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4.6 Why Study History?

What is the purpose of History?  Why study it?  But we should also look into HOW it is studied.  What should be explored?  Basically, look into the study of history and how it fits within a society's educational standards.  Consider your HI, but also reflect on ALL of your previous history classes & lessons.  What proved useful and rewarding?  What was pointless?  Are there any components that proved useful upon further reflection?

4.5 Exporting Democracy (5-23-14)

What obligation does the United States have in promoting democracy?  Can democracy be “exported” or must it emerge from within a nation?  Are governments either democratic or undemocratic, or is there a spectrum?  Or, simply consider the USA's role as the world's "policeman" since WWII.  Was it justified and does it continue to be so?  What ramifications are there if the USA reverts to isolationist polcies?  Consider India as well.

4.4 Democracy (5-9-14)

Is it always the best form of government; for everyone, everywhere, and at all times?  Consider nationalism - especially within the former Yugoslavia, and even present-day Ukraine.  Small(er) ethnic groups within larger nations have been demanding independence via referendum and the right to self-determination.  What's the cost-benefit breakdown of such decisions?

4.3 Mo' Money (5-2-14)

You have a (legal) opportunity to make more money than your fellow workers, but it involves a degree of deception (lying - hiding the truth).  Do you do it?  Explain your reasoning.

4.2 Money (4-18-14)

Is money more of a burden or a benefit?  Consider what people do to get more.  Kill.  Rescue.  Cheat.  Loan.  Steal.  Donate.  Bribe.  Save.  Look into how it changes people when they either gain or lose large amounts.  Like religion, it creates extra support, but also divides people from one another.  Consider Goldilocks, taxation, interest (banking), and value (personal and societal).  

4.1 Blame & Responsibility (4-11-14)

Consider the beginning of the Cold War.  Accepting it as a 2-sided conflict with multiple perspectives therein, which "side" is more to blame and should be held responsible for the five decades of political, economic, and militaristic hostilities around the world?  Justify your answer with sufficient evidence and acknowledge opposing viewpoints.  Simple, 3-5 paragraph essay response should suffice.  1 page.  Single-Spaced.  12-point font.  1-inch margins.  Name in TR Corner.

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