Most Useful Internet Sites:
Globalinks: 20th Century World Sites
Year by Year: 1900 to 2001
Historical Atlas of the 20th Century
20th Century History by the Decades
Historic Events of the 20th Century
Time Line of the 20th Century
Associated Press Time Line
Major Historical Events of the 20th Century
Great sites just for middle school kids: social studies
20TH CENTURY WORLD "The Birth of Israel" Questions
After reading pp511-14 of Enjoying Global History, consider these questions:
1. What did the British promise to the Jewish settlers in Palestine
who helped during WWI?
2. Why did the British fail to keep their promise?
3. What was the signifigance of the "white paper"?
4. How was Israel established?
5. What problems did the new nation face right away?
20TH CENTURY WORLD "When Worlds Collide: The War in Korea"
After reading pp516-21 of Enjoying Global History, consider these questions:
1. Why was Korea divided at the 38th parallel?
2. Why were the years 1948 and 1950 so important in this conflict?
3. How was the Soviet invasion of Korea similar to Japan's invasion of Manchuria before WWII? How did that previous experience affect our government's reaction to it?
4. How did the United Nations' reaction differ from the League of Nations before it?
5. Why did MacArthur and Truman have a falling out?
6. How did the outcome of the 1952 U.S. election affect the war?
7. How many years did the conflict last?
8. What was the result of the conflict?
9. Why is this war a "microcosm" of the Cold War?