.  If you have any trouble with th e reading level 

of these articles, please see me when you can-I can help!:

Syria/Iraq: The Islamic State Militant Group at http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-

east-24179084

The Rise of Islamic State at http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28116033

Islamic State: Where does jihadist group get its support? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29004253

Iraq Crisis: Islamic State accused of Ethnic Cleansing  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-

middle-east-29026491

The situation in the Ukraine: Why is Ukraine at War? At 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28969784

Why Ebola is so Dangerous at http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-26835233

Stateof Iraq and the Levant- has been engaged ina war of terror against the 

governments of Syria and Iraq.  ISIS has gone further, threatening any nation they 

believe stands in the way of their goals.

This homework assignment will help you explore the level of the threat posed by ISIS. 

Note: news sources often just refer to ISIS as “IS”-which is short for Islamic State

Complete written answers to the following:

1.find out what ISIS is and who as joined them (what specific groups of people or types 

of people have joined this group?);

2.identify where ISIS operates. Be as specific as you can here. Where in Syria or Iraq 

are they causing the most trouble?

3. Describe the goal of ISIS: what is ISIS trying to achieve?

4. In your opinion, does the goal of ISIS pose a threat to the United States?

5.In your opinion, should the United States pay more attention to the situation in the 

Ukraine or the Ebola Virus?

The following BBC articles will help you.  If you have any trouble with th e reading level 

of these articles, please see me when you can-I can help!:

Syria/Iraq: The Islamic State Militant Group at http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-

east-24179084

The Rise of Islamic State at http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28116033

Islamic State: Where does jihadist group get its support? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29004253

Iraq Crisis: Islamic State accused of Ethnic Cleansing  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-

middle-east-29026491

The situation in the Ukraine: Why is Ukraine at War? At 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28969784

Why Ebola is so Dangerous at http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-26835233