The book assigned to this issue is War by Sebastian Junger. It describes the reality of combat--the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. Through the experiences of these young men at war, Junger shows what it means to fight, to serve, and to face down mortal danger on a daily basis.
Blog Prompts for this Topic
11/13: Think about the theme assigned to your group. Answer the following questions for your first blog post.
11/25: Update on your progress and your thoughts about the topic. What new information have you learned about your topic?
12/04: Share the new understanding/knowledge you have gained in your recent reading research and the progress on your question responses.
12/10: Answer the following prompts.
Essential Questions to Answer:
Each of these topics are so vast it is impossible to cover all aspects in this course. However, you should be able to answer the following questions to demonstrate progress towards understanding this topic. You will need complete an annotated bibliography for each question's answer using at least three sources for your information. This information will be utilized in the written responses to each question. Further instructions will be provided on Echo.
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This is a 2005 documentary by Eugene Jarecki. It describes the rise and maintenance of the United States' military influence and its 50-year involvement with the wars led by the United States to date, especially its 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Watch an Overview of War in the Modern World (11/18)
Perspectives on War and Terrorism (11/24)