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Small Wars Project
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WHY FIGHT?Should we stay or should we go in Afghanistan?
Students completing the project will be able to articulate an informed, credible position on the question
"How should the U.S. proceed in Afghanistan?
Students will first establish the nature, scope and context of the small war strategies employed by American presidents over the last 115 years. Second, they will judge the extent to which these wars adhered to the Powell Doctrine, Max Boot's thesis as developed in
The Savage Wars of Peace
, and the Principles of Just Wars. Third, students will use insights gained from their study of small wars to analyze the War in Afghanistan and make recommendations about how the U.S should proceed.
Students will continue to refine their research strategies while selecting credible sources that offer information and expert opinion related to their research questions. Students will develop a position on the project question and develop persuasive arguments to support their position. Written and oral arguments will be published using the wikispaces and podcast technology.
PART I: SMALL WAR TOPICS
SMALL WAR TOPICS
Task I is due Friday, November 18
Task II is due Tuesday, November 22
Task III is due Tuesday, November 29
Task IV is due Friday, December 2
PART II: To what extent
were the small wars Just Wars?
How Should the U.S. Proceed In Afghanistan?
Rubric for Small War Wiki:
•Answers to project questions are accurate and complete.
•Information and expert opinion are selected from the
LC resources and are cited accurately with the credibility precisely stated.
·Maps, banners and photos are
caption and cited.
•Project questions are answered fully in extended power paragraphs.spelling
•Writing is edited for spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors.
*Works cited follow each task
Required LC e-books and Databases:
CIAO--Columbia International Affairs Online (Golden Rod Sheet)
Global issues in Context (Golden Rod Sheet)
World at War (Golden Rod Sheet)
Maps 101 (Golden Rod Sheet)
Americans at War (ebooks--Gold Sheet)
Cold War Reference Library (ebooks--Gold Sheet)
Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity (ebooks--Gold Sheet)
Encyclopedia of War and American Society (ebooks--Gold Sheet)
Maps 101 (Goldenrod Sheet)APImages (Goldenrod Sheet)
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