AFRICA AND THE WEST / ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST
One source per question is ok.
1- What resources were/are available in various regions in Africa? How did this impact the area’s history?
2- Why do you think there has been a resurgence of interest in native (or, indigenous) religions in recent times? What reasons make you think that the interest will last? What reasons suggest that the interest may be short-lived?
3- Which nations colonized various areas of Africa? How did this later impact the culture/trade/economy of each?
4- Why have civil wars and instances of genocide taken place in African nations? What has been done to address these issues?
5- When was the State of Israel formed? What happened to the Palestinians who were living on that land?
6- What was the reaction of other nations (in the Middle East and in the West) to the creation of Israel?
7- Let’s also analyze the Israeli victory in the Six-Day War (1967) and assess its impact on Israelis and Arabs alike. What was its impact on international politics?
Browse this website for a fascinating look at this significant event in Middle Eastern history: http://www.sixdaywar.org/
8- What were some of the reasons that led to the creation of the state of Israel? Were they all religious? Or were there political reasons?