The following is a collection of essays from this year's 8th grade history class about the issues they studied during the Spring of 2002. Their information was collected from a variety of sources, including the Internet; reference books; videos; interviews with relatives, school personnel, and officials at the embassies of Singapore and Italy; and periodicals.

These essays are intended to provide a global "sketch" of the issues of terrorism, poverty, and water viability; however, they are NOT intended to be used as resources, themselves. Visitors are encouraged to explore the resources listed after each essay to learn more about these important topics.

Table of Contents:


Terrorism
Group Topic
Becky/Celeste Terrorism & Government
Mo/Anna W Terrorism & Economics
Cally/Sarah N Terrorism & History
Alyia/Kate W Terrorism & Culture
Carolina/Lizzie Case Study: Terrorism Issues in the U.S.
Morgan/Anna S Case Study: Terrorism Issues in Italy
Jane Case Study: Terrorism Issues in Singapore
Jessica/Lesley K Case Study: Terrorism Issues in Nigeria


Poverty
Group Topic
Kate M/Halley Poverty & Geography
Britnai(/Ashley S) Poverty & Government
Fonda/Alexa Poverty & Economics
Ang Poverty & Culture
Ashley M/Cara Case Study: Poverty Issues in Singapore
Remy/Christina Case Study: Poverty Issues in Italy
Sarah C/Rachel Case Study: Poverty Issues in the U.S.
Katie L/Whitney Case Study: Poverty Issues in Nigeria


Water Viability
Group Topic
Julia C/Paulette Water & Geography
Becca/Katy K Water & Government
Julia H/Liz Water & History
Anya/Jeralyn Case Study: Water Issues in the U.S.
Diana/Alex Case Study: Water Issues in Singapore
Chrissy/Holland .............Case Study: Water Issues in Italy
Nafisa/Hillary Case Study: Water Issues in Nigeria