Second Chance Learning this Friday
(Activity's and Handouts are below)
(Activity's and Handouts are below)
After being initially besieged by the forces of the Yugoslav People's Army, Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was besieged by the Army of Republika Srpska from 5 April 1992 to 29 February 1996 (1,425 days) during the Bosnian War. The siege lasted three times longer than the Battle of Stalingrad and more than a year longer than the Siege of Leningrad. After Bosnia and Herzegovina had declared independence from Yugoslavia, the Bosnian Serbs—whose strategic goal was to create a new Bosnian Serb state of Republika Srpska (RS) that would include parts of Bosnian territory—encircled Sarajevo with a siege force of 13,000 stationed in the surrounding hills. From there they assaulted the city with artillery, tanks and small arms. From 2 May 1992, the Serbs blockaded the city. The Bosnian government defense forces (ARBiH) inside the besieged city, numbering some 70,000 troops, were poorly equipped and unable to break the siege. A total of 13,952 people were killed during the siege, including 5,434 civilians. The ARBiH suffered 6,137 fatalities, while Bosnian Serb military casualties numbered 2,241 soldiers killed. The 1991 census indicates that before the siege the city and its surrounding areas had a population of 525,980. There are estimates that prior to the siege the population in the city proper was 435,000. The current estimates of the number of persons living in Sarajevo range from between 300,000 to 380,000. After the war, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted two Serb officials for numerous counts of crimes against humanity committed during the siege. Stanislav Galić and Dragomir Milošević were sentenced to life imprisonment and 29 years imprisonment respectively. One of the 11 indictments against Radovan Karadžić, the former president of the Republika Srpska, is for the siege.[
The explosion at Chernobyl was ten times worse than that at Hiroshima and was due to a combination of human error and imperfect technology. Using a real-time split-screen format reminiscent of the hit series, 24, this program examines the 60 critical minutes leading up to the explosion at the power station on 26th April 1986. Each minute unfolds narrating the events from the perspectives of key characters involved including Chernobyl's deputy chief engineer and his staff in the control room as well as innocent bystanders, the wife of one of Chernobyl's workers and two fishermen working in Chernobyl's warm waste waters. With an extraordinary combination of drama and state of the art CGI graphics, Disaster at Chernobyl climaxes with the re-construction of the final seconds leading to the disaster, the explosion itself and its terrifying aftermath.
Death of Communism in Eastern Europe Activity
Today's highlighted country will be Russia. We will begin with a history of Russia and the political and cultural divides that existed between Eastern and Western European countries. I will assign you to one of the 3 groups and you will work on your assigned group individually. After you finish your work you will work with members of the other assigned groups to complete the assignment. Please click here to begin RUSSIA
Read the article above and then watch the video on the right before answering the questions below.
1.What are the major concerns associated with the refugees in Eastern Europe?
2.What policies are being praised/criticized by the EU and Eastern European countries by this crisis?
3.What are possible solutions to the crisis?
Today we will view and discuss the Power Point highlighting Eastern Europe and label the countries we talk about on our Map. Then we will watch the 10 minute video featuring some of the cities/countries we discussed.